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Andy Kaufman is an international speaker, author, and executive coach, and President of the Institute for Leadership Excellence & Development Inc. Andy works with organizations around the world, helping them improve their ability to deliver projects and lead teams.

Andy’s keynotes, workshops, and executive coaching services have reached tens of thousands of people from hundreds of companies over the years, helping them deliver their projects, become more confident leaders, take focused action, and deliver results. He brings a rich background of over 25 years of experience in executive management, technology, team leadership, project management, consulting, and coaching.

Andy is a certified trainer and author of "Navigating the Winds of Change: Staying on Course in Business & in Life", "Shining the Light on The Secret", and an e-book entitled "How to Organize Your Inbox & Get Rid of E-Mail Clutter", all published by Zurich Press. He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP®) and a member of the Project Management Institute (PMI®).

Andy is the publisher of the Horizon Time newsletter which is read by professionals around the world. He is also the host of The People and Projects Podcast which provides interviews and insights to help listeners lead people and deliver projects. The podcast focuses on the intersection of People and Projects--where work gets done in the real world.

Andy is a recognized expert on topics related to leadership, project management, managing conflict, networking, relationships, time management, teambuilding, and delivering results.

Meeting planners: Click here for information on how to book Andy for your upcoming event.

We invite you to visit our "Leadership in the Real World" blog for practical insights on leading projects and people.

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The Secret to Keeping Your Team Happy

I was recently asked if it is possible to keep everyone around you--your team, your family, your friends--happy all the time.

The obvious short answer is "No". You cannot make or keep everyone happy all the time. But my reason for the answer may not be as obvious.

The problem is not keeping everyone happy or all the time. The question to consider is, "Can we make… Continue

Posted on November 27, 2010 at 4:30pm — 2 Comments

Is Poor Communication The Single Biggest Cause of Project Failure?

“We have terrible communication around here!”

“This place is screwed up! I never know what’s going on!”

I regularly hear from project managers, sponsors, and other stakeholders that their biggest problems with delivery come down to communication. Could it be that poor communication is the single biggest factor to tanking projects?

A wise mentor once told me that when someone complains about poor…


Posted on November 23, 2010 at 7:00pm — 2 Comments

A Small Request that Lost Thousands of Dollars

It was a simple question served up to the customer service guy at the dealership I've gone to since buying a car there three years ago. It was time for routine maintenance and I had enough time to make the drive for the appointment.

"I was driving into the sun this morning and noticed the front windshield is kind of foggy. I know this isn't a typical request, but would you be able to have someone spray a little Windex on it for me?"

With only a…


Posted on November 16, 2010 at 2:56pm — 4 Comments

How to Improve Your Project Estimates

A recent question was asked on LinkedIn's project management Q&A regarding estimates. The person was asking the community how effective their estimates tend to be. Since leaders are regularly asked to come up with estimates, I'll share my response:

Thanks for serving up this question, Sam. It's one nearly every project…


Posted on November 8, 2010 at 1:17pm

One of the Top Ways to Improve Your Focus

One of my favorite quotes this year is from Dr. Howard Hendricks, an author, speaker and highly influential professor at Dallas Theological Seminary:

"If anything has kept me on track all these years, it is being skewed to this principle of center focus. There are many things that I…


Posted on October 13, 2010 at 11:59am

Those Entitled Millenials

Do you have a younger person on your team (or maybe even a boss) that, given the right day, can drive you crazy? They seem entitled. Perhaps flighty or scattered? Maybe even unprofessional at times?

Millenials (typically considered those born after 1980) are easy to bash.… Continue

Posted on October 11, 2010 at 10:28am — 2 Comments

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At 7:14am on February 15, 2011, Kelly Samodral said…


It has been noted that for real change to happen it needs to happen at all levels. There are those at management positions that have gotten there through the "old ways". These folks resist change and typically only give it lip service, how does John suggest getting them to embrace changing a system that put them in place?

At 6:45am on March 25, 2009, Somashree Bhattacharya said…
Hi Andy,

Thanks for connecting. Looking forward to learn a lot from you. Cheers!
At 11:31pm on January 28, 2009, Emy said…
Hi Andy,

I look forward to the following webcast tomorrow! It's About Relationships: Strategies for Leveraging Social Networking

At 4:27pm on January 23, 2009, Gary Baney said…

I know you - your face is VERY familiar. I grew up in Wheeling, IL and worked all over the Chicago area for a while. Please check out my profile at

If you can figure out where we know each other, let me know and send me an invitation for linkage.


- Baney
At 11:01am on January 14, 2009, Greg Gee said…
HI Andy, did you attend Bethel College in St. Paul?

At 12:57am on January 10, 2009, Abdul Mannan Barbhuiya said…
Dear Sir,

Thank you very much for connecting on PPMNG @ Ning. I am glad to have connected with a successful President like you. Be well, do good work and keep in touch.

I am an Open Networker. Please feel free to invite me to your network or group/community.

Regards, greetings and best wishes,

Abdul Mannan

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