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Diane Alsing is the executive business applications lead of Avanade, a management consulting company that works within the Microsoft ecosystem to help clients succeed in an ever-evolving digital landscape. Alsing has over two decades of leadership in technology and IT. Her previous roles include serving as a director at Experis and as a solution architect at Geneva Group. Throughout her career, she’s driven organizational growth and innovation, creating leading global and regional enterprise IT practices that have driven results for clients in various industries. An avid believer in continuous learning, Alsing just completed her Doctor of Engineering degree from George Washington University. She also serves on the board of directors for the Project Management Institute.
In addition to collaborative support from the top, Alsing says that effective project management requires other elements.
13 business leaders share their best practices for breaking through career and business challenges. As an unpredictable marketplace remains at the forefront across industries, it can be difficult for businesses and nonprofits to stay afloat at a sustainable rate. It is also stifling for professionals who feel stuck in their current roles—especially as it relates to personal career growth and longevity. Lack of funding and slow bureaucracy can cause any business team or professional to lose hope and become unmotivated to reach their short- and long-term goals. Here, 13 Fast Company Executive Board members each name one of the biggest challenges they have faced and how they made a breakthrough. Implementing their suggestions may help you and your team members overcome similar hardships.
16 ways to find a happy medium in reaching your personal and professional life goals. Working a nine-to-five career can be overwhelming depending on the types of responsibilities you have on your daily plate. Add to the mix, the pursuit of a certification or degree through continued education after work—while building on personal friendships or raising a new family—and it's understandable for anyone to feel burned out from a lack of work-life balance if they're struggling. Below, Fast Company Executive Board members each offer one tip for maintaining a healthy lifestyle while juggling work duties and attending evening classes.
Aug 24, 2023
Keep your eyes on the prize by applying these 18 tips. While success is attainable at various levels in a person's career, it doesn't just happen overnight—you have to work for it. You may even hit some bumps in the road along your journey, but any thought leader who has been in the game for a long time knows that business challenges and even failures are simply a part of the learning process. Here, 18 Fast Company Executive Board members offer their advice to other professionals who are trying to reach their short-term goals of the moment—both professional and personal.
Avanade is a management consulting company that works within the Microsoft ecosystem to help clients succeed in an ever-evolving digital landscape—and positively impact the world. Avanade was established over two decades ago by Accenture and Microsoft. Today, the company employs a team of 60,000 people who bring diverse expertise and skills to clients in various industries, including aviation, capital markets, and manufacturing—ultimately driving growth, innovation, and better workplaces.