The proposal tasks have been assigned for two weeks and a few contributing subject matter experts are overdue. The next Review is in two days. So, it’s probably a good time to pick up the phone. What do we say? If we start by reminding our colleagues about the deadline, they’ll probably tune us out.
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In the early 19th Century, Scottish lawyer-turned-geologist Sir Charles Lyell argued, “The present is the key to the past, and the past is the key to the future.” In other words, if we want to know what’s going to happen in the future, we look to the past, to its patterns. A more contemporary source,
Wouldn’t it be awesome if our proposals managed themselves? We’d have more time to spend on writing and reviewing and the producing the quality that buyers crave--not to mention more freedom to spend with family and friends and to pursue our passions. Most of us proposal managers have dreamed of such a world – only