Who is Chris?
With over 25 years of business experience, ranging from the smallest startups to the Fortune 500, I have seen a wide range of ways to build and manage teams. I have been an individual contributing member of project teams, a middle manager of substantial parts of major projects, and the leader of some huge teams (as many as 1,000).
From this experience, I have personally seen the worst and the best — the new boss without a clue and some of the most experienced and enlightened managers in the world. Throughout it all, I’ve learned a great deal. CLWill.com is my expression of that experience, my vehicle to share the lessons I’ve learned with the world. I hope you find it useful.
For more detail on my experience, history, and areas of expertise, please explore “more information” to the right.
What is CLWill.com?
Simply put, CLWill.com is the resource I wish I had when I started managing teams. I learned many things the hard way, trying and failing, sometimes succeeding. Sure I read a lot of books, but what I found most useful was the practical advice, the nuggets of wisdom that helped right when I needed it. And none of the “in the ideal world…” stuff, I wanted to know what works in the real world, in the small team I’m working with right now.
So, I decided to create a place where I could put it all. A brain-dump, if you will, of all the things I’ve learned over the last 25 years or so. But now, the web ads all kinds of neat features: key among them is indexing and searching. So not only does CLWill.com contain the information, but you can actually find it. Isn’t technology great?