If you’re anything like me, you cling to the last days of summer and try to squeeze in all your favourite things – barbecues, less formal clothing, freer schedules, sitting outside, long days – these are all things that I hate to see end every year. But with the winding down of summer, there is a new energy. We’ve already had some cooler nights, which remind us that fall is coming, and it’s time to get more serious about work life. For business owners, it may just be time to tackle some of the tough projects that you’ve been putting off. Before you start to get really busy again, think about whether you have all the resources that you need to get these projects done, or do you need a fresh perspective to help them get off the ground? A contract executive makes an ideal project manager because they can focus all of their time and energy on your project, not getting side-tracked with other issues.