May 17, 2017 | Insights | Helen S. Cooke

Project Managers Should Value Honesty Over Loyalty in Team Members

It’s about results, not lip service

There has been a lot of talk in the news lately — especially in the political arena — about picking leaders based on loyalty. It seems that sometimes, loyalty even takes the lead over ability and expertise. But then, that’s …

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  • May 4, 2017 | Insights

    Building More Trust in Today’s Business Landscape

    Leadership, business, and the need for trust

    A leader seeking success needs to be trusted. In study after study, research on leadership lists trust as a top trait, and studies have shown that when trust in a leader increases, productivity goes up and costs go down. As …

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  • April 19, 2017 | Knowledge

    Three Questions To Help Solve Your Business Problems

    Begin by thinking creatively about the problem

    When you’re faced with a problem in day-to-day business life, what is your strategy for getting it resolved? All too often, business professionals make problems more difficult by jumping to conclusions and implementing “solutions” before the problem is fully understood. …

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  • March 29, 2017 | Insights

    What Fake News Teaches Us About Project Management

    Critical thinking pitfalls allow us to easily believe what’s untrue

    Fake news, it seems, is everywhere. It’s a term we didn’t know just a few years ago, but after this political season it’s become difficult to figure out what’s real and what’s not. “Pope Backs Trump,” “Hillary Sold Weapons to …

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  • March 22, 2017 | Knowledge

    Three Simple Steps Before You Negotiate

    Assess the situation to see if negotiating makes sense

    We negotiate all the time. Any time you want something that another person has, or that person wants something that you have, you’re in a potential negotiation. Should you negotiate? That depends. You’ll want to size up the situation and …

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