Leadership

October 31, 2016 | Knowledge

Your Personal Energy is a Key Resource

Tips for project managers

Many project management professionals lead stress-filled lives, work long hours on projects and still keep home and family together using their project management skills. Most workers respond to rising demands in their workplace by working longer hours, pushing themselves to …

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  • September 2, 2016 | Resources

    Leadership in Three Acts

    The stages of successful movements follows a similar path.   Like a story, they have a beginning, middle, and end.  Nancy Duarte and Patti Sanchez have researched how successful movements evolve.  This article in the Harvard Business Review describes the …

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  • August 7, 2016 | Resources

    Entrepreneurship, Step by Step

    Here’s how to make sure your business has it’s best possible start. Disciplined Entrepreneurship, by Bill Aulet, is a handbook for new companies.

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  • June 4, 2016 | Knowledge

    Why Stakeholder Management is Important

    Projects revolve around stakeholders

    A stakeholder is someone inside or outside the organization that has an interest in the outcomes of the project. Some are more important to the life of the project, such as the sponsor, steering committee, or project team members. Others …

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  • April 15, 2015 | Knowledge

    Negotiating and the Rock Bottom

    It pays to know your bottom line

    by Steven Lesser   Negotiators often have a position that is their rock bottom, their least acceptable deal. Sometimes negotiators communicate this as a take-it-or-leave-it. Some negotiators use the take-it-or-leave-it even when they are not at their minimum deal. When …

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  • December 17, 2012 | Knowledge

    Don’t Ignore Business Risks

    Recognize business risk when you see it

    Generally, if you are in business, big or small, you face risks. These may be reflected in the day-to-day management of the business or in a specific project, for example. Business risk is largely under the control of management of …

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  • November 28, 2012 | Knowledge

    Managing Change

    Managing change: the keys to success

    by Steven Lesser Change is a constant element in both our personal and business lives.  Rarely do situations remain static, particularly in the ever-changing technological society in which we live.  Since we cannot escape change, the question is, “How can we …

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  • November 7, 2012 | Knowledge

    Effective meetings

    Improve meetings by focusing on what's important

    by Steven Lesser According to a recent Strategy + Business article, the risk of being “switched on” continually and the benefits of “shutting down” from time to time are important considerations for managers. Effective managers and leaders learn to differentiate between …

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  • October 24, 2012 | Knowledge

    What’s the Big Problem?

    Take time to really understand the issues

    “Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.”  – Groucho Marx As we move closer to this year’s U.S. Presidential election, we are hearing about a lot of issues, …

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  • October 14, 2012 | Knowledge

    Introverted versus Extroverted Leadership

    There's no "right" leadership personality

    With the U.S. elections coming in November and the start of the pre-election debates, there is currently a lot of “noise” about what constitutes a good leader, a comparison of leadership styles of the two presidential nominees, Barack Obama and …

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