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October 20, 2022 | Knowledge | Denise Gifford

For Starting a New Business, Try These 5 Brainstorming Strategies

new business ideas can be hard to come by, but these strategies are a good place start   

For many, starting their own business seems like a wonderful dream, but it may also feel unattainable. Becoming your own boss, determining your own future, and having more freedom are some of the many attractions. In fact, most people have …

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  • May 31, 2022 | Knowledge | Denise Gifford

    Moving Beyond Stalemate in Your Business Negotiations

    these 7 tricks might convert your stalemate into a renewed relationship   

    If you’ve ever played chess, you know that sometimes you and your partner reach a “stalemate.” A stalemate is a position in which no action can be taken. You’ve likely experienced negotiating situations in life where there has been a …

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  • April 14, 2022 | Knowledge | Helen S. Cooke

    Five Strategies for Successful Stakeholder Management

    How to manage complex projects while keeping stakeholders happy

    Anyone who works in project management knows that a lot of planning goes into preparing a project team to do its work, before the project itself even begins. Deliverables are spelled out; estimates are made regarding how long the project …

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  • August 13, 2021 | Knowledge | Denise Gifford

    5 Ways Consultants Habitually Improve Their Game

    learning from each gig and client should be part of your process 

    Becoming a better consultant isn’t something that has to be a major effort. Instead, it’s all about small, subtle changes in focus. It means highlighting areas where incremental improvement can lead to big payoffs, and using what you’re already doing …

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  • May 20, 2021 | Knowledge | Helen S. Cooke

    Project Management Interviews: What to Expect and How to Spot Red Flags

    Emphasize your past successes while ensuring the project matches your skills

    One of the interesting aspects of searching for project management positions in today’s employment market is that sometimes you’re not really being interviewed for a project manager position. Project management might be the title proposed, but the role might diverge …

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  • April 17, 2021 | Knowledge | Denise Gifford

    Reaching Agreement in Client-Consultant Relationships

    These 13 questions will help you navigate difficulties and disagreements 

    Clients and consultants sometimes encounter difficulties when they don’t share a common understanding of how to improve a situation. They may not have a clear handle on the goals. The client might have a better understanding of their business than …

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  • March 19, 2021 | Knowledge | Helen S. Cooke

    Are You a Project Manager?

    the definition of Project Management is not clear to everyone         

    The term “project management” has become a buzzword. And like any buzzword, it’s thrown around freely without much common understanding of what it really is. As a result, people who aren’t actually doing project management are given that label, and …

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  • October 21, 2020 | Knowledge | Denise Gifford

    14 Questions Consultants Ask to Improve Client Relations

    It’s all about communication

    Consultants work with their clients to provide advice and support. Whether it’s just a short-term project or a consulting engagement lasting over many years, the best consultants know how to add value to the client relationship. They understand that the …

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  • September 22, 2020 | Knowledge | Helen S. Cooke

    Preparing for Project Initiation

    Questions to ask when starting a project

    Because projects address situations not faced before, or strive to deliver results under circumstances not experienced before, there will always be unknowns. Planning can occur in the face of unknowns, but the more you know, the better your plan can …

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  • August 13, 2020 | Knowledge | Denise Gifford

    13 Strategies Consultants Use to Guide Change

    Change can be difficult. Here are ways to make it happen.   

    One of the challenges of being a consultant is helping your client make needed or desired changes. Consultants can identify the required change, but they don’t have direct control over its implementation. They need to work with their clients as …

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  • May 13, 2020 | Knowledge | Dr. David Hillson

    Managing Risk in Your SME

    You’re never too small to be at risk

    Many people think that risk management is only relevant to major organizations with big budgets who run mega-projects or who work in a regulated or safety-critical industry sector. Those of us who own or manage a small-to-medium-sized enterprise (SME) might …

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  • May 4, 2020 | Knowledge | Steven Lesser

    Making the Most of Virtual Meetings

    Ideas for making your next online meeting more effective

    The topic of “meetings” is one that usually elicits groans, that then lead to lots of bad, cringe-worthy meeting stories, with rarely good outcomes. As we know, meetings don’t always require physical attendance. The COVID-19 pandemic social distancing has found …

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