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From Trust to Delegation

by Stacy King

All project managers have physical, mental and emotional limitations. Yet not everyone recognizes that. The net effect is a collective belief system that project managers have no known physical, mental or emotional limitations. This belief can, when not corrected, lead to the self-fulfilling prophecy called burnout. How can we combat this?

Making It Your Own

by Craig Curran-Morton

For new PMs, the learning path can be steep and daunting. The concept of making it your own can assist your development as you look to learn and grow as a project manager.

Myths About PMs

by Patti Gilchrist, PMP

There are many misunderstandings about project management as a profession, as well as about what project managers actually do. Let's explore a few common misconceptions about the expectations of our role...

Leading People as a New PM

by Andy Jordan

New PMs are certain to be leading individuals who are far more knowledgeable on the project than they are. This creates an intimidating environment that can easily go wrong. Here are some ideas to help ensure it goes right.

¿Por qué fracasan los proyectos?

by Humberto Ramos

Muchas veces se contrato o asigna a un PM como la única garantía de éxito del proyecto... pero la vida real no funciona precisamente así.

New Practitioner PM: What's Your Advice?

by Mike Griffiths

Given that one PM's challenges are unlikely to be someone else's challenges--and everyone’s circumstances will be different--are there any truly universal suggestions we can provide for the new practitioner project manager? How do you know what tips will be useful and which will be redundant or misinterpreted?

Project Management: Part of Your Military DNA

by Jay Hicks

For years you have performed duties as an Action Officer, Training NCO, Operations Officer, Planner, Commander and Platoon Sergeant. Do you know how closely these jobs relate to commercial project management?

Consulting Agreement

PREMIUM deliverable

Whether you're a consultant starting with a new client or a company looking to outsource, this agreement will make sure everyone is on the same page going into your next project.

Conflict of Interest Questionnaire

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Stop conflicts before they start using this questionnaire designed to raise red flags with your employees' relationship to the company.

Discrimination Quiz

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Nobody means to discriminate, but are you sure that your policies are in line with legal definitions of discrimination? Take this quick quiz and find out.

Telephone Reference Check Template

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by Miriam Ziemelis

This Telephone Reference Check Template will help you checking references in a consistent way, asking the same questions of each former employer/reference so that you have comparative data to work with at the end of the process.

Traditional Job Competency Model

PREMIUM deliverable

Looking for a training tool that will evaluate as well as guide you? Here's an example of how to define and analyze basic job competency for a relationship mangement specialist.

Internet Policy Agreement

PREMIUM deliverable

Your employees spend a lot of time online, but what exactly are they doing on the Internet all day? It is wise to have a policy to outline what is expected of their Internet use.

Communication Skills Evaluation

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Communication is a vital tool that any candidate for employment must demonstrate. Use these questions and suggestions to help evaluate candidates' written and oral communication skills.

Applicant Rejection Letter

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With every offer letter, there's a horde of rejections to be made. Make it easier on yourself using this sample letter.

Training Presentation Package

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Use this agenda and the included tips to make your training meeting and presentation go off without a hitch.

Flex Time Policy Agreement

PREMIUM deliverable

If you decide that you're going to offer flex time to your employees, make sure you take care of the paperwork first. Flex time shouldn't mean "come and go as you please."

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