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Communicating to Connect and Influence

PREMIUM on-demand webinar

If you want to succeed as a project leader, you must learn how to connect with people. While it may seem like some people are just born with it, the fact is anyone can learn how to make every communication an opportunity for a powerful connection. Join us and learn how to identify with people and relate to others in a way that increases your influence with them.

Emotional Intelligence; Why You Need it for Success as a PM

on-demand webinar

n “Emotional Intelligence: Why You Need it, and Why it’s Imperative to Your Success as a PM,” Kevin investigates the latest research on emotional intelligence and offers methods for incorporating techniques that will allow project managers and leaders at all levels to become more aware of their own emotional patterns, and to create more resourceful and effective responses to the challenges of project management

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Project Management Communication War Stories

PREMIUM presentation

We've all been there. In this presentation from the PMI Global Congress 2014 in Phoenix, we give you a refresher on strong forms of communication--and offer four case studies to share valuable lessons learned.

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Effective Teaming

by Robert Martinez

Some say leaders are born, not made. Perhaps, but teams are not born so therefore have to be made. But more often than not, project managers don’t get to choose their team or team members. Given this reality, how do we make the most of our teaming opportunities? This paper offers ideas on the dynamics of effective teams and team building, focusing on the characteristics of successful teams.

Data Visualization for Projects: How to Get Your Message Across

by Mike Donoghue

The adage “A picture is worth a thousand words” is one that can aptly be put to the test when attempting to convey technical complexities and nuances. Communicating these issues through visual means can increase the perception and appreciation of the challenges and rewards that a project can bring.

Transitioning Leadership: A Personal Story

by Michelle Stronach

When you take over an in-flight project, it's important to know the circumstances of the change. This article is a personal story about taking over a well-managed project that was necessitated by unfortunate circumstances.

Leadership Means Never Having to Say You're Bored

by Mark Mullaly, PMP

Project managers face an awkward and interesting leadership challenge. What do we do in these situations? What strategies are available, and what resources can we draw on in order to navigate our way to success? And what do we need to know about ourselves, our teams and our organizations if we are to genuinely lead effectively?

Sponsor and PM: The Perfect Leadership Team?

by Andy Jordan

The sponsor and project manager should form a powerful leadership team that creates a positive environment. In reality, that often fails to occur--and the fault frequently lies with a “broken” relationship. Get some help in maximizing these roles.

Social Media: A Key to Project Success?

by Michael Wood

Should part of your project communication plan include social media? If so, how can it be used? How can social media add to project success? What are the risks? With these questions in mind, let’s explore the impact of integrating social media into projects.

Does a Leader Need to Be an Expert?

by Andy Jordan

What exactly is it about project managers that make them “good” or “bad” leaders? Certainly it’s a combination of different factors--personality, integrity, communication skills--but is expertise a requirement of a good leader?

How High Should the PM Fly?

by Al Taylor

Many project managers are flying at ever-increasing heights--perhaps caused by the significant levels of governance and scrutiny that projects encounter today. There is a risk, however, that the PM who flies too high will lose sight of the day-to-day activities of the project team.

Controlling Communication Channels: Proper use of Communication Mediums is Key to Project Success

by Mike Sanders, Debra L. Wolf

Effectively communicating project status, understanding stakeholder views and keeping the team focused on the goal are just a few of the topics project managers must communicate well. This paper discusses a new view of communication channel complexity by addressing communication mediums. Message content is aligned with the medium used to ensure efficient and effective communications. Project managers who identify and influence appropriate use of communication mediums can greatly enhance communications.

Upward Diplomacy

by Carleton Chinner

If you want to work well with your senior stakeholders, you need to know and understand them. How well do you know yours? Read on for some tips on the art of managing senior stakeholders to ensure that they buy in to your project.


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