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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.

Learn From Others

Party Time? Remember to Behave

by Mike Donoghue

Regardless of whether it’s a holiday, celebration, moment of reflection, corporate event or some other occasion, the reason to have a party should be one where attendees should make an effort to create an atmosphere of collaborative enjoyment. Here are some tips on having a memorable (but not too memorable) company party.

Your New Priority: Retaining Project Workers

by Joe Wynne

Economic and demographic trends are requiring project managers to prioritize certain workforce management skills to avoid replacing workers during the project. Make sure you understand these four relevant trends to help you avoid problems.

3 Trends that PMs Should Watch

by Carleton Chinner

The future is a blank canvas, but trends today--in automation, aging populations and the fundamental interconnection of people and things--point to outcomes being possible, some say even likely. Here are three trends we are likely to see over the next two decades.

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?


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