Do you know what kind of leader you are, or what kind of leader you want to be? More importantly, do you know what kind of leader you need to be for your organization and your project?
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Some are wary of collaboration because they feel threatened by it. Will I get credit for my contribution? Who wants to be just a cog in the wheel out of many? We want to be stars, unique and outstanding. This narcissistic mindset is endemic in our culture these days and it may be a dangerous threat to your business and career if you are unwilling to work with others in a productive way.
Everywhere you look, there are references to culture. The April edition of the Harvard Business Review featured numerous articles on the topic of culture. There are references to culture in business news on a daily basis. Failure in M&A, Volkswagen and the VA Hospitals is blamed on culture. Everyone is talking about it, what is it and why does it matter to you?
As Project Managers we're constantly leading meetings intended to guide a team towards a common goal. But what do you do when you've got a group of difficult personalities to contend with in your session? This can be a particular challenge for project managers who constantly balance the need to focus on task and relationship. If you're frequently flustered with difficult personalities in your meetings and not quite sure how to manage them effectively, this presentation is for YOU!
Bridging the gap between traditional and agile project management and leadership.
Listen. Empower. Adapt. Dream ... LEAD Helping you learn about the next generation of leadership tools, valuable tips and techniques. Leadership 2.0 is a new fresh approach to leadership for the next generation of leaders; start your journey of future growth and development to become an extraordinary leader.
We are an amazing group of people here! We help turn ideas and concepts into reality using all the hard tools and frameworks at our disposal. We are leaders whether we are acknowledged as such or not. In this blog, I will focus on a set of leadership behaviors that I have used and have helped others practice - to achieve exceptional outcomes. Of course I may veer off course occasionally, and rant about the latest pet peeve I have about project execution! I hope this will be an engaging experience for you.
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Agile teams bring both challenges and rewards, and the rewards don’t happen at the click of a finger. Leadership is required. Here, the author shares four strategies and his favorite techniques to help teams graduate from storming.
The best results come from the most integrated and tightly knit project teams, and it only takes one or two people to see themselves outside of that group to damage the entire team. There is inevitably a psychological element to project leadership, but how far should that go? To what extent can “mind games” be part of a project manager’s tool set when managing a team?
What is the true definition of leadership? What leadership traits do you think you exhibit? Here we explore some misconceptions--and provide some tips on how you can help change the world, even if that world is just in your office.
The project manager's worst nightmare is a resource constraint or scarcity of resources while fulfilling project objectives. It's time to make PMs think differently when dealing with constraints or scarcity.
No matter how hard we try to prevent it, there are times when our project teams feel overwhelmed. How do we manage those stressful times effectively?
Do you have team members that don't want to be seen as negative thinkers, thus hindering your risk management efforts? This PM decided to turn things around and came up with a technique that turns finding a threat into a positive thing.
Batman has Robin, Sherlock Holmes has Watson, peanut butter has jelly. Who do you have? There are certain “dos and don’ts” that can guide you through the process of delegation--and forming an effective team to support you.
Collaboration is a complex and dynamic process--and successful collaboration depends on many factors. By recognizing the role that these factors play in how people collaborate with one another, we can all become more successful at creating and leading winning teams.
What are the key attributes that give some leaders the edge compared with other, more ordinary leaders? This article discusses the three characteristics of highly effective project managers’ leadership skill sets and explains how those characteristics fit into the project management process.
Are command-and-control undertones hurting your organization's performance? Are people getting the passion and desire to contribute slowly crushed out of them by project management bureaucracy and prescriptive process? Then free them to be hyper-productive by emphasizing collaboration.
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