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Exam Preparation: Improving Your Stamina

by Carlos A. Peguero, PMP

The PMP exam—consisting of 200 questions to be answered within four hours—is definitely a prolonged mental effort. Stamina is a variable many prospective PMPs fail to address in their exam preparation.

Taking Flak for Leadership

by Denise Thompson

Do your team members really believe they can trust you? If this doesn’t strike you as important, you may want to examine your leadership skills. As this practitioner reflects on her actions (and the actions of colleagues that have earned success and failure), she has noticed a pattern....

Coaching Skills to Become an Effective Strategic Project Manager

by Ana Isabel Jaramillo López, PMP

Organizations whose senior leaders make an effort to coach others achieve higher business results. Project managers should implement coaching methods by improving the four skill sets highlighted in this article: active listening, powerful questions, direct communication and creating awareness. These tools help to solve problems effectively and serve to empower each team member.

Internal Consultant? Not Yet...

by Laura Burford

How do you become a recognized and respected internal consultant? The answer is not simple due to an organization’s culture, its utilization of external consultants and its project management approach—as well as how the project managers themselves impact how (and if) they are viewed as an internal consultant.

Maintaining Momentum with Change

by Karen Chovan

Over the years, this practitioner has found that when working on long-term initiatives or on multi-phase projects that never seem to come to fruition, it is worth doing a few things to stay on track.

2 Great HR Challenges

by Kevin Coleman

HR management is a very complex topic these days. While staffing has always been challenging, acquiring the needed staff with the hot skills in demand today—and with the ambition to stay current—is becoming extremely difficult.

PMI Belgium Chapter Helps the Unemployed

by Jaak Neyns

Many of us have been unemployed, facing a stigma during a challenging time of our lives. What can we do to help them find a new job in a very demanding work environment? The PMI Belgium Chapter identified an opportunity to get involved and support some youth.

Why Bother? The Importance of Bringing PM from the Boardroom to the Classroom

by Kendra Modzelewski, Diane Fromm

The verdict is in, and global businesses have recognized the value of professional project management to advance their business outcomes. Now the question is, when is the time to begin teaching project management? Are there advantages to bringing project management skills and knowledge outside of the professional arena and into the classroom?

Never Too Young for Project Management

by Chinna Chinnakaruppan

We all do projects every day at home, school or work. Our life is one big project, and project management is a life skill everyone should learn and sustain...which prompted this PM to help start a pilot program for his daughter's sixth-grade class.

Consulting Agreement

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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

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by George Ball

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 management 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

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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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