Tue, 23 Jul 2019 13:13:03 GMT Team building for success - from the Project Manager up! https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blogs/369578/Team-building-for-success---from-the-Project-Manager-up-- Passion for project management combined with a passion for people creates energy, enthusiasm and engagement. Engagement leads to success. It is when we are most engaged that we will "run through walls" for others. This blog focuses on ways to keep our project teams engaged and the way we can keep ourselves engaged and effective. As Lori Wilson (projectmanagement.com) described it "Project management is like tap dancing on a moving floor". Let's LEARN TO DANCE! Seeing is Believing: The Maggie Method https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/53527/Seeing-is-Believing--The-Maggie-Method Mon, 17 Jun 2019 10:59:59 GMT This is the fourth in a series of posts based on the questions I ask project managers when we explore being a Project Motivator and the concepts of strengths-based project management. I ask these questions of my readers and workshop attendees, but I think it is important to be transparent, so I shar... Appreciating the Undervalued Strength of Appreciation https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/54147/Appreciating-the-Undervalued-Strength-of-Appreciation Fri, 31 May 2019 04:00:02 GMT Appreciating Appreciation of Beauty and Excellence – the strength booster!           “That is a strength? I never thought of it that way…” that is what one workshop participant said when we debriefed character strengths. ... #PMIEMEA19 - On tour with character strengths! https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/54094/-PMIEMEA19---On-tour-with-character-strengths- Sun, 26 May 2019 19:58:01 GMT When I die Dublin will be written in my heart.~ James Joyce, writer For a few days, a group of project managers gathered together in Dublin to talk…. Project management. For some people that sounds a little like watching paint dry. For others, it does not convey much at all! What does i... Influence, the Project Motivator's Best Friend https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/53553/Influence--the-Project-Motivator-s-Best-Friend Thu, 23 May 2019 04:00:02 GMT This is the third in a series of posts based on the questions I ask project managers when we explore being a Project Motivator and the concepts of strengths-based project management. I ask these questions of my readers and workshop attendees, but I think it is important to be transparent, so I share... Project Managers More than just Plate Spinners and Ball Jugglers https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/53526/Project-Managers-More-than-just-Plate-Spinners-and-Ball-Jugglers Thu, 16 May 2019 04:00:04 GMT This is the second in a series of posts based on the questions I ask project managers when we explore being a Project Motivator and the concepts of strengths-based project management. I ask these questions of my readers and workshop attendees, but I think it is important to be transparent, so I shar... Introduction - An Accidental Project Manager https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/53525/Introduction---An-Accidental-Project-Manager Thu, 09 May 2019 04:00:02 GMT This is the first in a series of posts based on the questions I ask project managers when we explore being a Project Motivator and the concepts of strengths-based project management. I ask these questions of my readers and workshop attendees, but I think it is important to be transparent, so I share... Three more things PMs want to know about Character Strengths https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/52649/Three-more-things-PMs-want-to-know-about-Character-Strengths Thu, 04 Apr 2019 04:00:01 GMT Over the last few months, since the publication of my book Be a Project Motivator: Unlock the Secrets of Strengths-Based Project Management I have been speaking to project managers from all around the world about how the science of Character Strengths can help us build engagement, increase prod... Follow up from the Introduction to Strengths-Based Project Management Webinar - March 6th, 2019 https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/52735/Follow-up-from-the-Introduction-to-Strengths-Based-Project-Management-Webinar---March-6th--2019 Thu, 28 Mar 2019 11:00:01 GMT Q1 Do you think we should work on our lowest strengths to improve them? First, lower strengths are not the same as weaknesses. That said, the research shows that working on our TOP strengths to make sure we are using them optimally is the most beneficial. We can work on ANY of our strengths to bo... Three things PM want to know about Character Strengths https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/52648/Three-things-PM-want-to-know-about-Character-Strengths Wed, 27 Mar 2019 10:00:01 GMT Over the last few months, since the publication of my book Be a Project Motivator: Unlock the Secrets of Strength-Based Project Management, I have been speaking to project managers from all around the world about how the science of Character Strengths can help us build engagement, increase prod... From Stakeholder Management to Stakeholder Engagement https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/52476/From-Stakeholder-Management-to-Stakeholder-Engagement Thu, 21 Mar 2019 11:00:01 GMT In the latest edition of the PMBOK, there was a small but significant change in the language around stakeholders. Instead of Stakeholder management, the focus of the PM is stakeholder engagement. What does this change mean? Management – a definition When I think of management, I think of...