Sun, 26 Jan 2020 20:30:53 GMT The Healthy Project Manager https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blogs/524809/The-Healthy-Project-Manager Matching up wellness coaching and motivational interviewing techniques with project management-along with inclusion and inspiration-is my goal. Is there benefit in asking better questions? https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/59676/Is-there-benefit-in-asking-better-questions- Mon, 20 Jan 2020 19:06:35 GMT In an earlier career as a wellness coach, I was introduced to motivational interviewing (MI) and it has helped me become a better project manager by teaching me how to ask better questions.  MI is a counseling approach born out of the behavioral health field.  It was created as a way to ta... Ugh!  Change is so hard! https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/58974/Ugh---Change-is-so-hard- Thu, 02 Jan 2020 19:07:23 GMT Change is hard but so important for success.  As project managers we are constant leaders for change for teams and companies around the globe.  Project management in just the very name describes we are making change happen for others - and these days rapid change is expected.  With ra... Does joy at work even matter? https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/58293/Does-joy-at-work-even-matter- Wed, 04 Dec 2019 23:13:18 GMT For some, talking about joy in your work might sound corny or might not seem important, but I believe it is something we should all consider.  Here’s why: Think about a highly functioning sports team – when they reach a goal or win, they express joy, right?  They display cam... Can gratitude make us better project managers? https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/57332/Can-gratitude-make-us-better-project-managers- Wed, 30 Oct 2019 19:54:23 GMT To me gratitude is a feeling of appreciation and being thankful for something beyond myself. IDEA#1 - POSITIVITY AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT:  When we are grateful and show gratitude to others, we approach our work through a more positive lens.  This lens helps us see and appreciate the good... All about PMI Global Conference 2019 https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/56768/All-about-PMI-Global-Conference-2019 Mon, 07 Oct 2019 02:23:46 GMT I've never had the privilege of attending a PMI Global Conference before - I'm not sure I knew what to expect.....but, it has been such a valuable experience for me.  And......it's not over yet!  Today was just Day 2 of 3, but let me share what I've experienced so far:... October's PMI Global Conference - Who can you meet with? https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/56521/Octobers-PMI-Global-Conference---Who-can-you-meet-with- Thu, 26 Sep 2019 16:04:25 GMT During October's PMI Global Conference in Philadelphia, there is an opportunity to meet with several PM's designated as Ask the Experts.  This means you can schedule a 20-30 minute session to discuss anything Project Management!  There are 6 experts this year who you can sign ... My short poem for YOU! https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/56519/My-short-poem-for-YOU- Thu, 26 Sep 2019 15:29:50 GMT I am so honored to be an ASK THE EXPERT at the PMI Global Conference in Philadelphia October 5-7 that it inspired me to write this little poem for you: Roses are red, violets are blue While you attend the PMI Global Conference Please sign up for a 20-minute “Ask the Expert” chat... AUTUMN REBOOT https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/56019/AUTUMN-REBOOT Wed, 04 Sep 2019 19:05:23 GMT It's September in North America, and I can feel a change coming as I step into autumn.  Families are stepping back into a routine.  Kids are returning to school, the daylight hours are shorter with a crisp feel to the air in the morning and evening.  Summer vacations are only a re... Cheap and easy ways to reduce your stress https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/55352/Cheap-and-easy-ways-to-reduce-your-stress Mon, 05 Aug 2019 22:03:42 GMT I know someone will say they don’t feel or accept stress, but for some of us (even if we love our jobs) being a project manager can be stressful.  As PM’s we are responsible for project success and team spirit, we are constantly checking the horizon for risks, are juggling stakehold... Have you stepped back and looked at yourself? https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/54708/Have-you-stepped-back-and-looked-at-yourself- Mon, 01 Jul 2019 21:21:53 GMT Have you ever asked someone to shadow you while facilitating meetings to provide feedback - with the goal to measure and improve your PM performance?  It’s not for the faint of heart, but it is an excellent way to grow.  Some ideas: Self-improvement:  Several years ago I crea...