Fri, 15 Nov 2019 10:11:21 GMT Shifting Change: Insider Tips from Project Leaders https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blogs/531526/Shifting-Change--Insider-Tips-from-Project-Leaders Today's world is influenced by change. Project managers and their organizations need to embrace and sometimes drive changes to keep up with the pace in highly competitive environments. In this blog, experienced professionals share their experiences, tips and tools to manage and exploit changes and take advantage of them. The blog is complimentary to the webinar series of the Change Management Community Team and is managed by the same individuals. The 21st century workspace - Embracing changing dynamics like never before https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/57617/The-21st-century-workspace---Embracing-changing-dynamics-like-never-before Wed, 13 Nov 2019 02:44:57 GMT The 21st century has redefined several aspects of our lives – both personal and professional. On the professional front, the exponential technological growth and disruptions have completely changed the business landscape. Not only has it changed the way businesses are held these days, but also... 'Under Water' https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/57219/Under-Water Tue, 29 Oct 2019 11:59:57 GMT ‘Under Water’ Do you ever feel like you and/or your team are ‘under water’ and don’t know why?  You may be experiencing change saturation.  Change saturation occurs when the threshold between capacity for change and the demands of implementing change is cro... Demystifying Sponsorship https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/57084/Demystifying-Sponsorship Mon, 21 Oct 2019 08:59:59 GMT Quite frequently I hear project managers or change agents on a project team express concern about a lack of sponsorship for their projects.  When I ask them what they need, however, they don’t always know how to articulate their concerns into a tangible need that an executive can act upon... Actually, we don't like creativity https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/56906/Actually--we-don-t-like-creativity Mon, 14 Oct 2019 06:17:18 GMT If there is one word that has been hot in the business world the last few years, then it is creativity. We like to state with alacrity how important we think it is. A life necessity even, in these times of exponential changes. In many vacancies they are looking diligently for ‘daredevils with ... Do You Have What It Takes? https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/56582/Do-You-Have-What-It-Takes- Mon, 07 Oct 2019 04:00:00 GMT Scenario You have been invited to participate in an exciting new corporate initiative but are unable to attend the initial planning meeting where project roles will be discussed and assigned. The next day an email is delivered to your inbox with the meeting minutes. You eagerly scan the email loo... Managing Change the Systemic Way https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/56398/Managing-Change-the-Systemic-Way Mon, 30 Sep 2019 04:00:01 GMT We live in an age not just of accelerated change but of complexity: we can never underestimate the importance of understanding the interconnections and interdependencies that underpin everything we do. That is why at Intelligent Management we look at everything through a systemic lens. This includes... The Character Strengths of a Leader https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/55719/The-Character-Strengths-of-a-Leader Mon, 23 Sep 2019 10:00:01 GMT One of the wonderful things about character strengths is that although we all have all 24, and they are a common language that lets us express our understanding and appreciation of each other’s qualities in a straightforward way, we do nevertheless express each strength uniquely. This combi... The best ideas show up after the 'dip' https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/56214/The-best-ideas-show-up-after-the-dip Mon, 16 Sep 2019 05:27:17 GMT If you think brilliant ideas just simply drop out of the sky, you are wrong. A recent scientific study of Brian Lucas and Loran Nordgren shows that the best ideas actually occur only after the ‘dip’. So creativity is far and foremost a matter of persistence. During my career as a desi... Ready...set...wait...who is going to do that? https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/56186/Ready-set-wait-who-is-going-to-do-that- Wed, 11 Sep 2019 14:08:46 GMT Have you ever been in this situation?  You’re in a meeting, and the colleague on your left starts talking about the next big idea.  The benefits are discussed and excitement builds to get started.  So you ask, how are you going to do that?  The colleague looks puzzled and s... Driving a transformation doesn't stop when you implement the change https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/56050/Driving-a-transformation-doesn-t-stop-when-you-implement-the-change Thu, 05 Sep 2019 16:30:26 GMT “Just plan the project through go-live!” I recently had a conversation with a colleague working on a major transformation for a well-known Fortune 50. She told me that she was expressly told to only plan for work up through the launch of the change. This is a big mistake; let me expla...