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This blog is about caring for your most valuable asset: you. You cannot provide value to anyone if you are not operating at peak performance, so your most successful project should be you. I will uncover key leadership techniques, recommendations and theories related to working remotely and improving employee outcomes. Topics will include self-management, self-awareness and self-care, along with emotional intelligence, empathy, collaboration, relationship building, establishing trust, mental health awareness, remote work and e-leadership.

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Project Managment in the Education Industry

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Stress: Good or Bad?

Along For The Ride

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Project Managment in the Education Industry

Project management, a discipline involving planning, organizing, and executing projects, is becoming essential for student success in today's workforce. Project management is a pivotal skill set in the ever-evolving education and career readiness landscape. It transcends traditional boundaries and asserts its relevance in diverse professional arenas. Examining the benefits of project management skills in education, emphasizing enhanced problem-solving, decision-making, planning, organization, communication, and collaboration has shown promise. Furthermore, educators strategically incorporate project management principles to refine teaching methods, elevating the learning experience.

It is essential to pay attention to integrating project management skills in education and their importance in student development and career readiness. A recent study highlights the benefits of project management skills, including enhanced problem-solving, decision-making, and collaborative abilities among students when they participate in project management studies and work through a set of project management cases. Most notable was the improvement in analytical skills, creativity, and communication. It explored the practical application of these skills in education and teaching methods. The findings suggest that incorporating project management principles in education enriches student learning outcomes and equips students with the necessary skills for the modern workforce.

Project management is crucial in the evolving education and career readiness landscape, extending far beyond its traditional business and engineering confines. Project management is no longer a craft for the construction industry. It has become essential in HRM and education as well. Its relevance in the educational sphere is gaining prominence, mirroring the demands of a workforce increasingly driven by project-based and team-oriented tasks. The current state of project management within education highlights its significance and value in many disciplines and the need for expanding educational opportunities for learners to explore project management for its value.

In response to the industry's evolving demands, the education sector has begun recognizing the value of incorporating project management principles into its programs. This integration aims to bridge the gap between theoretical knowledge and practical application, preparing students not just academically but also for real-world challenges. By embedding project management skills into education, institutions ensure that students are knowledgeable and possess the competencies to apply this knowledge effectively in diverse professional scenarios. Thus improving many of the skills necessary for creating valuable employees.

Educational systems worldwide recognize the need to align with the demands of the "Project Economy." This alignment involves integrating project management principles and practices into the curriculum across various levels of education. The objective is to bridge the gap between academic learning and the practical skills required in a project-driven workplace, thus preparing students to thrive in a landscape where project execution is critical to professional success.    Servranckx, T., & Vanhoucke, M. (2021). Essential Skills for Data-Driven Project Management: A Classroom Teaching Experiment. Journal of Modern Project Management, 9(1), 122–139. https://doi.org/10.19255/JMPM02609Nosková, M., & Jelínková, E. (2023). Identifying Opportunities to Innovate Project Management Education in the Digital Age. Management: Journal of Contemporary Management Issues, 41–54. https://doi.org/10.30924/mjcmi.28.si.4

Posted on: March 07, 2024 02:38 AM | Permalink | Comments (3)

Project Management a Critical Aspect of Successful Business Operations

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Project management is critical to successful business operations, as it helps organizations plan, execute, and control projects effectively. Effective project management can help organizations to achieve their goals and objectives by providing a structured approach to project delivery while minimizing the risk of project failure. In this blog, we will explore some of the fundamental principles of project management and how they can be applied to enhance the success of a project.

Project management principles allow organizations to define clear project goals and objectives. Organizations can start by defining the goals and objectives of their current project. This will provide a clear direction for the organizational team and help ensure everyone is working towards the same end goal.

The teams can develop a project plan. A project plan should outline the steps and activities required to achieve the organizational goals and objectives. The plan should be detailed and include information on resources, budgets, timelines, and risk management.

Roles and responsibilities for all team members can be assigned. Assigning clear roles and responsibilities to each project team member ensures that everyone understands their role and the tasks they need to complete.

Teams will manage resources. Effective project management requires careful management of resources, including personnel, technology, and finances. This can be performed at the organizational level and help ensure that an organization operates within budget and that production is on time.

Teams will monitor progress and adjust plans as needed. Project management is an ongoing process, and monitoring progress and adjusting plans as needed is essential. Regular progress reports and status updates can help to keep the project and the organization on track and allow for any necessary course corrections.

Communicating effectively is valued at any level. Effective communication is critical to the success of a project, a team, and an organization. It is essential to ensure that everyone involved in the project is kept informed and updated. This can help avoid misunderstandings and ensure everyone is working towards the same goal.

Project management involves managing risk, and it is essential to identify and assess potential risks and implement measures to minimize their impact. This can help to minimize the risk of project failure. Organizations want success, and failure should be avoided. Risk management can help to mitigate and avoid risks.

In conclusion, effective project management can help organizations to achieve their goals and objectives by providing a structured approach to project delivery. By applying the principles of project management, organizations can enhance their overall success and improve the success of their projects, minimize the risk of failure, deliver projects on time, and operate within budget.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Stress: Good or Bad?

 

Project management is known as a very stressful job. The success or failure of a project and, inevitably, the happiness of the customer and all stakeholders involved a ride on the shoulders of the project manager. This can be a massive burden to bare. The project manager is accountable for the project's outcome, and many project managers are not comfortable reaching out when they feel that the stress may be too much for them to handle. High-stress levels can harm your health, behavior, attitude, success, and family (Teak, 2015). Of course, not all stress is bad, but if managing a project begins to hurt a project manager's job, health, and life, there is help.

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Along For The Ride

Along For the Ride

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Some may not remember Ziggy, a cartoon character that peeked over the fence and had a long nose. His nose was hanging over the wall, and this image became a popular car sticker. Everywhere you drove, Ziggy was riding along. People could go all night and work extremely hard to get somewhere; there’s Ziggy. He had ridden along and gotten there too. If you clean the car, Ziggy gets an excellent clean vehicle. It did not matter what you did; Ziggy rode along. He gained the same fun and the same fame. He was there just hanging out, peeking over the fence, literally along for the ride. Have you ever known an employee or teammate that seemed to be along for the ride? Can you get this person motivated? You and your team worked hard for your successes while some ride along, and they achieve the win when they have done very little. Project management is a difficult job, and many projects fail. The successful performance of the team is necessary. The project manager's job is to get everyone on the team on board, moving in the same direction, and motivated toward successfully completing the project goal. The following are ten recommendations for getting team members like Ziggy motivated.

  1. Do not ignore the problem
  2. Correct issues immediately
  3. Find the root of the problem and get the facts
  4. Make expectations and objectives clear
  5. Train and retain
  6. Put expectations and goals in writing
  7. Give feedback regularly
  8. Communicate often and openly
  9. Monitor progress and take note
  10. Notice small successes

“I never dreamed about success. I worked for it.”
-Estee Lauder

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Why Be Authentic

 

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Why Be Authentic

Authentic leadership should be clearly defined to understand the relationship between it and the inclusion and understanding of various individuals and their differences. Authentic leadership leads to an increase in equity, inclusion, and belonging. Authenticity supports diversity and inspires others to live and lead authentically. A genuine leader can lead others successfully by demonstrating trust and organizational commitment. Authentic leadership combined with cultural intelligence can allow a leader to adjust to various cultures positively while maintaining their values and beliefs.

In his book True North, Bill George explains that your internal compass is your true north. Your true north is what is most important, what you value, and what you are passionate about. Character and your compass are what guide you. He urges leaders not to get off track and listen to their inner voice, even if it is difficult. Authenticity leads to inclusion. When leaders are authentic, they encourage others to be. This leads to acceptance and understanding.

 

To Be Authentic

Build trust

Practice values

Model self-discipline

Empower others

Understand yourself

Demonstrate passion

Show empathy

Form relationships

 

Authentic leadership encourages inclusion, diversity, equity, passion, and value while removing barriers. Authentic leaders conduct themselves in harmony with their values. They encourage diverse viewpoints and build networks of collaboration. Authenticity occurs when actions and behaviors match internal values. It involves activities that are true to yourself.

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