Age diversity in the workplace presents challenges in the areas of communication, expectations, work ethic and skills. Some of the most difficult situations involve managing a much older or younger staff. But it is also important to understand the perspective of team members who are reporting to a younger or older manager.
Today's business challenges demand a lot from project managers, and leadership skills are at the top of the list. Evaluate how well you're doing when it comes to these 13 core leadership competencies. It's never too late to launch a self-development project.
Better than a slide presentation, a good story can inspire and instruct. For project leaders, the ancient art of storytelling is a neglected tool for explaining initiatives and motivating teams. And if you’re not sure you’ve got a story to tell or the ability to tell it, here are nine tips for overcoming the biggest barriers to getting started.
Just because you embrace process and organize by structure doesn’t mean you need to lead with it. Process may be your super power. It can also stay in your back pocket, hidden from sight—and be all the more magical for being there.
As a project leader, one of your key tasks is to keep your teams motivated. To do so, you remind your people of the company vision, hold them accountable to targets and goals, mentor them, and support their work. But how does the one who motivates others every day stay motivated as well?
When you understand the three phases of change, you have a much better chance to reach your objectives. Here are four impportant steps to help your team navigate the phases of change — from creating a clear view and moving quickly, to communicating continuously and recognizing early achievements.
By practicing project management, organizations can realize many initiatives. This article features the CEO of the Girl Scouts of Colorado discussing how she spearheaded the introduction of project management methodologies into her organization to meet the needs of its large and dispersed group of stakeholders. The article reveals how project management is helping the organization:
Taking actions that create discomfort in ourselves and others is difficult. Yet that is an inescapable part of a leader’s job. From asking questions to owning the message, here are some tips for handling the “unsettling” that change brings, and why it’s worth it in the end.