Should business leadership move hiring and recruitment into the project management organization? Based on the similarities found between his talent acquisition experience and current training, this author says yes—and shares the potential benefits.
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When things go wrong in your project, as a leader who do you blame? When the hammer is about to hit your head as a project leader, what do you do? Do you look for people on your team to sacrifice for the error—or take the blame?
Project managers must often develop a social media policy—and make decisions about the tools that will be used to digitally communicate and share project-related content. Here is some guidance for PMs to consider when developing a social media strategy.
How does a project manager ensure optimal performance from remote team members, and how do corrective actions get implemented effectively?
When first leading distributed agile teams, a key challenge that can sneak up on you is onboarding a new team member. You cannot show them around the office. How can you possibly get the new person oriented to their new organization and their new team?
Are you a virtual leader of diverse teams and multiple projects across various time zones? Let’s review what defines a virtual team, along with challenges, opportunities and tips for strategic leadership approaches.
Interpersonal conflict on distributed teams can be devastating. If you are in conflict with someone else on a distributed team, there are a number of things you can do to help resolve it.
Companies who lack a formal evaluation process could be missing the mark, losing revenue and failing to properly motivate their teams. To make things more challenging, millennials are bringing a new set of expectations and attitudes that may shift the patterns. Be mindful of these trends that are likely to occur in the employee performance management process…
People are never interchangeable parts. Yet most organizations engage in little contingency planning for the inevitable human downtime. In this article, the author gives an example of poor planning, raises a reminder to managers and gives some practical steps to mitigate the problem.
Many companies are incorporating personality assessments into the hiring process to gauge cultural fit, leadership potential and other elusive factors. Here an organizational development expert discusses the value of these tests, a tip for weeding out unreliable ones, and a 10-point checklist (plus three questions) that can help identify promising project managers and team members.