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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.
Automation represents the next frontier for organizational efficiency and innovation, but leaders must navigate ethical, technological and operational minefields to realize the benefits. Let’s consider some key elements of an automation strategy, including customers, costs, and people.
When discussing our soft skills, many of us fall back on vague generalities and focus instead on the hard skills we deploy to deliver successful projects. But to differentiate ourselves from our technically qualified peers, we need to make our soft skills a meaningful part of our story by connecting them to principled beliefs.
You can move your projects from me to we to why by creating an emotionally intelligent environment that provides recognition, strives for clarity, and equips and empowers your teams.
Most of the time, there are reasonable and logical reasons for an organization's “ways of doing things.” But what are justified reasons for breaking with protocol? When does doing “the right thing” take precedent over following “the rules” when a conflict arises?
The article talks about the myth that you must have strong pre-existing relationships to drive the key changes necessary to transform an organization. What truly helps attain success is having crucial conversations with one and all—one at a time.
Much like a flu shot protects you from a specific strain of the flu, this article presents actionable techniques for project managers to take to immunize their team from the negative effects associated with a toxic member. Learn how to identify and mitigate the contagious spread of toxic behaviors before the risk to your project becomes too great.
When it comes to PM philanthropy, there is more that can be provided to organizations in need beyond serving as a project manager. Helping organizations to become project management self-sufficient may provide a higher calling.
Do large-scale philanthropic initiatives have something to teach us about how portfolio, program and project management gets done?