As a mentor, you have an opportunity to help someone else grow. To do this, you will need to be a wise counselor, a well-connected networker—and able to facilitate the kind of assistance that helps your mentee achieve success.
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In today’s fast-evolving business climate, smaller teams can be your organization’s best strategy for success. But how do you go about selecting and nurturing team members for maximum efficiency? Here are 12 tips for creating and nurturing “two-pizza” teams.
There is no single way to manage all projects. We need to adapt, observe, experiment with new techniques, and above all be patient and excel in communication skills in order to get things done. Here are 12 tips to help you improve your craft.
As a new mid-level manager, you may find yourself with new leadership conflicts. In this article, the author discusses two people management challenges faced by mid-level managers and suggests techniques to meet those challenges.
The traditional ways of adding new tools to the toolkit lack innovation and excitement. Fortunately, you don’t always have to travel or take a computer-based test to add a few new tools to the toolkit. Here we present 21 ways to add new tools to your toolkit as an IT project manager or professional.
Training in the 21st century is all about maximizing your returns. Technology has changed training--are you able to take advantage? In order to maximize the return on your training dollars--whether personal or for an entire department--you need to leverage each of the various training modalities.
If we create a great environment—a great culture—we don’t need to spend time directing or engaging people. Instead, we free people to work in the best ways they can. Here are three ideas to help move from talent management to environment or culture management.
Are your project retrospectives getting a bit stale, diluting their effectiveness? Keeping retrospectives fresh for your team requires diligence on your part, but the rewards from continuous improvement are worth it. Here are three fun, simple retrospective techniques that can help get your teams re-engaged.
Learning how to better manage talent is more than researching great practices—you must be able to avoid problems keeping you from using them. The problems can be your preferences or the workplace culture, among other factors. Your development will go faster if you deal with these problems early.
As project managers, we have a role to play in inspiring the project team to contribute. We may not be able to solve the disengagement problem alone, but we can make a difference. Use the following strategies to inspire your project team to greater heights of engagement and success.