These are common challenges on video conferences with more than five to 10 parties, and good facilitation can have a huge impact in these areas. Here are some approaches for running effective and inclusive video conferences.
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Positive energy, an important predictor of organizational success, is often overlooked or poorly represented. Evidence has shown that positive-charged project leaders create high performance within the organization. Enact these suggestions to promote positive energy in your projects.
Finding a mentor often happens because it needs to—whether you realize you need one or not. But when it comes to growing your professional prowess as a project manager and leader, finding the right mentor might require some time, trial and error.
Project leadership is about finding the “glue” that binds a team to work well together. It starts with gathering information about team members, listening to their concerns and knowledge, finding the common threads that can unify them, and then empowering them to execute the plan.
How does an organization ensure that its corporate culture recognizes, supports and enables high integrity? An important step is to identify the “hidden” leaders who help facilitate solutions on project and programs. Here are some examples of how they can be found.
Many new or young PMs seem to have no real influence given where they sit in the company hierarchy. However, as a project manager you are a leader and can have influence. You do not need a senior management title!
Working in a diverse, multicultural environment is fun—but also challenging. It requires an endless curiosity and acceptance of other cultures. If you manage this right, you will experience an enlightening journey.
One of the knowledge areas that requires more involvement from the project manager in order to maintain alignment with project scope is project human resource management. The following five strategies are focused in this area, with the goal of providing you with a best-practice approach to help manage project team conflict and drive results-oriented solutions that help maintain alignment with project scope.
Flat management systems are producing benefits for a growing number of organizations that thrive on innovation and rapid change. By reducing their management hierarchies, they have democratized decision-making, spurred creative problem-solving and fostered greater trust in the workplace. Here’s how and why it works.
What role should the project manager play? He or she should give up on being only a project manager and grow into being an effective leader of projects.