By giving focus to the personal value that individuals bring to the business, organizations show that the people are as important as their work. This value-based culture improves productivity, morale and commitment, but it doesn't get built on slogans.
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With 70 percent of change initiatives doomed for failure, many executives are hesitant to lead or champion efforts that so often do more harm than good. But after disbanding a change initiative in 2008, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police applied several lessons learned and found success in transforming its governance, culture and accountability.
Do your team members really believe they can trust you? If this doesn’t strike you as important, you may want to examine your leadership skills. As this practitioner reflects on her actions (and the actions of colleagues that have earned success and failure), she has noticed a pattern....
Have you ever been asked to take over an ailing project—one that was close to failing and completely off track? A few simple steps can help you get off to a good start with your team and all stakeholders.
If you are looking to establish a new project that will help improve your organization’s competitive advantage, then you need to develop a well-defined project strategy to gain you a foothold in the business marketplace. The strategy will need to contain the following components...
The attraction, development and retention of top project management talent is paramount to the success of any organization. Here is a strategic execution framework that leaders and PMOs can use to guide their talent management efforts, specifically targeting six areas that can deliver the great impact and ROI.
One of the areas most likely to cause problems on projects is the monitoring and tracking of work. As a new project manager, how do you know how much is too much when it comes to task management?
Teachable moments are formed when you have done something--regardless of the outcome--and learned from the experience. Learning makes us better at what we do and provides a great opportunity to develop others and sharpen skills. We’ve compiled our best Teachable Moments from our community members for you to learn from and share with other project managers. In this installment, a reluctant leader takes charge.
Internal misconceptions and lack of teamwork often hamper project delivery. People have not bought into the project, especially if it's outside their routine work. Spending a little extra time sensitizing team members and getting their buy-in can help your project delivery tremendously.
A lot of team stress is caused by a disconnect between expectations and reality. How can a project manager balance a positive environment with realistic expectations?