Project leaders know about the challenges of managing initiatives without official authority or long-term resource commitments. And some of the same skills they use to succeed can drive positive change in their organizations. Here, the authors of Leading Business Change For Dummies, share 10 ways to lead change when someone else is running the show.
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Without short-term reinforcement of long-term goals, our program and portfolio objectives remain mirages and greatly affect our decision-making ability. From wishful thinking to oversimplification to outright avoidance, here are the top five pitfalls that lead to poor organizational decisions.
How do good leaders “put the kibosh” on bad ideas? By knowing how to reject or redirect them in a constructive, collaborative manner — without rejecting the person. Here are six practical tips for handling this tricky situation with patience and panache.
As project management leaders we are accountable to our organizations, our stakeholders and our teams. We have to deliver short-term results, but we also need to develop our teams to create long-term benefits. How do we ensure we focus on the right areas at the right times?
As Yogi Berra once said, “If you don't know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else.” In the world of projects, well-defined business objectives help keep project managers and teams from getting lost. Here are some keys to developing clear business objectives, the foundation for any successful project.
Well-defined business objectives keep project managers and teams on track — and stakeholders honest. Cultivated from hundreds of workshops with IT executives and project professionals, here are three more key points in a series on developing clear business objectives, including the importance of speed, measurable steppingstones and ROI.
If you look carefully, you will see things that are wrong all around you--from the office to the city to the world. But what can a project manager do to enact change and make things better? Here’s a hint: start small.
What does good leadership look like? What does good project managership look like? Perhaps more importantly, what does ideal project managership look like? There are at least a dozen characteristics we should strive for...
What differentiates a great leader from those who are basically administrative caretakers of an organization? The true test of a person’s leadership ability shines through during an organization's tough times.
Want to be more than just a project manager? Becoming a trusted advisor does not happen overnight. It takes time, patience and perseverance. This article provides suggestions on how to become such a leader.