Project managers have the difficult task of overseeing diverse teams, and finding ways to motivate and keep them functioning in harmony. While this often may seem like an impossible task, especially as organizations cut resources and spending, it’s doable. Understanding these six workplace personality types can go a long way.
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Merger-and-acquisition-related projects pose daunting challenges to executive leaders, not the least of which are conflicting agendas and compressed timelines. Understanding and anticipating four “enduring M&A realities” can smooth the transition and help companies achieve the intended strategic benefits.
Virtual teams can benefit from celebrations—perhaps even more than co-located teams. The difficulty is figuring out when and how to celebrate. The best tactics use existing communication technology and utilize many opportunities.
In our 24-7 world, there’s always another task at hand and no time to rest on your laurels. But if you ignore your project team’s genuine accomplishments, however small, you miss a precious opportunity to inspire even greater successes. And you risk damaging your leadership brand in the process.
New PMs often have a lot of questions they think are weird—questions that can be difficult to ask. In this article, the author reaches into his mailbag to explore a trio of questions raised by our readership on sticky situations faced by project managers.
For all of those who claim that we need to get better at change management, this expert has some bad news for you: You can’t actually manage organizational change. The solution? We need to think about change from the outside in.
When launching a significant change initiative, one of the biggest mistakes leaders make is to view the change as an event that happens at a single point in time. In reality, effective change is a process that involves a series of “conversations.” Here are five guidelines for successfully navigating the people side of change.
If you’ve been promoted or hired to a leadership position, you need to shift your mindset to focus on the new requirements and outcomes you’re being held accountable for. In other words, you need to let go of many tasks that have made you successful thus far and focus on what your team can deliver. If you don’t, you won’t make the leap into your new position successfully.
Most checklists are designed to ensure that work is carried out, often in a predefined sequence, with specific steps. Executive-level checklists focus on the thought processes and behaviors that guide strategic decision-making. Let’s explore how and why they can best be leveraged to your organization’s advantage.
The ability to make informed, timely decisions is essential to the success of every project and program. If you find yourself hesitating when it comes to making a choice, here are eight steps that can help you be more decisive.