The Good News is YOU have BAD News

04 Nov 2016 - 02:51 PM under Best Practices, Communication | Posted by PMStudent
badnews

“Nothing travels faster than light, with the possible exception of bad news, which follows its own rules” – Douglas Adams
Perhaps your subject matter expert has resigned or project costs have increased, whatever happens you need to be able to
deliver good news and bad news. The good news is usually easy. Delivering bad news takes practice.

Difficult Negotiation? Check Yourself!

20 Jun 2016 - 11:31 AM under Becoming a PM | Posted by MMeloni
Arguing

Negotiating with a difficult person is not about winning or getting them to do things YOUR way. It is about moving beyond the barriers to a breakthrough. Once you do you will have a stronger professional relationship and an outcome that is beneficial to both sides.

Do YOU Recognize YOUR Team?

08 Jun 2016 - 10:15 PM under Communication, Leadership | Posted by PMStudent
mystery-man

Mary Carol had not only missed an opportunity to strengthen a bond with a team member, she had weakened that bond. She could tell that Sal was disappointed. After all, he had taken the time to know who she was. Did she think that because she was the boss, she did not have to know her team? Did she think that because they worked across the globe that she did not have to get to know them?