Why is that some teams allow the challenges they face to become obstacles, while others band together and grow stronger? Support from their leaders and from one another is a contributing factor.
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?
How to Lead Like it Matters I received a copy of this article and I thought, “There are some good ideas here, maybe I should write something about this.” Then I realized, I don’t need to write something about this, I just need to share it with you. Enjoy! How to Lead Like it Matters […]
I recently came across a statistic that states that 50% of all Project Management Offices (PMOs) fail. It seemed high to me. But when I reflected on my own personal experience in setting up two different PMO’s I can tell you that my experience supports that statistic. One PMO was successful and one PMO was […]
What is the most important body of knowledge? That is a question someone could ask you on a job interview. I know because I have asked the question when I have interviewed candidates and I have been on the receiving end of the question as a job candidate. It may seem like a trick question […]
Today?s thoughts on mistakes that project managers make come to us from Pam Warren. Since overcoming life-changing injuries from the Paddington Train Crash of 1999, Pam has become a master of re-invention and a catalyst for change not just in her own life but in the lives and work of others. Building on her skills […]
“A Project Manager spends 90% of his or her time communicating.” Really? Yes really! But if I spend all day talking on the phone and sending texts and emails and attending meetings when I am supposed to get my other work completed?? THAT is a question that many students ask me when this topic comes […]
Are you a good at multitasking? You can test yourself right now using the Multitask Test http://open-site.org/blog/the-multitask-test/, maybe you really are a multitasking star or maybe you should consider doing one thing at a time. Most of us do a better job when we can focus on one thing and then turn our attention […]
This article by Jennifer Morris is a great reminder on some excellent project management communications basics. Be sure to watch this pmStudent mini-lesson for Quick Communication Tips too! There is always room for improvement in project management and new ways to get ahead in the game. Whether you are new to the world of project […]
We all know that gathering lessons learned is a best practice and part of our professional responsibility. But that doesn’t mean that we all do it. If the reason you do not is because you don’t know exactly HOW to conduct a lessons learned session or you think conducting a lessons learned session is too […]