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Project Management Leadership

Delegation Tips for Project Managers

Filed under Becoming a PM, Leadership | Posted by MMeloni

A project manager is undoubtedly one of the busiest persons in an organization.  What makes a project manager so busy? Everything which is required for the success of the project falls under the PM’s umbrella. This makes the to-do list never-ending. Everything right from project kickoff to project closure is definitely the  PM’s job. So, […]

Morale Building Involves Mind, Body and Spirit

Filed under Leadership | Posted by MMeloni

There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up. – John Holmes When your morale needs a boost, what makes you feel better? Hopefully you know at least one individual who helps you feel better when your spirits are lagging. That go-to person who always helps clear away the […]

Introducing the Ivy Podcast

Filed under Best Practices, Leadership | Posted by MMeloni

You might already be a fan of the Ivy Podcast. Many people are. The Ivy Podcast specializes in providing lessons learned from executives across multiple industries.. Topics include innovation and strategy, digital transformation, company culture, and of course, project management! Earlier this month, I was invited by Fred Obiero, one of the hosts of the […]

Who is Your First Chair?

Filed under Leadership | Posted by MMeloni

“An orchestra full of stars can be a disaster.” – Kurt Masur An orchestra has a conductor and a first chair or concertmaster. There is considerable recognition and prestige that come with being the conductor or with being the first chair. In dysfunctional situations, each might consider his or herself to be the star of […]

5 Tips to Help You Ask your Team to Work Overtime

Filed under Leadership | Posted by MMeloni

5 Tips to Help You Ask your Team to Work Overtime Contributed by Ashley Wilson When project deadlines are tight, you might have to ask your employees to work overtime, which isn’t always an easy task. Your request puts even more pressure on your team. To help you minimize this risk and promote a healthy […]

The BEST Way to Deliver Bad News

Filed under Communication, Leadership | Posted by MMeloni

“Bad news isn’t wine. It doesn’t improve with age.” Colin Powell Delivering bad news does not have to be scary. Unfortunately, your best customer who is the sponsor for the project you manage just placed a freeze on all future project work. This is a big deal. One-quarter of your organization’s projected earnings for the next […]

Silence is NOT Always Golden

Filed under Communication, Leadership | Posted by MMeloni

“Silent gratitude isn’t much use to anyone.” – G.B. Stern Have you ever heard this from a leader? “If I do not yell at you, it means you are doing a good job. Go about your business and be happy that I am not yelling at you.” OR “You get paid for being here; I have […]