It’s the end of the year, and you are one of the few who did not take vacation days. You are tired, and not feeling especially motivated, but you want to be productive. You want to put in an honest days work. What can you do?
Your holiday experience can be really upsetting, tiring and stressful OR your holiday season can truly be one of peace and joy. The choice is up to YOU.
Your thoughts and actions during this time will define your holiday experience. You cannot control the thoughts and actions of others, but you can take control of your own thoughts and actions. Think of this time of year as an opportunity, an opportunity to continue to grow and strengthen your ability to treat yourself and others with compassion and respect. Here are five tips to get you through this season in peace and not in pieces.
Now is the perfect time to capture lessons learned. Take the important lessons with you as you move forward and let go of the lessons that do not really serve you.
Your team members do not need luck, they need help. Project manager, it is your job to help remove the obstacles.
In today’s world, many of us consider taking time to do nothing as the ultimate luxury. Who can afford to talk a walk in the middle of the workday? Who has time to sit and just breathe? You do!
Finally, your project scope document has been signed. Everything has been agreed upon and now there will be no changes. Right? Wrong! Change will come and that is not necessarily a bad thing.
“Why do the Project Charter and the Project Scope Statement contain some of the same information?” “We just provided that information, isn’t this just repetitive? Are we wasting time?” Excellent questions. When you are creating some of your project management deliverables, you might feel like you are repeating yourself. You are. But you also are […]
When a team member needs to rant, give him or her a safe space. With a few ‘ranting’ ground rules you can help them release some negativity. In fact you can turn a negative rant into a positive plan for action.
“It’s not the winning that teaches you how to be resilient. It’s the setback. It’s the loss.” Beth Brook Project managers, you do not just lead your teams through the successes. You lead them through the setback and disappointments and out and out losses. This is what makes you a stronger leader and it is what makes your team a stronger team. Treat each disappointment as an opportunity to build your collective strength and to become more resilient.
Right now the truth is the team is behind schedule. They will work this weekend to catch up.
But you are being asked for status NOW. What do you say?