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Are you a decisive or a divisive decision maker??

Every manager and leader has to make decisions – good ones make the right decisions most of the time.  However, the way decisions are made and communicated can either lead to division and discord or to understanding and a commitment to making the decision ‘stick’. Divisive Decision Makers Divisive decision …

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How to be an IT talent magnet

How to be an IT talent magnet

If you’re looking on eBay or searching on Google, you make your search criteria as specific as possible so you don’t waste time with results that don’t fit. It’s the same with a job search. Either consciously or subconsciously the criteria that fits with a candidate’s search is what stands …

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Are you the manager of projects or peace?

Are you the manager of projects or peace?

Do you spend all your time handling internal politics and conflict? Here’s how to avoid it. My friend Steven, an IT Project Manager with that all important sense of humour, told me this week that he was considering adding to the job description on his business card. Now, it’s not …

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How to influence others

A while ago I posted on influencing without authority, that post looked at building credibility and ‘currency’ to trade for the support and help you need.  Those ideas buy you a seat at the table but how much influence you exert in any given situation largely depends on how effective …

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Great talent is not easily replaceable

HOW DO YOU REPLACE INGREDIENTS WITHOUT RUINING THE CAKE?

When your firm loses a great team member, they take with them a business value that cannot be easily replaced. First, there’s the rich knowledge that they have of your organisation, its products, culture, systems and processes. They may have fostered relationships with your clients and internally with colleagues over …

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Learn How To Succeed At Stakeholder Management

what prevents you from engaging stakeholders

New research from Elizabeth Harrin shows that project managers understand the value of stakeholder management but in many cases they aren’t doing it (or aren’t able to do it). Engaging stakeholders on projects is essential for success. The survey, conducted at the end of last year via Elizabeth’s blog, GirlsGuideToPM.com, …

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Sustainable project management

Project management association members and credential holders have an obligation act sustainably.  For example, PMI’s Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct (2.2.1) asks us ‘as practitioners in the global project management community to make decisions and take actions based on the best interests of society, public safety, and the environment.’   …

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