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Prioritising IT projects has never mattered more

Prioritising IT projects has never mattered more

  IT Project prioritisation is crucial for your organisation. Selecting the wrong projects, which don’t deliver strategic value or the required ROI can impact the bottom line and mean that your business reduces its chance of hitting targets and achieving goals. You should take a day or two (or longer …

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Not knowing is no longer an option

A number of recent examples from the corporate arena illustrate that being oblivious to unethical or illegal behaviour happening within an organization is not an acceptable excuse for allowing it to occur. Leaders will be held responsible – even when they claim to have no knowledge of the situation. A …

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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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