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Leadership

Who values value?

Projects and programs are undertaken to enable an organisation to achieve part of its strategy, usually by creating new or better ways of working. ...

Everyone is talking about change

In my post Creating Value from Change I looked at the difference between project change control and organisational change management: Project change control is described...

Targeted communication – the key to effective stakeholder engagement

Just as each project is unique, so is each of its stakeholders! Whether as individuals, groups or organizations, every stakeholder, and every stakeholder community...

Valuing Soft Skills

The project management community and the wider business community are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of soft skills. However, being aware of their...

Leading your team through a period of crisis – the mark of a good manager?

All businesses will go through some form of crisis at least once in their lifetime. How the business comes through this is very much...

Level 5 Leadership

A Level 5 Leader (L5L) is an individual who blends extreme personal humility with intense professional will. The characteristics and success of these leaders...

Problems, conflicts and decisions

Whilst frequently treated as separate topics, conflict management, problem solving and decision making are interrelated and all are focused on achieving the best possible...

Eliminating the fear factor

The PMBOK® Guide and most modern management texts emphasise the importance of leadership and motivation over directive control.  This is for a very good...

Why are they (you) fighting?

Most issues and points of difference and even bad events are resolved without conflict.  Negotiation, discussion and helpful 3rd party input resolve the issue....

Why do we still teach Maslow?

This question was recently asked in a LinkedIn forum. It went on to say that Maslow was ‘disproven in the 1950s’ so we should...

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Training project teams on global projects

An exciting new project has started involving teams from right across the globe – both within the organisation and from external suppliers....

Project Management Lessons learnt from Covid Holiday Disruption

The very definition of Holiday (Noun - an extended period of leisure and recreation, especially one spent away from home or in travelling), is an entirely flexible parameter to work within, so how do we adapt? And what Project Management lessons are to be learnt from this summer?

Project management for the ‘new normal’

We live in strange times. Who would have thought last year that 2020 would be the year of Covid-19, the year of...

Long-Term Strategies To Help Manage Your Team Remotely

The world has changed profoundly since COVID-19. No one saw a global pandemic coming but now isn’t the time to panic. Instead,...

10 Steps for Planning and Implementing a Successful Branding Project

Your brand is perhaps your most valuable asset. It defines your organisation’s reputation and visibility in the market. The strength of your...
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