Feedback – as they say – is a gift. And mastering the art of giving feedback is important to your success as a project manager. Read on to learn what I consider the most important things to remember when you are giving someone feedback.
If you do not speak up as much as you would like to at work, you may need to step outside your comfort zone as a project manager to help your team and your leaders be as productive as possible. Here is my story of going from a shy newbie to a strong contributor to team discussions.
The project sponsor is one of the most important stakeholders you will have on any given project. If you do not have a leader talking the talk and really walking the walk – outwardly supporting the change, its goals, its potential outcomes, new processes and systems, etc. – people will not get on board.
It may sound easy, but facilitating a conversation successfully takes a lot of time and practice. Check out the six things that I have learned through my years as a project manager about the art of facilitation.
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Since email is part of our work culture, you must learn how to write clear, succinct emails that communicate to the reader whatever it is you intended.
When I write emails that contain more than a few sentences, I keep the following seven tips to writing a simple and effective email in mind.