Asking Basic Questions to Become More Effective

If you are assigned to a project where the subject matter is totally new, to truly be an effective project manager, you need to rewind the conversation and ask your team some really basic questions. As Michael Scott said, “Why don’t you explain this to me like I’m five?”

Managing Discussions When You Do Not Have the Answers

What do you do when your project team asks you a ton of questions and you know zero of the answers? While it may feel most comfortable curling up into a little ball in the corner, a better approach is to face the questions head on. Check out how I handled it, and my six tips for acting with courage under fire.