As we start off 2017, I like to think about where I want to develop in the upcoming year. Delegation is a skill where I do not have much practice. But I have a few ideas about how to do it successfully and why it will likely create a win-win situation for everyone involved.
Have you ever felt like you were under attack at work? Here is an example when things did not go exactly as planned for me, and what I learned in the process.
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.
Think about all of the time and money you can save by having a test and learn mindset, with the goal of gathering as much usable information as possible and failing fast if it turns out the idea is a bust. Your project team and sponsors will thank you.
When you think about your life – in both your personal and professional worlds – would you say that you are a risk taker? There are times when you should play it safe, but there are also times when you should think outside the box.
The start of a new year is a good time to think about what project management processes and tools you have in place for each of your projects, and whether you need to start, stop, continue, and/or tweak them to ensure that 2016 is as efficient and effective as it can be. Read on to see how you should plan this important team pulse check!
For many of us, work is slowing down, and we are wishing our coworkers well as they begin their end-of-year vacations. Now is a good time to reflect on what you have accomplished over the last 12 months and think about your goals as we enter a new year.
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.