One of the advantages of being a project manager is that you likely have a natural talent for planning things in your personal life! Here are some of my vacation planning tips you can use when planning your next holiday.
As a project manager, you will likely need to present to leadership on project status, project details, or project outcomes. Here are a few tips that have helped me prepare for and improve after each presentation.
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.
Your role as a project manager is to keep everyone on task in meetings and just in general as you move toward your goals. So it should actually be expected that you will need to (politely) interrupt people from time to time. Read on to see tips on how you can master the art of interrupting!
Listening is an art, and few people have mastered it. By listening to what your team members and project stakeholders have to say, you will be able to better ask thoughtful questions and use the information you gain to be a better project manager.
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.
When you are a project manager, one of the most important things you can do is ask questions — good ones, stupid ones, complicated ones, ones you already know the answers to, and ones that you know do not have answers.