Creating a Sense of Urgency

Project owners have a lot of skin in the game to get things done. Many times they are self-motivated, but other times, they do not seem to have a sense of urgency to get things done. Here are some ways you can help create a sense of urgency so that the project remains on task and on schedule.

Adjusting Your Working Style for Different Stakeholders

One of the best skills you can have as a professional is to be able to adjust your working style to enhance the interactions you have with others. Check out some questions you should be asking about yourself and your team to optimize everyone’s style.

Developing a Change Management Plan

One of the main premises of change management is the idea that people like to have control over their own situations. When implementing large-scale projects, change targets have a perceived (or real) loss of control. Here are some tips on how to manage change effectively so that targets adopt the change.

The Project Sponsor

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.

Staying Focused During the Holidays

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The holiday season is a time to celebrate successes, rest, and rejuvenate. Here are a few tactics you can use to help you keep projects on track while enjoying a little break!

Everything Is a Process

Is there anything that you do in your personal or professional life that can be simplified? I am sure there is, and my advice is to ask a lot of questions about how things work, why they work that way, whether it is something your stakeholders or customers want, and whether it can be done any better with less steps, less confusion, and less wasted effort.

Writing a Simple and Effective Email

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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.