Picasso and Project Management

Strategy Driven

This means that artists will cater to the type of art their audiences want. So what does any of this have to do with Project Management? The common theme from the above is with projects themselves. Just like art, there are projects that have major impacts on society, like the Sistine Chapel (Pyramids, Moon landings, etc.). While other types of projects are more the paint by numbers type. Projects are works of art and not scientific theory.

What I learned from attending New Media Expo 2013 in Las Vegas!

Bernd Geropp

New Media Expo 2013/ Blogworld. How to effectivly communicate to a global audience”. That session was really helpful for me to understand what is important when you start a blog or podcast and want to focus on an international audience.

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10 Tips To Be A Presentation GOD.

Rich Gee Group

But for screen projection – Less is More. Mixing of fonts communicates to the audience that you don’t know what you’re doing. These actions develop a great synergy between the presenter and the audience. You need to reach out and touch your audience.

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Using The Power Of Acknowledgment To Engage Your Employees

Tanveer Naseer

What incredible value and contribution Shelly brings to our team – we couldn’t achieve the same project success without her insights and actions.” The following is a guest piece by author Judith W. Umlas.

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The First Step in Self-Awareness Isn’t You - Redux

Leading Blog

In spite of my initial resistance, I did my best to participate without revealing my conviction that I felt superior to this target audience that needed help with communication and presentation skills. I''m not sure whether there was a collective gasp from the audience or just a stunned silence, but what she said next definitely stunned me. I had just admitted that the person I was projecting was not someone to whom I could relate.

What Invisible Dragons are Your Teammates Fighting?

Great Results Team Building

The likelihood is that you have very little idea what invisible dragons they are fighting to slay outside of your team project or workplace. Many thanks to Jen Olney for sharing it with the #bealeader audience! Every one of your teammates is fighting an invisible dragon.

6 Lessons On Creating a Lasting Influence


It is a myth that just having an audience and followers means influence. Improvement & Development Leadership Leading People Leading Projects Managing Career Social Media career change influence Self Growth

Do You Have Executive Presence?


In addition to interpersonal communication, leaders need the ability to read an audience or situation and craft the appropriate response. Leaders with executive presence must project confidence. Can you effectively read an audience and communicate your ideas?

How to use Measurement to Manage Like a Pro

Lead on Purpose

While you assumed that your target audience was largely male, your sales records show that the majority of buyers were female. It’s easy to lose sight of “people” thanks to the inordinate focus on specifics, business goals, projects, and deadlines. Mary Prescott is working as a community manager at WorkZone – A web-based project management software company. Guest post by Mary Prescott. I’m sure you’ve heard statements like these before: “My team is exceptionally strong.

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Effective Manager Communication Is Just 5 Steps Away


One of the biggest challenges managers face today is communicating effectively to their respective audiences. Audience: Identify your audience, their needs and care-abouts to help inform what you communicate.

Leaders Get The Innovation They Deserve


He adopted a style that was playful and bold, holding informal staff lunches – not to grill them on numbers and projects but to liberate creativity. It provided an audience for innovation. [Editor's Note: This piece is adapted from Max's book The Truth About Innovation.].

Mentoring 101 | Thoughts for the Everyday Leader

Nathan Magnuson

January 21, 2013. Unfortunately none of us will ever get an audience with King Solomon, but there are plenty of “Solomons” out there we can and should be seeking out. Identify a potential mentor and seek an audience. A friend and I are working on some independent projects, so I got to make a couple calls to “mentors” of mine who have been there and got some great input. © 2013 Thoughts for the Everyday Leader — Standard by 8BIT.

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Organizational Design and Social Networks


The portfolio life has become more and more viable now, because people have an immediate captive audience of friends and friends of friends. Hierarchies rely on job titles to command the attention of others.

Question What You Know Is True

The Recovering Engineer

I do think he wanted people in the audience to rethink what they “knew” to be true so that they could learn something new. Your Now Step: Identify a project you have wanted to complete that continues to loom over you.

Shifting, optimizing & changing culture…it doesn’t have to be hard

Anese Cavanaugh

“I’ve attended other meetings, I’ve attended other workshops where you are really just sitting in the audience and you are being talked at. It’s not as hard as we make up… It can even be exciting… What am I talking about? Culture. “Cultural change.”

New Film by AthenaOnline – Auntie Claus

Marshall Goldsmith

This summer, however, he decided to focus some of his ideas on a different audience – children. Even if you do not donate, it’s worth watching the video to learn more about this important project. Kickstarter page: [link] projects/athenastudios/auntie- claus-the-movie.

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7 Secrets to Being a High Achiever

Ron Edmondson

I blog regularly to a growing audience and daily interact with my readers. I frequently take on extra writing projects and speaking opportunities, which usually keeps me doing something different every week.

How to Sell Your Ideas

Rajesh Setty

” It is where you go to a place where your audience is super comfortable with and then keep placing mental breadcrumbs until they come to where you want them to come. The first step therefore is to know what your audience knows so that requires a bit of homework on your part.

Why many smart people can’t get buy-in from others

Rajesh Setty

Like many other mini-research projects, I embarked on a journey to find out the answer. Granted, the vision is clear in your head but you have not taken the time to craft a story to make it clear to the audience.

Twitter’s New Vine App – Opportunities for the Ministry

Ron Edmondson

Your audience and community can comment and like the video on Vine or provide the usual feedback options on Facebook and Twitter. Why not make a project of this with your youth group?

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How to Stay Calm

Rajesh Setty

as I don’t think there is anyone in my audience who are on the path to becoming a saint. for a project and the output will take care of itself. Just to be more realistic, let’s slightly modify the topic to. How to Stay Calm (Most of the Time).

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Rethink the Value of Each Customer for Efficient Growth

Women on Business

Typically, companies calculate the CLV of a customer merely by looking at their projected direct revenue. If they do, then actively leverage social media platforms to facilitate greater sharing among this valuable audience segment.

Data Can Enhance Creative Projects — Just Look at Netflix

Harvard Business Review

Because they can connect content and audiences in ways that broadcasters never could. Instead of focusing solely on offerings with surefire mass appeal, these platforms can take a chance on unique content because they can deliver that content directly to the best audience. This is particularly true for “cultural products” like television and music, where it’s hard to predict exactly what will be a hit with audiences. Neasden Control Centre for hbr.

The 12 Essentials of Church Communications

Ron Edmondson

The key to social media is interacting with your audience through great content and conversations. Project Systems. You will receive practical methods and customizable project management system templates. Audience Connection. The church is the hope of the world.

Data is Worthless if You Don't Communicate It

Harvard Business Review

The lesson: if you''re going to spend the better part of a decade on a research project, also put some time and effort into disseminating your results. For his projects, he recommends a simple framework for communicating about each analysis: My understanding of the business problem.

When Creating Visualizations, Question Everything

Harvard Business Review

By asking questions, we identify the audience and our goals as creators, which in turn informs the rest of the process. Answering these questions is not just important to moving forward — it often transforms the project entirely. It''s time to think about the audience.

Don’t Trust Anyone Who Offers You the Answer

Harvard Business Review

The people they speak to — their audience — want answers to questions. Our hypothetical business school professors may be giving their audiences what they want but not necessarily what they need. The audience wants answers, but it actually needs truth. (I

UConn Basketball and a Championship Lesson in Patience

Great Results Team Building

Their team had been saddled with NCAA sanctions after the 2012 season, and was unable to participate in the 2013 tournament. Maybe you have to wait on a supervisor’s signature to okay the next phase of your project.

Advertisers Should Act More Like Newsrooms

Harvard Business Review

Based on our analysis of the responses to the 2020 Project , the Super Bowl case isn't just a once-a-year stunt — it's a preview of a model that will scale and become a foundational characteristic of major brand advertising. Audience-centric.

When Presenting Your Data, Get to the Point Fast

Harvard Business Review

Projecting your data on slides puts you at an immediate disadvantage: When you're giving a presentation, people can't pull the numbers in for a closer look or take as much time to examine them as they can with a report or a white paper.

The First 90 Days in a New CIO Position

Harvard Business Review

The following are a few key areas on which I''ve focused in my first 90 days that I think would be valuable for other new CIOs to consider as they plan for their own organizations'' future: Create a Sound Service and Project Management Framework.

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Military Leadership Lessons for Training Doctors

Harvard Business Review

To address this gap, the Vanderbilt Department of Otolaryngology developed a 4-year program that consists of selected Naval ROTC leadership topics, public speaking training, a micro-MBA course, and a capstone leadership project on community disease prevention that puts students into leadership roles.

How GE Uses Data Visualization to Tell Complex Stories

Harvard Business Review

How do you think about using data visualization when it comes to different audiences and stakeholders, both within your company and outside of it? As a large multinational company, we do have many audiences. It really works across different audiences.

Don't Let Predictability Become the Enemy of Innovation

Harvard Business Review

Unhappily shocked by Sputnik''s unexpected 1957 success, President Eisenhower quickly pushed the Pentagon to establish the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).

The Innovation Mindset in Action: Sir Peter Jackson

Harvard Business Review

Jackson also expanded the pie by extending LOR''s success to others'' projects. The book and the jewelry expand the audience for the movie, and vice versa. Peter Jackson is a game changer who transformed the practice of filmmaking.

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Delivering on the Promise of Private-Public Partnerships

Harvard Business Review

A couple of our programs illustrate this well: To add to the scale and reach of our own programs that promote handwashing with soap , we partner with UNICEF, the Millennium Village Project, Population Services International (PSI) and national governments.

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Six Classes Your Employer Wishes You Could Take

Harvard Business Review

The ability to immerse oneself in terabytes of data, identify (individually or collaboratively) what''s most important and restructure it in an accessible, meaningful and usable form for a variety of audiences will increasingly be an essential skill.

Making the Most of Webinars

Harvard Business Review

And they are aimed at all sorts of audiences, from clients to colleagues. As evidenced by CCIP's research, webinars seem to work less well when they deal with topics around which there is no consensus, or that require enormous customization to be relevant to all audience members.

It's Time to Retire 'Crap Circles'

Harvard Business Review

Meanwhile, audiences demand snappy-looking, easy-to-digest graphics that, almost by definition, strip away nuance. Every time I encounter a crap circle my heart sinks. I first wrote about these contemptible "information" graphics in HBR in 2005, and since then they've only seemed to multiply.

How to Get the Answer You Want

Harvard Business Review

a pitch for a campaign or strategic project), telling about our capabilities and track-record (e.g., for a job), or projecting our values (e.g., Knowing which pitch points will resonate most with that audience (what I call the “next audience”) will dramatically increase the chances of a positive outcome. This is the fun part, and it’s easier because it just involves giving the answer you want, and packaging it for that next audience.

How To Build a High-Performing Digital Team

Harvard Business Review

Digital teams are responsible for developing, testing, and implementing a strategy to reach and engage target audiences through digital channels like web, mobile, and social. Smart project managers and content strategists will force you to create personas and walk through use-case scenarios that test workflow and resource assumptions. Digital skills are in high demand and short supply. But first things first — how do you define a digital team when nearly everything is digital?

What the NHL Lockout Reveals About Capital and Labor

Harvard Business Review

What the players in the NHL are fighting about here is that the revenues aren't projected to grow so that, at least in the short-term, the players won't get more with a salary cap over the next couple of years. It's been quite a year for labor disputes in professional sports.

Does Your Company Actually Need Data Visualization?

Harvard Business Review

Explaining a complex idea to an online audience requires a level of personalization, detail, nuance and openness that only an interactive visualization can provide. These organizations need to let their audience play with their data to make their findings more useful and convincing. Europe and Asia-Pacific, and average regional salaries – the interactive graphic produces a series of 5-year projections for costs and potential savings from wellness intervention programs.

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