Have a Big Project? Start Here

Kevin Eikenberry

There is much written about (and worth learning about) project planning and goal achievement. You can learn many strategies and approaches to help your projects be successful and your goals be reached.

What’s Missing in Project Management Training

Kevin Eikenberry

The truth is there is probably as much training available on project management as there is on any leadership topic or skill I could ever write about here. Change Leadership Empowerment Leadership Leadership Communication Learning project management projects

My Top 10 Blog Posts of 2013

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

As 2013 draws to a close, here I am again sitting by a warm fire on a wintery Sunday night in New England, just as I did exactly a year ago, reflecting on the year and taking the opportunity to identify my top posts. Again, I have turned this into a bit of a project.

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When Projects Fail

Leadership Freak

We had a project fail. Let it sting. Soothing pain is for babies, not big boys and girls. Team members who don’t care about losing are losers. Don’t sooth discomfort by minimizing failure, but don’t overreact, either. Expect responsibility. Blamers are covering for something they should have done. Finger-pointing is the loser’s way of getting […].

Do You Really Finish Your Projects?

Kevin Eikenberry

I mean no disrespect here, but my bet is, based on my experience and observation, that you don’t completely finish your projects. Achievement Leadership Leadership Communication Learning Manage Projects Success finishing strong

Top 10 Posts from 2013

Nathan Magnuson

2013 featured a Leadership Profiles series and Powerful Questions series in addition to everyday leadership content. Here are the top 10 posts from 2013. Isn’t there a way to manage a project without micro managing each person?

The June 3rd, 2013 Leadership Development Carnival

Great Leadership By Dan

Welcome to the June 3rd, 2013 edition of the Leadership Development Carnival! In this post I’ll share 3 misconceptions entrepreneurs and business leaders should be aware when starting a company but also when starting a bigger project.

Why Are 2013 Graduates Considered Unprepared?

Chart Your Course

While the National Center for Education Statistics is projecting nearly 1.8 Meanwhile, of the hiring managers that are looking at 2013 graduates, the majority only plans to hire one or two this year. via Why Are 2013 Graduates Considered Unprepared? By Ashley Bowers.

The Shibboleth Project

Tony Mayo

While a consultant at Arthur Andersen & Co in New York City I was assigned to a high-pressure project for a Wall Street firm.

Picasso and Project Management

Strategy Driven

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 (and Project Managers) also have many different ways to reach the end goal. Projects are works of art and not scientific theory.

Project Management – What is Critical Chain?

Strategy Driven

Successful project managers know that the success of their project hinges on the development of a solid plan, the diverse consideration of integration challenges, and the right evaluation of resources. You just finished reading Project Management - What is Critical Chain? !

Discard and Replenish: What Will You Stop Doing in 2013?

Let's Grow Leaders

2013 will bring new challenges, exciting initiatives and inspiring ideas. With that will come more work, new project plans, and of course new metrics and reporting. The new initiatives will come [.] The post Discard and Replenish: What Will You Stop Doing in 2013? listening performance planning Questions Vision 2013 planning discard goal setting letting go visionYou had a great year… you worked hard, you achieved results, and learned along the way.

Project Management Best Practice 11 – Project Performance Executive Dashboards

Strategy Driven

Most managers would acknowledge that the use of efficient metrics is a key component to the successful planning, tracking, and execution of projects. Although the definition of those efficient metrics can be relatively easy when the project is small in schedule and resource size, the task can be much more challenging when considering the proper tracking metrics for a larger project. Relate Articles: Project Management Best Practice 3 – Line Management Project Ownership.

2013 Trends and The Power of Women

Women on Business

I was recently asked to think about how 2013 trends will impact women in the work force and how women will impact the trends. Could I see the future as a projection of the strides I’ve been able to make, similar to what other women in business have done?

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Complimentary Resource – Emerging Trends in Project Management

Strategy Driven

Emerging Trends in Project Management. Implementing project management soft skills into your projects will become increasingly important over the next several years; opening your mind to these emerging trends will open your door to new opportunities.

Leadership Caffeine: 4 Common Project Leadership Mistakes to Avoid

Management Excellence

The team or project leader’s responsibility is not to find a way to squash the variance in personalities, but rather to foster the right environment for people who are different to come together and perform.

Rebekah Monk: From side-line project to successful start-up

Women on Business

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Why change projects fail

Chartered Management Institute

Something like 70% of big change projects within our organisations are said to fail. As social business is nothing if not a widespread change project, this is likely to be a major hurdle to overcome if you’re to achieve the results you hope for.

Projects and Team Goals. Are we done yet?

Mike Cardus

One challenge of project and and team work is deciding when we are done. How will we know that we are done with this project and can move on? Illustrating to teams and managers behavioral and work indicators you will see when the team and project is accomplished.

Favorites of 2013–Team Building and Leadership Articles

Mike Cardus

With the end of the year approaching, this week is great to share some of my favorites of 2013. Favorite Team Building & Leadership Articles 2013. Some good, some OK, some crap…Below are my favorite articles from 2013.

When does a project justify using change management tools?

Change Starts Here

One of the participants in the Design & Influence Irresistible Change webinar series recently asked, “When does a project justify using change management tools?” What support does the project need from leaders?

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Your Six Essential Project Review Questions

Eric Jacobson

Those authors, Ken Blanchard and Garry Ridge, recommend you ask the following six essential questions whenever you do a project review : What did we set out to do? And, these questions are important to ask even if there was no mistakes made during the project.

3 Simple tips on how to crowd fund a business project

Women on Business

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The Secret to Communicating with Executives

Let's Grow Leaders

Without executive support your project will fail. Change Communication Execution communicating with executives communication executives leadership development project management You need funding, headcount, and time. Your team’s counting on your to manage up well.

Mirrors only REFLECT, Not PROJECT

Dave Bratcher

As we wait today for the ball to drop and ring in 2013, we find ourselves in a place only fitting to reflect on the past year. Mirrors reflect – Not project. What are you planning to do different in 2013? Does your car have a rear view mirror? What about side mirrors?

2013 – Top Change Posts of the Year at Enclaria

Change Starts Here

Here’s a list of the most popular posts at Enclaria for 2013. When Does a Project Justify Using Change Management Tools? Who Does What on Change Projects? Thank you for reading my blog this year! Have you read them all? The top 5 Enclaria blog posts from this year are: Three Ways to Frustrate Employees Going Through Change. Four Reasons Leaders Need Change Agents. Five Jobs Made More Effective With Change Management.

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

Bernd Geropp

New Media Expo 2013/ Blogworld. The Great Business Project by Ralph Quintero. Last week I travelled from Germany to the US for the New Media Expo in Las Vegas.

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Why Can’t You See The Big Picture?

Let's Grow Leaders

fear and courage performance planning big picture how to readjust your project leadership trust project management projects teamsI was doing my normal juggling of “leader” and “mom” roles. I was feeling pretty good about the “mom” part as I drove to the stadium that night. Sure I was on a conference call the whole way there, but I pulled into the parking lot well before halftime. The marching band had not yet [.]

How to tackle a big project

Deep Imprints

I have a project that I’ve been avoiding for several weeks. Tonight, I finally tackled it. I hate that feeling of impending work that I don’t want to do. It just saps the energy out of everything I do. Getting things done also creates its own energy -when you start to accomplish things, you find. Read More » Coaching discipline goals time management

Project Management or Project Leadership #pmot

Rapid BI

In the last couple of years we have been asked to run a number of “Introduction to project management” courses for people in businesses. But what transpired was they the either needed management skills training or more importantly project leadership development. Successful Project Management Successful project management in today’s business environment is increasingly complex. Project Management Model – SQERT.

Risk Management Best Practice 5a – Monitoring for Organization-Wide Performance Risk Associated with Large Capital Projects

Strategy Driven

Large capital projects represent a significant investment on the part of an organization and can therefore impact, either positively or negatively, the company’s financial position, if not its viability.

Innovation Requires Structure

Kevin Eikenberry

Creativity Innovation Leadership Learning Manage Projects Personal Development Idea problem solving This is the third Wednesday in a row I’ve written about innovation. Because it is important to us, personally and professionally.

It’s Not Impossible – It Just Hasn’t Been Done Yet

N2Growth Blog

Innovation Leadership Operations & Strategy Success Innovation and leadership Leadership and Impossibility Leading Change leading innovation leading new projects Leading something new leading the impossibleBy Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth.

6 Questions To Ask When You Do A Project Review

Eric Jacobson

Those authors, Ken Blanchard and Garry Ridge, recommend you ask the following six essential questions whenever you do a project review : What did we set out to do? And, these questions are important to ask even if there was no mistakes made during the project.

What To Ask At The End Of A Project

Eric Jacobson

Those authors, Ken Blanchard and Garry Ridge, recommend you ask the following six essential questions whenever you do a project review : What did we set out to do? And, these questions are important to ask even if there was no mistakes made during the project.

What are You Feeding?

Kevin Eikenberry

Innovation Leadership Learning Manage Projects Personal Development Quotations Solving Problems opportunity Stephen Covey Last Friday, I featured a quotation from this great author. Today, another one from him.

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Starting a Successful Team Project. Tips for the initial team meeting

Mike Cardus

Team projects succeed of purpose. Project Manager / Team Leader – What to do. In the 1 st project team meeting, slow down and schedule some ‘get to know others time’. Project Manager / Team Leader explain why this team is together; Who is part of the team.

Favorites of 2013–Team Building and Leadership Images Used in Presentations & Workshops

Mike Cardus

With the end of the year approaching, this week is great to share some of my favorites of 2013. Favorite Images Used in Workshops and Presentations 2013. If you consistently overload your best people with “important projects” three things might happen.

The First Thing Leaders Need to Do When Leading a Big Change

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Phil Buckley : Most leaders will lead their organizations through multiple big change projects. The first thing leaders need to ask themselves is, “What do I bring to the project?” Review past change projects they have led and what they learned from them.

How Important is Employee Satisfaction?

Lead Change Blog

Almost everyone strives to become manager, team lead, or project leader. Posted in Leadership Development In the world of business, there’s no short supply of leadership. What really separates the great leaders and the common ones?

Creating employee engagement through culture and job design

Lead Change Blog

Connect with Leigh on her LeadChange profile , website , or Twitter and check out the Managing People Better assessment where you can get some feedback on your management style and help with a research project.

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3 Reasons You Should Ask Your Team More Questions

Lead Change Blog

Author information Mary Prescott Community Manager at WorkZone - Web based Project Management Software Mary Prescott is working as a community manager at WorkZone – A web-based project management software company.

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What makes a leader special?

Lead Change Blog

He is a public speaker in Leadership, and he is a certified project manager from PMI. Posted in Leadership Coaching Leadership Development With my 23 years of experience, I’ve seen my share of leaders.