Will this project manager make a good people manager?

Lead Change Blog

Sam’s team just delivered a complex project on-time, on-budget, and with impeccable quality. His company is eying him for promotion, because they want him to “rub off” on other project managers, whose results aren’t as stellar. In theory, a good project manager can become a good [.] Maybe he can teach them a trick or two? Author information Leigh Steere Co-founder, Managing People Better, LLC—a management research firm/think tank. Professional kettle-stirrer. Writer.

LeadershipNow 140: February 2014 Compilation

Leading Blog

Here are a selection of tweets from February 2014 that you might have missed: My 12 Rules for Success by Bill Marriott. 10 Major Causes for Failure in Leadership from Project Eve. Keys to Success in Business and Personal Success by @kristakotrla. Your Greatest Source of Influence by @JesseLynStoner. Personal branding strategies for introverts : connect one person at a time; blog often; and more. Develop Emotional Intelligence : Are You Using These Steps? by @KateNasser.

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Digital Project Leadership – “Re-Imagining the Client Experience”

Lead Change Blog

With the technological advances that occur every day, it is important that Project Leaders stay on top of these changes by developing a “Digital Project Leadership” mindset to stay relevant. The one-size-fits-all approach no longer fits, so as clients’ needs change, so should the ideas and solutions offered to each client. “Digital Project Leadership” is [.]

Top Posts And Commenters For July 2014

Joseph Lalonde

Last month I mentioned I was working on a new project. The post Top Posts And Commenters For July 2014 appeared first on Joseph Lalonde. J uly is over and done with. July was a crazy busy month around here. It’s so easy to get sidetracked by the busyness of our lives that we forget to reflect. That’s why I do these monthly reviews. To reflect and review upon the previous month. To see what went right and what went wrong.

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Waste Your Time with a Side Project, Seriously

Women on Business

Reader Submission business women side projects We''ve Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: [link] If you haven''t already done so, update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. link].

Mindful Mondays: Reflect, Then Project

Next Level Blog

There’s just something about that blank calendar (or at least more blank than your end of 2014 calendar) that makes hope spring forth that the coming year will be different in the ways that matter most. We''re very close to the time of year when people start thinking about New Year’s Resolutions.

Top Posts And Commenters For June 2014

Joseph Lalonde

The free giveaway I was planning has now been put on hold until I finish a new project I’m working on. This project is going to be my first paid product which will be an eBook to help you capitalize on valuable time that is often wasted. The post Top Posts And Commenters For June 2014 appeared first on Joseph Lalonde. W e’re now halfway through the year. Can you believe it? This year has flown by.

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Getting the Results Without the Authority: How to Manage a Project & Team That Doesn’t Report to You

Kevin Eikenberry

Have you ever led a project team? Have you ever led a project team where some (or all) of the people on the team don’t report to you? Leadership Learning Personal Development project management In today’s working world, the answer is likely yes. My guess is the answer is yes again. Both can be challenging – after all, there are professional […].

How to Get Projects Back on Track Fast

Leadership Freak

People are the main reason projects fail. Getting projects back on track is first about people, then about circumstances. 5 people-reasons projects fail: Confusion regarding purpose. Why is this project important? Lack of clarity concerning current state and future direction. Where are we now? Where are we going? Conflicting priorities, personal agendas, and sideways energy. […].

Top Blogs Posts And Commenters For October 2014

Joseph Lalonde

Live Leadership Notes From Craig Groeschel At Catalyst 2014. Live Leadership Notes From Andy Stanley’s Last Session At Catalyst 2014. Lastly, an article of mine was picked up by The Good Men Project. The post Top Blogs Posts And Commenters For October 2014 appeared first on Joseph Lalonde. W e’re really starting to close in on the end of the year now. The books have closed on October and we’ve moved into November.

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The Best of Marshall Goldsmith 2014

Marshall Goldsmith

2014 has been a fun year for me! The last two weeks of 2014, we’re taking a “holiday break” from the regular blog to run two special blogs to cap off the year. December 9, 2014. August 12, 2014. December 16, 2014. November 4, 2014. July 29, 2014. September 16, 2014. September 2, 2014. July 15, 2014. May 20, 2014. Since early this year, I have posted the Marshall Goldsmith Thinkers50 Blog every week.

Leadership Development Carnival: June 2014 Edition

QAspire

Welcome to the June 02nd 2014 Carnival of Leadership Development. Improvement & Development Leadership Leading Change Leading People Leading Projects Round Ups Leadership Carnival Leadership Development leading change Namaste! I am thankful to carnival leader Dan McCarthy for allowing me to host this event - a wonderful collection of very practical insights on Leadership Development.

Just One Thing—Cultivate Your Project Leadership Skills

Management Excellence

Just One Thing Leadership Performance Project Management Project Leadership Project Success The Importance of Projects We''ve Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: [link] Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.

Favorite Quotes from ACMP’s 2014 Conference

Change Starts Here

This week I attended the Association of Change Management Professionals’ 2014 Global Conference. When it gets full, projects spill out. While I’m still processing everything I learned, I thought I’d share a few of the great quotes I heard. “If you haven’t cried on the floor of your office, you’re not doing your job.” ” Dean Anderson. “Start with ‘D’ ‘D’ is the key to change management.

How To Project A Professional Image

Eric Jacobson

From Jay Miletsky''s book, 101 Ways to Successfully Market Yourself , here 10 tips for projecting an effective professional image : Discipline yourself to be positive and enthusiastic. Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Projecting Professionalism In tense situations choose positive responses by maintaining perspective and getting along well with others. Acknowledge mistakes and shortcomings and learn how to correct them.

Top Change Articles of 2014 at Enclaria

Change Starts Here

Do people seem to be mad about your project for no apparent reason? Are you sabotaging your own project by not being willing to do what needs to be done? It’s hard to believe I’m wrapping up the seventh year of blogging about influencing change at work at Enclaria. As has become tradition, I’d like to take this opportunity to share some of the most popular posts of the year. Thank you for reading and sharing!

Getting the Results Without the Authority: How to Manage a Project & Team That Doesn’t Report to You

Kevin Eikenberry

Have you ever led a project team? Have you ever led a project team where some (or all) of the people on the team don’t report to you? The post Getting the Results Without the Authority: How to Manage a Project & Team That Doesn’t Report to You appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning. Leadership & Supervisory Skills Personal & Professional Development project management In today’s working world, the answer is likely yes.

How To Project A Professional Image

Eric Jacobson

From Jay Miletsky''s book, 101 Ways to Successfully Market Yourself , here 10 tips for projecting an effective professional image : Discipline yourself to be positive and enthusiastic. Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Projecting Professionalism In tense situations choose positive responses by maintaining perspective and getting along well with others. Acknowledge mistakes and shortcomings and learn how to correct them.

Job Security: Change Your Mind, Change Your Life

ReImagine Work

I dug up performance appraisals, project reports. I hit this “project” hard, as if it was another assignment. All Posts Inspiring Women In Science & Technology 2014 Survive & Thrive change management human nature humans at work self-development “…The only real security you have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability.”. Henry Ford. Take the lead to create your own job security.

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6 Questions To Ask During Project Reviews

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. Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Leadership Project Reviews Here is some great advice from the authors of, Helping People Win At Work.

Mobile, Native Apps and Project Management Software – What’s the Connection?

Strategy Driven

In the project management arena, it’s been established that projects are better carried out by teams, and teams nowadays can be dispersed geographically, hence, the growing prevalence of cloud-based project management software to keep these teams connected. Cloud-based also means the ability to access the project management application via any device – PC, laptop, tablet and smartphone. Which is the better choice for mobile project management users?

How To Project A Professional Image

Eric Jacobson

From Jay Miletsky''s book, 101 Ways to Successfully Market Yourself , here 10 tips for projecting an effective professional image : Discipline yourself to be positive and enthusiastic. Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Projecting Professionalism In tense situations choose positive responses by maintaining perspective and getting along well with others. Acknowledge mistakes and shortcomings and learn how to correct them.

The Myth of Multitasking

Women on Business

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What Really Needs to Change for Your Project to Succeed?

Change Starts Here

Join me on January 29, 2014 for the first in the 5-part Design & Influence Irresistible Change™ webinar series, and you’ll learn a straightforward approach to defining what really needs to change in your organization, and gain templates and exercises to help you and your colleagues clearly define your change. January 29, 2014. Winter/Spring 2014 Schedule. What really needs to change in your organization for your initiative to succeed?

5 Early Warning Signals for a BPI Project

Strategy Driven

Can you recognize the early warning signals that derail a business process improvement project? Many articles have been written about what makes process improvement projects fail and usually they list critical success factors. And once you identify those signals what action should you take to cure the ill and get the process back on track or put a halt to the project altogether? Starting with a project that requires a different culture than the organization currently has.

Trying to develop mental habits? Try a Macro-project approach

LDRLB

Often focusing on real-world projects, design provides students the opportunity to work through various challenges that highlight processes and replicate problems students will ultimately encounter in their respective design fields. This model frequently fails to engage learners beyond the criteria of the project and parameters of the training, and provides limited opportunity to develop mental habits. Try a Macro-project approach appeared first on LDRLB.

Tips For Projecting An Effective Professional Image

Eric Jacobson

From Jay Miletsky''s book, 101 Ways to Successfully Market Yourself , here 10 tips for projecting an effective professional image : Discipline yourself to be positive and enthusiastic. Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Projecting Professionalism In tense situations choose positive responses by maintaining perspective and getting along well with others. Acknowledge mistakes and shortcomings and learn how to correct them.

Incorporate a Weekly Review into Your Work Schedule

Women on Business

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Kick Off 2014 With the Design & Influence Irresistible Change Webinar Series

Change Starts Here

To make progress on a stalled or difficult project? Winter/Spring 2014 Schedule. What are some of your New Year’s resolutions at work – To gain support for a much-needed change initiative? To better anticipate and overcome resistance to change? To have more confidence and be more assertive with colleagues? It sounds like you want the changes you implement to be IRRESISTIBLE.

Ways to Mitigate Project Risk

David A Fields

A question I was asked… I am entering into talks with a new client and there is a lot of risk associated with the project. The post Ways to Mitigate Project Risk appeared first on David A. relationships starting projects What are some ways to mitigate risk?…See …See my response in the Solo Consultant’s Network. Fields.

Losing Projects Due to Pricing

David A Fields

The post Losing Projects Due to Pricing appeared first on David A. relationships starting projects value proposition A question I was asked…My proposal got turned down, it was completely out of the ballpark, what am I doing wrong?…See …See my response in the Solo Consultant’s Network. Fields.

How Successful Leaders Stay Successful.

Rich Gee Group

Work is made up of a bunch of tasks, activities, projects, initiatives, and deliverables. So many people launch something or complete a huge project and for the next 3-6 months, bask in the glory and slowly move from delivery to on-going maintenance. Because it clearly positions you to deliver quickly, market your success, and move on to another great project. It’s simple.

Putting a Hard value on Soft Projects

David A Fields

relationships relationships starting projects A question I was asked: I’ve been asked to be on a retainer for six months to advise a team who are heading a major re-organization. How do I write a proposal that specifies the value in a situation like this? It’s hard to predict the outcomes upfront and I don’t work on concrete deliverables. What would your suggestion be to this consultant? What has worked for you?

The Transformative Power of Positive Leadership

General Leadership

In tangible terms, a project initially forecast to span 70 years and cost taxpayers $36 billion was completed 60 years ahead of schedule and $29 billion dollars under budget… a feat the government’s own General Accounting office declared unlikely, if not impossible.… “It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult undertaking which, more than anything else, determines its outcome.”. William James.

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. Here is some great advice from the authors of, Helping People Win At Work.

Checking Email and Working on Projects after Hours Can Be Hazardous to Your Health, German Study Finds

leaderCommunicator

Convinced that those late nights checking email and working from home are making you physically sick? Now you have evidence to prove your case. A German study of roughly 57,000 European workers found that those who put in extra time beyond their normal work hours were more likely to experience health problems. Reported problems were wide-ranging, including cardiovascular, gastro-intestinal and psychological issues.

The Biased Manager

Lead Change Blog

Give the project to her. I don’t think she’s the right person for a big project like this. Do you think you are open-minded, unbiased, and free of racism? Let me challenge you. It is human nature to categorize people. This person is like me; that person is different from me. Committed to the job, not committed. High potential, less potential. Smart, not smart. Fit, not in shape. Beautiful, plain, ugly. Cultured, not cultured. Groomed well, not so well.

8 tips for effective employee praise

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. If praising employees does not come naturally to you, here are a few tips for crafting words to motivate your team. Author information Leigh Steere Co-founder, Managing People Better, LLC—a management research firm/think tank. Professional kettle-stirrer. Writer.

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How Being a Parent Improves Your Leadership Competency

Lead Change Blog

You care about outcomes and learn to watch for signs of improvement or indications your sweet little project is getting off course. With all the juggling and balancing of being a parent and doing your leadership day job, it’s easy to feel like you can never do enough. After all, you only have so many hours in a day, and on most days someone gets the short stick. If you’re like me, there are days the guilt comes on so strong you wonder if you’re trying to do too much.

6 Questions 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. Just a little more advice from the authors of, Helping People Win At Work.

How do you live life on purpose?

Lead Change Blog

What is my next big project? Find places, projects or causes that could benefit from your passion and creativity. An aerial shot of the sidewalks of any major city bear an amazing resemblance to the view we get as we look down at a large ant den. . Lots and lots of tiny little bodies scurrying as fast as they can, doing what they can for as long as they can. Both are building, gathering food, and protecting their colony. .

The Day I Got Schooled on Respect. Again.

Lead Change Blog

She also mentioned a project we had worked on together. Apparently the number of lessons to learn about respect is limitless. See example below. Recently I was invited to a workshop I was not interested in. An acquaintance sent me a personal note inviting me. I felt compelled to respond, to relive old times about [.] Author information Mary C Schaefer President at Artemis Path, Inc.

Change Your Circumstances, But Not Your Calling

Lead Change Blog

I’m still with the Lead Change Group, but busy on a side project for a while. How do you connect the dots between your daily actions and your greatest calling or purpose? Do your daily actions and responsibilities force you to be something you are not? Or do they line up with your purpose? In the late months of 2008, it became obvious that the company I was working for was going to be sold and the prospects for my job continuing as it had were coming to an end.

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