4 Must-Have Skills of the Well-Rounded Project Manager

Strategy Driven

In today’s business environment, project managers are now recognized for their critical role in keeping essential business functions running smoothly. As such, there’s been a corresponding boom in demand for workers with project management skills.

Scaling Leadership

Leading Blog

T HE INEVITABLE CONSEQUENCE of leading in an increasingly complex world is that we will have developmental gaps in our leadership. The solution is to scale our leadership. Leadership must learn to scale itself, but not any kind of leadership will do.

Thoughts on Project Leadership and Choices


Home Go to QAspire.com Guest Posts Disclaimer Thoughts on Project Leadership and Choices I love project management as a subject not only because it gets so much work done, but also because project management manifests how people operate.

Google's Project Oxygen

Coaching Tip

But the key question is: Will Project Oxygen help a grown-up Google get its start-up mojo back? PROJECT OXYGEN started with some basic assumptions. The starting point was that our best managers have teams that perform better , are retained better, are happier — they do everything better,” Laszlo Bock, Google's VP for "people operations" says. “So Google clearly hopes to recapture some of the nimbleness and innovative spirit of its early years.

StrategyDriven Advisory Services helps businesses become more operationally effective

Strategy Driven

Because of our advisors’ direct leadership experience, StrategyDriven Advisory Services will initially focus on the Energy, Non-Profit, and Government sectors,” asserts Greg Gaskey, StrategyDriven’s Chief Operating and Financial Officer. “We’ve Program and project management.

Complimentary Resource – Maintaining Continuity of Operations with.

Strategy Driven

Click here for more information on Maintaining Continuity of Operations with a Disaster Tolerance Strategy. StrategyDriven effective executives, efficient employees Home About The StrategyDriven Organization Our Company Our Contributors Karen K. Juliano Howard T. Dickens Jr. Lucas D.

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. Let me discuss two factors: The Project Charter.

Leading Projects: Balancing Rational with Emotion


A start-up or a fledgling organization relies on individual heroism of their people to successfully deliver projects. These team members are enthusiastic, engaged and willing to see the project succeed. They are emotionally connected to the purpose of project/organization. Emotion is the basis of how they operate. But often, project managers focus too much on the planning, scheduling, managing risks and watching the metrics that they forget to focus on people.

Team Building & Leadership Process for a Retail Operation; New.

Mike Cardus

ABOUT Contact Us Create-Learning.com Get Connected Facebook LinkedIn RSS Feed Log in Join and Receive 9 Team-Building & Leadership Activities:That work and allow people to learn from the experience. Each team leader will enroll in the Exponent leadership curriculum.

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Right Leadership, Right Model

Great Leadership By Dan

With “clicks” and “eyeballs” as the watchwords, everybody began racing everybody else to get projects launched before the next guy did. We give each business unit as many resources – tech support, product management, marketing – as we can to enable them to operate as autonomously as possible.

Leadership & The Expectation Gap

N2Growth Blog

When it comes to leadership, I can share the issue of expectations is no small matter. Let me make this as simple as I can; managing expectations is gamesmanship – aligning them is leadership. By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth.

November 2018 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the November Leadership Development Carnival. We’re excited to share posts from leadership experts from around the globe on the topics of communication, customer service, development, engagement, and more. Steve Digioia of Steve Digioia provided Leadership Series: Ron Kaufman. Wally Bock of Three Star Leadership provided 3 Reasons Why Great Bosses aren’t Bossy. Consider adding these seven ideas to your daily leadership fitness routine.

How to Identify Your Project Stakeholders Interest

Mike Cardus

ABOUT Contact Us Create-Learning.com Get Connected Facebook LinkedIn RSS Feed Log in Join and Receive 9 Team-Building & Leadership Activities:That work and allow people to learn from the experience.

June 2018 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the Leadership Development Carnival. We’re excited to share posts from leadership experts from around the globe on the topics of communication, employee performance and engagement, personal and professional development, productivity, team building, and more. Dan McCarthy of Great Leadership provided The Seven Signs of Great Leadership. Rebecca Ely provided Beyond Self-Interest: What is Leadership Really? Leadership.

Leadership and Resourcing

N2Growth Blog

In today’s post I’ll look at the topic of resourcing as a key success metric for anyone in a leadership position. The essence of Leadership is not found in doing things yourself, but in teaching others how to do things better than you ever could.

Leadership and Digital Transformation

N2Growth Blog

Businesses simply have run out of time to embark on multi-year transformation projects – that window has closed. Your business now operates as part of a global digital eco-system where leveling the playing field has become a digital impossibility.

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

N2Growth Blog

The burden and privilege of leadership simply demands more. Where the absence of an outcome or a discovery exists so does a lack of creativity, critical thought, focused energy, effort and resources, and ultimately a lack of leadership. By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth.

The IFB Leadership Model

Great Leadership By Dan

Building balanced relationships through trust is at the heart of the IFB Model of leadership. Balance Continuously : When transforming your organization into one that operates on the principle of change as a constant, integral part of doing business, balancing activities must be ongoing. At times decision-makers may consider the projected outcomes of change as ambiguous, and this is okay. culture Leadership Models trust Yvette Bethel

5 Ways to Take Back an Already Delegated Project

Ron Edmondson

As a leader, have you ever given away a project and wished you could take it back? It doesn’t happen often, but when it does it can be one of the more difficult and awkward parts of leadership. Taking the project away from them may feel like personal rejection.

Value-Added Leadership

Strategy Driven

Duties, activities, tasks, behaviors, attitudes, contracting, project fulfillment. Value-added leadership is a healthy way of life that puts collaborations first. Value-added leadership requires a senior team commitment. Operations are sound, professional and productive. You provide leadership for progress, rather than following along. You just finished reading Value-Added Leadership ! The post Value-Added Leadership appeared first on StrategyDriven.

7 Leadership Pitfalls That Sabotage Company Growth

The Empowered Buisness

However, success often creates cognitive or psychological leadership blind spots. Crashing into the Leadership Glass Ceiling. In my extensive experience with growth companies, the number one reason why companies hit the wall is because their leadership team has hit a wall.

The Leadership Heresy You Can’t Live Without

Lead Change Blog

On a site dedicated to leadership…with the very word “lead” in the title, I want to address what I believe to be one of the most important aspects of your workplace leadership. What is this leadership heresy? Why Management Is Vital to Your Leadership.

Leadership at the Symphony

Great Leadership By Dan

While enjoying a live performance, it became obvious to me that, in addition to hearing great music or watching talented dancers, I was also seeing examples of good leadership. What an example of leadership and followership in action. That’s leadership! Leadership and harmony lead to great things—not just in music but in the marketplace. Barbara Mitchell leadership management

Avoiding The 5 Mistakes That Can End Your Leadership Career (before it even gets started)

Terry Starbucker

That was the bomb that nearly killed my leadership career, just as it was just getting started. It was an offer that came from my boss at the time (and the owner of the team), who had hired me 3 years earlier to be the VP of Operations of his cable TV company in Los Angeles. Leadershi

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Problems with leadership development processes…


After 23 years in the leadership development business, we are just realizing the impact of some of the issues. To the total health of you and your team, Ed Oakley and the Enlightened Leadership team TRANSCRIPTION Hi it’s Ed Oakley. Start developing your leadership skills today!

5 Reasons Why Leadership Development Should Be More Practical

Lead Change Blog

Every year, businesses spend a combined total of more than $20 billion on leadership development, according to figures published by Forbes, as they continue to try and plug the leadership gap. Leadership Development Leadership

A Remarkable Conversation on Leadership, Entrepreneurship and YOU

Lead Change Blog

Author information Bill Fox Bill Fox is a plane-flying project management and performance improvement consultant. Frustrated with the way most organizations attempt to improve their operations, Bill created the 5 Minutes to Process Improvement Success interview series , a work designed to uncover and leverage the best performance improvement strategies and tactics of top consultants from around the world. You know it when you hear it. It touches you.

If you consistently overload your best people with “important projects” three things might happen

Mike Cardus

If you consistently overload your best people with “important projects” three things might happen: They get promoted. Their level of performance drops. They resign or transfer. With either option, the high performers learn: The more you do around here, the more they ask you to do.

What is Great Leadership?

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Ted Bagley: All organizations worry about leadership, from the mom and pop community businesses to the giant global entities both domestic and international. Managers tend to govern over process, data, projects and products while leaders tend to utilize human capital to navigate these same areas and participate as part of the process. Good leadership is defined as proper training, rewarding, assisting, coaching and respecting those who “carry the load”.

Make Your Initiative More Than Just a Side Project

Change Starts Here

You have gained leadership support, started implementing your project, and people are actually participating! The project is really humming along, getting some results, but you still have a nagging feeling that if you let go, everything would go back to the way it was. The organization still sees the initiative as something special, an exception to the normal operation. The following are a few ways to switch your change away from being just a side project.

Leadership Lessons And Quotes From American Assassin

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article Imagine you’ve just proposed to the love of your life. But what can American Assassin teach you about leadership? Let’s take a look at the leadership lessons in American Assassin. Leadership Lessons And Quotes From American Assassin.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Death Wish

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article I’ve often wondered what I would do if I was ever put into a situation like Bryan Mills from Taken or, now, Dr. Paul Kersey (Bruce Willis) in the new Death Wish movie. And, if you’re intentional, it’ll also get you to think about leadership.

Failed Culture Change Causes Failed IT Projects

The Practical Leader

But many of these projects are poorly implemented. This leads to sizeable cost overruns, missed deadlines, disrupted operations, unhappy customers, and stressed out employees. Many organizations are implementing significant overhauls of their IT systems.

The No-Boss Workplace: Can Great Leadership Be Crowdsourced?

Terry Starbucker

There’s an interesting leadership experiment going on right now here in Portland. Here’s how Rogoway describes how project decisions get made: Any Treehouse employee can propose a project by submitting it on an internal company website. Leadership

To Develop a Culture of Trust and Loyalty, Try Sharing Your Leadership

Lead Change Blog

Yet over the years I have learned that leadership culture has changed. Barry Posner and Jim Kouzes, authors of the bestselling book The Leadership Challenge , have surveyed tens of thousands of employees about what they look for and admire in a leader.

How I Leveraged A Big Leadership Fail Into My First Leadership Win

Terry Starbucker

It’s a personal memoir that traces the discovery and development of my More Human Leadership philosophy, a practice guided by 8 core principles. The Leadership File And The Spreadsheet Assassin. I was completely left to my own conception of what “leadership” was.

Leadership Campaign

Coaching Tip

There’s a leadership crisis in American politics and business—a crisis that extends around the world. We find the training and managing of leadership is broken. Today, the model of “Change Leadership” versus “Bigness Leadership” is an approach built for these turbulent times by Google, Walt Disney Company and others. But most leadership models are stuck in the pre-information age ,” argues Scott Miller.

Great Leadership Comes with a Counterintuitive Approach

Great Leadership By Dan

Lady GaGa) , with the implication that leadership is an intuitive skill. Great leadership is certainly associated with strong instincts and intuition, but intuition and instincts are shaped by training and more importantly, greatly augmented through experience.

Leadership & Perfectionism | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

Leadership requires attention to detail and a commitment to quality, but rarely does it require perfection. While leadership doesn’t require being perfect, it does require doing what is needed and necessary. Get Your Leadership BIG On!

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Leadership Infrastructure – A Prerequisite To Mightiness

Tanveer Naseer

In business, leadership infrastructure is the sum total of all the management systems, processes, leadership teams, skill sets, and disciplines that enable companies to grow from small operations into midsized or large firms. Quality leadership with deep experience.

The Importance Of Stretching Your Leadership With Jon Stolpe

Joseph Lalonde

Answers From Leadership Podcast Episode 30 Leadership requires a constant stretching of our current skill set. Answers From Leadership podcast guest Jon Stolpe knows this all too well. Listen To The Answers From Leadership Podcast. What does leadership look like to you?

5 Ways to Take Back a Delegated Project

Ron Edmondson

Also, on the subject of delegation… Have you ever given away a project, though, and wished you could take it back? How do you take back a delegated project without causing hurt feelings, injuring a valued team member, or causing disruption in the organization?

Carefrontation — The Ultimate Leadership Trait

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post by Mark Hopkins : The best leadership tip I ever received came from a pastor’s sermon during a non-denominational service in Yosemite Valley Chapel. DaVita operates more than 1,800 dialysis centers and employs over 40,000 people domestically.