Improving Project Productivity

Kevin Eikenberry

While I’m not going to give you the encyclopedic solution to the challenge of getting more of the right work done on projects more effectively and getting projects completed on time, I am going to share of few insights that I and my team have been […].

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.

KidPower 2015 Earth Day Project – Coaching Kids to Lead

Lead Change Blog

This month, COI is undertaking an ambitious Earth Day project titled, KidPower2015 Earth Day Project , with the goal of encouraging COI kids to be leaders in the movement to protect the Earth for future generations. The classroom served as the project’s “proving grounds.”

Project Management Warning Flag 1 – Unfunded Activities

Strategy Driven

Managing a project to an on-time, on-budget completion has become increasingly difficult in the ‘do more with less’ reality of today’s business world. But what many project managers fail to realize is that their project is doomed from the start.

5 Tragic Mistakes that Will Derail Your Action Learning Projects

Let's Grow Leaders

Done well, action learning projects, where groups work together to address real business problems, can provide an immediate ROI that more than pays for your training investment. The post 5 Tragic Mistakes that Will Derail Your Action Learning Projects appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders.

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.

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. Leadership Development Uncategorized Change Growth Resources

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

The Nickname Project

Leadership Freak

NYT) Claudia became the First Lady of the United States… Continue reading → Encouragement Strengths Taking others higher Leadership Leadership Development Organizational DevelopmentNurse Alice Tittle said Claudia Alta Taylor was, “… as pretty as a lady bird.” At two years old, Claudia became, “Lady Bird.” (NYT)

Why Do Good Projects Go Bad?

Strategy Driven

‘Why do good projects go bad?’ – This seems to be a question a lot of project managers end up asking themselves. This blog post presents some of the most common project management mistakes made by companies all over the world. Projects change all of the time.

Leadership Inspiration – Great Projects

Strategy Driven

“ Men despise great projects when they do not feel themselves capable of great success.” You just finished reading Leadership Inspiration - Great Projects ! The post Leadership Inspiration – Great Projects appeared first on StrategyDriven.

Five Leadership Styles for Successful Project Management

Lead on Purpose

What makes Project Managers successful? But there’s one thing that the best, most valued Project Managers have in common. Here are five of the most common leadership style and guidelines on when to use them. If your servers go down and you’re losing $1,000 a minute, you need a take-charge project leader who tells people exactly what to do to fix the problem. Well, you don’t, especially as projects become more complex and you need people to take initiative.

When Projects Fail

Leadership Freak

We had a project fail. Taking others higher Failure Motivation Mistakes Optimism Success Feedback Leadership Development Leadership fear of failure organizational success insignificance mediocrity 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.

5 Leadership Development Projects even Frantic Leaders Can Do

Leadership Freak

The tragedy of organizational life is incompetent leadership. If everything rises or falls on leadership, why aren’t you systematically developing leadership skills? 3 pathetic excuses leaders give to neglect development: I don’t… Continue reading → Personal Growth Leadership Development

Lead Change Book Project Summer 2011

Lead Change Blog

Projects book project character-based leadership fight the resistance lead changeThese are times to make a raucous noise. These are times to stand up and proclaim what it is you believe. It is time for us to come together in unison and to offer up better ways that can change the world. Such a noble goal is part of the inspiration for all of us [.] Lead Change Group - Leaders Growing Leaders.

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

Steps and Tips for Proper Project Planning

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development We have all heard the age old 7 P’s about the effects proper planning has on your performance. The ability to properly plan and complete projects can be an extremely intricate, complicated [.]. Leadership Development Project planning Team productivity Teamwork Work PerformanceWhile the phrase may be a bit brash, it is completely accurate. Poor planning is one of the top reasons most businesses fail.

The Mental Game of Project Management: Simple Tips to Set Your Team and Project Up for Success

Kevin Eikenberry

The post The Mental Game of Project Management: Simple Tips to Set Your Team and Project Up for Success appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning. Leadership & Supervisory Skills Lou Russell project management projects teleseminars Maybe I’ve always known it, but it continues to become clearer to me with each passing week and month. Getting better at anything starts mentally – with our mindset, beliefs and values.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Brian Banks

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. Sadly, his wrongful conviction would sideline his hopes […] The post Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Brian Banks appeared first on Joseph Lalonde. Brian Banks was a rising football star at Polytechnic High School in Long Beach, California.

Restarting Stalled Projects, Guaranteed

Leadership Freak

Every reason projects stall comes back to one, lack of urgency. Who’s responsible: Save time, energy, and resources by settling the question of responsibility for derailed projects, quickly. Failure Leading Managing Marks of leaders Meetings and agendas Motivation Questions Taking others higher Teams inadequate resources Leadership Development Management managing projects meeting schedule Meetings personal conversations public meetings

Why Large Complex Projects Often Fail

Lead Change Blog

You don’t have to go very far to find a failed multi-million dollar project. To be clear, let’s define failure as a multi-million dollar project that ran consistently over budget and behind schedule; some came in years late. Why Large Complex Projects Often Fail. Best of Blogs Series Leadership Development complexity failure Project Management risk take a risk

The Character-Based Leader Book Project: My 10 Leadership Lessons

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Character Based Leader Book Leadership Development “Let’s write a book.” Character Based Leader Book Leadership Development conflict decide Decisions ownership team vision The Character-Based Leader Book vision” Often we don’t see significant turning points in our life. Or we don’t realize their significance when they happen. Many times radical change comes from a simple decision.

Unveiling the Next Big Lead Change Project

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Lead Change Book Leadership Development There’s been an exciting project going on behind the scenes within Lead Change, and now it’s time to pull back the curtain to give our community a sneak peek. Lead Change Book Leadership Development book Character collaboration leadchange Leadership

Mirrors only REFLECT, Not PROJECT

Dave Bratcher

Mirrors reflect – Not project. Leadership Ball Drop Dave Bratcher mirror New Years Eve New York NYE planning Does your car have a rear view mirror? What about side mirrors?

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.

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.

A Powerful Project that Enhances Authenticity and Fuels Energy

Leadership Freak

During the session a… Continue reading → Taking others higher Leadership Development organizational success85% are not self-aware.* Your stories show YOU who you are. A story: Recently, I taught a group of leaders how to energize team members by listening to stories.

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4 Simple Projects that Transform Culture Today

Leadership Freak

When you deliver them, someone gives you… Continue reading → Humility Taking others higher Culture Leadership Development You’re under appreciated and overworked. Bitterness follows ingratitude, the most self-destructive quality of all. 10 reasons you’re ungrateful: #1. Expectation ends gratitude. Results are expected.

7 Management Lessons from a Home Renovation Project

Management Excellence

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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. In Project Oxygen, the statisticians gathered more than 10,000 observations about managers — across more than 100 variables, from various performance reviews, feedback surveys and other reports. Google clearly hopes to recapture some of the nimbleness and innovative spirit of its early years.

Restarting Stalled Projects, Guaranteed

Leadership Freak

Every reason projects stall comes back to one, lack of urgency. Who’s responsible: Save time, energy, and resources by settling the question of responsibility for derailed projects, quickly. Failure Leading Managing Marks of leaders Meetings and agendas Motivation Questions Taking others higher Teams inadequate resources Leadership Development Management managing projects meeting schedule Meetings personal conversations public meetings

What Wikipedia Can’t Tell You About Action Learning Projects

Let's Grow Leaders

Done well, action learning projects are one of the very best forms of leadership development. If you have no idea what an action learning project is, Wikipedia actually does a pretty good job of describing it. Lack of Project Sponsorship.

Thoughts on Project Leadership and Choices

QAspire

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.

How Project Management Apps Are Fostering Remote Working

Strategy Driven

The inter-connectivity of computers worldwide and the advent of project management apps and time-tracking software has made this possible. Project management software helps keep the entire process not just organized but ultimately promotes greater efficiency.

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.

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.

The Most Important Thing You Manage isn’t Projects or People

Leadership Freak

The most important thing you manage is your… Continue reading → Personal Growth Taking others higher Time management Values mission & vision Innovation Leadership Development Priorities Time ManagementSomeone or something is controlling your attention. Often it’s not you. Maybe it’s an email alert or a buzzing cell phone. Distracted leaders live inconsequential lives.

My New Project

Survive Your Promotion

← Taking a Break Sheryl Sandberg (COO of Facebook) on Women and Leadership → Like Be the first to like this post. Survive Your Promotion!

Leadership Caffeine™ for the Project Manager eBook Now Available!

Management Excellence

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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

What Wickipedia Can’t Tell You About Action Learning Projects

Let's Grow Leaders

Done well, action learning projects are one of the very best forms of leadership development. If you have no idea what an action learning project is, Wickipedia actually does a pretty good job of describing it. Lack of Project Sponsorship.

Put Servant Leadership into Practice

Lead Change Blog

talk on and on about servant leadership. If you’re working on a construction project, ask them if they’ve ever built anything before. This will give you a window into other things they are good at and enjoy, which may come in handy when you have a special project. No one wants to hear a leader talk about how much we value servant leadership and then watch us struggle or ignore someone who works directly in the community because we think we know better.

Three Ways to Handle a Leadership Change That Threatens Your Project

Change Starts Here

You’ve spent months working on a change project. The implementation has started and is going well. Then one day, a leader who is instrumental to driving change has departed the organization and has been replaced. Now what? A new leader does not automatically mean all is lost.