How to Be a Better Project Manager (or just run better projects)

Let's Grow Leaders

Don’t let these common project management mistakes. Every week we talk with deeply committed, human-centered project managers frustrated with their lack of influence. They yearn to be a better project manager, but something’s not quite clicking.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From The Adam Project

Joseph Lalonde

The Adam Project is a Netflix original movie.


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The Awesome Human Project

Kevin Eikenberry

The post The Awesome Human Project appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning. The title of this post certainly sounds optimistic. And perhaps it makes you feel a bit cynical. Awesome” might feel like quite a stretch from where you are and how you are feeling now.

Building Transparency into AI Projects

Harvard Business Review

As AI becomes ever more embedded in people’s lives, effective communication with stakeholders can define a product’s success — or failure. Business ethics AI and machine learning Business and society Technology and analytics Automation Digital Article

Best Practices for a Marketing Database Cleanse

As frustrating as contact and account data management can be, this is still your database – a massive asset to your organization, even if it is rife with holes and inaccurate information. Entrusting a vendor to help maintain its accuracy and completeness is no ordinary engagement. Download ZoomInfo’s latest data-driven eBook aimed to help marketing leaders understand the best practices around choosing a B2B contact data provider.

How to Excel in a Partnership Project

Strategy Driven

Working within one’s own company might seem easy and comforting as you know the scheme of systems, however, the real task starts when you have to work within a partnership project. Time management is very crucial when you work with different partners on a project.

Overcome the Great Resignation: How Great Leaders Put People Before Projects

Let's Grow Leaders

As the pandemic and uncertainty persist, we invite you to consider putting people before projects. We’re not saying people instead of projects. It’s people, then projects. As you get to know people, learn about their people, pets, and projects.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Project Power

Joseph Lalonde

Project Power is a unique Netflix original movie. The premise is that a drug is being manufactured and distributed that gives users superpowers for 5 minutes. The catch? You don’t know what your superpower will be. Your power could be incredible, or it could be deadly.

It’s Time to Focus on Projects, Not Ideas

Leading Blog

W E get distracted from what matters to us by our personal projects. Charlie Gilkey says in Start Finishing that a project is “anything that takes time, energy, and attention to complete.” We don’t want to do any more projects.

Crypto Project Registration in Estonia

Strategy Driven

Why Open a Legal Crypto Project Registration in Estonia? How Long Will It Take to Register a Crypto Project in Estonia? What Organizational / Legal Things to Consider Before Even Starting a Crypto Project in Estonia? Why Is It So Easy to Do Crypto Projects in Estonia?

How to Run a Better Project: A Communication Tool For Project Managers

Let's Grow Leaders

Whether you’re a PMI certified project manager working to spearhead several large-scale projects, or a manager balancing a critical project while still doing your day job, you know the importance of communication. The post How to Run a Better Project: A Communication Tool For Project Managers appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders. Project Management Winning Well PMI certification project management project managers

The Power of Conversation Intelligence

This eBook will answer all your questions and more on Conversation Intelligence (CI) by providing a complete overview and its need in Revenue organizations - delivering impact from your Sales Development Representatives all the way to the C-Suite.

New Book: Harvard Business Review Project Management Handbook

Eric Jacobson

Newest in the series is the HBR Project Management Handbook. Nieto-Rodriguez defines projects as : Limited in time; they have a start and an end. If you are a project manager , “This book will help you better understand project fundamentals.

5 Mistakes that Will Derail Your Credibility as a Project Manager

Let's Grow Leaders

Whether you’re a professional PMI certified project manager or juggling projects on top of your day job, you know your credibility matters — a lot. The post 5 Mistakes that Will Derail Your Credibility as a Project Manager appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders. Project Management project management project manager stakeholder

How To Improve Quality in Construction/Building Projects

Strategy Driven

With so many construction and DIY projects on the go, there has been a lot of discussion as to the prevalence of cowboy builders and how you can ensure that your project stands the best chance of success. The right project management apps and software.

Top 6 Tips for Project Management Success

Strategy Driven

Whether you are managing a multi-million dollar project or overseeing tasks for a small startup, being a project manager can be a stressful and challenging role. Fortunately, by following a few tips and implementing a few best practices, you can manage your project to success.

How to execute an office relocation project?

Strategy Driven

The office relocation project is one of the major projects undertaken. You can’t control such a huge project if you don’t plan well ahead of time.

How To Test Your Latest Business Project

Strategy Driven

Therefore, it is essential that you test your business project carefully before taking it any further. Using a third-party company to test your project is a great way to see if your latest business project is viable.

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.

Three Most Common Traps In Project Management

Eric Jacobson

In Susanne Madsen’s book, The Power Of Project Leadership , she recommends that you do not fall prey to these three most common traps in project management: Managing tasks, events and processes at the expense of leading people.

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. Career & Learning training action learning project leadership development

Frontline Festival: Best Practices in Project Management and Project Planning

Let's Grow Leaders

Welcome to the Let’s Grow Leaders Frontline Festival on project management and planning. We’ve been doing a lot of work with project managers and their teams in our corporate work as well as speaking at a number of Project Management Institute conferences and […]. The post Frontline Festival: Best Practices in Project Management and Project Planning appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders.

Don’t Fall Off Track With Your Current Project

Strategy Driven

It does not matter whether you have ten team members or you have 50, you have to make sure that the project remains on the right track so that you can achieve your objects on-team and on budget. Clear and effective communication is at the core of every project today.

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. COI kids will be participating in this joint project with fourth graders at Hollywood Central Elementary School and the children at the Light of Future School #1 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The classroom served as the project’s “proving grounds.”

The Rise of the Chief Project Officer

Harvard Business

Thirty years ago, 80% of the resources in an organization were dedicated to operations, and 20% to projects; today, that ratio has flipped. Project management Organizational transformation Hiring and recruitment Digital Article

Improving Your Team’s Lean Project Management

Strategy Driven

At its core, lean project management is about delivering greater value while minimizing waste. If your goal is to improve your team’s lean project management, resulting in greater efficiency and productivity, you need to take a number of key steps.

5 Project Management Lessons from Walking Across Spain


Whether it’s knowing what you need and what you don’t on a project or knowing how to manage conflict effectively, a long 500 mile stroll can help you build these skills. Books Business Toolkit Entrepreneur Leadership Project Management

Top 5 Responses When Your Consulting Firm Loses a Project

David A Fields

Is there a best way to respond to a prospect when they tell you they won’t be awarding your consulting firm a project? Losing a project is frustrating. The post Top 5 Responses When Your Consulting Firm Loses a Project appeared first on David A.

The Nickname Project

Leadership Freak

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

Project Management: How to Hold the Best Accountability Conversations

Let's Grow Leaders

Project management isn’t for the faint of heart. You’re pressured from above to produce results and from below to cultivate relationships with your project teams. The post Project Management: How to Hold the Best Accountability Conversations appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders. Communication Winning Well accountability conversations project managementAnd in between, you’ve got scope creep, stakeholder politics, and vaguely supported contingency plans.

Six Reasons Even the Best Project Managers Fail

Let's Grow Leaders

The project is mission critical, and complicated with lots of moving parts across departments. You’ve assigned your rock star, PMI certified project manager to shepherd the process and the project is way behind schedule. Project Management Winning Well PMI certification project managersShe’s frustrated, you’re one missed deadline away from frantic, […].

Getting The Right Talent: Eight Benefits Of Building An Effective Project Team

Tanveer Naseer

Business success depends not only on strategy, planning, and capital investment. A carefully selected team of employees and well-functioning business processes play a leading role. Every leader’s dream is to create a mechanism that works like a Swiss watch and requires minimal intervention.

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 […]. The post Improving Project Productivity appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning. Leadership & Supervisory Skills Personal & Professional Development project execution project management

Steps and Tips for Proper Project Planning

Lead Change Blog

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

Top Tips For Construction Project Managers

Strategy Driven

Construction projects are famously difficult to manage, and this is because there are often so many moving parts. A small issue that can arise in construction can end up having huge consequences, and this is why so many projects often end up over budget and/or past the deadline.

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

Managing projects effectively

Lead on Purpose

In general, a project is defined as an activity or endeavor that has a definite start and end date, and is done to achieve certain goals or objectives. The common stages of a project include Initiation, Planning, Execution, Control and Completion. A project is also run by a project manager, who is responsible for the day-to-day execution of tasks, and is often appointed by the project owner or sponsor. Define Project Scale and Scope.

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.

How to See Your Projects to Completion


Most of the major initiatives we pursue are conducted as projects. What do you do when those projects go up in flames? There are seven common reasons our projects go bad and the ways to avoid them. Projects go off the rails all the time.

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 […].

Radical Uncertainty: Why Your Projects Fall Flat and What to Do About It

Leading Blog

That’s how humans approach remarkable challenges… and how I’m unconsciously going about one of my projects. When projects deal with human behavior, it always results in radical uncertainty. For my project, I began by asking myself, What’s going on here?

3 Lessons from the Gratitude Project

Leadership Freak

3 Lessons from the Gratitude Project #1.… I’m keeping a gratitude journal until November 28, 2019. Every evening or morning I use a pen to express thanks for three things in a journal. … Continue reading → Gratitude Leadership Development

The Mistake that Costs Your Consulting Firm Winnable Projects (and How to Fix it)

David A Fields

The post The Mistake that Costs Your Consulting Firm Winnable Projects (and How to Fix it) appeared first on David A. Consider reality talent show contestants for a moment. Many have modest talent (at best) and are, nevertheless, shocked when they fail out of the competition.