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Rough Seas (aka Organization Change) Ahead? Keep Good People On Your Radar.

Posted by on Sep 2, 2014

Rough Seas (aka Organization Change) Ahead? Keep Good People On Your Radar.

Good people skills deliver effectiveness and productivity to benefit everyone on the team. How well do you and your team members score across this list of twenty attributes? Consider these skills as you develop your team members.

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An Essential Partnership – Formal & Informal Leaders

Posted by on Aug 27, 2014

An Essential Partnership – Formal & Informal Leaders

As formal leaders you have the authority, as informal leaders they have the influence. You are on the org-charts, they are behind the scenes. Their hidden talents are vital to linking people with progress. Steve shares how you identify where and who they are, and how you can build a partnership for success - the organization's and your project's.

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Give Your Team Leaders Authority and Support, Not Just Responsibility

Posted by on Aug 5, 2014

Give Your Team Leaders Authority and Support, Not Just Responsibility

Ever been appointed a Team Lead, only to have your manager intervene periodically, and confusing team members as to who was in charge? Brian shares best practices for delegating-managers to support their team leaders to succeed, even when their resolution approaches are different.

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Developing Resilience to Help Your People Through Change

Posted by on Jul 29, 2014

Developing Resilience to Help Your People Through Change

Why are so many people uncomfortable with change? Peggy draws from her managerial experiences, to share how you can develop Resiliency in your team to persevere in the face of obstacles, and bounce back from the hardship. Resilience is not a silver bullet, but as a learnable competency it will enable your team to perform under stress.

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Program Management: Learning to Manage Up, Outward, Sideways and Down

Posted by on Jul 22, 2014

Program Management: Learning to Manage Up, Outward, Sideways and Down

Under intense timeline pressures, how can you avoid program delays, disruptions, and unwanted surprises that could crush your highly visible projects? Brian gives the insider-scoop to facilitate your interactions with the boss and executives, with the customers, with your team members and also their managers.

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Personnel Development, a Cornerstone of Your Management Legacy

Posted by on Jul 15, 2014

Personnel Development, a Cornerstone of Your Management Legacy

As managers we can work in the system, and control the risks by coordinating our people as resources within the confines. Or we can choose to add value and impact the value-chain, by creating opportunities for our people. Brian shares why he chose the latter to develop his staff members, and left a legacy, rather than just run a well-oiled process.

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Independence Day

Posted by on Jul 1, 2014

Independence Day

“From every mountain side, Let Freedom ring.” - Samuel F. Smith, "America"

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Transforming the Promise of a Vision into Practice by Managing Change

Posted by on Jun 24, 2014

Transforming the Promise of a Vision into Practice by Managing Change

Why do so many business leaders fail to realize their visions for the future? The legacies of Alexander the Great (in the West) and Emperor Qin Shi Huang (in the East) present great lessons about corporate change and sustainability. Irene draws from these lessons to highlight the change management principles that project managers and change leaders should integrate into their project structure.

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Disruptive Technology Changes: Great Progress or Failed Promise?

Posted by on Jun 17, 2014

Disruptive Technology Changes: Great Progress or Failed Promise?

Rolling out technology related changes is not plug-and-play, neither does it have to be prep-and-pray. How can the ensuing changes resonate with the organization? Allison highlights what and who we need to cater to, beyond just the technology design and process definition.

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Freelancers Part 2: Integrating External Talent (Even During Organizational Change)

Posted by on Jun 10, 2014

Freelancers Part 2: Integrating External Talent (Even During Organizational Change)

What factors promote a mutually positive and productive experience of hiring external talents (i.e. independent contractors)? Are your corporate polices dynamic enough to attract the highly specialized skills of this growing group mobile individuals, while averting the we-versus-them mentality between your permanent staff and them? Karen continues in Part Two, offering insightful guidelines.

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