Managing Change

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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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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Freelancers: An Underrated Source of Critical Talent to Tap (Even During Organizational Change)

Posted by on Jun 4, 2014

Freelancers: An Underrated Source of Critical Talent to Tap (Even During Organizational Change)

Have you ever wished you had a bigger team to complete a project on time but lack the headcount to hire full-time staff? Have you ever wished you had a staff with the expertise you need but only for your current project? Karen shares why freelancers are an underrated source of critical talent that you should tap on, even during organizational change.

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Bring the Classroom to the Learner

Posted by on May 27, 2014

Bring the Classroom to the Learner

You have no access to instructional designers, little time for offsite training, or even a reduced budget. So, how can you even be effective at developing your workforce? DeAnna presents five practical workplace learning considerations that will improve your workforce capabilities, whether you are sharing knowledge or transferring a skill.

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Promoting Technical Experts to People Managers

Posted by on May 20, 2014

Promoting Technical Experts to People Managers

Any manager's inability to supervise people, lowers morale and cause incomplete work. How certain are you to select the right staff, with the appropriate people-management skill and technical competence, for that managerial position? Peggy offers useful pointers to raise the success of your assessment.

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Be One Step Ahead, Grow Your Future Performance.

Posted by on May 13, 2014

Be One Step Ahead, Grow Your Future Performance.

Often, people get promoted because of past performances. But this doesn't guarantee our career progresses. How then can we secure our future successes? Renata shares 5 easy steps to nurture the attitude of learning that is critical to our continuous professional advancement.

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