Tools & Techniques

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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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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Motivate Your Employees by Aligning Their Work with Their Personal Values

Posted by on Apr 29, 2014

Motivate Your Employees by Aligning Their Work with Their Personal Values

Values impact beyond our private lives. What happens when our jobs require us to exhibit behaviors that directly contradict with our inner values? You have the power to minimize those negative feelings of stress, anxiety and low energy. Use Swati's suggestions to help your employees effectively deal with situations of value conflict.

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Engagement: A Top-down Approach

Posted by on Mar 25, 2014

Engagement: A Top-down Approach

Engagement has been debated within companies for the past decade. What contributes to disengagement? How is engagement different to motivation? Karen shares why building an engaged workforce is the leader's responsibility, and what leaders can do to build and sustain engagement among workers.

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Warming Up to Motivation During Change

Posted by on Mar 12, 2014

Warming Up to Motivation During Change

We are all capable of going a little faster, higher, stronger, better. But what are the facets that influence our motivation to achieve more? Allison contrasts the traditional understanding of motivation with new research on neurosciences. Move beyond "Just do it", adopt these steps that would impact the social factors to increase motivation for your team.

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