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5 Tips for Effective Conflict Resolution

resource management Sep 20, 2020

Conflict resolution is a skill that transcends roles. So regardless of the type of team I am managing, my response would be the same.

Tip #1: Set the rules and boundaries.  As a leader, you define the standards for conduct and enforce them....

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Communicate, Communicate, Communicate

A question I sometimes need to field is “what are the top 5 critical communication skills a Project Manager must possess to be successful?”.  There are more than 5 skills that revolve around communications, so the choice is a...

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You Know You are a "Knighted" Project Manager When ...

With the widespread recognition of project management as a valuable organizational core competency, the current economic climate, and the continued challenges of doing more with less, I continue to observe more and more project managers that have...

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7 Tips for Better Meeting Minutes

The most productive meetings result in decisions and actions.  Recording the decisions and actions in meeting minutes creates a useful accountability tool.  Minutes can also keep those unable to attend informed of results.  Good...

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6 Tips for Improved Virtual (Video) Meetings

Video conferencing, especially from home, has become a new norm.  Here are six tips to improve your virtual meetings.

  1. Start on time. Unlike an office setting, people aren't walking to the meeting and collecting attendees on the way....
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8 Time Management Tips for Project Managers

Project management can be a demanding role.  Use these time management tips to manage time more effectively, from day-to-day and month-to-month.

  1. Know When You are Most Productive. The first step in effectively managing time is to know when...
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8 Best Practices for Managing Smaller Projects

I often get asked whether project management best practices used for large projects are applicable to smaller projects. This fundamental question is one that all project managers must face when managing small projects. Utilizing the best practices...

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5 Tips to Improve Executive Presentations

Before the era of PowerPoint, presentations were given with flip charts. A vice president of a prominent fortune 100 company was providing a quarterly sales update presentation to the CEO, the senior executives, and the Board.  Unfortunately,...

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5 Tips to Avoid Common Scheduling Issues

schedule management Jul 26, 2020

One of the most challenging tasks for project managers is creating a schedule. Any number of dependencies need consideration – logical progressions of work, resource availability, client or sponsor delivery demands, team preferences, and...

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7 Stress Management Techniques for Project Managers

resource management Jul 19, 2020

Stress, burnout, and physical exhaustion impact project managers at one time or another. You need to believe that you can get a handle on what stresses you, and diffuse this stress in ways that maintain your physical and emotional health. ...

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