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Why Project Managers need Emotional Intelligence

September 19, 2017

Emotional intelligence is about understanding yourself and those around you. People don’t come with signs and as project managers we also have a role as project leaders.  By better understanding our own emotions and those around us we can lead our projects to success. Self Awareness Self awareness is about understanding your own feelings.  We […]

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Interview Tips!

July 30, 2017

Interviewing for a new job can be scary even for experienced professionals and public speakers. Here are a few tips. Preparation The first thing you need to do when you schedule an interview is start preparing.  You need to research the organization to include the history and the current leadership.  Spend time reviewing the position […]

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CV and Resume Tips

July 9, 2017

updating your CV or resume can be a daunting task. When you are seeking a new position, looking for a job can take as much time as your current job. Use these tips to get noticed by hiring managers. Format People always tell you it is the content, but let’s be honest “Looks matter!” Hiring […]

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Lead your team through the summer heat!

June 25, 2017

Leading your team through the summer heat can be a challenge.  The long, hot days of summer are upon us and it is difficult to focus.   How can we get through these dog days of summer? Keep it Cool When the weather gets warm temperatures can flare up quickly.  When you are working in a […]

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Train for your next exam like a Marathoner

June 19, 2017

Taking a certification exam can be daunting, try these tips for passing your next certification!  As a marathon runner I have found that the same techniques which I use to cross the finish are also great for preparing for professional certification exams. Preparation When you decide to run a marathon, you put together a plan […]

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Organizational Change: Leading your Project Team

May 14, 2017

My organization is currently reorganizing to include both the hierarchy, missions, and physical work spaces.  Organizational change can take people outside of their comfort zones.  Change can be distracting and projects might suffer if team members get distracted by the change.  Refocus your team and assist them with adjusting to organizational change. Change  Many people are […]

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Generalities – Don’t exclude your audience!

April 30, 2017

Generalities can be inclusive, but also exclusive.  I learned this lesson about six months ago from one of the most charismatic speakers in the world today, Florian Mueck, at a conference in Madrid. Florian is a professional speaker on transformational communications, author, and game designer. His advice on communications and public speaking is invaluable. Ask the Question Generalities can […]

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Authentic Leaders are both Responsible & Accountable

April 25, 2017

  Have you ever had a leader who said what you wanted to hear, but actually acted completely different? Authentic leaders understand the importance of not only espousing a vision, but living their vision. They practice what they preach! It is hard to follow a leader when you hear them say one thing and then do […]

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Transactional vs. Transformational Leadership: Is it really either/or?

April 17, 2017

  Many people seem to think that transformational leadership is good and transactional leadership is bad. Business and leadership schools are constantly promoting the merits of transformational leadership and the need to provide followers with a vision and purpose.  Vision and purpose are great, but can only be focused on after a persons basic level needs are […]

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3 Cs of Peer Management in Matrixed Organizations

March 15, 2017

Many Project Managers work in matrixed organizations that require the use of human resources that do not fall directly under their supervision.  Working with peers requires a different skillset than leading team members or managing stakeholders.  Peer management requires working in a linear relationship, compared to the hierarchal organizational model.  There are 3 Cs that […]

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