Archive for May, 2013

How Do You Facilitate a Large Group Effectively?

Posted on May 30th, 2013 · Posted in Communication, Leadership, Management

The Problem: Maybe you’ve been asked to lead a session with 20, 30, 40 attendees and though…yikes!!! Facilitating a large group certainly poses its unique challenges. This is certainly not the time to “wing it.”  With careful preparation and planning, large groups can be facilitated quite effectively. Consider these suggestions…...
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Why are Lessons Learned so Important?

Posted on May 24th, 2013 · Posted in Leadership, Management, Marketing, Team Management, Tips and Tricks

In today’s competitive business world, companies continually seek ways to improve performance throughout all areas.  This is especially true for project management.  Over the years we have seen organizations train more people in project management, require new hires to have or obtain the PMP certification, and conduct various seminars or..
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How Do You Help the Group Reach Consensus When They Simply Don’t Agree?

Posted on May 22nd, 2013 · Posted in Tips and Tricks

The Problem Do you ever feel that you’re herding a group of feisty cats instead of leading a meeting because your team members simply can’t agree? Well, take comfort in knowing that this common problem plagues most meeting facilitators at one point or another. Indeed, if your group is disagreeing..
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Project Management: 4 Tips for Managing Daily Tasks

Posted on May 21st, 2013 · Posted in Management, Software, Tips and Tricks

Professional project managers know that managing different tasks and multitasking is a daily occurrence. This may involve managing and multitasking projects, delegating tasks, problem solving, and even managing team member tasks and projects as well…or maybe a combination of all of the above. If a professional project manager isn’t organized,..
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Manage Remote Workers with Project Management Software

Posted on May 20th, 2013 · Posted in Management, Software

Where, world is shrinking with every passing second, many small and big organizations have expand its root to various countries. Teams are getting increased and scattered all over the globe. Remote users work for their employer located geographically somewhere else. Allowing employees to work remotely not just bring up more competent employees but also saves..
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Managing Up: Surviving (and Thriving) the Difficult Boss

Posted on May 17th, 2013 · Posted in Management

As a corporate trainer and professional speaker, I speak on various topics (e.g. communications, meeting facilitation, team development, project management, etc.) to a variety of different audiences around the country and beyond. Over the past few years I’ve noticed something that stops me in my tracks every time it happens...
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Project Management Personalities

Posted on May 16th, 2013 · Posted in Communication, Leadership, Management, Team Management

As a professional project manager, how would you describe your personality, or the personalities of your fellow project managers? A few of the common characteristics include detail-oriented, organized, diligent, focused, enthusiastic, or a good problem-solver. Regardless of what industry or what type of organization professional project managers may be affiliated..
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How to Build a Project Empire with Construction Project Management

Posted on May 10th, 2013 · Posted in Management

While project management is a role that is increasing in demand, popularity, and importance, the construction industry is one of the top industries that benefit from project management. Construction involves many milestones, materials, budgets, and deadlines that are all of equal importance to a customer. Here are some tips for..
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Why Project Managers Should Consider a Project Management Coach

Posted on May 7th, 2013 · Posted in Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Management

In this blog we talk a lot about methods and strategies for project managers to manage projects and lead teams. There is no doubt that project managers carry a lot of responsibility, but do we ever undergo proper training? Some of us may have, others are often thrown into the..
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Project Communication – How to Establish Trust Among Teams When You Communicate Virtually

Posted on May 2nd, 2013 · Posted in Management, Project Management

More and more companies and teams are working and communicating virtually today. The massive spread and convenience and flexibility of technology have made this easier than ever. In fact, most companies have recognized that they can save money by having teams work remotely and virtually. This saves the cost on..
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