Stop Micromanaging, Start Building a Team

Posted on June 10th, 2014 · Posted in Leadership, Management, Project Management

One of those people most employees aren’t particularly fond of is the leader who micromanages. And the not-too-shocking truth is, sometimes, micromanagers just can’t help themselves, and that their exasperating, growth-stunting behavior has nothing to do with employee performance. As published by HBR, it’s more about the bosses’ “level of..
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The Key to Developing Highly Productive and Agile People

Posted on June 9th, 2014 · Posted in Agile, Leadership, Management, Task Management, Tips and Tricks

According to Agile Innovation written by Jean Loup-Richet, an agile project management involves accomplished individuals from the appropriate business, with supplier and customer input. Agile techniques are best used in small-scale projects or on essentials of a broader agenda of work, or on projects that are too multifaceted for the..
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How to Handle a Social Media Team

Posted on June 5th, 2014 · Posted in Communication, Management, Task Management, Workflow

Working with a team is a tricky business. It is more daunting when you are managing a social media team which exclusively works online. It’s a balancing act keeping up with a team which members work in different times with diverse tasks, establishing their careers at home and making sure..
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A Psychoanalytic Approach to Managing Your Team

Posted on June 2nd, 2014 · Posted in Agile, Leadership, Management, Risk Management

Have you ever had a team member that gets all emotional on you displaying anger, admiration and stress? How about a team member who takes criticism as appreciation?  Have you ever had a member of staff that eagerly aims for perfection? Perhaps, these situations are oddly familiar to you. Sigmund..
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3 Fool Proof Tips for Setting and Managing Project Expectations

Posted on May 13th, 2014 · Posted in Communication, Management, Risk Management, Small Business

You get assigned a project, or maybe as a small business owner you need to delegate or assign a project to a team member. You’ve spoken to the client, maybe on numerous occasions already, and you’ve got what they want and what they are expecting down. Now you know you..
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Can Meditation Help Project Managers and Entrepreneurs?

Posted on April 16th, 2014 · Posted in Entrepreneurship, Management, Project Management

Do you ever reach that moment during your work day when you think, “give me ONE good reason not to quit…” It’s safe to say that we’ve all been there at one point or another. This just comes with the territory of working for a living. Even if you are..
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Planning a Foreign Market Penetration

Posted on April 10th, 2014 · Posted in Entrepreneurship, Management, Tips and Tricks

Export can be an excellent way to grow your company, but there is also a degree of risk. Entrepreneurs looking to expand their operations into foreign markets can minimize this risk with four key steps: gathering information, preparing their export plan, making a number of key decisions, and obtaining necessary..
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Project Management Can Be Like Pulling Tricks Out of a Hat

Posted on March 18th, 2014 · Posted in Management, Project Management, Risk Management

Professional project managers continuously think that others think they are magicians. Things, even the impossible, magically happen with the wave of a magic wand. But we all know this isn’t exactly the case. But if you have “project manager” in your job title, then to some that must mean you..
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The Best Means of Communication when Managing a Team Based in Different Locations

Posted on February 28th, 2014 · Posted in Communication, Management

Often in modern business a project team consists of individuals from a range of locations, especially if you’re part of an international company. A key aspect of both managing a team well and a project running smoothly is effective communication, which can be challenging when the team is scattered across..
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What Project Managers and Entrepreneurs Can Learn from the 2014 Olympics

Posted on February 17th, 2014 · Posted in Entrepreneurship, Management, Project Management

What do project managers, entrepreneurs, small businesses, and the 2014 Olympics all have in common? Before you say nothing, let’s give it some thought. What do professionals and athletes have in common? What does it take for them both to succeed? Motivation, drive, creativity, passion, and stamina. These are just..
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