Agile Needs People Skills

Agile Needs People Skills Every company, colleague, academic or friend I speak to these days has a concern about complexity and the accelerating pace of change, both of which are leading to high levels of uncertainty. In Nik Gowing and Chris Langdon’s excellent 2016 report for the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants – ‘Thinking The […]
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The Project Leadership Skills Needed to Help You Succeed

According to the Major Projects Authority Annual Report 2015, Modern enterprises are currently faced with unprecedented levels of change which provides a constant threat to their success and, in many cases, survival. Greater ‘maturity’ in project and programme management is positively correlated to success in delivering the organization’s strategy and contributes to the speed of […]
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The Importance of Listening to be More Influential

Experts say the ability to express yourself verbally often reaps influence. According to the Journal of Research in Personality, there is evidence that being an effective listener is also as important. Benefits of Effective Listening Prevents miscommunication Confirms understanding of the message Reduces frustration for the person ‘transmitting’ the message Gives access to others’ beliefs, […]
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Techniques to Help You Manage Stakeholder Expectations

When we talk about ‘stakeholders’ there are many, many groups that fall into this category. For example colleagues, customers, employees, shareholders, suppliers, the media, regulators, competitors and special interest groups. There are too many to manage all of them individually, so it’s helpful to have some tools, techniques, and processes to help you prioritize and […]
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