The Project Manager’s “No Swerve Zone”

Projects can have a lot of moving parts and a lot of people making decisions that impact those moving parts.  People come with their own set of parts, including their personalities, their productivity and their ability to work well with others in a team environment. Some of these complications are just the way things are, […]
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Six Actions to Take Now to Overcome Project Stress

If your methods of coping with stress aren’t contributing to your greater emotional and physical health, it’s time to find healthier ones. There are many healthy ways to manage and cope with stress, but they all require change. You can either change the situation or change your reaction. When deciding which option to choose, it’s […]
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Stop the Busy-ness! Get Down to Business!

Project leaders might be better off if they did less and thought more . . . before they did it. The biggest problem in the project management world is not that we are doing too little . . . it is that we are doing too much—too many distractions and interruptions, too many things being […]
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The Lie of Multitasking: How to Do One (Good) Thing at a Time

The number of times a day a person touches his/her smartphone?  37!!!! We work more hours and feel more stress trying to get more done. Technology, meant to make our lives easier, saps our attention, steals our time . . . AND WASTES OUR LIVES. Stop the tweets, get off Facebook . . . […]
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How to Hold Project Meetings Like Marissa Mayer

My mentor, Peter F. Drucker, said, “Meetings are a symptom of bad organization. The fewer meetings the better.” Most meetings are boring, frustrating, and a general waste of valuable project time. And yet, we all know you can’t lead a project without meetings. A project team isn’t a project team unless we get together to […]
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