Project Leadership: The Context in Which We Make Decisions

Made any tough decsions lately? Project leaders make decisions in real time with limited information or information overload and ever-changing constraints. In order to make effective decisions, the project leader must understand the backdrop or the context within which she is making decisions —   What is the purpose of your project? —  Why does it exist? —   What services, products, […]
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Project Leadership and Encouraging Feedback

Giving encouraging feedback is one of the most important communication skills you can engage in with members of your project team.  And like all project leadership skills, it takes practice to build your confidence and improve. The following is a “formula” for giving encouraging feedback that you can start using with your project team—today. “I have […]
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Selecting the right management course

Lately I’ve had several people asking how to decide whether our Introduction to Management Skills course at Learning Tree is the right courses to take. The more I’ve thought about this, the more I realized that a video podcast would be the easiest way to express my thoughts. If you’ve been thinking about taking a […]
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Social Media Tools At Work?

Social Media Tools: Applicable at Work or Not? Working as a project management consultant, I’m often asked about some of the “new” social media tools available to organizations.  What are the BEST tools?  How can they help?  Are they worth it?  If you’re thinking about whether or not to apply social media tools at work, […]
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Project Leadership Success: Responsibilities, Competencies and Behaviors That Produce Positive Results – Part 10 of 10

Behaviors: Adopting a “servant” leadership role Larry Spears, in his book Reflections on Leadership, suggests a different way of looking at leadership: “Traditional autocratic and hierarchical modes of leadership are slowly yielding to a newer model—one that attempts to simultaneously enhance the personal growth of workers and improve quality and caring through a combination of […]
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