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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Care and Feeding of Your Company’s Intrapreneurs

While many managers may not currently be familiar or comfortable with the concept, it certainly is time for change where the intrapreneur is concerned. It’s time to update the management training courses, seminars and books and get folks on the bandwagon. Intrapreneurs are your corporate innovators; the people who are lateral thinkers, have great ideas and […]
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Introvert, Extrovert or Something Else Entirely?

Seems like not a day passes when someone doesn’t mention the term introvert or extrovert when referring to themselves or to another person they work with. People are often labeled as introverts if they are quiet, calm or shy when dealing with other people. On the flip side, people who are chatty, friendly and outgoing […]
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The Three Types of Takers

I have heard it said that there are 3 kinds of people making up your organization: risk takers, caretakers and undertakers. These three types of folks definitely exist out there, and their approach to dealing with people and projects can have an impact on your team and your project’s success. Let’s take a closer look […]
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The Stick, the Carrot and the Hug

Dealing with power is part of being a project manager.  Most days, I find myself facing a situation where power is being used or applied to shift, change or influence the outcome and the course of my project.  Sometimes the power is being used on a particular team member from a more senior project stakeholder […]
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