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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Seven Skills for High-Performing Project Teams

Successful project managers know that effective teams get the work done and then some.  The trick is to build and maintain an effective project team within your organization.  The Merriam-Webster online dictionary defines a team as “a number of persons associated together in work or activity.”  Sounds good to me. When I looked up this […]
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MoP®: The Champion-Challenger Model

Implementing portfolio management is challenging at the best of times.  In order to make progress and get the resources heading in the right direction, there needs to be a way to make changes along the way.  One valuable lesson learned that the guidance recommends is the champion-challenger model.  Basically, this means your portfolio management processes […]
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