Making “Rules of Thumb” Decisions

We all have our own “rules of thumb” or heuristics that we use to make business, project and even personal decisions. Funny how using those rules can result in making poor decisions, isn’t it?  Over the years, I have found that decision-making always comes with an “it depends” clause and an optional “do nothing” clause. […]
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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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What This Project Manager Learned Working at Wendy’s

When I was in high school back in the 1970’s, I got my first “real” summer job working at the local Wendy’s.  This was a big change from babysitting young children on the weekends or having a lemonade stand at the corner in the summertime.  Many of the basic skills and attitudes that I bring […]
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