The Importance of IT Strategic Planning

I think that Information Technology (IT) plays one of the most important roles in the day-to-day operation of today’s businesses.  IT may not be the business your organization is in, but it certainly keeps things working as they should and keeps folks informed about what’s going on.  Most folks I ask tell me that IT […]
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Effective Communication: Query and Clarify

I had an interesting experience recently that got me thinking and refining my approach to effective communication.  We all know that communication is a two-way street where the involved parties adopt the sender-receiver model in order to share information back and forth.  Everyone is aware that active listening involves paying attention to what the other […]
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Motivation Challenges at Work

If you have challenges motivating staff at work, then you have to watch this video by Dan Pink. He deals with all of the challenges that impact levels of engagement, creativity, turnover rates, etc. He also sheds light on the challenge of incorporating motivational plans into your performance management metrics. Be careful what you measure, […]
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Motivational Series – Part 3: Team Motivation

When building and maintaining teams, there are several things one must consider: 1. Creating the right environment for a team 2. Providing the proper support for the team 3. Bringing the right people together for the team Environment: Environment is vitally important for many reasons. First of all, think about the damage that the wrong […]
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Project Leadership Success: Responsibilities, Competencies and Behaviors That Produce Positive Results – Part 1 of 10

“Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is wisdom; acting on intelligence and wisdom is leadership.” Lao Tzu One of the great strengths that defines a successful project leader is the ability to build project teams that can deliver projects faster, better and more cost-effectively. Developing this strength, however, requires a successful balance of several factors. […]
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