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Managing Difficult Conversations: A Guide for Project Managers

Managing Difficult Conversations | A Guide for Project Managers

From time to time, every Project Manager will find themselves managing difficult conversations. Because it is an important part of our role. But it’s one we’d rather not have. Then, of course, at the end of a hard day or week at work, you leave work. And again, you will have to face these types of […]

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Communication Skills for Project Managers | The Best Books

Communication Skills for Project Managers - The Best Books

A large part of your job as a Project Manager is communication; arguably the largest part. So, only focusing on technical skills will not serve you. It’s essential that you develop excellent communication skills. Luckily, there are many great books to help you. Increasingly, this is the area my training business is focussed on. My […]

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Performance Feedback for Project Team Members: In a Nutshell

Performance Feedback for Project Team Members

As a project manager, you are not just responsible for your project. You are also responsible for the people on your project. And there is nothing that develops people more reliably than good quality performance feedback. Often, we get our own performance feedback by simply observing what we do and the results it has. But […]

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How to Plan Your Stakeholder Engagement Campaign

As a Project manager, you need to be prepared to learn from many different places. And, from the world of marketing, you can learn a lot about how to plan your stakeholder engagement campaign. You are a project manager. You care about getting things right. So you plan meticulously, identify threats and take steps to […]

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The Best Personal Effectiveness Books for Project Managers [My Top 16]

The Best Personal Effectiveness Books for Project Managers

There is a vast literature of personal effectiveness books. With so many to choose from, where should you start? Don’t worry. Here at OnlinePMCourses, we have a big library and have read many personal effectiveness books. We’ll talk you through our top recommendations for each of the personal effectiveness skills. Why are Personal Effectiveness Books […]

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Podcast: Politics and Stakeholders

Politics and Stakeholders | Podcast Interview

Two of the things that put off many project managers are Politics and Stakeholders. Yet they are intertwined and a necessary part of project management. You cannot escape either so you may as well embrace them. In this podcast, Andy Kaufman of the People and Projects Podcast, interviewed me about Politics and Stakeholders – an interest […]

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Great Team Communication: The 10 Commandments

Great Team Communication

Have you got a great project team? If you have, then one thing acts like top-grade oil in a highly-tuned engine: great team communication. With great team communication, everything seems so much easier. Conversations are friction free, problems get described, addressed and solved. And work gets shared and handed-off efficiently. Contrast that poor team communication. […]

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4 Steps to Engage Difficult Stakeholders

Difficult Stakeholders- 4 Steps to Engage Them

One of the things Project Managers fear most is resistance. When we encounter difficult stakeholders, it triggers deep emotions. It’s easy to feel out of your depth professionally, and challenged, personally. This is a common problem for all project managers. And it can be unsettling for newer PMs. So we asked an expert in this […]

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The Game of Projects: How to Win at Project Politics

Project Politics: How to Win the Game of Projects

A seasoned Project Manager, you quickly learn that there’s no escaping project politics. It’s a fact of life. ‘When you play a game of projects you deliver or you fail.’ But you may find yourself tempted to say something like: ‘Hang on, I’m a project manager: not a politician.’ That would be nice, wouldn’t it? […]

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What is Transactional Analysis? | Video

What is Transactional Analysis

As a Project Manager, you will be having a lot of conversations – with team members, stakeholders, and your bosses. Some will be hard and some easy. And you’ll need to understand the dynamics of those that don’t go as smoothly as you’d like. A powerful resource for this is Transactional Analysis, or TA. It’s […]

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