Category Archives for Personal Effectiveness

Positive Psychology in Business: A Review

Positive Psychology in Business - Book Review

‘Positive Psychology in Business’ by Sarah Lewis is my favourite kind of book by my favourite kind of author. Here’s why I recommend it so highly.

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What is Emotional Intelligence? | Video

What is Emotional Intelligence?

The idea of Emotional Intelligence (EI) – or Emotional Quotient (EQ) – is an important idea for all professionals and communicators to get to grips with.

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12 Simple Tips that will Give You Amazing Professional Presence

12 Simple Tips that will Give You Amazing Professional Presence

Do people notice you when you’re in the room? Do you get the attention you need – and for the right reasons? This is the phenomenon of presence.

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Project Management Truths

Project Management Truths

This article is published on Christmas Eve, 2018. It seems a good time to focus on two things: project management truths and humor. So, I’d like to combine them in a short, light article. I know some of my readers take time off at this time of year. But others don’t. So, I hope you’ll […]

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What is Productivity? | Video

What is Productivity?

Productivity. It’s important. We all want it. Yet it has its limitations… So, what is Productivity? Dr Mike Clayton is founder of OnlinePMCourses.com. Here, he answers this question, in under 5 minutes.

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What are the Six Thinking Hats? | Video

What are the Six Thinking Hats?

Edward de Bono is one of the leading thinkers on thinking and creativity. And, of all his books, ideas, and methodologies, the Six Thinking Hats idea is definitely his best. So, what are the Six Thinking Hats? Dr Mike Clayton is founder of OnlinePMCourses.com. Here, he answers this question, in under 5 minutes.

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Gravitas: How to be a Project Manager of Substance

Gravitas - How to be a Project Manager of Substance

Gravitas is something every Project Manager should be aiming at. It’s the sense of authority, or substance that leads people to trust your judgement and rely on your advice. And, whilst experience, track record and, frankly, gray hairs contribute to your gravitas, there’s more to it than that. We’ve all met people with plenty of […]

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Personal Time Management for Project Managers

Personal Time Management for Project Managers

One of the questions project managers most often ask me in training room is about personal time management. They want to know: ‘How can I manage my time, in the busy context of a project?’ For most project managers, we have learned all sorts of tools for managing the project schedule. But, when it comes […]

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LEAD: Your Four Project Leadership Priorities

LEAD - Your Four Project Leadership Priorities

When you are in a Project Leadership role, you will have a lot to do. As well as managing your project day-to-day, you’re responsible for the people. They look to you for leadership and guidance. But, with so many responsibilities, it can be hard to know what are your leadership priorities? Often, it is the […]

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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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