Too many Project Managers find it’s their presentation skills that let them down. Yet, having coached many presenters, I find that the difference between: a clear, confident presentation, and a waffly, wobbly presentation is usually very easy to fix. There are a few simple things any project manager can do to brush up on your […]
Projects are collaborative efforts. So, if you want your Project to be a success, you need to be able to create effective teamwork. This is at the heart of your role as a Project Leader. You need to bring people together, facilitate great communication, encourage the right attitudes, and harness the best that effective teamwork […]
One of the things that can make your life most difficult is a rogue Project Sponsor. It’s like they have turned to the dark side. And it feels as if they no longer have your project’s best interests at heart. Let me start by re-assuring you… A truly rogue Project Sponsor is not common. So, […]
Are you a Project Manager or a Project Leader? And how would you be able to tell the difference? We’ll look at what more a Project Leader does.
The Belbin Team Profile is one of the most widely used team assessment tools. It is a great help to project managers in balancing your team and diagnosing problems with your team dynamics. So, what is the Belbin Team Profile? Dr Mike Clayton is founder of OnlinePMCourses.com. Here, he answers this question, in under 5 minutes.
The PMI has titled its 2018 Pulse of the Profession report: Success in Disruptive Times. As with previous reports, Success in Disruptive Times is filled with fascinating data and valuable insights. And, as we have done with the 2016 and 2017 Pulse of the Profession reports, we will take a selective look at the aspects […]
Does it sometimes seem that your life is a constant trudge from one project meeting to the next. It’s as if there’s little time to do anything before the next one. And, if that’s not bad enough, how many of your project meetings are truly worthwhile? I know we say ‘good meeting’ at the end […]
Situational Leadership is a simple and compelling idea. If you want to get the best from someone, choose a leadership style that suits the situation. I almost don’t need to write any more… Done. But, if you want more, here it is. You need to assess what the situation is, and you need to pick […]
If you want to supercharge your project team, your first step is to win their commitment. But although team commitment is easy to define and spot, it is hard to create. Yet the best project leaders seem to do it with ease. So what are their secrets? In this article, we reveal all. I’ll list […]
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 […]