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The Project Control Paradox | Video

The Project Control Paradox | Video

Project Control is an important part of our discipline as Project Managers. But it carries within it a paradox…

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You Don’t Get What You Deserve… You get what you negotiate | Video

You don't get what you deserve - You get what you negotiate | Video

‘You don’t get what you deserve, you get what you negotiate.’ That comes from the title of a book by Dr Chester L Karass. Karass was an expert and teacher in negotiation: ‘In Business As in Life, You Don’t Get What You Deserve, You Get What You Negotiate’.

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Project Management Lessons from Star Trek | Video

Project Management Lessons from Star Trek

In Star Trek, the leading characters represent valuable ideals that read across into good Project Management. You don’t need to be a fan!

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Destroying my Enemies – Bite Size Project Management Thought | Video

Destroying my Enemies - Bite Size Project Management Thought

‘Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends with them?’ This quote reminds us of the value of positive stakeholder engagement.

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The Great Enemy of Truth… A Bite-Size Project Management Thought

For the great enemy of truth is very often not the lie–deliberate, contrived and dishonest–but the myth–persistent, persuasive, and unrealistic.

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Project Management Lessons from The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People | Video

Project Management Lessons from The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People | Video

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R Covey is a classic. And we can apply each of his classic habits to being an effective Project Manager.

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Influencing Stakeholders: Start at the Bottom | Video

It may sound contradictory, but sometimes, for influencing stakeholders, you need to start at the bottom! I’ll give you 4 smart reasons why.

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How to Learn from Failure | Video

How to Learn from Failure | Video

To become an exceptional Project Manager, you need to learn how to learn from failure. I’ll talk about the secret to this, via the idea of failing fast.

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Increase Your Email Responses | Video

Increase your email responses: How to get people to respond to your emails

Do you want to increase your email responses? After all, you take the trouble to craft your email. So why wouldn’t you want people to respond to it?

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Lessons Learned Meeting: How to make it Excellent | Video

Lessons Learned Meeting: How to make it Excellent | Video

Project Management is a huge, complex discipline. A great way to improve our performance is by harvesting lessons learned from each project we do.

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