Archive for December, 2013

  • introverts in a team environment

    How to Help Introverts Succeed in a Team Environment

    Working at a company that organizes its work groups as teams, you will invariably find introverts and extroverts. In most corporations, we tend to celebrate and reward the extroverts, or people who have an easier time expressing themselves and navigating the political backwaters that are […]

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  • Project Management

    Creative Collaboration — Can it Help Project Managers?

    A friend of mine suggested I read Group Genius: The Creative Power of Collaboration so I added it to my reading list. Dr. Keith Sawyer is the author; his writing style really appeals to me because he boils down some difficult ideas to easy to […]

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  • business analyst, project management, sdlc, scrum, agile

    Scrum Training — Is it Worth the Money?

    Last week I had the chance to attend a training sessions related to the Scrum Methodology that was taught by Michael James from CollabNet. I had been searching for a while for someone who was not only knowledgeable in the real world application of Scrum, […]

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  • Dr. Angela Suckworth

    What Role Does “Grit” Play in Professional Success?

    Before I researched this article, I thought that grit was an outdated concept that died with tough guys like John Wayne. To me the word conjures up images of tough guys who rode horses and didn’t shave for weeks at a time. But there is […]

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  • Project Management

    What Successful Project Managers Do

    I know I typically focus on the “hard skills” of successful project managers, but today I want to take a look at one of the soft-skills that a wildly successful project managers have. While it is important to constantly refine your planning and implementation skills […]

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  • Project Management

    Personal Power and Project Management

    I was on Patrick Richard’s blog and found this talk about body language and power by Dr. Amy Cuddy at the TEDGlobal 2012 Conference. ┬áPersonal power may be one of the top skills you have as a project manager. How many meetings do you sit […]

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