managing teams Archive

  • 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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  • 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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    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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  • Cloud migration

    Cloud Enablement and Why it Matters in Project Management

    You are going to encounter the concept of Cloud enablement regardless of your industry. Because project managers are so often drafted into project design and implementation in many different departments don’t want to look silly in front of the developers, you owe it to yourself […]

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  • work interruptions

    Productivity Series — Avoiding Interruptions to Improve Personal Bandwidth

    I mentioned the other day that I am looking for a new job in project management. I sat down with an executive management team the other day for an interview and as we talked, most of the individuals who were participating in the discussion identified […]

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  • Get stuff done

    The Main Role of a Project Manager — Getting Stuff Done

    Getting stuff done. I know it is a little simplistic and broad, but it seems to be one of the biggest problems facing most project managers right now. I have told you guys I am currently looking for a new job in project management — […]

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  • Toxic team members

    Changing Toxic Behaviors of Members of Your Project Team

    If you spend enough time in business, eventually you will have someone on your team who exhibits what some people call “toxic” behaviors in the work place. While there are many ways to define toxic behaviors, I am going with the classic B school definition […]

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  • conflict management

    Turning Enemies into Allies — Conflict Management

    Conflict management is at the heart of the job description of any project manager. Turning your enemies into allies takes this important practice a step further, which I think is a skill that everyone should have and be able to practice, especially when your team […]

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    The Goal by Eliyahu Galdratt — the Best Business Book You Haven’t Read

    I just finished reading The Goal by Eli Goldratt — I don’t usually review books here at epm.com because I figure you can get decent reviews on Amazon.com. I usually will embed a book recommendation in a post about a particular topic instead of actually […]

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