Jan

11

2018

If you stay employed at a company for any length of time, you will experience a change or two. How long you stay with the company depends on your view of these changes. We know that every change begins a cycle that gets harder before it gets easier. While you may not have any control over the external...

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Jan

10

2018

Change is not a static process. It is, in fact, a cycle. Change can occur quickly or slowly. The latter gives team members more time to acclimate to what is coming down the road. Sudden or rapid change can throw people for a loop and jumpstart the cycle of change model. Flexibility is the name of the...

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Jan

9

2018

Let’s plan your next project. The team has come up with a vision and objectives for the project. Each person can virtually “see” what the desired outcome will be. Now it’s time to make that happen. Running a project begins with planning well for it. It’s time to choose manageable tasks and...

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Jan

8

2018

Now that the project plan is complete, it’s time to get to work. Each team member has their marching orders to get the ball rolling. So, what is the project manager to do? This is where you monitor the team, stay in contact with the sponsor and communicate with the client (or high-level decision makers). What...

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Jan

7

2018

Now that we know about the roles of a project manager, it’s time to set up the major phases of any project. There are four basic stages and different agendas to be accomplished within each. If you have been called to manage a project, there are four stages that you need to know: Define the project Plan...

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Jan

6

2018

As a small business owner, you have a lot on your plate. You may even be handling every job there is to do concerning your product or service. A project manager could be just the person to help you elevate your business to the next level. Reaching the Next Level Every business owner wants to grow. That...

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Jan

5

2018

How do you spend your days? Do you spend them the way you want to? Do you find at the end of the day you’re longing for more time? Does the end of the week come too soon and you hear yourself saying things like “There’s not enough time in the day” or “I’d love another day to get this all...

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Jan

4

2018

Getting and keeping a project on schedule might not be easy for a number of reasons. Keep reading and find out four key elements to making sure that your project meets the schedule. Will my project head off-course? At any given time a project manager has to consider the “big picture”. What happens...

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Jan

3

2018

Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Tony Blair, is quoted as saying, “The art of leadership is saying no, not saying yes. It is very easy to say yes.” He’s right. It’s much easier to say yes. Saying no means that you are letting people down. Heck you might even be letting yourself down when...

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Jan

2

2018

Burnout is a concept that most of us are aware of. In fact, you’ve probably experienced it on a small scale from time to time. Burnout is defined as a psychological condition in which a person suffers from long-term exhaustion and diminished interest in work. The hallmarks of burnout include exhaustion, cynicism,...

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