Nov

14

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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Nov

11

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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Nov

6

2018

One of the most common complaints about outsourcing and delegating is that the situation doesn’t work out. Projects are delivered late, the contractor doesn’t produce a desirable result, and entrepreneurs often feel like they spend more time managing their contractors than they do running their businesses....

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Nov

2

2018

 The market is down, business is floundering, and your spouse seems to disagree with you at every turn. You want to stay calm, but you find yourself feeling irritated, angry, and anxious. You feel like you’re losing control. Does this sound familiar?  Keep your cool by employing these techniques:  Avoid...

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Nov

1

2018

Everyone who is a manager doesn’t necessarily have the support of their teams. This is important to note. What could be keeping you from exercising the power of influence? Here’s how to know if you have what it takes. What is Influence anyway?  It looks different to each of us, but an effective...

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Oct

31

2018

Now that you know there are different styles of communicating, it’s time to put that knowledge into practice. Everyone will come face to face with someone who values different elements when communicating. Here are some ways to deal with each person who communicates with a style unlike yours. If everyone...

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Oct

29

2018

Most people think that communication is all about opening their mouths and gaining instant attention and cooperation. But in these days with so much media surrounding us, it can be harder than you think to get your message through. Listening is not about letting the information wash over the hearer....

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Oct

28

2018

There are thousands of books on how to become a good leader, but if we look at some of the most effective and successful business leaders, we can see that they have 5 things in common. Effective leaders: Create a Positive Workplace Atmosphere Promote Collaborative Working Relationships Encourage and...

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Oct

27

2018

As a manager, you are in charge of a team. In order to function as a cohesive unit, you need the confidence and respect of your direct reports and vice versa. But, who is going to run to the boss with their problems? Hopefully, everyone on your team will. We will discuss some ways that you can encourage...

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Oct

26

2018

Mastering effective communication is a two-way street. But by paying attention to our own side of any conversation in the office we should be able to get our desired outcome. One effective communication recipe you can follow is: Purpose + Behavior + Feelings + Needs, followed by Prompting State your...

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