Mar

3

2017

The idea of a team is for everyone to work together. When one team member is having an issue, the entire team, by extension, is having an issue. As a project manager, deal with errant team members as soon as the problem is brought to your attention. Meeting Team Members at their Level of Need The idea...

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Feb

24

2017

If you asked a higher level executive what the managerial climate was within their company, could they tell you with any certainty? What would the managers themselves say? How about those who aspire to become managers? Every company should know their leadership competency at any given time. Otherwise,...

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Dec

23

2016

Are you having a problem with delegation? Maybe you are afraid that you will lose some control or power as a manager if someone else completes a task for a certain project. Could it be that you are not sure how to select the right people to do the job that you have previously done? Whatever the reason,...

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Sep

8

2016

How to Give Effective Feedback to Contractors

Deanna Maio

Building & Leading Your Team, Uncategorized

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Contractors are not mind readers. It’d be wonderful if they were. It would certainly save you some time and energy. But they aren’t. You have to not only let your contractor know what you need and what’s expected, you also have to let them know how they did. It’s called giving feedback and it’s...

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Jul

1

2016

What Would You Do If You Had 10 More Hours Each Week?

Deanna Maio

Building & Leading Your Team, Uncategorized

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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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Jun

24

2016

4 Keys To Make Sure Your Project Stays On Schedule

Deanna Maio

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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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Jun

17

2016

The Art of Leadership Is Saying No, Not Saying Yes

Deanna Maio

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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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Apr

29

2016

How to Deal With Someone Whose Communication Style Is Different From Yours

Deanna Maio

Building & Leading Your Team, Uncategorized

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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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Apr

22

2016

Do you feel like the owner of a company or do you feel like an employee? Are you at the mercy of a never ending task list and a boss (you) that is unforgiving and expects you to do everything? Do you feel like you have to manage every single task and responsibility for your business, or are you comfortable...

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Apr

8

2016

5 Top Tips To Become A More Effective Leader In The Workplace

Deanna Maio

Building & Leading Your Team, Uncategorized

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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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