Archive for October, 2013

Managers must define the job before hiring the employee

Monday, October 28th, 2013

The best project managers know that in order to succeed, they must recruit the right person for the job at hand.

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What can a hot dog eating contest teach us about project management?

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

Takeru Kobayashi had to think creatively to break records at Nathan’s Famous hot dog eating contest in Coney Island, New York.

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How to deal with difficult communicators

Monday, October 21st, 2013

Communication is hard, even when both speakers are good at it.

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Leaders should take off their masks and just be themselves

Friday, October 11th, 2013

What is the difference between an effective and ineffective project manager? Harvard Business Review contributor Peter Fuda thinks it all comes down to masks.

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How do project managers avoid biases and blind spots?

Friday, October 11th, 2013

Whether we are conscious of them or not, everyone has blind spots.

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What can ‘Angry Birds’ teach project managers about gamification?

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

Project managers are always looking for new ways to encourage their team members to achieve company goals. But what if you could turn these goals into games? Would you get better results?

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What can project managers learn from Breaking Bad?

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

Project managers can learn a lot about business relationships from Breaking Bad.

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Project managers cannot succeed without retaining skilled team members

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

Hiring and retaining skilled team members is difficult, but crucial to a project’s success.

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Failure Friday: An unsuccessful power play

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

Bad project management comes from many sources.

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What can Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots teach project managers?

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

The team members working on your project may not have the athletic ability of the New England Patriots, but that doesn’t mean they can’t achieve the same level of success.

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