Archive for November, 2013

Managers need to know when to step back

Monday, November 11th, 2013

Being a project manager presents a whole host of challenges. A subtle, but very important, challenge is to know when to get out of your employees’ way.

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Are you a control freak of a manager?

Friday, November 8th, 2013

Hate to break it to you, but you might be a control freak.

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How do I manage someone with a cognitive bias?

Friday, November 8th, 2013

Avoiding biases is a crucial part of being an effective project manager.

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Failure Feature: How to ruin projects and influence customers

Friday, November 8th, 2013

There are always aspects of any large business that could use the input of a skilled project manager, and they are easy to spot.

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Can young people effectively manage older workers?

Friday, November 8th, 2013

It is increasingly likely that project managers in their 20s or 30s will be expected to oversee a team of people who are decades older.

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What are six ways to be a bad project manager?

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

Here are some project management behaviors that it’s best to avoid.

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Sometimes conflict must be celebrated in business

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

Project managers who are otherwise perfectly nice people have found that, from time to time, they must strongly disagree with other team members—without being disagreeable.

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No, project managers cannot be close friends with their employees

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

Can a manager and an employee be friends? Answering that question first requires a clear understanding of the differences between “employee” and “friend.”

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All project managers should insist on clear lines of responsibility

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

Project managers who find themselves in charge of a growing project with an increasing number of employees must make sure that they focus heavily on clear lines of responsibility.

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It’s hard to admit that your project is failing

Friday, November 1st, 2013

Studies show that most projects fail, but how often do those working on a project stand up and admit that what they are doing just isn’t working?

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