Archive for January, 2014

How some federal agencies keep morale up in a down economy

Monday, January 27th, 2014

In a tight economy, it isn’t always easy to work for the federal government. Nonetheless, some agencies have managed to maintain high employee morale.

Read More →

Project managers should not try to be heroes

Friday, January 24th, 2014

We’ve all known managers who have committed impressive acts of “heroism” for their team. Is this always a good thing?

Read More →

Is a better office environment a key component of higher productivity?

Friday, January 24th, 2014

In many companies, the physical office environment is thought to be a key component of higher productivity.

Read More →

How to survive a project management disaster

Friday, January 24th, 2014

Disasters happen to everyone. No project manager makes it through his or her career without a major incident.

Read More →

What can nuns teach managers about running meetings?

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

One would think that Catholic nuns, of all people, would be capable of holding a harmonious meeting without descending into bad behavior. But this isn’t always the case.

Read More →

Managers should foster an atmosphere that welcomes feedback

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

Candid feedback is crucial for any project. This applies whether the feedback is coming from customers or arises from within the project team itself.

Read More →

Can criticism actually change people?

Monday, January 20th, 2014

Skilled project managers are used to offering constructive criticism to their teams. But what if such criticism actually makes it less likely that those criticized will change their ways?

Read More →

Performance reviews may not be so useful

Monday, January 20th, 2014

Do performance reviews help managers maintain a workforce of effective individuals? Or do they actually harm productivity?

Read More →

Which leadership style is most desirable?

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

A results-oriented leadership style may be completely incompatible with one built on social skills.

Read More →

There are some things leaders should never say

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

It’s understood that there are a lot of things that people in positions of power should not say. But Inc.com contributor Les McKeown recently listed a few catchphrases that leaders should avoid at all costs.

Read More →