Archive for March, 2014

Do bosses and employees have different stressors?

Friday, March 28th, 2014

It is important for managers to foster two-way communication with their teams. Good communication leads to a better understanding of the team’s viewpoint, and enables managers to take steps that improve morale.

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Project managers should field diverse teams

Friday, March 28th, 2014

When confronting a problem, experienced project managers often turn to their team for ideas. But how valuable are these ideas if everyone has the same point of view?

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Tips for avoiding bad meetings

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

Not every manager gets the opportunity to find out if his or her chosen meeting strategy actually works.

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Can you handle an employee power struggle?

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

Power changes people as they rise to the top of an organization. Sometimes, this leads to conflict.

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A good manager is hard to find

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

Good project management skills are not all that common. Some people have learned through experience, while others don’t have a clue. This makes it difficult for those responsible for hiring project managers to find qualified candidates.

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Take your leadership skills to the next level

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

Do you have what it takes to be a great leader?

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Oregon still struggling with healthcare exchange problems

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

In Oregon, the state government has been struggling with the failure of Cover Oregon to cover anyone.

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Should managers discourage multitasking?

Monday, March 24th, 2014

Multitasking has become an unavoidable part of today’s business world. But does it lead to increased productivity?

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What to do when a key employee quits

Monday, March 24th, 2014

You are several weeks into an important project that demands all hands on deck. Critical deadlines are fast approaching. And then, with little or no warning, a key employee gives two weeks’ notice.

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Project managers can help smooth a business transformation

Monday, March 24th, 2014

When a business faces disruption, a skilled project manager can minimize its negative effects.

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