Archive for May, 2014

How project managers can improve their communication skills

Friday, May 30th, 2014

The Project Management Institute found that half of all project failures are caused by ineffective communication. 

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The personality traits of effective project managers

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

Entrepreneur.com recently analyzed Lessons from the Top: The Search for America’s Best Business Leaders, by Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz. Based on their reading, the blog shared the traits that most inspire employees to trust and engage with a manager.

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How project managers can avoid scope creep

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

One or two minor changes probably won’t have much of an impact on a project, but if the changes continue to pile up, the project can go way over budget and off schedule.

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How to manage multiple projects

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

As many companies seek to cut costs, it is increasingly common for PMs to be asked to take charge of several projects.

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What do employers look for in a project manager?

Monday, May 19th, 2014

After reviewing over 300 PM job listings, potential candidates will have a better idea of what qualifications companies are seeking in new hires. 

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How to manage social media use in the office

Monday, May 19th, 2014

According to a recent report by international finance firm Proskauer Rose LLP, 81 percent of managers report that they “foresee the misuse of social media by employees becoming more of an issue in the future.”

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Practicing constructive project negotiation

Monday, May 19th, 2014

With effective training, project managers will know what concrete actions to take during a negotiation that build principled, “win-win” agreements.

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Secrets to a winning project presentation

Friday, May 16th, 2014

Effective presentation skills play a vital role in getting all project players to stay committed.

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How top execs run an effective meeting

Thursday, May 15th, 2014

While every project manager develops a personal meeting style, it is important to be aware of bad habits that might be wasting time or causing meeting “scope creep.”

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How to nip a team conflict in the bud

Monday, May 12th, 2014

The ability to anticipate a conflict before it erupts is a necessary skill for project managers to master in order to maintain a peaceful and successful team.

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