Project Management

Autonomy As a Motivator – Does Giving People More Control Keep Them Motivated?

Most managers aspire to lead a highly motivated, high performing team. The challenge is that many things influence the motivation of a team. In addition, the team is made up of people having individual personalities. Each team member may respond differently to various motivational approaches. One thing that works consistently with many people is autonomy [...]

2017-06-21T18:49:49+00:00 November 16th, 2016|Categories: Leadership, Management, Project Management|Tags: |0 Comments

Unproductive Rituals – Is This Meeting Really Necessary?

Something that I used to hear regularly in the workplace was “I didn’t get anything done, I’ve been in meetings all day”. I always found that a little humorous since as mangers or leaders “meetings” are what we do. Still there is a difference between participating in a productive meeting and enduring one that is [...]

2016-11-10T18:36:38+00:00 November 10th, 2016|Categories: Enlightened PM, Management, Project Management|0 Comments

Managing Multiple Projects – The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

One unfortunate reality in the world of project managers is that many of us are responsible for managing multiple projects simultaneously. There are likely a number of reasons why this situation is so common. As is true with many things, there are benefits and costs associated with taking this approach. Today we’ll examine costs and [...]

2016-11-03T13:17:44+00:00 November 3rd, 2016|Categories: Management, Project Management|2 Comments

Why Does It Take Bob So Long to Get to the Point? – Inductive/Deductive Communicators

Have you known people who seem to take forever to get to the point of their conversation? Do you think people have noticed that about you? Don’t panic, you’re ok. We all have general tendencies regarding how we think and communicate. These tendencies are neither good nor bad They are not carved in stone. Understanding [...]

2016-10-19T13:54:42+00:00 October 19th, 2016|Categories: Management, Project Management, Self Help|Tags: , |2 Comments

Too Busy Dealing With the Crisis Du Jour to Focus on Project Management?

Project managers know that a typical workday can be filled with “exciting” events. While these events make the day pass quickly, they tend to put the PM in a “reactive” rather than a “proactive” state. Dealing with a steady parade of crises leaves little time for project management. Lets take a closer look at the [...]

2016-10-13T16:56:47+00:00 October 13th, 2016|Categories: Project Management, Workplace Culture|0 Comments

Why Should a Project Manager Be Trained in Project Management? (Why should your doctor be trained in medicine?)

It’s surprising how often this question arises (the former not the latter). Usually the argument against the need for training and education comes from those who have no project management training or education. They’re also the people that will tell you that project management is a high stress endeavor and everything is always late and [...]

2016-09-04T00:58:14+00:00 September 4th, 2016|Categories: Enlightened PM, Project Management|Tags: , |0 Comments
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