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Take These Steps to Look More Professional at Work
It’s an unfortunate correlation that in some people’s eyes you can’t be successful unless you act successful. But what can you do to act more professional at work? Obviously there is no shortage of suggestions on this topic. Many a tree has been felled to print countless books dealing with this kind of advice. Fortunately no tree has been hurt in our look at the topic. Your career...
Rising Above the Mechanics: The 6 Essential Skills of Advanced Leaders
You’re a PMP® with some experience under your belt, but you know there is more out there than just the mechanics of your job. You have ideas worth spreading that require a certain set of skills you have yet to master. The essential element to becoming a PM leader lies within your ability to see the links between strategy and execution. These six strategic business skills will take you from...
The PM Talent Toolbox: How to Improve Your Talent Management Game
While project management leaders may not always have the authority to hire or fire, they can still significantly impact project management talent growth and retention by using the right tools. The Strategic Execution Framework (SEF) (Figure 1), which was developed to help companies align their strategy to their execution, is a powerful tool that PM leaders can apply to their talent...
Ken Kutaragi: the Ultimate Technology Project Manager
Below is an excerpt from Donato Piccinno's The Ultimate It Project Manager: a Plethora of Wisdom in Achieving Executive Level-Recognition and Performance, now available on Amazon.  "Now it's history I see." -- Alphaville, "Big in Japan" Following the release of the potentially marriage-wrecking, transactional life-inducing Sony Playstation 4, what valuable lessons can we learn about...
Do You Have Good Feedback Skills?
There’s a basic tenet of project management that is often overlooked: feedback skills. If you can’t communicate what is wrong or right with a project, you’re not a project manager. You’re just an ineffective leader with no communication skills. Sorry was that too harsh? It could be considered negative feedback. Lynda Bourne is the managing director of Stakeholder Management Pty Ltd, a...