When I search for project management training on Google I find lots of courses on the topic. The vast majority refer to PRINCE2 and PMP courses. A few even mention agile project management.
What’s more, most emphasise project management accreditation and project management tasks: project planning, risk management, reporting progress, controlling change, managing and escalating issues and suchlike.
While I’d argue that these skills are important, I’d also say that they don’t guarantee success.
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Every business experiences a crisis at some time. The unexpected can cause fear and anger, and give rise to anxiety in those responsible for solving the problem and leading others through the chaos.
If you take the lead in a crisis, don’t panic!
In this short guide we share 8 critical ways to lead in a crisis.
The practice of self-awareness and self-reflection for those in leadership roles goes back thousands of years to the ancient philosophers and teachers. Yet, it seems that self-reflection is the manager’s least favourite pastime.
By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest. – Confucius
One of the myths about coaching that I still meet regularly is that coaching is soft and just about “personal stuff”. The people with this misconception will typically dismiss coaching as something that is a distraction from delivering business results.
In his guest post, Jan Bowen-Nielsen dispels this myth.
We live in a world dominated by extroverts. In What Extroverts Should Know About Introverts — 3 Tips for Understanding an Introvert I explained that introverts make up at least 25% of the World’s population yet are often misunderstood and undervalued.
This brilliant infographic — Dr. Carmella’s Guide to Understanding the Introverted by Roman Jones — will help you understand how introverted people “tick”.
Leaders face an overwhelming number of opportunities to improve, create change and make the world a better place. Certain principles endure decade after decade, despite changes in technology and the economy. Following these truths consistently simply requires your commitment to daily practice.