Project manager: Think like a Leader

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Published: December 2, 2014

Project manager: if your work changes your organization, you need to think like a leader.   I believe this about many dedicated project managers: they focus on getting results. They understand how to use the right technology, prepare the right analysis, and build the right team. Great project management can help an enterprise gets results […]

Don’t Let Your Resistance Go Underground

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Published: November 24, 2014

  In warfare, resistance presents a dangerous opposition. It is hard to know how strong it is and where it will fight. Any estimates on the resources held by the resistance are speculative. When the resistance goes underground, it is dedicated to overthrowing the voice of authority. Project managers and change agents, don’t let your […]

Building A Team For Project Performance

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Published: November 18, 2014

How do you build a five-star team? Through appreciation, individual attention, challenging assignments, and involvement with something hugely meaningful. Even though your team may not have won any awards (yet), if you start with trust and rapport, you can build a team that you will proud to call, “a high-performance team.”   Start with trust. […]

How Can You Get Consistent Results In A Changing Future?

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Published: November 14, 2014

Leading a project through periods of upheaval and change can be daunting. As we start a project we expect that change will hit us sometime in the reasonable future, and then we learn that the change is happening right now. Our clients expect steady state results while we are working with a high level of […]

Leadership is not a Small Business Luxury

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Published: September 30, 2014

Over coffee this afternoon, talking to a sales professional about what I do, I heard that small business owners aren’t interested in leadership. “Isn’t leadership just something that corporations are interested in?”   Boy am I glad you asked that question!   Yes, it makes sense that corporations are interested in leadership. Leaders get results; […]

What Inspiring Leaders Do

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Published: September 23, 2014

  When you cross the path of an inspiring leader, you will feel the charge in your heart that says, “Look at how awesome she is. I think I can be that awesome too, in my way.” Inspiration is a special gift, one that lifts our spirits. I’m not sure that all leaders have this […]

Micro Leadership, Macro Leadership

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Published: September 19, 2014

  Is it daunting to consider yourself a leader? Perhaps you are judging yourself too harshly.  I think that all people have leadership talents within them; our work sometimes calls us to be a leader at a micro level, and at other times, someone calls us to be a leader at a macro level.  Good […]

Effective Leadership with Less Need to Dominate

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Published: September 12, 2014

Imagine an effective leader who does not need to command other people. At most, this kind of leader uses the powers of influence to encourage others to follow his or her guidance. Why is it then that many people think of leaders as a commanding force – a person comfortable with the power to dominate […]

Leadership: Patient all the Way to Victory

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Published: September 9, 2014

  The focus of the leader ought to be on changing the state of the world for the long term. This priority is a big order. A leader must work through other people, and frequently faces resistance, limited resources, and short-term crises. To keep that long-term vision, a leader must have patience.   Patience is […]

Beyond talent, the winning team

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Published: August 26, 2014

Imagine that you have five people working on the team. Each of them is talented in a different way. As a team, they know it’s important to support each other to achieve results. They’ve worked with each other long enough to know what the others require of them. Although the talent of each may not […]

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