Leadership

How to Engage Difficult Stakeholders

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Sometimes, from the very beginning of a workshop, it is evident that the delegates have a common problem with a big powerful stakeholder. As we start to delve into their influencing objectives, “his” name keeps being mentioned. On a recent occasion when this happened, I noticed was that his name was being used as a…

7 Lead-Off Mistakes to Avoid as a First Time Manager

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Establishing yourself as a credible and positive leader is important and challenging. Here are some all-too-common missteps of first-time (and even some hapless, experienced) managers. Avoid them in good health! Leading-off with, “Things are going to change around here.” Too many managers enter into a new role assuming everything is broken and that they’ve been…

Do You Flit or Do You Lead?

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by: Roy Osing Many leaders don’t lead at all, they flit from this to that, from one crisis to another, from one priority to another. They don’t land on anything. They don’t spend too long on any one issue because they want to avoid being pinned down for an opinion or having to make a decision.…

The Best Leaders Are Constant Learners

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by: Kenneth Mikkelsen and Harold Jarche As Juan Manuel Fangio exited the chicane before the blind Tabac corner in the 1950 Monaco Grand Prix, he stomped on the brake. It was a counterintuitive reaction for a racing driver exiting a corner — but one that likely saved his life. By slowing down he avoided plowing into a…

5 characteristics of top project managers

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by: Brad Egeland Excellence shines through in many ways in every profession. In order to deliver consistent success in the project management world, our project leaders need to be bringing some skills and characteristics to the table. Success on any given project can be luck. Success on a consistent basis on project engagements is far more…