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What Kind Of Business Pain Do You Solve?

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by: Liz Ryan For years we talked about our Skills. We said “I have negotiation skills, administrative skills and strategic skills.” We claimed a whole bunch of skills, but what are skills, really? Who can say whether you have those skills? When someone tells me s/he has great Negotiation Skills, I immediately wonder whether the person…

Consultants meld unique tradesmen-professional services blend

Technology consultants, if they’re to achieve long-term viability, must successfully combine a unique blend of specialized trade-like skills and professional services acumen. The rare and necessary mix-required to perform hands-on infrastructure repairs, diagnose and replace failed hardware components, configure routers and administer workstations and servers-explains why technology consultants regularly battle heightened pressures and stresses compared…

CCIE Vs. MBA Vs…?

Network World — When CIOs look to add talent to their staffs right now, who should they be recruiting: employees with deep technical skills or deep business skills? That’s one argument raging in corporate IT departments over the benefits of hiring staff with technical certifications such as Cisco Certified Internet Expert (CCIE) or business degrees.…

Build Generational Awareness on Your Project Team

There are certain interpersonal skills that project managers must master in order to analyze situations and interact appropriately, as outlined in Appendix G of “A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)-Fourth Edition.” The skills include political and multicultural awareness. But, since the project team environment has evolved over the last 10…

Tips on Evolving from a Business Analyst to a Project Manager

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According to 2010 Project Management Salary Survey, developed by ASPE-SDLC and TenStep, a project manager achieves a salary hike of $4,982 per year after getting PMP certification. The study also revealed that the salary of a project manager increases by $1,060 per year for every additional year of work experience. Due to the rewarding nature…

CFO Communication, Leadership Skills Needed

So-called soft finance skills — those involving communication and leadership — trumped basic functional job capabilities in a recent survey of 1,400 CFOs asking what finance-department areas most required improvement. Communication skills were cited as the greatest need by 31% of the executives interviewed, according to the Accountemps staffing and consulting services firm that is…