Nonstop e-mails, endless meetings, and 24-7 connectedness are crippling our ability to think, focus, solve problems and do the deep work that organizations need to stay competitive. Here are eight recommendations to help you and your teams regain focus.
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What must we do to bring about a Change initiative as smoothly as possible? Communicate! Communicate! Communicate! How much, and for how long do we do this? Until we get sick and tired of the sound of our own voice – then we take a deep breath and a drink of water and we start all over again. Communication isn’t something that stops and starts; it’s a constant activity before, during and after any Change initiative.
Strategies for Developing the Most Sought-After Leadership Qualities: Presence, Confidence, and Courage
This is in the second installment in an 8-part webinar series, Strategies for Developing the Most Sought-After Leadership Qualities, presented by Uri Galimidi. This series focuses on eight critical leadership skills that will help Project Managers become more accomplished professionals.
Save Time With Tools And Templates
This Communication Management Plan sets the communications framework for your project and serves as a guide for communications throughout the life of the project. This is a working document and should be updated as communication needs change. This plan includes a sample stakeholder matrix, a sample communications matrix (which maps specific messages to stakeholders or stakeholder groups) and more. Adapt each section to fit your project.
This Project Communication Management Plan is a tool that documents how communication is managed and controlled on a project. It enables you to communicate effectively with the project team and other stakeholders, to set clear guidelines on how information will be shared, as well as who will be responsible for and needs to be included on project communications.
This template can help project managers plan key planning and customer activities in preparation for go-live. It can be easily tailored for deployment planning for projects of all sizes.
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Rarely do project managers have all the answers, or the best answers. So we need to share the problem and collaborate on developing a solution. This is why being able to visualize problems is so important.
Every project manager knows the importance of communication, but how many of those PMs treat communication as the most important aspect of their role every day? Let’s change that.
In a large program, it may be necessary for competitors to work together to achieve customer goals. Insights are presented on various collaboration techniques, when they should be employed to have the most impact, and the business benefits that the program, customer, and each of the partner teams receive in working toward shared goals.
Engaging stakeholders is a critical component for project success—but it’s not always a harmonious chorus out there (and quite often it feels like the Wild West!). How can we deal with good, bad and ugly resistance?
Planning is time-consuming, and the end result is often inaccurate when assumptions crumble or circumstances change. No wonder many teams prefer to dive in and work out the details later. But even in an agile environment that does not delight in documentation, there is real value in planning (if not the plan itself).
Project leaders should never overlook the importance of building trusted relationships. Without them, your ability to drive teams, serve customers and connect with stakeholders will suffer—not to mention your career. Here are nine skills and attitudes that can help you build professional relationships that make a difference.
Mantras like the golden rule are great to live by, but how do they pertain to the real world—and especially project management? Let's take a deeper dive with three popular rules we've all heard before.
Our fluency in conveying our messages affects the fluidity of the messages’ transmissions, and thus the effectiveness of their intentions. Learning the relationships between factors, approaches, impacts, and the effects of communication can help to improve our communication and correspondence skills in listening, writing, and conversation.
As leaders and accessibility champions, project managers can play a key role in helping with accessibility by removing barriers faced by persons with disabilities as we design products, devices, services and environments.
Admit it: No one likes writing or reading reports. But they are necessary. This article will share some simple guidelines on how to write a report—and the pitfalls to avoid.
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