Leaders who inspire have an ability to articulate a vision in a way that appeals to us and motivates us to act. They provide purpose and meaning for the task at hand.
Your company has decided to merge departments, each with multiple teams and different processes, competing products, or dissimilar cultures.
Your ability to map and solve complicated, multi-faceted problems is why they pay you the Big Bucks. But you needn’t lie awake at night chewing on the grisly issues.
Recently, The Fast Track blog released our “Top 14 Project Managers to Follow on Twitter” list.
The scene from the recess playground is burned in my brain. The captains are choosing teams for dodgeball, and my friends and I are standing in a line, nervously shifting from one foot to the other. No one wants to …
It happens in every organization. Two leaders of two different teams just can’t get along. It’s wreaking havoc among the other teams. Things are just a mess. As the program manager, you’ve been asked to fix the situation.
Change. Any business would stagnate and die without it. It happens so quickly these days and is often out of our control. Sometimes you probably feel like screaming, “Slow down, I want to get off!”
Everyone – even the most accomplished leaders – has strengths and areas for improvement. When I talked to organizational consultant Ed Poole about professionals who rise quickly, he warned me of the danger of being “unconsciously incompetent,” meaning you don’t …
Feedback is a really important part of professional development. Sharing feedback with your team, having them give each other feedback, or getting feedback from the team are all good opportunities for team members to continuously improve and for you to …
Team leaders have a tough job when it comes to communication. You have to adapt your communication style to get the most from team members and do it again when you’re communicating with upper management. While you’re going through hoops …