No is a tricky word, because you always want to be perceived as a can-do individual. In general, you should try to preempt situations in which you will have to decline an assignment.
Accomplished project managers understand that it’s not always smart to play it safe. Most people with project management experience are familiar with Cobb’s Paradox.
You’ve gathered input and heard people out, and then made the ultimate decision – but now you’ve got a team of unhappy staff members who wish it had gone a different way.
One of the most frustrating things for managers is to discover a team is focused on the wrong things.
Remember the days when companies would spend thousands of dollars (hundreds of thousands?) on lavish celebrations and parties to reward their team for the tiniest effort? Those days have been gone for a while — along with a lot of …
In a business world of shrinking hierarchies and individual contributors, one of the toughest challenges for the high-achiever is learning to lead without authority. In my years in the workforce, I’ve been responsible for several large, multi-departmental initiatives with only a few direct reports to engage.
Many employees are entrepreneurs at heart and believe they have to leave the corporate world in order to fulfill their dreams. This is not necessarily so. If you’re lucky, your organization is one that supports intrapreneurship – or the practice …
Do team leaders get to act differently just because they’re team leaders? Nope. One of the things you should remember is that your team will pay more attention to what you do than what you say.
Today I’m happy to introduce an important new chapter in the evolution of the QuickBase team blog. We are launching a section of our blog dedicated to the issues team leaders face in trying to build effective, productive, engaged teams that deliver great results.
Often times we find ourselves working collectively with a group of individuals on a project. Does that mean the group is automatically a team?