8 Tips for New Project Managers from 7 of the World’s Leading PM Experts

Recently, I asked 7 of the top project management experts around the world: “What advice would you give to a PM who is just starting out?” Tip #1: Find a Mentor Tip #2: Network & Volunteer Tip #3: Learn the Fundamentals Tip #4: Communicate more than you feel you have to Tip #5: Select Your…

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What’s Your Story?

Now, I’m not trying to be nosy or anything, but what’s your story? I don’t mean your life story although I’d love to learn more about you. What I mean is your story for today? What’s your future story? What’s your story that you tell yourself to motivate you? What’s your story today that you…

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Why CONFLUENCE is better than INFLUENCE…

We’ve often heard that leadership is influence. John Maxwell, a leading author and leadership expert, has stated that “All leadership is influence. Nothing more, nothing less.”  I mean no disrespect to Mr. Maxwell, but I believe that there is more to leadership than influence. Influence [in-floo-uh ns]  noun the capacity or power of persons or…

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Giving and Receiving

Yes, it’s that time of year. It’s time for the holidays – the family, the in-laws, the turkey (or handmade raviolis at my mom’s house); it’s time for the gifts and the charity and the slacking off at work. I know that if you are reading this, you aren’t one of those slackers – I…

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Focus

David Allen writes “An ambient angst pervades our society – there’s a sense that somehow there’s probably something we should be doing that we’re not, which creates a tension for which there is no resolution and from which there is no rest.” That sounds dreadful, doesn’t it? Do you feel scattered? Pulled in many different…

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Why start your project when you can LAUNCH it?

“Launching” Your Project I’ve been doing a lot of reading and learning lately about successful “product” launches and then I got to thinking… Why don’t we have more PROJECT LAUNCHES?!? So what’s a “launch”? Well, a product launch is the debut of a product into the market. The product launch signifies the point at which…

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