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Retaining Employees: Be Nice, Get Paid

by Rob Zell: When teaching leadership and management skills I refer to maintaining and/or enhancing self-esteem as a foundational practice for all leaders. When I do, I typically get a few participants who give a very subtle eye-roll or smirk.…
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What Motivates More Than Pay? Lots!

By Vicki Wrona, PMP: There are many things that motivate. To a point, pay is a motivator. However, that is not the only motivator, and often not the greatest one. What other things are motivating? Well, there are several. Let’s explore…
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Team or Superteam?

By Rob Zell: Recently, Darrell Stiffler posted his blog on Vroom’s theory of motivation and it’s a solid account of how to keep people engaged in the work at hand. I would like to add that you should also strive to put people into positions…
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White Paper: Manage Risk, Don’t Let It Manage You!

by Vicki Wrona, PMP Some experts have said that a strong risk management process can decrease problems on a project by as much as 80 or 90 percent. In combination with solid project management practices—having a well-defined scope, incorporating…
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The Art of Teleworking

Now more than ever, being both physically and emotionally capable of working from your own home is incredibly useful. Technology has brought us the ability to share ideas and documents at unbelievable speeds, start video calls with multiple…
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Focus: The Key to Success

by Bill Flury The “Ten Most Wanted” Cars At the morning roll call the Indianapolis Chief of Police spoke to his patrol officers about his frustration with their inability to locate stolen cars. He held up the stolen car listing that…