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Keeping Your Project On Time

By Bruce Beer, PMP Note: This is Part 1 of the Keeping Your Projects on Track series. Part 2 is Keeping Your Project Within Budget. You want to be seen as the latest wunderkind of your Company and to bring your new critical project…
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Don’t Make the Same Mistakes. Make New Ones!

By Vicki Wrona, PMP: Recently, a colleague made a statement that I love and thought I would explore that with you. She tells her teams, “Don’t make the same mistakes, make new ones.” This resonated with me for several reasons. First,…
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The Project Manager's Mirror

by Bill Flury At a local Pawn shop I saw something that was labeled “Project Manager’s Mirror.”  The manager said that it was quite old and had some remarkable powers. First, it could talk. Second, it always told the truth. This sounded…
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Undercover Boss:
Are You Really Aware?

by Vicki Wrona, PMP: At one point, Oprah interviewed two of the executives from an episode of the show Undercover Boss. These CEOs and Presidents posed as entry level employees to get a taste of their employees’ jobs and what working for…
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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…