Month: February 2014

Analysing and managing conflict

Before you can deal with any conflict you need to understand it. You need to understand: Who is involved in the conflict? Is it more widespread than the immediately obvious protagonists? What is the conflict about? What are the facts? Why

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Influencing skills and strategies

When seeking to influence someone or a situation, start with the end in mind. What are you trying to achieve? What outcome is required? The more specific you can be, the easier it will be to plot a course to

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Delivering your project – will it make your boat go faster?

Many projects struggle to deliver successfully. How do you build a team that can overcome the trials and tribulations of project delivery and excel at project execution? Earlier this week I watched the replay of a talk by Ben Hunt-Davis

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Why “Top 5 tips for…” don’t work

You’ve probably seen the blog posts or received the e-mails: 5 ways to improve your time management; 10 things to improve your project management performance etc. The most recent I received was titled “The 12 things successful people do before

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