Monthly Archives: February 2014

Analysing and managing conflict

Cant live with or without

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

Tagged with: , ,
Posted in Communications, Leadership, People skills, Stakeholder management, Team building, Uncategorized

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

Tagged with: , , ,
Posted in Communications, Leadership, People skills

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

rowing eight

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

Tagged with: ,
Posted in Leadership, Personal development, Team building

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

Tagged with: , ,
Posted in Communications, Leadership, People skills, Personal development, Team building, Training