Tag: leadership

Don’t believe bullshit baffles brains

Nobody likes to feel or seem stupid. But when somebody describes a detailed technical solution or gives a complex business explanation of a problem it sometimes just washes right over you and there is a temptation to nod wisely in

Tagged with: ,

The project management ‘sweetspot’

If you have ever hit a cricket ball for four runs, smashed a drive down the middle of a fairway or lashed a passing shot down the line in a tennis match you’ll understand what it means to find your

Tagged with: ,

Did your project get the Christmas present it wanted?

Did you take the opportunity afforded by the Christmas and New Year holidays to take stock of your project? The Christmas and New Year holiday season is often a good time to take stock of your project because there is

Tagged with: ,

Are you a good leader?

The most effective project managers are also good leaders. They get their teams to excel, to go the extra mile, they extract every last element of synergy. But how do you know how you stack up as a leader? DILBERT

Tagged with: ,

World cup leadership and team lessons

So the football world cup is over for another four years. But can we learn any lessons on leadership and the value of the team? I think we can. Look at the surprise team of the tournament – Costa Rica.

Tagged with: , , ,

Fergie’s hairdryer – good or bad leadership?

Anyone who follows football and many that don’t will have heard of Manchester United’s legendary former manager Sir Alex Ferguson. Woe be tide anyone who didn’t perform to the required standard or follow his managerial direction because they were treated

Tagged with:

Who’s running this sweetie shop?

Regular readers of my blog will know the importance I place on the people side of project and programme management. Most problems occur for people reasons. Even when things are technically challenging, it’s often the reluctance to accept this on

Tagged with: ,

Motivating your project team

It is recognised by pretty much everyone that a highly motivated team will out perform most other teams, even those better qualified and more experienced ones. Their level of motivation drives them to out perform. To do whatever it takes

Tagged with: , ,

Your boss wants what? How to deal with difficult demands

Picture the scenario: you’re at a critical stage in your project with a number of key tasks on the critical path all lined up with your best resource earmarked to deliver them when you get an e-mail. It’s from your

Tagged with: , ,

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: , , ,
Top