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How to Prepare Yourself for a Career Move in Project Management

Many people come to me for coaching because they need support in preparing for a new role. In recent weeks, three of my coachees have discussed some form of career transition with me. The first person –we’ll call him Chris – is a contractor who works as a business analyst ...

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What Project Managers and Leaders Can Learn from Larry King

Yes, that’s right! Larry King – the American talk-show host! Working in broadcasting as a radio and television host is undoubtedly different to the kind of job that most project managers get to perform. But a recent interview with Larry King revealed exactly how good he is at building trust ...

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How to Coach Your Manager

You may think that coaching has a limited use and that it’s a tool only for professional coaches and for managers when guiding their teams. But have you ever considered that as a project manager you can also coach upwards and use it with your own manager? As a tool ...

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Coaching Tips for Project Managers

One of the hardest shifts in mind-set needed when moving from an operational to a project management role, is the letting go of the project tasks yourself. After all, you will have spent a number of years working in project teams and you performed tasks to a high standard, which ...

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How to be a Great Project Management Mentor

What is great mentoring? I often think about what each project manager can do to learn and grow and to eventually become the best project manager they can be. Formal education and being given the right opportunities play a large part. But mentoring has a part to play too. Imagine, ...

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Top Three Things Project Managers Need Coaching On

Let me first stress that I find project managers pretty remarkable and courageous people. Being a project manager isn’t an easy job. Projects need to be delivered on time, to cost, to the required quality AND deliver the expected benefits. During the course of the project, PMs have to be ...

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How Coaching Can Help Me as a Project Manager?

What is coaching and how can you use it? Essentially, coaching is a way of helping others to make progress and overcome issues without directly telling them what to do. A fundamental belief in coaching is that people are resourceful and can generate their own solutions. You could therefore say ...

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The Project Manager as a Coach

Most project managers who have received any training at all have undoubtedly heard about the need to delegate. As we cannot manage significant projects and perform all necessary tasks ourselves, delegation is an absolute must to expand one’s capabilities as a project manager. Smart project managers, however, go beyond delegating; ...

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Top 3 “reductions” from one-to-one coaching

  Choosing the right strategy to develop key business skills for employees is notoriously challenging, and it seems that every time we visit LinkedIn or open a business magazine, the range of development options available has changed again. What was just recently the “next big thing” quickly becomes old news ...

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How to perform a coaching strategy to maximise training impact

A coaching strategy can enhance any training investment, making it go further as well as bringing greater value for money. This is based on research conducted on the impact of learning, and more importantly, how to apply that learning back in the workplace. In a nutshell, unless you provide learners ...

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