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5 ‘Musts’ of Stakeholder Engagement

There are new versions of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide®) – Fifth Edition (which will be the Sixth Edition) and PRINCE2® due out soon and I’m keen to see what, if anything, they have updated regarding how best to work with stakeholders on projects. ...

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What is Inclusive Leadership?

I was recently introduced to the concept of inclusive leadership in a session I attended. I hadn’t come across this term before, but liked what I heard. In this post I’ll share with you what I learnt. Most of us probably know what inclusion means. It’s the action or state ...

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What is Personal Leadership?

Personal Leadership is all about leadership for yourself. When we talk about leadership in project management – we’re nearly always talking about leading others – but we also have a responsibility to ourselves – both for our careers and in life. So when we think about personal leadership in relation ...

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Getting More Out of Your Project Team

Teams represent one of the most powerful mechanisms for achieving significant results in organisations today. Much has been learned about the development and implementation of teams over the past few years. We have seen what works, what doesn’t and the best approach for developing and nurturing teams. A new class ...

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5 Tips for Managing Without Authority

How to get people to commit without having to chase One of the biggest challenges that project managers face is managing people without authority. Whenever I start a training session or a workshop I ask people what their biggest challenges and roadblocks are. One of challenges that almost always comes ...

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How To Delegate Project Tasks

I find myself starting a lot of sentences: “Could you just…no, don’t worry, I’ll do it.” That’s because finding a document, reviewing a file, preparing the draft of a presentation and a hundred other small project tasks feel as if they would take longer to explain than for me to ...

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