Here is an article to help ensure small efforts are expended in the right direction to optimize large results. https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/small-effortlarge-impact-secret-recipe-randall-randy-englund/?published=t
Category: project management
The Complete Project Manager Highlights
The Innovation Global Network now includes Highlights from The Complete Project Manager.
What’s the [Complete] Idea?
Introduction to the big idea about what is a more complete project manager and to the NEW Second Edition of The Complete Project Manager https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/whats-complete-big-idea-randall-randy-englund/
Achieving Better Outcomes Through Negotiations
How can you assure negotiated outcomes are achieved effectively and efficiently? Are you a successful negotiator? You certainly can be when you adopt an open mindset and develop negotiating skills. A Good Outcome Notice the good, the bad, and the ugly in what happens during a negotiation and how a sample dialogue proceeds. It is…
Discovering and Appreciating What We Do Well
This article depicts implementation of appreciative inquiry to discover and leverage personal and organizational strengths.
Expand Your Green Space
View this LinkedIn posting that describes the intersection of project managers, sponsors, and environment–your “green” space. As opposed to “toxic”, which is common in many organizations, the more these three elements work together, the larger the green space–a harmonious and productive working environment. Make a commitment to contribute your best efforts on this worthy campaign.
Getting Better Solutions–a Guide to Gathering Wisdom
Better solutions to challenges are out there. It’s a matter of capturing them. A systematic process for doing so exists, along with data for showing it works. View the complete post on linkedin.com.
Achieving Management Commitment for Project Success – AGAIN
My article titled: Achieving Management Commitment for Project Success has “Published” on Monday, August 14, 2017 on the Portal ProjectTimes. Below is a link to the article. It highlights the pervasive problem surrounding lack of project support from upper managers and suggests actions to take. https://www.projecttimes.com/articles/achieving-management-commitment-for-project-success.html
Are You Getting the Support You Need? Probably NOT!
In this blog post, I highlight the dismal state of upper management support for projects, then reference suggestions that would help.
Think Differently–Have Fun
When confronted with a stressful or challenging situation, say “I can think differently about this.” Over the years I have invoked this phrase many times, and it has changed my life. When a harsh criticism is expressed, instead of responding defensively, say (to self) “I can think differently about this,” and say (to the other…
Getting Others to Accept “No”
This post deals with the difficult challenge of saying “No” when the pressure is on to say “Yes.”