While the title project manager may carry many different meanings and responsibilities, the truth is a project manager occupies an unenviable and often demanding position that involves supervising diverse personnel categories, teams and facilitators tasked with successfully completing a project within a specified period. As such, a good project manager must be a competent planner, […]
Guest Post from Brandeis University.
When asked, a majority of Americans said that public speaking topped their list of fears. Communication appears to be the hallmark of our generation. It is the focal point of most aspects of human living. How well, or poorly, you are able to put across your thoughts and point of view […]
There is a difference between knowing and understanding, and for years I knew about Empowerment, but I never really understood it.
It’s only when you truly understand something that you can fully benefit from it.
That moment came to me, not from reading a book, but from working for a leader who not only understood empowerment, he also […]
As leaders one of the greatest legacies we can create is, an Empowered Organisation.
One of the challenges with empowerment, and why I suspect so many leaders shy away from it, is that in order to empower people, we have to give up some our power.
To delegate that power to our teams: to allow them to […]
Empowerment is a very powerful tool in the leaders toolbox, and once mastered it allows us to create highly engaged teams that will take ownership of their work, which leads to amazing results. Empowerment is a big word, and it can be a bit confusing so in this video I try to simplify it, to […]
Technology adaptation is a top-down, self-perpetuating thing. Leaders use it to become better leaders and then this technology gets integrated into the business, making the company stronger. The strength of the business lets its leader implement greater changes and the cycle begins anew. In a world of ever-growing engineering, there are always new pieces of […]
With employee engagement currently running at around 32% in the US, costing the US Economy between $450b to $550b each year in lost productivity, it’s time that we do something to improve the situation, and do it FAST.
FAST is an approach where we look to ensure that we have the right Focus, Accountability, Simplicity and […]
Guest Post recommended by NeoMam Studios 20 Ways to Communicate Better at work you can find the original post here.
Conversations at work aren’t all water cooler gossip and motivational talks: from time to time, you’ll need to have a chat with a colleague who isn’t achieving what they should or from whom your opinion on […]
Too often people are promoted into management positions without the right requisite training. It’s like there is an assumption that people with good technical skills will automatically be good managers. People becomes good managers through two things, training and experience, and ideally they should be given the training before they are thrown into the deep […]