Office Politics: Are They Really Evil or Will They Help Your Career?

Office Politics: Are They Really Evil or Will They Help Your Career? Bigbadboss.com defines office politics: “It is the use of one’s individual or assigned power within an employing organization for the purpose of obtaining advantages beyond one’s legitimate authority.” Sure, that’s partly how it goes but there are other identifying elements, such as sucking […]

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Implementing New Technology

Implementing New Technology Publication Date: November 01, 1985 When introducing a new technology to their company, implementation managers must bridge the gap between the designers and the users of the innovation, and make the transition as smooth as possible. This task is especially difficult when they are met with employee ambivalence and resistance. Moreover, those […]

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Collection of Tips, Strategies and Tools for Improving Project Managment Communications

Collection of Tips, Strategies and Tools for Improving Project Managment Communications Whether you are just starting out in your project management career or you are a veteran of the project management wars, there are probably times when you felt like your communication skills were inadequate for a situation, or you wished you had a better […]

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Why Trickle-Down Communication Should Not Define Your Project Management Style

Why Trickle-Down Communication Should Not Define Your Project Management Style As project manager, it is your duty to keep executives, project team members and various management professionals apprised of information related to your project. Of course, a lot of the data should only be disseminated on a need-to-know basis. Even if there is no secrecy […]

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Leading Change: Why Transformation Efforts Fail (HBR Bestseller)

Leading Change: Why Transformation Efforts Fail (HBR Bestseller) Publication Date: January 01, 2007 Businesses hoping to survive over the long term will have to remake themselves into better competitors at least once along the way. These efforts have gone under many banners: total quality management, reengineering, rightsizing, restructuring, cultural change, and turnarounds, to name a […]

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Persistence vs. Patience: Are Your Communications Being Ignored?

Persistence vs. Patience: Are Your Communications Being Ignored? Ah—the roadblocks in stakeholder communication! Sure, you expect some delay from low priority stakeholders but what if key stakeholders are also ignoring your attempts to communicate? During the project planning phase everyone seemed enthusiastic and signed off on the communication plan you devised but as the project […]

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The Surprising Power of Questions

The Surprising Power of Questions Publication Date: May 01, 2018 Much of an executive’s workday is spent asking others for information–requesting status updates from a team leader, for example, or questioning a counterpart in a tense negotiation. Yet unlike professionals such as litigators, journalists, and doctors, who are taught how to ask questions as an […]

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