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4 Unusual Reasons Why Stakeholder Management Is Important

4 Unusual Reasons Why Stakeholder Management Is Important

Why is stakeholder management important to project success? Because we need people to get the project work done. However, stakeholder management is a very narrow way of looking at how we work with people on projects to achieve a common goal. A better question would be, “Why is stakeholder engagement important?” Let’s park that for…

4 Management Styles for Giving Feedback to Colleagues with Examples
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4 Management Styles for Giving Feedback to Colleagues with Examples

How often do you give positive praise or other feedback to your team? Probably every day, even if you don’t realize it. In this article, I’m looking at 4 different styles for giving feedback to a colleague as a manager. My style for giving feedback is one of positive praise. I say things like, “Great…

How to Lead Effective Virtual Teams [Tips & Book Review]
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How to Lead Effective Virtual Teams [Tips & Book Review]

Leading Effective Virtual Teams is one of the harder books I have had to review, but one of the easiest to read. It’s very practical, and the format makes it possible to dip in to get some advice on what’s bothering your team wherever you are in the project management life cycle. Read the whole review here.

How to Build Trust in Virtual Teams [Book Review & Tips]
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How to Build Trust in Virtual Teams [Book Review & Tips]

Trust matters because it helps build a resilient project team. Trust helps get things done. Trusted team members not only do only what is asked, but what the project needs them to do, because they know that the project manager will trust their decisions and actions.  Trust is a shortcut to better working relationships and…

5 Strategies to Improve Team Productivity on Projects
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5 Strategies to Improve Team Productivity on Projects

Wouldn’t life be better if your team were, well, just a little bit more productive? If there was less chat and more doing? It is possible to create an environment where project team members can be more productive, by creating good habits. You’ve read all the articles, you’ve got ideas about how things could be…