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How to provide constructive criticism

This is a guest post by Sarah Clare.As a manager, there is sure to come a time when you have to address poor performance or substandard work. We all make mistakes, and we can all find ways to improve our work. When you are a project manager, it is your responsibility to make sure that you help ... READ the POST

Focus on Coaching: Interview with Kevin Ciccotti

In the last part of the Focus on Coaching series, I’m interviewing Kevin Ciccotti, CPCC, ACC. Kevin is a coach who has chosen to work specifically with PMPs (although I expect he’d work with any project managers). I asked him why.Kevin, how did you get into coaching?I will say my path to ... READ the POST

Focus on Coaching: The Project Management Coaching Workbook

This short series is looking at coaching in a project management environment. Today, I'm reviewing by Susanne Madsen (Management Concepts, 2011)."It is not your ability to manage tasks and resources that will set you apart," writes Susanne Madsen in her new book, The Project Management Coaching ... READ the POST

Focus on Coaching: Book review of Leading and Coaching Teams to Success

I particularly liked the sub-title of this book: The Secret Life of Teams. Leading and Coaching Teams to Success by Phil Hayes is about what happens to teams behind closed doors. It talks about how teams gossip, go off the rails and implode. There’s something cathartic about reading about teams in a ... READ the POST

Focus on Coaching: expert team coaching with Phil Hayes

Phil Hayes is a coach with over 20 years experience in team development. He’s executive director of London training and coaching company Management Futures. I spoke to Phil about how team coaching can work with project teams.Phil, I’ve heard about coaching individuals, and I can see how you ... READ the POST


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