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Dr. W. Edwards Deming ‘s last book was The New Economics for Industry, Government, Education . In Chapter 5, Deming writes, “Transformation in any organization will take place under a leader.
We often get asked, “How can I get stakeholders to attend my meetings?” or “How can I get stakeholders’ buy-in on the project?” These are complex questions and the easy answer is that you can’t. That’s right, you can’t.
If you want to be the best in your industry, you have to get rid of your outdated management style. shutterstock images 7,074 in Share
The Tightrope of Leadership As leaders and change-agents, we walk a daily tight-rope between how we “should” do things because that’s how they’ve always been done … which may be contrary to what believe matters today and tomorrow. Leadership is no different.
Takeaway: Whether you’re meeting one-on-one or presenting to a packed audience, your credibility is immediately being assessed.
Okay, we know everyone adores you anyways, but even you Brad Pitts and Angelina Jolie’s can’t get everything you want on looks alone.
Several years ago I was in the Thomson Building in Toronto. I went down the hall to the small kitchen to get myself a cup of coffee. Ken Thomson was there, making himself some instant soup. At the time, he was the ninth-richest man in the world, worth approximately $19.6 billion. Enough, certainly, to afford a nice lunch. I looked at the soup he was stirring.
As project managers we want our team members to have a commitment to deadlines, be optimistic about their work, stay focused on the goal, have a competitive mindset, stick to the budget, and please clients and management don’t we?
Managers, from the senior level down to the front line leaders, often have the misconception that to manage effectively, neither they nor their employees can actually show their human side at work.
Today's employees want to be asked for feedback and they want to be heard. Here are four tips to help you become a better listener Over the past several weeks, I interviewed a half-dozen well-known business leaders for a new book on communications.
Takeaway: How to reach the very top of the IT profession may remain a closed book to most technologists, but leading CIO Paul Coby has some simple advice on the best way to get there. Top CIO Paul Coby: Never put innovation before day-to-day operations. Photo: John Lewis
Your next project manager? Are you a bully? Do you bully your teammates, vendors and weaker stakeholders?
by Linda Hill & Kent Lineback | 12:22 PM April 3, 2012
by Joshua Ehrlich | 10:17 AM September 14, 2011 Getting stuff done is overrated.
The best problem solvers see a complex problem through multiple lenses. Here's how to become a better strategic thinker and leader yourself.