How to choose a soft skill to develop when there are so many of them?
In many professions soft skills become more and more important. As i often experience people struggling with the development of their soft skills i was thinking about some important principles for their efficient development. So let me write what i have come to.
How do you identify a project management methodology or process that is over-engineered? How do you draw the line to minimize time/effort wasted on building a tool or process that may be unnecessary?
We live in a causal world, where everything is a chain of causes and consequences. Labeling something as a coincidence is just a lack of knowledge of the causes. One of the important cause and effect factors is feedback
We negotiate more frequently than we probably think. Not only at work, but also in our private life. With a sales person when buying something valuable like a car or a house. With our partner, children. The negotiation result strongly depends on the quality of preparation and BATNA is something we definitely want to know before starting any negotiation.
Coaching undoubtely is a very efficient method for development of both individualas and teams. In the context management we often may get a questions: 1. If/how a good Manager should use Coaching or 2. If a good Manager should also be a Coach.
We all make assumptions. Wrong assumptions can have devastating impact not only on a project but also in other areas of our life.
During second wave of COVID-19 in India, the situation was really harsh. Especially it was very hard for engaging medical workers. It was the time when most of the people wanted to take a leave from the company. Scheduling all the healthy employees and outsourcing to some medical volunteers is what worked for us.
We give a single side vertical labeling machine to a company at vidisha city in Madhya Pradesh. There a problem occurs, the product quality was not good so the label could not stick at the place. So after some arrangement in machine program, it got smoothly running and production came quickly.
If the Project tolerances are exceeding in every stage in terms of cost, while new funds are allocated because of new investments.
Mindset is the way of thinking, the core set of beliefs or assumptions about myself and about the world, that determines the behavior, outlooks and attitudes towards everything. So how a leader's mindset should look like?
Even in the most performing organisations, people are confrontated to problems on a daily basis. What makes the difference between a high and a low performing organisation is the ability to solve efficiently the problems met on a daily basis. Low performing organisations simply take the problems as a bad chance and they are complaining about them to justify the low performance. High performing organisations take each problem as an opportunity to improve. Three basic mistakes in the Problem Solving process are: - Rush instead of thinking & acting fastly ; - Think too much and keep in the planning phase for many "good" reasons (meanwhile the problem has changed) ; - Run alone and not empower the team (no participative approach).
Hi, can you give me some advice how to manage a remote team during the coronavirus pandemic? Thank you.
Hello, I would like to know how do you delegate an important assignment to others while ensuring that it will be completed successfully? Thank you in advance.
How can emotional intelligence be used in the workplace?
What is the difference between a Coach and a Scrum Coach? Thank you.
According to Ovidius, Pygmallion was a Cypriot sculptor, who fell in love with an ivory woman statue he carved. The goddess Aphrodite appreciated his love and offerings and changed the statue to a real woman. Pygmallion then married her and they had a daughter. So much for the history or mythology, now let's go back to management. The phenomenon called Pygmalion effect says that others' expectations from a person are affecting that person's performance.
Most people are already aware that Coaching exists, but in many cases it is understood incorrectly - e.g. as mentoring or consulting.
Is there any way to deal with mobbing at the workplace or stop corporate psychopaths and sociopaths?
How can a project manager strike a balance between micromanaging and not managing enough with the team?
As experienced managers, what do you see as the 3 most important skills which young people should work on or develop? Would it be possible to attach some interesting websites or materials, that are related?
Hi guys, I have a question.
What is your opinion on ice-breaking exercises? Do you think that it is possible (suitable) to use them during lectures as a practical demonstration?
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Sometimes, the students have a problem to understand this concept, especially its practical application on their student's works during the course Project management.
There are many leadership styles. Not only those listed in theory (autocratic,charismatic,bureaucratic,laissez-faire, etc.), but also their various combinations. The leadership style comes out of the individual personality and so each leader has a style of his/her own. Effectiveness of a particular style cannot be evaluated for the style itself, but only when considering a specific environment (in which the style si applied) - e.g. a specific company culture.
Do you think the golden rule applies in business or project communication? Golden rule being; I treat you as I would like to be treated, or do to others as you would like to be done to you.
If a team is recording and discussing lessons learned but not implementing them on future projects, what options does a PM have to improve the application of them?
There is a great added value in introverts, however, it is often difficult to approach them.
Do you think there is a need to spend some leisure time with your colleague e.