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Is Situational Leadership Relevant to Project Management?

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The Benefits—and Limits—of Decision Models

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Is Your Team Aligned?

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4 Signs to Pull Over and Stop a Project

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Changing Roles: the CIO as Transformer

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Incrementalism is...

“Incrementalism is innovation’s worst enemy.” -Nicholas Negroponte

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Project Management and the Three Body Problem

According to Glen B. Alleman, cost, schedule, and technical outcomes are the three elements that compose all projects. They impact each other and react to those impacts dynamically in a triangle referred to as the “Three Body” problem. Alleman discusses in a blog post how to work around t...

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Is Situational Leadership Relevant to Project Management?

The Situational Leadership theory, developed by Hersey and Blanchard from the 1970’s onwards, stated that leadership needed both task behavior as well as relationship behavior in order to get the best performance from people. It also understood that people that are tasked with a job may h...

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With great power...

"With great power, there must also come--great responsibility!" -Stan Lee

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Decision Making Models: a Primer

There are options Decision making models must be understood by the team using them, and clear in what is being measured, and how. Naturally there is more than one decision model to choose from, and this post by Judith Stein helps explain a few of them, such as this explanation of what Con...

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Become a better communicator with DISC profiling

Projects are about people, but what KIND of people? Projects may be about people, but that doesn’t mean that project managers necessarily focus on how well they treat their staff and stakeholders. Susanne Madsen, project leadership expert, discusses one of the most important elements of s...

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The Benefits—and Limits—of Decision Models

Decision models are growing The increase in sophistication and access to data has made decision modeling something that many executives are very focused on—and for good reason. Decision models help make accurate predictions and ease the difficulty of making the right choice when there are...

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Greatness is won...

"Greatness is won, not awarded." -Guy Kawasaki

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In Tough Times, Where Do PMOs Add Value?

Discussion of project management offices (PMOs) these days tend to focus on the portfolio aspect, which deals with organizational alignment and careful project selection. Ralf Finchett Jr. writes in a blog post at PMO Planet though that leadership teams are actually more focused right now...

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Three leadership behaviors of successful project managers

Project managers are examples Project managers, whether they think of them as examples or not, act as the figurehead of their teams. Because of this, every action they perform (good or otherwise) is amplified by their teams and embraced as what is acceptable. Clearly, it’s important that ...

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Is Your Team Aligned?

If Your Team Doesn’t Know, It’s Your Fault Have a meeting with your team and ask them if they know what the organizational priorities are. If your employees aren’t saying the right answers, have no clue or have different opinions, it might be time to align your team with the business’ goa...

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4 Tricks to Get and Stay Focused at Work

Alexa Von Tobel has four basic tricks to keep engaged during those long days at work. First, the Internet is the most amazing and versatile tool we have available to us, which means you need to keep the heck away from it when you work. Second, get into a routine where getting work done be...

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How to Make Remote Working Work

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The 2013 State of American Workplace Report states that workers who work remotely some of the time are more engaged than always on-site workers. Shaley McKeever shows you how to work remotely the right way. Your Home, Your Fortress Pick out the tasks that can be completed in the least time at home. Allot an ...

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What to Do When Boredom Gets in the Way of Your Goals

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James Clear writes a really enlightening article about an often unspoken truth regarding our goals—it is possible to get pretty bored in the pursuit of reaching them. He says a big part of what distinguishes successful people is that they are willing to push through the drudge of the daily grind in pursuit o...

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7 Ways to Stay Focused at Work

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Shawn Radcliffe offers seven quick tips at Men’s Fitness on how to stay zeroed in on work when it counts. Fit for Work Make a list of priorities for work and realistically assign what you can get done in a given day. Work in 60-90 minute blocks and then take a breather to reset your focus. Schedule a few pla...

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How to Train Your Brain to Stay Focused

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Your brain is literally pleased to switch tasks when you ought to be focusing on just one thing, so Nadia Goodman wants to help you train your brain to stay focused longer and better. She says you need to do the creative work first, because it demands the most energy. If you put it off in favor of completing...

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Richard Wood is the publisher of Computer Aid's Accelerating IT Success (AITS) newsletters. Since 2001 he has worked at Computer Aid, Inc. offices in Harrisburg, PA doing web development and web marketing consulting.
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Practice Manager responsible for project leadership & delivery services for the Cardinal Solutions Group in the RTP area.
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Author and president of Strategere Consulting working with clients to develop business and IT strategies that focus on achieving business outcomes.
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Executive Director of the IT Metrics and Productivity Institute (ITMPI), dedicated to improving the practice and management of software development and maintenance.
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has 23 years of IT experience, and has been in an IT leadership role at the Auto Club Group for the past ten years. He has worked in the Application Performance Management (APM) space since 2006