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Leadership Is Taken, Not Given – Part 3: Execution and Closeout

In our last post, we introduced the concept of Defining Moments for projects and their leaders. Unlike in life, they are predictable–they arise at certain points, or “hotspots,” of projects. We’ve already covered the hotspots pertaining...
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Leadership Is Taken, Not Given – Part 2: Defining Moments for Projects

In life, there are moments that define people. As we discussed in Part 1, Al Haig’s defining moment was when he took the podium and said, “I am in control here.” When one hears the name Al Haig, they think of that event and frame their...
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View from the Top: 2013 Trends and 2014 Outlooks

Project Assistants CEO Gus Cicala will write semi-monthly contributions for the blog that provide his view of what is going on in the world of project management and what it might mean for your organization. January is an excellent opportunity to reflect...
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The #1 Advice from the Top 25 Project Managers

What if 25 of the leading project managers were to come together and share their best piece of advice for success in project management? That is the premise of the newly-released The Keys to Our Success, for which Project Assistants President and CEO,...
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How Does an Organization Change and Innovate?

“It isn’t just about math and science anymore. It’s about creativity, imagination, and, above all, innovation. Organizations cannot compete on cost alone; innovation is CEO’s #1 priority.” -Business Week Special Report As the above...
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How Task Dates Are Automatically Set in Microsoft Project (Part 3)

Have you ever been unable to change the start date of a task in Microsoft Project?  You type in 11/2 for the start date and it changes back to 11/19.  In most cases, Project is not misbehaving; you need to understand what Project assumes when it schedules...
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How Task Dates Are Automatically Set in Microsoft Project (Part 2)

Have you ever been unable to change the start date of a task in Microsoft Project?  You type in 11/2 for the start date and it changes back to 11/19.  In most cases, Project is not misbehaving; you need to understand what Project assumes when it schedules...
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How Task Dates Are Automatically Set in Microsoft Project

Have you ever been unable to change the start date of a task in Microsoft Project?  You type in 11/2 for the start date and it changes back to 11/19.  In most cases, Project is not misbehaving; you need to understand what Project assumes when it schedules...
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