leadership

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6 Ways to Find and Nurture Successful Project Leaders

Though it should go without saying, the role of leadership in project management involves a wide range of responsibilities — planning and coordination often topping the list. But no matter how much project leaders prepare for the task at hand, it...
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Hiring a Project Manager Starts With a Good Staffing Partner

Finding a good project manager can be a critical first step in the product/program development life cycle. Unfortunately, many companies still struggle to identify the talent needed to guide projects. They often outsource to staffing agencies to spotlight...
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3 Key Benefits a Boutique Staffing Firm Can Bring to the Table

Project management is a challenging job, but finding a good project manager might be an even taller task. Facing mounting talent shortages in an already competitive field, many companies have turned to staffing firms to help them devise a staffing...
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What Are the Most Important Traits of a Successful Project Manager?

When it comes to taking a project from start to finish, it’s hard to overstate the value of stellar project management. It can mean the difference between delivering an on-budget, on-time project and one that fails to meet expectations or deliver real...
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The Checklist every organization should use

Every organization has large initiatives they need to break down into task assignments. Action item lists are a great way to bridge the gap from the big picture of the project plan to the execution phase. These checklists facilitate a DYJ (Do your job)...
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5 Reasons Projects Fail: #4 Procrastinating bad news

A version of this post was originally featured on enterprisersproject.com. You can read the original here. Communicating bad news as early as possible is one of the most critical functions of project leaders. Yet, it’s one of the hardest parts of...
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Qualities of a Project Manager: A soft and strong approach

In our last post, we covered the negotiation skills necessary to manage projects successfully. This post will outline the personality traits project managers need to get the job done. Effective Communication, with an Understanding of the Biases of the...
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Qualities of a Project Manager: Negotiating without Compromising Quality

In this series, we will outline the qualities you always see in successful project managers. Since project management is really the process of managing an array of business controls, the skills required to execute that are quite broad. Any project manager...
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