Projects at Work
  • Leadership

    The Courage Solution

    - by Kathleen Ryan O'Connor (September 1, 2016)

    The only thing you can reliably change or control in any company or team is yourself. So start there and be a truth-teller, says Mindy Mackenzie, author, McKinsey senior adviser and former WalMart executive. It’s the first step in building a credible partnership with your boss and collaborative, reciprocal relationships with your peers.

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  • Communication

    Trust in the System

    - by Joel Peterson (August 3, 2016)

    When people understand what they’re expected to achieve, and that they’ll be given credit for success, they can focus on objectives and outcomes, not just tasks. They can trust the system. Here are four suggestions for creating an organizational culture in which trust is secured by accountability.

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  • Change

    Beyond Possibilities

    - by Kathleen Ryan O'Connor (July 20, 2016)

    Organizational change initiatives require leaders to demystify strategy and translate it into meaningful, daily activities for their teams. In this interview, esteemed HR executive Larry Solomon shares some insights on unlocking the innate ability of people to react, absorb and triumph amid turbulent change.

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Leadership

Teams Do, Leaders Understand

- by Andy Jordan (August 31, 2016)

When it comes to the functional requirements of strategic initiatives, how much of the ‘mechanics’ do leaders need to know? It is important to have a broad, credible understanding of the work and roles involved, but it is not necessary, or even desirable, for leaders to be able to step in and do the work.

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Agile

5 Ways Agile Needs Managers

- by Bart Gerardi (August 24, 2016)

Organizations that see Agile as a way to remove a layer of management are either missing the point or at risk of missing a huge opportunity. Specifically, the role of a software development manager takes on a different and often more important role in an Agile framework.

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TOP CONTRIBUTORS

Dave Prior

Agile Consultant, LeadingAgile
Dave Prior, PMP, CST, MBA is an Agile Consultant for LeadingAgile where …

Andy Jordan

President, Roffensian Consulting Inc.
Andy Jordan is a well known author and speaker on project management and…

Bart Gerardi

Director, Software Development, Audible.com
Bart has been in ecommerce for over 20 years, and can’t imagine a …

Beth Spriggs

Vice President, Technology, Leadership for Educational Equity
Author of The Project Manager’s Little Book of Cheats. Available o…

Kathleen O'Connor

I’m a freelance journalist and digital content strategist with 15+…

Aaron Smith

Editorial Director, ProjectsAtWork.com
Aaron has served as the editor of ProjectsAtWork since 2001, leading its…

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