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Are You Ready for Leadership? - Part 3

How Effective a Manager Are You?

Read Part 1 and Part 2 of this case study for background information.

Prior to the Meeting between Allan and the VP of Product Development

Prior to his meeting with Allan, the VP of Product Development asked Allan to come prepared to discuss the team he was leading and in particular, what was going well […]

Are You Ready for Leadership? - Part 2

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Read Part 1 of this case study for background information.

The Team’s Next Steps

When we left off with the case study, the team felt they had to take action. The team members agreed that they would talk with Allan’s boss. They felt this project was too important to the company to allow it to […]

Are You Ready for Leadership? - Part 1

Leadership Challenges

A Mini Case Study

This mini case study follows Allan, a new manager of a global new product development team for a financial services firm. This global team was tasked with an 18 month innovation project. The team included 25 individuals from across the organization representing all geographic locations and all divisions. Allan took on […]

The Most Difficult Part of Pulling Together the Project Team

Project Team

Responses to a Poll Question and a Client Story

A poll question1 asked of 700 project managers, project team leads, and program directors regarding their opinion of the most difficult part of pulling together a project team, delivered the following responses:

Option

Number of Responses

Finding the right internal resources (mix of skills, availability)

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Getting Buy-In for a Large Project – Part 3 of 3

Use Your Influencing Skills

Read Part 1 and Part 2 of this case study.

In this last part of this case study, we’ll share a little about Alison’s outreach efforts as well as the results of those efforts.

Alison’s goal in these outreach efforts was to influence those peers with whom she had strong relationships […]