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Do You Have a Professional Network?

You need one!

Every professional needs a network. A network enables for:

Finding new opportunities Branding yourself Sharing knowledge Getting support in solving problems Learning from others Exploring new areas

There are two main thoughts on building a network – should you build and nurture a small network or have a larger one. For me […]

Four Ways to Get Value from Conferences

Having just returned from PMI Global Congress North America in Chicago, including serving as one of the members of the Ask the Expert group, I thought I would share four tips on how to get value from conferences. Conferences provide great value for professional development, but you need to have a plan to get the […]

Three Ways to Develop Leadership Skills – No Matter What Your Role

Regardless of your role in an organization, you can develop (and should) develop leadership skills. Here are 3 easy ways to develop your leadership skills even if you are an individual contributor:

Take on an internal project. Undoubtedly there are internal projects that need to get done and limited resources to lead them. This may […]

Use Active Listening Skills during Difficult Conversations

Apply some best practices to have better conversations with others

Difficult conversations are not easy to have! We have our own perceptions of the situation that impact what we hear from someone else and our emotions are certainly running high. However, by using active listening skills, you make a conscious effort to hear and understand […]

Should I Lead Like My Boss?

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Mary, a new supervisor at one of my clients, asked me if she should “lead like my boss leads.” I asked her if she likes how her boss leads the team. Her response, “Not always.” Therefore, the answer to Mary’s question, “Don’t lead like your boss leads."

The answer to “Should I lead like my […]