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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 […]

Engaging “Difficult” Stakeholders

Every project has stakeholders that may be labeled as "difficult." While I’ll acknowledge that some people just choose to be difficult and contrary; many times there is a valid reason for someone being difficult. They are just not expressing themselves in the best way possible. This is not to excuse their behavior; but, look deeper […]

Strategic Planning – Develop Your Plan

As a follow up to my last article on strategic and operational planning, consider some additional best practices to follow to begin planning now for developing your 2018 strategic plan.

As part of your plan, consider: Who should be involved on the core team? (Ensure leadership representation from across the organization.) Get employees from throughout […]

Project Managers and Change

Every project launched is a change project. It may be a simple project or a complex, cross-functional project – regardless, it is change.

If project managers take a change view of every project they lead, they will do a better job engaging the stakeholders in the project and reaching a successful conclusion. That is because […]

Strategic and Operational Planning

Collaboration

Engaging Employees to Contribute to the Plans

It’s business planning time again – especially if your fiscal year follows the calendar. Many organizations leave planning to the executives and other high level management. This year, get your employees involved in planning. When employees are involved, the organization achieves many benefits:

Engaged employees are committed to […]