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Enabling Virtual Team Relationships – Part I

Getting the group to work as a team – one project manager’s story


Alice has recently joined a technology consulting firm as a project manager. The firm has offices globally and is headquartered in New York City. Alice will be located in the NYC office. Projects often include team members from a variety of […]

Are You Sure You Have a People Problem? Or is the Problem with the Situation?

Sometimes we assume we have a people problem when really we have a problem with a particular situation within the company. Before we try to “fix” the people problem we think we have, do a bit of research! Have a conversation with the people involved to understand the issue from their perspective.

As an example, […]

Why Would You Want to Be a Manager Anyway?

For those who want to manage others – have you thought about why you want to do so? Is it for the supposed “power” that comes from telling others what to do? Is it because you want to control situations? Is it because you always what to put forward your own ideas and implement your […]

Can All Managers Coach Every Employee?

And should they? Or are others in the organization better qualified to provide support?

Often we assume that managers should be able to coach each of their employees, but this is not always the case. Consider the difficulty in coaching employees who are better skilled than the manager in performing certain tasks. Consider the difficulty […]

Are You Taking Employee Survey Feedback to Heart?

Put a plan in place before sending out a survey

I know a number of companies who send out employee feedback surveys at least once a year; sometimes more. However, what happens to that information? The surveys are certainly easy enough to send out; the problem is looking at and using the data we receive […]