Ultimate soft skills in Project Management to engage stakeholders

The art of stakeholder engagement is one of the essential skills for a Project Manager, therefore all project professionals should dedicate time to identifying, studying and practically developing their soft skills to ensure that project stakeholders help, rather than hinder project success. Soft skills are the unseen qualities against the hard skills (i.e qualifications). Appreciating … Continue reading Ultimate soft skills in Project Management to engage stakeholders

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Reasons Project Managers should read history

There are numerous writings that detail the importance of why history matters, these usually appeal on the level of studying human behaviour, achievement, and understanding where we come from.  Perhaps idealistic, there is a belief that by knowing the past, the same mistakes can be avoided in future. History is valued in political and management literature … Continue reading Reasons Project Managers should read history

Competition in the work place

I really love my job, it is probably the best one I have ever had. It is strange because when I got the new job it was a step up from the old one.  I have more responsibility and more money.  But unlike my other job I am back at the bottom - basically I … Continue reading Competition in the work place

Vision…

I had been told I had been ready for the next level for the last three months. The only problem was where I worked has recently had a freeze on recruitment, so I didn't have any opportunities to move up. So I grew restless and impatient and decided to look for work elsewhere. It never … Continue reading Vision…

Dreams and Reality

Many years ago I bought a guitar.  This decision was motivated about dreaming of playing in a band. I never wanted to be the lead singer, but be the cool, sullen guitarist, who stood in the background, but was the real talent that carried the band.  Being the hardworking, introvert really appealed to me. But … Continue reading Dreams and Reality

Show em’ what you got

There is a reason they say actions speak louder than words.   And that is because people despise people who talk about what they want to do or what they have done in the past.  That is no good for other people - it may be a combination of envy or just that it is … Continue reading Show em’ what you got

Dealing with the negative

I bumped into someone from my old team the other day.  With her was my replacement who had begun the role a month ago.  I am not rude and didn't want to blank her, so I began talking to her so that she wasn't just sat back observing our conversation.  I introduced myself and asked … Continue reading Dealing with the negative

Love, sex and apps…

I stopped watching the Apprentice years ago because it was the same repetitive format. But I read a piece on one of the finalists business ideas and I couldn't help resist giving my opinion when it was revealed that finalist Vana Koutsomitis is a dating app called 'PlayDate'. Although the decision was most likely made months … Continue reading Love, sex and apps…

Drunken talk

 Around five weeks ago I went out on a work colleagues leaving do. It overwhelmed me slightly as it was the most drunken affair I have experienced with people I work with. I don't drink as much as I used to so it quickly went to my head, fortunately everyone seemed to be in a … Continue reading Drunken talk