Handling pressure: Lessons from the SAS

In two situations that are relatively the same, why do two different people react in different ways? One responds having a meltdown and being unable to function.The other is unmoved by the situation and responds in a calm manner, handling the problem. The answer lies in the individual's ability to handle pressure - an invaluable … Continue reading Handling pressure: Lessons from the SAS

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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

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

….And influence people

I find this a useful infographic to remind on all the main lessons in the book How to Win Friends and Influence people. In reflection, now that I have read the book I don't want to have to keep going back to reading the book I just don't have the time to read the same stuff … Continue reading ….And influence people

How to win friends and influence people

I have recently read the book How to Win Friends and Influence People - a book that is probably one of the most famous self-improvement books ever published. From reading a number of self-improvement or business books, at some point How to Win Friends... is usually referenced at some point, but despite this I had never bothered … Continue reading How to win friends and influence people