How to Delegate Effectively

Delegation is a critical skill to cultivate no matter where you are in your career. Once you start to delegate, how do you continue to delegate in a way that is effective? Here are five steps to take to delegate effectively.

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Channeling the Power of a Project Management Outsider

I traveled to another office this week to meet with colleagues on their project management best practices. We had several “a-ha” moments as we brainstormed how to improve inefficient processes, better prepare for upcoming projects, and enhance team collaboration. How can project managers channel the power of a project management outsider to improve their existing practices?

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Spring Cleaning for Project Managers

I previously wrote about how to maintain momentum on your projects to ensure that you continue to make progress against your goals. If you are not where you want to be, the warming weather may offer the inspiration you need for a bout of project spring cleaning. How can project managers spruce up their projects for spring?

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Failure Resume

In the next several months, I’m scheduled to speak on ways that project managers can improve efficiency and boost productivity. Past reactions to this talk are usually something like, “Wow, that’s great! But I’ll never be that organized.” My presentation was not resonating with my audience because I had failed to explain why I have adopted these productivity-boosting techniques. Developing a failure resume could be a great tool to demonstrate this point.

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