The (Unproductive) State of Enterprise Work

The (Unproductive) State of Enterprise Work

KPS was proud and honored to have been invited to participate in the following Webcast, hosted by IDG and CIO Magazine.  Workfront is one of the preferred work management (Project Portfolio Management – PPM) platforms on the market and this conversation was based on their research, into the unproductive nature of so many companies today. […] The post The (Unproductive) State of Enterprise Work appeared first on Kelly Project Solutions .

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Forget Methodologies, We need Project Leadership!

Forget Methodologies, We need Project Leadership!

The need for effective leadership is greater than ever before Traditionally, a good project manager was someone who was logical and rational and effective at dealing with events, tasks and processes. It was someone who would work to the client’s brief and use their authority to deliver the desired outputs. Often, this type of project […] The post Forget Methodologies, We need Project Leadership! appeared first on Kelly Project Solutions .

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How to set yourself up for success with a positive and empowering mindset

How to set yourself up for success with a positive and empowering mindset

As you continue on your journey to become a better project manager and leader you may be considering which habits to kick and which habits to start embracing. But you are also aware that your good intentions – and new habits – may not stick.  In order to create a new habit and achieve your goals, you have to change from the inside out. You have to take control of your internal world so that your thoughts and feelings can positively influence your outer reality. The best way to do that is to  foster a positive and empowering mindset  that will allow you to pursue your goals without hesitation.  Let’s examine what this kind of empowering mindset looks like. I am in control and I choose my own responses The most empowering belief you can adapt is to know that you are in control and that you always have a choice. You choose your own beliefs, you choose what you want to focus on and you choose the decisions and the actions that you take. This is a very powerful belief system because it means that you take full responsibility for your actions without having to deflect blame onto others.

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Project Delivery – 5 Areas Ripe for Regular Detox

Project Delivery – 5 Areas Ripe for Regular Detox

In the lead up to Christmas we’re all a little like headless chickens. We push and rush to close out or tidy up loose ends before everyone disappears on their well-deserved breaks and to give us piece of mind. Why do we do this mad rushing about? And, why is it not limited to the festive season? Perhaps it’s habit. Perhaps we’re reflecting those around us. Perhaps we think it’s the right thing to do.

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The yin and yang of project leadership™ 

The yin and yang of project leadership™ 

Provide your team with the best conditions for growth In order to provide your team with the best conditions for growth and enable them to generate optimal results on the project, you must do two things; 1) You must demand a great outcome, and 2) You must enable your team to generate that outcome. You have to ask challenging questions, set high standards and expect the best quality on the one hand, and on the other you have to provide the team with all the support it needs to deliver. The ability to fully support and enable your team to grow and at the same time challenge and stretch it, is a skill that can be learnt and honed over time. Let us look at how you can do that by using the concepts of yin and yang. Yin-leaders support; yang-leaders challenge Yin symbolizes the feminine elements such as listening, supporting, coaching and maintaining stability. Supportive yin-leaders have a deep respect for people and want to understand what drives and motivates each person.

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