Do you have the courage to face up to your project?

Do you have the courage to face up to your project?

We all know that managing a project can be emotionally draining. On a bad day we spend most of our time resolving issues, mitigating risks and dealing with conflict. This can be draining because the stakes are high and because we want to do our best to protect the schedule. After all, our job is to remove blockages and fix problems so that the project can be delivered without delays. But might there be another reason why we’d want to find a solution to a risk or an issue? Image courtesy of FreeDigitalPhotos.net Could it be, for instance, that we subconsciously find conflict, uncertainty and question marks so uncomfortable that we intuitively want to move away from them? Could it be that we hurry to find a ‘quick fix’ simple because we want to get away from an emotionally difficult situation

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Balancing Authority & Responsibility: It’s All About Trust! [Video & Team Challenges]

Balancing Authority & Responsibility: It’s All About Trust! [Video & Team Challenges]

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Authority versus Responsibility: Find the Balance!

Authority versus Responsibility: Find the Balance!

This brief video uses simple, real-world examples to distinguish between authority & responsibility. And it makes the argument that by finding the balance between the two, we can improve the quality of life in our projects and project teams, in our personal relationships and in the world at large. “It’s the fair and decent thing to do!”

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The Scrum Primer: A Lightweight Guide to the Theory & Practice of Scrum

The Scrum Primer: A Lightweight Guide to the Theory & Practice of Scrum

Description : This is a concise,  20-page eBook (PDF-format*).  From the website listing: There are many concise descriptions of Scrum available online, and this primer aims to provide the next level of detail on the practices.” NOTE:  ”[Primary author]  Pete Deemer is a founder of the Scrum Foundation , which is headed by Dr. Jeff Sutherland, the co-creator of Scrum.” Link to free eBook:   http://www.infoq.com/minibooks/Scrum_Primer Publisher: Infoq.com   —  http://www.infoq.com What Publisher is Selling :  Advertisements throughout the website as well as professional conferences & other services * Note:   This book is in  PDF format . To learn  how you can convert and/or transfer any eBook  in any format to your Kindle, iPad, iPhone, NOOK, or other e-reader, check out this blog post: 5 Simple Steps: Use Any Format E-Book On Your iPad, NOOK, Kindle, or Other E-Reader with Free Calibre Software!    

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The 3 Pillars of Personal Effectiveness: A Step by Step Guide to a Fulfilling Lifestyle

The 3 Pillars of Personal Effectiveness: A Step by Step Guide to a Fulfilling Lifestyle

  Description : This is a concise,  43-page eBook (PDF-format*).  This short work, describes some easy methods to visualize, prioritize, and calm our workloads. As we take steps to visualize our real tasks, which could be life tasks (home, office, etc.), we get a sense for the actual zero-sum games we are creating for ourselves. We are pitting our family against our jobs. Our friends against our professions. And it does not have to be that way.” – from the book’s  Foreward by Jim Benson, author of ‘Personal Kanban – Mapping Work, Navigating Life’” Link to free eBook:   http://freecomputerbooks.com/The-3-Pillars-of-Personal-Effectiveness.html Publisher:   Trifork -  http://www.trifork.com/ What Publisher is Selling :  ”At the heart of our business we have our worldwide software development conferences , training courses and technological networks.” What author Troels Richter is Selling: The Kanbana app — For more info, go to   http://troelsrichter.com/kanbana/ * Note:   This book is in  PDF format . To learn  how you can convert and/or transfer any eBook  in any format to your Kindle, iPad, iPhone, NOOK, or other e-reader, check out this blog post: 5 Simple Steps: Use Any Format E-Book On Your iPad, NOOK, Kindle, or Other E-Reader with Free Calibre Software!

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