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Risk Project Management Schedule Risk Analysis

Building schedules for complex projects is challenging. While the results are never perfect, credible schedules are a useful communication and coordination device. Incredible schedules are a dangerous waste of time and energy that damage a project manager’s credibility and cost an enterprise a fortune.

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Payson Hall
Man in a suit pointing his finger 3 Ways Leaders Can Change a Blame Culture

If your organization has a blame culture, team members get discouraged and mistrust leaders. It focuses on pointing fingers, not coming up with solutions to move forward. To increase trust, inspire creativity, and nurture a generative culture with your team, here are three things leaders can do instead of placing blame.

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Owen Gotimer
Two agile team members on a video call and wearing face masks Team Agility in a Post-Pandemic World

COVID-19 has necessitated entirely remote environments, and people the world over have had to inspect their foundations of working, adapt to a new way of remote execution, and integrate their personal and professional lives more than before. Organizational leaders need to embrace a new outlook in four critical areas.

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Gautham Pallapa
Two goats butting heads Is It Really ‘Us vs. Them’?

Teams often view executives as being "against" them and making decisions that are clueless at best or nefarious at worst. Usually, neither is the case, but there's no way of knowing true motivations if there's no discussion. Teams and directors need to repair their communication rift. This is a tale of two perspectives.

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Payson Hall
An agile acrobat holds himself perpendicular to a wall An Agile Mindset Teaches the Lessons We Need for COVID-19

Since we can't control the COVID-19 situation besides following safety protocols, and updates change almost daily, our circumstances necessitate agility from everyone, from employees to company leads. Let’s look at the practical agility lessons COVID-19 is teaching us and why an agile mindset is even more important now.

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Bharathan Venka...
Light-up sign reading "Time for change" Helping People Respond to Change

Why do people respond differently to change? There are lots of possible reasons, and the degree to which people embrace or reject change also varies greatly. But if your company is going through a change and some employees interpret it as significant, it doesn't matter what you think of it—you have to help them deal.

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Naomi Karten
Game pieces with a leader facing the other pieces Leadership in a Time of Crisis

There’s an old saying that leadership is defined by what a leader does in a crisis. The current COVID-19 situation is such a crisis for every business. Whether you lead just yourself, a team, a line of business, or an enterprise, now is the time to step up and be a leader. Here's how to do that when times are tough.

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Jeffery Payne
Employee frustrated by her absentee leader Absentee Leadership: The Worst Kind of Manager

Absentee leaders are managers who are physically present but psychologically absent. They are incompetent and disengaged, to the extent that they don't support their teams adequately. If you have an absentee manager (and don’t have the luxury of seeking another position), here's how you can try to handle the situation.

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Naomi Karten