Managing your Inbox

Managing your Inbox

There was a time when your inbox referred only to “a boxlike tray, basket, or the like, as on a desk, for holding incoming mail, messages, or work.” How efficiently you made your way through this inbox without cluttering up your desk would influence how...
The Selfless Spirit

The Selfless Spirit

Ambition can be a great motivator but your actual actions should not be based on personal gain in the workplace, rather with a selflessness that moves the team and organization forward. This constructive quality over one’s ego is one that distinguishes a...
The Team Comes First

The Team Comes First

Sayings like ‘the customer is always right’ or ‘first’ may be rooted in the positive goal of satisfying the customer, but your team should come first. Dede Henley observes in her Forbes article on inspiring teams that “it’s common sense,...
Asking the Right Questions: “How might we…”

Asking the Right Questions: “How might we…”

The way questions are framed can encourage constructive ideas from your team. In a Forbes article on inspiring teams, Dede Henley suggests that starting the questions with, “How might we…” rather can “How do we…” can draw out...
Constructively handle Concerns

Constructively handle Concerns

There are always reasons to have concerns about a project. In fact, professional project managers will often formally divide these concerns into risk and uncertainty.  Some risks can be managed by tracking them and preparing for them. For instance, if your project...

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