What makes people willing to work together to come to consensus over polarizing situations? Whether it’s a construction project, new development, a piece of legislation, or any dispute, the way the parties interact and consider the issues will significantly influence that level of willingness.
Scope Creep on a Project is Bad: – True or False? It depends! For the Client/Customer, it is bad if there isn’t enough budget or it’s an unwelcome surprise, or it could be good if it adds value to the project. For the Consultant/Provider, it could be good as it adds to the value o
How do you know what your customer/client really wants before you start work on their project? Just saying you always meet with the client at the start of the project sets a low bar. Often, they are clearer about what they don’t want than knowing what they do want. Just hearing their demands a
Anyone like to get bad news? How about “surprise” bad news? You’ve probably been on the receiving end of it, so you know what you felt, panic, disappointment, anger, hurt, fear, stress? How did you react outwardly? Be honest, did you “Kill the Messenger” – Fight R
Giving constructive feedback to someone may rank close to giving a presentation and death in terms of people’s fears! There are many reasons given for this: being paralyzed by the projected reaction or push back, not knowing how to address the issue, hoping the issue will just go away, not wan
If you are: Working longer hours than your staff; Doing work assigned to your staff; Not getting your top-priority items done; Regularly being interrupted by staff needing info or decisions; Consistently rushing to meet deadlines; Handing off tasks at the last minute; Then you might be a Dumper! Why
The perceptions of an individual’s leadership effectiveness by others are often different than the self-perceptions of the individual. Understanding how one’s behavioral preferences as reflected by the Myers-Briggs Type Instrument (MBTI) can affect the way others perceive one’s leadership effectiven