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What do you need to let go of and what do you need to change?

I asked my wife, “what is this” holding up a canvas bag. “It’s for potatoes. It is to give them a longer life. You put the potatoes in the bag and they last longer and are in better condition than when you keep them in plastic bags.” Great was my only comment. A few days later I opened the cupboard … Read More >

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Woody Allen and Project Sponsorship – he really made the connection!

What is the connection? He said: “80% of life is turning up.” When I read this I immediately linked this with project sponsorship. Why? Because so many project managers have complained about: not knowing who their sponsor is having a sponsor who is a named person but is inactive having a sponsor who forgets the overall business benefits and gets … Read More >

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Should a sponsor be able to delegate?

This was a question that set me thinking. However, let me give you some background. I was with a client and I met two senior managers who set the context for some upcoming sponsor workshops. I then met around 40 people – some team members, a mix of project managers and project sponsors to identify: perceptions project managers and staff … Read More >

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Are you always thinking customer care in your projects?

It was a bad afternoon. I had three arguments on the phone. Two were with banks and one with a utility company. I put the phone down about 4-15 pm feeling exhausted and not happy. I decided the best therapy was to go for a walk and I enjoyed the sun of North London. It struck me part way through … Read More >

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360 assessment for project staff

I started my training and development career quite a long time ago! I worked with supervisors and managers, helping them to develop key skills and knowledge. A big issue for both groups was the need to develop the skills to deliver effective performance appraisals. I ran many performance management courses with an emphasis on building skills for the inevitable interview, … Read More >

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Do you search for development needs of project managers?

I looked at the overall process and it looked very good. There were however some areas which aroused some concern for the client. Let me explain. The process I am referring to was a project management process and was pretty solid. My role was to train people in its use. The conversation identified 2 clear areas of need There were … Read More >

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