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Twenty years of stakeholder meddling

My wife and I were invited to friends recently. We met a few people we had not met before and the conversation was flowing. Then, it slowed somewhat when our host asked: what’s the latest with the tennis club? The couple looked at one another and it seemed as though it was automatic their body language changed: raised eyes to … Read More >

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Reflection – 400 Blogs

I have been thinking about this blog for a while now. I saw the dashboard for my blog postings was reading 397, 398, and now it’s 403 making this the 404thnd blog posting. All those ideas in the articles; all those words. I have decided to take a reflective look back at the last 7 years (the first blog posting … Read More >

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Are people skills the final project management frontier?

I was going to start this blog with a couple of questions; how good a driver are you and how good a lover are you. But, I decided against it…. I have been running project management courses and working with project sponsors, project managers and project teams for many years. The focus of many of these courses, coaching sessions, or … Read More >

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Are you cutting back or investing in project management training?

Leaders of major businesses, business organisations and trade unions combined in an unusual full page open letter to UK employers (Sunday Times 26th October 2008). The open letter suggests that: “in an economic downturn, there is always a temptation for businesses – large and small, to cut spending on staff training. When times are tough, it looks a simple way … Read More >

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