Project Management

LOOK! WE’RE IN THE WALL STREET JOURNAL! (KIND OF)

I was talking with a client recently and we were discussing the powerful impact successful change strategies can have on an organization.  We were both sharing our continued surprise at how simple strategies can have such far reaching impact.  Even though we have both seen and experienced it many times it is still delightful to…

Respect is one of those words and concepts that carries with it big ideas and expectations

Part 3: Equally critical to creating and maintaining trust among project teams has to do with having respect for each other. That includes respect for the client organization…what they’re trying to accomplish, the steps that they must go through in their process and their challenges, and respect for what each team member brings with them…

Creating and Maintaining Trust Among Project Teams

Part 2: It won’t come as a surprise that clear communication is vital to building relationships with project team members. But what does that mean? It encompasses a myriad of things when bringing people together to work on a project. It’s not assuming that the members of the project team want to be communicated with…

Creating and Maintaining Trust Among Project Teams

Part 1: In our business, like most others, working effectively with project teams is critical to our success. Today’s constantly changing marketplace is forcing teams to evolve while demanding higher levels of productivity and efficiency. The modern workforce is much more diverse now than it has been in years past, not just with ethnic or…

We thought we had seen it all. Then we discovered Management Challenge.

We’ve been in the training business for a long time. When it comes to talent management learning solutions, we thought we had seen it all. Then we discovered Management ChallengeTM. Developed by our partners at Enspire, participants practice communicating with employees, delegating projects, and managing employee engagement in this highly immersive talent management simulation. Management…

Now You CAN Have It Both Ways!

Back in 2010, David Milliken and I engaged in a spirited debate here in this blog. We explored whether skill practice through eSimulations was as effective as live role-play in a classroom. As a quick recap, I argued that there are important aspects of live role-play that could not be replicated in an eSimulation. These…

Top 5 Mistakes Managers Make: Misunderstanding Motivation

Management Challenge Program Designer Kate McLagan is penning our latest blog series “Top 5 Mistakes Managers Make”. Over the next five weeks, Kate will explore these critical mistakes that managers make in their relationships with their direct reports. Read on for Part 5: Misunderstanding Motivation. Click here to read Part 4: Failing to Delegate. Manager…

What can we learn from the world’s best business schools?

What’s the one thing that everyone with an MBA shares? — One or more experiences with team-based simulations. They are perfect for the B-School environment: They facilitate team-building, They provide a quick and effective means to assess the strengths and weaknesses of other students, They are fun and engaging, They are an outlet for extremely…