Monthly Archives: October 2015

My Boss Caught Me … Job Hunting

  You have decided to look for a different job. Although your plan is to keep this a secret, there’s always a chance that your boss will find out. So you should plan, in advance, how you will respond to

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People Management? … no thanks!

Not everyone wants to manage people to progress in their career. There are numerous stories where individuals who have excelled as individual contributors have been encouraged or urged to seek a team leadership role or a larger role than their

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Creating A Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)

A Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) outlines major categories of work, task and subtask levels that aid the project manager and team in breaking down a project into progressively smaller pieces. The work must be broken down until time and costs

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Giving Feedback … for improvement!

As a team leader we must let people know when they could have done something more effectively, what they could have done instead, and why the alternative would be better.  The goal is to help team members to improve their

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Transition to First-Level Leadership

The transition to first-level leader involves much more than being willing to assume a different or broader set of responsibilities. It really begins with a psychological shift. In fact, new ways of thinking and behaving are required for success in

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Creating a Gantt Chart

The Gantt Chart, invented in the early twentieth century by Henry Gantt, conveys a large amount of information instantly. In its simplest form, it is a graphic display of project work with corresponding horizontal bars that represent the duration of

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Team-Building Exercises … and trust!

Team building is important and one of the ways that teams communicate is team meetings. So far, so good. The actual content is obviously the main focus and thrust of the meeting, but a little fun and levity is also

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