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Leading Through the Holidays: Project Management Tips

For many, end-of-year work parties will look a little different this year.  With many employees teleworking more often, and with many practicing social distancing, crowded office parties or project team lunches are unlikely for many. As a Project Manager, you can still find ways to make the holidays special.  Here are some ideas: Celebrate the…
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End-of-Year Check-in: Managing Projects Through the Holidays

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We are fast approaching the end of the year – when you wake up on January 1, what projects do you want to feel most proud of?  Let’s walk through some steps to set your end-of-year project management efforts up for success! Pryor’s “Project Management Fundamentals” training series gives you a good place to start….
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Gearing Up for Goals: Managing Energy Gains and Drains

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Setting and achieving goals is easier when we are energized and focused. Understanding what leads us to gain and drain energy can help us better define and work towards our goals. Consider the following questions, from Pryor’s Effective Goal-Setting and Planning Skills seminar. How do you gain energy? Write down… Times of day I am…
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Assessment: Diversity and Communications

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Often, discussions about diversity quickly become discussions about structural or systemic problems or patterns over time – and thus become a sociology debate, rather than a personal assessment. In reality, despite the complexities of diversity in the workplace, what most of us really control occurs at the level of the conversation.  We show respect for…
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Five Tips for Building a Diverse Workforce

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It is generally believed that diverse teams make better decisions, because they are more likely to bring in multiple perspectives – and therefore, better represent customers and clients.  In addition, when organizations work to improve diversity, it can also lead to broader applicant pools for new jobs – increasing the possibility that the right person…
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Reacting to Diversity Topics – Looking Inward

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Too often, diversity awareness becomes lists of differences. Black or White, Hispanic or Non-Hispanic, Asian or long lists of “Others.” Male, Female, Transgender. Gay, Straight, Lesbian, Bi-Sexual, Queer. Democrat, Republican, Independent. Christian, Jewish, Catholic, Buddhist, Muslim. Disabled, Differently Abled. Over time, more terms and categories emerge – and each individual brings combinations of diversity that…
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Preparing for Pirates: Communicating Through Conflict

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Each September, “Talk Like a Pirate Day” celebrates the light-hearted side of piracy—the rolling letter “rrrr’s,” the merry drinks and the adventures of life at sea.  In real life, though, we occasionally run into the more traditional pirate–the one that is ready to board your boat and take your treasure away. Contemplating pirates offers a…
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