Overcoming the meeting ambush

am·bush/ˈambo͝oSH/noun1. a surprise attack by people lying in wait in a concealed position.”seven members of a patrol were killed in an ambush” synonyms:surprise attack, trap, snare, pitfall, lure;   You’re preparing for your day with your first cup of coffee, and just as you’re settling down at your desk, your boss pops by your cubicle …

Five Traits of a Great Project Manager: #5 – Interpersonal Skills

Our working lives require that we interact with people. Managing projects means that we are managing the work and managing the relationships with our project stakeholders. This brings me to the fifth trait of a great project manager. Trait #5: Great project managers have interpersonal skills. What are interpersonal skills?The common name for interpersonal skills …

Five Traits of a Great Project Manager: #3 – Strong Leader

In today’s dynamic business environment, managing projects requires more than just knowing the right tools, techniques, spreadsheets, and project management software. An effective project manager needs to inspire the stakeholders—team members, the customer, experts, and the sponsor—to be collaborative, share their expertise, and work together to meet the goals of the project. The project manager …