Mentoring

IMPMO: Mentoring Part I: The makings of a great mentor

In My Project Manager’s Opinion – After spending a refreshing day jam-packed with illuminating information from T.E.R.P. Associates’ Mentor’s Journey program, I was inspired to write about the importance of mentoring, especially in the project management field. Incorporating mentorship within the workforce has never been more essential. I’ve been mentored by many folks throughout my …

Trust

IMPMO: In My Project Manager’s Opinion

Building Trust. – I think most people would agree that trust is a pivotal component in building any relationship. Specific to project management, building trust is a critical interpersonal skill that can aid in effectively resolving conflict, allows you to better facilitate getting your stakeholders to overcome their resistance to change, and can lead to …

Love, love language

IMPMO: In My Project Manager’s Opinion

The love language of project management. – Last month in February marked a celebration of love for many. For some, it was the opportunity to revisit their “love language”. In this article, I’d like to speak on the “love language” of project management—the PMBoK®! Like any field, project management is full of acronyms that seem …

IMPMO: In My Project Manager’s Opinion

Soft Skills Development – As an instructor of project management principles and best practices, I am regularly asked about the “softer” side of being a project manager: How do I handle X situation with a project team member? How do I get a key stakeholder more engaged in my project? How do I get my …

Conference, connecting, networking

What a Great Conference! Now What?!

I just attended a fantastic conference in Bethesda, Maryland this past week. The Power Conference was a refreshing and encouraging event focused on the business development and growth of women business owners. Kudos to the conference planners for putting together a great event. I will be attending again. These days as a solopreneur, I am …

healthcare, workers

How to Harness the Rapid Job Growth in the Healthcare Industry

Article originally featured in the Association for Talent Development (td.org) Healthcare Blog on April 7, 2016. The latest Bureau of Labor Statistics Jobs Reports showed a marked increase in job demand within the healthcare industry. More specifically, the report indicated an increase of 38,000 jobs over the month of February, with gains in ambulatory health …