A, B, C of Project Communications

The issue with communications is making yourself understood. Even though you may have a common language with the people you are communicating with, being understood is the key purpose of any project communication. Far too often we run into issues with communications between project team members and stakeholders who don’t quite grasp what each is…

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Internalized Stress

“Stress at work is common, but it shouldn’t come from employee relationships” Dealing with stress arising from the tidal push and pull of working with other people should not be detrimental to the work that you are trying to achieve. If you are encountering resistance or friction from co-workers; whether they see it a perceived…

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When the bull does it’s own thing..

There’s an arrogance attributed to bulls that is self perpetuating. Very few people want to go head to head with a bull which results in giving the bull power and a superiority complex. The bull quickly learns that no matter what it does it won’t be challenged which leads to more bullish behavior and even…

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Software as a Service (SaaS) providing Solutions

In case you are unaware, for many of us now, working remotely or ‘offsite’ is made possible by working in the cloud. The tools that enable us to be effective in this work are SaaS or Software as a Solution which is essentially the distribution model of internet hosted applications which are used on a subscription…

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Make or Break when you make a Mistake

Mistakes happen. It’s life. Making mistakes in business and learning from the lessons are what make us better people and leaders. When we make a mistake, how we address it will make or break our relationships with customers and others. Our actions can create and reinforce trust or eliminate trust altogether. Many of us as children…

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Business books to feed your brain..

I’m currently slap bang in the middle of “Leaders Eat Last” (paperback version as my Kindle is due a replacement) by Simon Sinek. It’s got me thinking about other books that should be on my shelf. Apart from the occasional distraction by a Stephen King novel most of what I read is informative – whether…

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Workplace accidents. The biggest cause?

The top 10 causes of workplace accidents and injury have just been released. In general workplace incidents have been reduced, however the cost to business still remains eye watering at more than $58 BILLION per year!! As you can see the Nr 1 cause of workplace injury comes from our own actions. Pushing, pulling, lifting…

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How to turn Project Failure into a Win..

Bottom line, none of us are perfect and to quote a favorite expression of mine about ‘failure’ – if we are not making mistakes we are not taking risks and definitely not learning anything. Sometimes projects go buttery smooth with everything falling into time and place EXACTLY as planned. However, more often than not, we hit…

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What happens when Change Management meets employee resistance to an RPA roll out?

“RPA is a promising new development in business automation that offers a potential ROI of 30-200%—in the first year. Employees may like it, too.”  — Xavier Lhuer, McKinsey and Company The line “Employees may like it, too.” is so simple and understated yet sums up possibly the biggest stumbling block in any Change Management process….

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