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Project Management and Dealing With an Angry Boss

Your boss glares at you and angrily says “You had better get this Project back on track else I will find somebody who can!” and then storms out of the room.

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An Acorn, Corn Maze and Leadership

A couple of years ago I was on a bike ride with my oldest son Joshua, who was three years old at the time, riding through the roads in our neighborhood. While riding I stumbled upon a teaching moment when we ran over a bunch of acorns. I stopped the bike and the following conversation took place:

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Channel Communications Leads more by Social Media

How you would tackle your channel partners as a technology provider as well as how you provide them with data is an important point if you wish to improve your channel communications. A healthy channel program with several divisions in your business will help your partners get communications in a significant way. What you ought to do being a vendor is to communicate internally with a view to set up partner communications so that your partners do not get barraged. Here are some tips and points to remember which will help you do communications with your partners in proper way.

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Driving Aid Strategies and Projects

One of the greatest challenges in facilitating aid strategies and projects is consistently engaging with key stakeholders and their team members in a timely constructive way. Most methods and tools focus on the needs of project teams and higher level governance, with limited engagement with and help to the people actually doing the project work.
While the benefits of portfolio and project management methods and tools are not disputed, they employ a centralized management paradigm that limits their use to core managers. A distributed management method and tools are required to involve all key stakeholders and their team members.
For a strategy or project to be implemented and adopted, key stakeholders need to know what is happening and what they need to do in close to real-time. They also need the capability of the distributed management method and tools to productively involve their team’s members (i.e. the people actually doing the work).
To gain value for money and effort, key stakeholders and their team members need to be constructively and consistently engaged. TASKey has developed web and mobile software that makes this easy, with minimal training.
TASKey’s distributed management solution uses a simple one page plan template that has been used by over 10,000 people in 175 countries. Filling in the template individually or as a team takes just minutes and keeps stakeholders focused on what needs to be done, when and by whom.
Big plans can be created by using a tree structure to logically join one page plans together. So by completing all the one page plans in the tree, the big plan’s goal is achieved.

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How to Launch Your Business Like a Rocket

You’re a solopreneur, experienced entrepreneur or an owner/manager of a small business. You want your business to take off like a rocket and not fizzle like a sparkler. There are a couple of key considerations to keep in mind if you want to meet your expectations. Nothing is worse than failure to launch when trying to jump-start a new business venture or put an existing business on an aggressive growth trajectory. Here are some considerations that should be part of every countdown.

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Managing the Holiday Season

Once again we have reached the holiday season. While a large part of the population enjoys the season we must be careful on how we handle work related celebrations. I have been a Manager/Director for almost 20 years and would like to share a few tips on how to handle holiday celebrations.

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Leadership Needs Inspiration

“Black Sunday” In Denver Is A Sad Reminder

I am a die-hard, life-long fan of the Denver Broncos, and even today, I’m not ashamed to say so. But yesterday was a sad day in Bronco Country. It’ll go down as “Black Sunday,” a day when the Broncos suffered the worst loss in team history to their hated rivals, the Oakland Raiders, at home in Denver.

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How the Guru’s Nearly Wrecked My Dental Practice

When I was fresh out of a failed associateship and out on my own, I needed some serious guidance. Since my Dad and everyone else in my family were either farmers or bankers, I looked to the speakers of the day to help me build my practice. I dove in head first, and read and listened to everything I could get my hands on about clinical and practice management.

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Business Management Software

Irrespective of the type of business, every organization needs for business management software solutions to help them better manage their company’s success. The appropriate management is vital in making and utilizing contacts to expand business. Business Management software has become an essential part of modern business because nobody nowadays can afford to lose business for the sake of miss coordination. And therefore it is most essential to have a proper management system for the leads. Proper management of leads are now has becomes completely automated process and the credit behind this automation goes for the efficient role played by Management software. You have email, chat, document management, task lists and calendar for communication. And at the same time, you have sales, customers, book keeping and billing.
But to do all these things manually is really time consuming as well as there are chances of error which can lead to losing business from a prospective client. However Business Management software will carry out these tasks fast and without computational errors at comparatively low costs. Thus it is quite tough to have a proper lead management setup and the proper functioning of it if you try to do it manually. Moreover, the automated software for business is also a great tool for lead tracking.

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Corporate Christmas Gift Ideas

Christmas is a world widely celebrated festival, and like all festivals it also helps people to get together and share their love and best wishes with each other. Gifts are one way to express your love for everyone you are related to, no matter how you are related to them. Giving gifts to people requires a lot of attention to some small details. It is also the end of the year and a way to payback your employees for all the effort they have done throughout the year for your organization, thus Christmas becomes a nice occasion for gifting them and expressing your thanks.

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Project Scope Management

Scope planning is the process of ensuring that the project includes all the required work to do the project, and only that work. It begins with the project initiation phase in which organizations define what the project supposed to accomplish. During the scope planning process, a project scope statement will be created. During scope definition process, a work break down structure which is a high level breakdown of project deliverables will be created. Then, the real work to create the deliverables required to accomplish the objective of the projects will be developed. During scope verification process, the scope of the work will be verified.

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Don’t Let Your Employees Grow Up To Be Incompetent

Bring out people’s unique talents to build your company’s competitive intelligence.

In retail the principle is: location. Location. Location. By the way that holds true for the net but now its location in people’s minds.

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A Team With Focus

Humans work in different way than animals do. In the jungle, we often find animals teaming up with each other. Maybe they have a purpose for setting up those teams too. They may be banding together for food, shelter or protection, and that’s what keeps them together. Now, this is a common element with human teams in corporate establishments too. Or is it?

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Project Portfolio Management

This is the last article in a series of articles discussing how to effectively use project portfolio management in your business. In this article, I want to talk about how projects should contribute to the firm’s health and help position the firm for future success.

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Credit Risk Or Default Risk

Credit or default risk, refers to the risk that the issuer of a fixed income security may default (The issuer will be unable to make timely principal and interest payment on the security). Credit risk is gauged by quality ratings assigned by commercial rating companies as well as credit research staff of investment banking firms & institutional investor concerns.

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The Benefits of Leadership Consulting

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” – John Quincy Adams.

Great leaders are not born but they are bred. Of course one can be expected to have leadership qualities inherent in them but when it comes to managing and leading a firm that involves in business of products and services that are out there in today’s incredibly vast commercial market and is a rather competitive field, one needs influential and motivational guidance towards that path to success. Business tactics comes only with experience and to lead a group of individuals and professionals in this competitive world takes a lot of coaching by means of well-guided nurturing and training in aspects connected to corporate leadership. Training the mind for the constantly changing market is prudent for the growth and development of an organization and once you have instilled the right qualities in you to lead a company you have all the essentials to share your wisdom to your fellow employees in a way that everyone feels like a leader in their own way.

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What is HACCP?

HACCP is basically health and safety for food so it doesn’t make you sick or even kill you through food poisoning, poor hygiene, sanitation or contamination. HACCP was devised by NASA (that’s right.. NASA) and Pilsbury Corporation (USA’s largest food manufacturer in the 60’s) in the build up to the space race between the USA and the USSR in the 50’s – 60’s. It was originally designed to ensure that the food the astronauts took into space was not contaminated with food poisoning bacteria, harmful chemicals or any other physical agent which might be dangerous to someone who eats it.

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How to Create a Good Decision Frame

Which answer makes the following statement true for you?

Decision-making is easy:

  • Often.
  • Always.
  • Almost never.
  • If you find decision-making an ordeal – and many people do – you can make it far easier with a good decision-making process.

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    Why Does an Organisation Need Policy Software?

    Policy software provides a framework in which staff members, including the senior management team, and nonexecutive directors can operate, knowing the limitations of what they can do, and conversely what is expected of them. On top of this, there is an ever increasing raft of legislation that business and public sector organisations need to comply with, often by putting a policy in place. For some areas, such as health and safety, it is not sufficient to simply put a policy in place; the business must be able to demonstrate that staff have read and understood the policy. There must be intranet sites all around the country that are full of policy documents that staff are not aware of, do not refer to or cannot find.

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    Why Integrity Matters to Leaders

    Organisations are complex things so it follows that leading them is at least as complicated. Of the many definitions of leadership which exist, we regularly come back to the Social Identity approach espoused by Alex Haslam and others which places leadership in the context of the led as well as those that lead: “The development of a shared identity is the basis of influential and creative leadership” * and we have had cause to reflect on this in the context of ethics and trust prompted by some recent events.

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