[INFOGRAPHIC] How to Overcome Grumpiness at Work

Linh Tran, Wednesday 30 September 2015 | Reading time: unknown

How to overcome grumpiness at work

September 23 marked the first day of fall.  Summer vacation memories may still be vivid but we all know: “Winter is Coming”. When the days are getting shorter and the weather colder and gloomier, it can severely affect our moods. 

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Improve your Intercultural Communication Skills to be a Better Project Manager

Linh Tran, Monday 28 September 2015 | Reading time: unknown

Improve your Intercultural Communication Skills to be a Better Project Manager

Photo by Unsplash User Pavan Trikutam

The world today is more connected than ever. This has opened up a lot of opportunities for businesses to grow, but it also introduced new challenges. As international projects and cross-cultural project teams are becoming the norm rather than the exception, project managers need to improve their intercultural communication skills, if they want to lead their teams and projects to success.

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[GUEST AUTHOR] 3 Things You Want Your CEO to Know about Project Management Right Now

Linh Tran, Wednesday 23 September 2015 | Reading time: unknown

3 Things You Want Your CEO to Know about Project Management Right Now

Background photo by Unsplash User Anthony DELANOIX

Our CEOs are very busy individuals. Charged with running a small, medium or large organization, sometimes they are busier than the President of the United States. That said, their focus can never be too broad – or should I say, broad enough. It will always fall short, it can never include everything, and will sometimes overlook some of the most critical facets and success ingredients in their organization.  One of those – in my opinion – is the very real, very critical nature of project management.

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[INFOGRAPHIC] Project Teams Need to Avoid These 5 Teamwork Don’ts

Linh Tran, Monday 21 September 2015 | Reading time: unknown

5 Teamwork Don'ts

Working on a project means working in a team. When different personalities and work styles come together, it is inevitable that disagreements arise. However, if you want to reach your project goals and deliver valuables to the firm, it is vital that the team gets over these issues and works together efficiently. 

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Thought Leadership for Project Success

Linh Tran, Friday 18 September 2015 | Reading time: unknown
Photo by Pixabay User Comfreak (edited)

‘Thought Leader’ is one of the buzzwords in business nowadays. What distinguishes a thought leader from a ‘normal’ leader?  Simply speaking, thought leaders are what the internet would call influencers, they are those with high Klout scores and high follower numbers on Twitter because they are experts in one specialized field. 

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Fashion Forward – 5 Project Management Lessons for the Fashion Industry

Linh Tran, Monday 14 September 2015 | Reading time: unknown

Project Management Lessons for the Fashion Industry

Photo by Flickr User Mainstream (edited), Licensed under CC BY 2.0

It’s that time of the year again! No, we don’t mean football season (though that started last week, too), we’re talking about New York Fashion Week! Let’s take this opportunity to look behind the scenes of the fashion industry and see how project management fits into the picture. 

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[INFOGRAPHIC] Successful People Who Have Failed - but Kept Going

Linh Tran, Wednesday 09 September 2015 | Reading time: unknown

Babe Ruth Quote

Photo by Unsplash User Jon Eckert (edited)

What do J.K. Rowling, Steve Jobs, Oprah and Walt Disney have in common? If you’re thinking SUCCESS, then you’re correct. But they have something else in common: FAILURE. This shows that the road to success is often paved with rejection and mistakes. What is important is that you don’t give up and keep going. 

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[Guest Author] Poorly Defined Communication Processes Equal Wasted Project Time

Linh Tran, Monday 07 September 2015 | Reading time: unknown

Poorly Defined Communication Processes Equal Wasted Project Time

Communication is Job #1 for the project manager.  I’ve long established my opinion about that concept.  Communication is the first building block in the success – or failure – of a project.  But it isn’t enough to just communicate.  The communication has to be heard and – if it warrants a response – responded to.

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Avoid Project Failures with Design Thinking

Linh Tran, Friday 04 September 2015 | Reading time: unknown

Avoid Project Failures with Design Thinking

Photo by Pixabay User stux

When people hear ‘design’ they automatically associate it with the appearance of a product, but ‘Design Thinking’ goes much further than that. It’s not just about how the end product looks like, it focuses on the process of developing a product and places the human factor at the center. 

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