Successful meetings – What’s in a name?

There are a lot of subtle ways you can set a meeting up for success. This article focuses on getting the right title. It seems like a little thing, but having the right title for your meeting can really set the tone. If you have a generic title, such as “discuss info needs” it really […]

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New Project Management course is here!

And this will absolutely not be your typical project management course – there’s not a template in site! It’s all about the interplay between people, structure and process. It’s an absolute labour of love, combining my study in human¬†behaviour¬†and group dynamics from anthropology with the practicalities of trying to manage projects in a non-profit or […]

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Knowledge Workers – Like herding Cats?

Knowledge workers have been an emerging class over the last 20 years or so. While manufacturing, retail and service industries are fairly easy to define and understand, ‘knowledge work’ isn’t really an industry unto itself. It sits across these other areas and is primarily found in upper management, where people are looking for innovation in […]

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Timesheets vs Value Billing

Value Billing has been a bit of a buzz word for quite a while now in Consulting. But over the last few months I have increasingly come across people making the shift in other industries, most notably accounting and bookkeeping thanks to some pretty funky innovations in software. For those of you who don’t know, […]

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Review: Three Tips for Managing a Perfectionist, Harvard Business Review

http://hbr.org/tip/2012/01/05/three-tips-for-managing-a-perfectionist Some handy tips for dealing with a perfectionist staff member. If you can draw on people’s strengths and not throw them into areas too far out of their comfort zone you will reap the rewards -employee loyalty and a smoothly run operation. If you ignore people’s natural tendancies though, brace for stormy waters! Now […]

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