Watch Out! A RAID is Happening on a the Project

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Powerful Tool to Help You & Your Team Stay Organized The Action Item log is all grown up!  It has become the RAID log.  A RAID log is a key tool to help a project manager keep the team critical items for the project team organized. RAID Defined RAID:        Risk | Actions […]

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Why Does Knowing Your Leadership Style Matter?

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Why does knowing your leadership style matter? Your leadership style is felt by everyone on the project. From core team member to sponsor to vendor, this could be viewed as a good, bad or neutral depending on the individual on your project and the situation.    Different project scenarios benefit by using a different leadership […]

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Solve all Your Project Problems Using Reverse Brainstorming

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Innovative Brainstorm Technique Having difficulty solving a project problem (resources, schedule, quality, budget, stakeholder)? Check out this innovative technique, REVERSE BRAINSTORMING.  You may not be able to solve all your project problems using this technique, yet many of your problems could benefit by using this technique.               How to Use […]

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Are You a Super Leader Able to Leap Tall Buildings in a Single Bound?

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Are you one of those leaders, or do you aspire to be? Super Leader Comes From One of Six Styles Daniel Goleman, psychologist and author of the 1995 bestseller Emotional Intelligence, defined project management styles as follows.  Every PM uses one of these styles.  Knowing your style is how to develop your super leader qualities. […]

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Jason Hoppe, Right Handed Baseball Pitcher – Being His Best!

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PM Propel is supporting Jason Hoppe, right hand pitcher (RHP) free agent baseball player,  working hard at being his best. Project Management is Like Baseball – Jason Hoppe Like a PM As the pitcher, Jason Hoppe acts like the PM on the field.  He needs to keep track of what all his team mates and the opposing […]

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Working Between Christmas and New Year’s Eve?

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Here are some ideas to make the best of your time.   We know you’ve heard “ it isn’t fun, but someone has to do it”. As the PM, the job of ensuring projects stay on track, are deployed or are ready for a busy first quarter falls to you. And, sometimes, that means working […]

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Get Mentally Ready for the New Year, 2017!

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Okay, who among us hasn’t reflected, for even a moment, on the new year ahead, 2017? Of course you have, because it is right around the corner. I have a three-part plan to prepare mentally to set yourself up for success. “Get ready to REFLECT, Get set to PVIOT, and go by saying YES”! For […]

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Holiday Office Gift-Giving Stressing You Out?

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During the holidays, navigating the etiquette of gift-giving in the workplace – who to give to, what is appropriate and how much to spend  – can be fraught with stress.  In the season of giving, you want to make sure you’re giving the people who make your life easier something that says you appreciate their […]

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Conation – How Does it Relate to Being Your Best?

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The most important word you’ve never heard of… Conation is the will to perform an action. It is a conscious effort to carry out self-determined acts. Kolbe Wisdom™ and conation identify the nature of creative instincts and enable individuals to unleash the power of their own natural instincts to: Improve personal productivity Enrich relationships Become effective parents […]

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Mid-Year Performance Action Plans

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Most company’s do a mid-year performance review followed by a yearly review that is tied to merit and bonus pay.  I wanted to check-in with everyone, if you have put together an action plan to address those “areas of opportunity” that were identified by either yourself and your boss?  If yes, how are you doing […]

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