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    November 12, 2012

    A Project Manager’s Guide to Proper Care & Feeding of Project Issues

    Learn how to manage the small, seemingly harmless complications before they escalate and damage your career.

    By Ron Montgomery, Management Consultant & Owner, OnPoint, LLC Your project kick off meeting was a great success and the team is beginning to execute the plan.   Then some nefarious trolls begin to arrive in your email inbox.  They vary in external appearance, but they have a common name: Project Issues.  When they first arrive, they are small and appear to be harmless.  When ignored, they grow and multiply and sometimes damage the project manager’s career....Continue reading

    By Ron MontgomeryPosted in Project & Process Management on November 12, 2012

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    November 8, 2012

    Can You Teach an Old Dog New Tricks?

    Six preferred learning styles for adults-Adapt your message for a better response.

    By Deb Calvert, President, People First Productivity Solutions It’s been said that you can’t teach an old dog new tricks (I can say that because I’d qualify as an “old dog”). There would be a true statement if it were slightly modified to read, “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks the same way that you’d teach a puppy.”   That’s because adults do not learn the same way that children do. Children are like sponges, soaking up...Continue reading

    By Deb CalvertPosted in Communication Skills on November 8, 2012

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    November 4, 2012

    Six Steps Managers Need To Follow When Hiring Junior Military Officers

    Make sure you are prepared: a successful transition for your employee is a successful hire for your team.

    Many private sector companies actively seek out Junior Military Officers to fill employment opportunities. They hire them into their leadership programs and management positions with a great deal of confidence that they will bring a unique skill set and accelerated management experience to strengthen their organization. These individuals can walk into a leadership or management role, learn quickly, make decisions and move forward with confidence. Their transition, however, can be personally challenging due...Continue reading

    By Lisa WoodsPosted in Military Officer Transition on November 4, 2012

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    October 31, 2012

    Six Success Tips For Operations Professionals

    Is your Operations Group aligned with your company’s vision?

    As market dynamics change, so should your operations group.  Make sure you are being proactive, able to adapt and stay competitive.  Here are six success tips all operations professionals should incorporate into their routine.   Focus on Communication input and output. Often times operations becomes a microcosm of its own and loses touch unintentionally, sometimes deliberately, with the rest of the organization. Don’t let this happen. Be open to market demands and listen to your...Continue reading

    By Lisa WoodsPosted in Operations on October 31, 2012

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    October 28, 2012

    Success Traits for IT Professionals-A Guide to feeling AND being appreciated.

    Six things all IT Professionals should do to succeed in their careers.

    Let’s face it...IT Professionals are not always the most extroverted personalities when it comes to interaction outside of their own department.  That can be problematic for them, as well as for the overall success of the company.  As a service oriented department, personality and responsiveness are so important, but so is the value their unique and fast paced knowledge can bring.  By integrating Success Traits into their routine they will be able integrate their talents into the...Continue reading

    By Lisa WoodsPosted in Information Technology on October 28, 2012

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    October 24, 2012

    Taking The Mystery Out Of Acquisitions

    Understanding Due Diligence: the impact it has on decision-making, and on employees.

    By David Shaffer, Business Advisor & Executive Coach, David Shaffer Consulting LLC When word surfaces that your company is a potential target for acquisition, or that you are targeting another company for acquisition, rumors typically start to fly. For many employees the unknown leads to fear, concern, and the inevitable question of what will happen both to the company and more importantly to “Me”.  Fear stems from employees believing that acquisitions are synonymous with a...Continue reading

    By David ShafferPosted in Leadership & Teambuilding on October 24, 2012

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    October 21, 2012

    Don’t Forget to Delegate!

    Whether you are a first time manager or a seasoned pro, delegating is essential to effective management.

    By Emilie Shoop, Creator and Leader of Shoop Training & Consulting Now that you are the manager or supervisor you need to stop doing the work.  Now, I’m not saying you won’t have any work to do!  Sorry, you won’t get off that easy here.  What I am saying, however, is that your role has changed.  It is no longer your job to get the bulk of the work done, but to manage it getting done.  There is a big difference.   Moving into a management role...Continue reading

    By Emilie ShoopPosted in Management on October 21, 2012

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    October 15, 2012

    Political Advice for Project Managers: Navigating Office Politics

    Four Tips to Achieve Your Goals & Overcome Workplace Opposition

    By Ron Montgomery, Management Consultant & Owner, OnPoint, LLC Project managers go through extensive professional development to prepare for the job.  They study scheduling, budgeting, team dynamics, communication, and change management among other subjects.  Conspicuously absent from the typical project management syllabus is the study of company politics.  This is unfortunate because projects are to great extent political activities.   Why are they political...Continue reading

    By Ron MontgomeryPosted in Project & Process Management on October 15, 2012

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    October 14, 2012

    Success Tips For Middle Managers

    How can Middle Managers develop their skills?

    Your organization counts on you to get things done.  So how do you ensure your influence, as a Middle Manager, is enough to lead the charge?  Are you doing the right things?  Here are six important tips to create an environment that sets you, your staff, and your company up for success.   Gain the respect of your employees by knowing how to do their jobs well.   Managing an employee is not only about delegating, but guiding, supporting and helping them to get better at their...Continue reading

    By Lisa WoodsPosted in Management on October 14, 2012

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    October 11, 2012

    Recruiting Well-Rounded Candidates

    A roadmap for finding the best talent in today’s economy.

    By Gina Fedeli, President GCF Consulting, Inc. Recruiting the right talent is hard work. High unemployment rates may swell your candidate pool, but sorting through all those resumes for the proper combination of skills and cultural fit can be grueling.  Given today’s lean and over-worked staffs in todays current job climate, the cost of onboarding a new employee is higher than ever and selecting the right candidate demands more due diligence.  Here are a few tools you can use to...Continue reading

    By Gina FedeliPosted in Human Resources on October 11, 2012

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