Alternative TextSusanne Madsen

Susanne Madsen is a Project Management Leadership Coach, and author of The Project Management Coaching Workbook (2012) and The Power of Project Leadership (2015). She is a PRINCE2 and MSP Practitioner and a qualified Corporate and Executive Coach. Susanne is a member of the Association of Project Management (APM) and has over 17 years’ experience in leading large change programs for the financial sector. You can visit Susanne’s website at and follow her on Twitter: @SusanneMadsen.

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7 Essential Time Management Skills and Strategies

Get the right things done in less time. Check out these seven tips on time management....

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Emotional Intelligence for Project Managers

Hone your emotional skills while managing projects and try practicing one of these 6 ways project managers can be more emotionally intelligent....

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Why Is Organizational Change So Hard?

When we talk about “organizational change,” the words “resistance” and “tension” often spring to mind....

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How to Create an Innovative Project Team

Innovative project teams are increasingly becoming an invaluable asset for corporations. Not only is it becoming vital that project teams make use of the latest technological advancements in the products and services that they’re developing; it’s also vital that teams continuously improve the way in which they work—and that they find new and innovative ways...

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The 5 Top Challenges of Managing Small Projects

There are many great reasons to love managing a small project team. But, this comes with a unique set of challenges. It helps to keep these issues in mind and come up with creative solutions when you’re leading and negotiating project work....

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How to Solve the 5 Top Challenges of Manufacturing Projects

When you work on a manufacturing project, you face some unique challenges, often with a lot at stake. You have to deliver your product at consistently high-quality standards, navigate end-to-end supply chains and manage strict time-to-market deadlines driven by demanding customers or seasonal demands. To top it all off, the entire project might be following...

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How to Lead Your Team Through a Transition

If you’ve ever tried to be a change agent at work, you know the kind of resistance you’re up against. You could be recommending a new work process or project management tool that will greatly improve the business—and you’ll champion it—and people will suddenly get very busy. Asking a team to give up a work...

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How to Become a More Challenging Project Leader

If you want to be a strong project manager and leader, you need to know how to challenge and support your team members in equal measure. This means that you are able to set clear performance targets that stretch the individual while at the same time providing them with the support they need to reach...

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The New Face of Project Leadership

Leadership has changed over the years. Fifteen years ago, being a good project leader wasn’t necessarily the same as being a good project leader today. There are, of course, certain aspects and fundamental character traits that have gone unchanged. For example, we value honesty and integrity in a leader as much today as we ever...

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The Two Styles of Project Leadership: Which One Are You?

Being a leader can be considered both a position of power and vulnerability. You are in both a role of influence and one with high visibility. All the while, the effect you have on teams and individuals is meaningful. That’s why it matters to do your job effectively. After all, team leaders are often a big...

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How to Build Good Relationships With Project Stakeholders

The project management industry has put a lot of focus in recent years on the importance of stakeholder relationships. Project management practitioners and leading thinkers in the field have emphasized that a good project manager isn’t just someone who is good at keeping track of all the tasks that need to be completed. A good...

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How to Be a Better Leader

Being an effective leader is hard work. That’s why almost all of the project managers I coach come to me because they want to up their leadership game. While the leadership discussions vary hugely from person to person, there are some common themes and challenges that, once addressed, can significantly help these project managers step...

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