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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4 Steps to Organize This Year’s Goals

You’re heading into a new year filled with goals and aspirations just waiting for you. Maybe the year is already here. Either way, what can you do—specifically —to organize your goals to actually accomplish them? Let’s look at four practical steps. Step 1: Determine what you want to achieve  The first step in organizing your...

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How to Create a Personal Mission and Vision Statement for the Year

Setting goals and making resolutions; out with the old, in with the new—some of us get downright busy charting our ambitions for a fresh year. But have you thought about writing your own personal vision and mission statement? We asked Project Manager Coach Susanne Madsen how to create a powerful and sustainable mission and vision...

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The 6 Basic Human Needs That Influence Team Success

Would you like to develop a high performing team? Would you like to better understand what, exactly, motivates people? Do you feel like your job could be more fulfilling but you’re not sure what’s missing?   Most of us have answered yes to at least one of these questions during our professional lives. This article...

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6 Ways to Create a Successful Mental Attitude

“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t — you’re right.” – Henry Ford   No matter what we strive towards, the best of our skills, knowledge, and strategies will only get us so far. We also need stamina, faith and a genuine belief in ourselves in order to become great at our...

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The Difference Between Managing and Leading

As a project leadership coach, speaker and trainer, my primary job is to help project managers improve their performance and well-being. I work with PMs so they can manage their projects more efficiently; build stronger relationships with their stakeholders; motivate their team and increase individual confidence.   And invariably, we end up talking about the differences...

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The Importance of Failing Productively

I recently attended the APM (Association for Project Management) yearly conference in London. The overarching theme was Adapt, and called on the project management profession to adapt its thinking to address the increasing expectations of society – a society that has a growing intolerance to failure and expects all projects to succeed.   One of...

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Time Management Tips From a Pro

It’s the battle cry of professionals everywhere: “Time management, time management time management.” We all want to end our days feeling like heroes of our accomplishments rather than feeling exhausted by another ten-hour day with too little to show for it. So we took this well-played topic to our Project Management Coach, Susanne Madsen and...

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Q & A: How Project Management Coaching Makes Better Leaders

Most of us want to get better at our jobs – to do meaningful work, gain influence and achieve recognition. But what happens when you’re stuck – and all the courses, seminars and certificates still don’t get you to where you want to be? Enter coaching – a way to dive deeper into the one...

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5 Steps to Develop a Product-Based Plan

“Failing to plan is planning to fail,” Says time management author Alan Lakein. If you’re a project manager you probably know this first-hand, as the success of your project is heavily dependent on how well you plan and initiate your project. The importance of planning The purpose of planning is not to create a detailed...

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