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Working Remote: 3 Ways to Make it Fun

Having been given a temporary break from the ‘time tax’ of pre-crisis commutes and the physical separation of a traditional office, my wife Sue and I have built time into our workdays for morning coffee and afternoon walks. On one such walk this week, she remarked, “We are lucky, aren’t we?” My initial response was...

Working Remote: Fortunate or Frustrated with Family

While working from home, a shocking reality has emerged for many of us as we share space not designed for — or intended as — our fulltime office. How will we navigate this new reality? Are we doomed to daily frustration or fortunate to spend more time with those who love we most — even...

Working Remote: An Opportunity in the Void

Growing commute distances, the ever-rising cost of office space, and a concerted effort to reduce emissions to better protect the environment have all motivated a gradual movement to work from home. Luckily, technological advancements in the last ten years have enabled remote work to become a viable option — and the preferred option to many....

A Q&A with Employee #8: Scaling a Start-Up Into a Sustainable Business

When I was approached by our blog team to contribute an article for Women in Tech Week, I knew immediately what my contribution would be. I’ve worked very closely with one of our earliest employees and current VP of Product, Jen Morrisey, for the past five years, and I can’t think of a more inspirational...

Quick Take: My Favorite Women-Authored Blogs

When I joined LiquidPlanner as the Director of Marketing toward the end of 2019, I was pleased to find that our blog features many strong, independent, and talented female authors. In the tech industry, it can sometimes (or often) feel that, as a woman, you play second fiddle — that your opinion is valued, but...

4 Lessons on Knowing Your Worth as a Woman in Tech

When I began my first real office job a week after graduating college, I was still young and figuring out who I was. That job eventually helped me learn a lot about myself, though not in the way I might have originally hoped. I was a brand-spanking-new adult awkwardly navigating a full-time job and the...

Why Aren’t More Women Taking the Lead in Project Management?

Women make up around a third of the project management population — a figure that hasn’t changed a great deal over the last few years — and they also continue to be largely absent from leadership roles in major projects. As the 2018 Major Project Association gender balance report pointed out, “Whilst companies may be...

Why All Entrepreneurs Should Have Project Management Skills

Not every project manager is an entrepreneur, but all entrepreneurs need to be project managers if they want their business to succeed. Whether it’s developing a new product or securing investment, where the process involves a series of steps, it should be managed like any other project. Although many elements of project management apply to...

8 Things That Happen As A Result Of True Leadership

If a team is to function properly It requires quality leadership. It’s not uncommon to have development groups, sports teams, or corporations fail because they lack strong leadership. Here we’ll look at eight things that happen as a result of true leadership. 1. Improved Team Focus It’s very common that a group has the skills...

4 Common Pitfalls to Avoid When Implementing OKRs

These days, many business leaders are laser-focused on goals. Organizations don’t just want to have broad goals that only top-level personnel are aware of — they want to set, track, and measure goals across the entire company. That’s where the concept of Objectives and Key Results (or OKRs) comes into play.  OKRs are a goal-setting...

6 Helpful Tips for Managing International Projects

“Dear Elizabeth: Can you help me with starting right on an international project? I will be responsible for the delivery of 3 projects in Australia and New Zealand. I have a formal project management certification, but managing projects with international teams is new to me. Any tips?” The principles of managing projects with international teams...

How Leaders Can Develop Great Remote Management Skills

Remote work is growing in popularity, but succeeding as a remote manager isn’t the same thing as being able to manage remote workers effectively. Unfortunately, managers who lead partially- or fully-remote teams — but who don’t have remote work experience of their own — may not understand what employees need to be successful in these...

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