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11 Ways to Build the Strengths of Your Team Members

To lead a top-performing team, you need to do more than direct and delegate work. Truly effective managers can recognize the unique strengths of each team member and optimize all those natural gifts. If you’re in a leadership position, this might sound like a daunting task, but it’s not. The first step is to identify...

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How to Execute Projects That Deliver Results: 3 Strategies

Anyone familiar with the saying, “The best-laid plans of mice and men,” also realizes that no matter how well you prepare, your efforts can easily go off the rails without focused attention and proper follow-up along the way. Organizations and teams need to pay attention to project execution in order to deliver impactful projects. That’s...

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Using the 5 Whys in Project Management

Nearly 2,500 years ago, Socrates (when he was not occupied with founding Western philosophy and instructing his star student, Plato) pioneered a method of asking questions that led people to draw conclusions and pursue deeper truths and realities. His practice of relentlessly picking apart ideas earned him the deserved reputation of being the gadfly of...

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How Project Managers Succeed in a Changing Marketing Industry

Marketing is changing. Well, really it’s already changed. Where once marketing managers had to scrounge data from monthly reports, project leads are now inundated with data from numerous sources inside the same department. Three online marketing project challenges First, consider the challenge of correctly structuring a website’s architecture so that Google can appropriately index your...

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The Top 3 Questions Project Managers Should Be Asking All the Time

Asking questions is an essential component of successful project management and leadership. Voltaire said we should judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers. Albert Einstein was obsessed with questions, or more precisely, with getting to the right question. Another smart mind, Peter Drucker, stated that the most serious mistakes aren’t a...

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10 Killer Interview Questions for Hiring Project Managers

(Editor’s Note: We recently published an updated version of this article, where we asked recruiters for their favorite PM interview questions. Check it out.) Interviewing project management for open positions is something I have had to do but I don’t find it easy. How do you know what to ask? And how do you use what is...

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Join One of Our New LiquidPlanner Webinars!

   Learning a new online project management takes commitment—we get that. To help our customers start using LiquidPlanner to its fullest potential, we’ve set up our training materials to provide people with the information they need for exactly where they are in the learning process. To do this, we have three new webinars for customers at...

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11 Tips for New Project Managers

You have to be a bit of a renaissance person to be a successful project manager. You need skills and natural abilities that range from being a tactical problem solver to reading the nuances of human behavior. If you’re just getting started as a project management professional, then hat’s off to you! To help pave...

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What American Westerns Can Teach Us About Being Great Project Managers

Cowboys always seem to be looking to the future and assessing risk. They’re usually in pursuit of something big and on the lookout for unexpected adversaries. Doesn’t every western have someone saying, “There’s a storm a coming” or, “It’s quiet, too quiet”?  So I put the theory to test and looked up some famous cowboy...

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