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Project Management Lessons from National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

Between Thanksgiving and the Christmas holiday, my family and I have a few traditions. One of them is to watch "National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.” Hidden amongst the classic scenes that only John Hughes could write, there are a few project management lessons worth your consideration....

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How to Keep Your Team’s Morale Up During Change

  Change is the only constant! Dramatic growth is commonplace. Companies are looking for opportunities to improve margins, accelerate cash flow and cut costs. Only those companies that change will endure. And only those teams that embrace change, and the leaders who engage people around change initiatives will thrive. The others will be left in...

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Why You Should Get Your Team to Challenge the Status Quo

Have you ever worked in an environment where the manager came across as controlling and shot down all the team’s great ideas? It simply wasn’t a priority to explore how the team could be working more effectively or inventively, or to increase teamwork and engagement levels. All that mattered was to get the current assignments...

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7 Ways to Improve Team Performance

Mae West once said “An ounce of performance is worth pounds of promises.” Real success is built from a combination of talent, innovation, effort and commitment. Here are seven factors that positively influence team performance, and tips for incorporating them into your workplace. Support innovation. To stay ahead, innovation is required. The most successful businesses...

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9 Ways to Set Yourself Up for the Best Year of Your Career

As the end of the year approaches, here’s a question for you: How do you think your year went? Whether you achieved most of your goals; veered in an unexpected direction or simply fell short, this is the time to review time gone by and set up some bright new career goals to achieve. Here...

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How to Create a Highly Engaged and Motivated Team

Only three out of every 10 employees are fully engaged in their work, according to the Gallup organization’s State of the American Workplace: 2010-2012 report. Your team can do better than that! To help you create and achieve a highly engaged, motivated and productive team, here’s a list of tips on how to keep your team...

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5 Tips to Get Organized for a Productive Fall

Ahh, September. Whether you’re sending kids back to school or just exchanging summer cotton for warm flannels, autumn is a great time to get organized, prepared and reinvigorated—at home and at work. On the work front, team projects always benefit from a fresh outlook and renewed enthusiasm. Project managers can take advantage of that great...

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3 Project Management Myths

Managing projects isn’t easy, regardless of the industry you’re in. Effective project managers need a combination of analytical thinking, emotional intelligence, and technical ability. And even when someone has a project management professional certification, it doesn’t guarantee they’ll succeed. More often it’s the individual’s ability to grow and learn at speed that signifies their ability...

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How to be a Better Team Collaborator When You’re a Lone Wolf at Heart

In the movie The Incredibles, the protagonist, Mr. Incredible, regularly declares “I prefer to work alone.” As expected, this ultimately comes back to bite him. The moral of the story: Sometimes even talented people who prefer to work alone can only succeed through cooperation and collaboration. That said, I have a confession to make: I...

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13 Tips to Help Build Your Teamwork Skills

Are you indispensable to your team? When team collaboration succeeds at high levels, projects and businesses thrive. To be one of these top-performing team members, here are 13 tips to help build your teamwork skills. 13 Tips to Build Teamwork Skills from LiquidPlanner If you found this slideshare helpful, there are more ways to make...

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11 Books on Teamwork: How to Harness, Create and Be Part of a Powerful Team

  Teamwork matters. Most of us realize the immediate impact of being on a strong, cohesive and harmonious team. But how do you A) establish a powerhouse team; B) develop successful teamwork skills and C) turn a troubled team around? We rounded up a list of books for all types of roles and circumstances —...

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Infographic: 5 Steps to Create a Winning Team

Everyone wants an A+ team—a group of motivated, ingenious individuals that come together and create business chemistry so impactful that your competitors have to work weekends just to keep up. How do these team leaders do it? With a lot more than luck. Here’s a detailed plan on how to bring out the best from...

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