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Living it Up: Tablet (including iPad) Introduction

Resources from the beginners session held for Living it Up to introduce the local community to iPads and other tablets. Setting up your iPad What to do when you get it out of its box. Apple's iPad User Guide Link take you to the PDF document on the Apple website. Go to Section 2, Page [...]

Living it Up: Tablet (including iPad) Introduction2017-11-26T10:29:35+00:00

Project Manager Competence – Soft Skills & Behavioural Competencies overview

Behavioural Competencies are an important component of their skills and capabilities alongside technical and contextual competencies.

Project Manager Competence – Soft Skills & Behavioural Competencies overview2017-11-26T10:29:40+00:00

Social Media for Project Managers

The February issue of Project Magazine published by the Association for Project Managers features a review of social media for project managers including a review of Twitter by yours truly. Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube were among other social media tools given a test drive. The results were mixed, with some tools found to be more [...]

Social Media for Project Managers2017-11-26T10:29:41+00:00

Creating an adaptive organisation culture the Zappos way

A company's culture is a result of how people in the organisation currently work, it is not what you think or hope it to be. To bring about cultural change in an organisation it is important to do things differently, making changes happen will lead to cultural changes and must be led from Senior Management.

Creating an adaptive organisation culture the Zappos way2017-11-26T10:29:46+00:00

How individuals can help themselves in times of uncertainty

With a changing economy, individuals will be wondering if and how they will be impacted with many experiencing worry and concern about potential changes to their personal circumstances.There are areas within direct control to help in working through the implications of change and begin to anticipate what this means for them and their future such as their career management process, physical and mental health and remaining proactive throughout.

How individuals can help themselves in times of uncertainty2017-11-26T10:29:47+00:00

The Soft Skills Debate

Soft skills for Project Managers is a topic that is regularly raised without any real resolution of where the balance between technical (hard) skills and people (soft) skills lies. The question is too simplistic, soft skills encompasses a wide range of skills and anyone responsible for delivery will need a mix of hard and soft skills to get the job done.

The Soft Skills Debate2017-11-26T10:29:47+00:00

Kotter’s Leading Change Step 8: Institutionalising New Approaches

The final step in Kotter's process for Leading Change is the institutionalisation of new approaches into the organisation. An organisation's behavioural norms and shared values influence behaviour through rewarding those in line with the culture and sanctioning those who step out of line. New practices made as part of the change effort will be more [...]

Kotter’s Leading Change Step 8: Institutionalising New Approaches2017-11-26T10:29:49+00:00

Kotter’s Leading Change Step 7: Consolidating Improvements and Producing Still More Change

In any change process, beware celebrating change too early. In Kotter's seminal book Leading Change, the change process includes a step to consolidate the improvements to date and highlights the continued effort to produce still more change, even at this late stage. One of the reasons to be mindful of celebrating success too early is [...]

Kotter’s Leading Change Step 7: Consolidating Improvements and Producing Still More Change2017-11-26T10:29:49+00:00