Top tips to lead with emotional intelligence and succeed

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Emotional intelligence is probably one of the most important aspects of being an effective leader.  It is all about understanding yourself, managing your emotions, understanding how your actions may affect others and what emotional impact these actions may have. Why bother? Being an emotionally intelligent leader means you are caring for individuals and are able to create a positive mental …

Transactional vs transformational leadership

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Definitions Today I am going to delve into two different leadership styles, transactional leadership and transformational leadership. We will have a look at what they are, how to employ them, what their pros and cons are and I will evaluate them against my own experience. Transactional leadership is about an exchange of reward for effort and compliance between team leaders …

4 simple tips to establish rapport

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As a consultant and project manager communication is at the heart of everything I do, whether it is delivering a presentation to clients, conflict resolution, assigning tasks and responsibilities or just the daily interactions I have with colleagues. Understanding how to build rapport with people is one of the most important tools I carry in life and I hope that …

Manage your attitude to more effectively manage your team

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Overview When you are managing a project you are managing a team; you are managing people (until we start managing robots and AI’s!). People are fragile beings that have a performance gauge, which you as the Project Manager can directly influence. Your attitude and actions can allow your team to perform exceptionally well or exceptionally poorly or anywhere in-between. If …

How do you turn failure into success as a manager and leader?

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Overview As humans we will always make mistakes and will always fail someone or fail at trying to achieve something, to think of this as something that will never impact you is foolish – and I’m sure most of you have already experienced this to some extent. What I have come to accept is that I will never be the …

Top tips to implement continuous project improvement with retrospectives

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In a previous article I talked about failure (check it out: here) and how we can use it to give us a positive advantage, a driving force for innovation and improvement. I also mentioned a tool I sometimes use to identify these areas for improvement called a retrospective. Retrospectives form an integral part of a project that is using the Agile …

The best tips for building a trust rich culture in your organisation and teams

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Why you need to care about project and company culture The culture defined by your company can have a huge impact on how projects and the company as a whole perform. However, although projects might inherit aspects of the company culture they can have their own “micro-cultures” and it is up to you as a team to agree upon and …