Stand Back and Deliver

Stand Back and Deliver

RECOMMENDATION Managing projects and solving difficult situations within organizations can be devilishly difficult. Complexity and uncertainty can provoke inappropriate, even counterproductive, judgments and actions. In such circumstances, you...

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Emotional Intelligence for Project Managers

Emotional Intelligence for Project Managers

RECOMMENDATION Coach Anthony Mersino teaches the basics of emotional intelligence as it applies to project managers, in particular, and then guides you through its practical use. He shows you how to understand and control your emotions and how to...

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F.I.R.E.

F.I.R.E.

RECOMMENDATION Project management pro and military technology expert Dan Ward spices up his informative writing with wonderful asides and management war stories. He writes in accordance with his principles: Ward’s prose is straightforward...

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Managing Multiple Projects

Managing Multiple Projects

Irene and Michael Tobis have written an essential book for managers who run numerous small projects or complex combinations of large and small projects with multiple employees who have varying skill levels. If the process you manage hasn’t been...

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Performance Management

Performance Management

If you've ever worked for a large corporation, you can probably recall feeling apprehensive as you walked into your boss's office for your annual review. You can probably also identify with your employees’ fears that they might leave your office...

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Reward Management

Reward Management

Tricky as it may sound to execute, this is a solid, concise introduction to reward strategy and management. Authors Michael Armstrong and Helen Murlis begin with the broadest, most elementary definition of reward strategy and management, but...

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Rewards That Drive High Performance

Rewards That Drive High Performance

Tom Wilson’s premise: Employee incentives are just as important to corporations as they are to employees. Why? Because a company that aligns its own achievement with that of its employees is well on its way to success. Wilson uses a wide range of...

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Performance Management Framework

Performance Management Framework

When Stacia Sherman Garr, a senior analyst at Bersin & Associates, compiled this foundational performance management report, she drew from interviews with leading talent management experts at companies of all sizes in different industries...

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Manage Your Project Portfolio

Manage Your Project Portfolio

Aiden, a woebegone software developer, sits forlornly at his desk, wondering how to complete three recently assigned, top priority projects. Yesterday morning, the boss told him that the first project was due soon. At noon, the boss popped in to...

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How to Save a Failing Project

How to Save a Failing Project

Project managers Ralph R. Young and Steven M. Brady and engineer Dennis C. Nagle Jr. promise that business project failures are often fixable, whether the problems arise from flaws in planning, process development or communication. They note that...

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Fast Projects

Fast Projects

Why do so many grandiose projects fail so miserably? In 2001, Kmart canceled its supply chain management system after $130 million in project expenses. In 2004, Ford Motor Company retired its purchasing setup not long after spending $400 million...

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