Managing Project Stakeholders

The Management Centre

I need to manage my stakeholders and I don’t know where to start. As a project manager it’s important to know and understand who your stakeholders are and how to manage your relationships with them. Help!

Managers Toolkit: Unhelpful Management Mindsets

The Management Centre

This video introduces 5 destructive mindsets that new managers often fall into by mistake. Each of these can have a negative impact on your success as a manager, how your team perceive you and ultimately how they perform.


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Management is for softies – but it gets solid results: Bob’s story

The Management Centre

When we put together management training, we like to involve potential participants in the design. In a focus group of about 20 people, he told me “ Management programmes are for softies, ” and he was sick of being told to go on “ useless training ” every few years.

Managing Your Time for Results

Rick Conlow

Managing your time, leads to managing your life. Real time management is self-management. As on manager said, “Everyone gets more than I deserve.” 4 Successful Techniques to Manage Your Time for Results. You can manage yourself!

Best Practices for a Marketing Database Cleanse

As frustrating as contact and account data management can be, this is still your database – a massive asset to your organization, even if it is rife with holes and inaccurate information. Entrusting a vendor to help maintain its accuracy and completeness is no ordinary engagement. Download ZoomInfo’s latest data-driven eBook aimed to help marketing leaders understand the best practices around choosing a B2B contact data provider.

Management or Leadership – which do I need?

The Management Centre

Managers are often tasked with demonstrating leadership in their role. What is management? Why do managers need to lead? Why do leaders need to also manage? In this blog we look at three responsibilities and which management/leadership attributes to use for each.

Manage Interruptions with Defensive Project Portfolio Management

Johanna Rothman

Answer questions about possibilities for new development from management and others. You need defensive project portfolio management so you have a chance to manage your interruptions. See the excerpt from Manage Your Project Portfolio.).

The Essential Guide for New Managers

The Management Centre

7 Common problems for emerging managers – and how to overcome them. Stepping into management is fantastic – sort of. Wouldn’t it be great if there was a list of links to the top management techniques you’ll need that you can refer to whenever you need?

7 Essential Questions About a Project Management Office (PMO)

Epicflow Blog

For this purpose, a great number of organizations started to set up a project management office (PMO) – according to the 2021 report on the state of project management [1], 82% of organizations reported to have one. . Does every company need a project management office?

The Costs of Being a Perfectionist Manager

Harvard Business Review

Managing your high expectations can actually improve your team’s performance. Developing employees Mental health Leadership and managing people Managing yourself Digital Article

Forrester Research Report: How Sales and Marketing Intelligence Drive Improved Business Outcomes

In 2019, DiscoverOrg commissioned Forrester Consulting to evaluate sales and marketing intelligence practices in the B2B space. The primary takeaway? Forrester found only 1.2% of companies achieved a score indicating maturity in data management practices. However, organizations are fighting back - and winning.

What is the best change management process?

Strategic Planning and Management Insights

Learn more about how we can help you and your team create and manage organizational change with our strategic planning and implementation services. Change management

Five characteristics of great managers

The Management Centre

On our management programmes we regularly discuss what it means to be a great manager. When we ask people what they themselves want from their managers we continually hear the five key themes: direction, openness, modelling, trust and challenge. We want our managers to trust us.

Managing Change in Challenging Times

Clarity Consultants

When change comes to your organization, change management can help to get the whole team on board, even those who would rather not rock the boat. What Is Change Management? The goal of change management is to smooth the transition for employees, leaders, and the entire organization.

Choosing Management Consulting as a Career

Tom Spencer

When a mistake has been made, consultants will often speak to their managers or other members of the team to identify where they may have made a mistake and ask for assistance on how to fix it. Thanduxolo Love Mtsweni is a Management Consultant Analyst at Accenture in South Africa.

Pressure Points: How to Ensure Your B2B Pipeline Passes Inspection

This eBook highlights best practices for developing a pipeline management process that helps sales leaders and their team C.L.O.S.E (you’ll see what we mean in this eBook) more revenue through data-driven prospecting, stage analysis, and subsequent sales enablement.

Create More Management Ease with Continuous Flow and Lower WIP: Aging First

Johanna Rothman

Most managers I see feel a ton of pressure for delivery. The managers need to “deliver” more projects, products, and features. In the image on the left, managers pressure everyone for faster delivery so the managers can change the portfolio or strategy.

Managing Overwhelm

Jacq Hackett Consulting

Running a business as a solo consultant can be daunting in the early days. And even when you've been at it for a while, there are times when things threaten to go south, and you start to feel overwhelmed. But there are a few basic, practical things you can put in place that will help.

Managing Overwhelm

Jacq Hackett Consulting

Here are my five tips for managing these and similar problems in your business so you can avoid getting overwhelmed: Tip one: Don’t be afraid to go back and renegotiate terms when timeframes shift because of an issue that’s beyond your control. So don’t be overwhelmed by managing the business finances; instead get a bookkeeper and avoid that end of quarter panic. There are days as a consultant when things are going wonderfully. You’ve got a lot of work in the pipeline.

4 Business Ideas That Changed the World: Scientific Management

Harvard Business Review

A roundtable conversation on Taylorism and how it shapes management still today. Business history Managing people Employee incentives Operations and supply chain management Audio

How ZoomInfo Enhances Your ABM Strategy

For marketing teams to develop a successful account-based marketing strategy, they need to ensure good data is housed within its Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software. More specifically, updated data can help organizations outline key accounts for their campaigns. And to begin the targeting process, marketing teams must develop an Ideal Customer Profile (ICP) with appropriate firmographic and behavioral data to ensure they’re going after the correct audience.Download this eBook to learn how to start improving your marketing team's data!

7 Miserable Mistakes Managers Make

Rick Conlow

Managers have many things in common – and some of those “things” happen to be the miserable mistakes they make. A management promotion gives you the title to do a job, but that is just the beginning. Not all managers are leaders, and not all leaders are managers.

A Guide to Project Integration Management

Epicflow Blog

Every project management activity doesn’t exist in isolation – they are all related to and dependent on each other, may have competing requirements and/or shared resources. What is Project Integration Management? . Steps of Project Integration Management.

Risk Management Concepts

In the world of risk management, we differentiate between downside risk exposure versus downside risk realization. Much of the work I do with clients is focused on risk management. What I’ve described above is the practice of risk management.

Managing upwards

Consultants' Consultant

Consultants Consultant: Some options for managing your boss Manage Your Boss – 8 ways to “manage up”. The post Managing upwards appeared first on Consultants' Consultant.

How ZoomInfo Enhances Your Database Management Strategy

Forward-thinking marketing organizations have continuously invested in a database strategy for enabling marketing processes. Download this ebook to learn how to maintain a strategy that includes refreshed information, database cleanses, and an accurate analysis at the same time.

Podcast Interview on Behavioral Investing: Managing the Emotions Behind Our Decisions

Steve Shu Consulting

Behavioral Investing—Managing the Emotions Behind our Decisions. Last month I chatted with Tony Roth, Chief Investment Officer at Wilmington Trust, N.A., a subsidiary of M&T Bank (NYSE: MTB) as part of his podcast series, Capital Conversations.

The Best Managers Are Leaders — and Vice Versa

Harvard Business Review

Management skills Leadership Organizational culture Digital ArticleHere’s how to strike a healthy balance.

Assessing Change Management Effectiveness: Essential Metrics

Epicflow Blog

It may seem the outcomes of effective change management are obvious – if positive transformations have happened, the process was effective. . However, the present-day ever-evolving business environment demonstrates that change management is rather a journey than a destination.

Change management process: Kotter or Prosci which is better?

Strategic Planning and Management Insights

Learn more about how we can help you and your team create and manage organizational change with our strategic planning and implementation services. Change management

The Surprising Effects of Business Vs. Leisure Travel

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Project Management: Dealing with Scarcity

PM Alliance

Our project management consultants often need to help clients navigate resource challenges, whether during the initial planning phase or after the project has moved into the execution stage.

Managing Up When Leadership Is Stuck in the Weeds

Harvard Business Review

Managing up Process management Product management Collaboration and teams Digital ArticleHow to reset the conversation and start getting things done.

Risk management for projects in uncertain times

The Management Centre

We all know that risk management is an important part of project planning. Risk management is like a lifeboat in this sea of uncertainty. Here we explore the key steps to effective risk management. What is risk management and why does it matter? Blogs Project Management

How to Help an Employee Who Struggles with Time Management

Harvard Business Review

Seven practical steps for managers. Time management Giving feedback Underperforming employees Managing employees Stress management Developing employees Digital Article

2020 Database Strategies and Contact Acquisition Survey Report

As buyer expectations continue to heighten, marketing and sales teams are feeling pressured to deliver authentic messaging to buyers at every point of their customer journey. This report aims to highlight the current state of B2B database and contact acquisition strategies, and organizations’ goals to leverage data to fuel their go-to-market strategies in 2020 and beyond.

Economic Consulting vs Management Consulting

Tom Spencer

While almost everyone has heard about the prestigious careers in management consulting, there is a career that is quite similar and just as lucrative in economic consulting. In short, management consulting is mostly about soft skills whereas economic consulting draws on hard skills.

Project Management: Tips to Avoid Approval Apathy

PM Alliance

Before your team can hire additional staff or schedule work area disruptions, you likely need approval from executives, department managers, production line supervisors, or other decision makers. The post Project Management: Tips to Avoid Approval Apathy appeared first on PMAlliance, Inc.

Product Portfolio Management: What It Is and Why It Matters for Business Leaders

Epicflow Blog

Product portfolio management can make this happen. The Essence of Product Portfolio Management and Its Main Functions. Let’s consider the functions of effective product portfolio management below. . Good Product Portfolio Management Contributes to Better Resource Utilization.

Project Management: Do Your Executives Know What You Want from Them?

PM Alliance

At PMAlliance, our project management consultants frequently liaise with internal support departments, external vendors, and other collaborators. When communications are confusing or sparse on details, it also makes executives worry that the project team isn’t managing the initiative properly.

The Ultimate Guide to Executive Recruiting

Sourcing the right executive candidates and filling key managerial roles in an organization can be difficult, even in the best of times. Download this eBook to level up your discovery process, talent sourcing, and strategies for reaching your best-fit candidates.