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Are Project Managers Born or Made?

Every so often, I hear theories from team members on how their project manager became effective at leading projects. Sometimes they say something like, "She was born to be a project manager."  To continue reading,  click to be redirected to the Voices on Project Management blog[...]

Beat Communications Pitfalls

When it comes to communications, organizations talk a big game -- but few get it right. And that's downright dangerous. For every US$1 billion spent on a project, 56 percent, or  US$75 million, is at risk due to ineffective communications, according to PMI's  Pulse of the Prof[...]

10 Commandments of Email Communications

To yield expected results, a distributed project team must first speak the same language when it comes to communications.    With that in mind, I developed a basic set of email communications rules called the  Project Communication Decalogue. I require everyone on my team to ad[...]

The Art of Active Listening

"To listen closely and reply well is the highest perfection we are able to attain in the art of conversation." -- François de La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680)   Interpersonal skills are crucial to project management. There's a lot of literature about them, even a section dedicated [...]