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Leadership Grid – Leadership Theories Series

Use the leadership grid to confirm your preferred leadership style while recognizing that you can change your style as circumstances require. Blake and Mouton built...

Basic Style Theory – Leadership Theories Series

Use basic style theory to identify your default leadership style: are you a task or person-oriented person? In the 1940s the University of Michigan suggested...

Trait Theory – Leadership Theories Series

Use trait theory to identify the key traits that you need to exhibit consistently if you wish to be considered a leader. The origins of...

How to lead people, 12 leadership theories you should know and...

So why take advantage of leadership theories? The word lead means 'to guide on a way by going in advance' (Longman New Universal Dictionary)....

Do you have a Project Sponsor? No? Too bad…

The project sponsor role has grown in importance over the last years and I aim to provide some context attesting to that fact. But...

The Smarts Behind A Decision Making Process

Starting with the work done by March and Simon (more on them here) researchers have developed a step-by-step model of the decision making process...

8 Best Team Building Methods You Should Know

Before we get into talking about team building methods I want to make one thing clear. Team building and managing is difficult and even...

Organization Politics, How To Become The Puppet Master

Organization politics exist in every office and can have a significant influence on the portfolio management system when it comes to  which projects receive funding...

Implementation Gap, A Real Problem Even Today

In organizations with short product life cycles, it is interesting to note that frequently participation in strategic planning and implementation includes participants from all...

Negotiation Framework: Focus On The Problem

Too often personal relations become entangled with the substantive issues under consideration. Instead of attacking the problem(s), people attack each other. Once people feel...

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