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Escalation strategies in leadership management

What is escalation and why is it needed in the leadership management process? This is the process whereby a project manager can flag issues or potential roadblocks that relate to the project and which can jeopardize its delivery to higher level such as senior stakeholders / sponsors of a project in order to highlight it […]

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Weekly or regular leadership calls – What are they and why are they so important

Weekly or Bi-Weekly calls are regularly timetabled calls or in-person meetings (or a combination of both) to communicate all the relevant information and updates related to a project that a team are working on. The weekly project meeting is exclusively for the project team itself and differs from a stakeholder meeting which has less regularly,

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Forming, Storming, Performing and Norming – Project Management and Leadership

There are 4 main stages relating to a Project team’s development and as a Project Manager it is important to know and appreciate each one to assist with and ensure that a project progresses to successful completion. These stages are strongly associated with PMP. Let us go through each stage in sequential order and outline

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What the Corporate World Can Learn From the Celts

When the Celts are described it can often be with a negative connotation. They have been described as barbaric. Barbarian, in itself, leads you to think of uncivilised, wild and warlike. The word Barbarian actually derives from the Greek expression to describe anyone who was non-Greek. In actuality, the Celts were anything but uncivilised. They

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Coffee, its history, and impact on Business

Everyone likes a good cup of coffee even though the beverage of choice in Ireland and the UK continues to be tea. But as you enjoy your 1st, or 2nd cup of coffee of the day have you ever considered its origins or its continual impact on business, both historic and contemporary? Accounts differ, some

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The Gordian Knot, how it relates to business and innovative thought

The Gordian Knot is a legend strongly associated with Alexander the Great. When Alexander entered the capital of Phrygia, he was confronted with the Gordian Knot. This was a knot tied so intricately and so tightly that it was deemed impossible to open and no one had ever managed to open it in many years

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Being the Bill Murray of Business

Recently I watched The Bill Murray Stories: Life Lessons Learned from a Mythical Man, the 2018 documentary about the great man himself. The documentary recounts tales of Bill being a happy go lucky guy, gate-crashing parties, joining in on random softball parties and going to dinner parties of people he vaguely knows, turning up announced.

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