Project Management Lessons from the Pluto Flyby (Work Management Roundup)

Now that it's Friday once again, we're here to deliver the best reads on managing work and teams. This week, we give you articles on long-term planning, team motivation, a 15-minute productivity routine, and tools for learning as well as managing a small business. Read on! And remember, you can also browse these articles on our accompanying Flipboard mag!

Planning Long-Term: Lessons from the Team That Got Us to Pluto (Fast Company): Any project that lasts 9 years and travels more than 3 billion miles into space will involve huge risk management, strong leadership, and patience. Here's how the New Horizons team made it work.

10 Ways To Motivate Your Team When The Going Gets Tough (Employee Scheduling Pro): Morale will suffer, productivity will decrease. But when a crisis rocks your team, you can use these creative solutions to get them back on track.

7 Lessons Learned from Leading a Dysfunctional Team (Fast Company): Difficult leadership experiences can be opportunities to learn. Tips for managers of every kind.

The 15-Minute Routine Anthony Trollope Used to Write 40+ Books (James Clear): The prolific author set a watch in front of his work area and produced 250 words in every 15-minute work sprint. How's that for productivity?

Essential Freemium Tools for Small Businesses (Hiveage): A look at 8 essential freemium tools that can help get your small business up and running. Freemium means you can use most basic features for free, with additional features available upon upgrading.

The 37 Best Websites To Learn Something New (Medium): Lifelong learning and skills improvement need not be expensive. Here's a huge list of online resources, classes, and courses you can take — most of them for free.

More Work Management Must-Reads

Why Desktop Apps Are Making a Comeback (Medium): Should you make a desktop version of your app? Yes.
50 Motivational Twitter Accounts Every Manager Should Be Following (Eden Springs): Quote lovers, rejoice!
Introducing the Happy Startup Canvas (Medium): How different the business world would be if we made decisions for the long-term good of the business, rather than to keep shareholders happy.
What Kind of Procrastinator Are You? - Infographic (ParcelHero): 5 types of procrastinators and how you can avoid being one of them.
How to Organize Your Workplace for Better Productivity - Infographic (Omni Papers): An uncluttered desk is a productive workspace!

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Follow our Flipboard magazine Startup Spark Up for links to articles on emerging businesses, founder advice, and best practices for entrepreneurs.

Image Credit: New Horizons Over Pluto by Kevin Gill on Flickr. Photo edited for use.

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