Your alarm rings at 7:15 each morning. On autopilot, your right arm flies out from under the covers and hits that all-too-tempting snooze button just one time. When it blares a second time, you scroll through your emails on your phone, finally peel yourself out of bed, and get ready for the day. You make a cup of coffee, grab a banana, and head out the door.
It’s the same routine every single morning. In fact, your morning routine is so ingrained you’re almost convinced you could do it...
If your team experiences high-stress, anxiety, low morale, and burnout from continuous, fast-paced projects, you may wonder: what can I do to escape this situation? Before you go looking for a new job, know that all is not lost. As a leader and manager, there are steps you can take to fix the poor mental health of your team. These tips are based on advice from an extreme project management expert, and should help restore the health of your team.
But wait! Did you read our first post discu...
Ah, procrastination. We know we’ll regret giving in to its siren call, and yet it’s so seductive that most of us can’t resist. This infographic will help you understand the root causes of procrastination so you can start to withstand the lure of “I can always do it later…."
Arm yourself with these 8 strategies to fight procrastination:
Focus on the benefits. Look at the task as something that will improve your life, rather than a chore that must be completed.
Chart your progress....
You read all the literature on micromanagement. You avoid forcing your ideas on your colleagues and friends whenever possible. But you still worry about whether or not you are coming across in a helpful, positive light.
...Or maybe this quiz suddenly appeared in your inbox from an anonymous sender?
According to a survey from the book My Way or the Highway, 71% of non-managers said micromanagement has interfered with their job performance. Whether you came to this quiz on your own or receiv...
With busy schedules, tight deadlines and many other day-to-day project management challenges, have you ever wished you had a super power to help you cope with them all in a magical way? Inspired by interesting comments to our CEO’s recent post "7 Business Lessons an Entrepreneur Can Learn from Superheroes", we thought of a few lessons a project manager can learn from superheroes.
Thor – Learn humility
This Northern god of Thunder was thrown down to Earth and deprived of his powers, unt...
There's a glut of articles and advice about Agile floating around online. Adoption patterns, education plans, and implementation methodologies abound. But there’s a big difference between doing Agile and being Agile. If your team simply adopts Agile rules without the mindset, you’re going to have problems. We've done the research and studied the pitfalls for you so you canhelp your team start sprinting successfully.
Your team may still be clinging to deeply embedded behaviors and perspe...