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 By Paul Bosakowski, PMP

One of the most challenging things for any individual to do is to change jobs. It doesn’t matter whether the job is manual, clerical or professional; in which industry the job resides; or even how old you are when you change jobs. It could be your first job. It could even be a job change within your own organization—perhaps in a different geographical location.

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How to Deliver, Receive and Prevent Bad News

By Paul Bosakowski

Nobody likes bad news on projects. It is discouraging, and not friendly to the bottom line in a business environment.

Here are some tips on delivering and receiving bad news, and doing something about preventing bad news in the first place.

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By Greta Blash, PMP, PMI-ACP, PMI-PBA

As project managers we are responsible for the team we have been assigned. Often we have no input into the selection or replacement of team members. In these situations we need to make sure that we are able to maintain the best people, while improving the effectiveness of the others on the team.

I recently read a new book entitled No Nonsense Retention – Painless Strategies to Retain Your Best People by Jeff Kortes. Even though the book addresses management issues that may lead to people leaving an organization, there were many good points that would apply to project managers as they manage a project team.

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Ten Lessons
By Steve Blash One thing I like to do is to read books on topics from other industries or disciplines that are related to project management and this week I read a book by Linda Henman on ‘Landing in the Executive Chair’ [1] where she talks about what a leader should learn in order to prepare for a crisis and what a leader should do during a crisis. Her book is essentially oriented towards business executives but there is a lot in it that also relates to managing projects.