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Want to Adapt Your Management Style?

Did you know that a variety of management and leadership styles exist that you can use to accomplish your goals and work? Management style is the …

Leadership

What is the balanced scorecard? A framework for organizational success

The balanced scorecard is a strategic planning and performance management framework used by business, government, and non-profits to align day-to-day …

Management

Find the Root Cause, Not Just the Symptom

"I just don't have enough time!"<p>When performance consultants interview employees to determine the factors that make it difficult for them to produce …

iOS Users: Don't Forget to Grab the 'Obscura 2' Camera App for Free

<b>iOS:</b> The words “Apple” and “free” are a bit like oil and water—just ask anyone who works at the company and doesn’t get to partake in the Silicon …

5 Scientifically-Based Presentation Hacks to Captivate Any Audience

Your audience gets bored easily. Create multisensory experiences to keep their attention<p>Molecular biologist John Medina once told me, "The brain does not pay attention to boring things." The statement profoundly shaped my approach to communication skills. My mission is to give readers the tools …

Hacking

The Top Three Project manager Team Leader Skills

Many people feel that the ability to manage a project and a team is an innate skill—that anyone should be able to do it, that it is so easy that it …

Want to Be Seen as a True Leader? Acquire These 5 Habits

Most people assume they are a leader because they have a title. The reality is, a title has nothing to do with it.<p>There are thousands of professionals all across the world who call themselves a leader in their respective business. The reality is, the vast majority of these people are a leader in …

How to Have Meetings People Want to Attend

How often do you walk out of a meeting knowing it was an utter waste of time? You’ve just lost an hour, two hours or perhaps more in a meeting that …

5 Rare Signs That Prove You Were Meant to Lead People

Are you someone who understands what motivates people psychologically? You may be leadership material.<p>A quick Google search of the word <i>leadership</i> gave me about 376 million results. And while it wouldn't give me the total for "leadership books" (if anyone knows, leave it in the comments), the same …

How To: Become a Servant Leader

<b>Bossing around employees is so passé.</b> Developing people, treating them with respect, encouraging their talents and input—these are trends that …

How Long Does It Take to Develop One Hour of Training?

<i>This article is an update to a study that tried to answer the question: How long it takes to design one hour of instruction? It presents a comparison</i> …

Project Methodology: Help or Hindrance?

​By Ramiro Rodrigues I have heard arguments both for and against the effectiveness of corporations using standardized project management …

Bill Gates and Warren Buffett Reveal the Secret to Successful Leadership in Just 1 Word

Billionaires, psychologists and neuroscientists have discovered one personality trait that separates great leaders from average ones.<p>You don't have wait for success to leave clues. Billionaires like Bill Gates and Warren Buffett are showing us the way: Successful leaders look at the world …

A Leader who can admit his mistakes

When a leader sets out to build an engaged workplace, there’s this one indispensable dimension that is not to be passed up – engage.It is one of the …

The One Set of Skills Every Leader Needs (but Many Lack)

No one is born a leader. You may start with a gift of leadership, but you have to work hard to develop it fully.<p>What makes a good leader?<p>The answer varies widely depending whom you ask. Whether you're talking to researchers or practitioners, there's not a lot of consensus. But there's one trait …

A Greek island odyssey – in pictures

For one week, we handed our Instagram feed over to drone photographer Marina Vernicos. These images are her ode to summer in the Sporades islands

Glial cells botch wiring in childhood schizophrenia

Malfunctioning glial cells that keep nerve cells from forming working communication networks may be the basis of the wiring problems in the brains of …

5 Ways to Create a Culture of Responsibility (With True Team Leadership)

When employees take responsibility for their actions, you will see higher quality and productivity.<p>Creating work environments that are conducive to producing good, high-quality work is trickier than it might appear at first sight. In workplaces where employees take responsibility for their actions, …

Gantt Chart in Project Management

Over the last few years, Gantt charts have become popular when it comes to managing and handling projects. That’s why today thousands of companies …

Is the Socratic Method Right for Your Class?

Have you ever walked into a classroom where students were engaged in serious on-topic discussion, debating ideas and challenging each other to …

Google Employees Weighed In on What Makes a Highly Effective Manager (Technical Expertise Came in Last)

Is it possible to engineer the perfect boss? Google was up to the task, and found data that will forever change the keys to getting promoted.<p>Google is widely known as an advocate of data-based decision making. So, it came as no surprise when it looked to its statisticians to help decode the secret …

This Email From Elon Musk to Tesla Employees Is a Master Class in Emotional Intelligence

Tesla, the electric-automobile manufacturer led by famed CEO Elon Musk, has struggled mightily with safety over the past few years. California nonprofit Worksafe, a worker safety advocacy group, recently made headlines when it reported that the injury rate at Tesla's Fremont, California, plant was …

Emotional Intelligence

Where Will You Be in Five Years?

Most people have been asked that perennial, and somewhat annoying, question: “Where do you see yourself in five years?” Of course it is asked most …

10 Ideas on How to Effectivelly Manage Your Virtual Team - APE Project Management

A virtual team give access to global talent and brings time and cost savings – but how do you manage it?<p>Plan and standardise: Adopt a disciplined …

How Values-Based Leadership Transforms Organizational Cultures

Leading and evaluating success based on values is the best way to build a high-performance culture.<p>Simply put, organizational culture is the collective result of how people on the team think and behave, their shared values and how they react to internal and external stimuli. A company culture is …

PM4DEV

<b>Earn a Development Project Management Certification in 2018</b><p>Many salary and career surveys have shown that people who hold a certification are more …

Something weird happens to companies when they hit 150 people

The dynamics of companies change fundamentally when they exceed roughly 150 people, in ways that startup founders can struggle to address.<p>“It’s one of the magic numbers in group sizes,” contends Facebook chief product officer Chris Cox, who joined in 2005 when the internet company had fewer than …

This 2-Minute Video Illustrates the 4 Basic Types of Leaders. Which One Are You Following?

Do you want a good leader, or a great one? The answer might surprise you.<p>Ask most people what type of leader they prefer--good or great--and most would choose great. After all, who doesn't want the best?<p>But according to James R. Bailey, the Hochberg Professor of Leadership Development at George …