Everyone should have a book of blunders, either written or just in their head, wherein is kept a list of all the mistakes that must be learned from. Some of us might need a second or third volume, but whatever the size of your book, as a Project Manager there are bound to be mistakes made. Here are 16 entries that you may recognize, as they are 16 common mistakes that Project Managers make that need to be learned from.
There is the old adage that “Those who can, do. Those who can’t, teach.” To that I will add, “Those who can’t teach, consult.” Of course this is a slap in the face to teachers, as it implies they are not cut out for the real world, and a poke in the eye to consultants as it implies they are even further down the food-chain than the incapable teaching class. Let’s all take a deep breath! This old adage is a load of garbage… probably written by an out of work teaching consultant!
If you are not currently working at your dream job, then now is the time to start working toward finding and securing that dream job. Dream jobs do not come by very frequently, and more often than not you need to go out and hunt the dream job down. If you are waiting for a dream job to fall into your lap, you may be sitting and looking up for a long long time.
There is nothing wrong with having fun at work, and in fact, keeping a positive, happy, fun, and dare I say, a humourous attitude at work actually helps to increase productivity, reduces stress, increases concentration, and helps to create the positive work environment that improves employee retention.
For centuries, we have always had landlord and tenants. Many an elite families’ fortune has come from their ancestors’ good vision in purchasing land that has seen an increase in value over time. So what about the rest of us with no land heritage? Fortunately there is also hope for us to reap the benefits of real estate investment.
The advantages of working with a multinational team are becoming more and more evident in our modern, connected world. The ability to get the best possible talent from anywhere in the globe means that teams of profoundly competent individuals are being brought together from all corners of the globe with greater and greater frequency.
When you have a full plate and an endless to-do list, sleep becomes welcomed gift to be coveted. For so many professionals, staying awake and on top of your game can be a double edged sword. But if you have a lot of responsibilities and not enough down time, here are a few tips that can help with your fatigue and keep you in tip-top shape.