Ultimately, leadership is not about glorious crowning acts. It's about keeping your team focused on a goal and motivated to do their best to achieve it, especially when the stakes are high and the consequences really matter.
But how and when on earth are we supposed to do all that is the reply received from newly qualified project managers only weeks into their new positions when we describe some of the activities they should be focusing on to be successful as leaders.
"Jack Welch commitment to faith changed 34 years ago when his mother died of a heart attack. In his book, Jack: Straight From the Gut, he writes, "I felt cheated, angry, and mad at God for taking my mother away." He still claimed to believe in God but says he lost his heart for religion and no longer attends church."
The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual project stars in the world, but if they don't play together, the club won't be worth a dime. The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual project stars in the world, but if they don't play together, the club won't be worth a dime. Nicolini (2002) theoretical framework asserted that good project chemistry enhances the operation of project teams, quality of the final product allowing the early detection of problems.
We've all seen quotes designed to motivate or inspire us. Well, according to a new study, people who post these 'inspirational' quotes also have lower levels of intelligence. However, Project Journal disagrees, and see's some quotes as universal nuggets of wisdom. You know the ones — those quotes that give you “Aha!" moments of inspiration or meaningful insights into your personal and professional lives. These are the ones you want to print out and place on your fridge so you’ll see them every day.