Creative Energy

The Tao of Project Management

We had our AGM at the rugby club this week. Good turnout (probably because we opened the bar and had free food) and there was a good bit of lively discussion. Creativity in projects often comes from the interaction between opposites. If everyone on the project is in total harmony and agreement things will be very peaceful but there will be no spark.

Sustainable Development Goal #7 Renewable Energy and Project Management

Green Project Management

This week’s post focuses on SDG #7 of 17, Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all. There are three key targets and two sub-targets with with this goal By 2030: Ensure universal access to affordable, reliable and modern energy services to all people.

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Manage Your Energy, Not Just Your Time

Project Risk Coach

It does not matter how much time I have if my energy level is low. Let me put another way: If my energy level is high and my mind is clear, my productivity skyrockets. The authors provided powerful insights on the need to manage energy and how. 7 Ways to Boost Your Energy.

Personal Energy Audit: 5 Physical Factors [Video]

Brightwork

What if you have a huge amount of time but low energy? With that in mind, here are five physical factors you should keep an eye on in order to keep your energy levels high and your days productive. The post Personal Energy Audit: 5 Physical Factors [Video] appeared first on BrightWork. Then it’s very likely that you’re not going to get much done!

Personal Energy Audit: 5 Physical Factors [Video]

Brightwork

What if you have a huge amount of time but low energy? With that in mind, here are five physical factors you should keep an eye on in order to keep your energy levels high and your days productive. The post Personal Energy Audit: 5 Physical Factors [Video] appeared first on BrightWork. Then it’s very likely that you’re not going to get much done!

We’re gonna build a great, GREAT wall…

EarthPM

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Need to Drink Lots of Coffee? You're in Luck!

Brad Egeland

400 mg of caffeine/day = 4 cups of plain brewed coffee; 10 cans of caffeinated soda; two of those tiny energy shots or five Red Bull-type energy drinks. Good news! A recent study shows that our official coffee limit is quite high.

10 tips for project success: start moving, keep moving, get momentum

The Digital Project Manager

Projects running successfully are like cycling downhill, they have momentum, an energy of their own which exaggerates your strengths and covers a multitude of mistakes. Posted in General Ten Tops Tips.

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Uitsmijter’s Revenge

EarthPM

If you want to figure out what that title means… you’ll have to visit the post below… It has something to do with food… and energy… and project management.

Leading with microknowledge

Musings on Project Management

Defense Secretary, wrote in his memoirs that a strong and effective leader in a big and complex organization needs to put the time and energy into acquiring "microknowledge" but refrain from "micromanagement. put in the time and energy. Robert Gates, former U.S. An interesting thought, to be sure. Let the emphasis lie on ". This stuff is not free. Didn't Gladwell say: 10,000 hours to be leadership

Master Ego Depletion To Keep Out of Trouble At Work

Project Management Hacks

What about your own mental energy? Over the course of a day, there is a certain amount of mental energy available and various activities reduce it (e.g. Working with people, navigating complexity and developing creative solutions will tend to drain your energy. Know Thy Energy.

An introvert can lead

Musings on Project Management

And by introverted, we mean: Someone who gets more energy out of quiet time--loner time, even if in an open plan--than they do mixing in a group. The introverted leader: is this an oxymoron? In my experience: definitely not. And, my experience aligns well with Susan Cain's popular book Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking.

Are You Ready for No Interruptions Day?

Brightwork

These tips will also help you jump in 2018 with more energy and focus. Personal Energy Management Rest More and Do Less to Improve Your Productivity First things first – if you are considering putting in extra hours to end 2017, think twice. Read more >> Save Time – Manage Your Energy! Your energy levels will directly affect how and where you spend your time. Consider the following for a moment: what if you have a huge amount of time, but very low energy?

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Project Management Basic Steps: the Minimum Viable Project Management

Project Bliss

It’s a good start to focusing your energy on the project management basic steps. You’ve just been tagged as the team’s project manager. And while some people might be excited about the role, it’s not something you’d planned on. You didn’t sign up for this.

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3 Ways to Manage Work to Stay Productive

Project Bliss

Working reasonable hours will keep your energy and enthusiasm up for your work. This week I’m on vacation with my family and featuring a post by Ari Farrow of Cerri. .

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Podcast 97 – How to hold a rock star project kick-off meeting

Fix my Project Chaos

Sara works alongside companies to bring energy and engagement into staff training. Let’s talk about how to hold a rock star project kick-off meeting Sara Sheedy specialises in bringing purpose, passion and creativity to learning. In this podcast, she speaks to Elise Stevens about how to hold a rock star project kick-off meeting. Her strategies […]. The post Podcast 97 – How to hold a rock star project kick-off meeting appeared first on Fix My Project Chaos. Podcasts

How To Read Like A Project Leader

EarthPM

Employees in high-trust organizations are more productive, have more energy at work, collaborate better with their colleagues, and stay with their employers longer than people working at low-trust companies.

The Value of Project Management in the Ministry: How Pastor Terrell Monger Uses Project Management in his Church

Project Bliss

Terrell: My PM skills help us preserve energy, time and money. When you think of using project management skills, there are some industries that come to mind first.

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Application And Collection Of Data Optimizes Businesses

Brad Egeland

Look at energy, for example. How much energy does your business consume during daily operations, what’s the peak energy conception, when is it at its lowest point, and what’s the average? You may find that your energy use makes you eligible for certain savings.

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Inspiration

Musings on Project Management

Elliot have posited three contributors to an inspired work life: We see new possibilities We're receptive to outside influences We've a feeling of energy and motivation Not working for you? Does your work inspire you? Super if so Frustrating if not Kristi Hedges tells us in an hbr.org essay that psychologists T. Thrash and A.

10 Simple Ways to Revitalize Your Project Meetings

Project Risk Coach

schedules permitting, to leverage greater energy in the mornings. Monitor energy levels. Recognize that energy levels will likely diminish in the afternoon. What can you do to improve energy throughout the day?

The Potential of Agile

Tyner Blain

All of those investments are competing for limited resources – time, money, people’s energy. The pop-culture concept of a silver bullet – a simple solution to a hard problem – is a dangerous idea. It can be used to over-promise, and doom a team to under-delivery.

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What are your sprint goals?

Kiron Bondale

But this prioritization might not be sufficient to generate a desirable level of energy and focus from the team, so why not define specific goals as one of the team’s standing agenda items for a sprint planning ceremony?

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How To Increase Productivity During Autumn Blahs?

TimeCamp

Lack of energy and lack of motivation combined with mild depression are some of the characteristics of the autumn blahs. The autumn is in their full swing. Days are getting shorter and nights colder – getting even the best of us “down” with the autumn blues.

A Project Manager Needs Time To Think

Arras People

So, understandably, PMs devote time and energy to making sure team members are working efficiently – but the project manager’s time is rarely factored into a project schedule.

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The Basics for a Happy and Productive Day on Projects

Arras People

Having lunch with colleagues, taking time to eat and sharing in casual conversation revives employees’ energies and helps them to feel more inclusive.

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10 Essential Qualities of Great Project Managers

Project Bliss

I worked for a startup and thrived on the energy. Project managers work in a dynamic role. It can change from day-to-day. For this reason, the qualities of project managers who excel are diverse.

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Project Managers: Get out of that funk! Episode 33

PM for the Masses

Have you ever felt like you Had no energy? Have you ever felt like you Had no energy? Hello everyone! On today’s episode I share with you my experience as I returned from a great vacation to find myself paralyzed by the amount of work waiting for me.

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10 Simple Ways to Revitalize Your Project Meetings

Project Risk Coach

schedules permitting, to leverage greater energy in the mornings. Monitor energy levels. Recognize that energy levels will likely diminish in the afternoon. What can you do to improve energy throughout the day?

Managing Conflict as a Project Manager

Arras People

Don’t waste energy worrying about it just accept it comes with the territory. Conflict within most project teams is inevitable and effectively managing conflict is arguably the hardest thing a project manager has to do.

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Tom Peters and Soft Skills

Zen Project Management

I recently had the opportunity to hear Tom Peters speak and I have to say that even at the age of 71, he still has a lot of energy and passion. He began the talk with his experience coming out of college with an engineering degree. He found the math and science classes did little to prepare him for the real world, the people part of the equation, or the “all important last 99%” of being successful.

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How to Engage Participants in a Project Management Workshop

Project Risk Coach

Keep your energy level high. The longer the workshop, the greater the chance that energy levels will wain for both the presenter as well as the participants. Manage your energy, not just your time. John, Sally, and Bill just left a full-day project management workshop.

5 Mistakes Every Project Manager Should Avoid

Girl's Guide to PM

This includes everyone who invests time and energy into the project, and is directly affected by it. Meeting deadlines and quality standards takes time and energy. I’m delighted to be partnering with KnowledgeHut to bring you an article by Abhishek Gaurav today. To err is human.

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Leadership -- introverted

Musings on Project Management

And by introverted, we mean: Someone who gets more energy out of quiet time--loner time, even if in an open plan--than they do mixing in a group. The introverted leader: is this an oxymoron? In my experience: definitely not. And, my experience aligns well with Susan Cain's popular book Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking.

3 Unexpected Benefits of Attending Conferences

Project Bliss

It was inspirational to see the energy they brought to sharing their stories during the conversation. You may think that the only benefits of attending conferences are to gain new knowledge on an area specific to your job title and earning professional certification credits.

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The Four Essentials of Project Team Leadership

Online PM Courses

So, these pressures can mount up and suck the energy out of you. Invest your time and energy in helping each one to develop and grow as a result of involvement in your project. Team Leadership itself is not hard.

How I managed to free myself from stress

Susanne Madsen

But by giving so much of my energy to my project I slowly depleted my batteries. It was liberating and I came back feeling rejuvenated and determined to lead my life and my projects in a way that would give me energy rather than drain me.

How to Engage Participants in a Project Management Workshop

Project Risk Coach

Keep your energy level high. The longer the workshop, the greater the chance that energy levels will wain for both the presenter as well as the participants. Manage your energy, not just your time. John, Sally, and Bill just left a full-day project management workshop.

Awesome Leankor Moments from Dreamforce 17

Leankor

Solar Energy Session with Eric Potts from SunPower. Awesome Leankor Moments from Dreamforce 17. Dreamforce 17 is another Salesforce conference that is now behind us but not easily forgotten.

The Real Benefits of Time Reports for Project Management

Paymo App

This will help employees save energy by focusing on the tasks that really matter. No successful business has grown overnight. Behind every great product or service lies a strong team that has put thousands of hours into developing it. But the road to success is not always easy.

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