Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion [Book Review]

Project Bliss

As project managers, we have to influence others – usually without formal authority. And there are many other events day-to-day that require persuasion and influence to help us be successful. Dr. Cialdini has conducted many years of research on the psychology of influence.

5 More Advanced Training Options for the PMO

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Back in 2015, we took a look at the five advanced training options for people working in PMO. Influence. Here’s a brilliant skill that anyone working in PMO – regardless of the level they’re working at – could benefit from – influencing.

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Management Training Programs to Consider in 2019


Management Training Programs to Accelerate Professional Success. A management training program can be a great option because it is like taking a short elevator ride to get yourself higher up the ladder of success. Even if your company does not have in-house management training, you can still find programs to give you the development you need. Dale Carnegie Leadership Training for Managers.

Top 5 Leadership Theories

Jennifer defined it as a process whereby a person influences a group of individuals to achieve a common goal. Transactional leaders are those who influence others by what they offer in exchange for their help. Wherever you land on that spectrum, leadership training is an option.

IT Risk Management Strategies and Best Practices

Due to its expansive influence, it’s essential to talk about risk management in IT. Then there’s the problem of finding the right people to address IT risk management, those with training and expertise in the space. Project Management Project Management Training Videos

Leadership KPIs

Become an influencer to better guide those following you. Become an influencer. Be able to impact and influence the people that you’re guiding. Leadership Project Management Training VideosHow can you track your progress as a leader?

How to Improve Your Emotional Intelligence at Work

With this comes the ability to manage relationships more effectively through influence, coaching or mentoring. That positive influence isn’t only personal but spreads to teams and increases their performance, which in turn fosters loyalty and reduces staff turnover.

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Critical Soft Skills for Project Managers

All those questions and more are answered by Jennifer Bridges, PMP, in this project management training video. And because of that, they need to be able to influence others, they need to be able to collaborate effectively, and they also need to be able to negotiate.

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How Negativity Bias Is Affecting Your Project Management

That doesn’t mean you have to accept their corrosive influence. Project Management Training VideosAre you the type to dwell on the bad stuff and not acknowledge what’s going well? You might have negativity bias and Jennifer Bridges, PMP, says it can be poison to your project.

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Project Management Prepcast Review [2019]

Girl's Guide to PM

It’s possible that “settling in period” might influence how you feel and perform in the exam. The Project Management PrepCast is an incredibly popular online training course from Cornelius Fichtner, PMP. Course Reviews Training

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How to Ask for Help on Your Projects

Maybe there are some new policies or regulations influencing or impacting the project. Project Management Training VideosThere’s nothing wrong with being independent, but there’s nothing wrong with seeking assistance when you can’t do it yourself, either.

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How to Know When to Kill a Project & Cut Losses

They might influence the quality of the project. Project Management Training VideosIf your project is failing, how do you know whether to end it or push on? Jennifer Bridges, PMP, helps you make the right decision. Here’s a screenshot of the whiteboard for your reference.

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The Pareto Principle is alive and well in project management

Ron Rosenhead

I was the training manager in a company that had a centralised typing pool (I did say it was many years ago). As a Consultant, I was asked to look at what training was needed. So let’s start with a definition or an understanding of the ‘Pareto Principle’?

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Tips for Women Entrepreneurs

Don’t ignore them or listen to them exclusively, but put them in the pot with all your other influences for action. Leadership Project Management Training VideosWomen are reaching the highest rungs of the corporate ladder.

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People deliver projects; not processes

Ron Rosenhead

Those are 3 examples of what has been said quite openly during training courses I was running. Being able to influence people effectively – particularly in times of large scale organisational change.

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Advice for Aspiring Project Management Consultants

These bridge jobs often lead to bigger and better things, but they also offer more experience and can expand your sphere of influence. Project Management Training Videos The Project Manager BlogWhat does it mean to be a project management consultant?

How good is project sponsorship in your company?

Arras People

Bob suggested senior managers rise to positions where they have received little training with sponsorship being one. He was looking for training to rectify this. How much of your training budget or time has been allocated for this area?

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How good is project sponsorship in your company?

Ron Rosenhead

Bob suggested senior managers rise to positions where they have received little training with sponsorship being one. He was looking for training to rectify this. How much of your training budget or time has been allocated for this area?

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How Do Priorities on a Project Become Priorities?

Project Management Resource Network

Granted, priorities are easily influenced by outside forces. Blog Communication Planning team TrainingI am surprised by priorities on projects. Where the focus lies and what is debated in meetings is astounding at times. Everyone has their own priorities on a project.

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What are the Best Project Management Books?

Online PM Courses

You’ve been tasked with a project and have no formal project management training. It’s written for early-stage project managers who want to go beyond the hour or so of coverage the subject got in their project management training.

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How to Be a Powerful Risk Management Evangelist

Project Risk Coach

“Leadership is influence. To the extent we influence others, we lead them.” Can project managers influence senior leaders to adopt risk management and reduce the barrier to risk management? Who are the top leaders that you need to influence?

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The PM Skills You Can Forget About (And the Ones You Really Need to Know)


So much of what you might have read about online or in project management books, or even be taught on training courses, is simply not aligned the skills we need to use every day. We need to make sure that the skills we spend our valuable training dollars on are the right ones.

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Overcoming bias in project management

Girl's Guide to PM

Since good decision-making is critical for good leadership and guidance, project managers need to know how heuristics (mental disposition) and biases (personal inclinations) influence a project manager’s decisions. This is a guest post by Roland Hoffmann.

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The 18 Most Influential People in Project Management

These 18 project management professionals, in particular, have established themselves as thought leaders and influencers. Project management is an increasingly diverse field.

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The Effective and Innovative Virtual Team Leader

International Institute of Learning

In the late 1980’s and early 1990’s the internet began to significantly influence how information and meetings were managed. By Frank P. Saladis, PMP, LIMC MCCP, PMI Fellow. Virtual teams have been a part of the business, public, and not for profit environments for many years.

The Grateful Agile Leader

International Institute of Learning

Through personal growth and development via leadership training, I realized that when acknowledgment is missing, there is something major lacking for me. Both Servant Leadership, as well as Grateful Leadership allow one to influence without authority.

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What it takes to be a great project manager

Moira Alexander

Don't just manage teams -- motivate and influence them. Influence individuals and teams to optimize their contributions. A large part of the role of a project leader is to influence each team member to give their best regardless of personal views, obstacles, and conflicts. Influence is both an art and learned behavior that is often undervalued and overlooked. It's important to note that influence shouldn't be confused with manipulation.

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How to Improve the Performance of Your Project Teams

Project Risk Coach

Use your interpersonal skills to influence the resource manager and others who select the team members. Develop and execute a training plan. If the project team has not been selected, see what you can do to influence the selection of team members.

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Project Management Q&A: How Do I Develop My Leadership Skills?

Arras People

With the leadership side of the Talent Triangle it’s all these behavioural skills like influencing, negotiation, team building and so on. There are specific training courses for all these aspects however I would urge you to spend some time first in self-reflection and looking at the competency framework assessment to help you identify where you may have some gaps in your existing skills. There’s More Than Just Training Courses.

Project Management Q&A – How do I Move From: Business Analyst to Project Manager?

Arras People

You also will find that carrying out some formal training in project management at this stage will help boost your knowledge and confidence as you make the transition. I’m a business analyst, but would like to become a project manager. What steps should I be taking to achieve that goal?

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9 Ways to Be a Lucky Project Manager

And to do that, you must find ways to influence events that seem to be outside of your control. ” What Seneca is telling us is that we need to carefully train and prepare ourselves. You can’t influence the outcome of the roulette wheel.

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The Best 53 Project Management Blogs You Should Be Reading

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Influence – We considered Moz’s Domain Authority (DA) to predict how a website can rank on Google’s SERP. PM Training And Consulting Companies. You’ll also find e-books, book reviews, toolkits, and training guides to help you develop your career with less stress. Influence.

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The Ultimate Guide to Getting People to Take Responsibility At Work

Girl's Guide to PM

In this article we’ll look at why people don’t take responsibility for tasks and also how you can influence the culture of the office so that taking responsibility becomes the norm. Offer training if necessary, or organise some mentoring for them. .

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8 Steps for Introducing Your Team to a New Project Management Software Solution


Step 3 – Involve the main influencers in the final demos. Buy-in from leadership and influencers is important to successfully implement your new project management software, and having an educated say in the final decision can help fuel their buy-in.

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What Should a New Project Manager Focus On?

Girl's Guide to PM

So engage with them positively so you can learn from them, keep them informed and, when necessary, influence them gently. He has also trained over 6,500 project managers, coached, spoken and written extensively. This article contains affiliate links to Mike’s training courses.

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Never neglect the human side of agile!

Kiron Bondale

It’s a team member volunteering to help peers without fear that someone will say “focus on your work, that’s NOT your job” Training at all levels is a good first step in the journey, but as with any type of soft skills learning, there is no substitute for hands-on experience.

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A History of PMI & Its Role in Project Management

Every trade has its trade association, an organization that represents the industry and offers training or networking. As an organization, it offers training and certification in project management, and it reports regularly on industry trends.

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The Essential Project Management Competencies: A 2017 Perspective

Girl's Guide to PM

Influencing and negotiating. Training is the obvious answer, but I don’t think this alone can really change competency. This is hard to get in a two-day training course. Check out my comprehensive guide on all the online training courses that will.

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Resource Management in Projects: The Ultimate Guide

Girl's Guide to PM

Now you need to do the negotiating, influencing, badgering to get the people and other resources you need at the times you need them. Think about their training needs so they have the skills required to complete their tasks. Fix by: Building training into your plan.

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The 7-S Framework: Project Management Remix

Girl's Guide to PM

Hard elements are easier to identify, define and understand for project managers because these factors hugely influence your projects. The leadership style you adopt as a project manager will directly influence your team.

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