What Is Your Earning Power?

The 2015 (9th Edition) of the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) Salary Survey has some interesting information in it. Here’s my interpretation of the presented information.

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Let People Tell You How to Talk to Them

Typically, I’d say, getting to know people is critical, and that it’s done best face to face.

But it’s not always possible.

We just accepted project management responsibility for a large global initiative in which everyone works both virtually and separately. No two people sit together and yet there are over a hundred people on the project.

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Why Project Management Has Become A Backroom Activity

Many (well okay, many, many) years ago at the start of the ‘redundancy revolution’… (note this is how I refer to the practice of making people redundant, which is most often dressed up as making roles redundant, but from the get-go was used to remove people whose face, for one reason or another, no longer fitted).

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Focus On What People Hear, Not What You Say

Imagine your boss gathers you and your colleagues in a room and starts to speak. “This is going to come as a shock, but our investors need to increase their profits so we are cutting everyone’s salary by 35%, effective immediately.”

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Happy Birthday to RNC

17 years ago today RNC came into being. I didn’t wake up that morning and decide to start a company. In fact I had no idea I was going to do it until a meeting where I was blown sideways by inflexibility and (to my mind) unreasonable imposition. On the way home I thought about the meeting; it’s tone; content and the players. By the time I arrived, I’d decided to start a Really Nice Company (RNC).

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Are You Going The Extra Mile?

Recently, I was asked, “What are the most important things you’ve learned along the way? The question was asked within the context of business and especially as a woman in business. But whatever your current status, interests and aspirations, it’s a great self-test question worth asking from time to time.

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The 6 Keys To Project Success

This week our new Prime Minister exclaimed that the leader of the Labor party was, by asking the same question and expecting a different answer, demonstrating the triumph of hope over experience.

I chuckled as that’s exactly what I say when I hear any of the following:

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