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Featured Blog Posts – November 2011 Archive (3)

Success and Stakeholders

I have been considering the relationship between success and stakeholders.

One potential conclusion is that success is gifted to you by your stakeholders, you have to earn the gift but there is no way of knowing for sure if it will be granted. This means as a project manager, sports person or business executive, you have to put the effort in to ‘win’ by delivering ‘on-time and on-budget’, finishing first or achieving the planned objective; but achievement on its own does not translate…

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Added by Patrick Weaver on November 27, 2011 at 5:13am — No Comments

What Could Happen

When you are facing a difficult decision sometimes the best thing to do is to sit back and analyze the potential outcomes from your decision. What path will each outcome create for you? Trace that path to its natural termination. Are you OK with this path? In other words:

 

If you do X, what is the worst thing that could happen?

Now, what is the best thing that could happen?

Are…

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Added by Margaret Meloni on November 21, 2011 at 8:00am — 4 Comments

Did You Expect Thanks?

A top de-motivator at work is lack of recognition or lack of appreciation. This is not a new fact nor should it be surprising to you. It surfaces time and time again employees who feel under appreciated experience low morale and many move on.  Even in a difficult economy when in theory it is an employers market, people are not just hanging around thanking their lucky stars that they have a paycheck. If they feel truly under appreciated they are already looking for their next…

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Added by Margaret Meloni on November 7, 2011 at 10:34am — No Comments

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