Category Archives: Project Leadership
On the Waterfront by Dan McSweeney Here’s a development effort that will get your creative juices flowing. It has all of the opportunities inherent in a world-class adaptive, mixed-use project, along with all of the attendant challenges. My group is working … Continue reading
If you don’t care deeply about the people who work for you, how can you expect them to view you as their leader?
Is middle management that wonderful place in the corporate world where potential is throttled, excellence is squashed and creativity dies?
Effective project and business leaders challenge existing processes and question the status quo. They recognize the need to rethink assumptions and evaluate issues objectively. Preconceived notions and biases favoring existing thinking limit our critical thinking, and diminish our ability to … Continue reading
PLG Sales Leadership Lesson #1: The ultimate goal of great sales people > Become perceived of as an unpaid employee of your client.
Project managers are not bosses. Instead, project managers are actually servants who must sacrifice for the good of the team; and must be willing to SERVE their teams, stakeholders and projects. Hence, the concept of the servant-manager who, in fact, … Continue reading
http://newyork.construction.com/opinions/2011/0725-AsStaffsShrinktheRoleOftheOwnersRepGrows.asp With the Poor economy forcing owners to make tough decisions about layoffs and budget cuts, one position they should not consider eliminating is the owner’s representative. That is because this job has become a vital tool in helping the … Continue reading
Communication is the cornerstone of good project management. Good things happen when project managers communicate!
There seems to be a critical change occurring in the construction industry supply chain. Owners, developers, contractors and government agencies are demanding a tighter integration of procurement, coordination, delivery and cost management activities. The industry is completely reinventing itself with … Continue reading
Matthew Barhdyt, AIA, LEED AP firstname.lastname@example.org Principal, Acheson Doyle Partners Architects Talent is not enough. In an economy where opportunity still seems to be more of a promise than a reality, credibility can make the difference between winning or losing … Continue reading