Category Archives: Project Leadership

The Need for Ethics Training in Construction

Ethics is not a buzz word.  It cannot be treated as a flavor of the month.  Now, more than ever, we see a real need for ethical conduct in project teams and within project organizations.  I submit that construction firms … Continue reading

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Commercializing New Technologies > A Project Manager's Viewpoint

As project managers, we are on the front lines of new process developments and the deployment of new technologies.  We are tasked with managing in changing environments, and asked to stretch our skill sets to include an understanding of business imperatives in addition to leading people … Continue reading

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The Importance of a Project Champion

If you do not have a Project Champion, you are likely to fail. Find out who the Project Champion is before you start the project. You may have to recruit a Project Champion from management.  This is a person who … Continue reading

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The Inertia of the Status Quo

Effective project 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 make informed … Continue reading

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The Gap in Human Potential

I believe that the next frontier in project management is team building, team motivation and team execution. There is a tremendous need to apply modern team building principles, especially in the construction industry. The application of new design and building … Continue reading

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Main Themes in Project Management

MAIN THEMES Risk / Return – They need to be evaluated together.   Communication – The absolute cornerstone of effective project management. Set High Standards and Expectations for Leadership and Integrity Understand the Dynamics of The Project Office – Functional … Continue reading

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