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The need for retirement planning - Las Vegas Review-Journal

The need for retirement planning - Las Vegas Review-Journal | Leadership | Scoop.it
Throughout the 20th century, retirement in America was usually defined in fairly simple terms and was directly related to an individuals active participation in the work force.
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Are you prepared today for life tomorrow?
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This is how a happy workforce can transform a company

This is how a happy workforce can transform a company | Leadership | Scoop.it
Employee happiness doesn't tend to top the list of corporate objectives, however well-being of employees ought to be taken more seriously.

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"Happy workers are better workers. Positive workplaces have higher levels of engagement which goes directly to performance and productivity, innovation and creativity, team work and collaboration,"

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Leading is Learning

Leading is Learning | Leadership | Scoop.it
When leaders learn, we consider new positions, possibilities and practices. When we apply what we learn, we become better leaders.

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One of the greatest fallacies of leadership is that you one day arrive, but the reality is true leaders never stop growing.

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Ron McIntyre's curator insight, February 28, 2014 4:44 PM

Well said and totally agree, leading should be a constant learning process.  if you have lost that relationship, it's time to retire.

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Always Tie Down the Ladder: A Project Management Lesson From Pete Seeger

Always Tie Down the Ladder: A Project Management Lesson From Pete Seeger | Leadership | Scoop.it

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A simple lesson to remind us not to get so inundated with big things that we overlook the small ones.

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TonyaPriceConsulting's curator insight, February 1, 2014 11:40 AM

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How To Have Better Project Meetings

How To Have Better Project Meetings | Leadership | Scoop.it
Then listen to The Project Management Podcast, a weekly program that delivers best practices and new developments in the field of project management. The more companies understand the ... Get PMI-ACP Certified!
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There's a laundry list of reasons some don't like meetings: They run off-topic. They're not planned well. They run late. There is often no purpose. People aren't prepared. All these different things that create this feeling of just wastefulness.  Good tips on how to make your project meetings more effective & efficient.

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Helping You Develop Leaders Throughout Your Company | Professional Business Coach and Life Coaching

Helping You Develop Leaders Throughout Your Company | Professional Business Coach and Life Coaching | Leadership | Scoop.it
Leadership Development Programs are designed to provide you with in-depth experiences, ongoing mentorship and the support you need to be a leader.

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Everything rises and falls on leadership, to include the bottom line or the success of your project.  This article is a good example of Maxwell's Law of the Lid.

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Greg Clowminzer's curator insight, December 9, 2013 7:24 PM

Imagine the situation: your company’s doing well, but it seems you’re facing one crisis after another. Problems keep cropping up that could have been prevented and you’re facing the prospect of losing employees. What seems to be the problem? If you don’t know the answer then you’re probably in need of a good run through a leadership development program.

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The embarrassment of the HealthCare.gov launch: A case for good project ... - Marietta Daily Journal

The embarrassment of the HealthCare.gov launch: A case for good project ... - Marietta Daily Journal | Leadership | Scoop.it
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5 Things Super Successful People Do Before 8 AM

5 Things Super Successful People Do Before 8 AM | Leadership | Scoop.it
Rise and shine! Morning time just became your new best friend.

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Follow the lead of successful people and you too will have success...start with applying these simple principles.

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Greg Clowminzer's curator insight, March 21, 2014 2:18 PM

Yep, I call this mastering your morning rituals. Knowing the rituals the bring out your personal best, allows you to being more successful. What 3 morning rituals would bring out the best you?

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The truth about change

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The reason change so often fails is that we resist letting go of old ideas and beliefs. But you cannot change and remain the same. Change means the letting go of the old and encouraging something new to develop. And that's as true for organizations as it is for individuals.

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What key performance indicator do you use to measure your growth?Perhaps measuring how you adapt to change is a good indication of how much you're developing as a leader and a person. 

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Harry Cannon's curator insight, March 12, 2014 3:05 PM

Letting go as the key to personal change - a butterfly not a better larva!

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5 Ways to Be a Better Leader

5 Ways to Be a Better Leader | Leadership | Scoop.it
While not everyone can be the boss, more and more employees are asked to take on leadership roles.

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If you or someone else on your team can improve a process, then speak up. Showcase how the change would help the team complete the project faster, cheaper, etc. The proposed change may actually affect multiple projects, not just your own, and could  even affect the entire company. 

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TonyaPriceConsulting's curator insight, February 1, 2014 11:34 AM

One of the toughest challenges of setting up PMO for an organization that has no history of project management is to get PMs who have survived in an organization where initiative was not rewarded to understand they need to develop and utilize their leadership skills. We talk about communication skills and organizational skills for PMs but initiative, creativity and a willingness to look for and be an advocate for improvements in the process is a critical skill all PMs need. When PMs develop their leadership skills the organization, stakeholders and team gain tremendous benefit.

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Project Management remains strong career option: PMI - CIOL

Project Management remains strong career option: PMI - CIOL | Leadership | Scoop.it
Project Management remains strong career option: PMI
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These numbers are great news for project managers who are looking to expand their careers with new skills, individuals who may be interested in a career change and those who are coming out of school or military service and considering what job would best suit their future goals," said Mark A. Langley, president and CEO of Project Management Institute.

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Where do the Best Project Managers Come From?

Choosing the people who are going to act as managers for new and ongoing projects is incredibly important, and there is definitely some confusion when it comes to where the best people for the job generally reside.
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The best worker in your organization does not always equal your best project manager...I learned this one first hand.

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What does integrity have to do with performance? | Professional Business Coach and Life Coaching

What does integrity have to do with performance? | Professional Business Coach and Life Coaching | Leadership | Scoop.it
As this new model of integrity points out, integrity is the state or condition of being whole. Such a state is necessary for workability and performance.

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Whether managing projects or your own personal affairs, this is a message that never goes out of style.  It's a reminder of why living a life of undivided integrity is so important.

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Top 5 Project Management Articles Worth Reading This Week

Top 5 Project Management Articles Worth Reading This Week | Leadership | Scoop.it

“ There's no shortage of project management articles popping up on the web and via social media. But it can be tough to find the really critical reads that provide truly useful insights.”


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Why You Should Read It: This piece provides an excellent self check for managers at project-based companies, touching on tactics for establishing a PM culture to ensure process improvement and detailing how technology can support these initiatives.

Quote: "Strong project management culture has to do with developing established processes for everything that the firm does."

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