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How to keep going when you can’t keep going anymore, especially in stressful times, busy professionals may hit a wall and feel too overwhelmed to go on. When that happens, it can be helpful to rethink priorities, lighten your to-do list, pace yourself to conserve energy, rest regularly for greater stamina and mindfulness, and take time for self-care.
I always say if you need a toilet brush, yeah get on Amazon, but if you need a gift or something for your home just always try and support local first.
Lori Ronca, owner of HomeGrown Decatur, as quoted by Decaturish
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Helping Project Managers to Help Themselves by Lonnie Pacelli
In his zeal to help those still climbing the career mountain, Lonnie shares 12 Wisdom Nuggets to help others avoid experiential wisdom and replace it with inherited wisdom! (Here’s a taste: Make regret-free family choices.)


Voices on Project Management by Cyndee Miller
We’ve been mired in the pandemic for more than a year now. Yet all that uncertainty doesn’t mean project leaders are lacking job opportunities, especially as companies start to see a light. Read more in 2021 Jobs Outlook: Chaos, Risk—and Opportunity.
Citizen Development Insights by Mario Trentim
Citizen development is a broad discipline utilizing business analysis concepts, agile PM, software development and more to create the future of work by leveraging digital transformation in all life and business areas. Read 5 Tips to Quickstart Your Citizen Developer Career.
Easy in Theory, Difficult in Practice by Kiron Bondale
How do you handle being a temporary custodian assigned to keep a project going until it’s time to “resume our regular scheduled programming”? It presents some unique risks. Kiron provides Tips for the temporary project manager.
The Critical Path by Kimberly Whitby
In the next installment of the Discover PMI – Ask Us Anything Series, we will provide an overview of “Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about PMI Membership Offerings to Support Your Career Journey.” Learn more and sign up today!

Lessons Learned for the Next Time
By: Mark Mullaly, Ph.D., PMP
From the personal experiences we have had during the pandemic, we need to build a shared sense of what it has meant, and how we move forward. This is particularly true as we manage the process of re-entry to a world that may look the same but now feels a little stranger and instills a little more wariness and caution.

Are You Making These 6 Virtual Working Mistakes?
By: Bruce Harpham
The improvised nature of virtual work we embraced in 2020 is no longer good enough. It’s time to look for ways to improve our performance, comfort and happiness. Specifically, there are individual and team virtual working mistakes to avoid.

Plan C: Unanchored Project Management During the Pandemic
By: Michael Huber
Already a nomad project manager accustomed to a solitary life on his motorcycle, this unanchored PM found new challenges when the pandemic hit. Read how he adapted—and how his outlook can help you move forward during trying times.

The Return of the Gut-Driven PM?
By: Andy Jordan
There have always been project managers who have succeeded working on the edges (or outside of) accepted approaches. Are those PMs headed for a renaissance? If you’re a project manager looking to develop and grow your career over the next few years, what should you be doing?

  • How to make your audience care about your speech, use stories, videos and slides to create a memorable speech, but be sure to connect all of these things to a central point to make sure your audience knows why they should care. Make sure that as you wrap up your speech you are taking the time to restate your main point and, if needed, deliver a call to action to your audience.
  • Stop trying to transform your culture. Renovate it, instead
  • Step back and allow team members to bring their own skills and ideas to projects rather than jumping in and solving problems or giving your opinion or criticisms, writes Lolly Daskal. “Try to keep your eye on the consequences of everything you do as a leader and ask yourself whether it’s helping or hurting,” Daskal writes.
  • Remote audiences require different tactics for presentations, including how slides are created and how you transition from your face to a slide and back, writes Stephanie Scotti. “[T]he audience should be able to glance at the slide, grab the key information and turn their attention to what you are saying,” she writes.
  • Use a survey and a ranking system to see if your executive-level leaders are communicating effectively, providing direction and being positive role models, says S. Chris Edmonds in this video. “Just as you measure progress towards desired results regularly, you must measure the effectiveness of your executive team regularly,” Edmonds says.

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  • The fatigue of the ongoing pandemic has employees searching for meaning in their work, writes Alaina Love, who suggests providing growth opportunities and showing teams the significance of their jobs. “Purpose should become a thread that runs through all of your communications with employees and an anchor for your team meetings,” Love writes.


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  • Use empathy to support a strong workplace culture, companies that have empathy embedded in their culture retain employees and can hire from a more diverse pool of potential staff members, and it can bolster culture A balanced application of a company culture leads to employee confidence that the system works, shows zero tolerance for bad behavior and promotes open communication.
  • Why 3 is a magic number when you communicate, take a lesson from comedians and communicate in sets of three, easy-to-remember messages, which can help reinforce your point. Rather than having five, seven or 10 priorities for your team, have three.
  • A Carnegie Mellon study suggests that audio-only interactions may prevent the erosion of team intelligence that too many videoconference calls may cause, says Adi Gaskell. Other researchers have discovered that visual and audio cues are both needed to effectively collaborate, meaning presenters need to be selective about how and when they use video versus audio, writes Gaskell.
  • Step back and allow team members to bring their own skills and ideas to projects rather than jumping in and solving problems or giving your opinion or criticisms, writes Lolly Daskal. “Try to keep your eye on the consequences of everything you do as a leader and ask yourself whether it’s helping or hurting,” Daskal writes.
  • The best way to manage the number of emails you receive is to limit the number of messages you send out. Other tips include finding alternatives to email for handling internal communications and project management.

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    Step back and allow team members to bring their own skills and ideas to projects rather than jumping in and solving problems or giving your opinion or criticisms, writes Lolly Daskal. “Try to keep your eye on the consequences of everything you do as a leader and ask yourself whether it’s helping or hurting,” Daskal writes.

    Definition: e-business (electronic business), E-business (electronic business) is the conduct of business processes on the internet.

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    Carnegie Mellon University’s Chris Harrison and his team are developing the user interfaces of the future. He explains why a rapid prototyping process is critical to building technology that changes lives.
  • Swap to-do lists for time-blocking, blocking out a maximum of 90 minutes for focused work, especially on important tasks, is usually more effective than navigating a long to-do list, writes Naphtali Hoff. “Knowing that you have blocked time for that will allow you to work on your prioritized items without worrying that you won’t find time for the deferable tasks,” he writes.
  • How to Change Your Boss’s Mind Without Losing Your Job, Your boss is about to do something stupid.

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Is your boss making bad calls? Are you walking on eggshells? Learn practical strategies for helping your boss make better decisions… without losing your job in the process.

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  • 5 Ways to Get Your Ideas Noticed, good ideas often die before they get off the found. How to navigate the corporate maze to get yours moving along.
  • To Succeed in a Negotiation, Help Your Counterpart Save Face, three very different case studies, involving hostages in Afghanistan, a suicidal man in Calgary, and a tug-of-war between Brazilian and French businessmen—point to the importance of face, or reputation, in negotiations. To help you and your negotiating partners succeed, it is important to recognize why face matters, map out all the players involved in a negotiation, ask yourself if the solution being proposed will cause a loss of face for anyone, and work to help avoid that.
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  • 5 creative ways to overcome video fatigue, video calls have lost their luster, so try substituting daily prompts, emails that recognize employee achievements and occasional intra-office competitions to shake up videoconferencing fatigue, writes Simpplr CEO Dhiraj Sharma. “[B]eing on camera feels distracting and burdensome for many employees who have come to resent the emotional effort it takes to appear engaged from beginning to end,” he writes.
  • 7 easy ways to help everyone you meet feel important, put away your phone and pay real attention to people if you want them to feel important in your presence, writes Dan Rockwell, who offers seven ways to do so. “Use interactions to elevate people’s sense of dignity and worth,” he writes.
  • How one leader protects his time and his inbox, Andrew Wilkinson, managing partner at Tiny, discusses how his career and thinking have evolved, and why he manages his calendar to be equitable to work, family and himself. He also discusses the tools he uses to manage his email and why he can’t handle more than two hours of phone meetings each day.

     Full Story: Substack/Superorganizers (9/11) 8 steps to transform tasks into a “success list”

    A checklist (Product Backlog) can become a “success list” when it includes only what you can accomplish that day (this Sprint) and when you block out the time required, writes Naphtali Hoff, who offers six other tips. Consider sharing your list with people who can keep you on track.

  • From Taylor Locke: Jeff Bezos: This is the ‘smartest thing we ever did’ at Amazon “‘Many, many years ago, we outlawed PowerPoint presentations at Amazon,’ Bezos said at the Bush Center’s Forum on Leadership in 2018. ‘And it’s probably the smartest thing we ever did.’”

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Remote Teams

  • 4 ways leaders can help remote teams succeed, remote teams need leaders who give clear goals and guidelines, solicit feedback and recognize achievements. Your role then becomes one of helping them succeed rather than checking up on their work.
  • How remote work can create disconnect and distress, workplaces forced to adopt remote work because of the coronavirus pandemic might believe the shift will yield higher productivity, but the lack of personal contact can inhibit idea creation, create a lack of perspective and leave people in a sea of loneliness. Lacking meaningful connection to help us cope, ongoing stress and loneliness impairs how clearly we think, our quality of sleep and our willpower to eat a healthy diet and exercise.
  • Lessons from pre-K about friendship, laughter, listening and keeping confidences are three easy ways that young children make friends, and those lessons hold true for adults. We often tell our kids, ‘Why don’t you ask your friend what she wants to play?’ so they understand it’s not always about what they want, but learning what somebody else wants to do.