I have made a career in project management. I have so much passion for helping companies realize the sense of calm, efficiency and business growth that a project manager can bring. But over the years I have certainly seen some misconceptions and myths out there about what project managers do and don’t do, or the value they do or don’t bring. So today I am going to tackle the most common project management myths out there with this new project management myths series. Many of these myths come from not understanding what a project manager actually does, and the intangible value they bring. Alright, let’s go bust some myths!
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A proactive project manager is always perceived as “on top of it”. She has the ability to make things happen. She has the reputation of getting things done. So, why are there project managers who go through the motions, but don’t have the same results? Being a proactive project manager makes all the difference.
Businesses can struggle with customer turn-over, clients cancelling orders or dropping your services. For all businesses, even those without high customer turn-over, winning back lost customers is an important skill to learn. Here are three reasons to focus on gaining them back and not just replacing lost clients with new ones.
Imposter syndrome can hit the best of us. In my role as Lead Facilitator for Women Innovating Together (formerly Women of FileMaker), I often see this syndrome hitting women. But, men suffer from it too! Every small business owner has had a moment where it crept up on him. So, how do you tackle it?
With many employees working from home due to the social distancing measures in place, should we continue with professional development during Coronavirus? And if so, how? Professional development (the process of improving staff abilities through teaching, training and mentoring) is an exceptionally important part of our working lives.