Entries by Elise Stevens

Podcast Episode #163: Laura Dallas Burford – How to start your project management consulting career

Podcast Episode #163: Laura Dallas Burford – How to start your project management consulting career

 
 

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Podcast Episode #163: Laura Dallas Burford – How to start your project management consulting career Lots of project managers come to Laura Dallas Burford asking how they can become a consultant – but many can’t tell her why they want to. As Laura tells Elise Stevens in this podcast, it’s the first, and most important, […]

Podcast Episode #162: Ruth Pearce – How to spot character strengths in your project team

Podcast Episode #162: Ruth Pearce – How to spot character strengths in your project team

 
 

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Podcast Episode #162: Ruth Pearce – How to spot the character strengths in your project team Have you thought about your strengths lately? Not your skills and talents, but the key character strengths within your personality. If you’re a project manager there’s a good chance you’re prudent and persevering, which means you like to have […]

How To Feel More Confident

One of the key skills of a great project manager is being able to lead with confidence. Managing a project can be a complicated juggling act, not to mention learning to work with diverse groups of stakeholders. People will look to you to confirm that everything is running smoothly and that any problems can be […]

Podcast Episode #158: Paul Pelletier – Women & Disrespect In The Workplace

Podcast Episode #158: Paul Pelletier – Women & Disrespect In The Workplace

 
 

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Podcast: Paul Pelletier – Women and Disrespect in the Workplace Disrespect in the workplace is easy to spot. It can start as snide comments, gossip or someone being excluded but can escalate into bullying and harassment. Victims, most often women, can be too intimidated to speak up and bystanders often think it’s none of their […]

The Importance of Saying Yes to New Opportunities

“If a window of opportunity appears, don’t pull down the shade.” I love this quote by Tom Peters. It is a great reminder to be aware of our actions when opportunities do come knocking in our lives. We are creatures of habit and often find comfort in keeping things exactly as they are. This helps us […]

The Self-love Tool Kit

Loving and understanding yourself is the foundation of being a confident and happy person. Learning to love yourself exactly the way you are is so important. You are probably thinking: what has this got to do with being a great project manager? The answer: once you truly understand who you are; the more confident you are […]

Why Celebrating Women In Project Management Is Important To Me

My passion is to make a difference for women working in the field of project management, as we work together to improve the gender balance within the profession. Earlier in 2018, I started an initiative to celebrate women in the project management industry. The purpose of the initiative was to raise awareness of women in […]

Podcast Episode #157: Hussain Bandukwala – Yes, you can set up a PMO in 100 days

Podcast Episode #157: Hussain Bandukwala – Yes, you can set up a PMO in 100 days

 
 

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Podcast: Hussain Bandukwala – Yes, you can set up a PMO in 100 days The success or failure of a newly elected head of state is often measured by how much they achieve in their first 100 days. Hussain Bandukwala thinks PMOs should be measured in the same way. Hussain is the founder of Parwaaz […]

Podcast Episode #156: Naomi Caietti – Getting unstuck and jumpstarting your career

Podcast Episode #156: Naomi Caietti – Getting unstuck and jumpstarting your career

 
 

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Podcast: Naomi Caietti – Getting unstuck and jumpstarting your career We all know them: the people who wind up in leadership roles through luck or timing or rising through the ranks, but have limited leadership competencies. But leadership is not just a role or title, it’s a choice. In her latest book, project management consultant […]