Tagged Posts: Leadership

How to Adapt to a New Manager

Work teams change as new employees are added and others move to new positions or companies. If you chose to start a small business and are growing, you’re probably looking to bring in new hires. However, finding people who are the right fit with your company and culture can prove a challenge. Adapting to a new team takes time. What about when a new manager is brought in? While he/she is part of your immediate workforce, the lines are drawn a bit differently.

 

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How to Motivate Your Boss?

Motivate your boss

We all know that team motivation is very important, but what about bosses?

From time to time we may feel tempted to think that a boss cannot be demotivated or should be prepared for any situation. However, we should keep in mind that they are humans and have to suffer a lot of tensions and pressures daily.

They may need encouragement to keep going in spite of troubles.

It can be difficult to find the middle ground between motivating your boss and  sucking up to her or him. I think that you should behave naturally. Thanks to a simple smile you can transmit that everything is ok and they are part of the team despite of the bad times. In short, you should share with them happiness and celebrations and, of course, they also have to be told when there is something wrong or they aren’t meeting our expectations. If people is honest about the existing problems, they can find better solutions, which directly affects their motivation.

 

As you can see, we are talking about basic and easy actions that help another team member and I’m sure that they affect in a positive way your team, if you apply them correctly, in the long term.

 

Do you think that is a good thing to have a motivated boss? Do you think that there are other actions to motivate them? We look forward to hearing from you!

 

Women as Project Manager

The International Women’s Day is celebrated today to commemorate their struggle in order to participate in society and in their complete development as a person, enjoying similar conditions as men do. (Source: Wikipedia).

From the Doolphy Blog, we want to pay tribute to all of them and in this case, we will talk about mothers in particular, since in some countries this festivity is celebrated today.

According to the report done by Randstad consulting, New Zealand (45%), Sweden (42%) and Denmark (40%) are the countries with more companies run by women. While, at the opposite end we find India (21%), Turkey (20%) and Japan (17%).

Whenever I read such statements I remember my mother and her ability to lead “organization”, that is to say, her  family. I think she, like most mothers, reflect many of the qualities sought in a good leader and / or project manager. Take into account that, for me, my mother is the best, so I could not help that some of my personal experience remains patent :P:

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5 Reasons Why Santa Claus is Project Manager of the Month

Doolphy ChristmasThis December we want to send our congratulations to the Project Manager of the Month: Santa Claus! No doubt, he and his team are among the busiest people on the earth these days, with a very stressing and very close deadline approaching.

If you wonder if Santa Claus can actually be considered a project manager, just go on reading and check the following 5 reasons why giving out presents around the world has all the features of a project:

 

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7 Key Elements to a Successful Team Coordination

One of the most exciting tasks for a leader is to achieve a successful coordination within her or his team.

Like in most companies, in Doolphy the work is performed by a team and we try to make each task fit the other ones in the best way possible. In this regard, I’ve learnt that there is a list of elements that every leader should take into account:

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Task Delegation: The 9 Myths

A growing responsibility always involves a load of tasks that can surpass the best boss or director capacity of management. That is the reason why knowing how to delegate is a major skill for every manager. However, delegating can make you feel like you’re loosing control of the tasks that are being entrusted to others.

Robin, Batman and Batgirl

Even the best superheros need to delegate

Today we want to talk about the 9 myths that prevent you from delegating and our particular point of view about each one of them:

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Project Manager: The Art Of Management

A few weeks ago, we wrote in the Doolphy Blog about the figure of the project manager. We listed each one of the features that are essential for that role. The conclusion was that management, leadership, communication and organization are skills that have to be necessarily found in any good project manager.

This time, we want to focus on the first one: the management skills. A project manager has to be good in the following tasks:

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The Project Manager The Ship’s Captain

Managing a project is like trying to lead a ship to port. It takes a captain capable of weathering storms, keeping the morale of the crew up, being clear about the destination and route to follow and mastering the art of navigation. In short, in a project there must be a true leader and, therefore, leadership is one of the essential capabilities that must be present in a project manager, as indicated in our last post.

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Want To Be The Best Project Manager


Project Manager Skills

This post will deal with the key capabilities that allow you to achieve the success and recognition you are seeking at your job.

All necessary skills to achieve it, both technical and interpersonal, may be grouped into 4 major pillars, management, leadership, communication and organization:

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Happy Project Manager Day!

Today, Thursday November 4th, we celebrate the 7th edition of the “International Project Management Day”. This day was established in 2004 by Frank P. Saladis and since then it has been held the first Thursday of November each year, with the aim of giving greater visibility to the value contributed by the project management and highlighting the work of project managers around the world. Therefore, it is considered further the “Project Manager Day”.

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