• manage new projects

    May 1, 2019 Management

    7 Reasons Why It is Difficult to Manage New Projects (Or Inherit an Old One)

    As a project manager, you need to assess the culture, your role, your team, how problems escalate, what your responsibilities are and how to tackle edge cases (delays, problematic team members, running out of budget, handling scope creep, disagreeing with a client, etc.) And within the right environment, everyone follows the company mission statement and […]

  • 4 Ps of Employee Relations and Conflict Management

    April 17, 2019 Management

    The 4 P’s of Employee Relations and Conflict Management in the Workplace

    Around $359 billion in paid hours or 385 million working days are lost every year due to workplace conflict. This is according to the “Workplace Conflict and How Business Can Harness it to Thrive” report. To avoid conflict and maintain positive employee relations, there are certain aspects that must be present in your workplace. These […]

  • traits of a great manager

    April 10, 2019 Management

    6 Traits Of A Great Manager And Top Tips To Develop Them

    There are good managers. And then, there are great ones. Great managers commonly grow within a business. Many of them started from low-paid, intense jobs as regular employees. They evolved because they were excellent in their tasks, delivered good results, and went through many promotions until they were offered a senior management role. This growth […]

  • Remote Teams

    January 2, 2019 Business

    How Remote Teams Work Together

    Working remotely is about mutual trust. It’s the same as assessing the security of your home, the reliability of your office job, or the viability of your relationship. If you don’t care, you’ll lose. If you stress over it too much, something seems fishy and you may get burned again. I am a proponent of […]

  • November 3, 2018 Management

    Strategies In Managing A Software Development Team

    I’ve jumped between the role of a senior developer and a manager multiple times – including leading and managing a software development team role. My first stunt in management was nearly a decade ago. We were building a Java-based distributed software for a telecom group operating in multiple countries. I spent a year and a half […]

  • September 11, 2018 Management

    9 Important Lessons About Burnout In The Workplace

    While I’m not a medical professional, I’ve been through several burnouts and some of my team members have blanked out for a few weeks before getting back on track. Here are several observations and thoughts of mine regarding burnouts. 1. Burnouts Are Often Not Directly Related to Work All of my burnouts and most of […]

  • April 16, 2018 Management

    Micromanagement – The Good, Bad, and Ugly

    Micromanagement has nothing to do with caring about an employee. However, it’s important to review the different phases of a business and the professional experience of an employee – along with the work environment. What is Micromanagement? According to Wikipedia’s sources : In business management, micromanagement is a management style whereby a manager closely observes […]

  • October 23, 2017 Management

    The Business Guide to Intrapreneurship

    With the boom of entrepreneurship out there, there has been a distinct separation between the corporate work and starting a business of your own. However, most folks are not familiar with the trend of intrapreneurship that gets far less coverage than it should be. What Is an Intrapreneur? As Murray Newlands shared for Inc.: The […]