I received a lot of great feedback both on and offline about my last article regarding the state of recruitment. It’s a tough subject for a lot of folks because hiring (or the lack of) is something that hits home for a lot of us. Well, I know that a lot of you [...]Read more and share your opinion →
As you move through your life and career, there will be no shortage of issues that cause you stress. Most of us know that too much stress is a bad thing, but not everybody knows exactly what’s happening in the body when things start to get hairy. The following infographic is meant to help folks [...]Read more and share your opinion →
So I want to introduce you today to a groovy new book by Harvard Professor Teresa Amabile and her equally accomplished husband, Steven Kramer. It’s called The Progress Principle, and I think it contains a lot of important lessons for project managers.
The primary [...]Read more and share your opinion →
So what does a project manager have in common with a terrorist negotiator? Well, if they’re both doing their jobs right, they’re driving specific behaviours from the people with whom they’re working. That’s right, a hostage negotiator’s job is to get a terrorist to act in a way that the negotiator wants them to. Do [...]Read more and share your opinion →
This post picks up from my previous one on negotiations, and adds some more of my thoughts on the actual process.Read more and share your opinion →
Okay, so yesterday I got a bit snarky and went on a terrible rant about poor Prince Humphrey and the abysmal negotiation tactics that got him into trouble. Today I wanted to calm things down and talk about negotiation a little bit. I have some specific suggestions for new negotiators that might help [...]Read more and share your opinion →
This is the story of Prince Humphrey.
Once upon a time in the fair Kingdom of Avonblechshire-upon-Stoakley there lived a handsome prince named Humphrey. He was a very well meaning chap, and very happy-go-lucky. On his days off, he often frolicked in the Fields of Tralagagme chasing butterflies and writing rancid poetry. When he [...]Read more and share your opinion →
The other day I wrote a response to Elizabeth Harrin’s post about measuring the success of project management training. I’ve been thinking about that post off-and-on since I wrote it. I’ve especially been thinking about the example I gave about a stakeholder who doesn’t want to box himself into [...]Read more and share your opinion →
I'm Geoff Crane. After 22 years in the trenches of a lot of tough projects, I decided to change direction a little bit and focus on sparking ideas in the vibrant field of project management.
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