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How to be Productive When Your Boss is Not

Hello, this is Laura Lee Rose.  I am a speaker and author. I am an expert in time and project management. I help busy professionals and entrepreneurs create effective systems so that they can comfortably delegate to others, be more profitable and have time to enjoy life even if they don’t have time to learn […]

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The one mistakes most career changers make.

The one mistakes most career changers make.

The one mistakes most career changers make. Writing their resume without the “new career” mindset. Most career changers list their work experience and job tasks in the mindset of the past role or job title INSTEAD of the new career role or title in mind. For example:  You are a teacher’s assistance and you want […]

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Employers that interview but never hires

This is Laura Lee Rose, a business and efficiency coach that specializes in professional development, time management, project management and work-life balance strategies.  In my Professional Development Toolkit package , I go into professional development and real-world IT topics in detail. If you are interested in more training in these areas, get signed up I know […]

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Use that Employment Gap to your advantage

This is Laura Lee Rose, a business and efficiency coach that specializes in professional development, time management, project management and work-life balance strategies.  The Professional Development Toolkit package covers professional development and real-world IT topics in detail. If you are interested in inexpensive training in these areas,get signed up I recently received the following questions: How […]

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Advice for people who want to do a 180° career change

Hello, this is Laura Lee Rose – author of the business and time management books TimePeace: Making peace with time  and The Book of Answers: 105 Career Critical Situations– and I am a business and efficiency coach that specializes in time management, project management and work-life balance strategies.  Stephen Wynkoop and I regularly meet on […]

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7 Public Speaking Tips for Introverts

Hello, this is Laura Lee Rose – author of the business and time management books TimePeace: Making peace with time  and The Book of Answers: 105 Career Critical Situations– and I am a business and efficiency coach that specializes in time management, project management and work-life balance strategies.  Stephen Wynkoop and I regularly meet on […]

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Why are managers more satisfied with their life than non-managerial employees?

Why are managers more satisfied with their life than non-managerial employees?

A recent Pew Research Center survey found that managers are more satisfied with their family life, jobs and overall financial situation than non-managerial employees. However, despite all that, more respondents said they would not want to be a boss or top manager–43% vs. 39%. Pew Research Center did not explore the reasons behind their findings […]

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How to capture that manager’s attention

Your work history is solid. Your experience is exceptional. Yet you are not getting the job offers that you want. How can you get your work and resume out in front?

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How a small business build positive work culture.

I recently was asked for advice for small business owners on ways to build a strong, positive culture at work. Read some tips.

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Voice of the Project Management Profession – Hash Tags!

Voice of the Project Management Profession - Hash Tags!

Pumpkin Pie is what attracts my attention this week in the United States as we celebrate Thanksgiving. Yet I’m also thankful for the many voices that contribute to the project management profession. This post is a second look at Project Management content areas  that have attracted the most attention on Twitter over the week ending […]

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Voice of the Project Management Profession

Voice of the Project Management Profession

Who is talking about what. No not about Thanksgiving Turkey in the United States but about Project Management. This post summarizes the Project Management content areas  and individuals that have attracted the most attention on Twitter over the week ending 24th November.  17,800 tweets were  archived using the Scraperwiki tool using the search term “Project […]

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Can You Really Create a Great 1-2 Page Project Vision Statement? – Part 1

Can You Really Create a Great 1-2 Page Project Vision Statement? - Part 1

PART 1: A Sample Project Vision Statement – This Blog Many of you see the value in creating a short project ‘Vision’ statement, to capture the assessments and trade-offs made during the planning process and maximize the project’s chances of success. This could also be a way to achieve alignment, commitment, and accountability:

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What Are The 7 Easy Steps In Creating a Great Project Vision Statement – Part 2

What Are The 7 Easy Steps In Creating a Great Project Vision Statement - Part 2

So, how do you actually go about creating this great 1-2 page Project Vision Statement which minimizes the many project scope changes that you may currently be facing? Wouldn’t you like to avoid that scope creep once and for all? It’s really quite straightforward: :

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Who’s Your Imaginary Friend?

Who's Your Imaginary Friend?

Did you have an imaginary friend as a child?  Perhaps it’s time to reunite!

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Project Management Unplugged: Survival Skills for Changing Times

Project Management Unplugged: Survival Skills for Changing Times

It happens to every program manager at least once. Your latest, greatest project was clicking along nicely, but now it’s going to be completed months later than planned. Your team members are lining up outside your office to complain about each other, and low morale is at an all-time high. You are called on the […]

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Constantly Re-inventing oneself is one way to way to stay relevant.

Constantly Re-inventing oneself is one way to way to stay relevant.

Recently Justine Timberlake toured the talk-show circuit to promote his new 20/20 Experience (part 1) CD. I don’t know much about Justine Timberlake, but have learned a few things since he started his promotion tour that should be incorporated in everyone’s professional plans.

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How do companies prevent remote workers from feeling “left out”?

How do companies prevent remote workers from feeling

I recently received the following question: How do companies prevent remote workers from feeling “left out”? I’m not a fan of handing off the responsibility of our own career and growth to someone else. It is not the companies’ responsibility to make their telecommuters to ‘feel included’. It is not the companies’ responsibility to make […]

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Building Rapport Quickly

Building Rapport Quickly

Is a new person joining your project team? Are you managing a new team of people? Are you meeting a customer or prospective customer for the first time? There are a number of situations in which a program manager needs to quickly establish a trusting relationship with a new acquaintance in order to be effective. […]

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Good Product Management Matters!

Good Product Management Matters!

As a consulting CTO, I’m on the lookout for the knots in clients’ software development; untangling them has been the key to transforming chaos to clarity and making product delivery hum. As an advocate for best practices, amplified by publication of our book Managing the Unmanageable: Rules, Tools, and Insights for Managing Software People and […]

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Agile: Not a Magic Pill

No one on software teams believes in waterfall any longer. That’s what The 2013 Study of Product Team Performance revealed. As the correlation chart shows at a glance, agile, blended and lean teams each correlate their own method with increased profitability, but waterfall teams believe that any method other than waterfall would make their product […]

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Agile Leadership

Agile Leadership

As with everything in life, there is never a one-size fits-all solution.  When it comes time to apply the ‘right” leadership style, simply remember this – there are advantages and disadvantages to each of the three styles previously introduced:  Transactional, Transformational and Quiet.

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