The Art of Project Management: Expert advice from experienced project managers in Silicon Valley, and around the world
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How a small business build positive work culture.

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

The simplest and best way to build a strong company culture is to make your company vision and mission statement visible. Most small business owners fail to clearly articulate their business vision and mission statement. Take the time to publicize the company vision and verify that everyone in the organization understands their roles and responsibility to that vision.
the owner should create his individual Personal Business Commitment (PBC) — items he needs to accomplish to achieve this vision and mission statement. Then each of his employees need to create their own PBC that supports the owner’s PBC. This way, everyone is working toward the same goals, visions and mission.

I talk more about this in my Professional Development Toolkit at
https://www.udemy.com/it-professional-development-toolkit/

 

In the Professional Development Toolkit, I provide worksheet, templates and guidance on how to accomplish these things.  For more information on how to get this toolkit, START HERE
Or request an introductory business and success coaching session:
  • Have that one project that you have been stalled on?
  • Need  objective eyes on your problem?
  • Need just a different way to look at the solutions?

I have helped people on a per project basis.  For example: mapping out the pros and cons of two job offers; revamping their resume to attract more corporate interest; managing their boss; and narrowing the direction of their next steps.  I have reasonable rates for per project consulting.  No long contracts and discounts for continued enrollment.

Christmas Bonanza:gift

The holidays are a great time to take stock and refocus on your personal and professional lives.  I have just released a set of online, self-paced courses that help eliminate time wasters, increase your efficiency as a telecommuter, boost your career in 2013, and get that well-deserved raise.

Below is my Christmas gift to the SV Project Management group.  Please enjoy.  Most of these are free through the holidays

10 Career Boosting Resolutions  START HERE

Every year, many people explore New Year Resolutions. But I’m not here to talk about New Year Resolutions. I want to discuss changes that will boost your professional career to the next level. These career boosting tips will assure that you have a happy and prosperous career.

10 Hidden Time Wasters that you might be doing   START HERE

Many of us have complained about the lack of time at one time or another. If you are consistently running out of time, there may be a few things that you are unknowing doing. Some of the top hidden time wasters are below. We often fall into their trap because we don’t readily recognize them.

10 Career and Time Management Tips for Telecommuters (START HERE)

The advantage of working from home can also be its downfall. Telecommuting allows for a more flexible schedule which often leads to career management issues. Here are some important tips to keep telecommuters and home-businesses on track.

 

Get That Well-Deserved Raise   START HERE

You have been doing excellent work in everything that has been asked of you. You have been putting in long days and even weekends to make sure your team succeeds. You have great working relationships to your co-worker and team mates. Yet that raise and bonus has been elusive.

This course will outline the mistakes that limited your chance for a raise and how to avoid them.

Added Bonus: The Book of Answers: 105 Career Critical Situations (a $24.00 value on its own)

Professional Development Toolkit   START HERE

All the Tools You Need to Get Ahead

Keeping a fast-paced, professional career can be challenging. There always seems to be too much to do, too many ideas to decide upon, and not enough time in a day. And sometimes it’s really hard to tell what career and business advice applies to you and what doesn’t.

Wouldn’t it be nice to have access to a secret vault of resources that help you save time and plan smart, plus give you actionable steps to kick-start your advancement and demystify what it takes to be successful? I mean, that’s practically everything you could ever need to be successful and advance in your chosen profession? The good news is, it’s not a secret!

Our Professional Development Toolkit combines four learning media into one powerful set of strategy, insight, and actionable ideas so you can get momentum in your career today. We have a knack for taking big ideas and converting them into smart, sound, and actionable ideas. We have practice scenarios in real-world, real-life working environments to inspire the required change in you and those surrounding you.

Try it and let me know what you think

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About the Author

Laura is a Corporate Exit Strategist for the Blooming Entrepreneur. She is a certified business and personal life coach, specializing in time management skills, project management training and work/life balance strategies. She has been in the software and testing industry for over 20 years. She’s worked with such companies as IBM, Ericsson, Staples, Fidelity Investments and Sogeti in various client advocacy and project management roles. The techniques she uses in her business coaching and client advocacy work saved these companies both time and money, which resulted in on-time, quality product delivery with higher client satisfaction. Laura now uses her client focus, project, quality and people management skills in her personal life coaching career. As a personal life coach, she helps people transform their life by integrating their goals and dreams into their everyday lives. Laura uses creative and practical tools to help her clients realize what really matters to them. She helps others to easily transition into their next chapter whether it’s the next ladder of success within their corporate environment or into the entrepreneurial playground. I am not a fan of choosing to act in spite of fear. Rather, together we will collaborate toward a plan of inspired action. We will develop a plan together that you feel confident and excited about. For us, Taking The Leap will be magical, exhilarating and natural. If you are eager to take that next logical step but are unsure what it is signup for the Corporate Exit Strategy Coaching group. We have books, tapes, training materials, twice-monthly group coaching events, 3-day workshops, and individual coaching sessions to help you on your way toward your freedom and prosperity.
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