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What if two product managers disagree on something and can only agree to disagree?

I received the below great question a few days after my Art of War for Product Managers and High-Performing Professionals.  I thought you might be interested in the answer as well. What if two product manager colleagues disagree on something and can only agree to disagree and cannot come to a resolution, what do you […]

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Asking the right question takes skill

By Laura Lee Rose, author of TimePeace: Making peace with time I had a vivid dream last night.  In this dream, a friend was very proud of her published article in a certain magazine.  She asked me to read it.  I was very excited and was looking forward to a pleasant and proud read, “Sure, […]

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What we can learn from Judge Judy

It’s impossible not to judge. Telling someone else “not to judge” — shows you have made the judgment that they are judging. Most opinions, descriptions, decisions, views, rulings, and critiques are judgments.

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How a diet tip helped me get a work-related request accomplished.

I know this sounds strange, but I used a diet tip that I read from Micheal Thurmond’s “6 Day Body Makeover” – to accomplish career critical tasks.

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How to handle jealousy in the office.

I received the below great question a few days after my Art of War for Product Managers and High-Performing Professionals.  I thought you might be interested in the answer as well. Q: Many senior employees work under my lead. In this case, many other senior employees think that what a lucky me. Jealousy is coming […]

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Pro and Con list to make better decisions.

Pro and Con list to make better decisions.

Most everyone is familiar with Pro and Con lists to help make a decision. Often times the Pro and Con List does very little to clarify the decision – because – well – the reason you are creating the Pro/Con list is because it was a ‘close call’ to begin with. We don’t go to the trouble of making a Pro and Con list on ‘no-brainers’. Often times the pro and cons are pretty equal – making the decision still difficult. Our mistake is that we stop at this point. We don’t take the next step to reduce the impact of the “Cons”.

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Are You An Influencer?

Are You An Influencer?

The topic of leadership is on the forefront of most, if not all, organizations these days. It’s one of the most talked about and yet least understood topics in the business world. Today I entered the generic term “leadership” in a Google search and it came back with more than 462,000 results. When I changed […]

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Integrity Booster: It’s all in the follow-through….

Integrity Booster: It’s all in the follow-through….

As a business coach, I sometimes receive late requests to change an appointment. Because of my busy schedule, it’s not easy to accommodate these types of last-moment requests. In my professional life, I easily handle this with my cancelation and refund policies. But how do we handle similar things in our personal and social lives? Well, I recommend that we respond in similar tones.

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When your peer becomes your boss (and vice-versa)…

When your peer becomes your boss (and vice-versa)...

As a business and success coach, I help people manage their career development. There will be times when someone is promoted from within their team or department.  At these times, it may some initial strain when a fellow peer is now your boss (or visa-versa).  I find that appreciation in the workplace goes a long […]

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Unhappy workers staying on the job – Is this good or bad?

Unhappy workers staying on the job - Is this good or bad?

My name is Laura Rose (LauraRose@RoseCoaching.info), Business and Life Coach specializing in time management, project management and work life balance strategies. As a business coach, I recently received the following question: Unhappy workers staying on the job – Is this good or bad? What does this mean for employers and HR managers? On the other […]

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Project Managers as Project Marketers

Project Managers as Project Marketers

Project Managers as Project Marketers Seasoned project managers understand that a successful project never results from a single endeavor. Instead, it takes a myriad of cumulative and often-subtle accomplishments to bring even the simplest project to completion. Consistent communication with stakeholders is arguably the most important of those many factors. Motivating, coordinating and managing various […]

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Using Game Theory to Traverse Obstacles

Many of the strategies used in games can be effectively translated to business and professional navigation. Find out how….

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Top 3 Office Game Changers

As a Business Process Consultant and Efficiency Coach, I am a subject matter expert in the field of Process Improvement. I work closely with the client to analyze both operational processes and financial metrics to assess project opportunities that positively impact the financial performance of the client business. In that role, I see a few misconceptions in how to make office changes (or any change for that matter). The most prevalent false premise is to “start where you are and take small steps”. That may be the resulting action – but I don’t recommend we start there.

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3 Keys to Taking Over a Failing Project

3 Keys to Taking Over a Failing Project

Have you just said yes to taking over a big mess-in-the-making? Whether you’re a VP or new manager, whether the initiative is a global expansion or product redesign, you’re now on the hook for a project that’s failing. You have to herd cats who don’t actually work for you, separate the smoke from the fire […]

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Replay with additional proactive techniques

With some additional proactive (Quadrant 2 preparation — sign up for the online coaching sessions for more information on this technique), you can perform even better. You get into the office early because you need to review the results of the overnight test run, and mail in the results before the 9:00am meeting. “Darn, the overnight […]

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Replay with Time-boxing and Parking Lot method.

Time-boxing is a method which allows you to do everything that you want to do without the above pitfall. You get into the office early because you need to review the results of the overnight test run, and mail in the results before the 9:00am meeting. “Darn, the overnight test failed at stage 6.  Why […]

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Want more time? Think inside the box.

In my GoTo Academy: Tools for the GoTo Guy and Gal continuous online coaching series, I go into Time-boxing and the use of Parking Lot methods in detail. If you are interested in more training in these areas, please signup for the continuing online coaching series. Does this scenario sound familiar? You get into the […]

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What is the right question?

By Laura Lee Rose, author of TimePeace: Making peace with time In the last article, we see how I could have avoided a lot of frustration and failure if I had simply asked a simple question.  It is the same in our business and work dealings.  Asking the right question will save us time and […]

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Power Your Projects with Decision Calendars

Power Your Projects with Decision Calendars

A decision calendar? You’re already drowning in calendars, I know. You maintain your project milestones calendar, your team’s meeting calendar, product launch calendars, the meeting and milestones calendar for every project you support, your own Outlook or Gmail calendar, and that’s just for work. Yet, projects still feel chaotic, and you wonder whether your team […]

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Project Managers need to be Jesters

Project Managers need to be Jesters

We all know the saying Time flies when you’re having fun. Are you helping your team’s time fly?

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Project Managers are Supporters

Project Managers are Supporters

Many of the things that go wrong in projects will be wholly and completely out of your control, but can have a massive affect on your project. You will need to find a way to support your team while they work through whatever issues they may be dealing with.

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