It might sound counter-intuitive to link rituals with innovation, but experience shows the two actually go hand-in-hand. Here are Ivan Seselj’s eight suggestions to make it happen in your organisation.
Every project is primarily a social situation and within each situation are five elements that can be a motivational reward or a threat to an individual. Dr Lynda Bourne says a leader must get the mix right to drive a motivated team.
In all but the simplest of projects, there will be at least one element that will fall outside the control of the project manager, but leadership is not about maintaining this control, argues editor Adeline Teoh.
Leaders need access to information and a degree of empathy from their peers and senior leadership to successfully fulfil their duties as change leaders, writes Elissa Farrow. Here’s how to support them.
A successful change culture depends on the leadership team signalling their commitment to change, writes Ivan Seselj. Not only does this set the vision for what the business is trying to achieve, it empowers key change agents.
Senior leaders are often taken for granted and expected to be more resilient than lower level managers and staff, without the same support mechanisms. Elissa Farrow believes this affects project success.
What is the role of narrative and storytelling in reflective practice? How can these skills and tools be used to improve knowledge management across projects? Michael Morrison’s paper discuss the art of storytelling, leadership and more.
The busy life of a project manager means there’s little time to sharpen or even learn new skills so it’s important to select and read books that are relevant to your level and experience. Amy Cowen recommends a few for the shelf.