Category: Leadership & strategy

Mentoring for Women in Project Management
I was very pleased to be invited to present at the monthly PMI Women in Project Management Forum in February.  I chose a topic close to my heart – how mentoring can kick-start your career. My mentorship journey I’ve been fortunate enough to have had two great mentors in my life – both older men.  ... Mentoring for Women in Project Management
How do you cope when things go wrong?
As a project manager I’m used to things not always going to plan. I also think of myself as being pretty resilient. Yet, the past week has seen my patience and tolerance disappear pretty quickly! I’ve been having a really bad week where it feels like everything that could go wrong has gone wrong. It’s ... Mentoring for Women in Project Management
People skills board - a cork board with post it notes full of soft skills
Should project management be taught in schools?
When I was at school (a long time ago, in a land far, far away) we were often given team projects to run over the term and ended up with a presentation of some sort. No-one gave us any instructions on how to set up these projects or what the best way was to run ... Mentoring for Women in Project Management
Five things I’ve done to become a better project manager
Hello and welcome to my first blog of 2018. In honour of the New Year I want to share some steps I’ve taken recently I hope will help me become a better project manager. Before I went on leave over Christmas, I’d noticed I’d become jaded and disinterested in my projects. I was snappy, with ... Mentoring for Women in Project Management
Leadership in action. Corporate people rowing a boat
Five leadership techniques that help make me a better boss (I hope!)
Leadership is an interesting thing – most people see being a leader as something to aspire to, yet when you are a leader it can be very lonely and isolating. As a leader of a team of diverse individuals it can be hard to make sure I meet everyone’s needs, including my own – which ... Mentoring for Women in Project Management