For me project management is so much more than the technical elements. Which is why I believe, even if it’s not your title, it’s valuable to explore the certifications. To help you develop competencies that you can use in other leadership roles.
Do you delegate your habits of business to technology? Or is your use of technology a bad habit? When you can answer what job your business habits do for you, and then delegate that habit to technology, then you really become technology’s master.
Data silos can happen in a company for many legitimate reasons. It can also be a symptom of a bigger problem – people silos. Tackling one can help to get at the root of the other.
I came to this new definitions when someone quoted William Bridges. Change is an event or situation that happens external to ourselves. Transition is what we do in response to change to get to a new beginning or new state. Transition is internal and within our power to shape.
Building a startup team based on skills is a lot like the casting activity in the film industry. Those responsible for casting a movie will look at the character in the plot, and try to find actors that they know have the ability to play the role. Though there is also a secondary look at how these actors look together on film, their onscreen chemistry. So the casting activity is actually a casting of the ensemble, not just the individual actors.
When listening to Canadian would-be entrepreneurs, it seems that quite often you hear their dream is to start a company, grow it to the point where some other larger American company comes along and buys it, enabling the original founders to walk away with millions of dollars.
What I think will really happen when we move away from less structured organizational styles is that this will breed new ways of thinking and interacting in the workplace. Companies will evolve a style and leadership that focuses on performance and satisfaction for all its constituents – management, employees and customers alike. It will be as unique as their constituents are.
To create a good executive status report, be brief, present the facts clearly and make sure your summary covers all areas that need to be addressed.