conflict management

Who Needs to Know?

By Brenda Fay / May 25, 2017

Have you ever had someone say, “You don’t need to know that; leave that part to me,” when working on a project? After your first reaction (“Huh?”), if you are like me, you would be … Read more

Deficiencies: The Achilles’ Heel of Construction Projects

By Brenda Fay / March 15, 2017

This week, please welcome Paul Behner, an accomplished project manager in the construction industry, as my guest writer. Deficiencies are a standard line item on most, if not all, construction projects. Construction project deficiency is … Read more

Stakeholder Engagement

By Brenda Fay / December 1, 2016

Recently I went to a luncheon hosted by the Halifax Chamber of Commerce, which my company was proud to sponsor. (See our logo on the banner to right of stage above.) The topic of the … Read more

Contract Improvements

By Brenda Fay / November 9, 2016

This week I had some contract issues to look at regarding an agreement with a supplier. Several areas concerning deliverables needed to be examined. I called the supplier to get more insight on what had … Read more

Bravery and Vulnerability

By Brenda Fay / August 10, 2016

At a business meeting I was in recently, a senior manager asked the facilitator if he should follow his instincts to make a decision, even if people didn’t agree with him. I thought, “Isn’t that … Read more

Stress & Conflict Management

By Brenda Fay / January 27, 2015

The Project Management Institute (PMI) says that project managers need to have good conflict management and stress management skills. When I mention this in class, there is usually one person who says, “I manage conflict … Read more

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