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Stress & Conflict Management

By Brenda Fay

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

The Opposite of Mad

By Brenda Fay

Last week I was driving my eight-year old to school. Out of the blue, he piped up, “The opposite of being mad is being thankful.”I was a bit surprised. I thought about my brilliant son … Read more

One Step at a Time

By Brenda Fay

I had the best business advice ever last week. Karen Mombourquette, my tarot card reader, said, “Take everything a step at a time.” I laughed; assuredly this was the best advice for me, as I … Read more

A Successful Person

By Brenda Fay

A few weeks ago while I was visiting my mother in Newfoundland, she received a letter in the mail. It was a note from a doctor’s office saying she had an appointment for an urgent … Read more

Project Managers – Focusing to Get Results

By Brenda Fay

“A recent story about the use of transcendental meditation by top Wall Street traders was given a lot of attention, but I just see it as more evidence of what our research has shown for … Read more

Project Management: How to Implement Trust

By Brenda Fay

The basis for a good team is trust. Team members who trust each other have positive expectations of each other. This is a great underpinning for resolving conflicts and discussing problems. Simon Sinek talks about … Read more

A Great Team

By Brenda Fay

“My model for business is The Beatles. They were four guys who kept each other’s kind of negative tendencies in check. They balanced each other and the total was greater than the sum of the … Read more

The Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification is the Certification Most Likely to Get You a Job

By Brenda Fay

Research was done by Toni Bowers, Managing Editor of TechRepublic, and award-winning blogger of the Career Management blog. She found that the PMP is the most frequently desired certification according to Dice. So, if you … Read more

Being Brave (and Project Management)

By Brenda Fay

This is my year to be brave. Sara Bareilles’ song “Brave” totally captures my intent: Say what you wanna sayAnd let the words fall outHonestly I wanna see you be brave I have a feeling … Read more

Inspired

By Brenda Fay

On April 3, my company is starting up a program where senior executives will tell their stories. These leaders have inspired me by their generosity of spirit. The executives giving these sessions are all busy … Read more

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