Archive for November, 2015

What Younger Managers Should Know About How They’re Perceived

Why should Project Managers read this: Often as a Project Manager you are in a position of responsibility for people who are older and often more experienced than you. This article summarizes a study by Harvard Business Review on how younger leaders are perceived, both good and bad points.

My takeaways:

I am not alone: What this means is that most younger leaders / project managers will experience these perceptions of them.

Here is a checklist of things to work on: I am a firm believer in the Strengths Based Leadership model, so I really appreciated the list of positive perceptions identified.

Read it now: What Younger Managers Should Know About How They’re Perceived

A Decision Journal Can Help You Make Better Decisions

If you keep a decision journal you’re going to discover two things. First, you’re right a lot of the time. Second, it’s for the wrong reasons.

Why Project Managers should read this: One of the key things Project Manager’s do is make decisions, and making better decisions will make you a better Project Manager. This post is about the process of maintaining a decision journal, basically a log of the decisions you have made. The intent is that you will go back over this once in a while to determine if you are making good decisions, and how you can improve. Sounds pretty interesting to me.

A Decision Journal Can Help You Make Better Decisions