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Improving Team Performance by Overcoming Team Dysfunctions

Improving Team Performance by Overcoming Team Dysfunctions

Understanding each of the team dysfunctions and exploring ways to overcome them (i.e., focusing on achieving the opposite of each dysfunction) is a great test of one’s leadership skills. An effective leader assesses the team’s weaknesses, what team dysfunctions exist within the team, the causes of the dysfunctions, and applies ways to overcome the dysfunctions to improve team performance.

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The Making of Great Leaders

The Making of Great Leaders

This blog focuses on the competencies of leadership required for effective team leadership to deliver projects successfully and the details behind successful leadership at Management Solutions. We will cover the similarities and differences between project management and leadership and learn about practicing leadership skills in managing projects including interpersonal communication skills, negotiation skills, influencing skills, and team building, as well as the most basic leadership competencies in motivating and inspiring teams. Through this blog, you will be able to identify leadership competencies that can transform successful project managers into effective leaders.

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The Importance of Trust

The Importance of Trust

Trust is a delicate, yet powerful force that paves the way for every business’s success and it can be shattered in an instant.

Sandra J. Sucher, a Harvard Business School professor, authored a book titled “The Power of Trust: How Companies Build It, Lose It, Regain It,” which describes the business, economic and societal importance of trust and how to regain it once it’s been lost. This blog covers important points from the book.

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8 Things We’ve Learned About Teams in a Difficult Year

8 Things We’ve Learned About Teams in a Difficult Year

Regardless of the industry, teamwork over the last year and a half has been complicated. Managing the safety of ourselves, the concern for our colleague’s safety, looking after our families and responding to a different atmosphere of living, family and social situations left us exhausted. Emotional and psychological hurdles were created due to the pandemic and all the changes it brought only added to the complexities in maintaining team continuity. Misunderstandings and overreactions combined with heightened tensions and raw nerves from the learning curve of online interaction are inevitable.

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A quick guide to project controls

A quick guide to project controls

Project Controls Solutions’ quantitative assessment tools and practical, case-based training programs are based on over two decades of experience providing project controls expertise to government and commercial clients on some of the largest and most difficult nuclear, environmental, national defense, transportation and infrastructure projects.

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Skills required for success during each phase of project management

Skills required for success during each phase of project management

Management Solutions recognizes the multitude of problems, issues and risks project managers and controllers face daily. The profession is challenging, and good project personnel must manage clients’ expectations, identify a risk-triggering event, maintain clear communication lines with all stakeholders, control scope while trying to bring the project in on budget and ahead of schedule.

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June 2021 Newsletter

June 2021 Newsletter

Often when we think of summer we think of relaxing, putting our feet in the sand and taking it easy.

Summer is a great time to do a mid-year review of your business and perhaps make some smart moves.
The idea is to work smarter, not necessarily harder. Businesses often prefer to conduct reviews at the beginning or end of a year and maintain the status quo throughout the summer months. However, most of the time you come back from vacation and immediately get slammed trying to catch up and deal with past problems instead of looking for opportunities for the second half of the year.

As a result, businesses end up with the same troubled systems, processes or employees so nothing changes. Then suddenly the year is almost over, and valuable opportunities have passed. Let me challenge you to hit the accelerator on improving your strengths and eliminating weaknesses.

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Eight project challenges that must be minimized to assure project success

Eight project challenges that must be minimized to assure project success

Management Solutions recognizes the multitude of problems, issues and risks project managers and controllers face daily. The profession is challenging, and good project personnel must manage clients’ expectations, identify a risk-triggering event, maintain clear communication lines with all stakeholders, control scope while trying to bring the project in on budget and ahead of schedule.

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May 2021 Newsletter

May 2021 Newsletter

The Management Solutions and Project Controls Solutions teams were fortunate enough to be a Platinum sponsor for a recent global project controls summit. This was a great opportunity to present and learn with some of the world’s leading experts in the field of...

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April 2021 Newsletter

April 2021 Newsletter

February was Women’s History Month and I have been reflecting on my journey as a female business owner in a STEM industry. Inevitably, my thoughts turned to one of the causes I care most about: expanding the pipeline of female leadership in STEM. While I have faced...

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March 2021 Newsletter

March 2021 Newsletter

The rollout of successful vaccines for COVID-19 has given businesses everywhere hope that the pandemic may be finally nearing a turning point. The organizational energy that helped many companies pivot quickly during the pandemic’s early days has, in many cases, been...

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January 2021 Newsletter

January 2021 Newsletter

For more than two decades, Management Solutions has partnered with government and commercial clients to deliver project management excellence. Throughout that time, we have steadfastly maintained our commitment to help our clients manage and mitigate the risks...

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