Coaching

How to provide constructive criticism

May 20, 2013

This is a guest post by Sarah Clare. As a project manager, there is sure to come a time when you have to address poor performance or substandard work. We all make mistakes, and we can all find ways to improve our work. When you are a project manager, it is your responsibility to make […]

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Win a copy of Leading and Coaching Teams to Success

August 10, 2012

Time for another giveaway. This time, it’s a copy of Leading and Coaching Teams to Success: The Secret Life of Teams by Phil Hayes. It’s about what happens to teams behind closed doors, and you can read my review of it here. As I say in the review, the book talks about how teams gossip, go […]

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Win a copy of The Project Management Coaching Workbook

June 18, 2012

Earlier this year I reviewed The Project Management Coaching Workbook by Susanne Madsen (Management Concepts, 2011). You can read that review here and an interview with Susanne about the power of questions here. I’m delighted to have a copy to give away. This is a unique and practical book aimed at project managers who want […]

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Focus on Coaching: Interview with Kevin Ciccotti

January 25, 2012

In the last part of the Focus on Coaching series, I’m interviewing Kevin Ciccotti, CPCC, ACC. Kevin is a coach who has chosen to work specifically with PMPs (although I expect he’d work with any project managers). I asked him why. Kevin, how did you get into coaching? I will say my path to coaching […]

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Focus on Coaching: The Project Management Coaching Workbook

January 18, 2012

This short series is looking at coaching in a project management environment. Today, I’m reviewing The Project Management Coaching Workbook by Susanne Madsen (Management Concepts, 2011). “It is not your ability to manage tasks and resources that will set you apart,” writes Susanne Madsen in her new book, The Project Management Coaching Workbook. “It is […]

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Focus on Coaching: Susanne Madsen on the power of questions

January 16, 2012

This short series is looking at coaching in a project management environment. Today I’m interviewing Susanne Madsen, author of The Project Management Coaching Workbook and herself a coach. Hello Susanne. Tell me, what made you go into coaching in the first place? I started coaching and mentoring project managers because I wanted to make a […]

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Focus on Coaching: Book review of Leading and Coaching Teams to Success

January 11, 2012

I particularly liked the sub-title of this book: The Secret Life of Teams. Leading and Coaching Teams to Success by Phil Hayes is about what happens to teams behind closed doors. It talks about how teams gossip, go off the rails and implode. There’s something cathartic about reading about teams in a worse state than […]

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Focus on Coaching: expert team coaching with Phil Hayes

January 9, 2012

Phil Hayes is a coach with over 20 years experience in team development. He’s executive director of London training and coaching company Management Futures. I spoke to Phil about how team coaching can work with project teams. Phil, I’ve heard about coaching individuals, and I can see how you could extend that to a functional […]

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Focus on Coaching: What a coach does, with Josh Nankivel

January 4, 2012

It’s January, which means it is cold and grey and we are looking to do things better than last year. That’s why I’m spending January focusing on coaching and the role it can play in improving your performance and that of your team. Today I’m talking to project management coach Josh Nankivel about what he […]

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