Three Traits of Leadership That Cannot be Taught

We live and work in the age of machines and artificial intelligence. With automation leading the narrative at the workplace, it is important for companies to not get too caught up in it and retain the core aspects of organizational fabric, namely leadership. Some say leaders are born not trained while others believe that there are enough frameworks and systems out there to make leaders out of people. I believe it’s a mix of both. One has to have certain ingrained qualities or leadership which can be further developed through training and mentoring. Continue reading Three Traits of Leadership That Cannot be Taught

4 Effective Ways to Optimize Workload among Project Teams

A good project manager understands this well. Assigning too many tasks would overwhelm and overwork team members while assigning too little is a waste of time and resources. Ensuring a good balance is key to good team member morale and project succes Continue reading 4 Effective Ways to Optimize Workload among Project Teams

Reducing Corruption in Government Projects

Government projects are prone to corruption, even in countries where anti-corruption laws are strongly enforced. The popular definition of “corruption” is “a form of dishonest or unethical conduct by a person entrusted with a position of authority, often to acquire personal benefit,” while the legal definition is “an act done with intent to give some advantage inconsistent with official duty and the rights of others. … Continue reading Reducing Corruption in Government Projects

What Moms Can Teach Us about Project Management

Looking for project management inspiration? You don’t need to go too far to find it. The greatest project manager is the one who raised you and your siblings, stood rock steady beside your father, made the house a home and did all this while building a successful career. MOM! In this blog, I try to draw the parallel between motherhood and project management.  Here is … Continue reading What Moms Can Teach Us about Project Management

Importance of project management acumen in career progression

Career progression is one of the most important drivers of employee retention. 52% of millennials say opportunities for career progression is the most desirable quality in a workplace, competitive wages and financial incentives (44%), good training and development programs (35%) (PWC). There is a lot of ambiguity when it comes to career progression in organizations. Continue reading Importance of project management acumen in career progression

How Millennials are Changing the Leadership Paradigm

Let’s face it, Millennials are taking over the world. According to a study by PWC, millennials will make up an estimated 50% of the workforce by 2020. Some of the most profitable and disruptive companies today, such as Facebook, Uber, and Airbnb are led by millennial leaders. A lot is being discussed about millennial leadership styles and rightly so; after all the next decade is going to see a lot of millennials move into leadership positions. Continue reading How Millennials are Changing the Leadership Paradigm