Category: News

How do you measure psychological safety?

How do you measure psychological safety? I was delighted at the question – Peter had been listening!  When we started speaking he’d trundled out the familiar line: ‘this stuff is all very well, but you can’t measure it.’  Now, his position had shifted – something had clearly caught his attention.   What is psychological safety?…

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Ways to encourage positive thinking in your team

Ways to encourage positive thinking in your team.  As we grapple with the fallout from the corona virus pandemic one question comes up again and again   ‘How can I encourage positive thinking in my team when everyone is so stretched?’ There are no easy answers. Plenty of people have written about learning to manage…

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It’s a Stressful Time – Here’s What You Can Do For You and Your Team

It’s a stressful time – here’s what you can do for you and your team.   Carole Osterweil speaks with Andy Kaufman in episode 291 of the People and Projects Podcast Carole and Andy explore how leaders and project managers can draw on ideas from Project Delivery, Uncertainty and Neuroscience to walk through the fog…

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COVID-19 Rapid Response Coaching

COVID-19 Rapid Response Coaching offers pro bono coaching to frontline healthcare workers on demand, for as long as they want.   Just three weeks ago pictures from an intensive care unit in Italy, struggling to cope with Covid -19 hit our TV screens.  Like many others I was struck by the speed of this virus…

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What does neuroscience have to do with project management?

What does neuroscience have to do with  project management?  Elise Stevens of Fix my Project Chaos explores the whole arena with Carole Osterweil   Listen to Carole’s reply here Points raised in this podcast   Understanding how the brain works helps us understand human behaviour. Our brain’s number one priority is survival, so our brain…

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Project Leadership in Uncertain Environments

Project Leadership in Uncertain Environments – Carole Osterweil, is interviewed by Elizabeth Harin FAPM a professional project manager and the award-winning blogger behind a Girl’s Guide to Project Management.   Topics covered range from Project Leadership in Uncertain Environments to Carole’s motivation in writing Project Delivery, Uncertainty and Neuroscience     Elizabeth sets the scene…

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4 Steps to Make Complex Projects Easier to Deliver

4 Steps to Make Complex Projects Easier to Deliver   We’re still creating short-order cooks. They can make anything on a limited menu… but modern projects require Masterchefs – and as a profession we’re not geared up to develop them These words, spoken five years ago by a leading light in the project management community,…

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Is it change or transformation, and does it matter?

Leaders frequently underestimate what’s needed for true transformation – yet it’s a crucial consideration if they want to reach their ambitious goals.   In the last month I’ve worked in depth with over twenty leaders from very different sectors.  Of these nine have been charged with fundamentally changing the way their business runs.  In this…

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