How do you measure psychological safety?
How do you measure psychological safety? I am often asked this question by leaders who have read that psychological safety is a pre-requisite for high performance in teams and organizations. This post offers a 3 step process to measure and build psychological safety. It also considers the pitfalls to look out for, the source of…Read More →
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…Read More →
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…Read More →
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…Read More →
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…Read More →
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…Read More →
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,…Read More →
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…Read More →