Upward Engagement: A Critical Competence When Things Get Stuck

Navigating the labyrinth structures of the corporate world can often be a daunting task. Hierarchical systems, while necessary, can sometimes restrict swift and efficient problem-solving. To conquer these challenges, a specific skill set is required, one of the most important being ‘managing up.’ This post will delve into this vital competency and provide a guide […]

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Debunking the myth that sustainability adds costs.

Sustainability: Debunking the False Notion That It Adds Costs

What comes to mind when we hear the term “sustainability”? Sustainability is multifaceted and complex. It is wide in range, and its spectrum encompasses everything from modern slavery to energy efficiency. To many, when you ask them, “what is the first thing that pops into their head when you hear the word sustainability,” it usually […]

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Disposable Plastic Straws… What can we do?

I went out recently with some friends and had a curious experience. And of all things it was around disposable plastic straws. What caught my attention was that each place we went to did not offer straws. More importantly though the establishments were proud and adamant about their no-straw policy. It opened up some interesting […]

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Sustainable Project Management: The GPM Reference Guide 2nd Edition

GPM Global is delighted to announce the publishing of the Second Edition of the Sustainable Project Management: The GPM Reference Guide.  The guide is 156 pages and is available on Amazon in both paperback and electronic Kindle formats. Sustainable project management is a rapidly growing discipline. With changing expectations of consumers and investors and the […]

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The Advantages of Constructive Conflict in Projects

“The absence of conflict is not harmony, it’s apathy” (Eisenhardt) “God does not play dice” (Einstein)… would God be so cruel to structure so much conflict if it could not be constructive (Tjosvold)? I come from a Canadian middle class family with a British lineage. At a young age we were taught to be quiet […]

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