Redefining Success: The Urgent Shift from Traditional Education to Skills-Based Learning

Modern education systems are broken. They emphasize grades and standardized testing, which often fail to measure the true skills and abilities of students. They fail to teach critical thinking, instead focusing on memorization and regurgitation of information. This approach leaves students ill-prepared for the real world, where employers are increasingly seeking individuals with practical skills […]

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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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The importance of Developing a Strong Environmental Quotient (EQ) for Project Managers

Environmental Quotient (EQ) measures an individual’s or organization’s environmental awareness, responsibility, and impact. It considers energy consumption, water usage, waste generation, and carbon footprint. It also evaluates how an individual or organization acts sustainably and reduces its negative environmental impact. As leaders in project management, we must recognize the importance of Environmental Quotient (EQ) and […]

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COVID-19 Sustainable Lessons 06: The Cost of Delay

“The early bird may get the worm, but its the second mouse that gets the cheese.” No idea who said this. “Sometimes the early bird gets the worm, but sometimes the early bird gets frozen to death.” Myron Scholes Many of us instinctively procrastinate and delay. There are times though, where the cost of delays […]

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Characteristics of a Sustainable Project Manager (3 of 9) “Change Agent”

This third installment of Characteristics of a Sustainable Project Manager focuses on the “Change Agent.” Peter Drucker is famous for many quotes, none more so than “The greatest danger in times of turbulence is not the turbulence; it is to act with yesterday’s logic.” Characteristic #3: Change Agent — challenges business-as-usual mindset, embraces change, seizes opportunities, develops […]

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