Our Best Productivity Blogs of the Year

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The CornerStone Dynamics team started blogging back in 2013 and I can’t believe that I’ve been working on them for 4 years now. We’ve learned a ton in the process. Here’s a look back at our most popular posts in 2016.

 

7 Awesome Vision Statement Examples

This ranks as our most popular blog – EVER! That makes…Read More

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The Top 5 Reasons Why Projects Fail

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Avoid these pitfalls to ensure your project success

Let’s face it, no one wants to see a project fail. It’s just too costly. In addition to wasted resources – financial and human, company morale and market competitiveness can suffer. Increase the odds of project success by sidestepping these top 5 reasons that contribute to a project…Read More

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3 Big Business Hacks for Small Business Success

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Small business think like big business

Just because your small business is not a Fortune 500 company, yet, doesn’t mean you can’t benefit from some of the things successful big businesses do. Here are 3 lessons from big business that small businesses can use for greater success.

#1 Vision Statements – Do you ever notice when you walk…Read More

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What Makes A Truly Great Project Manager?

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3 traits of the truly great project manager

There are a lot of very good, competent, project managers out there. But what makes a great project manager? Here are 3 traits that all great project managers possess.

# 1 – Confidence

Truly great project managers have a great deal of confidence in themselves and their ability to deliver…Read More

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Tough Project? Learn How The Seasoned PM Handles It

Project management tips for the pros

Project management tips from the pros

With the wrong manager in place, a project can quickly go off the rails, creating  chaos and missed deadlines. A good project manager needs to have certain qualities and a great tool box to keep the project on track.  Here are some great blogs we found that will help ensure…Read More

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3 Tips Every Rookie Project Manager Needs For Project Success

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Project success, no problem

For a rookie project manager there are many things that can cause a project to go off the rails and not meet a successful end. Here are 3 tips that will help your project be a success.

Tip # 1 – Charter your project

There is a debate over whether all projects require a…Read More

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10 Project Manager Quotes That Ring True

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The project management quotes below hold years of wisdom. Consider these insightful nuggets that ring true when working on your next project.

Trying to manage a project without project management is like trying to play a football game without a game plan. – K. Tate
Running a project without a work breakdown structure (WBS) is like going…Read More

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The Project Charter: Your Friend From Start To End

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Document your project success with a project charter

If you were to ask most project managers what a project charter is, and how it works, you would probably get something like this: the project charter establishes the project. It outlines who the project manager is and their authority. The charter indicates the business case for…Read More

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How to “Rock” Your Next Meeting

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Great facilitators channel group productivity to achieve results

Your organization has invented an exciting new product or is launching a new service that has been developed under the utmost secrecy. The latest and greatest in its class, this ground-breaking idea is expected to take the market by storm. But you’ll only have one chance to launch…Read More

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