Rebecca Staton-Reinstein, Ph.D. and president of Advantage Leadership, Inc., has been both an accidental, untrained Project Manager and a trained one. She has managed a wide variety of projects and understands the pain of juggling too many tasks, relying on others for information with no authority to manage them, and struggling to keep too many stakeholders from spoiling the project. She has developed project management programs for her clients around the world. She developed project management programs specifically for Human Resource professionals for training companies, webinar providers, and conferences. She works with a variety of organizations to improve strategic leadership and planning, engage employees, and delight customers.
The basics of great management are the same whether in the technical or non-technical sphere because you are dealing with human beings. The key is to develop a plan to implement any and all assignments and then delegate the detailed tasks to technical professionals to execute using proven methodologies and keeping individuals motivated. Coaching each person to get the results you are responsible for and hel..
Refine your organizational skills to keep your projects on time, on budget, and on target. You've learned the basic techniques of project management. You've mastered the planning, executing, reviewing, and revising skills making the difference between success and absolute failure. You are good at getting the different players and stakeholders to provide information or direction and to show up for important ..
Workplace negativity affects more people and organizations today than ever. Managers and team members alike report being more stressed as they are being asked to do more with less. Learn to create a positive, more productive workplace by developing practical strategies to relieve stress. As a manager or executive, learn to align with company values designed to help employees perform at their best. Acknowled..
Human nature does not change but our understanding of human nature does change. Every manager must become adept and getting the best performance out of every employee. Today that means adapting the traditional management and leadership categories to the current situation. For example, employees are assigned specific tasks to perform and goals to meet. Collaborative spend time with each employee and then wit..
Most people find it challenging enough to work well with even ONE boss. But if you're working with two bosses – or MORE – the challenge may seem nearly insurmountable. Dealing with the workload is tough, but now you've also must manage multiple communications styles, sets of expectations, schedules, projects, and more. This can mean multiple headaches. Even if the "official” designation is 50% of your time ..
No matter what business you are in, you must be able to understand customers’ expectations, even when they cannot articulate them easily. You must measure yourself against industry leaders to assure you are able to provide great value to your internal and external customers. Although there are times when you want a third party to conduct these studies, you can learn simple tools and approaches and dig out w..
COVID-19 is not your typical Human Resources Force Majeure! Human Resources Managers are faced with unique risks related to local, State, and Federal, and international regulations and requirements. HR cannot afford to fail to analyze and plan to mitigate risks systematically. Even more problematic is dealing with unexpected risks such as the coronavirus. Learn to create mitigation plans for anticipated ris..
Today, much work in organizations is organized as a project although it may not be called a project. Often, through years of downsizing, people with in-depth special knowledge in critical areas are no longer available. The work still needs to be performed when needed, so someone is assigned. Thinking about these special, periodic assignments as projects and applying the approaches of project management help..
Every manager complains about their employees’ performance problems at some point in their career. Over the years, I’ve come to look at the challenge of problem performance a little differently. What I have come to accept is poor performance takes two players; the manager and the employee. And while it is always easier to focus our attention on the latter we must look at our own contributions to the perform..
Today's workforce is mobile and unwilling to stay in a job where appreciation is rare or where the person is not making a difference. You are judged on the quality of work of your team members, which means you must help them perform at their best. Everyone is unique and requires a unique approach. The fundamentals of human motivation enable you to engage each employee and the entire team for top performance..
Whatever you call those extra assignments or even your larger "regular" work responsibilities, learn to apply project management tools and approaches to get better outcomes when facing barriers to completing work successfully. Identify the business problem you are solving to keep your work focused, efficient, and moving toward the desired solution. Expand your standard responses to barriers to include more ..
There are many "models" and "theories" of leadership. At the heart of all leadership lie the ability to set direction and inspire and encourage people to go in that direction. Each leader must find his or her own authentic voice and self to do this. Many of the leaders I interviewed, who form the basis for the case studies in this webinar, have studied great leaders from history and have had great mentors, ..