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How to Improve Your Career in 2020

As we enter 2020 and the beginning of a new decade, many people will naturally find themselves focusing on ways they can improve their lives. Of course, your career is one of the most important areas for self-improvement, whether you want to start a new career, move up the ladder with your current employer, or simply become better at your job. From taking an online project management course to making ...

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Reflection and Excitement

A message from Christoffer Ellehuus – Head of Strategy Execution. As I’m sure many of you have done these past weeks, I too have been reflecting on the 2019 year with excitement about what’s ahead for 2020. Mostly, I look back with excitement about our innovations this year to elevate the impact of our learning solutions for individuals, teams, and entire organizations. And I’m equally excited about 2020 and the impact we will have as we join forces with Korn Ferry.

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Getting Into Project Management – Five Steps to Take

As project management becomes more and more popular, we are seeing increased frustration from people wanting to break into it. Like all good project managers know, it requires planning and dedication to make the transition into a project management position. A popular way to try and kick start a career has been to take a PRINCE2 course and hope for the best. But before you dive straight into enrolling on ...

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Adopting Agile in Your Organisation

As the Agile Project Management approach becomes more mainstream, organisations considering its implementation are deluged with questions. Is agile project management right for us? Does our current structure support this change? How will we measure progress? Though replacing traditional project management methods may seem like a leap, taking an agile approach can actually increase productivity, improve accountability and speed up delivery across all team members. But simply designating an Agile ...

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Develop Your Cultural IQ for a Globalised Business World – Live Webinar

90 percent of executives cite ‘cross-cultural management’ as their top challenge in working across borders.   Even leaders who don’t work across borders are likely to work with teams from a variety of cultural backgrounds. Leaders today need a new cultural playbook to navigate this new reality of business. What skills do you need to influence change to solve the new kinds of challenges in a global, digital world? You ...

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Remembering and Using Your Project Management Training

You attend a training course, how do you make sure you’re doing everything you can to get the most out of what you are learning? How do you make sure that once the training is over and you head back to the office, that you’re still able to utilise what you have learnt? From as early as 1981 with Michalak’s research called ‘The Neglected Half of Training’, there has been ...

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How is Design Thinking Used to Get Project Results?

Design thinking is a non-linear process, which allows businesses and their project teams to embrace design concepts, in order to solve complex, ill-defined problems. It is especially useful for situations where project managers need to re-frame the way they view an issue, challenge internal assumptions, or truly innovate. While the concept of design thinking has grown in popularity, some remain unsure of precisely how it works and what the benefits ...

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Design-Thinking and Project Management

In today’s volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) business environment, organisations need speed, innovation and breakthrough solutions if they are to achieve. In a previous blog How to Structure Your Organisation to Drive Innovation, we discussed how strategic project management supplies the key ingredients for choosing and executing innovative products that align with an organisation’s overall strategy. This week we look at how strong organisations can innovate by fostering an ...

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