For those of you just wanting to dip your toes in the pool, I would recommend QuickMBA. No where near as comprehensive as 12manage but displayed and organized into tasty bite-sized nuggets.
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Links (and commentary) to the best management theories and practices to help you manage your career, you project, your team, your boss or your company dispatched from the front lines of the cubicle wars.
When you measure your progress, you stay on track, reach your target dates, and experience the exhilaration of achievement that spurs you on to continued effort required to reach your goals.Well...that and it can also show you where you are failing miserably and point to the specific points of derailment. Don't let that deter you though. Figure out where it went bad, fix it, redefine the goal (if needed) and hit it.
It means that the learning curve is not a vertical slope; that the skills needed to do the work are available; that the project fits with the overall strategy and goals of the organization. A realistic project may push the skills and knowledge of the people working on it but it shouldn't break them.Timely - every goal MUST have a timeframe. Putting an end point on your goal gives you a clear target. No timeframe means you are not COMMITTED to the goal. No time limit means no urgency.
A person who is nice to you but rude to the waiter - or to others - is not a nice person. (This rule NEVER fails.)
I grew up in Westchester County, NY, and have since spent time in Boston, MA, New Jersey and now live in idyllic Fairport, NY where I drive by a cow and sheep farm every day.
Currently, I am a software engineering project manager for M5 Networks - Shoretel's Cloud Division. I run multi-million dollar telecommunication systems integration projects using our custom built call processing software.
I married Karen at the Flamingo in Las Vegas (yes, Elvis was with us) and in 2001, we had a baby girl, Erin, who decided she was going to be 72 days (11 weeks) early.
In my spare time I enjoy hanging out with my girls, reading, eating pizza, all types of games from board to video, and rooting for the Boston Red Sox and the NY football Giants.