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How to Take Your Project Management Skills to the Next Level

Posted by Mary Bradbury Jones on November 18, 2015

Being a project manager isn't easy. You have to keep your team motivated, and working, while ensuring they stay on schedule and on budget. It's easy to feel like you're not succeeding, or like you're the bad guy for wrangling everyone in.

In this post we're going to talk about the four things that will help you take your project management skills to the next level through concepts that sound basic, but can actually change everything.

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Topics: Professional Development, Small Business, Project Management

Productivity Tip: Finding the Lead Domino

Posted by Mary Bradbury Jones on August 26, 2015


Many times in life, in business, or at work, you may find yourself overwhelmed with a long to-do list and not enough time. All of these action items may appear to be high-priority tasks and the weight of it all can be crushing. If you’re like most of us, then you want to become more efficient at work, and you want life to feel easier.

In this article, we’ll look at how you can increase productivity by making new, informed choices related to your to-do list. Instead of diving straight into your tasks haphazardly, you can prioritize your to-do list by finding the “lead domino.”

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Topics: Professional Development, Small Business, Operations, Communications, Project Management

Time Is Money: 5 Ways to Be More Efficient at Work

Posted by Mary Bradbury Jones on June 18, 2015

It can be very easy to get “busy” at work. Every day, we’re inundated with emails, phone calls, messages, meetings—it’s very easy for the day to get away from us. However, being busy doesn’t always equate to being efficient or effective at our jobs. Indeed, sometimes the things that keep us “busiest” are the very things that prevent us from reaching our potential as productive employees. And it’s burning us out.

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Topics: Professional Development, Small Business, Operations, Communications, Project Management

How to Prevent the Top 5 Project Management Mistakes

Posted by Mary Bradbury Jones on April 22, 2015

How many times have you worked on an important group project for work and found it difficult to complete due to poor communication, tasks that fell through the cracks, or inexperienced personnel? Or maybe things weren’t that bad but you know your time could have been used more effectively in getting the project to completion? 

Strong project management skills are essential to get projects (big and small) completed not only on time, but at the highest level of quality. Having the right skills, systems, and processes in place can help you effectively and efficiently manage a project 

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Topics: Professional Development, Small Business, Project Management

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