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Herding Cats: Positive and Effective Communication Within Chaos with Sharon Steed at DPM 2017

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Herding Cats: Positive and Effective Communication Within Chaos with Sharon Steed at DPM 2017

No skill will net us more positive results than effective communication. The problem is that as a project manager, you are often attempting to communicate within chaos. You are in charge of the completion of that project, but it feels as if you have very little control over the process from start to finish. As a result, your role can sometimes feel like that of a cat herder: all parties involved are engaged yet unpredictable.

 So what do you do here? And how do you create certainty when you’re surrounded by confusion? Patience and creativity are important factors, but most of all you need to communicate with empathy. Why? Because empathetic communication nets project managers two huge wins: transparency and influence.

In this powerful and memorable talk, corporate empathy and communications consultant Sharon Steed elevates empathy from a buzzword to a verb. She breaks down the chaos of everyday communication and discusses how communicating with empathy fosters environments ripe for collaboration.

 
 

 Project management can be a lonely gig. But it doesn’t have to be. Join fellow DPMs at the 2019 Digital PM Summit.

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It’s All About the Little Things with Sam Barnes

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It’s All About the Little Things with Sam Barnes

Conference talks are often focused on big and innovative ideas that in many cases kickstart brand new approaches to our people and work, which is a great thing that continually helps push our industry forward.

However, when managing projects or leading teams, being consistently good at getting the absolute basics right can be the difference between success and failure. In this session, presented at Digital PM Summit 2017, Marks and Spencer’s Senior Development Manager and DPM veteran Sam Barnes discusses some of these basics. He touches on how often the little things are forgotten or overlooked, why they’re so important, and how to get better at them in such a way that you really see positive changes in both what you’re helping to deliver and in your working relationships.

Check it out for yourself below, or on our YouTube channel, and sign up for updates as we plan the 2019 Digital PM Summit.

Digital project management can be a lonely gig. But it doesn't have to be. Join us at the Digital PM Summit.

 
 

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