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Michael S. Dobson (New York, NY) is a consultant and popular seminar leader in project management, communications, and personal success. He is the president of his own consulting firm whose clients include Calvin Klein Cosmetics and the Department of Health and Human Services. He is the author of several books including Managing Up (978-0-8144-7042-8).

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Risk Management: Extracting Value out of Uncertainty

By | Posted Aug 22, 2013

Project management usually entails a portion of risk management within its elements, which often prompts the question, what is risk management? Risk management can be used to extract value out of a risk situation based on your investment. Downside risk, is the likelihood of a negative outcome from an uncertain event or condition, and upside risk is the likelihood of a positive outcome. Let’s take a closer look at what forms of risk can be addressed…

risk management

Understanding Risk Management

By | Posted Aug 20, 2013

In risk management, you have to consider the costs and benefits of both the upside and downside possibilities. To understand […]

project life cycle

Understanding the 5 Stages of the Project Life Cycle

By | Posted Aug 12, 2013 | 2 Comments

Managing multiple projects has quickly become the norm, not the exception, in most work environments.  Although the details vary by […]

project charter checklist

Project Charter Checklist

By | Posted Aug 5, 2013

As part of starting a new project, it’s a good idea to ask challenging questions to make sure you deliver […]

dealing with difficult people

Deal With Difficult People in 10 Steps

By | Posted Mar 28, 2013 | 1 Comment

Stress and emotional overload—two emotions that are common when dealing with difficult people. Don’t let them push your buttons. You need to prepare yourself before the encounter.