As part of their December theme to “Reduce Workplace Conflict,” the Project Management Professionals atCheetah Learning (http://www.cheetahlearning.com/) are offering “Conflict Resolution Tips,” a free download, just one of many that Cheetah routinely makes available to help make business professionals more productive.
As Hall of Fame catcher Yogi Berra once observed, “If you don’t know where you’re going, you’ll wind up somewhere else.”
Berra’s comment aptly summarizes why some projects fail: “The first mistake teams make that causes numerous arguments as a project progresses is not coming to agreement about their basic objectives.”
That sentence is the opening statement on “Conflict Resolution Tips,” a free download offered by the Project Management Professionals at Cheetah Learning as part of their December theme to “Reduce Workplace Conflict.”
For access to the “Conflict Resolution Tips” download, as well as a variety of other Daily Tips, Tools and Deals, fill out the form on the Cheetah home page at http://www.cheetahlearning.com/.
Resolving conflict is just one facet of what helps produce the speed and efficiency of “The Cheetah Way,” Project Management done correctly. That means one of the first steps in avoiding situations where people’s emotions explode is to “Kick off a project the right way from the beginning.”
“Watching fireworks light up the sky awakens the wonder in us all,” explains Michelle LaBrosse, CEO and founder of Cheetah Learning, “(but) when fireworks light up a conference room and team members are ready to explode, it can be the true test of your Project Management and leadership skills.”
To help businesses tackle obstacles like conflict on an ongoing basis, LaBrosse writes a monthly column titled the “Know How Network“. She also shares tips and thoughts at Twitter.com/MichelleCheetah.
Among the Cheetah tips regarding conflict resolution:
“What you focus on is what you get.”
“What gets measured gets done.”
“Differing expectations are the root cause of all conflict.”
“When you move from interactions riddled with conflict, you can move towards becoming a high performing team.”
For more information about Cheetah Learning and its various training offerings, call toll free in the U.S. at (888) 659-2013. Outside the U.S., call (602) 220-1263. To sign up for a variety of free tips and tools, use the online form on the Cheetah home page at http://www.cheetahlearning.com/.
Cheetah Learning is a Project Management Institute Registered Education Provider and is International Association of Continuing Education and Training Certified. Cheetah was awarded the Project Management Institute Professional Development Provider of the Year for 2008 for the significant contribution it made to the field of project management with its accelerated approach to teaching and doing project management.