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About: Dr. Lynette Reed

Writer, researcher and advisor on human potential for personal and organizational development, Dr. Lynette Reed has mentored people from in businesses, not-for-profits, schools, allied health agencies, chambers of commerce, government and churches. She has taught courses on team building, leadership, ethics, world religion and world cultures. Her current literary contributions include an executive summary paperback titled, Fixing the Problem: Making Changes in How You Deal with Challenges, as well as book contributions, articles, guest radio appearances and a series of children's books with Abingdon Press. She is also a co-founder and board member of the Institute for Soul-Centered Leadership at Seton Cove. Lynette holds a Doctor of Ministry in Spirituality, Sustainability, and Inter-Religious Dialogue and a Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Contact her at expectations2reality@icloud.com.

All Articles and Webinars by Dr. Lynette Reed

What Type of Conflict Do You Have In Your Workplace?

Written on May 30, 2019, by

Posted: March 27, 2019 Presenter: Dr. Lynette Reed Moderator: Kyle   Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Lynette Reed’s What Type of Conflict Do You Have In Your Workplace? webinar being provided by MPUG for the convenience of our members. You may wish to use this transcript for the purposes of…

Don’t Do This! Four Ways to Frustrate and Disengage Your Employees

Written on May 6, 2019, by

Common Pitfalls of Effective Management Work can be a very frustrating place. According to a recent Hay Group study, one-third to one-half of employees report work conditions that keep them from being as productive as is possible. These employees slowly disengage and limit their work potential due to increased frustration. I believe frustration often comes…

What Type of Conflict Do You Have in Your Workplace?

Written on March 27, 2019, by

  Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 0.75 PMI® PDUs in the Leadership category of the Talent Triangle.   Event Description: Join Dr. Lynette Reed for a discussion on conflict in the workplace. This webinar defines the difference between blameless conflict, which helps to strengthen the project, and…

Must Have People Skills for Project Managers

Written on March 11, 2019, by

At work, it’s likely that your concentration is probably on hard skills that give tangible results and allow you to perform your job. Technical skills help you maintain deadlines and keep you effectively multitasking on all of your different projects. People skills, also called soft skills, are less tangible. Unfortunately, they become much easier to…

Less Stress Isn’t Always Best – Tips for Handling Stress as a Project Manager

Written on January 18, 2019, by

Stress is a part of work. You may experience it from external activities such as deadlines, time constraints, disconnects in communication, and/or errors in work processes. There are also internal stressors that come from challenges to your personal feelings and beliefs. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s NIOSH report found that 40% of workers…

Five Ways to Build Positive Relationships with Stakeholders

Written on November 20, 2018, by

With many forms and faces and with a variety of roles, stakeholders are a valuable part of any project. Based on a recent article by Robert Youlker, stakeholders comprise people both inside and outside of an organization who have an interest in a problem and its solution. Fractured relationships with stakeholders can create a fragmented…

Five Tips for Dealing with Conflict in Project Management

Written on September 4, 2018, by

Most projects bring with them some conflict. Project managers have the dual responsibility of managing, not only the workflow of the project, but also the inevitable conflict that arises within the daily activities of the job. These conflicts, known as blameless or fracturing, can either benefit or harm the successful completion of a project. Blameless…

Distracted Much? Activities That Have the Greatest Impact on Your Project

Written on July 23, 2018, by

If you’re like most project managers, in addition to the administration of your project, you likely have a multitude of daily activities that distract you from essential tasks. These distractions can impact the overall success of your project. Dr. Gloria Mark, an associate professor at Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences at the…

The Ins and Outs of Budget Planning within Project Management

Written on April 23, 2018, by

Budget planning takes your project management to a different level of efficiency and transparency. Research conducted by McKinsey & Co. and the University of Oxford reveals that half of all large IT projects run 45 percent over budget and seven percent over time. These overruns occur while delivering 56 percent less value. Yikes! Many of…

How to Facilitate a Productive Meeting

Written on March 12, 2018, by

Meetings remain a necessary part of business. They help employees to coordinate efforts, allow for troubleshooting problems, and infuse creativity into an organization. According to a recent article posted by The Muse, an online career resource, an estimated twenty-five million business meetings occur each day within the United States. These meetings are typically taking up…

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