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Lindsay Curtis

About: Lindsay Curtis

Lindsay Curtis writes about communications, education, healthcare research, and parenting. She has extensive experience as a Project Manager, primarily in the healthcare and higher education sectors. A writer by day and a reader by night, she currently works as a Communications Officer for the University of Toronto. She also provides freelance copywriting and social media strategy services for businesses of all sizes. Learn more about Lindsay at www.curtiscommunications.org.

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How to Build Trust and Effectively Lead Virtual Teams

Written on July 6, 2020, by

Working virtually certainly has its perks. There’s no commute! Your lunch is just the short walk to the refrigerator away! You don’t have to wear pants! That said, working remotely can have its pitfalls when it comes to keeping your project on track and your team members working together as a cohesive unit. There are…

How to Maintain a Positive Attitude About Work (When the World Feels Like it’s Falling Apart)

Written on June 1, 2020, by

Are you feeling a sense of exhaustion, low-grade anxiety, and burnout? You’re not alone. We’re living through tough times right now with the coronavirus pandemic—our lives and work projects have been upended, and it takes everything we’ve got to keep things afloat. Keeping a positive attitude with all of the challenges and uncertainties can be…

Project Management and Working Remotely with Kids at Home

Written on April 20, 2020, by

Many of us have dreamt of working from home. Cutting out a long commute coupled with wearing comfy clothes from your cozy home office sounds great, right? Under normal circumstances, this might be an ideal work situation for many, but these times are far from “normal,” and unprecedented numbers of us have found ourselves, not…

Project Resource Management Tools and Techniques

Written on March 30, 2020, by

“Time is the most precious resource there is — you have to protect it.” – Jesse Itzler Most project managers are aware that time is our most precious resource, particularly as the clock of deadlines keeps ticking. However, time isn’t the only resource us project managers need to concern ourselves with. There’s the management of…

Six Ways to Keep Your Team Motivated When the Going Gets Tough

Written on March 2, 2020, by

Life comes with its challenges, setbacks, and failures. We all expect that, and we know that the same goes for projects, as well. Even with the most qualified team members, the most supportive and understanding stakeholders, and most driven project manager, things are bound to get tough from time to time. No matter the industry,…

Managing Team Clashes: Tips and Strategies for Conflict Resolution

Written on January 28, 2020, by

I remember the day clearly: I slipped into the office 15 minutes late thanks to a transit delay, feeling slightly frazzled. As I sat down at my work station, I noticed that the office — despite most of my colleagues being there — was so quiet you could hear a pin drop. In my absence,…

Five Ethical Tips for Project Managers

Written on December 2, 2019, by

Let’s consider the role ethics plays in the world of project management. Everything from day-to-day interactions and activities to overall project goals are touched by ethical guidelines in some manner. With a great role comes great responsibility, and project managers are held to high standards as they are the people who make decisions for and…

How to Succeed As a Project Management Professional in the Gig Economy

Written on October 14, 2019, by

My grandpa worked at the same company from the time he graduated high school to the time he retired. His loyalty was rewarded with promotions, raises, and respect from his colleagues and the higher-ups. His story isn’t really unique to his generation, but it’s unique to ours. Working a “nine to five” schedule for one…

Crisis Management 101: How to Lead during a Project Crisis

Written on September 24, 2019, by

“A smooth sea never made a skilled mariner.” – English proverb Missed deadlines. Project over budget. Irate, disappointed stakeholders. Team members home sick at “crunch time.” Sweating yet? If you’re a project manager, these issues are probably enough to strike fear in your heart. Murphy ’s Law suggests “what can go wrong, will go wrong,”…

MS Project Exam Changes?! Oh My!

Written on August 13, 2019, by

If you’re a Project Manager, it’s likely you’ve heard it through the grapevine: Microsoft has officially retired their MS Project certification exam 74-343 Managing Projects. Though the exam has been retired as of July 31, 2019, those who have taken the exam will be recognized for competency until June 30, 2020. Originally published and made…

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