Welcome to Michael Greer's PM Resources

"At this website you'll find info about my favorite project management (PM) resources, my products & services, and a "first-do-no-harm," no B.S., Minimalist approach to PM. To learn more, use the Navigation links (left), scroll through my latest blog posts below, or watch a video intro. Enjoy!" -- Mike G. The PM Minimalist Collection

LATEST BLOG POSTS:

March Issue of PM Minimalist Update Is Now Available

I just emailed my latest PM Minimalist Update to subscribers.  It’s loaded with articles, links, and more. Check it out here:

Subscribe today & get a Bonus zip file containing 15 PM articles or tools in PDFform (88-pages total!) plus a 37-minute PM podcast!

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Posted: March 30th, 2012 under Announcements, Inspiration and Motivation, Project Management - No Comments. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Why You Should Trust Your Judgment (… Your “Inner Wisdom Filter”)

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[This book excerpt is from "The People Stuff: 10 Sets of Challenges to Inspire Teams" in The Project Management Minimalist]

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“A man should learn to detect and watch that gleam of light which flashes across his mind from within, more than the lustre of the firmament of bards and sages… Trust thyself: every heart vibrates to that iron string.”  Ralph Waldo Emerson in Self-Reliance

“… the best in every business do what they have learned to do without questioning their abilities — they flat out trust their skills, which is why we call this high-performance state of mind the ‘Trusting Mindset.’ Routine access to the Trusting Mindset is what separates great performers from the rest of the pack.” – John Eliot in Overachievement

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Posted: March 14th, 2012 under Inspiration and Motivation - 1 Comment. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

February Issue of PM Minimalist Update Is Now Available

I just emailed my latest PM Minimalist Update to subscribers.  It’s loaded with articles, links, and more. Check it out here:

Subscribe today & get a Bonus zip file containing 15 PM articles or tools in PDFform (88-pages total!) plus a 37-minute PM podcast!

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Posted: February 29th, 2012 under Announcements, One Simple Thing, Project Management - No Comments. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Free E-Book: One Simple Thing to Improve Projects or PM (An Anthology)

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Last November I invited visitors to this web site and other PM discussion sites to share “one simple thing…” that could improve projects and/or project management (PM). Many smart people with lots of different PM experiences took the time to think about, then respond to, this invitation.  This free e-book anthology is a collection of these responses. It includes:

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Posted: February 22nd, 2012 under One Simple Thing, Project Management - No Comments. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Are You Causing Suffering for Your Project Team?

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Best Practice: Consciously choose your attitude.

“We cannot choose our external circumstances, but we can always choose how we respond to them.”  — Epictetus in The Enchiridion

“From the most simple task to the most complex, if you are not in a state of either acceptance, enjoyment, or enthusiasm, look closely and you will find that you are creating suffering for yourself and others.”   — Eckhart Tolle in A New Earth

Take another look at the Tolle quote above. The selection in bold tells the whole story. The graphic below illustrates how one man’s thrashing against reality – his self-chosen misery – is creating suffering for himself and others!

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Posted: February 15th, 2012 under Inspiration and Motivation, Project Management - 1 Comment. Tags: , , , , , ,

David Emerald’s One Simple Thing: Adopt a Creator Orientation

Photo: David Emerald, Creator of TED (The Empowerment Dynamic)

David Emerald, Creator of TED (The Empowerment Dynamic)

(The following article is part of our One Simple Thing…to Improve Projects series. It was contributed by David Emerald, the creator of TED — The Empowerment Dynamic.  David is the author of The Power of TED* book, an executive coach, and uplifting keynote speaker who lives in the Pacific Northwest with his wife and business partner, Donna.

In a nutshell, TED provides a framework for building better, more empowered relationships. The Power of TED materials, as well as David’s workshops, are both inspirational and practical!  TED enlightens and encourages those who practice it to reach new levels of collaboration.)  

[A personal note: "I've found that TED provides a unique framework to view and improve both my business and personal relationships. I was so excited to share TED's potential for project teams that I created the blog post/podcast Shift from Drama to Empowerment. Thanks, David, for the wisdom & the inspiration!"  -- Mike Greer]

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My number one “simple thing” is to adopt a Creator Orientation.

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Posted: February 2nd, 2012 under One Simple Thing, Project Management - No Comments. Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

January Issue of PM Minimalist Update Is Now Available

I just emailed my latest PM Minimalist Update to subscribers.  It’s loaded with articles, links, and more. Check it out here:

Subscribe today & get a Bonus zip file containing 15 PM articles or tools in PDFform (88-pages total!) plus a 37-minute PM podcast!

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Posted: January 31st, 2012 under Announcements, Project Management - No Comments. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Get the Entire Project Management Minimalist Collection “To Go” on Your Kindle, NOOK, iPad, or Other Mobile Device!

Image: The PM Minimalist Collection from Amazon's "Cloud"

Whoo Hoo!! The entire Project Management Minimalist Collection is now “in the cloud” and ready to download to your favorite e-reader, tablet,  or other mobile device.  The Project Management Minimalist book, Mentor (scripted meeting guides), Tutorial Videos, and MP3 audios can now be used with your Kindle, iPad, or any other device running the free Kindle App.   Use these team power tools to organize your project, run team meetings, train your PM newbies, educate clients & stakeholders, and generally stay on top of your PM game — Minimalist style!

Click here to see the full list of what’s available, brief overview videos, and links to product pages at Amazon.

Posted: January 26th, 2012 under Announcements, Project Management - No Comments. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Lindsay Scott’s One Simple Thing: Emphasize “Management” in PM

Lindsay Scott

(The following article is part of our One Simple Thing…to Improve Projects series. It was contributed by Lindsay Scott. Lindsay is a Director of Arras People, the UK’s project management recruitment specialists.

Lindsay started the company with a colleague 10 years ago. Prior to that she worked within PMO for Hewlett-Packard in the UK. Lindsay also blogs at How to Manage a Camel on project management and recruitment issues. You can also follow Lindsay on Twitter @projectmgmt.)

[NOTE: Lindsay's organization is now conducting their Arras People Annual PPM Census. So stand up and be counted by completing their brief online survey.]

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Posted: January 11th, 2012 under One Simple Thing, Project Management - 5 Comments. Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

December Issue of PM Minimalist Update Is Now Available

I just emailed my latest PM Minimalist Update to subscribers.  It’s loaded with articles, links, and more. Check it out here:

Subscribe today & get a Bonus zip file containing 15 PM articles or tools in PDFform (88-pages total!) plus a 37-minute PM podcast!

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Posted: December 31st, 2011 under Announcements, Project Management - No Comments. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,