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Motto of the Month

‘When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser.’ – Unknown.

Even though many websites attribute this quote to Socrates, it is confirmed he never said it. It is still a nice quote and I’m sharing it with you this month.


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Motto of the Month – Prove Them Wrong

I don’t need to defend myself from people that doubt me. I let my actions speak for me. – Tom Brady

Tom Brady MottoTom Brady’s 10 Rules For Sucess

  1. Earn Your Success
  2. Care Deeply
  3. Love the Game
  4. Live in The Present
  5. Execute Well Under Pressue
  6. Believe in Yourself
  7. Set your Priorities
  8. Earn it Every Single Day
  9. Evolve
  10. Stay Hungry, Stay Humble

10 Rules of Sucess

Project Manager: Influences

As a project manager, you should be familiar with a variety of techniques to manage and motivate your team. One way of developing the team is to start a ‘team development’ process to enhance or develop a person’s skills both within the group, and individually, for the goal of enhancing project performance. Team development is most difficult when team members are accountable to both a functional and a project manager. But as a project manager, you are still responsible for managing relationships. Development as a team is critical to project success.

During Team Performance Assessment, if people improved individually and as a team, it should be reflected in improved project performance. Another reward achievement that I would like to see repeated is the ‘Recognition and Rewards’ program. Rewards should be immediate and in tune with preferences. Some team members prefer gifts, other perks, others recognition from a group, others extra time off, etc. Team members should receive feedback on a regular basis.

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Team – Motivation

The sources of power for a project manager, penalty (creates hostility); formal or position power (based upon a position such as a boss); and reward (power to give bonus) are not very effective way to influence and motivate other individuals. The most effective source of power is the ‘expert’ based on a knowledge or skill that earns power and respect and the role model because others are willing to follow.

But not everyone can be motivated. The project manager must create a working environment that is encouraging to development of the team member and leave it up to the team member to respond positively.

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Anayansi Gamboa, MPM, an EDC Developer Consultant and clinical programmer for the Pharmaceutical and Biotech industry with more than 13 years of experience.

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