Deanne is an expert at initiating, leading, and delivering change projects. She helps clients bridge the gap between their projects and organisation, fully empower their employees, and accelerate results.
With a business focus gained over 20+ years, Deanne has worked on large-scale ERP system search, selection and implementations, business analysis and project management; and in interim operational management, consulting, training and project management roles; Software services management and supply including managing service delivery through outsourced 24×7 support teams.
Prior to leaving New Zealand for the UK her roles took her to the US, Singapore, China and Australia. Now settled in North West Italy she works with clients around the globe.
I asked Deanne about the following topics:
- Her five practical steps that help project managers quickly and effectively take over a poorly performing team or a project in chaos:
- Step 1: Get clear
- Step 2: Agenda(s)
- Step 3: Initial thoughts
- Step 4: Active Listening
- Step 5: Plan for Action
- The costs that project managers pay when they let their ego drive their behaviors.
- The importance of collaboration and adaptation.
- How listening is critical for building trust relationships.
- Good advice for project managers on how they can quite their mind so they are mindful, present, and ready for active listening.
- The importance of tone management.
- Why it is so hard to kill bad projects and why organizations choose “Dead Horse Management” strategies over killing projects.
- The difference between leadership and authority and why Project Managers have all the authority they need to lead their projects.
- The difference between the rational half and the non-rational half of organizational life and other thoughts on change management based on big ideas from William Tate’s book “The Search for Leadership – An Organizational Perspective”.
How to find out more about Deanne Earle:
As the author of “Ignite the Possibility” she has written a popular eBook packed full of information, tips and tools on how to create the outcomes you want. Her “Assessment Wheel for Effective Change” is a practical tool that allows leaders to graphically assess strength and weakness across various attributes including communication, motivation and accountability. Deanne has also authored the “10 Tangible Tips for Effective Change” eBook, which has been repeatedly downloaded since it was first published in 2008. Her newest eBook “Creating and Sustaining Successful Leadership” will be available for purchase from her website at the beginning of March.
You can access more information, her eBooks, and case studies through her website www.unlikebefore.com. You can also register for her quarterly newsletter while you’re there.
Get an RSS feed to her blog at unlikebefore.blogspot.com and follow her on Twitter where she tweets under the username of @UnlikeBefore.
Hands-on or hands-off Deanne’s project-specific services, keynotes, and leadership mentoring program helps clients strengthen and accelerate project delivery.
You can contact Deanne if you think working with her could help your projects and teams by emailing her at: firstname.lastname@example.org.