Hi Manager Tools,
Do you have any advice about managing a project when you don't have the title of 'manager/boss' to back you up? In other words, if your boss has given you a project which involves managing your peers, what's the most effective way to get good work from everyone?
I have been managing a larg-ish project for the last 5 weeks, since my boss delegated it to me. This morning we delivered it on time (after pulling an all nighter last night). I am very proud of it and feedback from the higher ups has been good. I also managed to pull it of without fighting with any of my peers, which was another objective of mine.
I would like to build on this as It would be at least 2010 before I might have the title/power of a 'boss' and will have to manage my peers many times over the next year. Any tips?
Duncan in Taiwan
ps. I love the podcasts, unfortunately for you, I have not recommended them to anyone as I want to keep them all for myself...