About Steve Arata

Steve Arata is a Manager of Consulting Excellence for GP Strategies. Mr. Arata joined the company after a 27 year career in the US Army. Mr. Arata developed his leadership and management skills leading soldiers in locations world-wide to include Berlin and Haiti. He honed his training and teaching skills while serving as the Professor of Military Science at Hofstra University, as the US Army’s Liaison Officer to the French Army’s Training and Doctrine Command, as well as the Deputy Head of the Department of History at the US Military Academy at West Point. Mr. Arata earned his undergraduate degree from West Point and has a Masters in History from the University of Pennsylvania as well as a Masters in Strategic Studies from The US Army War College.

Project Leadership – The Leader’s Role Throughout the Lifecycle of a Project: Forming, Storming, and Norming

July 12, 2012 by
Posted in Leadership, Performance Readiness Solutions

The project manager’s role evolves as the team forms, storms, norms, performs, and mourns during a project. The ability of the project manager to adapt as the team grows and moves through these various stages will have a direct result on the motivation of the team, the confidence they have in each other, and the confidence they have in what they are doing. The previous blog post focused on the performing and mourning phases. This blog focuses on the first three phases: forming, storming and norming. Read the rest of this entry »

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Project Leadership – The Leader’s Role Throughout the Lifecycle of a Project: Performing and Mourning

July 11, 2012 by
Posted in Leadership, Performance Readiness Solutions

The project manager’s role evolves as the team forms, storms, norms, performs, and mourns during a project. The ability of the project manager to adapt as the team grows and moves through these various stages will have a direct result on the motivation of the team, the confidence they have in each other, and the confidence they have in what they are doing. In the previous blog, we focused on the first three phases: forming, storming and norming. This blog focuses on the performing and mourning phases. Read the rest of this entry »

Project Leadership – Three Rules for Addressing Performance

June 12, 2012 by
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We have all had the responsibility to deal with both outstanding and less than outstanding work on our project teams. How we deal with these types of efforts will determine, to a large extent, the morale of our project team members. It has been noted often that most projects fail because of unmotivated team members. Therefore, one of the keys to keeping our project teams content and motivated is our ability to deliver effective rewards and corrective action. Very simply, effective rewards as well as corrective action should be immediate, appropriate, and over. Read the rest of this entry »

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