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Upcoming Webinars

Getting Things Done for Project Managers: Keys To Increased Performance

May 22, 2015 12:00 PM EDT (UTC-4)
PREMIUM webinar

Project managers often struggle to reach success at work because of their limited formal authority. Presenter Bruce Harpham, PMP will discuss how to overcome this obstacle by exploring different tips and techniques, discussing the importance of organization, and how this can enhance your reputation.

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Sneak Peek into EMEA Congress - Leadership

PREMIUM on-demand webinar

Description: An Inside Look at Leadership Sessions at PMI® Global Congress 2015 - EMEA Join us for a panel discussion on Leadership and get a glimpse into some of the key themes to be presented in this content area at PMI Global Congress 2015 – EMEA. Panelists include various Congress presenters covering topics like positive leadership, personal legacies, making faster and better project decisions and how to enhance your effectiveness as a leader.

Project Management in History: The First Jeep®

PREMIUM on-demand webinar

“Project Management in History: The First Jeep” tells the story of the American Bantam Car Company, which dared to meet the challenge to build the prototype in the impossible time frame of 49 days. The “¼ ton truck 4×4 light project,” as the effort was titled by the Army, represents a textbook case of entrepreneurship and project management that holds lessons for today’s business leaders and project managers. Contemporary leaders face a similar environment of rapidly changing technology, volatile economic circumstances and turbulent international relations, forces that assailed the U.S. Army throughout the interwar period.

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Blog Insights

Extraordinary Leader

by Naomi Caietti

Listen. Empower. Adapt. Dream ... LEAD   Helping you learn about the next generation of leadership tools, valuable tips and techniques. Leadership 2.0 is a new fresh approach to leadership for the next generation of leaders; start your journey of future growth and development to become an extraordinary leader.

Leadership Catalyst

by Vinay Nadig

We are an amazing group of people here! We help turn ideas and concepts into reality using all the hard tools and frameworks at our disposal. We are leaders whether we are acknowledged as such or not. In this blog, I will focus on a set of leadership behaviors that I have used and have helped others practice - to achieve exceptional outcomes. Of course I may veer off course occasionally, and rant about the latest pet peeve I have about project execution! I hope this will be an engaging experience for you.

Learn From Others

Teachable Moments: The Reluctant BA/PM

by Ruffin Veal, PMP

Teachable moments are formed when you have done something--regardless of the outcome--and learned from the experience. Learning makes us better at what we do and provides a great opportunity to develop others and sharpen skills. We’ve compiled our best Teachable Moments from our community members for you to learn from and share with other project managers. In this installment, a reluctant leader takes charge.

Leadership and Stewardship: Is There a Connection?

by Michael Wood

Ever wonder why effective leaders almost always see themselves as stewards of something far bigger than themselves, a keeper of a sacred trust? There is a connection between leadership and stewardship that would-be leaders need to understand if they are to mature into someone who can lead people--and organizations--to success.

Is the Future of our Profession in Safe Hands?

by Andy Jordan

What’s happening with the new generation of project managers, and how can we help them succeed? It's an exciting time for project management and new project managers. However, it’s not all wine and roses

Effective Teaming

by Robert Martinez

Some say leaders are born, not made. Perhaps, but teams are not born so therefore have to be made. But more often than not, project managers don’t get to choose their team or team members. Given this reality, how do we make the most of our teaming opportunities? This paper offers ideas on the dynamics of effective teams and team building, focusing on the characteristics of successful teams.

A Project Management Dichotomy

by Andy Jordan

Project management is heading for a fork in the road--you need to approach it with your eyes open and be prepared for change. Here we look at how different “arms” of project management are going to develop as distinct disciplines--and how we can make sure that we have the skills necessary to end up on the side that we want.

ProjectMan and ProjectWoman to the Rescue!

by Andy Jordan

Project managers are the most humble of all superheroes, but maybe it’s about time to show the world the color of our capes. What better time than International Project Management Day to acknowledge how awesome we are?

Leadership Means Never Having to Say You're Bored

by Mark Mullaly, Ph.D., PMP

Project managers face an awkward and interesting leadership challenge. What do we do in these situations? What strategies are available, and what resources can we draw on in order to navigate our way to success? And what do we need to know about ourselves, our teams and our organizations if we are to genuinely lead effectively?

Transitioning Leadership: A Personal Story

by Michelle Stronach

When you take over an in-flight project, it's important to know the circumstances of the change. This article is a personal story about taking over a well-managed project that was necessitated by unfortunate circumstances.

Sponsor and PM: The Perfect Leadership Team?

by Andy Jordan

The sponsor and project manager should form a powerful leadership team that creates a positive environment. In reality, that often fails to occur--and the fault frequently lies with a “broken” relationship. Get some help in maximizing these roles.

The Splintering of Leadership

by Kenneth Darter, PMP

In the business world, leadership can be splintered to varying degrees. At times, this works to the benefit of the organization--but it can also cause a great deal of confusion.


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