Tue, 22 Oct 2019 18:38:40 GMT Servant Leadership: Serve to Be Great https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blogs/303946/Servant-Leadership--Serve-to-Be-Great This blog is about leadership as it applies to projects and project management, but also as it applies to society in general. The bloggers here manage projects and lead teams in both business and volunteer environments, and are all graduates of PMI's Leadership Institute Master Class. We hope to bring insight into the challenges we all experience in our projects and in our day-to-day work, providing helpful tidbits to inspire you to take action to improve-whether in your personal life, your business/work life or on your projects. Read, comment and share your experiences as we share ours. Let's make the pie bigger! Grab a slice! Strategy Formulation is not Strategy Delivery https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/54572/Strategy-Formulation-is-not-Strategy-Delivery Fri, 21 Jun 2019 17:57:26 GMT A recent question on Quora prompted me to spend 20 minutes writing an answer because I believe it to be a critically important question. The question was "How is strategic management used in project execution?" I didn't really want to answer that question, so I indulged myself and c... Project Management is All Around Us! https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/40326/Project-Management-is-All-Around-Us- Fri, 06 Apr 2018 13:00:03 GMT This past winter I helped coach a recreational league high school basketball team for my son. I am always up for the challenge of coaching a youth sport for our town.  Over the years, I have coached lacrosse, soccer, baseball, and most recently basketball. There are many challenges to a success... The Servant Leadership Way: Virtues that bring Results https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/36293/The-Servant-Leadership-Way--Virtues-that-bring-Results Thu, 11 Jan 2018 04:46:18 GMT Servant Leadership is not a leadership style; it is a way of life, with genuine and generous heart and strong commitment to the humility that puts the benefit of others before self. Sharing with you Fortune’s The World’s most Admired Companies to start our conversation today. The ... Acting out...as a leader? https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/35072/Acting-out---as-a-leader- Wed, 06 Dec 2017 12:49:14 GMT “Because I said so…”. This is a “powerful” sentence that (almost) every child has heard at least once. When they are criticized, misunderstood or just denied of what they want (with no explanation whatsoever), a child’s first impulse is either to dissolve into te... The Elusive PMO https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/34785/The-Elusive-PMO Tue, 28 Nov 2017 13:14:16 GMT In our jobs as project managers, we often find ourselves thrust into situations requiring us to share our knowledge to help others be successful. But that is not a problem for us: it’s an opportunity to help others become leaders - a main tenet of servant leadership. And what stronger leadersh... Expert or Leader? / ¿Experto o Líder? https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/34258/Expert-or-Leader-----Experto-o-L-der- Mon, 13 Nov 2017 18:17:49 GMT Expert or Leader? Those of us who graduate in technology careers, as in my case, tend to have a reputation for being independent and autonomous, and we are often e labeled as "NERDs". Recall that the stereotype of "NERD" represents a very intelligent person, fascinated by k... We Don't Need Servant Leaders in the Volunteer Realm! https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/31246/We-Don-t-Need-Servant-Leaders-in-the-Volunteer-Realm-- Mon, 10 Jul 2017 12:55:50 GMT There I was, on the Halifax Waterfront Boardwalk just outside Privateers Warehouse, enjoying the beautiful, hot, sweltering day: the sort of day that made it difficult to lick all the drips of the Cows chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream cone I had just salivatingly acquired as they began their ra... To Create Change: Think Corals, Chimpanzees (and their Project Leaders) https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/30549/To-Create-Change--Think-Corals--Chimpanzees--and-their-Project-Leaders- Wed, 21 Jun 2017 12:38:19 GMT Films are so powerful in telling stories via visuals and narratives. They create change by telling stories that reach the heart and inspire action from within. Recently, my friends and I attended a documentary film screening of CHASING CORAL at New York City because of Victoria Orlowski... Love that tiger https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/30226/Love-that-tiger Fri, 09 Jun 2017 07:19:25 GMT There is an old saying in the Medical  world - “There are no healthy individuals in the world. The ones that pretend to be must have been insufficiently examined for physical and/or psychological issues”. And, for the latter, the “usual” split is between “neurotics... Making Connections while Missing Connections https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/29914/Making-Connections-while-Missing-Connections Thu, 25 May 2017 21:10:45 GMT Traveling as much as I do, I have learned that airports don’t have to be the worst, most stressful place to be during a delayed flight.  Sure, I could wax poetic about my top five favorite airports and of course the least favorite airports, but I think anyone who flies has those lists rea...