During October's PMI Global Conference in Philadelphia, there is an opportunity to meet with several PM's designated as Ask the Experts. This means you can schedule a 20-30 minute session to discuss anything Project Management! There are 6 experts this year who you can sign up to talk with. I've listed their names and some of their exceptional skillsets:
Please consider making an appointment with one or more of us at this Global Conference. We are anxious to meet with YOU!
I am so honored to be an ASK THE EXPERT at the PMI Global Conference in Philadelphia October 5-7 that it inspired me to write this little poem for you:
Roses are red, violets are blue
While you attend the PMI Global Conference
Please sign up for a 20-minute “Ask the Expert” chat with me
So I can finally in person meet YOU!
We can talk about IT, leadership, health care or maybe strategize your career path
Let’s talk about anything you are facing in project management,
I’m good on most PM subjects, but honestly a little weaker at math!
Let’s get together – and start our friendship here
I’m excited to visit with you, to learn more from others too
It will be a celebration of PM’s – we all deserve this collective CHEER!
Don’t leave me hanging – please sign up for a chat
It will be a fun opportunity – I promise you that!
Please follow this link to sign up today: (scroll down to Ask the Expert)...
Have you ever asked someone to shadow you while facilitating meetings to provide feedback - with the goal to measure and improve your PM performance? It’s not for the faint of heart, but it is an excellent way to grow. Some ideas:
Self-improvement: Several years ago I created a Meeting Mentoring Observation Worksheet and asked several people to score me during a meeting. I try to do this at least 1x year. The scoring is charted on a scale: 1 (poor) – 5 (exceptional) and I asked mentors to score me on some interesting things like:
Self-development: Grow, grow, grow – I try to stretch myself. For example – volunteering to speak at PMI chapter meetings or seminars. It’s a great way to grow and develop personally while sharing insights with others. Volunteering is a wonderful way to increase self-development. In November, I will be speaking at the PMO Symposium 2019 in Denver, Colorado. Scary, but an excellent self-development opportunity!
Self-control: Ever get hot under the collar during a meeting or take something said in a meeting personally? I’m trying to learn to subdue my emotions in meetings – not easy for a “Type-A” personality, but there is actually power and strength in this. It’s allows one to step back, enabling longer pauses, waiting for responses, not spitting out the answers so quickly but allowing others to find the right answer before stepping back into the conversation. Listening more. Instead of sharing my perspective, I’ve been trying to spend more time asking others about their thoughts and viewpoints. If someone uses a statement that bubbles up an emotion, I try to spend an extra moment pondering it from their vantage point before responding. This takes self-control and is another excellent aspect of growth and development.
How do you encourage self-improvement, self-development and self-control? I’m anxious to hear what works for you!