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Interesting your question
Thanks for sharing
I have been working for 40 years in the management profession
My biggest contribution may be in the areas of Strategy (with specific reference for some industries) of Management (today known as soft skills: Leadership, Personal Organization and Delegation, Negotiation, Teamwork, Decision making process, Conflict management, Meetings and Conducting meetings), Organization and management of training and Pedagogy.
Not to mention Project Management :-)
Leadership thought is not an exclusive matter of project management, ages, but more from being experienced this role at least one time. So I think anyone is capable of give is opinion, obvious who as more experience could theoretically contribute with more ideas, aside that there are several levels of leadership.
My primary's area of expertise is IT about 20 years in the field nevertheless I have 7 years of expertise in the army and health care, 2 years in sales. I can say that already experienced several different kinds of leadership and very important several kind of cultural nuances of leadership that have great impact in our projects, tasks etc...
My primary area is to challenge underlying assumptions and beliefs that might not be true. I want to offer new perspectives and provide new insights.
Did that for any area discussed here where I can rely on my 45 years of experience.
Thank you very much for reminding me:
“The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn. ”- Alvin Toffler
That I fully subscribe
it is praiseworthy to always think for ourselves.
Good question, George!
I'd feel confident speaking about PMOs, agile, PPM, and risk management but do I feel that I'm a "thought leader"? That's a rarified title indeed...
He also said that the vast majority of people are agreeable people, my take on that is they might value respect more than honesty. Or they have other reasons I won't mention here out of respect.
I consider myself a disagreeable giver.
Feel confident speaking to PPM, Agile Transformations, Scrum, Facilitation, Knowledge Management, Business Analysis.
Critical thinking is what directed us to recognize project management as an art-form, that is, the need to tailor, be situational aware, to be agile, etc. Does the scientific methods have a place in project management, absolutely yes, but is it the driving factor to success – in my opinion, no.
Probably did not understand well what i meant to say, or i did not explain well enough.
What i meant is when we base our explanation, article or what ever in an scientific theory is better to prove that theory is valid and well proved otherwise the foundation bases are not strong enough to support our conviction, so here enters critical thinking, the thought leadership evaluating all and contributing with there opinion.
A lot of changes in project management practices are result of innovation, technological advancement i never said that they were the driving factor of success.
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