Leadership Building Activities


Leadership is a combination of innate and learned traits. Jennifer Bridges, PMP, shows you three key leadership building activities that will help you become a better leader. In Review – Leadership Building Activities. Before offering her leadership building activities, Jennifer defined what leadership is. These are the building blocks of true leadership. Well, leadership building activities can help you be the best leader you can be.

Adopting Agile is an Exercise in Change Management


Based on the classroom exercises, you’re excited to try new concepts and apply the magic cure-all that will solve all waterfall-based project problems. Adopting Agile is an Exercise in Change Management. Adopting agile is an exercise in change management for a number of reasons: Software isn’t an order by number model. I presented at a few executive leadership meetings and started to socialize the concepts with other directors and managers.

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10 Reasons Why Sleep Is Important for Performance and Leadership

Project Bliss

You likely don’t know all the reasons why sleep is important for productivity, leadership, and health! I’m sluggish, not getting enough exercise, and there are a cascade of other impacts. Emotional intelligence is a critical leadership trait.

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5 Key Goal Setting Exercises for High-Performing Engineering Teams (from Google, LinkedIn, DropBox, and more)


Goal-setting exercise 1: Effective goal-setting starts at the top and cascades down. Goal-setting exercise 2: Get clear about your culture of goal-setting. Goal setting exercise 3: Use OKRs to choose the right goals for your engineering team. As a general rule, Weiner and the leadership at Google suggest setting 3–5 personal OKRs for any given quarter. Goal setting exercise 4: Use MMOM metrics to measure your goal progress.

How to Package and Price Embedded Analytics

This exercise is not a one-shot deal. exercise in imitation. PRICE 22 Pricing for Value This exercise can get you started, but it is best performed along with third-party intelligence gathering. industry as a whole, with their leadership involved in the.

Book Review: The Power of Project Leadership


I just finished the last chapter of Susanne Madsen’s piece on The Power of Project Leadership (2nd edition). I’ve been a longtime student of both Project Management and of researchers like Brené Brown , who explore emotional intelligence with leadership. For me, The Power of Project Leadership is where these two worlds combine in the most impactful of ways! . Susanne asserts that we must do this through the expansion of our project leadership skills.

Spark by John Ratey [Book Review] and How Exercise Makes You Smarter

Project Bliss

?. Book Review for Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain. Ratey goes in-depth with research and the science behind how exercise makes you smarter. . You might be wondering why I’m reviewing a book about exercise for a project management and leadership blog. Even better, there are tons of benefits to exercise – many you already know, but many will surprise you. As it turns out, exercise makes you smarter.

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How Emotional Intelligence Is Important In Leadership?


Emotional Intelligence and Leadership. Possessing emotional intelligence is significant towards successful team relationships because—let’s face it—do you think a manager that gives an earful to his or her subordinates epitomizes great leadership ? Emotional intelligence has five key domains and is crucial in leadership , as well as they help a person grow and develop as an effective leader. . Cet article How Emotional Intelligence Is Important In Leadership?

Project Management Vs. Leadership – How nTask evolved From an Early Start up to a Robust Industry Competitor


Eventually, it comes down to the following approach: Strategic Leadership. Although leadership and management are arguably switchable roles, the usual chain of command goes from top to bottom. Leadership and Project Management Is a Two Faced Coin: When I say it is a two-faced coin, the emphasis is on the correlation factor. Arguably, project managers are responsible for doing both: i.e. leadership and management.

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The 9 Best Leadership Games for Skill Development


Leadership is not an academic pursuit. By all means, read about what makes a great leader, but temper that cerebral exercise with something you can really sink your teeth into. We’re talking leadership games. The following leadership games can both make you a better leader, and improve the leadership qualities of your team members. The object of this leadership game is to guide the blindfolded person through the minefield without incident.

How to Manage Stakeholder Conflict

Project Risk Coach

Turn Conflict into a Problem-Solving Exercise You can help stakeholders resolve the conflict by reframing the conflict as a problem-solving exercise. Project managers must use their leadership skills to influence the stakeholders. Leadership

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How to Translate Leadership Stress into Performance Improvement


Stress and leadership go together hand-in-hand. From difficult decisions about people to vexing choices on direction and investment, every individual who serves in a leadership capacity has effectively signed on to own the issues no one else will touch. Leadership Other

Leadership and motivation: 3 exercises to bring out your best


Joanna Barsh and Johanne Lavoie, who both work with the consultancy McKinsey, have released a book called Centered Leadership: Leading with […]. The post Leadership and motivation: 3 exercises to bring out your best appeared first on For Managers | Personal Development Hacks. LeadershipThere are some foolproof tips for people who want to become good leaders (and since you’re reading this…), but others aren’t quite so clear.

12 Sure-Fire Ways to Improve Project Risk Management

Project Risk Coach

They facilitate risk identification exercises that result in a boatload of risks. Some project managers wait until things are out of control before they exercise risk management. 2=Planning 4=Control Leadership Productivity Project Risk Management

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Leadership during times of disruption

PM for the Masses

Today I chat with the excellent "Leadership Freak" Dan Rockwell on how to exercise leadership during times such as these. Today I chat with the excellent "Leadership Freak" Dan Rockwell on how to exercise leadership during times such as these.

Professional Agile Leadership Certification Course - An Audio Experience Report


after he has participated in one of my recent Professional Agile Leadership (PAL-E) certification courses in Munich Germany. In this episode we spoke about the value of the exercises in the course and the facilitated group work. More importantly we connected the facilitation techniques to the leadership role. Cool and compact overview of agile methods, agile mindset and agile leadership. One of the regular listeners, Daniel Lachmann-Nishibane, appeared on www.agile.fm

Don’t Underestimate the Importance of Strong Leadership for Project Success


One person’s definition of what helps make a project successful may differ from another’s, but there is no disputing that good project leadership is a critical factor to project success. What it really takes is effective leadership! Articles Lead leadership project management

Better Zoom Meetings

Project Management Essentials

In one of my training classes, there is an exercise to conduct a daily stand-up meeting. Disruptive and unproductive meetings are common and just do not happen in practice exercises. Agile Leadership Project Management Meetings

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Choosing the right leadership models for your team and your organization


Let’s get this out of the way this early on: There is NO one correct leadership style. A lot of factors affect the kind of leadership model that works for a particular individual, team, and / or organization. Some leadership models that work with others won’t always work with the next team or company. True and effective leadership is never about what title one holds, or what awards or accolades one receives. Autocratic Leadership. Laissez-Faire Leadership.

Leadership in times of Corona


Use meditation techniques and don’t forget to exercise, that’s helpful for serenity. A couple of weeks ago we were happily following our daily routines. We grabbed our coffee mugs, slowly walked over to our teams and chatted with them.

PMI-ACP Supported Self-Study Group - April 10, 2021 Start

Leading Answers

The program works as follows: Read a chapter of my PMI-ACP Exam Prep book each week and work through the exercises.   Agile Project Management Books Certification Events Leadership PMI-ACP Visual LearningThe next Supported Self-Study Group starts on April 10th.

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The Effective and Innovative Virtual Team Leader

International Institute for Learning

One more tip I have for you is implement “enjoyment time” for each meeting, demonstrate your trust in your team, and exercise some creativity in your meeting management. Uncategorized leaders leadership project leadership remote teams virtual teamsBy Frank P.

Managing Virtual Teams Successfully

The IIL Blog

Tuckman model of forming-storming-norming-performing), they can benefit from a Simple Interactive Meaningful Practical Learning Exercise (SMILE). Evolution of Learning Exercises for Collaboration. No one author or source can take credit for the evolution of learning exercises for virtual teams. These McGraw-Hill publications refer to Experiential Learning Exercises, group mixers, warm-ups, energizers and playful activities. Types of Interactive Exercises.

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PMI-ACP Supported Self-Study Group - February 2021 Start

Leading Answers

The program works as follows: Read a chapter of my PMI-ACP Exam Prep book each week and work through the exercises.   Agile Project Management Books Certification Events Leadership PMI-ACP Visual LearningThe next Supported Self-Study Group starts on February 6th.

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Project Manager or Project Leader? What’s the Difference?

Online PM Courses

One way I like to think of the difference between Project Management and Project Leadership is that: Project Management gets things done. Project Leadership makes changes happen. Leadership: guiding and motivating the people around you. So, with all of this as a backdrop, let’s get into the difference between Project Management and Project Leadership. People and Project Leadership. Leadership is not easy. Personal Leadership. Leadership.

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Why All Entrepreneurs Should Have Project Management Skills


He has never done any formal project management training, but over the last six years, he has developed a number of basic skills, including leadership and communication, by learning on the job from the people around him. Leadership Project Management

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How to Distinguish Between Stress and Burnout and Cope with Them: Tips for Project Managers

Epicflow Blog

According to Gallup , 76% of employees in both leadership and non-leadership roles have experienced burnout at least once. As the position of a project manager belongs to the executive leadership role types, these experts manage not only projects but also people.

How to Be a Powerful Risk Management Evangelist

Project Risk Coach

Leadership is influence. Exercise. Leadership risk managementMark Langley, President and CEO of the Project Management Institute (PMI), penned a great article entitled Using Project Management to Reduce Risk. While the article was written for Chief Financial Officers (CFOs), it’s a message that all leaders should read. Indeed, “high-performing companies manage risk in conjunction with projects and programs far more often than low performers do.”

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What does your upbringing say about your leadership style?

Susanne Madsen

I recently co-facilitated a leadership programme for a group of senior project and programme managers. During the programme we explored the participant’s personalities and leadership styles from various angles. One of the exercises we took them through – which was a real eye-opener to many – was to draw parallels between the events that had happened in their lives and the behaviors they displayed as leaders.

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Using Divergent Thinking to Become a Better Leader


Leadership, if anything, is a creative way to think and engage with people and situations, while guiding and setting an example for others. While there might be types of people who are more likely to think divergently, promoting divergent thinking is possible through various creative exercises. The following are some ways to kickstart divergent thinking for better leadership. Leadership is no different. Leadership The Project Manager Blog

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Rich Sheridan on Leading with Joy

International Institute for Learning

As opening keynote speaker at IIL’s Leadership & Innovation 2019 Online Conference , he inspired us all with his uncommon approach to leadership and productivity in the modern workplace. “Leaders like to try things and see what happens” – Rich Sheridan @menloprez #LeadershipCon19 #leadership #innovation pic.twitter.com/kjEKg2L2FY. — Does leadership require passion in what they do to be successful?

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15 Ways to Make Empathy Your Secret Superpower at Work

Project Bliss

They’ve had different personalities and different leadership traits. Giving feedback to team members can be a delicate exercise. Soft Skills Communication Leadership TeamYou may be surprised at all the ways empathy can be your secret superpower in the workplace.

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Problem Solving: Using Visualization

Leading Answers

Projects are problem-solving exercises. The sailboat exercise allows people to record and place threats, opportunities and issues on an image with sticky notes: We use anchors for threats that could impede progress and depict opportunities as the wind in the sails to propel us forward.

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Six Essential Requirements of an Influencing Strategy

Project Risk Coach

After a simple analysis exercise (considering relationship and agreement) it then comes down to developing an influencing strategy. This is the whole point of the exercise, how to get things done faster? Leadership stakeholdersThis is a guest post from Colin Gautrey, an author, trainer and executive coach who has specialized in the field of power and influence for over ten years.

Tips for Women Entrepreneurs


Practice Self-Care: It’s a hard road, so take care of yourself: sleep, exercise and eat healthy. I think most people, whether it’s men or women, need to prep practice self-care, but sometimes women we don’t give ourselves time to do that like sleep, exercise, and eat nutritious food, and reach out for resources. Leadership Project Management Training VideosWomen are reaching the highest rungs of the corporate ladder.

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Lisa Bodell on Simplification and Innovation

International Institute for Learning

As closing keynote speaker at IIL’s Leadership & Innovation 2019 Online Conference , she delivered a powerful message on how complexity is holding most of us back, and what we can do to get back to the work that really matters. “If we get the work right, we get the culture right” – @LisaBodell #LeadershipCon19 #leadership #innovation pic.twitter.com/hiqPhawym5. — Simplification IS an efficiency exercise, which management LOVES.

What Do Companies like Apple, Amazon and Google Look for in Project Managers?

Epicflow Blog

Brilliant leadership skills. Program Management Professional (PgMP) is a certification for those who orchestrate multiple projects and want to advance their leadership skills and improve performance.

Monday Blues? Research Reveals 9 Ways to Get Better Sleep


These habits include: exercising regularly, avoiding coffee and cigarettes, and ensuring your sleep environment is dark and quiet. Project Management LeadershipMondays are better when you come in refreshed. It’s all too common to see people with Monday blues, feeling ill at ease, having trouble focusing and thinking clearly, or generally seeming less motivated. When that happens, your projects become at risk: You may be slower to spot issues and less sharp at resolving them.

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Agile Consulting

Leading Answers

Sharpening the Saw: Building Your Skills and Knowledge In addition to organizational change management, consultants need ready access to credible research that supports their ideas—along with frameworks, training materials and exercises to perform that reinforces this work with a variety of stakeholders. Focus your effort here; after all, the concepts around healthy eating and exercise are also very simple. Agile Project Management Leadership

Incubating Innovation

Leading Answers

It starts with leadership and cascades down to a shared mindset of team members. Developing new products or services is a maze-solving exercise. These 30-minute exercises don’t even require expensive equipment or management consultants. Exercise  – increases blood flow to the brain and helps eliminate toxins  [6]. Agile Project Management Leadership Personal Agility Retrospectives Teams