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. Arguably, project managers are responsible for doing both: i.e. leadership and management.

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The secret to authentic leadership in projects

Susanne Madsen

Authenticity is a fundamental building block in project leadership. Leadership doesn’t come from emulating others or from blindly following a set of rules. It comes from a deeply personal approach which is rooted in who you are as a person.

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9 Inspirational Teamwork Examples

Their music is the soundtrack of an era and continues to influence musicians to this day. That fertile soil that nourished and sustained them was far from their Liverpool home. Leadership The Project Manager Blog

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What are the tipping points for your agile transformation?

Kiron Bondale

While such milestones won’t help them forecast how much longer it might take to reach their ultimate goals, it can provide a leadership team with proof that things are continuing to move in the right direction.

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5 Ways to Lead a Change Management Initiative: Project Manager As Change Manager


social media marketing, product placement, SEO, sustainability, governance). The best people to enlist are the ones with a high interest in the outcome of the change and with a high ability to influence the organization. Featured Leadership Project Management Teams Tips

Celebrating Women in Project Management

Even after all that time, women in project management are still a hidden key to our global and economic sustainability. It’s a process, a mindset and a shift to keep our global economy sustainable, innovative and engaged.

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The Best 53 Project Management Blogs You Should Be Reading

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Influence – We considered Moz’s Domain Authority (DA) to predict how a website can rank on Google’s SERP. Influence. Influence. Influence. Influence. Influence. Influence. Influence. Influence. Influence. Influence.

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Review AGILE NXT – New Insights for Agile Performance Management

Henny Portman

Measuring the Value of Business Agility (by Daria Nozhkina) shows that business agility generally adds value in three ways: it impacts the top line or the costs (or both); drives profitability; and contributes soft value which ensures that the profitability achieved is sustainable over the long term.

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How do we encourage organizational adoption of an agile mindset?

Kiron Bondale

” Wouldn’t it be great if there was a red pill that could flip that switch in our heads and turn us into inspiring, empowering, servant-leadership aligned, waste-exterminating leaders? Changing mindset is all the rage in the agile community.

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Are we losing it?


The prefrontal cortex, the part of the brain that is required for sustained attention has a novelty-bias and our minds are suckers and are addicted to new information like a kid in a candy store. It is challenging to focus and sustain attention over long periods of time.

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11 Ways to Improve Collaboration Between Departments


This can be accomplished by having a cross-departmental kick-off meeting at the onset of a project, and invite leadership team to join the conversation and set the vision. Small wins help sustain momentum and motivation while breaking down barriers and silo walls.

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10 Essential Qualities of Great Project Managers

Project Bliss

Leadership. Leadership skills such as consensus building, motivating teams, influencing team members and stakeholders will all serve you well as a project manager. For more on leadership, read Top Leadership Skills and How to Develop Them.

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How To Make 2019 A Successful Year for Your Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

Leadership – ethical, authentic leadership is what helps get work done and set you apart from your peers. Successful project managers will be those that embrace the mantle of leadership. Throughout the project, leadership is simple – you serve your team.

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How to use data analytics to improve project outcomes

Moira Alexander

With these three areas under our purview, we are able to more effectively influence change across the organization. Specifically, we have impacted nearly every area that influences a fan's experience with the Bulls: Ticketing, Sponsorship, Digital Content, Marketing, and Concessions," he says. Jason Levin (WGU) says that "probably the most successful project to date has been the Leadership and Communication course designed to educate students along the affective domain.

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Reinforcement for running retrospectives

Kiron Bondale

While this has some value, it pales in comparison to the influence which a self-organized, self-disciplined team can use on a team member who chronically ignores or forgets a good practice.

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What is VUCA?

Arras People

The responses are directly relevant to strategy, culture and leadership in all our organisations and businesses. influence everyone into action. sustained development of operational habits (new culture) that generate benefit flows. No it’s not Spock.

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The Agile Transformation Challenge All Organizations Face

The IIL Blog

To build a support system that you will need to achieve sustainable success, people’s feelings and concerns require the respect and attention that is too often trivialized. Be aware of your influence on others. By Erik Krisko, Enterprise Transformation Coach and Consultant.

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How To Make 2018 A Successful Year for Your Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

Leadership – ethical, authentic leadership is what helps get work done and set you apart from your peers. Successful project managers are those that embrace the mantle of leadership. Susanne Madsen is an internationally recognised project leadership coach, trainer and consultant.

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The 'death model' of change is done

Lynne Cazaly

I was facilitating a kick-off leadership workshop with a project team recently and that cliched phrase of "create the urgency" was trotted out endlessly. Sustaining high levels of engagement throughout a change program is a challenge. Coupled with leading your own cohort, you still need to maintain a strong sphere of leadership influence among peers and beyond. business agility change change leadership communicating change

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Pulse of the Profession 2018: The Project Manager of the Future


Invest in actively engaged executive sponsors as they will use their influence within an organization to actively overcome challenges by communicating the project’s alignment to strategy, removing roadblocks, and driving organizational change. Sustainable development, climate change and renewable energy. They also need to have a blend of technical skills, leadership skills, and strategic and business management skills.

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6 Tips to Boost Team Motivation for Your Agile Team


In this blog, we attempt to highlight the top six practices that you can implement and practice today to sustain and boost team motivation. When things don’t go as planned in case of project failure, team disputes or uncontrollable external negative influences, their morale can be affected.


Culture Pockets

Pawel Brodzinski

Not everyone has equal influence over organizational culture. In fact, the higher in the hierarchy someone is the more influence they typically have. One specific type of decision I make, or at least strongly influence, is who gets promoted in my team.

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Digital Transformation & Artificial Intelligence: Is your Organization ready?


According to International Data Corporation (IDC), by the end of 2018, at least 40% of organizations will have a fully staffed Digital Leadership Team versus a Single DX Executive Lead to accelerate enterprise-wide DX initiatives.

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Guest Post: Dhaval Panchal on Satir Change Model

Stepping Into Project Management

Organizational leadership takes note of stealth agile implementations and appreciates their success. Actors who are compensating and sustaining late status quo find their situation is no longer tenable. This is a phase where leadership has most influence and gets tested all the time.

Tips for Introducing Granular Workload Organization to Your Project Team (Inspired by the Discussion at PMI LA Chapter)


– In his awesome best-seller “ Good to Great ,” Jim Collins said, “Sustained great results depend upon building a culture full of self-disciplined people who take disciplined action.” In “ The Power of Habit ,” Charles Duhigg concluded that a “huge body of research has shown that small wins have enormous power, an influence disproportionate to the accomplishments of the victories themselves.”.

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Becoming a Project Manager – A Complete Guide for 2018

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strong leadership skills. Susanne Madsen, Project Leadership Coach, Facilitator, and Speaker @ Susanne Madsen International. Even just getting the right people to listen to you requires leadership skills, tact and creating rapport.

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Compendium of Works to Increase Probability of Project Success

Herding Cats

Influences on IT Strategy: How IT Strategy Impacts the Development of Systems Based on COTS Products , Strategy is creating fit among a company’s activities. If there is not fit among these activities, there is no distinctive strategy and little to sustain the strategic deployment process.

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