From Servant Leadership to Shared Leadership

Mike Griffiths

We will examine what leadership entails and how it applies to agile teams. Then discuss the transition from servant leadership to shared leadership.   EQ as a Foundation for Leadership.   Leadership is a Huge Topic.   What Leadership Is Not.

Understanding Leadership

Rebel’s Guide to PM

If management is doing the right thing, then leadership is doing things right. You can demonstrate leadership skills at any level, from project coordinator to project director. Making leadership work for you. Leadership is truly a very practical skill.


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Leadership KPIs

Jennifer Bridges, PMP, shows you how to set up leadership key performance indicators (KPIs) to do just that. In Review – Leadership KPIs. Signs of Successful Leadership. Two of the main signs that your leadership skills are having positive results are: A culture of achievement and performance. Increase leadership emphasis on cultural alignment. Increase leadership communication. 10 Principles to Achieve Leadership Success.

Virtual Leadership [Book Review]

Rebel’s Guide to PM

That’s why I was keen to read Virtual Leadership by Dr Penny Pullan. What Is Virtual Leadership ? The third concept defined pretty early on is virtual leadership , which you’d expect, what with it being the title of the book and all. I work in a virtual team.

Employee Wellbeing & DEI: Supporting Inclusivity Throughout the Employee Life Cycle

Speaker: Catherine Mattice - Culture Consultant, Business Coach, Strategic HR Expert

Join Catherine Mattice as she details actionable steps for encouraging and reinforcing inclusive behavior from the employees’ first day all the way to their last.

Leadership Challenges

Scores of people talk about leadership and its benefits, but few mention the obstacles that leaders face. Jennifer Bridges, PMP, discusses common leadership challenges, what the role looks like to the team and the larger organization, and how one must constantly adjust in order to succeed. In Review – Leadership Challenges. Lack of Development: Leaders might be born, but leadership is also a skill that can be learned. That’s what leadership is.

Leadership by 'link and buffer'

Musings on Project Management

"Link and Buffer" is a leadership concept for a leader positioned between a governing board, to whom they must link the project, and a project team which must be buffered from the whims and biases of the board.Fair enoughBut it's not that easy.In the "link and buffer" space live various skills:Vision and practicality: to the board, the project leader talks strategically about outcomes and risks; leadership Project Management

Top 5 Leadership Theories

Leadership is a quality that’s important for success and yet so difficult to define. Jennifer Bridges, PMP, cuts through the noise and reveals five of the best leadership theories. In Review – Top 5 Leadership Theories. There’s so much written about leadership, Jennifer said, that it can be intimidating. But it’s important to overcome that sense of intimidation because leadership explains why some leaders, teams and companies succeed and others don’t.

Disruptive Change | Leadership Insights and Tips

International Institute for Learning

Thought Leadership News Insight and Expertise for Individuals, Teams, and Organizations. IIL’s Thought Leadership News publication is a weekly digital newsletter for individuals, teams, and organizations. Presented by: International Institute for Learning, Inc. Intelligence.

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Business Leadership for IT Projects

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Before I’d got far reading Gary Lloyd’s Business Leadership for IT Projects I realized he was offering a critical assessment on the Standish report on project failure – thankfully. Business Leadership for IT Projects is a book about project sponsorship, but you’d not know it from reading it.

Emotional Intelligence in Leadership

Speaker: Heidi Cerenzia, Edina Murphy, and Alexis Barone, Wrike

Now more than ever, project managers are expected to lead with strong consideration towards their team. The success of a project depends not only on attention to detail and deadlines, but to the human beings behind them. This is where emotional intelligence comes in. With a priority on EQ, project managers create a team that is communicative, engaged, and motivated. And this leads to some serious results. Join Edina Murphy and Heidi Cerenzia of the Wrike team in this panel discussion on how EQ is here to stay.

Stressed leadership

Musings on Project Management

leadershipWell, here in the Spring of 2020, leaders are stressed; and circumstances are somewhat chaotic (meaning not only disorganized and counterproductive, but small effects are highly leveraged by exponential responses) And so one wonders: are our best leaders in crises and chaos likely to have been trained in the military where the 'fog of war' is all too real? Yes, but no. Our military schools.

Leadership and Change Agility

International Institute for Learning

Thought Leadership News Insight and Expertise for Individuals, Teams, and Organizations. Leadership and Change Agility Tips, Methods & Insights By Jane Morgan What’s the most important thing to consider when you start down the road to agility?

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Susanne Madsen on Project Leadership [Interview]

Rebel’s Guide to PM

When I read Susanne Madsen’s book, The Power of Project Leadership. Often we think that leadership is about character and attitude (read my take on the traits of good leaders here ) and forget that you can actually practice being a better leader by coaching yourself in the right behaviors.

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.

Enable Your Teams to Work Their Own Way

Speaker: Kim Wasson, Alexis Barone, and Matt Williams

As a project manager, have you ever felt overextended by all the different teams you're expected to lead? With so many people to keep track of, you may feel the need to be in multiple places at once. However, this mentality leads Project Managers to lose focus and become easily frustrated. We must make way for a new perspective on collaboration and leadership--one in which your teams are enabled to work together efficiently and confidently. Once your teams can perform in their own style and pace, you can focus on the big picture: success.

Leading with Transactional Leadership

Leadership can be customized to the individual. This might sound backwards, even counter to what leadership is, but the definition of leadership is broad enough to hold a multitude of approaches. Of course, one size doesn’t fit all, and it’s likely you’ll find yourself leading with an à la carte method, which is even more reason to know the full spectrum of leadership. So today, let’s take a look at one of the foundational types of leadership—transactional leadership.

The Power of Project Leadership [Book review]

Rebel’s Guide to PM

In the past I have interviewed Susanne Madsen on the topic of project leadership and her book, The Power of Project Leadership. The book takes you from understanding why leadership is important for project managers to uncovering your own motivations and leadership style.

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How to Earn Leadership PDUs for PMP Renewal in 2020

Rebel’s Guide to PM

If you are like many Project Management Professional ( PMP )® certification holders, you might be finding it hard to source enough quality learning materials for your Leadership PDUs. What are Leadership PDUs? Leadership PDUs form part of the Education requirement for recertification.

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How to Manage Better with Transformational Leadership

Transformational leadership is a creative style of leadership that focuses on a continued push towards growth and a rejection of complacency. While most great leaders are naturally charismatic, you don’t have to have been born with transformational leadership qualities to develop them. What Is Transformational Leadership? Transformational leadership is a theory that says the leader works with the team to identify what changes are necessary to improve conditions.

How Sales Enablement is Supporting Social Selling in 2022

Speaker: Brynne Tillman CEO | LinkedIn Whisperer at Social Sales Link

In this 1-hour session, Brynne Tillman from Social Sales Link will teach you why Sales Enablement teams should own Social Selling

Excellent Project Leadership Starts Here

Brad Egeland

​ I am available. 22 years experience. Private and public sector experience. High level security clearance obtainable. Contact me or email me.

Self-Leadership: How to Become a HERO


What does Self-leadership mean? In expert circles, he is seen as the personification of leadership. The player who used to be known for his numerous scandals first had to learn what self-leadership meant before he could lead his team to the title. What does self-leadership mean?

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When leadership is autocratic

Musings on Project Management

Autocrates and autocratic leadership -- on the one hand -- and the classic risk management on the other hand. And we ask this because: From essayist Eric Grill writing in the leadership blog of St Thomas University we learn that: Autocratic leaders typically make all major decisions on their own, with little or no input from others. leadership Risk Managementis the latter pointless in the context of the former?

What Project Managers really need to know about leadership

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Project leadership. Each project manager has distinctive leadership qualities. For instance: motivation enthusiasm tenacity integrity leadership communication action, and so on. Martin also writes regularly about project management, leadership teams and business change.

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Driving Discovery and Experimentation in your Organization

Speaker: Teresa Torres, Product Discovery Coach, Product Talk, David Bland, Founder and CEO, Precoil, and Hope Gurion, Product Coach and Advisor, Fearless Product LLC

If you want to build what matters, you can't move forward blindly. But to make progress, you can't let things slow to a crawl while you focus resources on gathering data. This is where continuous discovery and experimentation come in. Join Teresa Torres (Product Discovery Coach, Product Talk), David Bland (Founder, Precoil), and Hope Gurion (Product Coach and Advisor, Fearless Product) in a panel discussion as they cover how - and why - to build a culture of discovery and experimentation in your organization.

Top Virtual Leadership Skills for a Great Remote Work Culture

Project Bliss

With remote work here to stay, virtual leadership skills are critical for productive teams. As a virtual team leader, you must develop a leadership style that supports the entire team when working in a virtual setting. What Does The Term “Virtual Leadership” Mean?

The Evolution of Leadership

Mike Griffiths

It was a great conference dedicated to leadership this year. We had some great attendee suggestions for the true role of leadership and explored how agile’s servant leadership can be augmented with newer shared and host-leadership approaches.

How Leadership Affects Projects (And How You Can Lead Yours)

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Sarah Coleman is co-author of Project Leadership, a book in its third edition exploring how leadership and project management intertwine. The last edition came out 16 years ago – yes, people were talking about project leadership even then!

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Leadership & Change Agility with Jane Morgan

International Institute for Learning

Thought Leadership News Insight and Expertise for Individuals, Teams, and Organizations. What leadership skills and techniques are helpful to initiate and sustain the process? and co-founder of the 8020 Excellerate leadership development program.

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Bridging the Gap: Implementing CIO Leadership in Project Management

Speaker: Clint Padgett, President & CEO, Project Success Inc.

You may have a visionary CIO and very capable project managers. You may have the best tech, the latest software, and stellar talent. But if you can’t establish a dynamic, collaborative team with a clear mission, then your project will slip through the cracks. It’s time for CIOs to unlock their "people potential" and learn the leadership skills that will lead to satisfied project managers and more than satisfactory project results. Join Clint Padgett, CEO and President of Project Success Inc., and bridge the gap between CIOs and Project Managers to create a passionate and successful team.

How to Manage with Servant Leadership

Indeed, I’d argue that servant leadership the single most valuable approach to leadership. This is the philosophy behind servant leadership. The servant leadership model is, of course, not the only model of leadership. That way, we can identify what servant leadership is, and when it’s right for your team. And, arguably, if you are consistently employing a leadership style that meets your team’s need, then you are constantly serving them.

Transactional vs. Transformational (Part 2): Leadership in practice


The transitions are fluid, and the optimal leadership behavior can vary greatly depending on the industry, project or corporate objective. In everyday life of a company, therefore, leadership cannot be categorized so easily.

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Project Management and Leadership – can you have one without the other?

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Leadership skills are also crucial for project management – but so often overlooked or taken for granted. Leadership skills and management skills are different things and, especially within the project management industry, it’s important to be aware of the differences. Andrew Trainer.

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Gambling leadership

Musings on Project Management

To exert leadership, do we layer a propensity to gamble on top of the usual uncertainty that goes along with projects? Every [leader] is a gambler Admiral John McCain (the senator's father) Admiral Halsey's air commander, WW II in the Pacific. And, so what do we make of that idea?* Is it additive, or compounding? As a gambler, should we expect certain rules to apply. as in poker? risk decision Risk Management

A New Age of Hybrid Leadership

Speaker: Renee Thomas and Alexis Barone, Wrike Team

There are many myths surrounding the idea of remote work: it will cause laziness, procrastination, ineffective communication, lack of motivation, and employee burnout. As pervasive as these myths were, 2020 swiftly kicked them all out the door. Companies can no longer deny the fact that employees can in fact be productive, motivated, and proactive, all while working remotely. On the other side of the coin, some teams still crave the social, in-person dynamic of work. Enter the new model of work, the hybrid schedule. It's time for project managers to gain a new understanding of what good leadership looks like in the future of work. We were all baptized by fire this past year, so now it's time to look back, learn the big lessons, and gain the insights needed to pivot forward. Join us for our panel with Renee Thomas and Alexis Barone of the Wrike Team, in this discussion about the future of work--hybrid, remote, and everything in between.

The Ultimate Guide to Project Leadership in 2021


Leadership in any way of life is the most crucial aspect of keeping yourself and everyone around you on course. Why leadership is so important in project management? Here are some of the most common theories of leadership that we are going to talk about in this article.

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Top 7 Leadership Articles: Summer Edition

Epicflow Blog

Leadership is a complex phenomenon that has been studied by scholars for many years and still is a relevant topic for research. Go on reading to learn about the best leadership tips and insights of this summer. Create a ‘diversity and inclusion leadership team’.

What are the differences between management and leadership - and how does it relate to PMs?

Susanne Madsen

In recent years there has been much debate on how to characterize management versus leadership. Leadership is not about the specific skills you possess but about how you approach an assignment and how you relate to others. The good news is that leadership can be learnt.

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The Organic Alignment of Agile, Scrum and Grateful Leadership!

International Institute for Learning

The Art of Grateful Leadership # 197 The Organic Alignment of Agile, Scrum and Grateful Leadership! They discuss the strategic alignment of both Servant and Grateful Leadership with Agile and Scrum. Leadership Thought Leadership Videos

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The #1 Reason Why Sales Coaching is Critical to Your 2022 Sales Success

Speaker: Tim Hughes, Co-Founder and CEO of Digital Leadership Associates

Join Tim Hughes, Author of Social Selling – Influencing Buyers and Changemakers and Co-Founder/CEO of Digital Leadership Associates, as he details how investing in sales coaching will teach your team how to navigate social media and therefore create greater sales success.