Category Archives: Conferences

Advanced Project Thinking – A conversation with Dr. Harvey Maylor

If you believe the latest statistics, most projects that organizations undertake fail. Dr. Harvey Maylor challenges the prevailing wisdom on project success and failure and argues that while for most businesses some projects do fail, most at least substantially deliver. In this interview, he explains how most studies fail to consider the complex nature of…

Risk Psychology: Understanding Risk Personality Types and their implications for project decisions

Geoff Trickey, Managing Director of Psychological Consultancy Ltd, shares a framework for understanding Risk Personality Types and their impact on project decisions. Conventional risk management in projects has focused primarily on the nature of the risk itself and the methods to quantify and manage risks. The critical importance of the human nature of risk has…

Designing the Plane While Flying It: Organizational Change Management at Cisco

Doug Walton, PhD., shares insights on how Organizational Change Management helps Cisco chart a course for continuous change in the fast-paced, competitive, and global high tech industry. How does an organization maintain its market leadership when its processes, technologies, and entire business model are changing at all levels, constantly, and continuously? Drawing upon years of…

Understanding and Leading Highly Creative Professionals – with Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson

Astrophysicist, Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson, shares insights on understanding and leading teams of highly creative professionals such as scientists, artists, and technology experts. Innovation today is becoming more technologically complex, multidisciplinary, and occurring at an increasingly fast pace. The quest for innovation requires project leaders to bring together teams of highly creative individuals with diverse…

Industrial Psychology for Project Managers with Bernardo Tirado

Bernardo Tirado, an Industrial Psychologist, shares insights on how Industrial Psychology helps project managers maximize team performance. Bernardo Tirado, an industrial psychologist and project management executive, helps project managers understand how Industrial Psychology can help them maximize team performance and develop a working knowledge of how to profile teams to obtain optimal productivity results. In…

Social Media For Project Managers – A Conversation with Elizabeth Harrin

Elizabeth Harrin shares insights on how social media can support and supplement existing project management techniques. There’s a change happening in project management: social media tools are finding their way from branding and marketing to talent management and to the hub of companies and project teams. Elizabeth Harrin says that Project management methodologies are being…

Why Team Building Is Not An Event – A conversation with Kirk Weisler

Kirk Weisler shares strategies, behaviors, and, most importantly, the mindset that should guide effective team building. Team building is the process of transforming a collection of individuals into a high performance team. My guest today says that team building is not a one time event. It is more than team exercises and icebreakers. Kirk Weisler,…

If You Will Lead

Doug Moran, author of the bestselling book “If You Will Lead”, offers practical ideas and guidance on what it takes to excel as a leader. LeadershipNow.com named Doug Moran’s latest book If You Will Lead: Enduring Wisdom for 21st-Century Leaders, as one of its “Best Leadership Books of 2011.”  In this book, Doug explores the…

How IT Can Deliver New Business Value Every 12 Weeks – Adobe Systems Case Study

Paulette Scheffer, Senior Director of IT Infrastructure & Service Management at Adobe Systems, on how her team Delivers new business value 12-week sprints. I am joined today by Paulette Scheffer, Senior Director of IT Infrastructure & Service Management, to talk about how her team at Adobe Systems delivers business value in 12-week sprints. Paula shares…

The LOE Index: Measuring The Individual Response To Organizational Change

Dr. Victoria Grady shares insights about the Organizational Loss of Effectiveness Index: a quantitative Tool for measuring individual response to organizational change. I am joined today by Dr. Victoria Grady to talk about her Organizational Loss of Effectiveness Index, a quantitative Tool for measuring the individual response to organizational change. The LOE Index is used…