Category Archives: Leadership

The secrets to building a dream team: a simple recipe for Project Managers

Andrew Filev, seasoned software entrepreneur and CEO at Wrike, shares a “recipe” of building a dream team that might be helpful for any organization “cuisine”. When you have a new project in front of you, one of your primary concerns is how to get the best possible people on board. Building a dream team is…

How to be a happy project manager

So much has been written about how to be a successful project manager. There are too many resources on how to be highly effective, productive, and efficient project manager. But there is no help for how to be a happy project manager. Let me ask you this: what is the point of professional success, if…

Why The Project Manager Should Never Double As The Project Sponsor

If you are a project manager, never take on project without someone else being the sponsor. Never volunteer to fill the role, if a sponsor does not exist for a project. That project should probably be cancelled. The problem with being both the PM and the Sponsor is that there are no checks and balances…

The Secret to Motivating Your Team: Stop Trying

A project manager asked: I’m constantly finding myself seeking ways to improve team work and need some ideas on how to motivate my project team and also how to celebrate project successes? Here is my advise to this project manager: People don’t need to be motivated. So you can stop trying. What you need to…

How to Lead Highly Creative Professionals: Balancing Creative Freedom and Management Rigor

Author Lina Echeverría shares leadership insights from her new book “Idea Agent”, based on her vast experience assembling and nurturing cutting-edge innovation teams at Corning Incorporated. How do you lead highly creative professionals on your project without stifling them? How do you strike the right balance between creative freedom and management rigor that leads teams…

Next Generation of Project Management: Leading Strategic Projects and Having Fun

Dr. Aaron Shenhar on how the next generation of project management will transform project management practitioners into strategic leaders focused on business results. Dr. Aaron Shenhar says that the Project Management profession is ready for the next generation in its evolution. Projects today are more complex, more uncertain, and faster changing than ever. Just meeting…

Project Management at the United Nations: Projects Management for Sustainable Social Change

Ricardo Vargas, director of the Project Management Practice Group at the United Nations, on project management at the U.N and the challenges of development and sustainable social change projects. Ricardo Vargas is the director of the Project Management Practice Group at the United Nations (U.N). His work at the U.N is focused on improving the…

Into the Storm: How to Sustain Team Success through the Storms of Adversity, Uncertainty, and Change

Author Dennis Perkins shares insights from his book “Into the Storm” on how Project Managers can sustain team success through the storms of adversity, uncertainty, and change. Known as the “Everest of ocean racing,” the Sydney to Hobart Race is a test of skill and endurance under the best of conditions. Competing in the 1998…

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…

Category Archives: Leadership

The secrets to building a dream team: a simple recipe for Project Managers

Andrew Filev, seasoned software entrepreneur and CEO at Wrike, shares a “recipe” of building a dream team that might be helpful for any organization “cuisine”. When you have a new project in front of you, one of your primary concerns is how to get the best possible people on board. Building a dream team is…

How to be a happy project manager

So much has been written about how to be a successful project manager. There are too many resources on how to be highly effective, productive, and efficient project manager. But there is no help for how to be a happy project manager. Let me ask you this: what is the point of professional success, if…

Why The Project Manager Should Never Double As The Project Sponsor

If you are a project manager, never take on project without someone else being the sponsor. Never volunteer to fill the role, if a sponsor does not exist for a project. That project should probably be cancelled. The problem with being both the PM and the Sponsor is that there are no checks and balances…

The Secret to Motivating Your Team: Stop Trying

A project manager asked: I’m constantly finding myself seeking ways to improve team work and need some ideas on how to motivate my project team and also how to celebrate project successes? Here is my advise to this project manager: People don’t need to be motivated. So you can stop trying. What you need to…

How to Lead Highly Creative Professionals: Balancing Creative Freedom and Management Rigor

Author Lina Echeverría shares leadership insights from her new book “Idea Agent”, based on her vast experience assembling and nurturing cutting-edge innovation teams at Corning Incorporated. How do you lead highly creative professionals on your project without stifling them? How do you strike the right balance between creative freedom and management rigor that leads teams…

Next Generation of Project Management: Leading Strategic Projects and Having Fun

Dr. Aaron Shenhar on how the next generation of project management will transform project management practitioners into strategic leaders focused on business results. Dr. Aaron Shenhar says that the Project Management profession is ready for the next generation in its evolution. Projects today are more complex, more uncertain, and faster changing than ever. Just meeting…

Project Management at the United Nations: Projects Management for Sustainable Social Change

Ricardo Vargas, director of the Project Management Practice Group at the United Nations, on project management at the U.N and the challenges of development and sustainable social change projects. Ricardo Vargas is the director of the Project Management Practice Group at the United Nations (U.N). His work at the U.N is focused on improving the…

Into the Storm: How to Sustain Team Success through the Storms of Adversity, Uncertainty, and Change

Author Dennis Perkins shares insights from his book “Into the Storm” on how Project Managers can sustain team success through the storms of adversity, uncertainty, and change. Known as the “Everest of ocean racing,” the Sydney to Hobart Race is a test of skill and endurance under the best of conditions. Competing in the 1998…

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…

Category Archives: Leadership

The secrets to building a dream team: a simple recipe for Project Managers

Andrew Filev, seasoned software entrepreneur and CEO at Wrike, shares a “recipe” of building a dream team that might be helpful for any organization “cuisine”. When you have a new project in front of you, one of your primary concerns is how to get the best possible people on board. Building a dream team is…

How to be a happy project manager

So much has been written about how to be a successful project manager. There are too many resources on how to be highly effective, productive, and efficient project manager. But there is no help for how to be a happy project manager. Let me ask you this: what is the point of professional success, if…

Why The Project Manager Should Never Double As The Project Sponsor

If you are a project manager, never take on project without someone else being the sponsor. Never volunteer to fill the role, if a sponsor does not exist for a project. That project should probably be cancelled. The problem with being both the PM and the Sponsor is that there are no checks and balances…

The Secret to Motivating Your Team: Stop Trying

A project manager asked: I’m constantly finding myself seeking ways to improve team work and need some ideas on how to motivate my project team and also how to celebrate project successes? Here is my advise to this project manager: People don’t need to be motivated. So you can stop trying. What you need to…

How to Lead Highly Creative Professionals: Balancing Creative Freedom and Management Rigor

Author Lina Echeverría shares leadership insights from her new book “Idea Agent”, based on her vast experience assembling and nurturing cutting-edge innovation teams at Corning Incorporated. How do you lead highly creative professionals on your project without stifling them? How do you strike the right balance between creative freedom and management rigor that leads teams…

Next Generation of Project Management: Leading Strategic Projects and Having Fun

Dr. Aaron Shenhar on how the next generation of project management will transform project management practitioners into strategic leaders focused on business results. Dr. Aaron Shenhar says that the Project Management profession is ready for the next generation in its evolution. Projects today are more complex, more uncertain, and faster changing than ever. Just meeting…

Project Management at the United Nations: Projects Management for Sustainable Social Change

Ricardo Vargas, director of the Project Management Practice Group at the United Nations, on project management at the U.N and the challenges of development and sustainable social change projects. Ricardo Vargas is the director of the Project Management Practice Group at the United Nations (U.N). His work at the U.N is focused on improving the…

Into the Storm: How to Sustain Team Success through the Storms of Adversity, Uncertainty, and Change

Author Dennis Perkins shares insights from his book “Into the Storm” on how Project Managers can sustain team success through the storms of adversity, uncertainty, and change. Known as the “Everest of ocean racing,” the Sydney to Hobart Race is a test of skill and endurance under the best of conditions. Competing in the 1998…

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…