Category Archives: Leadership

The Orange Revolution: How the best project managers build high performance teams

New York Times bestselling author and renowned leadership consultant Chester Elton shares insights from his book “The Orange Revolution” on how to build high-performance teams. In his book “the Orange Revolution”, New York Times bestselling author and renowned leadership consultant Chester Elton, and his co-author Adrian Gostick, provide a groundbreaking research that reveals that true…

The Mythical Project Manager: Part 2

In Part 1 of the “Mythical Project Manager” series, we discussed how today we find ourselves at a crossroad. Our organizations are demanding agility yet our traditional project management education is deeply rooted in the doctrine of “control”. Today, we already see a backlash against this traditional project management in areas such as software development….

The Mythical Project Manager: Part 1

Our project management “Education System” has created and still perpetuates the “Mythical Project Manager”. You know the one with the superpowers to control every aspect of the project and deliver every project successfully on budget, on scope, and on time every time. He (or she) is creative yet risk-averse, visionary yet operational, flexible yet structured….

The Care and Feeding of Business Analysts – A conversation with Vicki James

Vicki James, PMP, CBAP shares insights on how Project Managers can build stronger relationship with their business Analysts to more effectively leverage their talent and expertise for project success. Business Analysts play a critical role in the success of projects, especially in Information Technology. However, the stress of timelines and budget constraints coupled with a…

Why We “Choke” Under Pressure and How to Avoid it

  Dr. Sian Beilock, one of the foremost experts on the brain science behind performance under stress, explains why highly skilled people fail to perform their best when the stakes are high and everything is riding on their next move, in other words, choke under pressure. This is an extremely relevant topic for us project…

Herrmann’s Whole Brain® Thinking Model for Project Management

Ann Herrmann-Nehdi shares insights about Herrmann’s Whole Brain® Thinking methodology, a model that enables project managers to better understand and leverage their preferred thinking styles. Ann Herrmann-Nehdi, CEO of world renowned Herrmann International, believes that projects often fail not because of lack of effective project management processes, tools, and techniques but rather because of the…

Leading the Emotional Brain: An Interview with Dr. Richard J. Davidson

Award-winning and pioneering neuroscientist Dr. Richard J. Davidson shares insights from his latest book “The Emotional Life of Your Brain” about a new model for understanding emotional styles. Competing priorities, goals, and mandates can put tremendous pressure on the project team and can often trigger strong emotional responses. Award-winning and pioneering neuroscientist Dr. Richard J….

Understanding and Managing Conflict in Projects

Margaret Meloni shares insights on why understanding and managing conflict is a critical skill for project managers and offers practical strategies for resolving conflict in projects. The work of leadership often requires that project managers confront people to deal with problems that they would rather ignore. This can often lead to difficult and emotional conversations….

Behavioral Project Management – a conversation with Benoit Hardy-Vallee, Ph.D., PMP

Benoit Hardy-Vallee, Ph.D., PMP, shares his insights on the case for behavior-based project management and how we can apply its principles to deliver successful projects Benoit Hardy-Vallée says that projects often fail because organizations put more emphasis on rational factors than on employees’ psychological engagement — and the cost to organizations is enormous. Benoit suggests…

The GPS for Your Change Journey: Change Readiness Assessments

Kate Nelson on the importance of Change Readiness Assessment as an effective tool to pinpoint enablers and barriers to change and guide our change management work plan Kate Nelson believes that, just like a GPS, a Change Readiness Assessment can help the project manager and team define the starting point for a change initiative, chart…

Category Archives: Leadership

The Orange Revolution: How the best project managers build high performance teams

New York Times bestselling author and renowned leadership consultant Chester Elton shares insights from his book “The Orange Revolution” on how to build high-performance teams. In his book “the Orange Revolution”, New York Times bestselling author and renowned leadership consultant Chester Elton, and his co-author Adrian Gostick, provide a groundbreaking research that reveals that true…

The Mythical Project Manager: Part 2

In Part 1 of the “Mythical Project Manager” series, we discussed how today we find ourselves at a crossroad. Our organizations are demanding agility yet our traditional project management education is deeply rooted in the doctrine of “control”. Today, we already see a backlash against this traditional project management in areas such as software development….

The Mythical Project Manager: Part 1

Our project management “Education System” has created and still perpetuates the “Mythical Project Manager”. You know the one with the superpowers to control every aspect of the project and deliver every project successfully on budget, on scope, and on time every time. He (or she) is creative yet risk-averse, visionary yet operational, flexible yet structured….

The Care and Feeding of Business Analysts – A conversation with Vicki James

Vicki James, PMP, CBAP shares insights on how Project Managers can build stronger relationship with their business Analysts to more effectively leverage their talent and expertise for project success. Business Analysts play a critical role in the success of projects, especially in Information Technology. However, the stress of timelines and budget constraints coupled with a…

Why We “Choke” Under Pressure and How to Avoid it

  Dr. Sian Beilock, one of the foremost experts on the brain science behind performance under stress, explains why highly skilled people fail to perform their best when the stakes are high and everything is riding on their next move, in other words, choke under pressure. This is an extremely relevant topic for us project…

Herrmann’s Whole Brain® Thinking Model for Project Management

Ann Herrmann-Nehdi shares insights about Herrmann’s Whole Brain® Thinking methodology, a model that enables project managers to better understand and leverage their preferred thinking styles. Ann Herrmann-Nehdi, CEO of world renowned Herrmann International, believes that projects often fail not because of lack of effective project management processes, tools, and techniques but rather because of the…

Leading the Emotional Brain: An Interview with Dr. Richard J. Davidson

Award-winning and pioneering neuroscientist Dr. Richard J. Davidson shares insights from his latest book “The Emotional Life of Your Brain” about a new model for understanding emotional styles. Competing priorities, goals, and mandates can put tremendous pressure on the project team and can often trigger strong emotional responses. Award-winning and pioneering neuroscientist Dr. Richard J….

Understanding and Managing Conflict in Projects

Margaret Meloni shares insights on why understanding and managing conflict is a critical skill for project managers and offers practical strategies for resolving conflict in projects. The work of leadership often requires that project managers confront people to deal with problems that they would rather ignore. This can often lead to difficult and emotional conversations….

Behavioral Project Management – a conversation with Benoit Hardy-Vallee, Ph.D., PMP

Benoit Hardy-Vallee, Ph.D., PMP, shares his insights on the case for behavior-based project management and how we can apply its principles to deliver successful projects Benoit Hardy-Vallée says that projects often fail because organizations put more emphasis on rational factors than on employees’ psychological engagement — and the cost to organizations is enormous. Benoit suggests…

The GPS for Your Change Journey: Change Readiness Assessments

Kate Nelson on the importance of Change Readiness Assessment as an effective tool to pinpoint enablers and barriers to change and guide our change management work plan Kate Nelson believes that, just like a GPS, a Change Readiness Assessment can help the project manager and team define the starting point for a change initiative, chart…

Category Archives: Leadership

The Orange Revolution: How the best project managers build high performance teams

New York Times bestselling author and renowned leadership consultant Chester Elton shares insights from his book “The Orange Revolution” on how to build high-performance teams. In his book “the Orange Revolution”, New York Times bestselling author and renowned leadership consultant Chester Elton, and his co-author Adrian Gostick, provide a groundbreaking research that reveals that true…

The Mythical Project Manager: Part 2

In Part 1 of the “Mythical Project Manager” series, we discussed how today we find ourselves at a crossroad. Our organizations are demanding agility yet our traditional project management education is deeply rooted in the doctrine of “control”. Today, we already see a backlash against this traditional project management in areas such as software development….

The Mythical Project Manager: Part 1

Our project management “Education System” has created and still perpetuates the “Mythical Project Manager”. You know the one with the superpowers to control every aspect of the project and deliver every project successfully on budget, on scope, and on time every time. He (or she) is creative yet risk-averse, visionary yet operational, flexible yet structured….

The Care and Feeding of Business Analysts – A conversation with Vicki James

Vicki James, PMP, CBAP shares insights on how Project Managers can build stronger relationship with their business Analysts to more effectively leverage their talent and expertise for project success. Business Analysts play a critical role in the success of projects, especially in Information Technology. However, the stress of timelines and budget constraints coupled with a…

Why We “Choke” Under Pressure and How to Avoid it

  Dr. Sian Beilock, one of the foremost experts on the brain science behind performance under stress, explains why highly skilled people fail to perform their best when the stakes are high and everything is riding on their next move, in other words, choke under pressure. This is an extremely relevant topic for us project…

Herrmann’s Whole Brain® Thinking Model for Project Management

Ann Herrmann-Nehdi shares insights about Herrmann’s Whole Brain® Thinking methodology, a model that enables project managers to better understand and leverage their preferred thinking styles. Ann Herrmann-Nehdi, CEO of world renowned Herrmann International, believes that projects often fail not because of lack of effective project management processes, tools, and techniques but rather because of the…

Leading the Emotional Brain: An Interview with Dr. Richard J. Davidson

Award-winning and pioneering neuroscientist Dr. Richard J. Davidson shares insights from his latest book “The Emotional Life of Your Brain” about a new model for understanding emotional styles. Competing priorities, goals, and mandates can put tremendous pressure on the project team and can often trigger strong emotional responses. Award-winning and pioneering neuroscientist Dr. Richard J….

Understanding and Managing Conflict in Projects

Margaret Meloni shares insights on why understanding and managing conflict is a critical skill for project managers and offers practical strategies for resolving conflict in projects. The work of leadership often requires that project managers confront people to deal with problems that they would rather ignore. This can often lead to difficult and emotional conversations….

Behavioral Project Management – a conversation with Benoit Hardy-Vallee, Ph.D., PMP

Benoit Hardy-Vallee, Ph.D., PMP, shares his insights on the case for behavior-based project management and how we can apply its principles to deliver successful projects Benoit Hardy-Vallée says that projects often fail because organizations put more emphasis on rational factors than on employees’ psychological engagement — and the cost to organizations is enormous. Benoit suggests…

The GPS for Your Change Journey: Change Readiness Assessments

Kate Nelson on the importance of Change Readiness Assessment as an effective tool to pinpoint enablers and barriers to change and guide our change management work plan Kate Nelson believes that, just like a GPS, a Change Readiness Assessment can help the project manager and team define the starting point for a change initiative, chart…