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Conversations with Leaders – 5

December 26, 2020 Leave a comment

(An interview with Johanna Rothman, Agile 2009 Conference Chair and Author)

My ebook ‘Leadership in times of Crisis’ is a synthesis of conversations with practitioners, authors and leaders in the field of Project Management and Leadership. Here is a conversation that I had with Johanna Rothman.

Johanna Rothman, known as the “Pragmatic Manager,” offers frank advice for your tough problems. She helps leaders and teams see and adapt how they solve problems, resolve risks, and manage their product development.

Johanna was the Agile 2009 conference chair and was the co-chair of the first edition of the Agile Practice Guide. Johanna is the author of 18 books that range from hiring, to project management, program management, project portfolio management, and management. Her most recent books are the Modern Management Made Easy series, From Chaos to Successful Distributed Agile Teams (with Mark Kilby) and Create Your Successful Agile Project: Collaborate, Measure, Estimate, Deliver.

Read her blogs, email newsletter, and more information about her books at http://www.jrothman.com

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Conversations with Leaders – 4

December 17, 2020 Leave a comment

(An interview with Sam Silverstein, Founder, The Accountability Movement™, Speaker & Author  )

My ebook ‘Leadership in times of Crisis’ is a synthesis of conversations with practitioners, authors and leaders in the field of Project Management and Leadership. Here is a conversation that I had with Sam Silverstein.

Global Gurus recently announced Sam Silverstein as one of the World’s Top 30 Organizational Culture Professionals. The author of eight books including No More Excuses, I Am Accountable, No Matter What, Non-Negotiable, Making Accountable Decisions, and The Success Model, keynote speaker Sam Silverstein is the founder of The Accountability Movement™, an organization focused on building powerful communities filled with like-minded people who know and live their values and honor their commitments. To that end, Sam hosts Accountability Roundtables™ to address and break through the barriers that restrict organizations and communities from living an accountable culture.

Originally from Atlanta, Sam has a Bachelor’s Degree in business from the University of Georgia and an MBA from Washington University. He is a Past President of the National Speakers Association. Sam is married with four children and currently resides in St. Louis, Missouri.

As a former executive and owner, Sam’s manufacturing and distribution companies sold over $100 million in products and services. He successfully sold one of his businesses to a Fortune 500 company. Today, Sam writes, speaks, and consults with organizations around the globe to think differently, work with renewed purpose, and achieve record-breaking results. As a keynote speaker, Sam challenges audiences to discover and reach their best selves. He helps leaders build accountability throughout their organization. Sam works with entrepreneurs, multi-national companies, corporations, and government agencies to drive increased engagement and productivity.

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Conversations with Leaders – 3

December 15, 2020 Leave a comment

(An interview with Andy Burns, PMP, PMI-ACP, DACI, SPC )

My ebook ‘Leadership in times of Crisis’ is a synthesis of conversations with practitioners, authors and leaders in the field of Project Management and Leadership. Here is a conversation that I had with Andy Burns.

Andy Burns PMP, PMI-ACP, DACI, SPC is a founding member of the Siemens Digital Industries Lean Agile Center of Excellence (LACE). Following the SAFe roadmap Siemens Product Lifecycle Management stood up more than a dozen Agile Release Trains (ART) for more than 1,200 Software Engineers. Over the course of this global rollout Andy trained several hundred people worldwide in person and in a virtual classroom. Andy is also a Disciplined Agile Certified Instructor (DACI). Andy is actively teaching several virtual DA courses as well as Live Virtual PMP, PMI-ACP, and SAFe. Andy is a longtime volunteer with PMI at the Local and Global level. The information offered up in this session is a solidarity commitment to help everyone adapt to today’s challenges! DA is a right at home in a virtual world!

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Childhood never ends

December 14, 2020 1 comment

When you stop
To look at the full moon
And utter soft whispers
To the starlit sky

When you climb trees
Or play in roadside puddles
And dance in the rain
in gay abandon

When doubts rise from your bosom
And your eyes light up in wonder
When you move from one task to another
Without loss of energy

When you see no divisions
in colour, caste, race or religion
When you can laugh with joy
Or dance like nobody’s watching

Then there is a child in you
Brimming with boundless joy
Who knows only love
And Childhood never ends

© copyright, skm, 28th September 2015

This is in response to the daily prompt>>https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2020/12/13/your-daily-word-prompt-energetic-ydwordprompt-December-13-2020/

Other interesting posts:
1) https://masonsmenagerie.wordpress.com/2020/12/13/i-am-a-writer/
2) https://lightmotifs.wordpress.com/2020/12/13/milkshake-flash-327/
3) https://judydykstrabrown.com/2020/12/13/yin-and-yang-2/
4) https://rugby843.blog/2020/12/13/fatal-fumble/
5) https://fivedotoh.com/2020/12/13/3tc-what-goes-up/
6) https://guardedhearttapestry.wordpress.com/2020/12/14/lean-into-christmas-story/

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PM Rockstar Summit

December 13, 2020 1 comment

It was an honour for me to speak at the PM Rockstar Summit.  Thankyou @Richard Junod for the opportunity to share the platform with other speakers like @Dawn Mahan, @Mike Clayton, @Curtis Jenkins, @Duena Bluestrom and @Thomas Meloche

#leadership #projectmanagement #crisis #PMRockstar

12.12.2020 sale

December 11, 2020 Leave a comment

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December 11, 2020 Leave a comment
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Conversations with Leaders-2

December 10, 2020 2 comments

(An interview with Margaret Meloni, Meloni Coaching Solutions Inc.)

My ebook ‘Leadership in times of Crisis’ is a synthesis of conversations with practitioners, authors and leaders in the field of Project Management and Leadership. Here is a conversation that I had with Margaret Meloni.

Margaret Meloni is President of Meloni Coaching Solutions, Inc., a company devoted to helping you successfully navigate the human side of the project world. Margaret has supported project managers at organizations such as Occidental Petroleum, Northrop Grumman, Toyota Motor Credit, Southern California Edison, CalStart and arc.

Her background in IT Project Management and PMO Leadership enables Margaret to understand that managing projects can be difficult. Her special emphasis is on soft skills training for project managers.

Margaret is a contributing author to the book 101 Great Ways to Enhance Your Career in which she writes about conflict resolution. She has also been invited to contribute to articles in PM Network®, the monthly magazine covering trends, tools, and best practices in project management. She is a top blogger at Toolbox.

Margaret holds a B.S. in Business Administration and an M.B.A. from California State University, Long Beach. She is also a certified Project Management Professional (PMP). A recipient of the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) Distinguished Instructor award, Margaret is a dynamic speaker who combines inspiration, common sense, and a dash of humor and works with her audiences to understand the importance of soft skills at work.

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Glitter

December 9, 2020 2 comments
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Conversations with Leaders – 1

December 9, 2020 Leave a comment

(An interview with Thomas Walenta)

My ebook ‘Leadership in times of Crisis’ is a synthesis of conversations with practitioners, authors and leaders in the field of Project Management and Leadership. Here is a conversation that I had with Thomas Walenta.

Thomas Walenta PMP, PgMP and PMI fellow worked for IBM from 1983 to 2014 in a variety of client projects.  He worked in his first project in 1974 and build his first PMO from 1995. He is a member of PMI since 1992 and of GPM/IPMA since 1995.  As a PMI volunteer from 1998, he led the PMI Frankfurt Chapter for 8 years was elected to the PMI Board for 2 terms of 3 years each and was a  member of the PMI Ethics Review Committee for 6 years. Today he is coaching, teaching and mentoring.  He considers himself a Global Project Economy expert, covering all aspects of a new project management paradigm for people from 5 – 75 across all value delivery frameworks and helping the global society to improve.

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