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Conversations with Leaders – 7

January 29, 2021 Leave a comment

(An interview with Kiron Bondale, SeniorConsultant)
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 Kiron Bondale, Senior Consultant, World Class Productivity Inc.).

Kiron D. Bondale, PMP, PMI-ACP, PSM II, ICP-ACC, PMI-RMP, DALSM/CDAI is a senior consultant for World Class Productivity Inc delivering training & consulting services to North American clients.

Kiron has managed hundreds of projects in both internal and third party contexts over the past twenty years. He has setup and led Project Management Offices (PMO) and has provided agile, project portfolio management and project management consulting services to hundreds of clients across multiple industries.

Kiron is an active member of the Project Management Institute (PMI) and served as a volunteer director on the Board of the PMI Lakeshore Chapter for six years. He has reviewed a number of recent PMI standards and practice guides including the Sixth and Seventh editions of the PMBOK® Guide. Kiron has been published in both project management-specific journals as well as industry-specific journals. He has delivered hundreds of webinar presentations on a variety of project management and agile topics and has presented at multiple industry conferences.

In addition to this weekly blog, Kiron is a daily contributor to key Linkedin and Projectmanagement.com.project management discussion groups. Kiron is a firm believer that a pragmatic approach to organization change that addresses process & technology, but primarily, people will maximize chances for success.

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Conversations with Leaders – 6

January 6, 2021 Leave a comment

(An interview with Lew Sauder, Consultant 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 Lew Sauder)

Lew Sauder is the  is the author of Consulting 101, Project Management 101, and co-author, with Jeff Porter, of The Reluctant Mentor.  He has been a consultant with top-tier and boutique consulting firms for over twenty years. He has also served outside of consulting as a client manager where he sat on the other side of the desk, hiring and managing consulting firms.

Buy a copy of the ebook on Leanpub >> https://leanpub.com/leadershipintimesofcrisis

You can buy the paperback version on Amazon >> https://amzn.to/2VS7CIn

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.

Buy a copy of the ebook on Leanpub >> https://leanpub.com/leadershipintimesofcrisis

You can buy the paperback version on Amazon >> https://amzn.to/2VS7CIn

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!

Buy a copy of the ebook on Leanpub >> https://leanpub.com/leadershipintimesofcrisis

You can buy the paperback version on Amazon >> https://amzn.to/2VS7CIn

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.

Buy a copy of the ebook on Leanpub >> https://leanpub.com/leadershipintimesofcrisis

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Connect the Dots

January 15, 2015 1 comment

Open your nearest book to page 82.  Take the third full sentence on the page, and work it into a post somehow

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The book that I have nearest to me today is “The Abduction” by John Grisham.  And the 3rd line on page 82 reads :

“ I never saw her wear it.  I don’t think she wore the cap either”.

She had a habit of keeping her new dress carefully in her cubboard and she would only wear it on a special occasion.  I wondered when that time would come.

I hoped that she liked the gift.  I had spend a lot of time shopping for the dress and the cap.

Five months had passed .

On our anniversary, we had planned a surprise holiday.  She woke me up in the morning.  She was wearing the beautiful dress and the cap and she looked gorgeous!

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How to think like Leonardo da Vinci

November 5, 2012 2 comments

Leonardo da Vinci was a  scientist, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, painter, sculptor, architect, botanist, musician and writer.  How could one man have such diverse talents?

Michael Gelb in this book analyses the mind of the genius Leonardo da Vinci.  He maps the key strengths of Leonardo and suggests how we can put these to practice in daily life to unlock our hidden potential and creativity.

The 7 strengths/principles are:

• Curiosità – An insatiable quest for knowledge and continuous improvement

Great minds ask great questions. You can increase your problem-solving skills by honing your question-asking ability. By cultivating a da Vinci-like open, questing frame of mind, we broaden our universe and improve our ability to travel through it.

• Dimostrazione – Learning from experience
Knowledge is really not true knowledge unless we can put it to practical use and understand its application

• Sensazione – Sharpening the senses

Michael Gelb reasons that we are not exercising our senses to their potential and thus we do not enjoy lifes experiences

• Sfumato – Managing ambiguity and change
This quality helps us to embrace change and face challenges in life with poise and equanimity

• Arte/Scienza – Whole-brain thinking
By developing exercises like mind mapping we can take a more balanced approach to life and make good decisions

• Corporalità – Body-mind fitness
This implies understanding our body and keeping ourselves fit and in good shape

• Connessione – Systems thinking
Connessione imples the interconnectedness of everything in nature.  It helps us have a holistic view of situations.

 

The book also gives us a lot of exercises and acitivities to help us to develop these qualities which we all have but do not use to the fullest potential.

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