Leadership

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Remote Reality Check: What’s Next for Virtual Teams

The pandemic forced project leaders to adapt like never before—changing workflows, communication styles and team cultures to fit the largely remote reality. But as many people return to their offices, leaders are in for another round of change. Guests discuss how they led virtual teams during the COVID crisis and how they’ll adapt those lessons learned for the future—whether teams are in the office, working from home or both.

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[email protected]: The Rise of Resilient Leadership

Two [email protected] speakers discuss a new type of leader emerging: resilient, authentic, creative. Billy Samuel Mwape, PMP, at the Development Bank of Zambia, talks about setting out a roadmap but being flexible enough to pick up—and adapt—from failure. Chiwuike Amaechi, PMP, with Shell Nigeria Exploration & Production Co., shares how he uses the power of storytelling to lead his team.  

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Digital Nomads Project Leadership Beyond Borders

Without a permanent physical office, digital nomads are leading projects as they travel the world. Ott Vatter, managing director of the e-Residency program in the Republic of Estonia, shares how the project helped create a community for digital nomads. Christina Nguyen, PMP, strategy practice leader for Global Professional & Field Services at Dell Technologies, shares her digital nomad experience and how it changed how she leads projects and teams. Plus, how PMTraining.com helped the team led by Matt Koch, PMP, vice president and director of operations for the federal business unit at Atkins North America.

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Project Leadership in Uncertain Times

Today, collaborative, engaging leaders are in demand. With the uncertainty of the pandemic and the need for virtual teams, this skill set has never been more valuable. Penny Pullan, PhD, PMP, founder of Making Projects Work Ltd., discusses facilitative leadership and what virtual teams need to succeed. Luiz Dias, PMP, PgMP, head of digital, portfolio transformation at the Department for Work and Pensions in the United Kingdom, shares the importance of communication and a calm, positive attitude when leading teams in uncertain times.

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Leadership—Improving Project Results

There’s no “right way” to run a successful project. Producing better results is all about finding the best way to get the job done. Guests discuss the value of different project management approaches—and how building a broader knowledge base can help boost your career.

Chris Hiltbrand

Talent Management—How to Fill the Project Talent Gap

The competition for top project talent is heating up. Global business leaders discuss how they’re attracting top performers and building their project management bench.

Robert-Safian

Leadership—New Skills for an Age of Flux

What does it take to be an effective leader in a rapidly shifting business environment? Guests discuss in-demand leadership skills—and how to keep fast-moving projects on track. Featuring Robert Safian, founder of The Flux Group and former editor of Fast Company.

Jim Boland

IBM PM Center of Excellence — Staying Relevant

Jim shares insights on the past, present and future of IBM's PMCoE, including its focus on attracting and developing tomorrow's project leaders, the challenge of balancing traditional methods with agile approaches, and the keys to remaining relevant over two decades.

Andy Kaufman

Team Leadership — Maximizing Potential

Andy defines leadership and teams in this episode and among the topics of discussion, he touches upon agile principles to bring out the best in the teams you lead.

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The Future of Teaming

The Project Economy calls for a new look at the structure and dynamics of leading project teams. Ingrid Smith, head of PMI’s Thought Leadership, shares the power skills that will help project teams succeed. Peter Moutsatsos, PMP, chief project officer at Telstra, discusses how the organization’s shift to agile project teams at scale has improved flexibility and how teams should be created to fit a particular project challenge.