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Anything that concerns project-oriented activities, employee engagement and servant-leadership, including my writings and conference materials
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Scrum, (Mega Pack), for $0.99 on Kindle

Scrum, (Mega Pack), For the Agile Scrum Master, Product Owner, Stakeholder and Development Team [Paul Vii] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. !!!STOP PRESS!!! SPECIAL PRICE FOR A LIMITED TIME !!!STOP PRESS!!!

AUTHOR NOTE I write this text as a certified scrum master with experience in international blue chip companies dating back to 1999. That experience includes leading projects for the BBC
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Visual Project Management by Dr. James Holt - intro to CCPM

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Nice intro to CCPM for those who accept the need for buffers and  want to manage by taking into account that resources drive schedules and end dates, not the contrary ! Any comments?

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The Skills Leaders Need at Every Level

The Skills Leaders Need at Every Level | Thriving or Dying in the Project Age | Scoop.it

Are some skills less important for leaders at certain levels of the organization? Or is there a set of skills fundamental to every level?



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Jerry Busone's curator insight, August 2, 2014 7:18 AM

Core skills every leader needs

Jacob M Engel's curator insight, August 3, 2014 7:31 AM

These skills are critical on every level and a great predictor of success!

Miss Write's curator insight, August 19, 2014 10:35 AM

These seem to be common sense so why are so many companies getting it so wrong with their managerial placements

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Gemba Live! 229 videos with lean leaders and thinkers

Gemba Live! 229 videos with lean leaders and thinkers | Thriving or Dying in the Project Age | Scoop.it
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Fantastic resource for learning about the real nature of Lean and about how to be lean

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Mazaaki Imai discusses the early history of Lean - 40 mins

Mazaaki Imai discusses the early history of Lean - 40 mins | Thriving or Dying in the Project Age | Scoop.it

Ron Pereira sits down for more than 40 minutes and talks with Mr. Masaaki Imai who is known the world over as the original “Lean Guru” and the father of Continuous Improvement. Mr. Imai has been a pioneer and leader in spreading the kaizen philosophy all over the world. His firsthand account of the history of lean based on his close associations and travels with such legendary giants as Shoichiro Toyoda and Taichi Ohno...


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Jean-Guy Frenette's curator insight, July 26, 2014 10:17 PM

Un guru à connaître!

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HR That Goes the Extra Mile: Additional Services That You Can Offer

HR That Goes the Extra Mile: Additional Services That You Can Offer | Thriving or Dying in the Project Age | Scoop.it
Invest in your employees and workplace culture.
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Peloton formations distilled

Peloton formations distilled | Thriving or Dying in the Project Age | Scoop.it
No line structures. No functions. No departments. No shared services. No divisions. No centralised staff. This is a different, and far more effective way of defining structure in complexity. — Niel...
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3 Ways to Create Amazing Customer Experience

3 Ways to Create Amazing Customer Experience | Thriving or Dying in the Project Age | Scoop.it

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Daniel Watson's curator insight, July 27, 2014 3:56 AM


The focus of most business owners, tends to be directed towards refining and improving the products or services they offer to their market,  but it can be argued that a better return can be obtained by focussing on the customer experience  side of the business transaction.


In the 21st century, it is the creation of a unique customer experience, that acts as the differentiator between highly successful businesses and the rest of the competition.


This excellent article,  suggests that moving beyond your product or service is the most certain way to create customer loyalty and grow your business, and it offers three ways a business owner can create amazing customer experiences.

Alain Theriault MBA's curator insight, July 29, 2014 12:24 PM

creating amazing an unique customer (client) experience is mandatory for a young business

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Leadership Ethics: It Doesn't Depend

Leadership Ethics: It Doesn't Depend | Thriving or Dying in the Project Age | Scoop.it

Imagine recent outcomes at GM, and Toyota before it, if some frontline engineer – or even assembly line worker – used the company Intranet to say "Hey, CEO, there’s a fundamental design problem with (fill in the blank),” …and the CEO stopped production while the glitch was fixed, even if that meant months of stalled production.


Ethics today save you money tomorrow. But that’s not all. Ethics todaymakes you more money, every day of the year, for generations.


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Charlotte Hitchcock's curator insight, July 25, 2014 4:49 AM

We need to learn to get the right priorities which may mean losing activity for a while but the long teem benefits will outweigh any kind of loss

Jeremy Pollard's curator insight, July 25, 2014 6:26 AM

If culture beats strategy (Drucker) and Ethics is the basis of good culture - why, why why are there so many companies that refuse to take ethics seriously?

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Three Secrets of Organizational Effectiveness

Three Secrets of Organizational Effectiveness | Thriving or Dying in the Project Age | Scoop.it

When the leaders of a major retail pharmacy chain set out to enhance customer satisfaction, market research told them that the number one determinant would be friendly and courteous service. This meant changing the organizational culture in hundreds of locations—creating an open, welcoming atmosphere where regular customers and employees knew one another’s names, and any question was quickly and cheerfully answered.


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Rick Garza's curator insight, July 18, 2014 9:44 AM

People still buy from people they like.  We spend millions on research to remind us of the Golden Rule, "Treat others they you want them treat you"  Whoever wrote that must be a brilliant individual.  Good advice!

Gottfried's curator insight, July 24, 2014 12:42 AM

social animal and scientific validation: pride building as an organizational effectiveness method

Frank J. Papotto, Ph.D.'s curator insight, July 24, 2014 10:07 AM

Well not terribly new, not particularly secret but still helpful. Autonomy, clear purposes, and recognition are described as sources of pride but we've known about these for quite some time in connection with high performance. More specifically, all of the ideas referred to: pride, trust, autonomy, purpose and recognition are associated with employee engagement--a key driver of organizational effectiveness in the #empoweringeffectiveness model.

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The 10 Timeless Productivity Hacks

Here are the 10 timeless work habits or productivity hacks that will make you more productive today.
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3 Lessons On How To Beat Your Competition From Germany's World-Cup-Winning Coach

3 Lessons On How To Beat Your Competition From Germany's World-Cup-Winning Coach | Thriving or Dying in the Project Age | Scoop.it
Joachim Low, coach of the winning German men's soccer team, knows a few things about leading a team for a high-stakes performance.
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Seven Signs You're Too Smart For Your Job

Seven Signs You're Too Smart For Your Job | Thriving or Dying in the Project Age | Scoop.it
My dogs Mojo and Magic are small dogs in a big-dog town. They behave like most small dogs. When we come home, they're overwhelmed by the awesomeness of our return and go crazy. After a few minutes
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VPM Lite Visual Project Management (CCPM) by Pr. James Holt - Free iPhone App

VPM Lite Visual Project Management (CCPM) by Pr. James Holt - Free iPhone App | Thriving or Dying in the Project Age | Scoop.it

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Philip Marris's curator insight, July 30, 2014 1:37 PM

Watch the 43 minute video by Pr. James Holt that presents the logic of Visual Project Management and the iPhone App. This video is recommended even if you don't own an iPhone.

http://youtu.be/DPFTJayYrnk

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Learn What Joyfulness and Lean Thinking Have in Common with Richard Sheridan

Learn What Joyfulness and Lean Thinking Have in Common with Richard Sheridan | Thriving or Dying in the Project Age | Scoop.it
How much joy and happiness do you, and your colleagues, feel each and every day?  Are you excited to come to work or do you dread it?   No matter your answer... if you're interested in learning how to create a more exciting, and fulfilling, work environment while also understanding how lean
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Are you Lean, Agile and Joyful ? I am ! Listen to what Richard Sheridan, the CEO and Chief Storyteller at Menlo Innovations, has to say about that.

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Claude Emond's curator insight, July 31, 2014 11:51 AM

Are you Lean, Agile and Joyful ? I am ! Listen to what Richard Sheridan, the CEO and Chief Storyteller at Menlo Innovations, has to say about that. Happiness is the Journey. Lean is the Journey :)

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Four myths of lean busted!

Four myths of lean busted! | Thriving or Dying in the Project Age | Scoop.it

Lean is often considered by outsiders as little more than a cost cutting exercise, a method for reducing waste which doesn’t stop at errors and defects, but cuts a slice out of job satisfaction and job security too. However champions of this process would argue that lean is, in fact, merely misunderstood.  […]

Blowing apart Lean misconceptions […]

#1: Lean is for manufacturing processes only

#2: It’s expensive

#3: Lean is stressful for staff

#4:  Lean = Job losses

 


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Lean is not what many think. Agile and Lean = same collaborative mindset = doing more with what we have before thinking of doing more with less !  It is not about business re-engineering following consultants' recipes. It is about business re-inventing leading change together with our employees and teams, our last planners :) 

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Why Choose Freelance Workers Over Large Firms?

Why Choose Freelance Workers Over Large Firms? | Thriving or Dying in the Project Age | Scoop.it
As a small business owner, whether new or experienced, daily you’re faced with the challenges of reducing overhead and staying relevant in a world that accounts for more than 50% of the US working...
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The Troubling Flaws In How We Select Experts

The Troubling Flaws In How We Select Experts | Thriving or Dying in the Project Age | Scoop.it

Organizations are constantly scouring the earth for the talent or perfect expert that will provide the fresh edge and perspective needed to overcome the challenging obstacles that stand in their way to the top. In their pursuit of excellence however, you may be shocked to learn the criteria they use to define credibility and expertise may be severely flawed.



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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, July 28, 2014 7:04 PM

I always wondered how it was done. It certainly does not make much sense in School who is promoted and privileged.

 

@ivon_ehd1

Suvi Salo's curator insight, July 29, 2014 2:32 AM

In the words of Mark Twain, “An expert is an ordinary fellow from another town.”

Christine Capra's curator insight, July 31, 2014 4:53 PM

I think this also has to do with our delusional search for perfection.

 

The better we know one another, the more 'flaw's we see - we can only imagine getting something close to our ideal with the unknown.

 

And we're a culture that prefers the illusion of the ideal over the value in reality. 

 

So we'll choose an infinite stream of expensive 'honeymoon' phases to the grit of committing to the flawed known. In all kinds of realms. . .

 

To our detriment - imho.

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10 Life Lessons Kids Can Teach Us

10 Life Lessons Kids Can Teach Us | Thriving or Dying in the Project Age | Scoop.it
Do you remember how wonderful it felt to be a child? Adventure was our only calling, and courage seemed never ending. And subsequently, we seemed to enjoy our life so much more. In this beautiful article we are reminded of 10 life lessons that children teach us every day. Read more to discover new ways in which we might incorporate our younger selves into the joy of our daily being.
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6 Essential Leadership Skills for Today's Leader

6 Essential Leadership Skills for Today's Leader | Thriving or Dying in the Project Age | Scoop.it
As of this month- July 2014, log on to Amazon and you’ll find 116,796 titles under the heading “Leadership”. But if you’re in too big of a hurry to read a book,
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64 Promises That Every Leader Should Make

64 Promises That Every Leader Should Make | Thriving or Dying in the Project Age | Scoop.it
I have come to believe that as leaders we need to make promises to ourselves and to those we lead. Earlier this year as I was working on a project, I thought to(...)
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Defining Project Portfolio Management - PM Hut

Defining Project Portfolio Management - PM Hut
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The 5 Levers of Change (Part 5) Performance Management

The 5 Levers of Change (Part 5) Performance Management | Thriving or Dying in the Project Age | Scoop.it
The 5 Levers of Change include Performance Management.
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