2013 Trends and The Power of Women

Women on Business

I was recently asked to think about how 2013 trends will impact women in the work force and how women will impact the trends. Could I see the future as a projection of the strides I’ve been able to make, similar to what other women in business have done?

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Picasso and Project Management

Strategy Driven

So what does any of this have to do with Project Management? The common theme from the above is with projects themselves. Just like art, there are projects that have major impacts on society, like the Sistine Chapel (Pyramids, Moon landings, etc.). While other types of projects are more the paint by numbers type. Projects (and Project Managers) also have many different ways to reach the end goal. Projects are works of art and not scientific theory.

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What I learned from attending New Media Expo 2013 in Las Vegas!

Bernd Geropp

New Media Expo 2013/ Blogworld. 3 days packed with great and useful presentations on all kind of topics around online platforms, lots of networking and a trade show with really useful stuff on latest technology and services. The Great Business Project by Ralph Quintero.

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What makes a leader special?

Lead Change Blog

He is a public speaker in Leadership, and he is a certified project manager from PMI. He has more than 21 years of experience in the Information Technology Industry. Posted in Leadership Coaching Leadership Development With my 23 years of experience, I’ve seen my share of leaders.

5 Must-Read Books For Business Leaders For Summer 2013

Eric Jacobson

This book, by Brain Solis, details the incredible transformation happening in business today, driven by new social and mobile technologies. It covers basic management, managing staff changes, managing projects, strategic thinking, hiring, delegating, and communication -- and lot''s more.

Decoding The Truth Of Leading Multi-Generational Workforces

Tanveer Naseer

One of the key faults found in all these discussions on the differences between Millennials and the other generational cohorts is that they often differentiate generational values with respect to technological differences – in particular, differences in usage – as opposed to sociological ones.

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Education? Innovation? Do - Learn - Do - Learn

Mills Scofield

Victor’s Leap Year Project “Masters Program” is the wave of the future. My work with students and the building project made me curious about further education in business, design, and social impact. Aron Solomon introduced me to Victor Saad and that was all it took.

Executive Presence: What’s Your “Talk Track”?

Great Leadership By Dan

So I told him that the only way to do that is to turn up the volume on a very different talk track—one that captures the brand and presence that you want to project. It’s such a difficult environment/project/client/travel schedule…”.

The Power of Human Energy: Angela Ahrendts at TEDx Hollywood

First Friday Book Synopsis

With 30,000+ videos from organizers in more than 130 countries, speakers cover topics from sanitation to technological wizardry […]. In her TEDx presentation, Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts talks about the positive and transformative power of human energy. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a library of talks, filmed at independently organized TEDx events.

3 tips for TED speakers (and other talkers)

First Friday Book Synopsis

but not too much Robert Leslie/TED Conference Say it like yourself Say something important TED FellowsTEDx programs the TED Conference TEDGlobal TED Talks video site three worlds: Technology/ Entertainment/Design To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others Wall Street Journal

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How to use Measurement to Manage Like a Pro

Lead on Purpose

Katz from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan School of Management, notes that metrics are in use everywhere, but if the organization uses the wrong metrics, they will not achieve the expected results. It’s easy to lose sight of “people” thanks to the inordinate focus on specifics, business goals, projects, and deadlines. Mary Prescott is working as a community manager at WorkZone – A web-based project management software company. Guest post by Mary Prescott.

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The Rules of Retention

Chart Your Course

As a result, QuikTrip was expanding with new stores and larger projects during the recession, while other low-cost retailers were closing stores and announcing layoffs. Plus, consider leveraging technology and social media.

10 Practices That Drive Innovation

LDRLB

In summarizing their findings, here are 10 human capital practices that drive innovation: Use Technology to Collaborate and Share Knowledge. Fund Outside Projects. Innovation means more than just new products or services.

Millennials: 3 Characteristics that Define how they Approach the Workplace

leaderCommunicator

Their generation is one of selectivity, choices, technology, and team work. Because millennials rely so heavily on technology, this means they may not have had the opportunity to practice verbal communication skills in business situations.

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Design and Influence Irresistible Change – Learn How in this Special Workshop

Change Starts Here

Similar workshops I’ve conducted privately for clients have enabled leadership and project teams to gain clarity about the change they want to implement and to figure out how they can influence the desired change effectively. On or before July 31, 2013. After July 31, 2013.

Leadership: 6 Pointers on Having Face Time with People

QAspire

Face time may be enabled by technology, but the ground rules don’t change. Leadership Leading Change Leading People Leading Projects Managing Communication communication lessons Effectiveness growing others people management Quality

Can Technology End Poverty?

Harvard Business Review

If you believe the hype, technology is going to help us end global poverty. Berkeley researcher Kentaro Toyama has a blog dedicated to calling out naïve or inappropriate uses of information and communication technologies (ICT). Social enterprise Technology

Innovating Higher-Education

Mills Scofield

Nabeel is pursuing a Master’s in Learning and Technology at the University of Oxford’s Department of Education and is also co-founder of Coursolve.org. MOOCs (Massively Open Online Courses) are a very hot topic in higher education and corporate training.

Paradigm Flip – New Book Releases Tuesday December 10th

Modern Servant Leader

I’ve been working on a big project for you, that I’m excited to say is finally ready to share: Paradigm Fl i p : Leading People, Teams, and Organizations Beyond the Social Media Revolution. Ben… …provides a guide for contemporary leaders to leverage technology for the benefit of their organizations. Greetings Modern Servant Leader readers.

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Guest Blogger Nathan Zeldes: Why and How to Communicate Across Company Lines

leaderCommunicator

Better yet, in some cases this allowed me to strike alliances and mount joint projects with like-minded engineers and managers – to the benefit of all our organizations. You can start with near-competitors – companies that use similar technologies but make different product lines.

Conscientious Consultant

Tony Mayo

–George Pappas AVP – Projects Cognizant Technology Solutions Share it! Tony was a highly capable and conscientious consultant who did a great job for us. I’d use him again. Client Comments

The Value of Vision Series – Daniel Burrus

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Futureview is your ability to project yourself into the future and then look back at your present position from that future point of view. We are in a time of massive, technology-driven, transformational change, pregnant with opportunity.

Genecians Journey Into Corporate Giving

Mills Scofield

Projects-With-Purpose: Bringing a Community Volunteer Program to Lif e Chatham and Geneca teams at work. Each project is completed within 48 hours, consisting of both personal and company release time. Our First Project. What’s Next for Projects-With-Purpose.

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Win the Race for Talent – Talent Management magazine

Chart Your Course

Internationally, in 2012 the World Economic Forum reported 10 million jobs were unfilled in the manufacturing sector alone.The world’s three largest workforces — the United States, India and China — all have chronic and growing talent shortages, particularly in science, technology, engineering and mathematics-related STEM occupations. The continuing spread of digital technology across every business sector raises job skill requirements.2. Win the Race for Talent. Edward E.

Unintended Consequences

Coaching Tip

Hirschman said, "This sentence admirably epitomizes several of the histories of economic development projects in recent decades. Hirschman and the power of failure" by Malcolm Gladwell in The New Yorker, June 24, 2013. These entrepreneurs thoroughly understand their technology.

Organizational Design and Social Networks

LDRLB

This is not just an Information Technology (IT) issue. This also means that some employees may be bypassed for promotions and projects because of their inability to navigate the complexities of the fluid and global organization.

Grassroots Leadership by the Rising Middle Class

Coaching Tip

billion in 2030 (out of a projected global population of 8.3 They are technology-savvy and use social media like Facebook FB +0.89% and Twitter to broadcast information and organize demonstrations. Source: The Wall Street Journal, June 29, 2013.

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Todd L. Pittinsky: An interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Pittinsky is Professor of Technology and Society at SUNY Stony Brook and a senior lecturer at the Harvard Graduate School of Business. Todd L. He was previously Associate Professor of Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, where he served as Research Director for Harvard’s Center for Public Leadership. In 2001, he launched the Allophilia [.].

7 Ways To Build An Effective Corporate Culture

Eric Jacobson

The workforce included a blend of long-term employees with a rich company, product/service and customer history, employees who had been at the company for five to seven years, and then new hires with a fresh perspective and keen sense of new technologies and techniques.

Can Technology End Poverty?

Harvard Business Review

If you believe the hype, technology is going to help us end global poverty. Berkeley researcher Kentaro Toyama has a blog dedicated to calling out naïve or inappropriate uses of information and communication technologies (ICT). Social enterprise Technology ICT

The Right Way to Converse With a Virtual Team

Steve Farber

” Truth is, we can’t talk about connection without addressing technology and its offerings and shortcomings. If you’re serious about leading teams, you need to consider the technology you’re using to help you foster that connection efficiently.

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If Strategy is Painful, You’re Doing it Wrong.

LDRLB

You need to be able to translate your strategy into actions, tasks and projects. Strategy involves change because it has to adapt to competitors, technology and customers. [Editor's Note: This Post was Adapted from Max's work, The Strategy Book.]. Strategy involves change. People have to change something to bring strategy to life. You also need to communicate the logic and purpose of the strategy so people can get engaged with the work and are willing to help it succeed.

Implement Change with More Influence, Confidence and Impact

Change Starts Here

Does your project seem like pushing a boulder uphill? Colleagues make it clear they have other priorities that crowd your project out. They got the project unstuck and moving again. Would you like to implement change with more influence, confidence and impact?

The Ideas that Shaped Management in 2013

Harvard Business Review

The result, I think, is a set of ideas that together are important, useful, and original, and that feel like quite an accurate account of the management concerns many of us shared in 2013. McKinsey may have been hired in 2013 by the Vatican, the Bank of England, and the owners of the Rangers and Knicks, but they’re also acting to stave off threats to their business model. The right kind of project management — and project manager — really matters.

Leadership Blind Spots

Coaching Tip

These entrepreneurs thoroughly understand their technology. It doesn't have to be an expensive, complicated project. Driving in the "blind spot" is dangerous both personally and corporately.

The Top 5 Ways Enterprise Social Collaboration Can Boost Organizational Productivity

Strategy Driven

If integrated and organized correctly, social collaboration technology can become a game-changer that empowers both employer and employee.

Surefire Ways To Create An Effective Corporate Culture

Eric Jacobson

The workforce included a blend of long-term employees with a rich company, product/service and customer history, employees who had been at the company for five to seven years, and then new hires with a fresh perspective and keen sense of new technologies and techniques.

How To Create An Effective Corporate Culture

Eric Jacobson

The workforce included a blend of long-term employees with a rich company, product/service and customer history, employees who had been at the company for five to seven years, and then new hires with a fresh perspective and keen sense of new technologies and techniques.

How the best differ from the rest PART II

Six Disciplines

Strategic Use of Technology. High-performing organizations give more emphasis than lower-performing companies to using technology to impact the business in strategic ways (109 percent more, according to our analysis). Underlying this rating is the greater use of long-term technology plans aimed at delivering competitive advantage. This investment includes not just the technology itself, but the training to make sure they maximize the utilization of the technology.

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High Performance Team Building Certificate Program

Mike Cardus

The 2013 program runs from March 6 to May 1. David Monroe, Director of Community and Technology Development Community Connections of New York. I never looked at various committees I’m on or parts of my job that are project oriented as teams.

6 Silent Productivity and Profitability Pitfalls, part 3 of 7

Strategy Driven

institutionalized mistrust, resignation, or resentment), technology addiction (which can make it difficult for some people to actually talk to others), or a simple incompetence for speaking and listening. Silent Killer #2: Not Listening.

StrategyDriven Enterprises Partners with Xen Wireless to Form StrategyDriven Analytics, a Utility Industry Asset Management Blind Benchmarking Service

Strategy Driven

StrategyDriven Analytics combines StrategyDriven’s industry leading asset management and data analytics experience with Xen Wireless’s information technology and delivery expertise.

Old Wisdom for New Teams?

Steve Farber

We’re working in what some have dubbed a “freelance economy,” where it is no longer necessary to have a company or formal team in common in order to work together to accomplish a project.

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