Project Management and Leadership Competencies: A Snapshot

By Dr. Willis H. Thomas, PMP, CPT  The Project Management Institute (PMI)® Talent Triangle® has addressed the need for project leadership competencies. Technical competencies can be thought of as the science or hard skills; whereas, behavioral competencies can be considered the art or the soft skills. It is important to have a balance of the hard and

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Managing Virtual Teams Successfully

By Dr. Willis H. Thomas, PMP, CPT  Virtual teams are becoming more of the norm for organizations as they strive to acquire the best talent from anywhere in the world, minimize overhead everywhere on the earth and stretch their global presence on a worldwide basis. Building High-Performance Teams necessitates that we utilize innovative tools and

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Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace: Zero Tolerance for “Brilliant Jerks”

Catch Christa Kirby’s presentation “Cultivating an Agile Mindset: Creativity, Trust, and a Plastic Toothbrush Case” at this year’s Agile & Scrum Conference!  By Christa Kirby, MA, LCAT, PMP, CSM, CSPO  |  Vice President, Global Learning Innovation and Global Practice Director, Leadership – International Institute for Learning (IIL)  As we move into 2018, it feels as

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How to Brand Yourself on LinkedIn

By Sofia Zafeiri, Social Media Coordinator, IIL With approximately 467 million users in 200 countries, LinkedIn is undoubtedly the largest Professional Network on Social Media. Yet, there seems to be a significant number of users who ignore the very rules of this platform. Here are some tips that will help you maximize your presence and brand

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They’re Developing Project Leadership Skills One Boat at a Time

Image by Stephanie Aaronson By J. LeRoy Ward, PMP, PgMP, PfMP, CSM, GWCPM, SCPM | Executive Vice President – Enterprise Solutions, IIL Susan Crown is a philanthropist. A member of the billionaire Crown family, she has been donating impressive sums to various social and other causes for years. As she admits, her donations went to organizations with very

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