How One Company is Using Project Based Learning to Educate the Next Generation of Project Leaders

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How One Company is Using Project Based Learning to Educate the Next Generation of Project Leaders

By Anne Foley, MBB, CSSBB, PMP, Director of Lean Six Sigma, IIL When SmartRoots Global CEO Zac Ziebarth visited an impoverished village in Africa, he met an impressive sixteen year-old named Asi. While walking through the scenic countryside with Asi, Zac noticed a significant amount of garbage on the ground. “Why is there so much pollution?”

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As Project Managers, You’re Shaping the Future

By Shar Olivier, MEM, LEED-AP, IIL’s Global Business Development Manager/Director of Sustainability and CSR The future is full of uncertainty. As project managers, you are placed in the position of predicting the future on a daily basis, something that scientists and world leaders are attempting to do as our global climate changes at an alarming rate.

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Implementing Project Management Metrics: Hope for the Best but Plan for the Worst

By Harold Kerzner, Ph.D., Senior Executive Director for Project Management, IIL With the growth in project management metrics, KPIs and dashboard reporting systems, companies are improving their success to failure ratios on projects and strategic initiatives. But even though the path looks bright, all that glitters is not always gold, at least seen by those people

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Ways That a PMO Can Fail

  Catch Dr. Kerzner’s keynote session, “How Changes in PM Support Agile & Scrum” at the 2017 IPM Day online conference ON DEMAND. By Deborah A. Dell, PMP – Director, IBM Project Management Center of Excellence and Harold Kerzner, Ph.D. – Senior Executive Director for Project Management, IIL  Deciding to implement a Project Management Office (PMO) is easy.

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A Random Act Of Acknowledgment

By Judith W. Umlas, IIL Senior Vice President, Trainer, and Author of Grateful Leadership It’s always so inspiring when I come upon what I would call “Random Acts of Acknowledgement” in my everyday life. I was staying at a hotel while on a business trip, and overheard the delightful exchange you can see in the video

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CAR CHASE: “Driven” to Acknowledge!

By Judith W. Umlas, IIL Senior Vice President, Trainer, and Author of Grateful Leadership I was running a bit late for a doctor’s appointment this week, and was on a major thoroughfare on which traffic was fortunately flowing. So I wouldn’t be too late… But suddenly, the car two ahead of mine slowed down and then

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Is Judy losing her mind…or just her fear?

By Judith W. Umlas, IIL Senior Vice President, Trainer, and Author of Grateful Leadership In the spirit of putting together my IPMDay 2015 keynote address focused on the 5th C of Acknowledgment for Grateful Leaders: Courage (“From Cowardly Lion to Lion-Hearted Leader”), I have been thinking a lot about what stops us from doing the brave and

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Grateful Leadership: A Tool to Build Engagement

By Joanna Durand, Citi Managing Director, GPMO Head, CPMC/SEPG Chair On June 9, I visited the International Institute for Learning (IIL), to film a segment on Grateful Leadership, with Judy Umlas. Judy, a Senior Vice President at IIL, is an expert on the concept of Grateful Leadership. In fact, she literally wrote the book on it, titled, as

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