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A Stirring Story

A while back I led a virtual course in Grateful Leadership and The Power of Acknowledgment. One of the participants approached me by email afterward, telling me how valuable she had found the course to be for her, for her team and her organization. She wanted to know, however, if I could help her with


You Can’t Make That Stuff Up!

My colleague Nathalie Udo, IIL Author and Trainer,  shared this amazing and positive learning experience that occurred after she gave a copy of You’re Totally Awesome! The Power of Acknowledgment for Kids to a friend of hers. Her friend Jarrod Jacobi wrote: “A while back you gave me a book by your friend Judy Umlas.


How to Understand Soft Skill Metrics in the Next Generation of Project Management

Many years ago (i.e., before the Internet existed), I worked with a well-known colleague who was quite proficient at writing books. When I asked him where all of his ideas came from, he pointed to a small pad of paper and a pen in his shirt pocket. He stated that whenever any of his students


Does the PMP® have value? You bet, and in more ways than you might think!

By J. LeRoy Ward, PMP, PgMP, PfMP, CSM  The Project Management Institute’s Project Management Professional (PMP)® is the world’s most popular and desirable project management certification. The numbers alone tell the story: as of December 31, 2014 there were 639,237 active PMP credential holders. No other project management credential (of which there are many competitors)


Business Analysis Job Spheres

by Robin from For more BA Resources visit IIL. A business analyst actively participates in all the phases of software development life cycle (SDLC) plus project management life cycle (PMLC) and the business analyst’s responsibilities varies depending upon the project requirements. In a nutshell, a business analyst has to efficiently juggle between multiple activities and


Lessons Learned From My Most Important Project Management Best Practice

By Harold Kerzner, Ph.D, Senior Executive Director of Project Management, IIL  Last year, I wrote a blog entitled My Most Important Best Practice. In the past several months, people have been asking me what I learned from this best practice. This is good news because it means that people are reading my blog. I have modified