Reinventing Yourself and Pursuing Your Passion!

By Judith W. Umlas, Sr. Vice President, Author, and Trainer – IIL Originally published on www.joanlunden.com.  Quite a few years ago, when I was a full-time professional in the television industry, I wrote an article called “How NOT to Talk to a Pregnant Businesswoman.” The urge to write it came from my intense frustration at the way

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An Awesome Example of a Team Acknowledgment… and a “Behind the Scenes” Look at IPM Day!

By Judith W. Umlas, Author, Trainer, and Senior Vice President, IIL I want to acknowledge my inspired and inspiring, inventive and creative colleague, Lori Milhaven, Executive VP Marketing, for one of the best examples of acknowledging a team I have ever seen (except when she does this every year following IIL’s International Project Management Day –

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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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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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