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Agile and Scrum

Transforming to an Agile Enterprise

By Sandeep Shouche Most executives will hear the Agile buzzword and ask their teams to “do this agile thing.” For many executives, Agile only means: Do it even faster than before. Deliver whenever I want it. Don’t question when I want to change it. True “Agility” is a much deeper change and most enterprises will

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Leadership

From Googlewhack to Gazillion!

By Judith W. Umlas | IIL Senior Vice President, Author, and Facilitator When McGraw-Hill first decided to publish my second book (the first was The Power of Acknowledgment, published by IIL Publishing), I thought it should be called Leadership and The Power of Acknowledgment. It felt right due to all of the positive experiences and wonderful stories that

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Leadership

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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Leadership

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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Leadership

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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Agile and Scrum

Why Your Agile Implementation Failed

By Roy Schilling At one point in my career, I was a manager in a large financial organization.  Being tired of missed deadlines and disappointed customers, I wanted a better way to deliver – faster, better, cheaper.  I had been reading about Agile and how it had helped organizations with exactly what I was looking

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Leadership

The Common Traits of Exceptional Leaders — A Live Case Study

by Sofia Zafeiri For a significant period of my student life and as a Communications Professional, I’ve been wondering which personality traits are the ones that I need to work on to make myself not only stand out from the crowd but to thrive. On a recent Friday night, I had the opportunity to meet

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Digital Know Hows

How to brand yourself on LinkedIn

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 yourself successfully on LinkedIn. Headshot and

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Leadership

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

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Leadership

Why You Should Give Your Organization the Option to Fail

Why You Should Give Your Organization the Option to Fail By Joel “Thor” Neeb    |    President – Afterburner I spent 17 years in the U.S. Air Force as a trainer pilot and fighter pilot. As I gained more experience as an instructor I would find myself frequently paired up with the weaker students

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