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“Purpose” Needs to Be More Than Just Words

In this thought provoking exclusive article, Ranjay Gulati defines different kinds of ‘purpose’ including directional purpose, relational purpose, reputational purpose, and motivational purpose. He unpacks three kinds of ‘convenient purpose’ (purpose-as-disguise, purpose-on-the-periphery, and purpose-as-win-win-only), then, leads us to committing to a deeper purpose…   By Ranjay Gulati Purpose is all the rage these days. It

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Emotional Intelligence | Leaders
2022 Volume 1 Number 6

Emotional Intelligence | Pick Your Battles Wisely

By Alan Zucker, PMP, PMI-ACP Conflict exists in just about every aspect of our lives. It is a natural part of being human. It occurs at home and work. We disagree. We have different perspectives and opinions. We get upset by things that were said, or not said. These events arouse our emotions. We become

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Emotional Intelligence (EQ) in Leadership | 4 Questions with Dr. Al Zeitoun

Presented by: International Institute for Learning, Inc. Intelligence. Integrity. Innovation. Thought Leadership News™ Insight and Expertise for Individuals, Teams, and Organizations. Dr. Al Zeitoun has over 30 years of global experiences in project management and strategic change, leading operational excellence for large corporations. His transformative strategy execution includes roles such as executive director, Emirates Nuclear

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Agile. Creativity. Innovation.
2022 Volume 1 Number 6

Agile. Creativity. Innovation.

By Luigi Morsa, Ph.D. The last two decades have seen the emergence of a number of software development methods in response to the inefficiency of software development methods in rapidly changing environments (Highsmith, 2004). The most popular and pioneer methods, as highlighted by Conboy et al. (2009), include eXtreme Programming (XP) (Beck and Fowler, 2001)

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4 Guiding Principles | Balance Your Work and Life Priorities
2022 Volume 1 Number 5

Balance Your Work and Life Priorities | 4 Guiding Principles

By Alan Zucker, PMP, PMI-ACP Balancing our work and home lives is a challenge that nearly everyone faces. I was a single parent for many years and managed large teams and projects in Fortune 100 companies. It was not always easy. Recently, I was talking to an old friend and former colleague. When we worked

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Lean Six Sigma | Exclusive Interview Q&A | Business Students Learn
2022 Volume 1 Number 5

Bring More Value to More People in Different Environments

This exclusive interview is with Lisa Feeley who discusses the importance of Lean Six Sigma, Lean Six Sigma skills and having a “Kata” or Lean mindset. She shares her insights and three important pieces of advice for both business students and professionals. Thought Leadership News: You have an amazing business background with more than 35

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Transforming an Organization through High-Performing Teams | high-performing, transforming, transformation, Lean, Agile
2022 Volume 1 Number 5

Transforming an Organization through High-Performing Teams

By Marianne Rimbark Transforming organizations to become Lean and Agile while maintaining high levels of performance within its teams requires a strong focus on people. After all, these high-performing teams are the ones that deliver change and growth. I have been working at Ericsson for the last 26 years, a company that started up in

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Connecting with Business Communities | Nicole Friedberg on "Lean Six Sigma" and the Importance of Lean Six Sigma Skills
IIL Thought Leadership News

“Lean Six Sigma” and the Importance of Lean Six Sigma Skills

IIL’s Thought Leadership News publication, which connects with business communities around the world, seeks to discover, acknowledge, and bring together into IIL’s global online community strong leaders and changemakers who are active in their communities and making a difference in their chosen fields. In this exclusive interview, Thought Leadership News chats with Nicole Friedberg, MBA,

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Busy, But Not Productive | Productive, Productivity, Lean, Kanban, Scrum, SAFe, Agile
IIL Thought Leadership News

Busy, But Not Productive

By Alan Zucker, PMP, PMI-ACP Everyone tells me they are busy. They are on video or conference calls from morning until evening.  On average, people receive over 100 emails per day and send at least 40. A common complaint is, “I spend my entire day meeting and doing email; and have no time for my

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5 Steps to Finding the Path to Business Agility | Business Agility, Agility, Agile
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5 Steps to Finding the Path to Business Agility

Is there a dark side to agility? By Brent Reed When anyone tries to sell a tool or a prescribed method that claims to be “one size fits all” or “immutable” — these can be red flags that whatever they are “selling” is probably not going to be the right fit for you. The approach

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