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Adopting a ‘Jazz Mindset’ for Strategic Execution and Leadership (Part 1)
Any jazz musician will say that adaptability and creativity are the cornerstones to making beautiful music, but how does that apply to strategic execution and project management in the business environment? Adopting a jazz mindset will help individuals and organizations react to—and even initiate—change more quickly. Improvisation and daring to create new things using a more malleable...
Leadership Principles for Mastering Agility in a Disciplined Environment (Part 3)
Did you miss part 2? Check it out here! - The essential element to becoming a more effective PM leader lies within your ability to be versatile and see the links between strategy and execution. To succeed you need to hone your ability to zoom your perspective in—and out—as the situation demands. The Six Principles of Leadership – Mastering Agility in a Disciplined...
Leadership Principles for Mastering Agility in a Disciplined Environment (Part 2)
Did you miss part 1? Check it out here! - No matter the industry, PM leaders need to recognize that agility and discipline are a continuum. Most organizations see this as one or the other, which is what makes it so difficult to move fluidly from one end to the other. You have to be comfortable living in both realities and position your organization, whether it be your company, division,...
Leadership Principles for Mastering Agility in a Disciplined Environment (Part 1)
Balancing the dynamics of discipline and agility is one of the greatest challenges in business management today. Faster response times are required, yet the need to follow procedure remains. In fact, agility requires discipline. All companies must be able to focus on agility to reduce time-to-market, as well as achieve innovative product breakthroughs. Due to extensive regulatory requirements to...
The ‘Electric Blue’ Challenge: Unifying the Development and Operations Sides of a Project
Marina is an acquaintance I met a couple of years ago. Her life mainly involves traveling the world, teaching the tenets of well-being to anyone who will listen and talking about the importance of happiness. Marina's posts always come with great scenes from Mother Nature, and for some bizarre reason, they tend to appear at moments when I'm knee-deep in dealing with the negative consequences of...