- On October 15, 2014
I’m putting the finishing touches on our presentation for the 2014 PMI Congress-North America. I feel honored to be selected to speak and share how Emotional Intelligence can help a good PM become a world class leader.
I’m paired with my business (and life) partner, Ben Herr, a veteran PMP. We are telling the story of Conquering the Big Five Challenges of Project Management — issues in Human Resources, Communication, Stakeholder Management, Project Integration, and Time Management — based on Ben’s experience as a PM for two high-viz U.S. Government projects in southern Africa. We’ll be going on Safari — a popular thing to do when visiting southeastern Africa — and seeing the “Big 5” game animals both in the wild and on the project team.
We’ll do a couple of interactive exercises to explore two dimensions of EQ that were especially relevant to this PM — Empathy and Flexibility. It will be fun, partly because we’ve had a fun time developing it — collaborating on writing a white paper and developing an interactive learning experience for the conference. Ben is looking forward to re-connecting with the PM community and I am looking forward to meeting a whole different segment of operators with the chance to learn more about their leadership needs.
If you are going to PMI Congress–NA 2014 in Phoenix, come see us on Sunday 10/26 at session NA14PGE04. I’m offering a special discount on my Full Engagement Leadership coaching and leader development program for conference attendees. #PMIcongress