Friday, January 6, 2017
If you don’t know what you stand for,
please don’t expect others to follow you.
If you don’t believe in it,
please don’t expect your people to put their heart and soul into it.
If you don’t own your mistakes and misjudgments and act accountable,
please expect others to blame, cover-up, justify, and deny.
If you don’t break down truth-telling barriers,
please expect sugar-coating, beating around the bush, and dishonesty.
If you don’t demonstrate courage in tough moments,
please expect cowardice to reign.
If you are not comfortable with vulnerability,
please expect others to avoid emotions, not-knowing, and unpleasantries.
If you don’t have the humility to be quiet, follow, and let others shine
please expect arrogance, self-importance, and pretentiousness.
If you are not reflective, self-aware, and self-critical,
please don’t expect others to happily show these qualities.
If you don’t walk your talk,
please do expect others to follow your example.
Leadership simplified: conviction, accountability, candor, courage, vulnerability, humility, self-awareness, modeling.
Wednesday, January 4, 2017
On March 3rd you want to be at St. Catherine's University where I'll speak at The Leadership Imperative, a professional development day for current and emerging women leaders. This is a great professional development opportunity for (aspiring) women leaders!
Date: March 3, 2017
Location: St. Catherine University, 2004 Randolph Ave, St. Paul
Tuesday, January 3, 2017
Hope to see you on Mon. Jan. 16 at the PMI-MN Chapter Dinner for my presentation: “Mini-MBA” Psychology for Project and Program Managers, where I’ll be providing practical leadership development.
Location: Crowne Plaza Mpls AIRPORT, 3 Appletree Square in
Bloomington, MN. Speaker: Carolien Moors
Are you ever surprised by someone’s responses? Have you ever felt you had too little control in a conversation? Do you ever wish you’d understand someone’s motivations better? It’s this human side of project management that makes it interesting and complicated. Effective project management relies on technical abilities, organizational skills and soft skills. The latter help you deal with the numerous human complexities of your job and is the focus of this session. As a project manager you have to be psychologically savvy and socially skilled to effectively balance the needs and demands of different stakeholders, to navigate conflicting styles and team tensions, and to deal with accountability and scope concerns to name just a few. During this dinner session you will gain relevant insights and practical tips from cognitive and gestalt psychology, system thinking, Adlerian and positive psychology, and from renowned research studies pertaining to human behavior in the workplace. We will discuss the impact of human motivations, interpersonal allergies, thinking patterns, fears, and tendencies on the perception of people and situations and how they are subsequently handled. You will learn about thought-provoking questions to ask yourself that will increase your self-awareness. We will discuss the benefits of changing your narrative, of correcting your assumptions and thinking errors, of the power and pitfalls of focus and much more. This session will help you understand and influence yourself, others, and situations better to increase your effectiveness as a project or program manager.
5:00 Career Networking Group
5:30 Practitioner Communities
6:00 New Member Orientation
7:15 Webstream broadcast begins
7:20 PMI-MN Chapter Business / Intros
8:20 Q & A