The Happier, Healthier, and Wealthier PM: Just-In-Time Learning to Upskill for a Successful Project Career – Johnson

Presentation: The Happier, Healthier, and Wealthier PM: Just-In-Time Learning to Upskill for a Successful Project Career

Abstract: Project Managers are being asked to do more than manage delivery within constraints. The level of uncertainty due to rapid change means that short planning cycles are driving business-level concerns into the project and even subproject domain to rapidly sense and adapt to changing markets or customer demands. This means that project managers must learn new skills and PMI is already addressing that in its refresh of the PMBoK and its principles-based approach.  As challenging as this is, our delivery domains as project managers are also experiencing the same disruption and turbulence. Our functional experts must reskill and upskill to meet the demands of the digital age.

This presentation identifies which skill sets are essential to develop to become happier, healthier, and wealthier in your PM career. Continuous learning is the centerpoint of any career advancement, and its benefits are profound. This presentation helps you focus your learning. It’s loaded with synthesized research from McKinsey and Pearson, as we identify what skills are essential for Employment, Job Satisfaction, and High Income. We also look at how the learning landscape is changing, and the best opportunities for you to start improving right now using free and low-cost educational opportunities.

Join John Johnson on this journey to becoming a Happier, Healthier, and Wealthier PM and wrap up your PM Symposium with a step-by-step guide to a more successful project career.
PMI Talent Triangle: Strategic and Business Management (Business Acumen)

Focus on the negative. How to motivate your project team by reducing negative interactions – Gruyters

Our new Hybrid ways of working leave a lot of room for ambiguity, disconnects and otherwise frustrating experiences. In his book “Drive”, Dan Pink teaches that the keys to motivation are a sense of autonomy, mastery, and purpose.

In this talk we will make the case that we should focus on REDUCING NEGATIVE interactions that diminish motivation over increasing positive interactions.

This novel, counterintuitive approach to motivating teams is grounded in the latest research on relationships and motivation.

Together we will investigate a number of practical cases. We will learn how to identify interactions that may be interpreted as negative, and how to design more inclusive interactions.

This timely and pragmatic talk will help you shift your thinking and give you a new toolset to motivate your project teams.

PMI Talent Triangle: Leadership (Power Skills)