I'm a regular contributor to the Uprising Leadership Programme in Manchester. This workshop was to encourage some divergent thinking about what it is to be a good leader today. The session was very interactive which may not come across that well on the slides.
How many times do we make a decision based on nothing but our better judgement? We assume we'll hate a certain place, film or that dish of squid in its ink as it looks so awful! And yet, when we let our curiousity win, we can be pleasantly surprised!
The things we eat, the things we use, the things all around our homes come from somewhere. Do you really know where though? Do you know where the components in the computer you are using right now started life? Probably not. The answer might surprise you.
As small businesses develop and grow into big businesses, the ability to maintain the social intimacy of a small business becomes much harder. Having a social approach with PLM can shorten the distances between everyone in the company. We just have to take a leaf from social media's book to make it happen.
As our technological advances leap ahead and new forms of encrypted digital currency are invented I wonder if that same technology could be used to keep checks on all the questionable outsourcing that is going on out there. Surely this would lead to real responsible business practice.
Life cycles are real things. All living things have them. We are born, we live and we die. It is strange then that in the world of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) projects, people rarely mention the actual life cycle of the products or of everything else connected to the products.
Choosing a Programme Manager is all about finding someone with the right experience who is capable of leading and managing all the elements – just having the the right technical IT skills simply won't be enough.
Project managers need a definite skill set to do the job properly. And more importanly they need the right kind of personality traits. Just having the right skills isn't enough to be able to manage the team they've bulit. Oh, and they need to know how to smile, naturally!
Being a fan of something, be it a football team, an actor, a band or just about anything, is to have a deep emotional involvement with the subject of that fandom. lt makes us feel part of that particular tribe of devotees. It can even help you in your professional and person life!