Author: Julia Posselt, PMP
Connect with your Leadership Superpower
A lovely Saturday morning in Bern. It’s our PMI Switzerland Volunteer Day 2018 where Elena and I surprised thirty-five of PMI Switzerland’s active volunteers with the benefit of diving into a one-day experiential workshop, earning PDUs for their recertification with PMI while at the same time stepping into their leadership authority.
Impressions of our lively day
Highly energized, we excitedly designed our group and leader alliances, explored multi-sensory experiences, took on different perspectives, learned about dynamic leadership, reflected individually as well as in dyads and groups, loved the circled seating, experienced the power of co-leading, dived into lots of experiential exercises and deepened our curiosity using lots of powerful questions.
The Multidimensional Leadership Model
We walked and explored the five different dimensions of the Leadership Model, discussing the five different ways to lead while finding body postures and gestures to deepen the essential findings of the Leader Within, Leader in Front, Leader Behind, Leader Beside, and Leader in the Field.
Every leader can potentially operate from all five dimensions at different times, shifting from one to the otherdepending ontheir leadership style and the needs of the moment. At the center of the model lies Leader Within. Leading from Within allows you living your life with integrity according to your own internal compassandguided by your purpose and values. From here you choose which other dimensions to step into. Invited to an inner journey, the group went on a journey to new awareness, taking aha-moments as inspiration to spark actions in their voluntary work as well as their day-to-day work life.
Thank you for making our day so special…
Larisa Aragon who provided us with a central location at Uni Engehalde nearby Bern main station.
Oli and his team from https://www.lunchbag.ch spoiled us with local tasty tidbits.
And, last but not least, the Multidimensional Leadership Model and its gestures were demonstrated and facilitated by our fantastic four coaches: Gail Corbett-Smith, Lourdes Martins, Michael Bieder, and Norun Laahne Thomassen.
Curious to experience the “Leadership Tai Chi” yourself?
Your participation drives what we do.
Author: Adi Muslic, PMP
Do you remember the PMI Talent Triangle?
It was designed to demonstrate that the ideal skill set for project managers is a combination of technical, leadership and strategic and business expertise. In its latest pulse of the profession report, PMI added the new digital overlay to it. Clearly digital skills have become a necessity to project management professionals.
The report also shows that value based delivery methods are important to deliver digital transformations. Not surprisingly, spreadsheets remain the most used tool to plan projects. Clearly flexibility of spreadsheets to adjust them as required keeps them on the top of the project management tools.
Project managers have no choice but to keep developing their skills as they are leading all these changes. There are plenty of resources, so many, that sometimes it is not easy to decide what to learn next. The overload of available information requires new skills as well to be able to manage such demands.
Many of you have been deeply involved in the digital transformation and it would be nice to hear your stories. Do not hesitate to get in touch and share your experience. Collaboration remains one of the most important skills even in the digital world.
Let’s collaborate to get better in what we do.
Adi Muslic, Copy Editor
Author: Loïc Hascher, PMP, ACP
1661! As I write these lines, this is how many members we are happy to count as part of our chapter in Switzerland. 1661 project managers that felt the need to be a part of our community and who are hopefully enjoy it!
Of course, we are proud to have reached this historical record. Never before has the Swiss chapter counted so many members. But this comes also with a big responsibility for the Board. The responsibility to forge a sense of belonging to a community for all of these members. Not only being one of many, but really having that feeling of being a part of it!
At the board, with the help of all our precious volunteers, we have put a lot of effort into offering as many events as possible. Regular evening events, but also networking lunches and master classes. Also for the first time we will be part of the Lausane Marathon, and in the meantime are preparing an awesome annual assembly meeting! All of this, just for you, our members.
I wish that all of you will have the chance to attend one of these events and be glad to be part of our community!
Loïc Hascher, VP Members