Leadership Challenges


Skills for Change Leadership – Secrets for Organizational Change Agents

By Drew Stevens, Ph.D.

Thousands of books and articles are written each year on leadership and organizational management but not many on change. There is a torrent of content and research, process visuals statistics, however what is required is understanding people. The irony is that study needs to focus on change with a more candid look at how to alter behavior. Change is simple as long as one knows where and how to look.

Change happens everyday. The workplace is riddled with new policies and procedures and even new employees that create barriers. When traditional barriers are altered, those creating them are considered change agents. More importantly, change is mainstream for organization due to globalization and technological change. Practices of three to five years ago are no longer relevant and in order to remain competitive change is required. Moreover, as the United States begins a “Pre-Boom Economy” stemming from financial volatility the increase in merger and acquisition creates voluminous changes in organization.
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Do you need a boost or a new battery?

By Lakecia Carter, PMP

Five months ago, I purchased a 2007 Chevy Impala and I LOVE MY CAR! After going without a car for almost a year, I was excited to finally get one! It only had one owner, low miles and it was immaculate inside and out! A couple of weeks ago, the unthinkable happened. As I went to turn the ignition – nothing happened.  I could not believe that my car wouldn’t start! I ended up getting a boost to get home. Later, I found out that I needed to replace the battery. What about you? I’m sure when you first became a Project Manager or obtained your PMP credential – you were so excited! You LOVED being a Project Manager. It felt so new and empowering. Then, reality happened. You experienced ups and downs on your projects or in your career. Perhaps you are stuck like I was that day my car died. With this brand new year ahead of us – some of us need a boost; others need a new battery. Whatever category you’re in – here’s what you can do to GET MOVING!


There are three main reasons for a lack of energy – I call it the 3 ‘B’s: Boredom, Blues and Burnout. If you have been managing a project for a very long time or if you are a “seasoned” professional, you may  become bored with the same old routine. You may be experiencing low morale for various reasons. You may be physically and mentally tired of the rat race. We all get there at times, but the key is to come out of it by making simple changes.  Change your scenery by adding excitement and fun into the mix. Change your attitude and choose a positive perspective. Change your lifestyle habits to increase your energy level. If it means adjusting your workout routine or making more time for rest and relaxation – do it now.
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Information Request – Leadership Challenges for PMPs

I am conducting interviews and research in preparation for a keynote and would like to solicit your candid feedback regarding these 3 questions:

1. What are the top 3 challenges today for PMPs?

2. What is the 1 critical Leadership skill that you possess that makes you successful during these challenging times?

3. As a leader, what do you “get” that your top leadership does NOT seem to “get”? ex: We’ve all heard (or, said) “they just don’t get it” or “if they would just listen to us.”

For my own benefit, who was the best speaker you have ever heard speak and why?

I appreciate your time to share your insights.

Warm regards,

Jennifer Bridges, PMP (formerly, Jennifer Whitt)

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