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  • 1. How to Stop Herding Cats: Leading Project Teams Through the Chaos Session SFT 17 NA 2011Bill Fournet, President and CEOThe Persimmon Group PMI is a registered trade and service mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc. PMI is a registered trade and service mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc. 2009 Permission isto PMI for PMI Marketplace use only only 2010 Permission is granted granted to PMI for PMI Marketplace use
  • 2. Herding Cats
  • 4. Generational Navigation
  • 5. Generational Navigation
  • 6. Generational Navigation
  • 7. Generational Navigation
  • 8. Global Collaboration
  • 9. Global CollaborationInternet 1991WWW born 199516 million users 20051 billion users - 6,250% increase 20112.8 billion usersCell Phone 1980scellular networks born 199591 million users 20052 billion users 20115 billion users
  • 10. Global Collaboration 2008 Today 22 M 750+ M 120 M 170 M 1M 100 M 12 M 120 M 140 M 500+ M
  • 11. So how farhave we come?
  • 12. 1991 2011
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  • 17. Applying Principled Leadership to the ChaosHERDING THE CATS
  • 18. Principled Leadership Values + Approach = The Way We will consistently exceed our customers expectations. Dont bring issues without options.You must accept everyones opinion, but you do not have to approve it. Develop your replacement.
  • 19. Principled LeadershipValues + Approach = The Way Establishes boundaries Enables innovation Engages the workforce
  • 20. New Ways to Lead
  • 21. Traditional Collaborate and(Command & Control) AttackMicromanage, order-takers Support, self-directed, enable, hole fillers, cutters M V C P E O P T
  • 22. Defining the Principles The Role of a Principled Leader Makes decisions based on core values Allows their principles to drive their actions Applies their ethical standards to shape their policies and business decisions How do you develop principles within your team? Collaborate with team members to determine the teams principles Evaluate if your business approach aligns with principles Defining the principles Establish the expectations for your team
  • 23. Defining the Principles Best Practices Principles are accessible by anyone within the organization Would you be willing to fire someone for not adhering to the principles Principles should evoke an emotional or visual reaction
  • 24. Applying the Principles The Role of a Principled Leader Understands business diplomacy Enhances relationships and resolves conflicts Holds to values even in high-pressure situations How do you apply principles within your team? Talk the principles Walk the principles Enforce the principles Applying the Principles
  • 25. Adjusting the Principles The Role of a Principled Leader Periodically reflect and evaluate if the culture is progressing in the right direction Evaluate the changes within the workplace(technologies and generational) How do you adjust principles within your team? Determine if the principles are embedded into the culture Have a lessons learned session Adjusting the Discuss if the tactics are effective for Principles implementing the teams principles
  • 26. What does this look like?SUCCESSFUL CAT HERDING
  • 27. Successful Cat Herding Leveraging Generational Differences Managing to Objectives Management Models Collaborative Problem Solving Effective Conflict Resolution
  • 28. Bill Fournets Contact InformationEmail: billfournet@thepersimmongroup.comPhone: 918.592.4121LinkedIn: billfournetTwitter: @billfournetSession: SFT 17 NA 2011