Leader or Manager? The Art of Balancing Both to Achieve Success in a Global Economy







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Seminar Description

Is it leadership or management that is most needed for managing projects successfully in global economy? How can you balance both and enhance the leadership skills of yourself and of your team members?
Leadership is an ability to get things done through others while winning their respect, confidence, loyalty, cooperation, and commitment. It involves focusing the efforts of a group of people toward a common goal and inspiring them to work as a real team. Management requires an appropriate balance of technical, human and conceptual skills along with principles and best practices of project management to meet defined objectives. All project managers are not necessarily leaders, but the most effective project managers over the long-term are able to lead virtual teams with confidence and prove to be good leaders as well.
In a project environment, leading is not necessarily the same as managing. Both project leadership and management are important for successful project management. Good project managers understand the importance of balancing both and managing stakeholders through effective leadership and are able to adjust their leadership styles according to situation and culture. You'll evaluate and refine your leadership skills and discover methods to lead for higher results and achieve extra ordinary performance from your people to compete in a global economy. 

What You Will Learn

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
  • Analyze the impact of culture on leadership, communications and teamwork in a global economy.
  • Identify four main management functions and three management skills
  • Understand the difference between the role of a leader versus manager and how leadership is related to the project life cycle.
  • Discuss communication, influencing, and leadership challenges associated with virtual teams
  • Understand the challenges to motivate and communication with a multi-generational workforce.
  • Describe the important dimensions of team leadership and strategies to enhance collaboration.
  • Analyze various leadership styles and situational leadership for managing global projects.
  • Evaluate leadership of your team members
  • Develop practical strategies to strengthen your leadership skills based on Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI).


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PDU Allocation Table

The table below displays the number of professional development units (PDUs) awarded for each PMI® credential, as they align to the PMI Talent Triangle®. Leadership and Strategic PDUs apply evenly across all credentials and Technical PDUs apply only to specific credentials. PDUs will be added in full to all eligible credentials.

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  • Technical
  • Leadership
  • Strategic
  • Total
  • PMP®/PgMP®
  • 0.00
  • 14.00
  • 0.00
  • 14.00
  • PMI-ACP®
  • 0.00
  • 14.00
  • 0.00
  • 14.00
  • PMI-SP®
  • 0.00
  • 14.00
  • 0.00
  • 14.00
  • PMI-RMP®
  • 0.00
  • 14.00
  • 0.00
  • 14.00
  • PfMP®
  • 0.00
  • 14.00
  • 0.00
  • 14.00
  • PMI-PBA®
  • 0.00
  • 14.00
  • 0.00
  • 14.00
  • Talent Triangle Blue
  • Talent Triangle Green
  • Talent Triangle Purple
  • Complete Talent Triangle

Locations Offered

SeminarsWorld® in Chicago (31 October - 1 November)

31 October - 1 November 2017 Chicago Illinois, United States

SeminarsWorld® in Chicago offers seminars aligned with the PMI Talent Triangle® that will help you with creative problem solving, teach you how to stop project productivity killers, how to lead strategic initiatives, and more.    SeminarsWorld Chicago complements PMI® Global Conference activities and education sessions. Two sets of SeminarsWorld programs are available this year in Chicago. The first takes place from 24-27 October, at the McCormick Place C
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Hyatt McCormick Place

SeminarsWorld® in Miami

4 - 5 December 2017 Miami Florida, United States

Early Registration: 30 October 2017

As we plan for SeminarsWorld® in Miami this December, our thoughts are with the people in Florida recovering from Hurricane Irma. Our venue, the Miami Marriott Dadeland, has not been impacted by the hurricane and the event will go on as scheduled. Join our expert SeminarsWorld® instructors in Miami to network and learn with your peers in small-group, topic-intensive seminars aligned with the PMI Talent Triangle®, while you earn up to 28 PDUs and 2.8 Continuing Education Units
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Miami Marriott Dadeland

Event Instructors


Vijay K. Verma
PMP, PMI Fellow
Locations: Chicago, Miami

Vijay K. Verma, PMP, PMI Fellow, MBA, PEng, is an internationally known speaker, trainer and author. Mr. Verma has more than 38 years of experience in the area of project management. 
He has presented numerous workshops for many clients from a wide variety of industries. He has written the three-volume series published by PMI, which includes Organizing Projects for Success (Vol. 1), Human Resource Skills for the Project Manager (Vol. 2), and Managing the Project Team (Vol. 3). Mr. Verma received the 2009 PMI Fellow Award (one of the highest and most prestigious awards), the 1999 PMI David I. Cleland Project Management Literature Award, and the 1999 PMI Distinguished Contribution Award for significant contributions to the project management profession. 

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