When I read the following message in my LinkedIn Inbox on Monday morning regarding my book, it literally made my (Mon) day 🤩 and a week. It was candid feedback 😊 from Y Gopi Rajendra about my book.
All people who have read the book have given positive feedback. That really gives me a good sense of satisfaction and accomplishment. When the book is sold with no marketing, you really feel good. The icing on the cake is when you receive such feedback, including several 5-star reviews on Amazon.
I wanted to say a special thanks 🙏to you people in my network, like Gopi, who took the time to write back to me to give candid feedback. I appreciate your time and efforts in writing me a few sentences.
All Project management professionals, aspiring and novice PMs, students, startup founders, leaders, and even team members – this book will give practical insights about how to handle daily project management and leadership in your sphere of work. I am sure you will not regret reading lessons from my decade of experience in project management.
And yes, I would also like to know what else you could have liked to see in a similar book.
My book – “Supercharge Your Project Management skills” is available on Amazon India at – https://tinyurl.com/mr46pau6, Amazon US at – https://tinyurl.com/wcb8apm8, Amazon UK at – https://tinyurl.com/ycxy99ku
With a good number of 5🌟reviews on Amazon, I am sure this book is going to help all project managers.
📢It was an honor to conduct a session on ‘Introduction to Project Management’ in my company CRISIL Limited. The session was to introduce newbies and aspiring managers to the Project Management concept and roadmap to certifications.
I was overwhelmed by 200+ attendees 🧑💼🧑🤝🧑 from across the globe. The session was well-received, with a good rating. The session triggered awesome curiosity, and several colleagues got inspired to onboard the journey.
We are starting a Project Management community in CRISIL Limited and conduct more events in the future to help take up the career.
Looking forward to helping all those out there to take up Project Management as a valued profession and career choice.
Leadership and thought leadership are two distinct concepts that often get conflated. While both are important, they serve different purposes and have different strengths. Which one is more valuable in today’s business world, particularly when you are hiring.
Leadership refers to the ability to guide, inspire, and motivate a group of people towards a common goal. Leaders set the vision, direction, and strategy for their organization, as well as making decisions and taking actions that move them towards their goals. They also need to be good at communicating, delegating, and empowering their team members, so that everyone can work together effectively.
On the other hand, thought leadership is a strategy that focuses on establishing an individual or organization as an expert in a particular field. This is achieved by creating and sharing insightful, authentic, and valuable content that showcases their knowledge, expertise, and perspective on a topic. Thought leaders aim to influence and shape the way people think, feel, and act by offering unique insights, perspectives, and solutions to problems.
While leadership and thought leadership share some common traits, such as vision, communication, and influence, they are not interchangeable concepts. Leadership is about leading people towards a common goal, while thought leadership is about shaping ideas, perspectives, and beliefs. Leaders need to be effective communicators and motivators, while thought leaders need to be insightful, innovative, and influential.
So, which one is more valuable in today’s business world, particularly when you are hiring at a leadership position?
While leadership is critical for achieving organizational goals and driving performance, thought leadership is becoming increasingly important in a world where ideas and innovation are key drivers of success.
Here are some reasons:
- Thought leadership builds credibility and trust:
In today’s digital age, consumers are bombarded with information and options, making it harder for them to make informed decisions. Thought leaders who can offer valuable insights, ideas, and solutions to problems can help cut through the noise and establish trust with their audience. By consistently sharing their knowledge and expertise, thought leaders can build credibility and authority in their field, which can lead to more opportunities for collaboration, influence, and growth.
- Thought leadership creates differentiation:
In a crowded market, businesses need to find ways to stand out and differentiate themselves from their competitors. Thought leadership is an effective way to do this by showcasing a unique perspective, approach, or solution to a problem. By offering something that no one else is, businesses can establish a competitive advantage and attract customers who are looking for new and innovative ideas.
- Thought leadership drives innovation:
Innovation is key to staying competitive in today’s fast-paced business world. Thought leaders who are constantly pushing the boundaries of their field, challenging assumptions, and exploring new ideas can inspire others to do the same. By promoting a culture of innovation, thought leaders can help their organization stay ahead of the curve and adapt to changing market conditions.
In a nutshell, I feel that both leadership and thought leadership are essential in today’s business world while hiring. While leadership is critical for achieving organizational goals and driving performance, thought leadership is becoming increasingly important for establishing credibility, differentiation, and innovation. The most successful businesses and individuals are those who can balance both and leverage their unique strengths to achieve their goals.
Approximately $48 trillion is invested in projects annually, but only 35% of these projects are considered successful, according to the Standish Group.
The waste of resources and missed benefits of the remaining 65% are staggering. However, change is on the horizon, as Gartner predicts that by 2030, 80% of project management tasks will be run by AI and big data, machine learning, and natural language processing.
6 Ways AI/ML will Revolutionize Project Management as outlined by Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez:
1️⃣ More Efficient Project Selection and Prioritization
AI and ML can analyze data to determine which projects will bring the greatest value to the organization, exceeding human accuracy in prediction.
2️⃣ Streamlined Project Management Office
Data analytics and automation startups are already supporting organizations in optimizing the role of the project management office (PMO), as seen in President Emmanuel Macron’s use of technology for monitoring French public-sector projects.
3️⃣ Improved Project Planning and Reporting
Big data and ML can help leaders and project managers identify potential risks and suggest mitigating actions, and soon, they will be able to adjust plans automatically to avoid certain risks.
4️⃣ Virtual Project Assistance
In project management, “bots” or virtual assistants like ChatGPT will learn from past data to tailor interactions and capture critical information, such as PMOtto or Oracle’s new project management digital assistant.
5️⃣ Advanced Testing Systems
Advanced testing systems will soon become widely available, enabling early detection of defects and self-correcting processes, reducing the time spent on testing, and delivering bug-free solutions.
6️⃣Evolution of the Project Manager’s Role
With a shift from administrative work, the project manager of the future will need strong leadership skills, strategic thinking, and business acumen. Teams may soon comprise both humans and robots.
These new tools will transform not only the technology of project management but also the work itself.
Integrating artificial intelligence in project management will have a profound impact, not just by automating tedious tasks but more significantly by providing better selection and implementation of projects through AI and other innovative technologies.
Project managers must be ready to guide their teams in this transition by providing the necessary training and support.
#projectmanagers Are you ready to embrace this transformation?
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