Program Title: The Power of Culture
& Values in Project Success
Activity Sponsor: PMINJ Chapter (C020)
meeting slides can be downloaded.
Values and culture
are the intangible (and often neglected) drivers for project success.
A major reason for disappointing project results, especially on large projects,
is a lack of time and effort put into the forming and storming phases of
the project team and a failure to appreciate the difficulties in blending
a mix of values to create a cohesive high performing project culture.
Identifying the values of team members and developing a project culture that
is the foundation of every aspect of the project, will result in a more successful
project outcome and a meaningful experience for the team. This interactive
workshop is designed to inspire and teach project and program managers to
lead and work from a values based approach and to support those they lead
to do the same.
Jeff Harmon is a character
driven, results focused coaching professional with over 20 years of experience
building relationships to equip leaders and organizations to successfully
execute on strategic priorities. Jeff's ability to access the strengths and
talents of individuals and distill the most complicated, overwhelming concepts
into real, actionable steps has enabled him to help leaders to execute plans
that produce results while also developing their capacity to lead their
business. Over Jeff’s career, he has either led or facilitated
the delivery of over 100,000 hours of strategy in the financial services,
information technology and non-profit industries.
the benefits to your team and projects of creating a well-connected team
and strong project team culture
the risks of ignoring values and culture
- Identify your
top three personal values and the benefit to your work
- Learn a simple,
three part strategy to use when forming and storming a project team
Through Jeff's career, he maintained a passion of unconditionally supporting
the individuals he worked with and helping them to achieve their professional
and personal best through their shared work. This passion for people led
Harmon to transition to leadership coaching part-time in 2007 and full-time
As a certified coach, Jeff specializes in coaching business leaders; enhancing
their effectiveness through the principles of servant leadership and training
them to use a coach approach to drive performance and change.
Jeff has also developed a proprietary program called the “High Potential
Leader Accelerator Program.” The program is a combination of training,
assessments, coaching and personal planning to accelerate a leader’s readiness
for promotion and to assume roles of greater responsibility.
Jeff is the owner and head coach for Brilliance Within Coaching and Consulting,
LLC and author of “The Anatomy of a Principled Leader: A Field Guide to Being
the Type of Leader Everyone Dreams of Working for.”
Jeff holds a degree in finance from the University of Central Florida,
a certificate in servant leadership studies from the Greenleaf Center for
Servant Leadership, is a certified project management professional (PMP)
and is an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) from the International Coach Federation.
Job Market - Expectations, Perspectives and Effectiveness
If you follow the “standard process” in pursuing job opportunities, you
may be experiencing inadequate responses. You may not like all of what you
hear, but this presentation attempts to explain why you may be experiencing
limited results when responding to job postings, and how you might achieve
a more competitive edge in today’s job market. By learning about the
realities of job opportunities, the processes and your competition, your
perspective and expectations of job boards and company career sites will
change. You may be more motivated to pursue a Strategic (vs. reactive) approach.
Real-life examples of more effective methods will be provided, to help you
apply these theories.
John Seber is responsible for all day-to-day operations of Velankani Information
Systems staffing business. He has previously provided this presentation to
networking groups, outplacement firms, NJ DOL’s PSGs, and technical schools
in order to facilitate the effectiveness of the job search process.
the summer, see you in September
Topic: An Informal Gathering introducing
An Informal Gathering
introducing the LCI. We look forward to your active participation and welcome
your input to make each panel discussion useful to you and fellow LCI members.
Beginners or advanced practitioners, Chickens, Pigs or Humans -- all are
welcome and there's something guaranteed to be of interest to you!