Review - A.G.I.L.E. L.E.A.D.E.R.S.H.I.P. with a G.R.I.P.: A Practical and Modern Leadership and Management Behavior Framework

Earlier today, I listened to Dr. Frank Harper's February 2016 web presentation on strategic management and leadership.

Dr. Harper begins by noting that technical project management skills are not enough and cites the Talent Triangle that will be emphasized with PMBOK Sixth Edition. He then describes the model of the "21st century Strategic hustler" and attributes of this model:

-In control
-Effectively delegates
-Performs well in diverse environments
-Describes the value of doing nothing ("burning platform" concept - see 20-50-30 rule)

(For a fuller list of attributes, see the presentation slide at the 44 minutes mark.)

As a program manager in an organization that's entering a period of strategic planning, the slide at 46:55 is concerning – Barriers to strategy execution in an organization. One example, low rates of worker/team member understanding of organizational strategy, established via survey.

There were a couple of chat comments in the middle of the presentation that Dr. Harper was focusing on his book and guiding attendees to it. Also noted in chat: That the presentation itself contained too much information for one hour (though the book would presumably help the attendees who commented on the amount of material in the session).

Overall, I recommend this session for PMPs interested in learning more about project management leadership. Both particpants and Dr. Harper himself noted his intensity in delivering the presentation - but Harper cites that intensity as an important attribute for project manager success.


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