E50 The Science of Project Management and Learning Agility for Leadership Effectiveness
Our capacity and openness to new ideas and concepts help to expand our growth within the project management field. In this episode, we explore new thinking for science within project management and also how to benefit from learning agility. Listen to hear Josh Ramirez President of the Institute for Neuro & Behavioral Project Management and Veronica Schmidt Harvey Principal with Schmidt Harvey Consulting.
Josh gets us thinking about the science of project management and how the brain functions the help us improve as our ability to successfully deliver projects. For example, how we plan a project vs predicting how a project will play out. Predictions allow us to bring in additional sciences which will allow us to be more accurate.
Veronica focuses on leadership and techniques leaders should use to be more successful. Learning agility is not tied specifically to Agile, rather it is about applying learnings at the pace of change. She shares that while IQ and EQ are critical to effectiveness, learning agility is even more important and a better predictor of effectiveness as a leader.
In these times of self-quarantine and working from home, we’ll continue to bring you insightful conversations with project management and leadership thought leaders. We have a great lineup of international guests upcoming to cover a broad range of topics.
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The Institute for Neuro & Behavioral Project Management is an organization that works to merge neuro and behavioral science with project management methodologies to design processes, interfaces, metrics, and skills around the beings that operate projects: humans. The institute focuses on building a foundation of science under project management, with a goal of providing practitioners with applied, evidence-based practice.
Josh Ramirez is a researcher at an organization (www.nbpmi.com) that is redesigning project management with behavioral, cognitive, and neuroscience, toward the emerging field of Behavioral Project Management.
He is a professor, trainer, and behavioral science consultant, with experience that includes behavioral process design, risk reduction, and project management, with work in the private sector, at several national laboratories and other projects throughout the U.S. Department of Energy.
Schmidt Harvey Consulting is a talent management consulting firm that partners with organizations to build strong healthy leadership pipelines through assessment, coaching and design of holistic leadership development processes.
Dr. Veronica Schmidt Harvey is an accomplished talent management leader and consultant with 30+ years of experience cutting across corporate, academic and consulting environments as well as a number of industries.
She currently works as an independent consultant partnering with organizations to build strong healthy leadership pipelines through assessment, coaching and design of holistic leadership development processes.
She has deep expertise and passion for the development of learning agility in leaders and is currently co-editing a book – The Age of Agility: Building Learning Agile Leaders and Organizations, which will be published by Oxford University Press. Dr. Harvey considers it both a privilege and responsibility to partner with other leaders to help them develop the mindset and capabilities that will enable them to not only survive but thrive during the dynamic times we live and lead in.
Some of Dr. Harvey’s most influential experiences have been growing up on a farm in NW Iowa, earning her Ph.D. in Psychology from Iowa State University, serving as a Partner with Aon Hewitt for 18 years and assisting some of the most respected organizations in the world such as Proctor & Gamble, Bank of America, Nestle, Syngenta, Union Pacific and many others.
These experiences as well as interviewing contenders for Aon Hewitt’s Top Companies for Leaders Research have provided her a unique window to some of the most effective leaders in the world.
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