Eminence: Why You Want it and How to Achieve It


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This presentation comes to you from International Project Management Day 2013 - the annual global virtual summit from IIL that brings together business and technology leaders from around the world to discuss the latest trends and methods in business, leadership and communications. To view the accompanying video keynotes and presentations connect to the event here bit.ly/1blJSkE or purchase the DVD collection http://bit.ly/1fZ9Yc0

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Eminence: Why You Want it and How to Achieve It

  1. 1. Eminence: Why You Want It and How to Achieve It Jim De Piante, PMP ©2013 International Institute for Learning, Inc., All rights reserved.
  2. 2. Value Eminence is about creating value at the highest levels. The more value you can create, the more valuable you become. Eminence ©2013 International Institute for Learning, Inc., All rights reserved.
  3. 3. What is eminence? Eminence is the quality of standing out.
  4. 4. Eminence is for the person who is willing to Understand what it is Work for it
  5. 5. The possibility to create value depends on 1. Product 2. Market
  6. 6. Your ability to create value begins with: 1. Personal capability 2. Supply for a need Necessary but not sufficient.
  7. 7. Your market must know that you: Exist Have capabilities Can meet its needs
  8. 8. As you achieve eminence: Value increases Greater opportunity More possibilities Increased satisfaction
  9. 9. Eminence How to achieve it
  10. 10. This is all the proof you need that a very regular guy can achieve eminence.
  11. 11. Modest expertise in a high-demand capability trumps ninja-level expertise in an obsolete capability. -. .. -. .--- .-
  12. 12. Three areas 1. Technical domain 2. Project management 3. Leadership Leadership drives the most value because it is relatively more scarce.
  13. 13. You Market Sweet spot
  14. 14. Optimize toward value.
  15. 15. For the eminent professional, learning never ceases.
  16. 16. The value derived from a capability can be multiplied simply by increased awareness.
  17. 17. How do you use your capabilities to create value?
  18. 18. Your market consists of all those who can derive value from your capabilities.
  19. 19. You are your brand.
  20. 20. It takes a long time to build your brand.
  21. 21. Awareness has two components: 1. Brand (image) 2. Exposure Increase awareness through exposure.
  22. 22. How people feel about and react to you is largely determined by how you feel about and react to them.
  23. 23. Attending conferences allows you to increase both capability and exposure, and also create value.
  24. 24. There is no faster way to build your brand than on the internet. There is also no faster way to thoroughly hose it up.
  25. 25. The single most important element of your online reputation is your LinkedIn profile.
  26. 26. Blogging is an excellent way to demonstrate capability and create value.
  27. 27. Professional publications can have an enormous impact in raising awareness.
  28. 28. What others say about you matters more than what you might say about yourself.
  29. 29. Value has two dimensions: Capability Awareness Cultivating capabilities: How to choose them How to improve them Your brand represents: Who you are Your capabilities Your ability to create value
  30. 30. Two aspects of awareness Image (or brand) Exposure Your ability to create value Capability Image Exposure
  31. 31. Exposure 60% Image 30% Capability 10%
  32. 32. The Eminent Project Manager Creating value at the highest levels
  33. 33. The eminent project manager develops capabilities with real market value and markets those capabilities.
  34. 34. 1. Make the commitment 2. Get a coach or MAP 3. Establish goals Develop capabilities Market capabilities 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Define the actions Make a plan Execute the plan Evaluate progress Reevaluate Capabilities The market 9. Adjust as necessary
  35. 35. It’s within your reach. ©2013 International Institute for Learning, Inc., All rights reserved.
  36. 36. Questions?
  37. 37. Intelligence – Integrity – Innovation We invite you to take a closer look at what we can accomplish together. Please visit iil.com or contact learning@iil.com to learn more about our training, consulting, coaching, customized courses and other pathways for professional development. Connect with Us: facebook.com/IIL.Inc @IILGlobal bit.ly/IILlinkedin ©2013 International Institute for Learning, Inc., All rights reserved. bit.ly/IILgoogle youtube.com/IILGlobal allpm.com