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How to Stop Herding Cats: Leading          Project Teams Through the Chaos                           Session SFT 17 NA 201...
Herding Cats
The ChaosTEAM PERFORMANCE CHALLENGES
Generational Navigation
Generational Navigation
Generational Navigation
Generational Navigation
Global Collaboration                       www.ThePersimmonGroup.com
Global CollaborationInternet  1991—WWW born  1995—16 million users  2005—1 billion users - 6,250% increase  2011—2.8 billi...
Global Collaboration     2008              Today     22 M              750+ M     120 M             170 M     1M          ...
So how farhave we come?
1991   2011
1991   2011
1991   2011
1991   2011
1991   2011
Applying Principled Leadership to the ChaosHERDING THE CATS
Principled Leadership Values + Approach = “The Way”  We will consistently exceed our customers’                 expectatio...
Principled LeadershipValues + Approach = “The Way”  Establishes boundaries    Enables innovation  Engages the workforce
New Ways to Lead
Traditional                 Collaborate and(Command & Control)                  AttackMicromanage, “order-takers”   Suppor...
Defining the Principles                   The Role of a Principled Leader                 Makes decisions based on core v...
Defining the Principles        Best Practices                                  Principles are                             ...
Applying the Principles                   The Role of a Principled Leader                 Understands business diplomacy ...
Adjusting the Principles                    The Role of a Principled Leader                  Periodically reflect and eva...
What does this look like?SUCCESSFUL CAT HERDING
Successful Cat Herding• Leveraging Generational Differences• Managing to Objectives• Management Models• Collaborative Prob...
Bill Fournet’s      Contact InformationEmail: billfournet@thepersimmongroup.comPhone: 918.592.4121LinkedIn: billfournetTwi...
How to Stop Herding Cats
How to Stop Herding Cats
How to Stop Herding Cats
How to Stop Herding Cats
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  1. 1. How to Stop Herding Cats: Leading Project Teams Through the Chaos Session SFT 17 NA 2011Bill Fournet, President and CEOThe Persimmon Group “PMI” is a registered trade and service mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc. “PMI” is a registered trade and service mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc. ©2009 Permission isto PMI for PMI® Marketplace use only only ©2010 Permission is granted granted to PMI for PMI® Marketplace use
  2. 2. Herding Cats
  3. 3. The ChaosTEAM PERFORMANCE CHALLENGES
  4. 4. Generational Navigation
  5. 5. Generational Navigation
  6. 6. Generational Navigation
  7. 7. Generational Navigation
  8. 8. Global Collaboration www.ThePersimmonGroup.com
  9. 9. Global CollaborationInternet 1991—WWW born 1995—16 million users 2005—1 billion users - 6,250% increase 2011—2.8 billion usersCell Phone 1980’s—cellular networks born 1995—91 million users 2005—2 billion users 2011—5 billion users
  10. 10. Global Collaboration 2008 Today 22 M 750+ M 120 M 170 M 1M 100 M 12 M 120 M 140 M 500+ M
  11. 11. So how farhave we come?
  12. 12. 1991 2011
  13. 13. 1991 2011
  14. 14. 1991 2011
  15. 15. 1991 2011
  16. 16. 1991 2011
  17. 17. Applying Principled Leadership to the ChaosHERDING THE CATS
  18. 18. Principled Leadership Values + Approach = “The Way” We will consistently exceed our customers’ expectations. Don’t bring issues without options.You must accept everyone’s opinion, but you do not have to approve it. Develop your replacement.
  19. 19. Principled LeadershipValues + Approach = “The Way” Establishes boundaries Enables innovation Engages the workforce
  20. 20. New Ways to Lead
  21. 21. Traditional Collaborate and(Command & Control) AttackMicromanage, “order-takers” Support, self-directed, enable, “hole fillers”, cutters M V C P E O P T
  22. 22. Defining the Principles The Role of a Principled Leader  Makes decisions based on core values  Allows their principles to drive their actions  Applies their ethical standards to shape their policies and business decisions How do you develop principles within your team?  Collaborate with team members to determine the team’s principles  Evaluate if your business approach aligns with principles Defining the principles  Establish the expectations for your team
  23. 23. Defining the Principles Best Practices Principles are accessible by anyone within the organization Would you be willing to fire someone for not adhering to the principles Principles should evoke an emotional or visual reaction
  24. 24. Applying the Principles The Role of a Principled Leader  Understands business diplomacy  Enhances relationships and resolves conflicts  Holds to values even in high-pressure situations How do you apply principles within your team?  Talk the principles  Walk the principles  Enforce the principles Applying the Principles
  25. 25. Adjusting the Principles The Role of a Principled Leader  Periodically reflect and evaluate if the culture is progressing in the right direction  Evaluate the changes within the workplace(technologies and generational) How do you adjust principles within your team?  Determine if the principles are embedded into the culture  Have a lessons learned session Adjusting the  Discuss if the tactics are effective for Principles implementing the team’s principles
  26. 26. What does this look like?SUCCESSFUL CAT HERDING
  27. 27. Successful Cat Herding• Leveraging Generational Differences• Managing to Objectives• Management Models• Collaborative Problem Solving• Effective Conflict Resolution
  28. 28. Bill Fournet’s Contact InformationEmail: billfournet@thepersimmongroup.comPhone: 918.592.4121LinkedIn: billfournetTwitter: @billfournetSession: SFT 17 NA 2011
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