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Official ppt of my presentation at the 2012 Synergy Project Management Event on November 1, 2012 in London, UK. ...

Official ppt of my presentation at the 2012 Synergy Project Management Event on November 1, 2012 in London, UK.
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Today’s projects become increasingly complex and a test of our leadership. What do you recommend to master this increasing complexity and to show your leadership skills at the same time?
Individuals in the team and the whole team need orientation and guidance or an inspiration how to do so by themselves. Personally, I have found that the philosophy of Zen offers many insights which can help us achieves this. In simple, easy to understand language it outlines avenues to find our lost individual and project identity, overcome burdens and master challenges, reduce complexity and guide us to personal success.
This presentation introduces 10 Zen insights and translates them into the language of project management. It thus shows how to apply Zen insights in a project setting. Zen can help inspire us personally and how to interact effectively with our team, customers and stakeholders. Applying Zen in projects makes it easier to build teams, perform on a high level and deliver results which delight our customers and teams alike. It thus helps us and the team to evolve into a performing unit and excel.

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  • Picture © Barbara Eckholdt | Pixelio.de Balance Project Management and Zen: Achieving a Work Life Balance Dr. Thomas Juli, PMP , CSM ® ® i-Sparks & Thomas Juli Empowerment Partners © 2011 by Thomas Juli 1
  • Today‘s world © 2011-12 by Thomas Juli; all rights reserved Picture © Rainer Sturm | Pixelio.de 2
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  • © 2011-12 by Thomas by Thomas Juli & Frank French © 2012 Juli; all rights reserved Picture © Dieter Schütz | Pixelio.de 9
  • © 2011-12 by Thomas by Thomas Juli & Frank French © 2012 Juli; all rights reserved Picture © Dieter Schütz | Pixelio.de 10
  • © 2011-12 by Thomas by Thomas Juli & Frank French © 2012 Juli; all rights reserved Picture © S. Media | Pixelio.de 11
  • © 2011-12 by Thomas Juli; all rights reserved Picture © Rainer Sturm | Pixelio.de 12
  • photo by Jule_Berlin © 2011-12 by Thomas Juli; all rights reserved Picture taken from Jürgen Appelo’s presentation The Zen of Scrum, available at http://de.slideshare.net/jurgenappelo/the-zen-of-scrum-10
  • © 2011-12 by Thomas Juli; all rights reserved Picture © Gerd Altmann | Pixelio.de 14
  • A way toward a better now and tomorrow © 2011-12 by Thomas Juli; all rights reserved 15
  • A way toward a better now and tomorrow © 2011-12 by Thomas Juli; all rights reserved Picture © Michael Ottersbach | Pixelio.de 16
  • Or yet another challenge? © 2011-12 by Thomas Juli; all rights reserved Picture retrieved from http://tinyurl.com/377ktsf 17
  • Which path to follow?What guidance can help usmaster the challenges ahead? © 2011-12 by Thomas Juli; all rights reserved Drawing © Michael Huber, Edingen-Neckarhausen 18
  • Balance © 2011-12 by Thomas Juli; all rights reserved Juli © 2011 by Thomas Picture © Barbara Eckholdt | Pixelio.de 19
  • Zen is a process of discovering balance in our projects and outlines avenues  to find our lost individual and project identity,  to overcome burdens and master challenges,  to reduce complexity  to guide us to personal success© 2011-12 by Thomas Juli; all rights reserved Juli © 2011 by Thomas Picture © Barbara Eckholdt | Pixelio.de 20
  • 10 Insights from Zen 1 - Identity 6 – Hierarchy ... ... and Individualism © 2011 by Thomas Juli 19 © 2012 by Thomas Juli & Frank French 283 - The Power of Vision 8 – Truth and Illusion Picture © WRW | Pixelio.de 22 © 2012 by Thomas Juli & Frank French 28 4 - Simplicity © 2012 by Thomas Juli & Frank French 1 9 - Motivation 2 - Timeliness © 2012 by Thomas Juli & Frank French 215 - Overcoming Angst 10 - Passion © 2012 by Thomas Juli & Frank French 25 © 2011-12 by Thomas Juli; all rights reserved Background Picture © Barbara Eckholdt | Pixelio.de 21
  • 1 - Identity© 2011-12 by Thomas Juli; all rights reserved Picture © Bernd Sterzl | Pixelio.de 22
  • Accept yourself © 2011-12 by Thomas Juli; all rights reserved 23
  • Strengthen your strengths © 2011-12 by Thomas Juli; all rights reserved Picture retrieved from http://tinyurl.com/329ev7b 24
  • Do not fight your weaknesses. Accept them. © 2011-12 by Thomas Juli; all rights reserved Picture retrieved from http://tinyurl.com/39yhynn 25
  • 2 - Vision M . V . P . © 2011-12 by Thomas Juli; all rights reserved Picture © WRW | Pixelio.de 26
  • 2 - Vision M Motivation V Vision P Project Objectives © 2011-12 by Thomas Juli; all rights reserved Picture © WRW | Pixelio.de 27
  • WHY?© 2011-12 by Thomas Juli; all rights reserved 28
  • © 2012 by Thomas Juli; all rights reserved 29
  • 3 - Simplicity© 2011-12 by Thomas Juli; all rights reserved Picture © Rike | Pixelio.de 30
  • © 2011-12 by Thomas Juli; all rights reserved Picture © Günter Z. | Pixelio.de 31
  • Take ... one at a timesmallsteps © 2012 by Thomas Juli; all rights reserved Picture © NASA 32
  • Focus© 2011-12 by Thomas Juli; all rights reserved Picture © Marc Wolf | Pixelio.de 33
  • 4 - Timeliness © 2011-12 by Thomas Juli; all rights reserved Picture © Wolfgang | Pixelio.de 34
  • Lack of time © 2011-12 by Thomas Juli; all rights reserved Picture © Rainer Sturm | Pixelio.de 35
  • There is an appointed time for everything.And there is a time for every event under heaven. Eccl 3:1 King Solomon New American Standard Bible © 2011-12 by Thomas Juli; all rights reserved 36
  • Plan in your free space. And use it. © 2011-12 by Thomas Juli; all rights reserved 37
  • Still having troubles? Share them.© 2011-12 by Thomas Juli; all rights reserved 38
  • 5 - Overcoming Angst © 2011-12 by Thomas Juli; all rights reserved Picture © Andrea Damm | Pixelio.de 39
  • © 2012 by Thomas Juli; all rights reserved Picture © Gerd Altmann | Pixelio.de 40
  • Who is to blame? © 2011-12 by Thomas Juli; all rights reserved Picture © Stephanie Hofschläger | Pixelio.de 41
  • Accept responsibility … Overcome the illusion that somebody or something will help overcome your inner Angst. This illusion creates dependencies you may never be able to control. © 2012 by Thomas Juli; all rights reserved 42
  • Accept responsibility … and relax © 2011-12 by Thomas Juli; all rights reserved Picture © Ronja0 | Pixelio.de 43
  • Let’s all start today!© 2011-12 by Thomas Juli; all rights reserved 44
  • 6 – Hierarchy vs. Individualism © 2011-12 by Thomas Juli; all rights reserved Picture © Harry Hautumm | Pixelio.de 45
  • Your employer owns your job, You own your career!© 2011-12 by Thomas Juli; all rights reserved Picture © Andreas Trapp | Pixelio.de 46
  • Conflict?© 2011-12 by Thomas Juli; all rights reserved Picture © Stephanie Hofschläger | Pixelio.de 47
  • Synergy© 2011-12 by Thomas Juli; all rights reserved Picture © Stephanie Hofschläger | Pixelio.de 48
  • Team play and performance “Players win games, teams win championships.” . Bill Taylor © 2011-12 by Thomas Juli; all rights reserved Photo retrieved from http://tinyurl.com/2w3ynjt 49
  • 7 – Truth and Illusion© 2011-12 by Thomas Juli; all rights reserved Picture © S. Media | Pixelio.de 50
  • Black White© 2011-12 by Thomas Juli; all rights reserved 51
  • Balance © 2011-12 by Thomas Juli; all rights reserved Picture © Friederikchen | Pixelio.de 52
  • A simple truth © 2011-12 by Thomas Juli; all rights reserved Juli © 2011 by Thomas Picture © Sabrina Gonstalla | Pixelio.de 53
  • 8 – Play© 2011-12 by Thomas Juli; all rights reserved Picture © Ronny Senst | Pixelio.de 54
  • © 2011-12 by Thomas Juli; all rights reserved 55
  • 9 - Motivation © 2011-12 by Thomas Juli; all rights reserved
  • Acknowledgement © 2011-12 by Thomas Juli; all rights reserved Picture retrieved from http://tinyurl.com/2v632h6 57
  • 10 - Passion© 2011-12 by Thomas Juli; all rights reserved Picture © Paulwip | Pixelio.de
  • In a Nutshell © 2011-12 by Thomas Juli; all rights reserved Picture retrieved from http://tinyurl.com/23aldws 59
  • Today‘s world © 2011-12 by Thomas Juli; all rights reserved Picture © Gerd Altmann | Pixelio.de 60
  • A way toward a better now and tomorrow © 2011-12 by Thomas Juli; all rights reserved 61
  • 10 Insights from Zen 1 - Identity 6 – Hierarchy ... ... and Individualism © 2011 by Thomas Juli 19 © 2012 by Thomas Juli & Frank French 283 - The Power of Vision 8 – Truth and Illusion Picture © WRW | Pixelio.de 22 © 2012 by Thomas Juli & Frank French 28 4 - Simplicity © 2012 by Thomas Juli & Frank French 1 9 - Motivation 2 - Timeliness © 2012 by Thomas Juli & Frank French 215 - Overcoming Angst 10 - Passion © 2012 by Thomas Juli & Frank French 25 © 2011-12 by Thomas Juli; all rights reserved Background Picture © Barbara Eckholdt | Pixelio.de 62
  • © 2011-12 by Thomas Juli; all rights reserved Juli © 2011 by Thomas 63
  • Know your destination © 2011-12 by Thomas Juli; all rights reserved Picture retrieved from http://tinyurl.com/377ktsf 65
  • Start your journey © 2011-12 by Thomas Juli; all rights reserved Picture retrieved from http://tinyurl.com/2d63vh5 66
  • Set yourself free © 2011-12 by Thomas Juli; all rights reserved Picture © Rainer Sturm/ Pixelio.de 67
  • © 2011-12 by Thomas Juli; all rights reserved Picture © Rainer Sturm/ Pixelio.de 68
  • Photo retrieved from http://tinyurl.com/2g4ylbm© 2011-12 by Thomas Juli; all rights reserved Photo retrieved from http://tinyurl.com/2f2vfa2 69
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  • Now it‘s up to YOU © 2011-12 by Thomas Juli; all rights reserved Picture retrieved from http://tinyurl.com/275fehh 73
  • To walk on water and go with the flow © 2011-12 by Thomas Juli; all rights reserved Picture © Daniel Stricker | Pixelio.de 74
  • Happy and safe journey© 2011-12 by Thomas Juli; all rights reserved Picture © Twinlili | Pixelio.de 75
  • i-Sparks is an online community that helps people and organizations interested in social change grow their ideas into projects for success.Dr. Thomas JuliFounder and President, i-SparksManaging Director, Thomas Juli Empowerment PartnersEmail:tjuli@i-sparks.comtj@thomasjuli.comWeb:www.i-Sparks.netwww.ThomasJuli.com,www.ThomasJuli.wordpress.comwww.TheProjectLeadershipPyramid.net Join me: • on Nov. 7 at 12 noon ET as I talk with Leadership & Learning Expert KevinTwitter: i_sparks, thomasjuli Eikenberry about Managing Remarkable Projects! Go here to register for this FREE call: http://tinyurl.com/TJEP-Eikenberry • on Nov. 15 for IIL International Project Management Day as I talk about Leadership Principles for Project Success
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  • References & Book Recommendations © 2011-22 by Thomas Juli; all rights reserved
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