The Bamboo and the 21st Century Project Manager

The bamboo and its capacity to bend with the howling wind without breaking is quite possibly the best metaphor for what it would take to thrive in today’s VUCA world. Angela Duckworth refers to such capacity as grit. Dr. Paul Stoltz, on the other hand, introduced the concept of adversity quotient (AQ) to measure the latter. Interestingly, both researchers agree that grit and AQ could be learned. Such complements and reinforces the theme of the 2019 National Symposium on Project Management: “PMI @ 50: Building People, Developing Practice, Enabling Progress.” That is to say, the ideal project management practitioner can only enable progress to the extent that he/she invests in the basics of building people first by way of PM knowledge, skills and yes, grit and AQ! At the symposium, over a dozen world-renowned project management speakers and practitioners will be sharing their insights and best practices to enhance the capacity of project managers to be as agile and as resilient as the bamboo. The 2019 Symposium is extra-special as PMI celebrates its 50th anniversary of providing the global gold standard for managing projects effectively. All project managers across various industries, whether PMP-certified or not will definitely take away countless ideas and numerous best practices from the featured speakers.

The VUCA world isn’t going away anytime soon. So if you’re reading this and you’re serious about thriving instead of just surviving the 21st century, reserve your seat at the 2019 PMI National Symposium today.

Author: Peps Pepz

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