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IT Executive Audiences:
Digital Transformation Required Soft Skills
Digital Transformation (DX), by its very name, refers to how digital technologies can be used to generate new revenue streams, create new markets, increase internal organizational productivity and more. While the use of established and leading-edge technologies is, of course, paramount to DX related endeavors, soft skills, such as interpersonal communication, change management, influence and others are the unsung heroes of successful DX implementations.
In many cases, the technology is easy part, getting people to fall in line is where the challenge begins.
This keynote lists and describes the specific leadership, communication and business skills that are needed to truly make DX transformation.
Soft Business Skills, Hard Technical Results
Upon analyzing many mainstream technical and managerial certifications, methodologies and frameworks, one thing became very clear. There are a specific set of leadership, business and interpersonal communication skills that are required to maximize the professional and organization value of technical skills and knowledge. These skills have the power to drive individual contributor performance, accelerate upward mobility to the C-Suite and maximize organizational productivity.
This keynote describes these skills, why and how they're applicable to IT, and how you can use them to your personal and professional advantage.
Project Management and Business Analyst Audiences:
7 Technology Trends Project Managers Should Know About Today
Project Managers are on the front line of new technology implementations. Get the inside scoop on IT's latest technology trends, their implications on project management, and thier impact on your future career.
The Internet of Things, big data, digital transformation and other IT megatrends are continuing to change the corporate competitive landscape, the role of corporate computing, and the skill sets needed to stay competitive in today's job market. Each of these leading technologies has different business purposes, success criteria, required skill sets and ramifications on now they must be project managed.
Soft Business Skills, Hard Project Results
Project Managers, Business Analysts, Scrum Masters and Product Owners alike, need specialized skills such as leadership, negotiation, team building, influence and more. They must also have the ability to think strategically, resolve conflicts, facilitate change, communicate effectively with multiple professional disciplines, and perform other related activities.
Based on my analysis of the PMI Triangle, IIBA BABOK, Agile/Scrum and ITIL, this talk outlines the specific types of leadership, interpersonal and business skills needed to enhance team harmony, maximize productivity and facilitate the teamwork needed to ensure project success and enrich professional growth.
All Executive and Professional Audiences:
Professional Success Through Time Management
Time management should never be your goal. It should simply be a conduit to free up the time needed to drive personal and organizational success.
This talk, based on my #1 Amazon bestselling book, “Productivity Driven Success” and related TEDx Talk, will widen your perspective on time management and productivity enhancement. The advanced time management techniques in this talk include:
Four Zones of Personal Productivity
Meeting Times and Circadian Rhythms
Management Time Versus Worker Time
“Near-Time Far-Time” Concept
Eric Bloom, combines these interrelated concepts into actionable techniques that you can immediately use upon your return to the office, that both enhance your personal productivity and help drive organizational efficiency and growth.
Building Your Professional Brand: A 5 Step Process to Professional Success
Whether you are looking for a job, pushing for a promotion, trying to start your own company, or looking for a date to your sister's wedding,
a strong professional (or personal) brand can help. This presentation can help you with the three listed professional goals.
Regarding your sister's wedding, you're on your own.
The first aspect of your professional brand is your reputation in the job market and workplace.
The second aspect of your professional brand is your credentials, skills, experiences, etc.
This talk discusses both types of professional branding, now to build them, and how to use them to your advantage.