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Next Webinar: Faking It ’til We Make It: A Viable Strategy?

“Fake it until you make it.” So the saying goes, and so goes so much management wisdom. From some perspectives, this would seem like a viable strategy. Current insights into leadership development suggest that we act ourselves into new ways of thinking, and not the other way around. That we learn by doing. That means…
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Next Webinar: Taking A Read On 2016

This is our fifth annual ‘Book Review’ webinar as we close out (open up?) the year. Peter and Mark are both presenting. As before, we will take a read on the year that has passed, discussing the best business books we have each read this year. These may live between the covers of our normal…
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Next Webinar – Exercising Agency: A Practical Guide

In previous webinars, I’ve presented the results of my research that led to the publication of the book, “Exercising Agency.” In this webinar, we go beyond what the research said, to what it actually means. Mark Mullaly distils the essence of the findings into a concrete and practical, “So what?” Being an agent of change…
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Next Webinar: Strategies for Increasing Your Success as a Project Manager: Find the REAL Root Cause of Your Problems

Project managers are at the core or heart of change within an organization. Their job is to implement their projects successfully for the business; the role includes the removal of roadblocks that impede a project’s progress. In my experience, over 50% of the time the root cause of problems with project delivery is the lack…
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Next Webinar: Make Learning Stick

We live in the Information age, and while it’s great to have Google, Siri and Cortana at our beck and call – there’s also a pressing need for we as people to know stuff, to learn new things, and to be able to do so as effectively as possible. In a world that changes daily,…
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Free Edmonton Seminar — Making Project Management Work: Aligning Process & Culture

25 August 2016, 8:30am–11:30am This event is sponsored and hosted by Executive Education at the University of Alberta School of Business and Interthink Consulting. How we manage projects needs to be flexible. And yet how project management is represented is often thought of as well-defined, specific and prescriptive. There is no one single type of…
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Webinar: Adapting Project Management for the Real World (Recording Posted)

This webinar is part of a series of information sessions hosted for the project management certificate programs that are jointly offered by Interthink Consulting and Executive Education at the University of Alberta School of Business. Download the slides here. As noble a discipline as project management might be, it is still looked on with mistrust by…
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Next Webinar – Altocracy: Alternative Organizing Strategies

In our earlier webinar, we explored the role and influence of bureaucracy. For all of its foibles and faults, it has been a remarkably persistent form of organizing. And, arguably, a useful one. But not without its (numerous) faults. Paraphrasing Winston Churchill, bureaucracy could be described as “the worst form of organizing, except for all…
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Special Webinar: Adapting Project Management For The Real World

Jointly presented by Executive Education at the University of Alberta School of Business and Interthink Consulting. 28 July 2016 – 11:00am–12:00pm MDT As noble a discipline as project management might be, it is still looked on with mistrust by some. It can be seen as overly rigid and bureaucratic. Overly linear and traditional by others….
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Webinar: Collaboration Tech on Projects: Problem or Opportunity?

Businesses that use social technologies and social media are more likely to lead their market sector, have greater market share than their competitors and use management practices that result in higher margins. So what does that mean for you? Elizabeth Harrin will set the scene about how social and collaboration tools are used at work…
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