The Productivity Compass

Points the way towards all things that can improve productivity, from project management and collaboration to workplace culture and organizational behaviour.


How to become a better person and a successful project leader?

Are you a good person? What is a good person anyhow? What are the characteristics of successful leaders? This presentation will talk about personal ethics and how they drive team cohesion, leadership, and business success. Get some insights on how your ethics support emotional intelligence and lead to influencing others. Thomas Walenta will leave you with some thoughts to ponder upon and improve yourself.

Speaker: Thomas Walenta

Thomas Walenta, PMP, PgMP and PMI Fellow worked for IBM from 1983 to 2014 in a variety of client projects, programs and PMOs. He worked in his first project 1974 and build his first PMO from 1995.

He is a member of PMI since 1992, and of GPM/IPMA since 1995. As a PMI volunteer from 1998, he led the PMI Frankfurt Chapter for 8 years, was elected to the PMI Board for 2 terms of 3 years each and was a member of the PMI Ethics Review Committee for 6 years.

He is a keynote speaker since 2000, attending more than 50 conferences globally, e.g. speaking for IPMA at the GPM Forum 2015 and the IPMA 50th anniversary in Panama. He also is one of the few global advisors for the PMWorldJournal, published by David Pells.

Today he is coaching executives, teaching within a MBA program and mentoring about 10 people in parallel. He considers himself a Global Project Economy Expert, covering all aspects of a new project management paradigm for people from 5-75, across all value delivery frameworks and helping the global society to improve.


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