‘Leadership’ Category Archives

3
Oct

PHPNW2015 Keynote: Stealing People Lessons from Artificial Intelligence

by Meri in Conferences, Leadership, Management, Personal Development, Presentations

Thanks for the warm and lively welcome PHPNW 2015. Thoroughly enjoyed kicking off with the opening keynote. Slides & links to the books mentioned below.

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19
Mar

My Monolith is Melting talk from PIPELINE CONF 2015

by Meri in Conferences, Leadership, Operations, Presentations

Thanks for the enthusiastic reception at PIPELINE CONF today. Here are my slides from my talk:

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29
Jan

Stealing PM Lessons from Artificial Intelligence – DPM UK

by Meri in Conferences, Leadership, Management, Presentations, Project Management

Thanks for the great reception at DPM UK today; and for all the folks who braved the snow!

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6
Oct

Stealing Project Management Lessons from Artificial Intelligence

by Meri in Conferences, Diversity, Leadership, Management, Personal Development, Presentations, Project Management

I was delighted to speak today at the Digital Project Management Summit 2014 in Austin, Texas. Below are my slides, and the links to the books and resources that I mentioned.

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21
May

Stealing Management Lessons from Artificial Intelligence

by Meri in Career, Conferences, Diversity, Leadership, Management, Presentations, Project Management, Publications

Was delighted to speak at Thinking Digital 2014 in my adoptive UK hometown of Newcastle.

As promised here are my slides:

I also mentioned my Coaching & Mentoring talk which you can find here (including video kindly published by the Dare Mini folks).

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19
Apr

Creating Space for People to Be Awesome: Highland Fling Sessions

by Meri in Conferences, Diversity, Leadership, Management, Personal Development, Presentations

Today I was in Edinburgh speaking at Highland Fling: Sessions. It was a very enjoyable day, with a theme of “in the trenches”, i.e. how we get things done day-by-day.

My talk centred around people management and inclusion, on what people need to get & stay motivated in their work, and how to make our spaces more inclusive. The slides are embedded here or can be viewed directly on Slideshare.

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12
Dec

Practical Diversity – Expanded Edition

by Meri in Conferences, Diversity, Leadership, Management, Presentations, WomeninTech

I was honoured to be asked to speak at two internal conferences recently — the first for GE Oil & Gas in Florence last week and the second in Amsterdam at Booking.com’s Annual Meeting. I gave an extended version of my OpenTech Practical Diversity talk, diving into more detail on the challenges and practical approaches that we can take to make our workplaces more inclusive.

Interested in my giving this talk or running a workshop or seminar on Practical Diversity for your company or event? Get in touch by emailing [email protected].

24
Sep

Studies in Terror: Becoming a People Manager

by Meri in Conferences, Leadership, Management, Presentations

Today I spoke about people management (and how frankly terrifying it is) at the wonderful Dare Conf.

Here are my slides:

UPDATE(2): The nicely edited video is now up: Studies in Terror: Becoming a People Manager. You can also view many of the brilliant Dare Conf talks. They’ve been made freely available, but if you find them useful please donate so that Dare can return next year.

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