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PLD Meetup – “Applying the 7 Habits to Your PMO”

“If you want to make minor changes in your life, work on your behavior. But if you want to make significant, quantum breakthroughs, work on your paradigms.”

“The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.”

– Dr. Stephen R. Cove

Farwell’s Professional Leadership Development (PLD) Meetup of area project management leaders convened on Friday, January 13th and featured a presentation from Lindsay Hudson, Director of PMO and Administration at Nordic. Lindsay’s presentation focused on helping us apply the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People to our PMOs.

High-level overview:

  • Habit 1: Be Proactive®
    • Principles of Effectiveness: Responsibility, choice, accountability, initiative, resourcefulness
    • Highly Effective Practice: Pause and respond based on principles and desired results
  • Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind®
    • Principles of Effectiveness: Vision, commitment, purpose
    • Highly Effective Practice: Define outcomes before you act
  • Habit 3: Put First Things First®
    • Principles of Effectiveness: Focus, integrity, discipline, prioritization
    • Highly Effective Practice: Eliminate the unimportant
  • Habit 4: Think Win-Win®
    • Principles of Effectiveness: Mutual benefit, fairness, abundance
    • Highly Effective Practice: Balance courage and consideration
  • Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood®
    • Principles of Effectiveness: Respect, mutual understanding, empathy, courage
    • Highly Effective Practice: Practice Empathetic Listening
  • Habit 6: Synergize®
    • Principles of Effectiveness: Creativity, cooperation, diversity, humility
    • Highly Effective Practice: Seek 3rd Alternatives
  • Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw®
    • Principles of Effectiveness: Renewal, continuous improvement, balance
    • Highly Effective Practice: Activate the Daily Private Victory

About Lindsay Hudson:

Nordic is a healthcare consulting company located off Regent Street right behind the Kohl Center here in Madison. Nordic has experienced rapid growth since it was founded in 2010, now with over 750 employees making an impact at healthcare systems nationwide. At Nordic, Lindsay manages a small but mighty PMO focused on internal initiatives to support Nordic’s employee base. Their projects range from full system installs to facilities expansion to process improvement and optimization and new policy roll-outs. She’s also a certified FranklinCovey 7 Habits trainer involved in training over 100 Nordic home office staff on the content last year, providing them with a common language to set a foundation and culture of effectiveness.


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