I just spent the week in Washington DC at the annual PMI Leadership meeting with about 700 hundred of my closest friends. I’ve been a volunteer for over ten years and for the past five a volunteer mentor to some of PMI’s best leaders. This has been a very rewarding experience giving back to the community and having an opportunity to watch it grow as the result of my input.
The real purpose for today’s blog is share with you the great experience of these types of networking events and exchange of best practices that PMI so graciously hosts. There is no better way to meet new people from around the world and have the prospect to work with them in ways that are rewarding and inspiring. Giving back to the community is something all of us can do.
For you, the aspiring project manager, the experienced project manager, the one who is all knowing, it is one thing to receive but another to give. Giving opens up the space we all need in order to receive. So take the time and give back in some way, a way you are comfortable with and you will have made space to receive.