Empowerment means unleashing the power within individuals and the team.  It is the foundation for team synergy and project success.  And it is a key ingredient for change for social good.


TJEP Book Profil

Juli, T. (2011). Leadership Principles for Project Success. Ezine Articles.

Juli, T. (2011). Leadership Principles for Project Success. New York: CRC Press.

Juli, T. (2011). Open Up – Openly Teach Anyone Willing to Learn, What You Do at Work. In H. Noordin (Ed.), Corporate Bold: What Every Corporate Professional Must Know! (pp. 248–250). Bloomington, IN: iUniverse.

Power and Illusion PPTJuli, T. (2012). The Power and Illusion of Self-Organizing Teams. 2012 PMI Global Congress Proceedings. Vancouver, BC, Canada: Project Management Institute.

PM and Zen - London pptJuli, T. (2012). Project Management and Zen: Achieving a Work-Life-Balance. 2012 Synergy Project Management Event. London.

Juli, T., & French, F. (2012). Project Management and Zen. NASA Project Management Challenge 2012. Orlando, FL: NASA.


In addition, have a look at the Blog Posts below or choose the category “Empowerment” in our Blog.

  • TJ in Athens 2011Synergy Project Management Event 2012
    London, UK, November 1, 2013

Title of presentation:  “Project Management and Zen: Achieving a Work-Life-Balance

  • PMI Global Congress North America 2012
    Vancouver, BC, Canada,
    October 21-23, 2012

Title of presentation:  “The Power and Illusion of Self-Organizing Teams” [whitepaper]

  • PMI Global Congress EMEA 2012
    Marseille, France, May 9, 2012

Title of presentation: “The 5 Team Leadership Principles for Project Success “and how they can help build and manage a performing and winning team.

A handout of the presentation is available here; follow this link for an article / whitepaper on the 5 team leadership principles for project success.  Last but not least you may be interested in a past presentation on the same topic I gave at the NASA Project Management Challenge 2011.  That presentation is available on Slideshare.

  • NASA Project Management Challenge 2012
    Orlando, Florida,
    February 2012

I was invited to present “Project Management and Zen” at the NASA Project Management Challenge 2012 in Orlando, Florida in February 2012.  The presentation is available on Slideshare.

  • PMI Global Congress North America 2011
    Dallas, Texas, USA,
    October 2011

I was honored to give 2 presentations.  My first presentation was entitled “The 5 Team Leadership Principles for Project Success”, my second one “The Learning Project Organization”.  Have a look at my 3 blog posts on the Congress in Dallas.  It includes both of my papers and articles as well as key take-aways from this conference.

I talked about “The 5 Team Leadership Principles for Project Success“; an excerpt of the presentation is available here. In addition, have a look at my past blog posts to learn more about this lecture:

Creating high-performance contexts for teamsLearning from Egypt: A Lesson in LeadershipWhat is the key to effective project management and project success?

  • 5th Project Management Congress Greece 2010
    Athens, Greece, November 2010

I was invited to deliver a keynote on “Leadership Principles for Project Success”.  Have a look at my past blogposts for deteails: http://thomasjuli.wordpress.com/2010/11/30/pm-conference-in-athens-greece-presentation-available-for-download/ and http://thomasjuli.wordpress.com/2010/12/07/photo-impressions-from-conference-in-athens/.

  • PMI Global Congress EMEA 2010
    Milan, Italy, May 2010

On May 10 and 11, 2010 I conducted 2 workshops at the PMI Global Congress EMEA in Milan, Italy.  The workshops were entitled “The 5 Team Leadership Principles for Project Success”. The presentation is now available for download.

Pictures of both sessions are available on my online photo album.

  • PMI Global Congress North America 2009
    Orlando, Florida, October 10-13, 2009

I presented my insights on “It Takes a Team to Re-Align a Project:  Lessons from Rescue Missions” at the 2009 PMI Global Congress. The official synopsis as well as the article and presentation are available for download.

  • PMI Global Congress EMEA 2009
    Amsterdam, May 18-20, 2009

I conducted two 3-hour sessions entitled “Yes We Can:  Team Building as a Means to Re-Align a Project”.
Content:  Project recovery missions are probably one of the most difficult challenges a project manager may face. Alone a project manager cannot handle such a situation. It takes a team to do so. The workshop will show why and how team building can be an effective and efficient mean to re-align projects gone astray.The presentation  can be  viewed and downloaded here.

Impressions of the 2 workshops can be viewed in my online photo album.

Other Resources

Open BookBook & Article Recommendations

Blanchard, K. H., Carlos, J. P., & Randolph, A. (1998). Empowerment Takes More Than a Minute. San Francisco: Berret-Koehler Publishers.

Englund, R., & Bucero, A. (2012). The Complete Project Manager: Integrating People, Organizational, and Technical Skills. Tysons Corner, VA: Management Concepts.

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