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Editor’s Note
SoumenDe Dear Friends,

Greetings from PMI Bangalore India Chapter!

I had the good fortune of attending the PMI Leadership Institute Meeting (LIM) 2014 - EMEA at Dubai last week along with one of my board member. The meeting was attended by volunteer Board members from all Chapter from Europe, Middle East, Asia, Australia, Africa and America.
The highlight of the meeting were two key note speeches. The first was by Professor Cris Roebuck from Cass Business School, London who spoke about “Entrepreneurial Leadership”. The next one was by Mike Forde, former Director of Chelsea Football club who presented his experience in managing a high performance Chelsea team. Besides we had sessions where other Chapters shared their best practices related to volunteering, membership and special projects. It amazed me to see the amount of passion, the volunteers demonstrated to drive different initiatives of their respective Chapters. Just to get a pulse, I asked the most common question of how they balance the demands of PMI volunteering and day's job -unsurprisingly a majority of them told the same thing. The volunteering opportunity provides them a tremendous sense of fulfilment. The knowledge gathering and networking opportunities during PM event allows them to give a leading edge to their careers. I would not agree more, as I myself got profoundly influenced by the inspirational takeaways from the keynote speakers. Each word from them was like a pearl of wisdom to me. Leadership Institute Meetings (LIM) help individuals to get the most out of their volunteering experience, make them better leaders and prepare them for even more advanced leadership roles. Team leadership, effective communication, and ability to coach and mentor—these are just some of the valuable skills that PMI volunteer leaders can learn and bring back to the respective organizations they work for. Good leadership helps make project teams work together more effectively and therefore get better project results. PMI Chapter gives volunteer Board member an opportunity to participate in those LIM to learn, share and grow Project Management and leadership skills. This time it was me, but next time you may be the one who will participate in LIM and make a positive different to yourself and to our Chapter.
Happy Reading!

Thanks and Best Wishes,

Soumen De, PMP
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Editorial Board
Murali Santhanam, PMP
Rama K., PMP, PMI-ACP
Shikha Vaidh, PMP, PMI-ACP
Soumen De, PMP

Vittal Vijayakumar, PMP