Lonnie Pacelli is an internationally recognized author and president of Leading on the Edge International. Lonnie has over 25 years of leadership experience as an executive, project manager, developer, tester, analyst, trainer, consultant, and business owner. During his 11 years at Accenture he gained leadership expertise consulting with many Fortune 500 companies including Motorola, Hughes Electronics, and Northrop-Grumman. Throughout his nine years at Microsoft he built his leadership expertise through development of some of Microsoft’s internal systems and led their Corporate Procurement group, managed their Corporate Planning group, and led company-wide initiatives on Continuous Fiscal Improvement and Training Process Optimization. At Leading on the Edge International Lonnie consults with companies such as Microsoft, AT&T, Corning, and Key Bank on leadership, project management, executive coaching, and business strategy development and implementation. He is an engaging and entertaining keynote speaker and consistently receives rave reviews from his audiences. His practical, no-nonsense, experience-based approach to solving tough problems has helped leaders, project managers and teams consistently deliver results.
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Growing Up Autistic - 50 Things You Should Know about Me
Trevor Pacelli was diagnosed with autism at age five, and was the first in his extended family to have autism. Growing up autistic impacted his family in many ways. As an autistic adult, he wants parents and younger children to learn about autism first-hand, so they use his experiences to know what to expect and how to cope with the challenges.
The Kindergarten Adventures of Amazing Grace: What in the World is Autism?
Grace has all kinds of adventures in Kindergarten. She loves learning about instruments, playing on the monkey bars, and reading books. Noah is in Kindergarten too, but Grace wonders why he sometimes acts different from the other kids. She learns all about autism, making friends, and the importance of acceptance.
Seek First to Understand your Recipient - Strategies to Make you a Better Communicator
Think back to some great communicators like Reagan, Martin Luther King Jr., or John F. Kennedy. What made them great communicators? It wasn’t that they were great orators, had flashy teeth, sported perfect hair, or demonstrated a flawless writing style. They had courage, conviction, wisdom, clarity, and credibility; five attributes that build the foundation of all great communicators.
Be a Killer Sponsor! Ten Attributes of a Best-in-Class Sponsor
Have you ever managed a project where the project sponsor was disengaged, unrealistic or overly demanding? Or ever tried to get by without a project sponsor only to have the project go down in flames. Every experienced project manager has at some point in his or her career encountered an onerous project sponsor, which either made a project more difficult to execute or caused it to fail altogether.
Set That Direction! Create a Compelling Direction that Will Make Others Want to Follow You
So many times organizations get wrapped up in terminology and process that the resulting direction statement becomes a mass of gobbledygook which no one understands or follows. Direction statements need to clearly direct, inspire, and align a team to deliver, not get stuffed in a drawer never to see light of day again. Get Set That Direction! to create a practical, useful and compelling direction.
The Team Didn’t Gel - Getting Teams to Work Together and Deliver Results
When project teams work in perfect harmony it's like music to the project manager's ears. Each project team member knows what they need to contribute to the project, knows when they have to perform, understands what other project team members are doing on the project, and knows what it takes to be successful. Get this ebook see how to get your project teams to gel and deliver results.
The Leadership Made Simple Series: Know When to Say When: Finding True Work/Life Balance
The key to achieving better work/life balance is to not increase the amount of stress in your life by putting more into the “life” side of the equation; it’s moderating both sides of the scales to reduce your overall stress level. If you want to get better work/life balance without increasing your overall stress level, this eBook can give you practical tips to get better work/life balance.
The Leadership Made Simple Series: The Leadership Greenhouse: How Great Leaders Grow Great Leaders
You can be a great leader and can possess many of the most valued attributes which make leaders great. However, if you aren’t taking responsibility to grow future leaders for your organization then you’re simply not fulfilling one of your responsibilities as a leader, which is to keep the leadership pipeline full of great future leaders. Grow great leaders today with this leadership eBook.
The Leadership Made Simple Series: We Must Stop Meeting Like This! Meetings That Deliver Results
This eBook is great reading for anyone who has to plan and manage meetings. Running meetings isn’t brain surgery; it just takes a bit of planning, some structure during and after the meeting, and an awareness of what is actually happening during the meeting. If you want to improve your meeting management skills, this eBook will help you put some techniques in place drive meeting results.
The Leadership Made Simple Series: I Suck at This! Leverage Others to Get the Job Done Better
Get tried-and-true pointers on which functions to leverage to third parties and how to go about leveraging them in a very practical and straightforward manner. If you’re frustrated because you’ve got too much to do and you’re not sure how to go about getting others to help you, this eBook can help you put a leveraging strategy in place, better utilize your skills, and drive results quickly.
The Leadership Made Simple Series: Check Out My New Typewriter! Ease into the Technology Age
Well-implemented technology can be a massive time saver and enable you to deliver exponentially greater value back to your business. Poorly thought out technology can not only be frustrating and bothersome, it can significantly hamper (or kill) your business. If you want to get savvier on how technology can help you be more effective, this eBook can help you boost your technology savvy.
The Leadership Made Simple Series - Planning, Process and People Leadership
The Leadership Made Simple Series - Planning, Process and People Leadership introduces the series and provides an in-depth discussion of the planning, process, and people attributes that every great leader must possess. Drop any one of these attributes and a leader goes from being great to being just marginal. Get a concise definition of what a well-rounded leader looks like.
Why Don't They Follow Me? 12 Easy Lessons to Boost Your Leadership Skills
So your manager just promoted you to group team leader, Or you’ve just been elected PTA President, Or you’re the new task force leader who has to solve a thorny issue. After the euphoria has worn off reality sets in and you think, "What have I gotten myself into???" If this is you then you need Why Don’t They Follow Me? Get 12 easy lessons to be a better leader regardless of experience.
Six Word Lessons To Look Your Best - 100 Lessons to Look Your Best from Head to Toe
Practical lessons you can put to use immediately!
Rather than pore through pages and pages of content trying to find what works for you, Six-Word Lessons to Look Your Best gives you 100 tips to keep you always looking your best. Each lesson is short and simple with a practical explanation that gives you everything you need to know to flatter and enhance your own unique beauty from head to toe.
Six Word Lessons For Project Managers - 100 Lessons to Make You a Better Project Manager
Get 100 project management wisdom nuggets with a practical explanation of how to apply each nugget in your day-to-day job as a project manager. Rather than pore through pages and pages of contents, Six-Word Lessons for Project Managers gives them to you in easy to understand six word lessons to help you boost those project management skills. A lifetime of wisdom in less than two hours of reading!
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