Brijesh Nair

Brijesh Nair

Founder & Director, Prudent Consultants


  • Years as a PM15
  • Years with PMI10

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Managing projects in today's conditions like VUCA world, dynamically changing environment, volatile market conditions, rapidly changing technological advancements, etc are becoming more and more challenging for the project managers to lead teams and invariably demanding to walk the "Extra Mile" on every single occasion, almost a daily routine affair. Hence, it is important for project managers to acquire and develop the right skill sets which would, in turn, facilitate them to achieve more as a team rather than carrying the entire load on his/her shoulders all alone, especially if the project manager has to manage multiple projects with either most or some of the work packages distributed at locations geographically on different time zones. I have been talking to various global leadership teams on various platforms, at-least across 120+ Global MNCs and the most common feedback I get from all is that they all are looking for the key skill of "Empathy" in the leadership team, which actually allows them to put in the shoe's of others and think how it would feel, had the same happened to me! Trust is the foundation of any relationship and you need to trust your team, actively listen to their issues to understand their concerns and NOT to react immediately, amicably resolve issues/disputes and more importantly empower the team to take decisions. It works on the principle of "Together we achieve more", which is only possible if the entire team works together as one Cohesive unit breaking all the silos. The project manager plays the most crucial role by consistently demonstrating skills of "Emotional Intelligence" & aligning the team for project delivery!
To be honest, my association with PMI has been a great learning experience especially considering the Wealth & Quality of valuable information provided by PMI by way of its standards, pmbok guides practice guides, etc. It also provided an opportunity to collaborate & network with colleagues and peers in the field of Program/Project Management, share our experiences, lessons learned, feedbacks, latest trends in the markets (Agile Practises) etc which not only added immense value to my profile but also provided an opportunity to serve the society by "Giving Back", the practitioner's way! It really gives a lot of satisfaction and pleasure when we keep doing things that we are most passionate about. I firmly believe that we need to always go to a place where your heart has congruity and I am glad that I found that place to be PMI,USA! I take this opportunity to sincerely thank PMI for being part of my journey of life and actively look forward for even more contributions in days to come in the future!!