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Leadership that includes and values everyone is the future of successful business.

These talks curated in partnership with Brightline Initiative's executive director, Ricardo Vargas, give great tips on how to be an inclusive leader.

Sheryl Sandberg

Why we have too few women leaders

Vernā Myers

How to overcome our biases? Walk boldly toward them

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The best way to read the PMBOK® Guide
In this episode, Ricardo explains how to read the PMBOK® Guide 6th edition in a more productive way, so you can better understand the project management knowledge areas and their processes. Many people believe that the Guide should be read as a traditional book, from the first to the last chapter, but by listening to this episode you will discover that this is not the best way.
31 Jan
If you want to succeed with your projects you need to embrace diversity
In this episode, Ricardo goes back one more time to the diversity topic. After all the news around sexual harassment and all sorts of people’s discrimination because of race, sex, sexual orientation and religion, Ricardo comes back to explain one more time how diversity contributes to creativity, to unlock new ideas and help the project to succeed. On the top of this discussion, he reinforces that the acceptance of diversity does not mean that you will change your beliefs, but instead, you will see others opinions as a valuable set of insights to develop a better product or service and ultimately, serve better the society.
17 Jan
Programs, Projects, and Work Packages: A practical example
In this episode, Ricardo discusses how you can decompose a program into the respective projects and their components. He uses the example of a Course or Degree being divided into disciplines and classes. In the end, Ricardo addresses a fundamental question: Is a class a routine or a work package? Listen to the episode to know the answer.
08 Jan
3+1 Tips to Prepare yourself for 2018
Ricardo starts 2018 sharing some tips on how to prepare yourself for the year that is coming. He approaches the need to stay tuned with the technology advancements, as also the attitude and behavior related to the decision making, the amplification of your knowledge base, and finally, the management of our fears when facing the unknown.
02 Jan
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Don’t let entropy sabotage the implementation of your strategy

Think about how to connect your strategy design with your ability to deliver — or pay the price


PMBOK® Guide Processes Flow – 6th Edition

With more than 17,900 downloads and 16,500 views (PT + EN) on Youtube, the Processes Flow is a valuable tool for a better understanding of the PMBOK® Guide and your projects.

Watch the video and download all files related to the process flow!

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Strategy at Work

A book with the very best thinking and insights in the field of strategy and beyond.

A unique partnership between the Brightline Initiative and Thinkers50 has created "Strategy at Work". It showcases some of the very best thinkers in the field of strategy and beyond. Ricardo Vargas and Edivandro Conforto wrote together a chapter of the book explaining the Brightline Guiding Principles for connecting strategy delivery with strategy design.

Download book in PDF, EPUB, and MOBI at the Brightline Initiative website.


See all the events in which Ricardo will participate in the coming months. There will be events in Davos, Tokyo, Rio de Janeiro, Bangalore, New Orleans, and Berlin.

Agile India 2018
04 Mar | Bengaloru — India
PMO Summit 2018
In his first event in Brazil in 2018, Ricardo will deliver for the first time a new innovative workshop about Program Management called PMFits ( More details will be released soon. The PMO Summit, largest congress about PMO's in Latin America, bring together highly qualified...
27—29 Mar | Rio de Janeiro — Brazil
TED 2018
10 Apr | Vancouver — Canada
Collision 2018
30 Apr to 03 May | New Orleans — Unidates States
PMI EMEA Congress 2018
07—09 May | Berlin — Germany

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