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The Everyday PM Podcast | "Project Leadership with Allison Ong"


Allison Ong, Executive Director at Loma Linda University Medical Center


What does it mean to be a project leader? Project Leadership means going above and beyond our duties as a project manager by infusing leadership principles into how we manage our projects, like authenticity and transparency. PMI's definition of project leadership:

The knowledge, skills, and behaviors needed to guide, motivate, and direct a team, to help an organization achieve its business goals. -PMI

Allison Ong, Executive Director-CTP Transition Plan & Patient Placement Services at Loma Linda University Medical Center, joins me to discuss Project Leadership. Allison started her career as a Clinical Nurse, but truly found her passion in leading projects. Not only does Allison teach a course on project leadership, but she just completed leading the Campus Transformation megaproject at Loma Linda University Health, which you may recall hearing about on The Everyday PM Podcast episode on Megaprojects.

Here's a preview of what we chat about in this week's episode of The Everyday PM Podcast:

  • The difference between project management and project leadership

  • How to lead a mega project through uncertainty?

  • How to keep leadership engaged and focused?

  • Good and bad personality traits of project managers


Enjoyed this conversation with Allison? Want to learn more about Allison's journey and how you can transform from project manager to project leader? Leave your thoughts and feedback in the comments section below! Make sure to follow Allison and I on LinkedIn for more.


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Ann Campea, MSPM, MPH, PMP

Worldwide Readiness Program Manager at Apple, Inc.

Program/Project management professional with 10 years of experience in product development, physical retail launches, health care, and tech industries.


Allison Ong

Executive Director-CTP Transition Plan & Patient Placement Services at Loma Linda University Medical Center

Clinical nurse and experienced project leader. Led the successful completion of the Campus Transformation megaproject at Loma Linda University Health.

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