Stop Thinking and Start Doing!
Be a Catalyst for Innovation and Change
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About the Presentation
Good ideas without execution remain good ideas…it takes action to create new value and that is what Project Managers must be accountable for…action. Project Managers play an absolutely critical role as a catalyst for driving innovation and change in organizations. There are millions of reasons why things cannot be done. Focus on the way you can. There are no acceptable excuses. The most oft used excuse for inaction is to blame the culture of the organization. Don’t fall into that trap! You control what you say and what you do. If you want something done differently…do it! Be accountable for the change you seek. Innovation and change triggers the corporate (or federal) immune system. In short, corporate antibodies seek out and destroy anything (and the person driving it) that does not look like the rest of the organization. Resistance to change is a natural reaction…not a sign that what you are pursuing has no merit. If your idea is big enough and you are moving fast enough, you will trigger organizational resistance. Expect it. There are clear strategies for overcoming the corporate antibodies. Topics for Dinner Series Presentation Include:
- Seeing Opportunity in Change
- Culture and Innovation…Can They Co-exist?
- The Role you Play in Innovation
- The Physics of Innovation
- Beware the corporate antibodies!
- Don’t Let Experience Blind You to Opportunities
Fairview Park Marriott
3111 Fairview Park Drive
Falls Church, VA, 22042
Effective communication, in general: audience, media / message, attention vs. "noise", etc.Negotiation / Conflict
Tools and techniques for negotiations and conflict management / effects of personality traits, etc.Sociological
Managing diverse teams: effects of culture, generation, gender, etc., on management / communication needsTeam Building
Techniques for building trust, team identification, common purpose, etc.
About the Speakers
Tom combines a unique blend of strategy, marketing, general management, technology and Internet experience along with his entrepreneurial passion for creating new business models. He is currently President and CEO of Omega Group—a marketing and innovation consultancy that specializes in provoking clients to take the right action based on critical customer insights. He is also the Founder and CEO of a new marketing and innovation consultancy called TB Innovative and is the author of Diary of an Innovator—Pushing the Boundaries!
Tom has started a number of businesses in the U.S. and around the globe and has a long history of successfully driving innovative sales and marketing programs from his 25+ years at J&J, GSK, P&G and a number of small entrepreneurial business ventures.
He helped establish and build new international business ventures between Janssen Pharmaceuticals and Johnson & Johnson Consumer Products. He launched more than 25 brands in five different countries – and served on the Board of Directors of two international business units. He also managed a $100mm business and launched three new products in the U.S. market.
Tom spent 6 years as Chief Information Officer and Head of Global eMarketing for GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare, where he focused on leveraging technology to drive sales. He drove a number of on-line initiatives including: on-line sampling, e-detailing, and viral marketing. He also created a 400 person virtual selling network to increase sales of GSK brands.
Tom was the founder and CEO of OmniChoice—an Internet based solutions business that sold decision support software to telecom, cable, and utility providers. He also worked as VP of Sales and Marketing for Intermedia—an Internet agency focused on delivering web-based solutions that allowed pharmaceutical brands to drive their business. At Qwest Internet Solutions, he led the Strategic Consultant Practice charged with defining interactive strategies and building custom Internet applications for businesses—primarily life sciences, consumer packaged goods and financial services companies.
Tom holds a B.A. degree in Economics from Duke University and he earned his MBA in Entrepreneurial Management/Marketing from the Wharton School of Business. He is an Adjunct Professor teaching at Wharton’s Small Business Development Center (First Steps to Starting a New Business) and at Villanova’s School of Business (Entrepreneurial Marketing). Tom also provides Executive Coaching to a number of clients.
About the Monthly Dinner Meetings
The PMIWDC Monthly Dinner Meetings are held at the Sheraton Tysons (8661 Leesburg Pike, Tysons, VA 22182), typically on the second Tuesday of each month (subject to change due to holidays and venue/speaker availability). Members and non-members are welcome to join us for the best speakers and networking the Washington, DC area has to offer.
The presentations are educational and informative to those professionals operating in the field of project management and functioning in leadership roles in industry and government. It is also of great value to those looking to step into the field of Project Management and begin their certification process. Each event will present specific learning points focusing on building a talent triangle of technical, leadership, and strategic and business management skills, unique to the presenter's area of expertise and the subject matter discussed while directly relating to improving the practice of managing projects and leading others. At each Monthly Chapter Event certified PMPs can earn 1 Professional Development Unit (PDU).