Project Management – It’s All About Paying Attention
Karen Davey-Winter, PMP, ACC
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About the PresentationIn the summer of 2012, Karen Davey-Winter took an eight-week road trip around the United States with her 10-year-old son. It became a project in mindfulness. Every week they had a different theme, and every week they paid attention to what showed up. They learned that when you pay attention to something, the following happens:
- You see it everywhere
- You react to it, and you learn something about yourself from your reactions
- You start noticing the impact you have on other people
- You realize that when you change something about your impact, i.e. the way you show up, you can almost always get a better result
- Emotional Intelligence – enhancing our perceiving abilities in order to pay closer attention, and then manage our reactions and behaviors by acting with intention
- Self Awareness – identifying when we are in a place of assumption or judgment, and then developing strategies for moving to a place of curiosity to allow us to be more effective leaders
- Collaboration – understanding collaborative vs non-collaborative behaviors as a starting point for determining the interests of our stakeholders and then obtaining buy in
- Cross cultural competence – identifying different cultural dimensions and adjusting our approach in order to improve our leadership of global projects
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About the Speakers
Karen Davey-Winter, PMP, ACC
Karen Davey-Winter is an Executive Coach and Management consultant who began her career in IT more than 20 years ago. She has held a variety of leadership roles for small and large organizations, including being on the senior leadership team of a $5.2 billion healthcare IT project. She has led teams of over 150 people, often in complex matrix environments.
Karen is the author of ‘Life is a Road Trip; A journey into mindfulness’, as well as numerous articles on project management, emotional intelligence and team effectiveness. She is an ICF credentialed Executive Coach and is a certified Myers Briggs Type Indicator and EQi practitioner. She graduated from Georgetown University with a Post-graduate certificate in Organizational Consulting and Change Leadership.
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