Leadership Is Taken Not Given
Augustus J. Cicala, Jr.
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About the PresentationThe basic premise of this presentation is to posit this assumption: Contemporary projects typically have the ‘luxury’ of being born into an environment with sophisticated project management tools and technologies, highly talented and experienced Project Managers, comprehensive processes and methodology to support the practice of project management, well-defined governance bodies that provide executive guidance, and strong financial support. And then to ask this question: So why are there still an alarming and unacceptable number of project failures despite the luxuries afforded in contemporary project environments? The answer is that it’s about Project Leadership not Project Management! Every project has PREDICTABLE points of resistance that can be anticipated and addressed but often are not and therefore lead to failure. In the presentation, I use videos and real life examples to discuss and analyze the 4 most common ‘defining moments’ that every Project Manager faces and has the opportunity to step up and be a leader and overcome these predictable points of resistance. This type of leadership requires project leaders to have a business owner mind set, i.e. an entrepreneurial spirit that provides the drive to be a leader who can seize the opportunity to capitalize on these defining moments and ensure project success.
ASAE Conference Center
1575 I Street NW
Washington, , 20005
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
7:30am - 8:00am: Continental Breakfast and Networking
8:00am - 9:00am: Featured Presentation
PMIWDC Members: $50
About the Speakers
Augustus J. Cicala, Jr.
Gus is the president, CEO, and founder of Project Assistants, Inc. He is a Wharton Business School graduate with more than twenty-five years of project management experience and thirty-years worth of information technology development and consulting expertise. During his time with Project Assistants, he has brought his project and portfolio management expertise to an array of clients across the US and Western Europe.
Gus is a popular speaker and writer on project and portfolio management and Microsoft Project as an enterprise project-management technology platform. He has published many popular articles and books on the subject, including contributions to Macmillan’s Que book series: <em>Special Edition: Using Microsoft Project</em>. He is also a contributing author to the third edition of <em>Expediting Drug and Biologics Development</em> and a member of Microsoft’s product advisory council.
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