Five Ways to Find Your Focus

Five Ways to Find Your Focus

Tools & Techniques for Busy Leaders who want to Get Out of the Weeds and Back on the Track


Matt Cross

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PMIWDC Non-Member Rate

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Event Location

Avaya Government Solutions, Jesse Brown Conference Room
12730 Fair Lakes Circle
Fairfax, VA, 22033

Agenda and Cost:

11:30 am: Check in and Networking
12:00 pm: Presentation
12:45 pm: Q&A
1:00 pm: Meeting Concludes

Membership in PMI is not required and there is no charge for attending this event, but preregistration is required.

About the Program

If you are a leader you are certainly busy. It is easy to get lost in the weeds. Work piles up and demands your attention. Distractions surround you and knock you off track. People look up to you and want your advice. Superiors look down on you and want you to do more. Conflict haunts you and challenges your decisions. Frustrations set in and force you to withdraw. Your smart phone vibrates and you are late for a meeting. Your meeting starts but your mind is elsewhere.

Welcome to leadership in the 21st Century. It is fast-paced, complex, stressful and overwhelming.

How do you want to show up?
How will you cope with the pace and complexity?
What actions will you take to stay focused on what matters most?
How will you stay out of the weeds?

This presentation will introduce five tools and techniques that busy leaders can use to stay out of the weeds and focused on what matter most. Participants will learn why focus is central to effective leadership and discover ways to facilitate and generate focus.

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PDUs Available: 
1.00 PDUs for Certified PMs
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Event Keywords

Soft Skills


Effective communication, in general: audience, media / message, attention vs. "noise", etc.

Team Building

Techniques for building trust, team identification, common purpose, etc.

Industry / Sector


Federal, state, local or tribal government entities / Contractor for such entities


Information Technology, including organizations that utilize Agile development methodologies

About the Speaker

Matt Cross

Performance Applied

Matt Cross is an executive coach who works with rising leaders who aren’t executives yet. He works one-on-one to help his clients perform at a higher level by staying out of the weeds and focusing on what matters most.

Trained in organizational psychology and experienced in leadership, Mr. Cross has held a life-long curiosity for how individuals win the inner game and perform at their peak. Fascinated by the leaders that seem to get it, he has devoted his life to learning what works and what doesn’t.

Matt Cross has over 15 years of practical management and leadership experience in a variety of industries including Information Technology, Aerospace, Retail, Recreation & Tourism, Healthcare, Higher Education and Government. He has held senior leadership roles in both government and private sector organizations and his accomplishments demonstrate that he is an innovative problem solver who works effectively with others to improve performance.

Mr. Cross is a part-time adjunct faculty member at American University and lives in Washington DC with his wife and daughter. In his free time, he loves to cook great food, build things, compete in triathlons, and golf.

About the Fair Lakes Luncheons

PMIWDC's free monthly brown bag luncheons in Fair Lakes Virginia.

PMI Membership is not required, nor is preregistration. This forum provides local education, networking and the opportunity for certified program managers to earn continuing education credits (PDUs).

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