Managing the Ox

Ox: An employee extremely gifted at their craft or technical area who pulls hard but leaves a mess to clean up. Said employee is extremely difficult to manage and work with, however adds incredible value. In this interactive discussion, we will explore identifying your oxen and figuring out how to engage and motivate them without driving the rest of your colleagues insane.

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About the Speaker

Jennifer Havens

Stone Mountain Advisors

Jennifer Havens is an Indiana Jones of sorts. As a college professor, she enlightens minds with tales of business theory in practice. As a business and executive coach, she explores the wild world of human capital complexities, helping clients accelerate business growth and manage their inner game. Jennifer’s background in global technology marketing leadership led to this passion for helping leaders navigate the jungles of leading technical teams and taming the cynical to be engaged, influenced, and inspired.

Jennifer holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Marketing Management and Masters in Business Administration. She is a Certified Professional Behaviors Analyst, Six Sigma Green Belt, and Certified Executive Coach. She works with project managers, PMOs, and program managers on building influence, managing stakeholders, and creating a culture of accountability. Her unique blend of marketing leadership, process improvement, and human capital expertise are well suited for positioning the PMO as a strategic force in an organization.

Personally, Jennifer knows a thing or two about project management; in addition to running a successful firm, she manages a household of 9.75: two dogs, two cats, 3.75 kids, and a Senior IT Project Manager husband. As a 24/7 PMP coach and Queen of Plate Spinning, she couldn’t be happier!

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