Friday, June 4, 2010

Critical Influence Skills That Get Project Managers a Powerful Seat at the Table

Session Overview:
Influence is "the capacity or power of persons or things to be a compelling force on or produce effects on the actions, behavior, and opinions of others." This session brings that definition to life in the project setting, to show how much project and organizational power a PM can actually have even without any direct authority; how to identify your current influence shortfalls and do something about them fast; and how the art of genuine well-meaning influence on projects can be unexpectedly fun and liberating for those in the challenging PM role.

What You'll Learn:
What powerful influence looks like in the project setting
The project manager's necessary span of impact
What it means to have your rightful seat at the table
How the most impactful project managers build and exercise their influence
Critical sources of credibility in the project setting
The business, project, and people insights that matter the most
The communication skills that result in the highest level of influence
How influential PMs act every day