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July 24 2018 Dinner Meeting

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CarlaThe Resonant Project Manager

As project managers, we are taught to focus on scope, schedule, and budget. However, studies have shown the main reasons for project failure is almost never purely technical. When we dig deeper into the common sources of project failure, we find it’s rarely a shortfall in technical expertise, but rather a shortcoming in the project leadership’s interpersonal, communication, and self-management behaviors. Leadership is the key to project success and the path to effective and sustainable leadership is through resonance.

The resonant leader style was introduced in the book Primal Leadership by Richard Boyatzis, Annie McKee and Daniel Goleman. The resonant leader manages their emotions, knowing the impact it can have on performance by influencing the mood of those around them. Every project manager needs to have supportive and productive relationships with the project team and key stakeholders. In this session, you'll learn how leadership renewal experiences create sustainable and resilient productivity and high team performance. For more information on the subject of Resonance, checkout Sneak Peek into EMEA Congress - Leadership on (requires PMI membership to access)

Carla Fair-Wright, PMP
Optimal Consulting LLC

Location: Twisted Fork - 1191 Steamboat Pkwy Reno NV, 89521


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Aboout Carla Fair-Wright

Carla Fair-Wright is an experienced project management consultant and a regular lecturer on project management and leadership. Carla is the past President of Society of Woman Engineers (Houston) and a recipient of their 2014 Regional Emerging Leader award. An international speaker and author, she has appeared on PM Podcast, The Terri Craig Radio Show, and Business Makers Small Business Network Show. Her most recently conducted lectures on leadership were at the 2017 PMI-Sweden’s Passion For Projects conference in Malmö, 2016 PMI-EMEA Global conference in Barcelona, and the 2015 PMI-EMEA conference in London. Carla is the chapter author of two books, "Encyclopedia of Energy Engineering and Technology" and "Case Studies and Applications of Web Based Energy Information and Control Systems."
Twitter: @CarlaFair

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