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Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Projects & Teams

Leadership Strategy: Influence and Transformation Prior Year Content

Many companies strive to transform—to be more lean, more agile, more innovative, more resilient. Introducing these changes can be radical. Success requires mastery of not just the new approaches but also problem analysis, conflict management, strategy, and influence. With myriad practices to choose from, it is vital to have a core set of practices to rely on—practices that can be used every day to lead your organization through the challenges. George Schlitz shares his leadership journey, based on numerous transformation efforts. Evaluate common scenarios that leaders encounter—dealing with conflicting goals or opinions, trying to achieve buy-in for a change, not knowing where to start a big improvement effort, and dealing with stakeholders and their varying degrees of support and resistance. For each scenario, George introduces a technique for success. Practiced regularly, these techniques help ensure that leaders can quickly defuse conflict, facilitate decisions in complexity, understand influence, and adopt strategy continuously.

1.00 PMI® PDU
George Schlitz
George Schlitz, Objective Change

For more than ten years, George Schlitz has been helping companies introduce new approaches—agile methods, lean thinking, continuous improvement, theory of constraints, lean startup, and more. George has helped diverse-sized companies and industries—from late startups to large enterprises, from gaming and entertainment to manufacturing and financial services. His background includes roles as a program/project manager, build and configuration manager, and programmer. George co-founded and led the agile coaching company BigVisible Solutions, and now focuses on guiding leaders and teams in their attempts to help their companies transform to thrive in today’s complexity.

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