Earlier this week I presented a session on Influencing Across Organizational Boundaries to the Western Michigan chapter of the Project Management Institute. The session was so well-received that many people asked for copies of the Power Point presentation. Well, you know how that goes—a Power Point without the corresponding speaker commentary is a bit flat.
So, I created a modified version that excerpts a few key concepts. You can view it via SlideShare by clicking here.
Also, here’s a plug for the WMPMI group. They have a lot of really great things going on, including a brand-new event called THE Project 2012, which is a collegiate project management competition. I love it when our future business leaders help grow the talents of those coming along.
Here are a few photos from the event:
And look at this great book they gave me, Beyond Performance: How Great Organizations Build Ultimate Competitive Advantage. It’s authored by a couple of directors from the consulting firm McKinsey & Company, so it should be a good read. Look for a book review down the road.
Many thanks to the kind folks at WMPMI for your great hospitality and the wonderful things you are doing to promote professionalism in your discipline.
Craig Juengling says
Jennifer, I enjoyed the PowerPoint and it helps me shape some of my thinking to be more effective with my clients. I really like the way you summarized the topic and how crucial it is for leaders to exercise influence… not just authority.
Jennifer Miller says
I’m so glad you enjoyed the Slide Share. The more I read about influence, the more I’m intrigued by the topic– *real* interpersonal influence, not just the notion of “social” influence that has been flying around the past few years.