OD Book SIG
Topic: Leadership for the 21st Century
Book Title: "Leadership: Stories, Lessons and Uncommon Sense"
Although the fundamentals of leadership have remained the same for eons, the demands upon 21st century leaders have changed. Today, people expect their jobs to be challenging, interesting and engaging. The leaders of successful organizations know this, and they know how to keep their employees challenged, interested, and engaged. They recognize that their success is not solely the result of how well they perform, but how well their employees perform, so they invest their time and energy in helping others succeed. Author Ron Taylor explains how you can apply these simple techniques and become the kind of leader you would be honored to follow.
Ron Taylor is an internationally-known leader, lecturer, author, and consultant, and is the principal and founder of the Ron Taylor Group. He is Past President of the Washington D.C. Chapter of the Project Management Institute, the largest PMI Chapter in the world, with over 10,000 members. During Ron’s tenure as President, the Chapter was named PMI Chapter of the Year and Ron became the only person in the 34-year history of the Chapter to be named Leader of the Year of the 500,000-person Project Management Institute.
Ron began his career as a member of the faculty of the University of Kentucky, where he was nominated Teacher of the Year. After moving to the U.S. Census Bureau, he managed several multimillion-dollar projects and led the Bureau's Project Management Board of Directors. He has been a featured speaker at several conferences and symposia and for a wide variety of groups, including the National Press Club, The World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the CIA, the Greater Washington Society of Association Executives, the Center for Advanced Studies in Munich, the University of Maryland, Virginia Tech, George Mason University and the U.S. Army, Navy and Marine Corps.
Ron is Adjunct Professor in the Executive MBA Program at Virginia Tech, Adjunct Professor of Management at George Mason University, and co – author of “77 Deadly Sins of Project Management.” He has been quoted in several books and periodicals devoted to project management and leadership, and is a frequent guest on radio programs. His latest book, “Leadership: Stories, Lessons and Uncommon Sense” is now available on Amazon.com. He is represented by the Washington Speakers Bureau.
Ron has an MBA from the University of Kentucky and holds the Project Management Professional (PMP®) certification from the Project Management Institute. Additional information can be found at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ron_Taylor_(author)
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Time: 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Tysons Insperity Office
1650 Tysons Blvd, Suite 600
McLean, VA 22102
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