How to be a Chameleon: The Key to Enterprise Project Success

November 4, 2020 from 9:15 am to 10:15 am

Speaker: Joe Perzel

Successful delivery of any project requires you to communicate with, manage and influence people at all levels, both inside and outside your organization. Yet they all speak different “languages”. And worse yet there isn’t a roadmap, translation guide or hint sheet to tell you how to relate to each so that you can be successful.

This presentation will discuss how to identify your target audience, determine the communication styles and methods that works best for them and how to adapt your message, motivations methods and your style for optimum success. We will also discuss how to build a relationship with your executives and leverage your influence with them to set your project up for success. The major points to be covered include:

  • Defining what a Chameleon is in the project world and why it is important
  • Discussing the various target audiences and the keys to success for working with each
  • The skills and dos/don’ts a project manager will need to be a Chameleon and the typical roadblocks

Learn how to recognize and adapt to everyone in your project world to optimize your leadership and messaging for project success.

A lifetime of stories and examples include how to get senior staff to follow your leadership, conflict management, getting staff to effectively estimate work and reading people on the fly.

Joe Perzel has been leading projects of all sizes and managing staffs since 1982 in both a corporate and vendor capacity.  He has a background in multiple industries including healthcare, insurance, finance, government, non-profit, K12 and higher education, audit and compliance, manufacturing and agri-business.  Presently Joe is Partner JPerzel Inc. as well as Program Manager at Surescripts LLC.  He has also held leadership positions at Cargill, MN Workers Compensation Insurers Agency, Thomson Reuters and International Multifoods. 

Joe has been presenting since 2002 on topics ranging from project/program management, leadership, strategy, negotiations/sales.  Most recently he has been the keynote at Manitoba PMI, N.E. WI, Central Arkansas, as well as presented to Rochester CTC Leadership conference, PMI-MN, PMI International, PMI (Atlanta, Delaware Valley, Dallas, Heartland, MileHigh, Silver Springs), ASQ MN, IIBA, MN State Symposium, St Cloud State University and the University of St Thomas.


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