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How to get fired at the C Level: Why mismanaging change is the biggest risk of all

Royal Scots Club Edinburgh, 29-31 Abercromby Place, Edinburgh EH3 6QE

Leading executives, it seems, sometimes do too little about strategy implementation, do not apply the appropriate level of attention to such critical organisational change, and often relegate sponsorship and leadership to lower management; whilst they get on with their ‘day jobs’. This is further emphasised with the fact that many organisations are facing rapidly changing and disruptive times, with an urgent need for each strategic decision to be based on fact and hope. 

This presentation will explore this challenge, and since all challenges are really opportunities, will show ways to not only significantly reduce change failures, but also how to dramatically raise the capability, speed and success rates of delivering strategic change in any organisation.

Using Taylor’s ‘5-5-5-5 model’, looking first at the five key elements that provide a successful change foundation inside any organisation, before considering the five challenges that you can take on board to make a real difference. 

Following this, will come the five tests to assess whether you need to take any specific actions, which in turn lead into the five steps that will bring you all the way round to build that successful change foundation, if it isn’t already in place. 

All the above are based on Peter Taylor’s new and excitingly challenging book, The Lazy Project Manager. 

Peter Taylor is a PMO expert who has built and led five global PMOs across several industries, and has advised many other organisations in PMO and project management strategy. 

He is also the author of the number one bestselling project management book ‘The Lazy Project Manager’, along with many other books on project leadership, PMO development, project marketing, project challenges and executive sponsorship.

In the last five years, he has delivered over 350 lectures around the world, in over 25 countries, and has been described as ‘perhaps the most entertaining and inspiring speaker in the project management world today’.

His mission is to teach as many people as possible, that it is achievable to ‘work smarter and not harder’ and to still gain success in the battle of the work/life balance. 

This presentation is for professionals with any level of experience. 

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