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Chapter Breakfast: Leading Without Authority
Event : 
Chapter Breakfast
March 12, 2019 - 7:30am to 8:40am
Linda Finley
PMI Talent Triangle: 
Strategic and Business Management
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Program Description: 

Behaving like a leader is important for everyone in the organization, no matter where they sit.  Project Managers are perfectly positioned to do more than manage--you fill a critical leadership role in project success. Learn when it’s important to step up as a leader, how and why.

  • Being a leader is very different than being the boss. To achieve your greatest career and personal success you need to lead from wherever you sit in the organization—this is especially true if you’re in the role of Project Manager or within a project delivery team.  
  • Leadership is the ability to motivate a group of people toward a common goal. Project Managers need to do this all day long!  
  • Those at the top shouldn't always lead. They need know when to step back and let others lead so they too can develop this needed skill.  This session will take us through traits, intentions, characteristics, and look into methods to drive change that can make you a great leader. 
  • In this session you will learn some tools of the trade that are critical to your professional success.  We will touch on topics like: communication, facilitation, trust, motivation, empathy, change and transformation, managing conflict and stakeholders, and building teams.   

Following this session you will be able to:

  • Discuss your leadership challenges and talk through solutions and techniques to apply in any situation. 
  • Learn and practice essential frameworks for leadership.
  • Bring new energy and leadership perspective to your daily work. 
Special Instructions: 


7:00 a.m. - Register, Breakfast, Networking
7:30 a.m. - Webstream broadcast begins
7:40 a.m. - PMI-MN Chapter Business / Intros
7:50 a.m. - Speaker Presentation
8:40 a.m. - Questions & Answers


Member            $15

Non-Member    $25

Walk-Ins           $25

Webstream       $10

Partner Discount 10% at Registration

Full refunds, less a $5 cancellation fee per registration, available through March 10. 

Speaker(s) Bios: 

Linda is Founder and President of the Twin Cities Business Architecture Forum and is a long-time business architecture practitioner, educator, author and recognized industry thought leader. Involved in leading, coaching, and managing from many aspects throughout her career, Linda has been a thought leader, practitioner, and helped in discipline definition for Project Management, Business Analysis, and Business Architecture. She has participated in defining the standards and practices for Business Architecture within the BABOK and the PMBOK, and Linda is formerly a Business Architecture Guild board member and one of six primary authors of the industry standard BIZBOK, A Guide to Business Architecture.

As a leadership and organizational coach and management consultant, Linda has been able to work across virtually all types of organizations in every segment to understand and optimize people and results. Having held C-level positions in for-profit, not-for profit, and government sectors, Linda has been focusing her time recently with many non profit and start up businesses. She is serving on several Boards and in Advisory roles, and has launched the Architecting For Good (A4G) concept in MN, based on her passion and experience applying solid business approaches to enable non-profits, social enterprises and cross-sector social initiatives to successfully start, scale, replicate and sustain.

A graduate of the University of MN and St Catherine University, Linda has been proudly helping leaders and organizations of all sizes and maturity thrive and reach their goals for more than 30 years.