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Wed, Dec 13


LinkedIn Live | Project Guru Academy

Napoleon in Projectland: LinkedIn LIVE with Guru Jerry

Leadership Lessons for Project People - Get Your Questions Answered!

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Napoleon in Projectland: LinkedIn LIVE with Guru Jerry
Napoleon in Projectland: LinkedIn LIVE with Guru Jerry

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Dec 13, 2023, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST

LinkedIn Live | Project Guru Academy

About The Event

You may have heard about Ridley Scott’s new film, Napoleon, an epic adventure on a grand scale (give or take some poetic license). But did you know there are timeless lessons in leadership, planning, and execution we can learn from this legendary figure who’s had a staggering array of accomplishments and an equally notable downfall?  Let’s explore the art of leadership and project management as seen through the successes and failures of one of history’s greatest leaders, Napoleon Bonaparte. Gain the ultimate advantage through this colorful approach to learning the skills needed for success in today’s workplace.  Learn to apply the wisdom of this military leader in your own personal and professional spheres of influence.  In this lively session, we will gain valuable insights from Napoleon’s rise and fall and apply them to modern-day leadership and project management, addressing the following questions:  1. What can Napoleon teach us about the art and science of project management and leadership? Why Napoleon? 2. What research, record-keeping, and organization methods did Napoleon use that I can apply to my projects for better results? 3. How can Napoleon help me better understand the dynamic between project management and strategic leadership? 4. What principles did Napoleon employ that can help guide me as a project manager and leader? 5. How can I learn to adopt Napoleon's successful traits while avoiding his negative traits that could lead to my own Waterloo-esque downfall?  Plus, engage with the speakers and get YOUR questions answered live.   PMP? Get FREE PDUs!





Jerry Manas

Best-Selling Author, Speaker, Consultant, and Accidental Project Manager  

Jerry Manas is an internationally best-selling author, speaker, consultant, and accidental project manager. He is frequently cited by leading voices in the world of business, including legendary management guru Tom Peters (“In Search of Excellence”), who often references Jerry’s bestselling book, Napoleon on Project Management, for its insights on simplicity and character, and Pat Williams, Senior VP of the Orlando Magic, who called Jerry’s book Managing the Gray Areas “a new path for leaders.”  Jerry’s latest book is The Resource Management and Capacity Planning Handbook (McGraw-Hill), which Judith E. Glaser, noted author of Conversational Intelligence, touted as “the first book dedicated to what is essentially the drivetrain of organizations—the effective use of its people toward its most important activities.”

 Jerry’s work has been highlighted in a variety of publications, including Leadership Excellence, The National Post, The Chicago Sun Times, and The Huffington Post. He also appeared on TV and radio programs internationally, including on Iceland National TV where he applied the lessons from his books to the country’s economic recovery.  Recently, Jerry served as a US Registered Expert with ANSI/ISO on the topics of Workforce Allocation, Employee Engagement, and Knowledge Management, representing the United States in the international work groups creating the ISO Standards for those areas.


Dawn Mahan, PMP 

International Speaker, Award-winning Consultant, Founder Project Guru Academy and PMOtraining, LLC.

Dawn is a dynamic international speaker, award-winning consultant, chief gamification geek and founder of She is sole inventor of ProjectFlo®, which makes learning PMI PMBOK Guide fast, easy and fun! She works with C-level leaders, business owners in growth mode, PMO Leaders and project managers at all levels. Her work in preparing young professionals in the YearUp program for internships at major companies has been featured in Morningstar, Yahoo! Finance and more.

In 2009, Dawn left a Fortune 50 company to start her first project management consulting and training company. In 2017, she launched to expand her unique approach to the digital realm. Through her signature programs, she enjoys helping high-integrity, ambitious professionals get to the next level in their career faster and with less stress. Look for her upcoming book:  Meet the Players in Projectland: Decide the Right Project Roles & Get People On Board. When she's not in Projectland, you can probably find her in the Florida Keys or Philadelphia. 


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