How Progress Happens: Leading the Human Side of Change

Scott Berkun (Berkun Consulting)
Location: Chelsea-Gotham (7th Floor)
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Talking about change is easy – making change happen in most organizations is ridiculously hard. But there are things we can learn from the history of technology, political revolution and change, and there is a playbook we can reuse to help us avoid easy mistakes and seemingly popular, but actually self-defeating approaches. This fun, interactive and entertaining talk will prime you for leading change, enhancing your skills for motivating, and making change happen in your world.

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Scott Berkun

Berkun Consulting

Scott Berkun is the best selling author of Making Things Happen (Formerly titled ‘the art of project management’, (O’Reilly, 2005) and The Myths of Innovation (O’Reilly, 2007). He worked as a manager at Microsoft from 1994 to 2003, including working on the first five versions of Internet Explorer. Since 2003 he has been on his own as independent writer and public speaker. His work has appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Wired Magazine, and on National Public Radio. He taught a course in creative thinking at the University of Washington, teaches seminars on innovation to the Fortune 500, and is currently a regular contributor to Harvard Business Digital. He has appeared frequently as a management and creative thinking expert on MSNBC and CNBC, and runs a popular blog, with videos, podcasts, and essays, at

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Robin Pippin
02/11/2009 8:26am EST

This was a very practical course.

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Chad Capellman
02/10/2009 4:58pm EST

I posted my random notes from this session, with a couple useful links. You can see it here

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Frank Grazioli
02/10/2009 1:10pm EST

Inspiring. Re-invigorating. I didn’t touch my Blackberry.

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