How Progress Happens: Leading the Human Side of Change

Scott Berkun (Berkun Consulting)
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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 3:26am EST

This was a very practical course.

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Chad Capellman
02/10/2009 11:58am 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 8:10am EST

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

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