Topic: Skills for Making Change Within an Organization
Facilitator: Paul McMurray
Paul McMurray is a consultant, trainer and professional speaker focusing in theories of leadership, management, and communications. He addresses the critical issues organizations face as they adapt to the changes required in today’s global marketplace.
Paul has worked with employees at all levels in the following industries: Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Telecommunications, Agriculture, Automobile, Federal Government, Military, Mining, Financial Services and Not-for-Profit Associations, working with employees at all levels.
In 2004, he founded Insight Management Consulting, a firm specializing in corporate change initiatives that help organizations and individuals make the needed adjustments to be successful.
Paul is working on his Ph.D. in Business Psychology at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, where he also serves on their adjunct staff. Additionally, he studied and taught economics while in the Ph.D. program at Penn State University, and also taught at Monroe Community College in Rochester, NY. He spent seven years working for Rochester Telephone in many position including corporate economist and forecaster, rate case expert and positions in business research and marketing. He served as founding committee chairman of RICA’s (Rural Independents Competitive Alliance) marketing committee and served three years.
In 1993, Paul began an 11-year career with telecommunications consulting firm JSI. While at JSI, Paul directed the Management Services Department, focusing on all management and leadership initiatives with its clients.
Paul has actively worked with more than 100 clients based all over the world, including some Fortune 50 companies, in areas such as organizational assessments, strategic and business planning, communications and development of new business lines. He has coached executives, both as individuals and teams, to help them overcome obstacles and find greater success in their work performance and personal lives. Paul is a member of the National Speakers Association and regularly delivers speeches on leadership and communication topics.
Paul holds two undergraduate degrees in English and Economics, and a minor in Mandarin Chinese. He holds an MA in Economics from University of Utah. He also has a Certificate in Executive Coaching from Georgetown University’s Center of Professional Development.
Skills for making change within an organization
Change efforts fail when leaders narrowly look for a single cause behind their persistent problems and then try to implement quick-fix solutions. On the other hand, influencers succeed because they understand that most problems are fed not by a single cause, but by a conspiracy of causes. They merge multiple sources of influence into a strategy that can overpower even the most persistent and resistant problems.
• Measurable Results
• Implement the Vital Behaviors
• Find the Crucial Moments
• Utilize the six sources of influence to overcome persistent and resistant problems
• Avoid being blind and outnumbered
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- 6:30 - 8:00 | Program
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