PMI Keystone Chapter Northeast Branch Networking, Dinner and Event Series
When: Thursday, January 17, 2019; 5:30pm
Where: Marzoni's Brick Oven and Brewing, 26 Montage Mountain Rd, Moosic, PA 18507
Speaker: Kendall Lott
Topic: Managing Motivation: Leadership Lessons from an AT Thru-Hike
Brief Description: Leadership, management, and motivation are not just metaphors, but things that the physicality of an endurance hike can inform…and it comes with beautiful trail pictures. 9 lessons from the trail remind us of how to self-manage and manage teams, all learned from the physicality of the trail. These lessons lead to a realization of a simple technique to manage personal motivation to take on challenges.
Cost: Members must login to receive a $5 discount. Non-members and guests will be charged a nominal $5 fee to attend this event.
Biography for Mr. J. Kendall Lott, President,and CEO of M Powered Strategies, Inc.
With over 20 years of experience in the federal government and as a consultant, Kendall Lott is the CEO/President of M Powered Strategies, Inc, a change management consulting firm in Washington DC that supports organizations in public service. His professional background includes government service as a Presidential Management Fellow and as a career civil servant at the Departments of Agriculture and Justice, as well as service as a Peace Corps Volunteer (Micronesia). His government consulting career has taken him for extensive tours in Jordan, India and Malaysia. His professional interests and experiences are in economic analysis of projects, business process reengineering and design, organizational change management, program design, and coaching.
A certified Project Management Professional (PMP®), he has served as a volunteer with Washington DC Chapter of the Project Management Institute (PMIWDC) for over a decade, and was an active member of the board for 8 years. His volunteer roles include executive management, as he has been the COO and CEO of PMIWDC, the Executive Director of the Project Management Day of Service, the Chairman of the Board of the PM4Change non-profit organization, and the host and producer of the PM Point of View® podcast. He has won volunteer leadership awards with PMI at the regional and national level. In 2017, he completed a thru-hike of the 2,189-mile Appalachian Trail.
Kendall is a Gallup certified StrengthFinders® coach, and holds a Master of International Relations from the School of Global Policy and Strategy at the University of California, San Diego, and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Political Science from Indiana University, Bloomington.