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Running to Leadership: The New Type T Project Manager

Running to Leadership: The New Type T Project Manager

Member Webex Meeting

Topic: Running to Leadership: The New Type T Project Manager

Presenter: Anthony R. Reed, CPA, PMP Biography



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Event Properties

Event Date 10-08-2022 9:00 am
Event End Date 10-08-2022 5:00 pm
Cut off date 10-08-2022 9:00 am
Individual Price $75.00
No. of Leadership PDUs 8



Running to Leadership: The New Type T Project Manager

Did you know that there’s a direct link between managers and marathoners? They’re both Type T’s. Managers are “mental” Type T’s. And marathoners are “physical” Type T’s. And Type T’s are thrill seekers. They thrive off of taking calculated risks to achieve a goal. Successful endurance athletes and business managers exhibit the same characteristics to thrive. They manage change by taking calculated risks and gradually expanding their comfort zones. This is how a miler becomes a marathoner and an individual contributor becomes a successful manager. They must incorporate change, manage risk, and motivate people to go up hill at a time when they want to quit. All of this must be achieved in a stressful, challenging business environment. Preparing for and completing a marathon is the perfect backdrop for examining the problems and challenges faced by today’s business leaders. While all certified marathons are the same distance, the dangers, terrain, altitude, and weather offer unique and varying challenges. You quickly learn that hills build character. - Running up and down 3,600 steps during the Great Wall Marathon is like managing a 3,600-task project schedule. - Fighting through the Antarctica Marathon’s bitter cold relates to setting realistic project goals and self motivation. - Encountering predators on Kenya’s Lewa SafriCom Marathon course is like managing project risks and mitigation. Whether you’re in a high-pressured meeting or encountering predators on Kenya’s high attitude Lewa SafriCom Marathon course, you must be a fast thinker. You won’t have the luxury to conduct research on the internet, call a consultant, or read a book. You must be able to react quickly to make critical decisions with limited information. The manager should weigh the advantages of a short-term sprint with finishing in the long run. You must become a marathoner, who successfully uses their knowledge to mentally and physically push towards new limits. The presenter implemented a $12 million IT project for $2.6 million. He shares his experiences as a corporate IT executive and finisher of over one hundred 26.2-mile marathons to show you methods to lead people using marathon techniques and strategies. He’s is also one of fewer than 300 people in the world to have completed a marathon on all seven continents, including Antarctica. You’ll learn how to - Motivate yourself and your team members without a budget. - Manage stress. - Embrace fear and risk to move outside your comfort zone. - Develop leaders and staff members.


Anthony Reed

CPA, PMP Biography

Anthony Reed, CPA, PMP is a business professional, award winning documentary director, and two-time national hall of fame marathoner with over thirty years in project management and executive positions. His area of expertise has been analyzing and implementing business applications. He’s led multi-million dollar, international projects and departments for Fortune 500 and international companies. His professional and athletic exploits have been featured on TV and radio programs and in major newspapers and publications around the world. This includes the PMI Today, the Journal of Accountancy, ESPN, Runner’s World, Southern Living, Go, Ebony, and Runner-Triathlete News. His two graduate degrees are in management and accounting. His undergraduate degrees are in management and mathematics. He’s certified in accounting (CPA), project management (PMP), and supply chain management and taught collegiate project management, systems analysis, database design, accounting, and management courses. He served on the Board of Directors for Running USA, the Dallas Marathon, software firms, and various local and national nonprofit organizations. He has spoken at national and international project management, accounting, and technology conferences. He has six books and over fifty articles published in magazines, such as ComputerWorld, Datamation, and Runner’s World. His latest book, an autobiography, is From the Road Race to the Rat Race. The third edition of his best seller, Running to Leadership: What Finishing 100+ Marathons On All Seven Continents Teaches Us About Success, will be available this fall. As a Certified Distance Running Coach, history making marathoner, and National Distance Running Hall of Fame inductee, he’s one of about fifty people in the world, who completed the marathon hat trick, which consists of completing (1) over 100 marathons and marathons on (2) all seven continents and (3) in fifty States. His journeys were chronicled in his book, Running Shoes Are Cheaper Than Insulin: Marathon Adventures On All Seven Continents. This book, along with his running clothes and other artifacts from his world history making marathon, are with Washington DC’s Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture. Anthony combined his love of distance running, history, and travel to write, produce, and direct the ninety-minute documentary entitled Breaking Three Hours: Trailblazing African-American Women Marathoners. He’s also the CEO of Caribbean Endurance Sports Corp. where he worked with nations of Bermuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Cayman Islands, and Jamacia to coordinate the Five-Island Challenge – Marathons, Half Marathons, and Combothon.