The book includes insights from the following experts:

  • Alessandra Cimatti, Marketing and Presentation Consultant/ Trainer
  • Anastasia Pryanikova, Founder/ Member
  • Alex Cequea, Owner and Editor in Chief of iPhone Life Magazine
  • Alex Rister, Instructor and Chair of Public Speaking
  • Angela Definis, CEO
  • Anthony Iannarino, Entrepreneur, Speaker, Author, and Coach
  • Alexi Kapterev, CEO/ Founder
  • Ardath Albee, B2B Content Marketing Strategist
  • Ben Decker, CEO
  • Mitch Joel, President, Twist Image
  • Andrea Waltz, Author
  • Anne Warfield, CEO
  • Bronwyn Ritchie, Founder, Curator, Author, Speech Coach
  • Chip Eichelberger, Motivational Keynote Speaker
  • Ed Brodow, CEO
  • Gary Guwe, Lead Trainer
  • George Torok, Speech Coach for Executives
  • Gini Dietrich, CEO
  • Ian Brodies, Managing Director
  • Jane Atkinson, Author
  • Jeremy Donovan, Principal
  • Jim Anderson, President
  • Rich Watts, UK Business Speaker of the Year, 2012
  • Terry Gault, Managing Partner and VP of Services
  • Troy Chollar, President and Co-founder
  • Paul J. Radich, Master Trainer
  • Matt Heinz, President
  • Lisa B. Marshall, Professional Development
  • Charles H. Green, CEO/ Founder
  • Dan Waldschmidt, Managing Partner
  • Colleen Francis, Founder and President
  • Dave Kurlan, CEO
  • Conor Neill, Professor
  • Dave Paradi, Presentation Expert, Author, Speaker
  • Dave Stein, Competitive Sales Strategist, Columnist, Author, Angel Investor
  • Garr Reynolds, Communications Consultant and Author
  • David Meerman Scott, Marketing and Sales Strategist
  • Gary Genard PH.d, President
  • Deborah Shames and David Booth, Co-founders
  • Janice Tomich, Executive Communication Coach
  • Ellen Finkelstein, Owner
  • Joey Asher, President
  • John Zimmer, Speaker, Consultant, and Trainer
  • Keenan, CEO
  • Dustin Mathews, Speaker Coach of the Year
  • Dan McDade, President and CEO

Presenting With Power was generously sponsored by ClearSlide.

Gartner predicted a massive sea change in the world of project management—a change that is forcing project managers into a greater leadership role and requiring them to work closely with senior executives. With the generous support of Workfront, we reached out to 40 top Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) professionals and asked them the following question:

Please share a remarkable leadership secret that had a major impact on an enterprise project you have managed. Please tell the story and the results that you achieved.

We received a range of insightful answers that paint a picture of an industry in transition. The essays in this book roughly break down into three categories. Several of the practitioners focused on the new relationship that project leaders need to forge with senior management, how to understand their concerns and communicate with them in any way that works. Many PPM experts wrote about leading change and getting teams to work together in new ways. Finally, many of our experts wrote about specific leadership techniques that have helped them clear hurdles and remove obstacles.

Making the shift from project management to project leadership isn’t easy, but the rewards can be significant. We hope the collective wisdom and hard-learned lessons contained in these pages will inspire you and help you take your own teams to a higher level.