Horses and leadership? Horses and software? They have nothing to do with each other, right? Why is this even on the program? When I first started riding
a few years ago, I would have agreed. I saw the two as mutually exclusive. Work was something I did to afford my riding, and riding was something I
did to recharge after working.
However, I now see them as two sides of the same coin. What I learn in the saddle I bring with me to the whiteboard, and the challenges I experience with
my clients are often solved in the arena. I have spent over a decade watching the leaders of great companies struggle with trying to channel the energy
of their employees, to redirect their “herd” through organizational growth and changes, and at the end of the day feel defeated and overwhelmed when
the pressure they apply doesn’t work. But over the last 6 years, I have watched great trainers and horsemen easily convince the most uncooperative
of horses to give to their seat and want to join up without even a look. There is much in the wisdom of these great equestrian role models that we
need to translate from the barnyard to the boardroom.
In this session, you will learn how the rules of horsemanship; consistency, patience, trust, and leadership versus management and breaking out of the ‘always
done what we’ve always done’; can be applied to business and technology challenges. Examples of how to approach your cultural and change leadership
challenges from a different perspective can make your firm more effective and your job easier. Whether you consider yourself a cowboy or have never
touched a horse, these lessons will help you become a stronger leader and better herd mate.
Saddling up to Leadership: Lessons in Change Leadership From Great Horseman
Session EX – 06
Tuesday, October 24 | 4:40 PM – 5:40 PM
Deltek Insight is the single largest annual conference for project-focused professionals. With over 3000 attendees and hundreds of sessions, this four-day
multi-track event offers users the ability to learn, share and network with their peers and industry leaders. Join CCG at our booth (9A/9B) in the
Expo Hall or attend one of the many sessions we are participating in.
About the Author: Pamela Ingram
Pam is CCG’s Director of Strategic Services. She has spent the last 15 years working with ERP clients, serving as implementation manager on more than
500 new, large-scale implementations. For the past decade, Pam has specialized in coaching firms to become more efficient both in their use of Deltek
Vision and their internal business processes. Prior to joining CCG in 2003, Pam worked in the A/E industry, specializing in Marketing, Operations and
Project Management. She holds a certificate in Business Analysis from the University of Minnesota and is currently pursuing her master’s degree in
Organizational Innovation and Change Leadership. Pam is the author of “They’re So Cute When They’re New” a blog focused on leadership and change. In
her time outside of work, Pam rides and shows her three Appaloosa horses.