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KIPMI Chapter Meeting - November 17, 2015 - Convincing the bear - Influence without authority

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  Michael Nir

Founder and President

Sapir Consulting



After hiking towards a glacier in Denali National Park Alaska, we were making camp near a small lake. Suddenly I heard my friend saying “Michael there’s a bear here, it is on this side of the lake”. And there he was, a ‘young’ 300 PoundGrizzly no more than 10 feet away… Influencing a bear in the Alaskan outback is quite similar to handling the bears or rather stakeholders of the modern organization – both have their own agenda, and will have you for lunch if they think it serves their interests and appetites.


In this presentation we learn best practices for leading and influencing without authority, including the three essentials model: stakeholder leadership, team orientation and individual adjustment. Do you have the proper toolset to influence the bears when you lack the authority?


After Michael’s presentation you will be able to:

  • Use your personal power to lead and influence without authority
  • Align your leadership with the team situation
  • Make individual adjustments to influence through difficult project and business situations


Professional Bio:

Michael Nir (SAFe SPC, PMP, MSc, BSc )- President of Sapir Consulting, is a management consultant, Agile coach, speaker and author. He has been helping organizations overcome business challenges and deliver value, for over 16 years. Michael is passionate about Gestalt theory and practice, which complements his civil and industrial engineering background and contributes to his understanding of individual and team dynamics in business. Michael authored 11 bestsellers on Influencing, Agile, Teams, and Leadership. His experience includes significant know-how in the telecoms, hi-tech, banking, R&D environments and petrochemical and infrastructure industries. He develops creative and innovative solutions in Agile project and product management, process improvement, leadership, and team building.


Date: Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Time: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Location: Big Spring Country Club, Louisville
PDUs: 1
Advance Fees:

$27 includes speaker and hot meal

$18 for KIPMI members


Free parking is available



Advance registration closes

Monday, 11/16, 5:00p Eastern


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Total Members 800
New Members Added 14
PMP® Members 618
CAPM® Members 4
PgMP® Members 2
PMI-SP® Members 0
PMI-RMP® Members 0
PMI-ACP® Members 12
PfMP® Members 0
PMI-PBA® Members 0

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