Jerry Manas is the author of Managing the Gray Areas (RMC Publications, January 2008) and the international bestseller Napoleon on Project Management (Nelson Business, April 2006), and co-author of 42 Rules for Creating WE (Superstar Press, August 2009). His work, which is at the crossroads of organizational development and project management, has been cited by management guru Tom Peters and highlighted in a variety of publications, including Leadership Excellence, The National Post, The Globe and Mail, The Chicago Sun Times, and The Houston Chronicle. He has written numerous articles and appeared on radio programs nationwide with the release of his first book, which Kirkus Reviews called, "The ultimate case study in effective project management."
Through his consulting company, The Marengo Group, Jerry helps organizations and teams establish the identity, culture, and communication necessary for breakthrough performance. A self-described organizational architect, he examines this across three domains: people, process, and technology. This results in:
Centering his work on the core principles of simplicity, engagement, and trust, Jerry is passionate about helping leaders create energized teams that are aligned and focused toward shared goals. Jerry is co-founder of the popular leadership and project management blog site, PMThink!, and a founding member of The Creating We Institute, an international group of critical thinkers dedicated to harvesting new forms of engagement and innovation in the workforce. In addition to his extensive consulting career, he has managed numerous large-scale, global programs spanning Europe, Asia/Pacific, Latin America, and North America.
An influential voice in the online project management and leadership space, Jerry is also a founding member of the Project Management Institute's New Media Council, and helped lead the creation of PMI's international standards for Program and Portfolio Management.
With an endless curiosity, a passion for research, and a deep interest in multiple disciplines, including history, science, philosophy, and more, he often writes on lessons gained from unexpected places and frequently speaks on the topic to business leaders and university students.
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