Transforming Project Manager to Leader


January 08, 2019
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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Brother John's BBQ
1801 N Stone Ave
Tucson, AZ 85705
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5:30pm - Doors Open and Registration
6:00pm - Dinner/Networking
6:30pm - Presentation Starts
7:30pm - Presentation Ends

PDU Value: 1 (Leadership)

Topic: Transforming Project Manager to Leader

In spite of the significant technical advancements in the Project Management Profession, research studies still show an increase in project failures, emphasizing the importance of the Project Manager’s role as a “Leader”. Although there are extensive course offerings for Project Management training, the global offering of real?world and effective leadership development for Project Managers has been slow to emerge.

Years of experience has shown that the goal of gaining forward-thinking leadership skills and making the psychological changes vital to becoming an effective “Leader” is within reach of most Project Managers.

Earl Cobb will facilitate a lively discussion on the value of leadership in today’s complex project environments and what it takes to be both a Project Manager and an effective Project Leader.


Speaker Bio: Earl Cobb

Earl Cobb is a retired Technology Executive, Author and Speaker on Leadership and Achieving Peak Performance. His 34-year corporate career includes Executive, General Management, Operations Management, Project/Program Management and Technology Development roles. Former leadership positions include Director of Engineering for the ELDEC Corporation; Senior Program Manager and Vice President of Radio Systems Operations for Motorola, Inc.; Vice President of Operations and Corporate Vice President of Enterprise Process Development for the Reynolds and Reynolds Company; Senior Technology Manager and Head of Data Center Management for Wells Fargo Bank; and President and CEO of MedContrax, Inc.

Earl is a former Adjunct Professor of Leadership & Organizational Behavior and Small Business Management for Keller Graduate School of Management of DeVry University. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from Tennessee State University and Master’s Degree in Engineering from Arizona State University. He has also completed graduate management studies at the Sloan School of Management at MIT, Stanford University’s Graduate School of   Business and the Center for Creative Leadership. He is the author of eight published books, including his bestselling books, "Focused Leadership: What You Can Do Today to Become a More Effective Leader" and "The Leadership Advantage: Do More. Lead More. Earn More”. His latest book titled, “Driving Ultimate Project Performance: Transforming from Project Manager to Project Leader” was released in March 2018.

Earl is currently the CEO and Managing Partner of Richer Life, LLC, a 10-year old professional services company that specializes in peak performance management, leadership development consulting and scholastic print & digital media development. Earl and his wife, Dr. Charlotte Grant-Cobb, currently reside in Phoenix, Arizona. He is an active member of both the Phoenix and Tucson PMI Chapters




$5.00 Chapter Member (advance registration)
$10.00 Chapter Member (at the door)

$5.00 Partner Organization (advance registration)
$10.00 Partner Organization (at the door)

$0.00 Unemployed

$15.00 Plated Dinner (Tucson)

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