Leadership Keynote – Washington DC PMI Symposium

September 9, 2016 all-day
Conference Center at Maritime Institute
8661 Leesburg Pike
Vienna, VA 22182

History Lessons

“If I only knew then what I know now.” “You can learn from my mistakes or make your own.” “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” Most of us have said or heard these words. As leaders we sometimes believe our challenges are unique, our society is more complex, and our generation is different from any other generation. The truth is that while times change, people don’t.

Consider this quotation: “The children now love luxury; they have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise.” It may sound thoroughly modern, but Socrates made this observation in the 4th Century B.C.

We can learn a great deal from those who have gone before us, and we can apply that knowledge to become better leaders and project managers. History is full of teachable moments. In this presentation Ron shares lessons from some of these moments that can help make you more successful.

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