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Localized Webinar: Why People Skills are More Important than Ever with Matt Kohut and Dan LeClair

DATE: Thursday, 8 December 2022

TIME: 11:00 AM EST


Projects are the basis for meeting objectives at work. In all industries, project management emphasizes control, processes and tools. What Matt Kohut, the co-author of the new book, The Smart Mission: NASA’s Lessons for Managing Knowledge, People, and Projects. learned by interviewing the leadership at NASA, is how human skills and expertise have a bigger impact than technical tools when it comes to running successful projects.

This session, moderated by Dan LeClair, thought leader in management education and CEO of the Global Business School Network (GBSN), will explore the impact of learning, collaboration, teaming, communication and company culture–drawing on lessons from the book. This session will dive into getting things done, learning together and the three key components: people, knowledge and projects.

About the Speaker

Matthew Kohut is the managing partner of KNP Communications and co-author of Compelling People: The Hidden Qualities that Make Us Influential. He has coached public figures for events from live television appearances to TED talks, and served as a communications consultant for organizations including NASA, the Department of Energy, and Harvard University. He has taught at George Washington University and held a fellowship at Bennington College. His writing has appeared in publications ranging from Newsweek to Harvard Business Review.

About the Moderator

Dan LeClair is the CEO of the Global Business School Network (GBSN). Prior to GBSN, Dan was an Executive Vice President at AACSB International, an association and accrediting organization that serves some 1,600 business schools in more than 100 countries. His experience at AACSB includes two and half years as Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer, seven years as Chief Operating Officer, and five years as Chief Knowledge Officer.

Widely recognized as a thought leader in management education, Dan is the author of over 80 research reports, articles, and blogs, and has delivered more than 170 presentations in 30 countries. As a lead spokesperson for reform and innovation in management education, Dan has been frequently cited in a wide range of US and international newspapers, magazines, and professional publications, including the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, New York Times, China Daily, Forbes, Fast Company, and The Economist.