Michael Dobson’s career path includes Dungeons and Dragons; the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum; and the creation of the Good Samaritan Medal.
Michael talks about how he started with a deck of skills that included writing, theater, and project management played that hand in a variety of different settings: as a marketing director; a writer; a teacher and the go-to guy for managing complex projects and de-coding office politics.
Recently, he’s been sharing his perspectives on how to imagine problems differently in a series called Side Wise Thinking. He talks about the power of being unrealistic; being chutzpahdik (that’s the adjective form of chutzpah) and how career paths go up and down but always forward.
Who is Michael Dobson?
MICHAEL SINGER DOBSON is an internationally known project management consultant, author, and lecturer. He’s the author of twenty books on various aspects of project management, office politics, organizational dynamics, and personal growth. A popular seminar leader and keynote speaker, Dobson brings a practical real-world background, good humor, and a dynamic personal style to make his topics come alive.
His book ENLIGHTENED OFFICE POLITICS (with Deborah Dobson) was named one of LIBRARY JOURNAL’s Top 100 Business Books for 2001. His novels FOX ON THE RHINE and MACARTHUR’S WAR (both with Douglas NIles) were both selections of the Military Book Club. His simulation game BATTLESYSTEM (also with Doug Niles) won the H. G. Wells Award.
Where can you find Michael Dobson?
Michael’s daily blog SideWise Thinking can be found at: http://sidewiseinsights.blogspot.com/
You can also contact Michael at http://www.linkedin.com/in/dobsonmichael