Jerry Manas is an internationally best-selling author, speaker, and consultant. He is frequently cited by leading voices in the world of business, including legendary management guru Tom Peters (“In Search of Excellence”), who often references Manas’s bestselling book Napoleon on Project Management for its insights on simplicity and character, and Pat Williams, Senior VP of the Orlando Magic, who called Manas’s book Managing the Gray Areas “a new path for leaders.”
Jerry’s latest book is The Resource Management and Capacity Planning Handbook (McGraw-Hill), which Judith E. Glaser, noted author of Conversational Intelligence, touted as “the first book dedicated to what is essentially the drivetrain of organizations—the effective use of its people toward its most important activities.” He also co-authored the bestseller, 42 Rules for Creating WE with Glaser, which Angela Ahrendts, CEO of Burberry, called “today’s greatest guide for team success.”
As Director of Customers Success & Learning Services for leading resource planning and portfolio management firm, PDWare, Jerry helps clients maximize their organizational people resources, leading to a greater capacity to innovate, a more value-focused and productive workforce, and an increased ability to adapt to change. He is a popular speaker at events around the world, speaking on resource planning, organizational change, lessons from history, and other topics.
In addition to his writing, consulting, and keynotes, Jerry has lectured at universities worldwide, including the Fox Business School at Temple University, Drexel University, Penn State, the University of Iceland, and more. In addition, he is a founding member of The Creating We Institute, an international thought leadership community dedicated to fostering WE-centric thinking in organizations through research in neuroscience and positive psychology. He was also a founding member of the Project Management Institute’s New Media Council, created to boost PMI’s presence and awareness with regard to new media, and served on the leadership team for the first editions of PMI’s international standards for portfolio and program management.
Jerry's work has been highlighted in a variety of publications, including the Houston Chronicle, Chicago Sun Times, National Post, Globe and Mail, Huffington Post, and others, and he has appeared on radio and TV internationally. Follow him on Twitter @jerrymanas or visit his website at www.jerrymanas.com.