11/12/20 – inDirect Connect

Featured Presentation ~

From Agony to Ecstasy:
“Unleashing Leadership in the Construction Industry”


November 12th ~ 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.


Organizations face tremendous uncertainty, change, and disruption. Organizations that rely on deep expertise and experience, like the construction industry, face even greater challenges as they deal with the constant need for innovation and the unique characteristics of their workforce. You already have skillfully brilliant people who can cope with the technical side of the challenges, yet they can improve their leadership skills and the way they engage with clients.

In this program, Josef Martens will explore strategies and immediately actionable tools to supercharge our impact and influence as team leaders and in the relationship with your customers.

After this program you will be able to:

  • Improve your leadership and relationship with your clients
  • Improve your business development efforts
  • Get along better within your teams and improve team cohesion
  • Lead your staff more effectively
  • Drive bottom line results

You will walk away with the clear steps needed to complement your technical skills with key skills; often labels as the “soft stuff” (but they’re really the hard stuff!). You will leave Josef’s program with actionable take-aways. Be ready for a pants-out-of-your-seat program. High-energy, highly interactive, and creating real results.


4:00 – 4:05 p.m.  –  Welcoming Remarks – Maryland Construction Network

4:05 – 4:35 p.m.  –  From Agony to Ecstasy: Presentation Part 1

4:35 – 4:45 p.m.  –  Networking Breakout Session # 1

4:45 – 5:00 p.m.  –  From Agony to Ecstasy: Presentation Part 2

5:00 – 5:10 p.m.  –  Networking Breakout Session #2

5:10 – 5:20 p.m.  –  General Contractor Sponsor Presentation

5:20 – 5:30 p.m.  –  Networking  Breakout Session #3

5:30 p.m.               –  Closing Remarks – Maryland Construction Network

Josef Martens PhD CSP

Josef Martens helps organizations move their innovation and strategy efforts from good to great. Having completed his PhD in physics at the University of Cambridge, he was awarded several patents, and ushered a spin-off company through an IOP. Throughout all this, Josef discovered that expertise is vastly overrated, and that other factors matter much more. Josef shares these factors in his keynote and training programs, and he helps individuals and organizations power-up their quest for new solutions: leaders gain impact, influence and innovation.

Over the past two decades, Josef has conducted programs in over 30 countries across six continents. Josef has spoken to corporate Government agencies for associations and on the TEDx stage. His speaking skills have earned him the highest international designation of the National Speakers Association, which has been awarded to only about 700 speakers in the world (and the only one whose TS/SCI security clearance allowed him to bring an inspirational message to several intelligence agencies).

More details about Josef’s background can be found on his LinkedIn Profile and his website.