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People and Projects Podcast: Project Management Podcast

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Leadership and Project Management Interviews and Insights from Andy Kaufman, PMP


305 | (Video) Do You Consider Yourself a Handy Person?
Oct 17 • 1 min
Do you consider yourself a handy person around the house? Good with math? A good test taker? It’s been a jam-packed speaking season, but in this short video, I share a quick lesson we need to hear.
304 | Preparing Your Career For the Future, with author Michael Solomon
Sep 26 • 49 min
Something we all need to wrestle with is this: how are we preparing ourselves for the future? With the continuing advancements in AI and automation, how can you continue to set yourself up to be relevant in a future of disruptions? Michael Solomon joins…
303 | Project Management Career Advice for Women—and Men—with Elise Stevens
Sep 19 • 32 min
My friend, Elise Stevens, is a great inspiration in PM advocacy for women. I’m sure the insights she’ll share today will be helpful to all of us.
302 | Accelerate Your Career By Being a Better Problem-Finder, with author Thomas Wedell-Wedellsborg
Aug 27 • 44 min
I’m joined today by Thomas Wedell-Wedellsborg, author of a new book entitled What’s Your Problem? Learn more about Thomas and his book at wedellsblog.com/. Join us for the same project management program we deliver around the world! Learn more at…
301 | What Brutal Honesty Is—And Isn’t—and Why It’s More Important Than Ever, with Peter Kozodoy
Aug 20 • 45 min
Today’s episode, Peter Kozodoy helps us see that a big part of brutal honesty is seeing things honestly. Peter has a new book entitled Honest to Greatness: How Today’s Greatest Leaders Use Brutal Honesty to Achieve Massive Success. Learn more about Peter…
300 | Five Things I Want You To Know From The First 300 Episodes
Aug 13 • 10 min
We’re celebrating 19 years in business, for which we’re immensely thankful. And, with this, we’re celebrating episode 300 today! I hear from listeners almost every day and I love it! How about you and I connect on LinkedIn? Go to…
299 | How to Give Your Employees Their Brains Back Through Outrageous Empowerment, with author Ron Lovett
Jul 21 • 48 min
One of the challenges we face is scale. Inevitably, we’re faced with bigger challenges, larger teams, more complexity, and—as we do that—we start to get in our own way. We become the bottlenecks ourselves, or we allow an insidious swamp of policies and…
298 | The Art of Being Indispensable at Work, with author Bruce Tulgan
Jul 15 • 44 min
“I think the biggest Achilles heel of wanting to be an indispensable go-to person is trying to be everything to everyone. And so, you want to be a go-to person, everyone wants to be a go-to person. But there’s a problem with being a go-to person which is…
297 | Want to Grow As a Leader? How to Build a Peer Coaching Community, with author Glain Roberts-McCabe
Jul 6 • 53 min
“I know for me I have a hard time asking for help. A lot of it was, in my family, independence was priced. That’s how you got rewarded for my parents, being able to do stuff on your own. It’s kind of ingrained in me. I’m better now than I used to be, but…
296 | Power, Privilege, and the Path Forward for Leaders, with author Sylvia Ann Hewlett
Jun 18 • 33 min
“I do think we need to distinguish between the Harvey Weinstein of this world and say, Al Franken. There’s a world of difference there. And I think many corporations of this year, as they are creating a more evolved and mature approach to how to deal with…
295 | Author Don Moore Says You Can Make Better Decisions. Wanna Bet?
Jun 13 • 61 min
“Let’s consider the opposite strategy is the most useful general-purpose, effective debiasing strategy that we have yet uncovered.” -Don Moore
294 | The Unapologetic Leader’s Guide to Empowering Everyone Around You, with Harvard’s Frances Frei
Jun 3 • 48 min
“So we have to do is set high standards for people; now that will make sense I want you to thrive, I’m going to set high standards. But I also have to get you to understand, I have to reveal my deep devotion to your success.” -Frances Frei
293 | How to Break Away from Overworking, Overdoing, and Underliving, with author Celeste Headlee
May 27 • 45 min
The global pause created by COVID-19 will eventually be over, and it will be easy to go back to the same habits that were exhausting you before it. Celeste Headlee joins us to talk about her new book Do Nothing. Special thanks to University of…
292 | How to Become the Leader You Would Follow, with FranklinCovey’s Scott Jeffrey Miller
May 20 • 51 min
Check Out the Project Management Certificate Program at UC Irvine This episode is sponsored by , who has been developing adult learners for over half a century. UC Irvine has a that is available to you, regardless of whether you’re in their…
291 | It’s a Stressful Time. Here’s What You Can Do for You and Your Team, with author Carole Osterweil
May 15 • 49 min
Stress making you feel like you and your team are in a fog? Here’s help; Carole Osterweil joins us to talk about her book entitled “Project Delivery, Uncertainty and Neuroscience.”
290 | Cracking the Leadership Code for Project Managers, with author Alain Hunkins
May 6 • 50 min
I like to think of leading a bit like cooking or playing golf—it’s not something most of us will ever master—we’re just trying to burn less dishes or to improve our scores, so to speak, as we continue this wonderful journey of leadership. In this episode,…
289 | Learning to Lead and Deliver—Like a Child, with In Awe author John O’Leary
Apr 30 • 48 min
John is the author of a new book entitled In Awe. It’s a book I highly recommend, and look forward to hearing from you after you listen to this episode. Also: Check out the Project Management Certificate Program at UC Irvine This episode is sponsored by…
288 | (Video) What’s Your Dam Problem?
Apr 29 • 2 min
Total Duration 2:19 Download episode 288 What’s Holding You Back? We often miss the fact that we hold back our own progress. Let’s use this time well for reflection, learning, and growth. Let’s Stay In Touch! What are some things you’ve seen block…
287 | A Green Beret’s Advice About Job Transition, with author Herb Thompson
Apr 22 • 37 min
People listening to this episode years from now will still face the same reality: going through the process of looking for a new job is challenging, especially if you’re looking to transition from one industry to another. But hey, we’re project managers!…
286 | The Power of Character Strengths for Leading Teams and Projects, with Ruth Pearce
Apr 15 • 56 min
In this episode, you’ll hear Ruth talk about her book Be a Project Motivator. This episode is sponsored by the University of California Irvine Continuing Education, who has been developing adult learners for over half a century. UC Irvine has a Project…
285 | Agile for Non-Software Teams, with Gil Broza
Apr 1 • 45 min
This episode is sponsored by the 120VC Project Leadership Program, led by my friend J. Scott from 120VC. Want to learn more about agile? Then you don’t want to miss this episode. Tune in!
284 | How to Have Conversations With Even The Most Difficult People, with author Peter Boghossian
Mar 26 • 61 min
It’s a book about influence, conversations, and so much more. I can’t wait to share this discussion with you. This episode is sponsored by the 120VC Project Leadership Program, led by my friend J. Scott. J’s Project Leadership Program is a practical…
283 | The Question The StrengthsFinder Author Wants You To Ask
Mar 19 • 28 min
Tom Rath joins us for episode 283 to talk about his newest book entitled Life’s Great Question: Discover How You Contribute to the World. This episode is sponsored by the University of California Irvine Continuing Education, who has been developing adult…
282 | What Gets In The Way of Agreement (And What To Do About It), with author Jonah Berger
Mar 12 • 34 min
In this episode, you can earn free PDUs while getting evidence-based insights from Jonah Berger. He join us talk about his new book The Catalyst: How To Change Anyone’s Mind. This episode is sponsored by the University of California Irvine Continuing…
281 | (Video) What To Do With Your Slackers and Jerks
Feb 17 • 3 min
I just wrapped up the first day of our 2-day Essentials of Project Management workshop at one of my favorite biotech clients. A topic that came up today is how to deal with team members that suffer from bad morale. Of course there are no easy answers, but…
280 | (Video) Is This Influence or Manipulation?
Feb 9 • 2 min
I just wrapped up another week of workshops and keynotes. In this 3-minute snippet, I share a thought from our keynote entitled Developing Your Ability to Influence (Even When You Don’t Have Authority). Let Me Hear From You! I’d love to hear from you! How…
279 | (Video) How to Help Them Understand What’s In Scope
Jan 31 • 1 min
Getting a shared understanding of what’s in (and out) of scope is critical for successfully delivering our projects. In this 2-minute snippet, I share some thoughts from an exam prep class I taught today. Let Me Hear From You! I’d love to hear from you!…
278 | All You Have To Do Is Make The Ask, with author Wayne Baker
Jan 14 • 46 min
What is one thing that, if you did it more often, and encouraged your team to do it more often as well, would make a significant difference in your success, personally and with your projects? Earn more free PDUs? No, you are doing that right now! Dr.…
277 | What That Argument Is Really About
Jan 8 • 2 min
Total Duration 2:30 Download episode 277 We Often Aren’t Clear What the Argument Is About “Though many arguments seem to be about matters of substance, they’re often just disagreements about the meanings of words.” That’s from Peter Boghossian, and I’m…
276 | Why Are We Yelling? Author Buster Benson on How to Have Productive Disagreements
Dec 24, 2019 • 44 min
Our guest today, Buster Benson, suggests that productive disagreements is the most important meta-skill to develop. Buster is the author of the new book Why Are We Yelling? The Art of Productive Disagreement. I consider it a must-read book and look…
275 | Turning Stakeholders and Team Members Into Fans, with author David Meerman Scott
Dec 18, 2019 • 51 min
What if you could turn your stakeholders into fans of what your team is creating? Further, what if your team members were walking billboards for your company and your products? The science around fandom might just be more relevant to you than initially…
274 | The Fearless and Irreverent Project Manager, with author J. Scott
Nov 27, 2019 • 49 min
It’s not about having the perfect risk register format. It’s about fostering a culture that allows risks to be talked about and dealt with. My guest today is J. Scott, author of The Irreverent Guide to Project Management.
273 | Spy Skills for Project Managers, with former CIA spy Jason Hanson
Nov 22, 2019 • 31 min
Though you and I aren’t spies—or at least that’s our story and we’re sticking with it—there are lessons that can be applied by those of us who are responsible for leading teams and projects.
272 | (Video) The Story You Want to Tell Your Grandkids
Nov 15, 2019 • 4 min
Two people. Both go through stressful situations. One seems to go through it well. The other crumbles. Why is that? I’m wrapping up a 2-week speaking tour in Europe with UN leaders. In this 3-minute video (plus a quick blooper), I share a lesson about…
271 | (Video) What a Tour Guide Taught Me About Influence
Nov 11, 2019 • 3 min
This tour guide was so good I almost wanted to move to Turino. I’m on a two week speaking tour in Europe with the UN. In this brief video, I share a lesson about influence from our tour guide in Turin, Italy. Let Me Hear From You! I’d love to hear from…
270 | (Video) One Idea for the Crazy Busy
Oct 22, 2019 • 3 min
It’s not a newsflash that most of us need more sleep. The question is “How?” One of our most-requested keynotes is called Help for the Crazy Busy. In this brief video, I share a story and lesson related to the keynote and sleep. Let Me Hear From You! I’d…
269 | How to Be an Indistractable Leader, with bestselling author Nir Eyal
Oct 10, 2019 • 49 min
In this discussion with Nir, you’ll get an insightful look at what distraction is and what’s really causing it—spoiler alert—it’s not just the tech we’re surrounded by. Nir will make it clear why just banning all tech and going back to brick phone is not…
268 | Getting People To Think Your Idea Is Their Idea, with Oren Klaff
Sep 28, 2019 • 62 min
Maybe not by title, but by role, we’re all project managers. It’s a basic skill set we all need. In this episode, we talk with Oren Klaff about his newest book, Flip the Script: Getting People to Think Your Idea Is Their Idea.
267 | (Video) How Do You Reduce The Waste Around You?
Sep 26, 2019 • 2 min
Wasted time. Wasted energy. Wasted stress. In our project and organizational environments, we’re surrounded by waste. In this < 3-minute video, I share some thoughts from a recent keynote to a group of global leaders regarding agile. When you look at the…
266 | How to Solve Any Problem and Make the Best Decisions by Shifting Creative Mindsets, with Michael Roberto
Sep 12, 2019 • 41 min
Managers often say that they want their teams to be creative—to think outside the box—so to speak. Yet when the creative ideas are presented, the leaders effectively shut them down. We’re joined again today by one of my favorite guests, Mike Roberto.…
265 | (Video) Is Project Management Just Dumb Luck?
Aug 30, 2019 • 3 min
Is project management “the art of creating the illusion that any outcome is the result of a series of predetermined, deliberate acts when, in fact, it was dumb luck”? In Harold Kerzner’s classic book on project management, he suggests that many companies…
264 | (Video) One of the Fastest Ways To Accelerate Your Growth
Aug 20, 2019 • 2 min
Are there shortcuts? It’s a rare week that goes by without seeing a post here on LinkedIn reminding us that success is a game of grit and grind, hard work and perseverance, and all of that is true. But are there shortcuts? In this brief video, I share a…
263 | (Video) First Rule of Conflict? Don’t Make it Worse
Jul 31, 2019 • 1 min
Hey, you know that conflict you have going on? It’s a pain, right? Sucking the life out of you, perhaps? I spoke with a group of leaders today at a Chicago company that I love. One idea during our discussion? When faced with conflict, keep a laser focus…
262 | (Video) How to Destroy a Team In Under 2 Years
Jul 23, 2019 • 3 min
Is it possible for someone in a leadership position to nearly destroy a company in less than 2 years? Yep. The leader at one of my clients eventually got walked out, but not before leaving the company stripped of some of their best people (and leaving the…
261 | Jack of All Trades or Specialize Early? Project Managers and Leaders Need Range, with author David Epstein
Jul 15, 2019 • 56 min
David Epstein joins Andy to talk about his amazing book Range. Is it better to be a specialist? Or a jack of all trades? This is an engaging discussion with a remarkable author. It’s one of our favorite books to recommend to people that are thinking about…
260 | (Video) How To Respond When You Mess Up
Jul 12, 2019 • 3 min
I flew out to Baltimore Thursday night to deliver an early Friday morning keynote. As it turns out, there was a mixup with company contracted to take me to the venue. In this brief episode, I share a quick lesson about how the owner of the limo company…
259 | (Video) Encouragement That Goes Unexpressed
Jun 22, 2019 • 2 min
We are surrounded by people who are discouraged. In this under 3-minute video, I share a lesson I learned recently about encouragement and discouragement. Let Me Hear From You! I’d love to hear from you! What do you think about this idea? What’s an…
258 | You Already Have the No—How to Make the Ask, with Kari Mirabal
Jun 11, 2019 • 43 min
As people who are responsible for leading teams and projects, we are often in the position of having to make an ask. In this episode, I share a recent discussion with Kari Mirabal, one of my favorite voices when it comes to networking and…
257 | (Video) Leading For The Next 20 Years, Not The Next 20 Minutes
Jun 5, 2019 • 2 min
“You’re not thinking far enough down the road.” One of the best bosses I ever hated to work used to say that me and my peers. A lot. And the boss was right. Which is why they were one of my best bosses! We’re too easily focused on the short-term at the…
256 | (Video) Leading When No One is Watching
May 31, 2019 • 3 min
Video doorbells give an interesting look at the age-old question: “Who are you when no one is watching?” In this brief video, I talk about a key lesson about leadership: we cast a longer shadow than we often realize. Let Me Hear From You! Hey, this isn’t…
255 | (Video) How to Help Your Good Work to Be Seen
May 13, 2019 • 3 min
Good work should stand on its own. It should. But it doesn’t always, right? In a world that is filled with distractions, how do you make sure your good work gets ‘seen’? In this brief video, I share some ideas for your consideration. Let Me Hear From You!…
254 | (Video) Winning The Hearts of Your Team Members
May 4, 2019 • 2 min
How do you win the hearts of your clients? Win the hearts of your team members. That was the core message of a keynote I delivered this morning to a group of business owners. The idea is straightforward—and so easily missed. We get focused on the customer…
253 | Honoring a Project Management Legacy, with PMI Fellow Lee Lambert
May 1, 2019 • 55 min
In business, it’s one thing to show up on, say, Jim Collins’ list of Built to Last companies in 1994. It’s a whole different thing to still be exemplary decades later. We are joined today by a PMI fellow, Lee Lambert. Learn more about Lee and his work at…
252 | Nine Lies About Work, with Marcus Buckingham
Apr 11, 2019 • 43 min
There are ideas about leadership and management that you and I have learned over the years that sound reasonable. We do them all the time. Surely they must work, right? Maybe they don’t. Or they’re at least wanting for evidence that they’re right. Or, in…
251 | Why Your Company Culture Sucks (and What To Do About It), with author Mike Rognlien
Mar 27, 2019 • 60 min
Your company culture? Yeah, it probably has some problems, right? Since you’re part of it, it’s at least partly your responsibility to help make it better. Mike is the author of a book entitled This Is Now Your Company: A Culture Carrier’s Manifesto.
250 | (Video) The Power of Saying Yes
Mar 21, 2019 • 3 min
Could it be that you are one Yes away from a significant opportunity? 25 years ago today, I had every reason to say No to an opportunity. There was almost no reason to say Yes. And yet that one Yes has provided a career path that I can’t imagine being…
249 | The Way We Do Work Is Screwed Up (Here’s What To Do About It), with author Aaron Dignan
Mar 6, 2019 • 40 min
We’re joined in episode 249 by Aaron Dignan, author of a new book entitled Brave New Work. I put this book in the “must-read” category for anyone interested in organizational culture.
248 | (Video) Try This The Next Time You Face a Ranting Stakeholder
Feb 20, 2019 • 2 min
I know. I know. What I talk about in this video episode will sound crazy at first. But the next time you face a ranting stakeholder, I share one thing to avoid and one thing to try. Special thanks to Dr. Mark Goulston in episode 143 for these ideas. There…
247 | (Video) Two Tips to Making Better Decisions
Feb 16, 2019 • 3 min
Have a decision to make, whether on your projects, about your team, maybe outside of work? There are some predictable reasons why we don’t make better decisions. I’m giving a keynote today in Anaheim, California on the topic, and in this video I share a…
246 | The Surprising Science of Meetings, with author Steven G. Rogelberg
Feb 13, 2019 • 33 min
We’re investing another episode on the topic, to arm you with insights to help set you and your teams up for better meetings. We’re joined in episode 246 by Steven G. Rogelberg, author of a new book entitled The Surprising Science of Meetings. Learn more…
245 | What Your Meetings Say About Your Culture, with the Meeting Maven J. Elise Keith
Feb 6, 2019 • 50 min
We’re going to be talking about how we gather to help you and your teams maximize that time together. In this episode, we talk with the J. Elise Keith, author of the new book Where the Action Is, and I’m excited to introduce you to some ideas in the book.…
244 | (Video) How Do You Deal With Endings?
Feb 2, 2019 • 3 min
How do you deal with endings? This was a week of endings for me. We moved my dad into assisted living. He’s excited about the change. For anyone who has had to go through this with an unwilling parent, I can only imagine how much more trying that is. But…
243 | (Video) Getting Thrown Into the Deep End (How We Really Learn)
Jan 26, 2019 • 3 min
I was never a proponent of throwing one of our young kids into the deep end and saying, “OK, swim!” But could it be that the best way to learn how to lead is to, well, have to lead? We continue our series of short videos to share something that I’ve…
242 | An Easy and Proven Way to Help Leaders Build Good Habits and Break Bad Ones, with author James Clear
Jan 9, 2019 • 45 min
Change your habits and you will, eventually, change your outcomes. In this episode, we talk with the guy I learned that idea from. James Clear is the author of the powerful new book Atomic Habits, and I’m excited to introduce you to some ideas in the…
241 | (Video) When It Doesn’t Feel Like The Most Wonderful Time of the Year
Dec 25, 2018 • 2 min
“It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” Though the Christmas songs may say that, your experience as we end the year may not exactly line up with the sentiment. In this short video, I share a lesson that I’ve learned in the last couple of weeks when it…
240 | (Video) How to Speak Up When It Feels Risky
Dec 21, 2018 • 46 min
In this video episode, we’re joined by Jim Detert from the Darden Business School at the University of Virginia. Jim shares four principles to improve your ability to affect positive change when speaking truth to power.
239 | (Video) What If Every Meeting Was Optional?
Dec 15, 2018 • 3 min
What I Taught Today The last time you said “I love meetings!” was probably, when? Never? Hah! To the contrary, meetings seem like an enormous waste of time in too many situations, right? I recently interviewed Elise Keith about her new book Where The…
238 | (Video) The Mistake We Make When Building Our Network
Dec 9, 2018 • 3 min
What I Taught Today You’re likely making this mistake when building your network. Whether it’s your connections social media or how you build relationships at work or with your projects, left to our own devices we fall into the trap that I learned from…
237 | (Video) How to Connect With People In a Virtual World, with Dr. Nick Morgan
Nov 29, 2018 • 31 min
Hello? Can You Hear Me? Project teams are increasingly made up of team members that are not co-located. Even if that’s not your situation now, it likely will be in the future. How do you connect with people in a virtual world? That’s what Dr. Nick…
236 | Do This To Help Your Project Team Learn, Innovate, and Grow, with Harvard Professor of Leadership Amy C. Edmondson
Nov 28, 2018 • 50 min
In this episode, we talk about one of the most important concepts I’ve learned this year: psychological safety. We’re joined by Harvard Professor of Leadership Amy C. Edmondson to talk about her new book The Fearless Organization: Creating Psychological…
235 | (Video) One Simple Way to Accelerate Your Career Growth
Nov 17, 2018 • 2 min
What I Taught Today On my way to teach an MBA class this morning, I tried and tried to give away a free donut. And I couldn’t get a taker. OK, I admit, maybe it’s a little creepy to have someone you don’t know offer a donut. But in this 2.5 minute video,…
234 | (Video) Under-Promise and Over-Deliver? The Happiness Formula
Nov 8, 2018 • 4 min
What I Taught Today Recently I heard a presenter talk about what he referred to as “the happiness formula”. In this 4-minute video, I talk about what I like and don’t like about the formula as we seek to apply it to our projects. Let Me Hear From You!…
233 | (Video) Not Happy With Your Outcomes? Consider This.
Oct 30, 2018 • 3 min
What I Taught Today We continue our series of brief videos about something I’ve recently taught or learned. While prepping for an interview with James Clear about his book Atomic Habits, I came across some ideas that apply to our ability to lead teams and…
232 | (Video) Keep This In Mind When Everything Goes Perfectly (or Poorly)
Oct 23, 2018 • 3 min
What I Taught Today We continue our series of brief videos about something I’ve recently taught or learned. Could it be that when things go great, leaders get too much credit (and too much blame when things go poorly)? In this 3-minute video I talk about…
231 | (Video) First, Ride Into the Wind
Oct 20, 2018 • 1 min
What I Taught Today We continue our series of brief videos about something I’ve recently taught or learned. Today is a 90 second lesson from a morning bike ride on a brisk and windy Chicago morning. The lesson can help you prioritize your morning to help…
230 | Helping Your Team Survive The Messy Middle of Projects
Oct 16, 2018 • 47 min
In this episode, Scott joins us to talk about his new book The Messy Middle: Finding Your Way Through the Hardest and Most Crucial Part of Any Bold Venture. Learn more about Scott and his book at http://www.scottbelsky.com/.
229 | (Video) There’s a Leadership Vacuum (What Are You Doing About It?)
Oct 10, 2018 • 2 min
What I Taught Today We continue our series of brief videos about something I’ve recently taught or learned. This week we wrapped up an 8-month leadership development program at a Fortune 50 company. In this 3-minute video, I share a couple lessons from…
228 | (Video) A Subtle Influence Technique to Drive Behavior
Sep 26, 2018 • 2 min
What I Taught Today We continue our series of brief videos about something I’ve recently taught or learned. One of my best bosses perfectly illustrated an influence technique by the way she responded to status reports. In this 2-minute video, I share some…
227 | (Video) Try This Metric To Free Up Some Time This Week
Sep 24, 2018 • 2 min
What I Taught Today We continue our series of brief videos about something I’ve recently taught or learned. Generally speaking, I’ve found having a bias for “Yes” is good. Instead of saying “No, we can’t do this” find a way to say “But we can do this by…
226 | Become a High Performer in Eight (Scientifically Proven) Steps, with author Marc Effron
Sep 17, 2018 • 50 min
In this episode, I’m joined by Marc Effron, author of 8 Steps to High Performance: Focus on What You Can Change (Ignore the Rest). Learn more about Marc and his organization at https://www.talentstrategygroup.com.
225 | (Video) Help for the Crazy Busy
Sep 14, 2018 • 2 min
What I Taught Today We continue our series of brief videos about something I’ve recently taught or learned. In this 2-minute video, I share some thoughts from a recent keynote I delivered entitled Help for the Crazy Busy. Let Me Hear From You! What habits…
224 | (Video) Aspire To Lead? Or Aspire for a Paycheck?
Sep 10, 2018 • 2 min
What I Taught Today We continue our series of brief videos about something I’ve recently taught or learned. In this 2-minute video, I share some thoughts from two leadership keynotes I delivered today. Do you aspire to lead or aspire for a paycheck? The…
223 | (Video) What’s Worse? Indecision or A Wrong Decision?
Sep 9, 2018 • 3 min
What I Taught Today We continue our series of brief videos about something I’ve recently taught or learned. In this 3-minute video, I share two lessons from a conversation with a pilot, including how you talk about your colleagues and the danger of…
222 | (Video) Collect Wins and Avoid the Bad Beat Stories
Sep 6, 2018 • 1 min
What I Taught Today We continue our series of brief videos about something I’ve recently taught or learned. In this < 2-minute video, I share a lesson from a couple pilots talking about landings, with some advice from World Series of Poker champion Annie…
221 | (Video) When You Can’t Unfriend That Stakeholder
Aug 28, 2018 • 4 min
What I Taught Today We continue our series of brief videos about something I’ve recently taught or learned. In this 4 and half minute video, I share some lessons for dealing with stakeholders that drive you crazy. Let Me Hear From You! How do you, despite…
220 | (Video) Look for This When Hiring People
Aug 25, 2018 • 3 min
What I Taught Today We continue our series of brief videos about something I’ve recently taught or learned. I’m preparing to interview Scott Belsky about his upcoming book The Messy Middle. It’s a book filled with wisdom for those leading projects and…
219 | (Video) You Need to Make Time for This
Aug 22, 2018 • 1 min
What I Taught Today We continue our series of brief videos about something I’ve recently taught or learned. Jeffrey Pfeffer joined us back in episode 200 to talk about his book Dying for a Paycheck. You can’t read the book and lead the same. In this…
218 | (Video) Don’t Just Keep Them Informed. Keep Them Satisfied.
Aug 20, 2018 • 3 min
What I Taught Today We continue our series of brief videos about something I’ve recently taught or learned. Earlier today I was interviewed for an upcoming PMO Virtual Summit. Our discussion was about managing difficult stakeholder situations, and in this…
217 | (Video) Set Smaller Goals to Get Bigger Results
Aug 18, 2018 • 2 min
What I Taught Today We continue our series of brief videos about something I’ve recently taught or learned. In this 2-minute video, I share an idea I use to up my game just a little when I’m on my bike, and that you can use to make progress on any goal…
216 | (Video) Don’t Be Easily Offended
Aug 16, 2018 • 1 min
What I Taught Today We continue our series of brief videos about something I’ve recently taught or learned. In this 90-second video, I share a quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson and a mission that I’d love you to join me on! Let Me Hear From You! What have…
215 | (Video) Got a Tough Hill to Climb? Do This.
Aug 14, 2018 • 1 min
What I Taught Today We continue our series of brief videos about something I’ve recently taught or learned. In this 99 second video, I share a lesson that helps me up the biggest hills I have to climb on my bike—and hopefully can help you up a hill you’re…
214 | (Video) 3 Words to Help You Make Better Choices for You, Your Team, and Your Projects
Aug 13, 2018 • 2 min
What I Taught Today We continue our series of brief videos about something I’ve recently taught or learned. Earlier today I was interviewed by Laura Barnard about her upcoming PMO Impact Summit. In this 2-minute video, I share a lesson about how to make…
213 | How to Help You and Your Team Stop Blaming and Start Taking Responsibility, with author Christopher Avery
Aug 8, 2018 • 55 min
Our guest today says that, for most people, the response is predictable: lay blame. In this episode, I’m joined by Christopher Avery, author of a The Responsibility Process: Unlocking Your Natural Ability to Live and Lead with Power. Learn more about…
212 | (Video) One of the Most Important Choices You Need to Make
Aug 6, 2018 • 3 min
What I Taught Today We continue our series of brief videos about something I’ve recently taught or learned. In this 4-minute video, I share a habit that is critical for us all to develop: deciding where to draw the line with our time and attention. Let Me…
211 | (Video) Finishing Something Today? Do This.
Aug 4, 2018 • 3 min
What I Taught Today We continue our series of brief videos about something I’ve recently taught or learned. In this 4-minute video, I share a reminder about ending well. What endings do you have this week? End them well. In this episode, I mention the…
210 | (Video) One Question That Will Help You Improve Your Personal (and Team) Productivity
Aug 3, 2018 • 1 min
What I Taught Today We continue our series of brief videos about something I’ve recently taught or learned. In this 2-minute video, I share a question that I’m talking with executive coaching clients today. Your answer to the question can pinpoint a key…
209 | (Video) Less About Us, More About Them. Be Curious
Jul 28, 2018 • 2 min
What I Taught Today We continue our series of brief videos about something I’ve recently taught or learned. In this 2-minute video, I share a lesson learned while walking to teach an MBA class on an early Saturday morning in Chicago. It’s a lesson you can…
208 | (Video) What I Taught Today About Applying an Idea from Scrum
Jul 25, 2018 • 3 min
What I Taught Today We continue our series of short videos talking about an idea or observation that was recently learned or taught. In this episode, I share some thoughts about how to apply an idea from Scrum to your meetings and management practices.…
207 | Accelerating Your Agile Journey, with author Johanna Rothman
Jul 20, 2018 • 53 min
In this episode, I’m joined by one of my long-time friends and favorite experts when it comes to leading agile projects: Johanna Rothman. Johanna is the author of a new book entitled Create Your Successful Agile Project. Learn more about Johanna and her…
206 | (Video) My Favorite Hack to Avoid Missing The Next Big Learning Opportunity
Jul 19, 2018 • 2 min
What I Learned Today We continue our series of short videos talking about an idea or observation that was learned or taught this week. In this episode, I share some thoughts about not missing out on some of the most important learning opportunities. When…
205 | (Video) What I Taught Today: One of My Favorite Ways to Coach Someone
Jul 16, 2018 • 3 min
What I Taught Today We continue our series of short videos talking about an idea or observation that was recently taught. In this episode, I share some thoughts about one of my favorite ways to coach someone. Let Me Hear From You! What have you been…
204 | How to Build an A Team, with author Whitney Johnson
Jul 6, 2018 • 44 min
Whitney Johnson has some ideas about building an ‘A’ team. They are included in her new book Build an A-Team: Play to Their Strengths and Lead Them Up the Learning Curve. Learn more about Whitney and her work at https://whitneyjohnson.com/.
203 | (Video) What I Learned This Week (You’ll Never Experience Meetings the Same Once You Know About It)
Jun 10, 2018 • 6 min
What I Learned This Week We continue our series of short videos talking about an idea or observation that was learned this week. In this episode, I share some thoughts about pluralistic ignorance—a concept that can change how you experience meetings as a…
202 | How Top Performers Do Less, Work Better, and Achieve More, with author Morten Hansen
May 29, 2018 • 48 min
Morten’s book Great at Work: How Top Performers Do Less, Work Better, and Achieve More is filled with evidence-based insights that align very nicely with good project management practices. Learn more about Morten and his work at…
201 | (Video) What I Learned From a Podcast Listener This Week About Coffee Every Friday (and Strengths, from Marcus Buckingham)
Apr 21, 2018 • 6 min
What I Learned This Week We continue our series of short videos talking about an idea or observation that was learned this week. I recorded this before hopping on a red eye back to Chicago after a great day of speaking and learning at PMI Mile Hi’s…
200 | Why Too Many Project Managers Are Dying for a Paycheck—And What You Can Do About It, with Jeffrey Pfeffer
Apr 16, 2018 • 46 min
We are joined by Stanford Business School professor Jeffrey Pfeffer. Jeff is the author of Dying for a Paycheck: How Modern Management Harms Employee Health and Company Performance—And What We Can Do About It. If you lead people, I believe this is a…
199 | (Video) What I Learned This Week About Convenience
Apr 11, 2018 • 11 min
What I Learned This Week We continue our series of short videos talking about an idea or observation that was learned this week. As we celebrate episode 199, I talk about some lessons based on a New York Times Opinion piece. There’s so much to love about…
198 | How to Grow Leaders, from Chief Weed Puller (and author) Jeff McManus
Apr 3, 2018 • 32 min
Today, you’ll hear about leadership lessons from someone whose teams have won national championships when it comes to the most beautiful college campuses. Jeff McManus is the author of Growing Weeders into Leaders, a little book packed with leadership…
197 | The Perfect Time for Meetings, Taking the Certification Exam, and Just About Everything Else, with author Daniel Pink
Mar 20, 2018 • 39 min
Our guest today is Daniel Pink. He joined us back in episode 88, and he’s back to talk about his new book entitled When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing. Learn more about Dan and his work at http://www.danpink.com/.
196 | The Most Important Talent Project Managers Need to Succeed, with author Ulrich Boser
Feb 28, 2018 • 54 min
The best person I know to help us learn how to learn is Ulrich Boser, author of a great new book entitled Learn Better: Mastering the Skills for Success in Life, Business, and School, or, How to Become an Expert in Just About Anything. Learn more about…
195 | How to Have a Conversation With That Stakeholder Who Drives You Crazy (And Anyone Else), with NPR Host Celeste Headlee
Feb 18, 2018 • 43 min
To help us become better at conversing with even the most difficult stakeholder, we’re joined in this episode by Celeste Headlee to talk about her new book We Need to Talk: How to Have Conversations That Matter. It’s related to her famous TED Talk.
194 | How to Get to Yes Without Manipulating, with author and influence expert Tim David
Feb 10, 2018 • 60 min
To help bolster your ability to influence without being a jerk, I’m joined today by Tim David to talk about his new book TRUE Influence: The Magic of Human Connection. It’s packed with practical lessons to help you further develop your influencing skills.
193 | How To Improve Relationships in the Workplace, with Todd Davis, Chief People Officer at FranklinCovey
Jan 25, 2018 • 40 min
In this episode, FranklinCovey’s Chief People Officer Todd Davis joins us to talk about his new book Get Better: 15 Proven Practices to Build Effective Relationships at Work. It’s packed with practical lessons that can help you in the year ahead.
192 | (Video) Learning About the Business and the Power of Rapport: What Susanne Madsen Learned This Week
Dec 19, 2017 • 11 min
What Susanne Learned This Week We continue our series of short videos talking about an idea or observation that was learned this week. This week I invite my friend and highly esteemed colleague Susanne Madsen to share lessons from her recent business trip…
191 | (Video) Blend In and Play It Safe? Or Take the Risk of Standing Out? What I Learned This Week
Nov 14, 2017 • 5 min
What I Learned This Week We continue our series of short videos talking about an idea or observation that was learned this week. This week I share some thoughts during a bike ride about the tradeoffs between playing it safe by blending in and taking the…
190 | (Video) Two Lessons About Where to Focus and Gaining Buy-in: What I Learned This Week
Nov 11, 2017 • 4 min
What I Learned This Week We continue our series of short videos talking about an idea or observation that was learned this week. This week I share some thoughts from two quotes that I came across this week. Where we focus makes all the difference, and…
189 | How to Tame Your Nerves Before the Big Meeting, Presentation, or Exam, with Harvard Business Review Senior Editor Dan McGinn
Nov 8, 2017 • 49 min
HBR Senior Editor Dan McGinn has a new book that takes on this very topic. In Psyched Up: How the Science of Mental Preparation Can Help You Succeed, Dan shares evidence-based insights on how you can overcome your pre-performance anxiety.
188 | 10 Principles for Leaders of Any Age to Stay Vital, Happy, and Sharp, with Brain Rules author Dr. John Medina
Oct 19, 2017 • 52 min
John recently released the newest book in the Brain Rules franchise: Brain Rules for Aging Well: 10 Principles for Staying Vital, Happy, and Sharp. Learn more about the Brain Rules books at http://brainrules.net/.
187 | (Video) What You Need to Know About PMOs: Today and In The Future, with Peter Taylor, Bill Dow, and Hussain Bandukwala
Sep 28, 2017 • 41 min
The State of the PMO In this video episode, I invite Peter Taylor, Bill Dow, and Hussain Bandukwala to a roundtable discussion about project management offices (PMOs). We have a great interaction about the state of today’s PMOs, how to start one and keep…
186 | (Video) Two Words You Need to Say This Week. What I Learned This Week
Sep 22, 2017 • 4 min
What I Learned This Week We continue our series of short videos talking about an idea or observation that was learned this week. This week I share a lesson from a conversation with Howard Silver at a recent keynote at the PMI Chicagoland Symposium. Let Me…
185 | Leadership and Self-Deception, with Mitch Warner from The Arbinger Institute
Aug 28, 2017 • 59 min
We all have them—people who most charitably could be referred to as challenges. If only we could get them to change, then we could deliver our project, or make progress as a team. If only we could change them… Yes, we can, it starts with you.
184 | How Leaders Can Get Their Head Above Water When Drowning in Email and Commitments, with Steve Kahle
Aug 10, 2017 • 38 min
Steve Kahle is the founder of Gray Wolf Workflow and he is on a mission to help you and your team get more done with less stress. Also, check out: Steve’s series of short videos at http://OneMinuteProductivity.com His free Workday Planning Guide at…
183 | (Video) Everything’s a Project and Every Project Is a Story. What I Learned This Week
Aug 5, 2017 • 11 min
What I Learned This Week We continue our series of short videos talking about an idea or observation that was learned this week. This week I share lessons from finishing an MBA course and a 162 mile bike ride. Let Me Hear From You! What have you been…
182 | Project Management Expert Interview with Dr. Mike Clayton
Jul 19, 2017 • 49 min
In this episode, Mike and I talk about subjects including: -Stakeholder management, including how to keep stakeholders engaged. -Influencing challenging stakeholders and team members. -How organizational politics impact how we lead projects. -How to…
181 | (Video) On Ending Well and Self-Deception. What I Learned This Week
Jul 8, 2017 • 6 min
What I Learned This Week We continue our series of short videos talking about an idea or observation that was learned this week. This week I share lessons from a son moving out of the home and a book I’m reading for a future episode. Get a head start on…
180 | The Surprising Science Behind Why Everything Project Managers Know About Success is (Mostly) Wrong
Jun 30, 2017 • 61 min
Do Nice Guys Finish Last? Common wisdom tells us that we will be successful if we work hard. Be nice. Show up. It all makes sense, right? The project manager who reliably shows up each day and delivers should be the one who gets promoted, right? Eric…
179 | Tough Conversations, Uncomfortable Challenges, Delivering Bad News: How Successful Leaders Reach Outside Their Comfort Zones
Jun 16, 2017 • 55 min
Andy Molinsky has studied why we hesitate to go beyond our comfort zones, and he’s written a practical, evidence-based book on how to make the leap. In this episode, Andy and I talk about his new book Reach: A New Strategy to Help You Step Outside Your…
178 | How to Find and Work With a Mentor, with Ken Blanchard
May 22, 2017 • 42 min
Ken Blanchard is one of my all-time leadership heroes and he joins us in this episode to talk about his new book One Minute Mentoring: How to Find and Work With a Mentor—And Why You’ll Benefit from Being One, co-authored with Claire Diaz-Ortiz. Learn more…
177 | Why We Can’t Look Away From Our Devices, with author Adam Alter
May 15, 2017 • 45 min
Adam Alter joins us to talk about his new book Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked. Adam provides a brilliantly written look at how our obsession with technology is controlling our lives more than we…
176 | (Video) Why Leaders Need to Get Lost! What I Learned This Week
May 4, 2017 • 3 min
What I Learned This Week We continue our series of short videos talking about an idea or observation that was learned this week. This week we discuss why someone telling you to “Get Lost!” might just be good advice! During this episode, I mention the…
175 | (Video) What Would You Advise a Friend to Do? Lessons for Project Managers to Make Better Decisions
Apr 29, 2017 • 9 min
What I Learned This Week We continue our series of short videos talking about an idea or observation that was learned this week. This week we discuss some key lessons from a keynote that Andy delivered a couple times this week regarding decision-making.…
174 | 5 Strategies for Staying Productive and Happy in an Age of Shiny Objects, with author Amy Blankson
Apr 19, 2017 • 49 min
Amy joins us to talk about her new book The Future of Happiness: 5 Modern Strategies for Balancing Productivity and Well-Being in the Digital Era. I look forward to sharing Amy’s insights with you in this episode. Learn more about Amy and her company at…
173 | Why Playing It Safe is Holding You Back, with Extreme You author Sarah Robb O’Hagan
Apr 9, 2017 • 43 min
In this episode, Sarah Robb O’Hagan joins us to talk about her new book Extreme You: Step Up. Stand Out. Kick Ass. Repeat. I trust this interview will spur you on to stop playing it so safe. Learn more about Sarah at https://extremeyou.com/.
172 | (Video) What You Need to Know About Critical Path
Apr 3, 2017 • 21 min
What’s So Critical About Critical Path? If you’re preparing for taking the Project Management Professional (PMP)® exam, you need to know how to calculate critical path by hand. Beyond the exam, what’s important is to truly understand how critical path can…
171 | (Video) All the Good Stuff For Leaders Is On The Other Side of Fear
Mar 25, 2017 • 4 min
What I Learned This Week We continue our series of short videos talking about an idea or observation that was learned this week. This week we discuss a quote I heard from Michael Hyatt, that “all the good things in life are on the other side of fear”. Let…
170 | (Video) Ideas for When You Sense Your Confidence Slipping
Mar 17, 2017 • 7 min
What I Learned This Week We continue our series of short videos talking about an idea or observation that was learned this week. This week I share an experience about a workshop participant that was struggling with confidence. What Did You Learn This…
169 | But What If They’re Bingeing on NetFlix? How to Lead a Virtual Team, with Emily Luijbregts
Mar 8, 2017 • 60 min
We’re joined today by one of my favorite voices on the topic: Emily Luijbregts. You can contact Emily with follow-up questions at emily.luijbregts@gmail.com
168 | (Video) Put Your Phone Down and Get Back to Your Life—An Idea For Managing Your Digital Diet
Mar 3, 2017 • 2 min
What I Learned This Week We continue our series of short videos talking about an idea or observation that was learned this week. This week I’m prepping for an interview with Adam Alter about his book Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the…
167 | (Video) Why Project Managers Might Just Need to Call an Audible
Feb 24, 2017 • 3 min
What I Learned This Week We continue our series of short videos talking about an idea or observation that was learned this week. In American football, a quarterback sometimes needs to make an audible. Back in the huddle, they called a play, but now that…
166 | What Project Managers Can Learn from Adele and Beyoncé
Feb 17, 2017 • 56 min
Derek chases down these questions in his new book Hit Makers: The Science of Popularity in an Age of Distraction. Read more of Derek’s work at https://www.theatlantic.com/author/derek-thompson/
165 | Why MacGyver Would Be a Great (and Happy) Project Manager
Feb 7, 2017 • 46 min
Scott is the author of the new book Stretch: Unlock the Power of Less—and Achieve More Than You Ever Imagined. Scott relates why being MacGyver-like, adaptable to the constraints we encounter, can help us not only be more successful, but happier as well.…
164 | What Leaders Need to Know About Reducing Stress, with authors of Nick Petrie and Derek Roger
Feb 4, 2017 • 54 min
Nick Petrie and Derek Roger are authors of the new book Work Without Stress: Building a Resilient Mindset for Lasting Success. You can learn more about Nick at https://www.nicholaspetrie.com/. Learn more about Derek at…
163 | (Video) What I Learned This Week About What To Do Long Before You Lose Your Job
Jan 27, 2017 • 2 min
What I Learned This Week We continue our series of short videos talking about an idea or observation that was learned this week. In this episode I talk about a conversation I overheard in an airport lounge before heading to Madrid on a family vacation.…
162 | How to Become the Leader Your Team is Waiting For, with Jonathan Raymond
Jan 20, 2017 • 51 min
How you and I think about authority matters. It impacts how we go about our roles as leaders. Understanding the impact we have on others is critical.
161 | What I Learned This Week About Influencing Through Questions
Jan 14, 2017 • 6 min
What I Learned This Week We continue our experiment of short videos talking about an idea or observation that was learned this week. In this episode I talk about influencing by asking instead of telling. What Did You Learn This Week? Please e-mail me…
160 | What I Learned About Stress This Week
Jan 6, 2017 • 6 min
What I Learned This Week This episode kicks off our experiment of short videos talking about an idea or observation that was learned this week. In this episode I talk about what I learned prepping for a discussion with Derek Roger and Nick Petrie…
159 | The Most Important Lesson You Learned Last Year
Dec 29, 2016 • 39 min
Total Duration 39:48 Download episode 159 What Did You Learn Last Year? What’s something specific you’ve learned in the last 12 months that you either didn’t know before then or you had to re-learn it? That’s a question I asked some of my favorite…
158 | What You Need to Know to Manage Millennials, with author Lee Caraher
Dec 22, 2016 • 55 min
In this episode, Lee Caraher joins us to talk about both sides of the issue. Lee is the author of the book entitled Millennials & Management: The Essential Guide to Making it Work at Work. You can learn more about Lee at her website http://LeeCaraher.com/.
157 | A Revolutionary Way for Project Managers to Influence and Persuade, with Dr. Robert Cialdini
Nov 23, 2016 • 53 min
Dr. Robert Cialidini joins Andy to talk about how project managers can improve their ability to influence the people around them.
156 | The Messy Project Manager, with author Tim Harford
Nov 8, 2016 • 48 min
In this episode, Tim Harford joins us to argue for the value of messiness. Tim is the author of the new book entitled Messy: The Power of Disorder to Transform Our Lives. You can learn more about Tim at his website http://timharford.com/.
155 | How to Keep Your Project Stakeholders Engaged, with Dr. Lynda Bourne
Oct 11, 2016 • 48 min
We’re joined by Dr. Lynda Bourne, author of Making Projects Work: Effective Stakeholder and Communication Management. You can learn more about Lynda, including information about the Stakeholder Circle® at http://www.stakeholdermapping.com/.
154 | What Project Managers Need to Know About Office Politics, with Dan Rust, author of Workplace Poker
Sep 2, 2016 • 59 min
In this episode, I welcome Dan Rust, author of Workplace Poker: Are You Playing the Game or Just Getting Played? Learn more about Dan and his book at WorkplacePoker.com.
153 | The Five Fundamentals of Becoming an Exemplary Project Leader, with Best-Selling Author Jim Kouzes
Aug 26, 2016 • 49 min
Jim joined us back in episode 62 to talk about the book Credibility. Jim and his writing partner Barry Posner have published a new book entitled Learning Leadership: The Five Fundamentals of Becoming an Exemplary Leader. If you truly want to accelerate…
152 | How Scrum Helps You Do Twice the Work in Half the Time, with Scrum inventor and co-creator Jeff Sutherland
Jul 20, 2016 • 41 min
In this episode, I welcome Scrum inventor and co-creator Jeff Sutherland. He’s the author of Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time. Learn more about Jeff and his company at http://ScrumInc.com. Also, you can find the Scrum Guides at…
151 | How to Deal With Bullies on Project Teams, with Paul Pelletier, LL.B., PMP
Jun 9, 2016 • 52 min
Total Duration 52:36 Download episode 151 Tough Boss or Bully? In this episode, I welcome workplace bullying expert Paul Pelletier. He’s a lawyer, a PMP, and author of Workplace Bullying: It’s Just Bad for Business: Prevention, Management, & Elimination…
150 | Why Project Managers Need to Say Less and Ask More To Be Better Leaders, with Michael Bungay Stanier
May 16, 2016 • 45 min
Total Duration 45:35 Download episode 150 Ask More, Talk Less In this episode, I welcome Michael Bungay Stanier, founder and Senior Partner of Box of Crayons. Michael is the author of a new book that details how project managers can be more effective…
149 | (Video) Project Management is a Performance—And Why That Idea Matters, with author Cathy Salit
Apr 26, 2016 • 59 min
{youtube}https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7eftti9wE5E{/youtube} Total Duration 59:13 Download episode 149 All the World’s a Stage Could it be that everything we do is a performance? Every interaction, at work and at home? That’s the premise of Cathy…
148 | Negotiating the Conflicts That Suck the Life Out of You, with Harvard’s Daniel Shapiro
Apr 19, 2016 • 50 min
Total Duration 50:02 Download episode 148 Negotiating Emotionally Charged Conflicts In this episode, I welcome Harvard’s Daniel Shapiro to talk about his new book Negotiating the Nonnegotiable: How to Resolve Your Most Emotionally Charged Conflicts. If…
147 | Why Your Technical Project Management Skills Aren’t Enough, with guest Dave Wakeman
Apr 11, 2016 • 40 min
Total Duration 40:49 Download episode 147 Beyond Gantt Charts and Critical Path In this episode, I welcome Dave Wakeman from Wakeman Consulting Group to talk about Strategic and Business Management. This is a leg of PMI’s Talent Triangle™ that often…
146 | How to Tell Someone They Have Body Odor (and Other Tricky Culture Situations), with Dr. Tom Verghese
Apr 1, 2016 • 42 min
Total Duration 42:12 Download episode 146 How Culturally Intelligent Are You? In this episode I welcome Dr. Tom Verghese from Cultural Synergies to talk about the importance of raising our cultural intelligence (what he calls CQ). Check out his website…
145 | Career Success Hacks for Project Managers, with Bruce Harpham
Mar 23, 2016 • 27 min
Total Duration 27:58 Download episode 145 Introducing Bruce Harpham In this episode I welcome Bruce Harpham from ProjectManagementHacks.com. Bruce is a regular blogger on topics related to career advancement for project managers. Check out his website and…
144 | 4 Rules to Help Project Managers Focus in a Distracted World, with Cal Newport
Feb 13, 2016 • 32 min
Total Duration 32:32 Download episode 144 Out of the Shallows Project managers are constantly tasked with juggling priorities and managing interruptions. We live in the shallows, so to speak, not the deep. Getting time for focused work seems increasingly…
143 | How to Deal With the Irrational and Impossible People on Your Projects, with Mark Goulston
Jan 31, 2016 • 52 min
Total Duration 53:00 Download episode 143 Talking To Crazy Spend enough time in the workplace and eventually you have to deal with the stakeholder who drives you crazy. Whether full-time or just under certain circumstances, their irrational behavior…
142 | How to Confidently Rise to the Most Daunting Challenges, with Amy Cuddy
Jan 16, 2016 • 38 min
Total Duration 38:39 Download episode 142 Super Hero Poise Project managers regularly face daunting situations. In Amy Cuddy’s new book Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges, you’ll find evidence-based strategies to help you rise…
141 | How Project Managers Can Make Better Decisions: Year-End Episode
Dec 22, 2015 • 60 min
{vimeo}149814832{/vimeo} Total Duration 1:00:05 Download episode 141 Looking Back In this video episode, I share a recent Google Hangout on Air that was held with listeners of The People and Projects Podcast. I review a challenge from Tom Peters about…
140 | Tom Rath Goes to the Movies (and Why You Should Too!)
Nov 21, 2015 • 27 min
Total Duration 27:31 Download episode 140 Business Book at the Movies You may recall our previous discussions with Tom Rath about his book Eat Move Sleep (episode 106) and Are You Fully Charged (episode 132). In this episode, we talk with Tom about the…
139 | The Real Reason Why Project Managers and Their Teams Win, with author Fred Kiel
Nov 13, 2015 • 34 min
Total Duration 34:43 Download episode 139 Do The Good Guys Win? There’s something inside us that wants to believe that the good guys win in the end, right? We want to believe that if you treat people well, keep your promises, and work hard, that it all…
138 | Eating Frogs and Throwing Skunks on the Table: The People Side of Project Management
Oct 30, 2015 • 56 min
{youtube}b-9y2TQ8x7o{/youtube} Total Duration 56:19 Download episode 138 The People Side of Project Management In this video episode, I share a discussion with three colleagues who are experts in the people side of project management. To learn more about…
137 | How Project Managers Can Invest Their Time Like Money, with Elizabeth Grace Saunders
Oct 17, 2015 • 42 min
Total Duration 42:11 Download episode 137 Aspire to be Time Wealthy Can you relate to the feeling of being overwhelmed, with more commitments at work and home than you have time to handle? Many project managers tell me that’s a rather normal existence for…
136 | What Science Says About the Happy Project Manager, with Michelle Gielen
Oct 1, 2015 • 41 min
Total Duration 41:34 Download episode 136 The Happy Project Manager Most people who know me would say I’m generally a happy guy—rather optimistic by nature. By I’ve always been a bit skeptical about books on the subject of happiness. My concern is that…
135 | Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives, with Gretchen Rubin
Aug 27, 2015 • 41 min
Total Duration 41:37 Download episode 135 Habits for Project Managers Could it be that the habits you develop today determine the life you live tomorrow? As project managers, we make endless choices throughout the day—how to use our time, how to interact…
134 | How Project Managers Can Motivate by Creating Meaning, with author Scott Mautz
Jul 13, 2015 • 39 min
Total Duration 39:04 Download episode 134 Make it Matter In this episode we welcome Scott Mautz to discuss his new book Make It Matter: How Managers Can Motivate by Creating Meaning. To learn more about Scott and the book, visit his website at…
133 | The Most Important Four Seconds for Project Managers, with author Peter Bregman
May 26, 2015 • 29 min
Total Duration 29:45 Download episode 133 A Deep Breath In this episode we welcome back Peter Bregman to discuss his new book Four Seconds: All the Time You Need to Stop Counter-Productive Habits and Get the Results You Want. Peter is one of my favorite…
132 | Energizing the Burned Out Project Manager, with author Tom Rath
May 4, 2015 • 35 min
Total Duration 35:56 Download episode 132 Far From Fully Charged Would you say you typically roll out of bed, refreshed, well rested, ready to attack the challenges of the day? Or are your first waking moments more likely, “Seriously? It’s time to get up…
131 | Honoring a Project Management Legacy, with Max Wideman
Apr 16, 2015 • 36 min
Total Duration 36:07 Download episode 131 A Lifetime of Commitment to Project Management In this episode, we speak with Max Wideman, one of the original authors of the Project Management Body of Knowledge (in fact, he coined the term “PMBOK Guide”). Today…
130 | Why Leadership Training Isn’t Preparing You to Lead (and What To Do About It), with author Herminia Ibarra
Mar 24, 2015 • 28 min
In this episode we speak with Herminia Ibarra, author of Act Like a Leader, Think Like a Leader. Herminia chairs a department at the world-renowned INSEAD business school and is recognized by Thinkers 50 as one of the top business thinkers around the…
129 | Less Panic and More Productivity for Project Managers, with author Kory Kogon
Mar 4, 2015 • 48 min
Total Duration 48:29 Download episode 129 The Urgent and the Important In this episode we speak with Kory Kogon from the FranklinCovey organization. Kory recently published The 5 Choices: The Path to Extraordinary Productivity. It’s a very, very helpful…
128 | How Project Managers Become Project Leaders, with author Susanne Madsen
Feb 7, 2015 • 37 min
Total Duration 37:00 Download episode 128 Not Just Managing But Leading I’m happy to welcome Susanne Madsen to the podcast. Susanne recently published The Power of Project Leadership: 7 Keys to Help You Transform from Project Manager to Project Leader.…
127 | How to Stop Talking About Vision and Actually Create One, with author Rob-Jan de Jong
Jan 18, 2015 • 47 min
Total Duration 47:15 Download episode 127 Need Vision? Got Vision? I’m excited to introduce you to Rob-Jan de Jong, author of Anticipate: The Art of Leading by Looking Ahead. Too often we only talk about vision—Rob shows us how to actually create one.…
126 | The Most Important Lesson You Learned Last Year
Dec 30, 2014 • 31 min
Total Duration 31:53 Download episode 126 What Did You Learn Last Year? What’s something specific you’ve learned in the last 12 months that you either didn’t know before then or you had to re-learn it? That’s a question I asked some of my favorite…
125 | Why Project Managers Who Learn Faster Beat Those Who Know More, with guest Liz Wiseman
Dec 19, 2014 • 44 min
Total Duration 44:58 Download episode 125 Expert Judgment In the Project Management Body of Knowledge—the PMBOK® Guide—there’s a recurring tool and technique entitled Expert Judgment. How can you develop a more effective project charter? Come up with more…
124 | How Adam Smith Can Make You a Better Project Manager, with guest Russ Roberts
Nov 15, 2014 • 49 min
Total Duration 49:15 Download episode 124 Adam Smith, Project Manager If you studied economics at some point you most likely learned about Adam Smith. He’s often revered as the Father of Modern Economics, but could it be that project managers could learn…
123 | How to Stop Putting Things Off and Start Getting Stuff Done, with Procrastination Expert Piers Steel
Oct 22, 2014 • 48 min
Total Duration 48:05 Download episode 123 Stop Procrastinating! I have so looked forward to sharing this episode with you! It’s just that…. I kept finding other things to do! But the wait is over! My guest today is Piers Steel, author of The…
122 | Smart Ways to Accelerate Your Success as a Project Manager, with author Shane Snow
Sep 19, 2014 • 42 min
Total Duration 42:05 Download episode 122 Smartcuts, Not Shortcuts We go to ‘work’, not ‘play’. Success typically takes work, not sitting back and visualizing wonderful things. But what if there were ways to hack the ‘pay your dues’ route? What if there…
121 | We’re Not Family. But Free Agency Doesn’t Work. How to Have Career Discussions with Your Team, with Ben Casnocha
Sep 9, 2014 • 36 min
Total Duration 36:57 Download episode 121 We are Family? Most companies no longer feel like ‘family’. But the ‘free agent’ approach has limitations as well. My guest today is Ben Casnocha. He is the co-author of a new book entitled The Alliance: Managing…
120 | Mentoring for Project Managers, with Mark Goulston
Aug 21, 2014 • 51 min
Total Duration 34:17 Download episode 120 Who is an example of someone that has significantly impacted who you are today? Whether they were a formal mentor or not, who is someone that has notably contributed to the person you are and the success you enjoy…
119 | How to Be a More Influential Project Manager, with Alfonso Bucero, MSc, PMP, PMI-RMP, and PMI Fellow
Aug 20, 2014 • 34 min
Total Duration 34:17 Download episode 119 Do You Feel Influential? Project managers are influencers, though we often think of other sides of the business as the ones who influence the most: senior executives, lawyers, salespeople, etc. Our guest today is…
118 | The Remarkable Ways We Gain Insights, With Dr. Gary Klein
Aug 7, 2014 • 45 min
When planning a project, we can be blind to risks that are lurking. When listening to a problem from a team member, we can be blind to the fact there’s actually a problem! My guest today is Dr. Gary Klein, author of Seeing What Others Don’t: The…
117 | People and Projects Podcast Webinar Replay: Coach Cast and Jim Johnson Interview
Jul 23, 2014 • 53 min
Total Duration 53:02 Download episode 117 On a regular basis, we invite listeners of The People and Projects Podcast to gather for a follow-up webinar. These webinars allow us to go into more detail on the content from one or more previous episodes. This…
116 | Why Projects Fail (and How We Can Fix That), with Jim Johnson from The Standish Group
Jul 10, 2014 • 27 min
Total Duration 27:05 Download episode 116 Never Had a Failed Project? Have you ever had a project that failed? Be careful—this is a truth test! If someone tells you they always deliver on time, on budget, with all the specified scope, be wary! Delivering…
115 | Hire the Younger or Older Project Manager? Does Age Matter?
Jun 27, 2014 • 7 min
Total Duration 7:10 Download episode 115 Introducing Our Coach Cast Episodes With this episode we introduce a new type of episode that we’re calling Coach Casts. Instead of a 30-45 minute episode centered around a book or author, I’ll be sharing a 5-10…
114 | People and Projects Podcast Webinar Replay: Power Cues and Invisibles
Jun 23, 2014 • 55 min
On a regular basis, we invite listeners of The People and Projects Podcast to gather for a follow-up webinar. These webinars allow us to go into more detail on the content from one or more previous episodes. This video episode is a replay of our follow-up…
113 | The Invisible Project Manager (Who Loves Their Job), with author David Zweig
Jun 11, 2014 • 53 min
Total Duration 53:49 Download episode 113 The ‘Me Monster’ We live in an age of relentless self-promotion. Some people in the workplace remind me of comedian Brian Regan’s sketch entitled I Walked On The Moon (see below). Ever worked with the ‘Me…
112 | How to Read Your Stakeholder’s Mind, with Dr. Nick Morgan
Jun 4, 2014 • 37 min
Total Duration 37:57 Download episode 112 What They’re Really Thinking In this episode, Dr. Nick Morgan shares how we often get in the way of our own communication. There are two conversations: the content and the non-verbals. Want to improve your ability…
111 | When Consultants are the Problem, Not the Solution
May 2, 2014 • 39 min
Total Duration 39:10 Download episode 111 Pulling Back the Curtain on Management Consultants Our guest in this episode is Karen Phelan, author of an entertaining book entitled I’m Sorry I Broke Your Company: When Management Consultants Are the Problem,…
110 | How to Get Your Ideas to Catch On, with author Jonah Berger
Apr 23, 2014 • 34 min
Total Duration 34:23 Download episode 110 Why Do We Share What We Share? We are constantly sharing. It could be social media status update. An uploaded picture. A recommendation about a restaurant. A praise or criticism about an organization. This applies…
109 | The Funny Thing About Project Management
Apr 1, 2014 • 45 min
Total Duration 45:13 Download episode 109 Laugh While Learning I love to laugh. Whether it’s a podcast episode, a keynote presentation, or an e-learning workshop, I like to keep it light-hearted. I’ve just found that it’s easier to learn when we’re…
108 | How Project Managers Can Deal With Stupid Feedback
Mar 4, 2014 • 40 min
Total Duration 40:07 Download episode 108 “Feedback is a Gift?” Our guest for this episode is Doug Stone. Doug and his co-author Sheila Heen teach negotiation and conflict negotiation at Harvard Law School and they’ve written a terrific new book entitled…
107 | Negotiating Skills for Project Managers
Feb 6, 2014 • 23 min
Total Duration 49:52 Download episode 107 Introducing Steven P. Cohen In this episode you’ll hear from Steven P. Cohen. Steve’s latest book is entitled The Practical Negotiator: How to Argue Your Point, Plead Your Case, and Prevail in Any Situation. It’s…
106 | How to Fuel the Effective Project Manager
Jan 2, 2014 • 37 min
Total Duration 37:35 Download episode 106 Happy New Year! I love new things! I love the start of a new project. Working with a new team or new client. Trying out a new tool or a new gadget. I love new…. It’s a chance to start over, to learn from the past…
105 | Influencing the Impossible Stakeholder, with author Donny Ebenstein
Dec 12, 2013 • 35 min
Total Duration 35:28 Download episode 105 I Hear You! In this cast I talk with Donny Ebenstein, who just published I Hear You: Repair Communication Breakdowns, Negotiate Successfully, and Build Consensus … in Three Simple Steps. This is a must-read book…
104 | The Thankful Project Manager
Nov 27, 2013 • 20 min
Total Duration 20:25 Download episode 104 A Disposition of Gratitude One of my favorite holidays in the United States is Thanksgiving. Many other countries have a similar sort of day, but whether or not your country celebrates the holiday is not the main…
103 | What Does the Future of Work Look Like? Our interview with Scott Berkun, author of The Year Without Pants
Oct 23, 2013 • 33 min
Total Duration 33:32 Download episode 103 The Year Without Pants Scott Berkun has written one of my favorite books in recent months. Despite the provocative title, The Year Without Pants: WordPress.com and The Future of Work offers some refreshing…
102 | How to Promote Yourself Without Being a Jerk, with author Dan Schawbel
Sep 25, 2013 • 31 min
Total Duration 31:38 Download episode 102 How to Succeed In Business Without Even Trying That makes for the name of a funny movie but success in business is not quite that simple. If you’re familiar with the play or movie, the main character reads a book…
101 | In the Trenches, with Mike Durbin, PMP
Sep 7, 2013 • 20 min
Episode Duration 20:29 Download episode 101 Introducing Mike Durbin, PMP We continue our In the Trenches series with this discussion with Mike Durbin, PMP. Mike shares insights and lessons he’s learned in his years of leading teams and delivering…
100 | Are You a Successful Project Manager?
Aug 21, 2013 • 35 min
Total Duration 35:16 Download episode 100 The Project Named You A key project management lesson is that we need to define success. What does success look like for a project? That’s a question we need to ask far more often than we do. Getting clarity on…
099 | How Project Managers Make Better Decisions, with Michael Roberto
Aug 8, 2013 • 30 min
Total Duration 30:38 Download episode 99 Don’t Take Yes for an Answer! Yes men. Yes women. People who say Yes. Leaders who only want people to say Yes. There are countless decisions required to deliver projects and lead teams. We make the job…
098 | How to Make More Persuasive Presentations, with author Nancy Duarte
Jul 21, 2013 • 30 min
Total Duration 30:21 Download episode 98 Insights from Nancy Duarte If you don’t particularly enjoy giving presentations, I understand. Though 1994 was a near death experience for me, 19 years later I make a living doing it. There’s hope for us all and…
097 | Why Managing Sucks, with author Jody Thompson
Jun 19, 2013 • 26 min
Download episode 97 Total Duration 25:59 Does Your Work Suck? So how would you describe your excitement level about your job? Would you say, “It’s awesome Andy! I love my job!” Or would you be more on the side of… “Work Sucks.” Insights from Jody Thompson…
096.1 | Premium Follow-up to the Paul Weber Interview
May 24, 2013 • 5 min
Finger Tapping and Cookie Crumbs In this premium episode, I follow-up on some points from my interview with Paul Weber. You’ll learn about: Elizabeth Newton’s finger tapping experiment How cookies flushed out some bossy characteristics Click here to watch…
096 | In the Trenches, with Paul Weber, PMP
May 24, 2013 • 21 min
Introducing Paul Weber, PMP We continue our In the Trenches series with this discussion with Paul Weber, PMP. Paul shares insights and lessons he’s learned in his years of leading teams and delivering projects. To learn more about Paul and to contact him…
095 | Agile Project Management and the PMI-ACP® Certification
Apr 30, 2013 • 36 min
Adapt. Deliver. Fast. If you are in the business of delivering projects, especially in the area of software development, you have certainly heard about agile project management. A good sign that the influence of agile continues to grow is when the Project…
094 | How to Motivate Your Project Team, with Heidi Grant Halvorson and Tory Higgins
Apr 17, 2013 • 42 min
Total Duration 42:54 Download episode 94 What Does It Take To Motivate Your Team? One of the common concerns I hear from those who lead projects and teams has to do with motivation. What does it take? An inspirational speech (see the video below!)? Money?…
093 | Givers, Takers, and Matchers, A Discussion About Success with Dr. Adam Grant
Apr 9, 2013 • 44 min
Can I Ask You a Favor? So let’s say someone asks you for help. For a favor, let’s say. What’s your first reaction? Is it, “Sure! No problem! I’d love to help!” Perhaps most of us would like to think that’s how we respond. Could your response vary, based…
092 | In the Trenches, with Kiron Bondale, PMP
Mar 20, 2013 • 15 min
Introducing Kiron Bondale, PMP We continue our In the Trenches series of episodes, with this interview with Kiron Bondale, PMP. Kiron runs the Project Management Office at Agricorp. Make sure to check out Kiron’s insightful blog at…
091 | You Can Be a Better Writer, with Tips from Bryan A. Garner
Mar 6, 2013 • 23 min
So, how do you feel when each of the following occurs? You come across a typo in a project document. You receive an e-mail that is pages and pages long. Someone hits Reply All and there are hundreds of people on copy. You’re stuck in a meeting listening…
090.1 | Follow-up to the Interview with Karl Pillemer
Feb 19, 2013 • 12 min
Lessons Learned… For Life Hopefully by now you have had the opportunity to listen to my interview with Karl Pillemer. I can honsestly say this is one of my favorite books in the last year so it’s my pleasure to share some additional insights with you from…
090 | Life Lessons for Leaders, with author Karl Pillemer
Feb 19, 2013 • 40 min
When it comes to the stuff of life, there is no shortage of people and resources who offer insights on how to be successful, get a job, have meaningful relationships, and more. The experts range from celebrities to academics to anyone with a blog. Our…
089 | In the Trenches with Ryan Endres
Jan 23, 2013 • 24 min
In The Trenches…. Like You A month or so ago I was talking with listener Mike Settlemire. Mike was participating in our Advanced Project Management e-learning program and we were talking about the podcast. Mike had a suggestion: what about interviewing…
088 | Selling Skills for Project Managers, with author Dan Pink
Jan 12, 2013 • 38 min
You’re a Salesperson. Seriously. So, when you think of a salesperson, who comes to mind? For many people, it’s someone closer to Kenny the Sales Weasel from Dilbert (see the video below). Good thing you and I aren’t salespeople! We’re project managers.…
087 | Think Like a Futurist, with author and futurist Cecily Sommers
Dec 27, 2012 • 38 min
Total Duration 38:49 Download episode 87 Let’s Talk About…. The Future Well, it’s time to say good-bye to this year and welcome a new one. So, how do we wrap what’s been a very busy year? We’re going to talk about… the future. Ah, yes. The future. The…
086 | Team Turnarounds, Part 2, with author Joe Frontiera
Dec 7, 2012 • 17 min
Team Turnarounds, Part 2 In the last episode I started the conversation with Joe Frontiera, co-author of Team Turnarounds: A Playbook for Transforming Underperforming Teams. If you haven’t already listened to Part 1 of the interview, I invite you to do…
085 | Team Turnarounds, Part 1, with author Joe Frontiera
Dec 6, 2012 • 18 min
Time to Reflect As we near the end of the year, it’s a great time to reflect. What’s going well with your teams? What’s not so stellar? As you consider the year ahead, what changes do you want to see? What needs to be turned around? Time for a Turnaround?…
084 | The Human Side of Agile, with author Gil Broza
Oct 30, 2012 • 27 min
Agile Project Management Agile project management continues to gain momentum around the world, especially with regards to software development projects. Yet moving to agile is more than just adopting a bunch of new processes. It’s as much a mindset as it…
083 | Extreme Productivity, with author Bob Pozen
Oct 6, 2012 • 23 min
Too Much To Do, Not Enough Time To Do It! Can you relate to that? This is a common theme that I hear from participants in our keynotes and workshops as well as the participants in our Leadership Fast Track Program. What is the Scarcest Resource? In my…
082.1 | Premium Follow-up to the Interview with Bill Catlette
Sep 25, 2012 • 7 min
Contented Teams OK, I have another confession to make in this episode! Once again, you’ll have to listen to this premium episode to catch it. Beyond what I think about Bill and Richard’s book title, this premium episode includes additional coaching on…
082 | Contented Teams Deliver Better Results, with author Bill Catlette
Sep 25, 2012 • 21 min
Total Duration 20:59 Download episode 82 Could You Use Some Extra Hands On Deck? Could you use some extra staffing on your teams these days? I’m glad to say that I’m seeing more organizations hiring, which is a refreshing change from when our economy was…
081.1 | Premium Follow-Up to the Interview with Ben Snyder
Aug 30, 2012 • 9 min
Everything’s a Project OK, I have a confession to make! You’ll have to listen to this premium episode to catch it. Beyond the confession, this premium episode includes additional coaching on topics that Ben and I discussed during the interview. Enjoy!…
081 | Everything’s a Project, with author and CEO Ben Snyder
Aug 30, 2012 • 20 min
Everything’s a Project Everything’s a Project…. That’s not only a great name for a book—which it is—but it’s also a great way to look at many things at work and in life. Looking for a job? It’s a project. Need to create a report for your boss? It’s likely…
080.1 | Free Premium Episode: Follow-up to the Tom DeMarco Interview
Jul 24, 2012 • 11 min
Free Premium Episode I am immensely thankful for the many people who are premium subscribers to the People and Projects Podcast. By making this investment in their personal development, they receive extra episodes for additional insights into the topics…
080 | Meeting the Deadline, Part 2 of an Interview with Tom DeMarco
Jul 24, 2012 • 18 min
The Deadline In this episode I continue my discussion with Tom DeMarco, with insights related to his writing in books such as The Deadline. If you didn’t listen to the first part of my interview with Tom, I recommend you listen to that one before…
079 | Meeting the Deadline, Part 1 of an Interview with Tom DeMarco
Jul 24, 2012 • 17 min
The Deadline A couple months back I was teaching a PMP®Exam Prep workshop. One of the participants mentioned that he was reading Tom DeMarco’s book entitled The Deadline: A Novel About Project Management. It’s a book that I had wanted to read many times…
078.1 | Premium Follow-Up to the Karen Dillon Interview
Jul 8, 2012 • 7 min
I seem to be encountering a lot of favorite books these days, and the one we’re talking about today is no exception. I really like How Will You Measure Your Life? Perhaps my favorite thing about the book is how it takes business practices and ideas and…
078 | How Will You Measure Your Life, Part 2, with author Karen Dillon
Jul 8, 2012 • 20 min
Total Duration 20:18 Download episode 78 How Will You Measure Your Life? In this episode I continue my discussion with Karen Dillon about her new book entitled How Will You Measure Your Life? In this episode Karen talks about success with the important…
077 | How Will You Measure Your Life, Part 1, with author Karen Dillon
Jul 8, 2012 • 17 min
Total Duration 17:33 Download episode 77 Sara Adam: Making a Difference With Her Life I am recording this episode from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia where I have the privilege of speaking at a conference this week. Since this is a very special destination, my…
076.1 | Premium Follow-Up on the Keith Murnighan Interview
Jun 15, 2012 • 7 min
I trust you were able to take away an idea or two from the discussion with Keith Murnighan. Between his book Do Nothing!: How to Stop Overmanaging and Become a Great Leader and the forthcoming interview with the author of How Will You Measure Your Life?…
076 | Do Nothing! Part 2 of interview with Keith Murnighan
Jun 15, 2012 • 19 min
Total Duration 19:00 Download episode 76 Beware: Management Heresy Ahead! In this episode I continue my discussion with Keith Murnighan about his new book entitled Do Nothing!: How to Stop Overmanaging and Become a Great Leader. In this episode Keith…
075 | Be a Better Leader: Do Nothing! An interview with Keith Murnighan
Jun 13, 2012 • 20 min
Total Duration 20:51 Download episode 75 Is it possible that we make difficult situations worse by overmanaging them? Keith Murnighan responds with a resounding “Absolutely!” In the next two episodes I talk with Keith about his new book Do Nothing!: How…
074.1 | Premium Follow-up on the Andy Crowe Interview
May 16, 2012 • 7 min
So have you spent some time trying to better understand agile project management? I know some of our premium subscribers are avid agile practitioners, so good for you. But for many people, it’s a topic that you know you should be looking into more but…
074 | How Agile Are You? An interview with author Andy Crowe, PMP, PgMP, PMI-ACP
May 16, 2012 • 23 min
Agile is getting plenty of attention these days and for good reasons. When done well on aligned projects, great customer value can be delivered. Many people who listen to this podcast are certified PMP’s or are at least considering certification in the…
073.1 | Premium Follow-Up to Interview with Don Kluemper
Apr 23, 2012 • 9 min
In this premium episode, I’m going to share some additional thoughts to help us personally apply this learning. I talk about why you need a social media strategy, why you need to be using social media if you’re not, and why a solid understanding of…
073 | What Does Your Facebook Profile Say About You? An interview with Don Kluemper
Apr 23, 2012 • 19 min
So let me ask you…. What does your Facebook profile really say about you? Or maybe you’re not a Facebook person. How about LinkedIn? If a prospective employer was to scan your online presence, what conclusions would they draw? Earlier this year a study…
How to Lead Better Project Meetings
Mar 24, 2012 • 23 min
Free Premium Episode Thank you for joining me for this premium episode of The People and Projects Podcast! Did you know that many of your colleagues invest their development by becoming a premium subscriber to this podcast? To give you a sense of the ext
072.1 | How to Lead Better Project Meetings
Mar 23, 2012 • 23 min
Free Premium Episode Thank you for joining me for this premium episode of The People and Projects Podcast! Did you know that many of your colleagues invest their development by becoming a premium subscriber to this podcast? To give you a sense of the…
072 | Lead Better Meetings, with Steven G. Rogelberg
Mar 21, 2012 • 29 min
There’s some newly published, compelling research that has now found that—are you ready—many meetings are a waste of time! Oh, I know you might find that shocking! More likely, you might be shocked that research time had to be invested to figure that out.…
071 | Critical Questions for Becoming a More Effective Leader and Reaching Your Potential
Feb 28, 2012 • 27 min
Another Day in the Salt Mine! One of the many things I love about my job is that I get to intersect with hundreds of organizations. As I walked into the office of one my large financial services customers recently, I took a moment to watch the body…
Leadership Fast Track Program 2012
Feb 27, 2012
You’ve heard me talking about the Leadership Fast Track Program in recent episodes, right? Well, here’s an easy way to learn more about it! Attached to this episode you’ll find a brochure for this year’s program. Check it out and let me know what questio
070.1 | Premium Follow-up on Lisa Petrilli Interview
Feb 20, 2012 • 8 min
There’s a big appetite these days for advice for introverts. Lisa Petrilli’s e-book shares some helpful insights. I trust you found the interview with Lisa was helpful, whether you consider yourself and introvert or if you lead a team that has one or more…
070 | The Introvert’s Guide to Success in Business and Leadership
Feb 20, 2012 • 27 min
Download episode 70 Total Duration 27:48 People Don’t Listen To Me Some years back I was sitting across the table from a coaching client. We were talking about what she thought was her inability to influence as effectively as she wished. In her…
069 | Reaching Your Goals with Dr. Heidi Grant Halvorson (Part 2)
Jan 24, 2012 • 24 min
Total Duration 24:39 Download episode 69 In this episode I continue my interview with Dr. Heidi Grant Halvorson, author of Succeed: How We Can Reach Our Goals and Nine Things Successful People Do Differently. If you happened to miss the first part of the…
068 | Reaching Your Goals with Dr. Heidi Grant Halvorson (Part 1)
Jan 10, 2012 • 25 min
Total Duration 25:04 Download episode 68 Additional Episode My interview with Heidi is split between two episodes. Make sure to listen to the second portion where we cover additional practical insights to help us reach our goals this year. For my premium…
067 | The Single Biggest Factor for Increasing Productivity, Creativity, and Commitment: The Progress Principle
Dec 23, 2011 • 37 min
Total Duration 37:45 Download episode 67 The Gift That Keeps on Giving This is a season when giving gifts takes center stage for most of us. Many of us have the gift of some time off before a new year begins. And when that new year gets into full swing,…
066 | What You Need to Know About LinkedIn, with author Wayne Breitbarth
Nov 30, 2011 • 27 min
Total Duration 27:26 Download episode 66 In this episode I’m going to share a conversation I had recently with Wayne Breitbarth, author of The Power Formula for Linkedin Success: Kick-start Your Business, Brand, and Job Search. Wayne is my favorite expert…
065 | Leading Under Pressure, with Justin Menkes author of Better Under Pressure
Nov 9, 2011 • 33 min
In this episode, I talk with Justin Menkes, author of Better Under Pressure: How Great Leaders Bring Out the Best in Themselves and Others. Let’s learn together from Justin as we talk about leading under pressure. You can learn more about Justin and his…
064 | Find Your Focus and Master Distraction with Peter Bregman, author of 18 Minutes
Nov 1, 2011 • 27 min
Total Duration 27:37 Download episode 64 One of my favorite writers and voices on the topic of productivity is Peter Bregman. Peter recently released his newest book entitled 18 Minutes: Find Your Focus, Master Distraction, and Get the Right Things Done.…
063 | How to Gain Credibility, Part 2 of an interview with leadership author and expert Jim Kouzes
Oct 12, 2011 • 20 min
Total Duration 20:58 Download episode 63 In our last episode I started a conversation with Jim Kouzes about their newly revised book Credibility: How Leaders Gain and Lose It, Why People Demand It. We continue that conversation in this episode, where I…
062 | How to Gain Credibility, Part 1 of an interview with leadership author and expert Jim Kouzes
Sep 30, 2011 • 21 min
Total Duration 21:06 Download episode 62 I’m recording this episode on the road this week, delivering a keynote on leadership at a Project Management Institute Professional Development Day. Since I have leadership on the brain today, let me ask you: Think…
061.1 | Premium: Follow-up on the Michael Roberto interview on Filters
Sep 1, 2011 • 7 min
Total Duration 7:11 Download the premium episode (NOTE: This Premium Episode is being included in our free podcast stream this week. It gives you a sense of the extra coaching that is available each episode for our premium subscribers. Learn more about…
061 | Be a Better Problem Finder, with author Michael Roberto
Sep 1, 2011 • 22 min
Total Duration 22:23 Download episode 61 Have you ever heard this quote?”There’s an inverse relationship between your level in a company and your ability to see reality.” We joke about that at times when it seems like the people above us are out of touch.…
Follow-up on the Cathy Davidson Interview on Attention
Aug 18, 2011 • 6 min
Check out this quote from Daniel J. Boorstin. He said,”The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance; it is the illusion of knowledge.” How often have we kidded ourselves that we knew something only to get more data or evidence later that made it c
060 | How the Brain Science of Attention Changes Everything, with Cathy Davidson (Part 2)
Aug 18, 2011 • 25 min
Episode Duration 25:21 Download episode 60 In our last episode you heard the first portion of my discussion with Cathy N. Davidson, author of Now You See It: How the Brain Science of Attention Will Transform the Way We Live, Work, and Learn Cathy’s book…
059 | How the Brain Science of Attention Changes Everything, with Cathy Davidson (Part 1)
Aug 17, 2011 • 16 min
Episode Duration 16:52 Download episode 59 So let me guess…. While you’re listening to this cast right now, I’m guessing you’re also doing something else as well, right? Maybe driving a car or checking e-mail or working out. Or perhaps you’re checking out…
Follow-up on the John Baldoni Interview on Leading Up
Aug 11, 2011 • 7 min
Dee Hock is one of my management heroes. Dee founded VISA years ago and had many insights on how to be an effective leader. If you’ve sat through one of our leadership workshops, you might be familiar with one of my favorite Dee Hock quotes. Dee says: “I
058 | How to Lead Your Boss, with author John Baldoni
Aug 11, 2011 • 24 min
Total Duration 24:21 Download episode 58 One of the lessons that eventually becomes clear is that managing is not just managing down: leading those people who report to us. In fact, the higher I got in organizations, the more I found I needed to manage…
Follow-up on the Todd C. Williams Interview
Jul 25, 2011 • 4 min
There’s nothing easy about rescuing a problem project. There’s a reason why they’re called problem projects! Todd’s book is reasonably good at outlining a framework for how to approach the problem project when you inevitably will be tasked with doing so.
057 | Rescuing the Problem Project, with author Todd C. Williams, PMP
Jul 25, 2011 • 33 min
Total Duration 33:53 Download episode 57 Lead projects long enough and eventually you’ll have to deal with the problem project. Whether you were involved with the project from the beginning or inheriting problems from someone else, the reality is we need…
056 | Improving Your Success through Little Bets, with author Peter Sims
Jul 18, 2011 • 25 min
Total Duration 25:33 Download episode 56 One of the great challenges of business is how to go from idea to delivery. It’s easy to talk about ideas but turning those into a finished product requires much more than talk. It can be daunting to deliver.…
Taking Action on Your Crazy Ideas
Jul 5, 2011 • 2 min
Ever get a crazy idea and decide to act on it? Too often I just sit on the idea instead of taking action. In late May I had a crazy idea: to produce a Father’s Day Rap with some friends. Though Father’s Day is in the rear view mirror, I thought I’d sha
Taking Action on Your Crazy Ideas
Jul 5, 2011 • 2 min
Ever get a crazy idea and decide to act on it? Too often I just sit on the idea instead of taking action. In late May I had a crazy idea: to produce a Father’s Day Rap with some friends. Though Father’s Day is in the rear view mirror, I thought I’d share…
Follow-up on the Kerry Patterson interview
Jun 30, 2011 • 7 min
Thank you for joining us for this special premium edition of The People and Projects Podcast. Whether we’re trying to change ourselves, our teams, or others around us, there’s nothing particularly easy about it. Oh, there are models that are helpful and
055 | Change Anything, with best-selling author Kerry Patterson
Jun 30, 2011 • 27 min
Total Duration 27:07 Download episode 55 So let me ask you a question: How strong is your willpower? When you want to make a change, how successful are you at not only making it but also sustaining it? Whether at work or outside, whether personally or…
054 | Become a Better Problem Solver, an interview with author and management thinker Roger L. Martin
Jun 8, 2011 • 40 min
Total Duration 40:48 Download episode 54 I recorded this episode on the road this week, while in Las Vegas speaking at the Agile Development Practices and Better Software Conference. I greatly enjoy talking with the people from many different companies…
053 | Saving Your Good Ideas From Getting Shot Down, with John Kotter
May 31, 2011 • 23 min
Total Duration 23:55 Download episode 53 In this episode I continue my conversation with Professor John Kotter. If you haven’t listened to the first part of this interview, make sure to check that episode out! Our focus in this cast is on John’s most…
052 | Leading Change, an interview with John Kotter
May 25, 2011 • 26 min
Total Duration 26:35 Download episode 52 When was the last time you wanted to make a change at work? Maybe it was an approach on a project or something bigger, like wanting to introduce a new way of doing projects, such as using principles from agile…
051 | Great on the Job, with author and Harvard blogger Jodi Glickman
May 12, 2011 • 30 min
Total Duration 30:48 Download episode 51 Last week I facilitated a tutorial and delivered a new keynote to over 800 people at the STAREAST conference in Orlando. It had been a while since our family had visited Florida so I had the opportunity to bring my…
050 | Managing Project Risks (Part 2) with Dr. David Hillson
Apr 26, 2011 • 16 min
Total Duration 16:30 Download episode 50 In our last episode I began a discussion with Dr. David Hillson from the U.K. regarding risks and risk attitudes. In this episode, David and I continue that conversation with a focus on how we can help our…
049 | Managing Project Risks (Part 1) with Dr. David Hillson
Apr 25, 2011 • 22 min
Total Duration 22:09 Download episode 49 What comes to mind when you think of the term “risk”? In our workshops and keynotes regarding project management, the topic of risk inevitably is talked about, and in those discussions it’s clear that one’s views…
Get 30 Free PDUs
Apr 8, 2011 • 2 min
If you’re a PMP, you know that getting your 60 PDU’s every three years is a requirement. Now it’s actually not that difficult to get your 60, especially if you don’t wait until the last month to get them! Did you know that you can rack up free PDU’s just
Management: It’s Not What You Think! An interview with Henry Mintzberg
Apr 6, 2011 • 18 min
If you’ve ever sat through one of my workshops or keynotes on leadership or project management, you’ve likely clued into the fact that I have a rather low tolerance for the purely academic. By that I mean ideas, models, and theories that sound great on a
Being a Student of PM, with Josh Nankivel
Feb 24, 2011 • 28 min
Hey, quick note: This episode is sponsored by the STAREAST 2011 Conference. STAREAST is the premier gathering place for software testers, developers, and managers to interact and learn how to improve software-testing practices. This year’s line-up featur
Think Small! An interview with Phil Simon, author of The New Small
Jan 31, 2011 • 22 min
I have to tell you: I love running a small company. Two years ago I was interviewed by Coach Ian Scott, my friend and colleague from the UK, for his very popular podcast on iTunes. After the interview I decided, “Hey, I could do that!” And within days, t
The Way We’re Working Isn’t Working, Part 2
Jan 25, 2011 • 16 min
Hopefully you’ve already had a chance to listen to the first part of my interview with Tony Schwartz. In this second part, Tony talks about the concept of pulsing, and gets very transparent about his struggle to implement these ideas. Enjoy Part 2 of my
The Way We’re Working Isn’t Working, Part 1
Jan 25, 2011 • 20 min
Let me take a guess… You don’t have time to listen to this podcast episode. Oh, you’re listening to it, but perhaps you’re driving or trying to do e-mail—hopefully not both—while you do it! We’re so busy, and the overall toll on us and our productivi
New Year’s Resolutions for Project Managers
Jan 3, 2011 • 9 min
Happy New Year! I don’t know about you, but I love when a new year comes around! I love the opportunity to look and consider the previous year: accomplishments, challenges, blessings, mistakes, and lessons. It’s an opportunity to take a renewed look at t
Special Offer: Free e-learning for Premium Subscribers
Dec 13, 2010 • 2 min
In case you missed it in our last episode, I have a special Christmas gift for all my podcast listeners. You’ve heard me talk about Premium Subscriptions in recent months, and many have joined. But perhaps you’ve been holding out. Well here’s my Christma
Networking for People Who Hate Networking: An interview with author Devora Zack
Dec 11, 2010 • 26 min
We’re now at that time of year when there are often many social gatherings, whether with family, friends, or work associates. Do you look forward to these times of family gatherings and holiday parties? Or do you dread them? Or how about this: What do yo
Networking for People Who Hate Networking: An interview with author Devora Zack
Dec 11, 2010 • 26 min
We’re now at that time of year when there are often many social gatherings, whether with family, friends, or work associates. Do you look forward to these times of family gatherings and holiday parties? Or do you dread them? Or how about this: What do yo
How to Manage Your Boss, an interview with author and speaker Bruce Tulgan
Oct 26, 2010 • 29 min
I have the true privilege of helping professionals from hundreds of companies develop their ability to lead people and deliver projects. A common question I hear from leaders as they progress higher in their organizations has to do with their boss. In ef
Premium: Making Better Decisions through 10-10-10
Oct 11, 2010 • 7 min
Hello Premium Subscribers! Welcome to the 10th month of this 10th year in this century! In this premium episode I’m sharing insights from a book I’ve recently read: 10-10-10: A Fast and Powerful Way to Get Unstuck in Love, at Work, and with Your Family,
Delivering Projects Through People, with author Dave Po-Chedley, PMP
Aug 27, 2010 • 32 min
If you’ve followed this podcast or attended one of my keynotes on project management or leadership, you’ve likely caught onto my bias that the biggest successes, the biggest joys, the biggest failures, and the biggest stresses often come down to the same
Taking Your Learning to the Next Level: Announcing Premium Subscriptions
Jul 30, 2010 • 6 min
In recent episodes I’ve mentioned that we will be launching Premium Subscriptions of The People and Projects Podcast. Well, we have lift-off! In this cast I want to give you a brief overview of our vision for the Premium Subscription as well as tell y
Leading Teams, with Harvard Professor Dr. J. Richard Hackman
Jul 19, 2010 • 34 min
I can easily recall the days before I became a manager. I started my career as a software developer, which by nature of how software gets created, usually meant work being done in teams. When my team leader or manager would mess up in some way, I would o
Become a More Effective Leader Using the Latest Brain Science
Jun 22, 2010 • 35 min
It’s so easy to get into a rut. Whether it’s on a personal basis, a project team, or even an organization, it’s easy to keep doing things the way we’ve always done them. Actually, the brain kind of likes it when we go on auto-pilot. This allows the brai
Leading Teams with Meaning, with Dr. Adam Grant
Jun 8, 2010 • 29 min
I’m in Las Vegas this week, speaking to leaders from hundreds of companies from around the world. Las Vegas is certainly an intriguing place on many levels. It’s an economy that thrives on tourism and in order to keep those tourists happy and coming back
Wired to Care, with author Dev Patnaik
May 17, 2010 • 25 min
What comes to mind when you think of empathy? Do you think of someone who is highly sensitive and compassionate—maybe even too much? Or does that description sound more like sympathy, where empathy isn’t quite as emotional? Empathy remains a hot topic i
The Project Success Method, with author Clint Padgett
Apr 26, 2010 • 22 min
So when it comes right down to it… what can you do to better ensure that you successfully deliver the projects you’re managing? It’s a question I love working with our clients on, and it’s a question that is directly addressed in Clint Padgett’s boo
Influence Without Authority Scenarios, Part 2
Apr 20, 2010 • 19 min
It’s one thing to know there’s a model for influencing without authority. But how do we implement that model, as leaders and project managers? That’s what we tackle in this second part of my interview with Dr. Allan Cohen, author of Influence Without Aut
How to Influence Without Authority, an interview with author Dr. Allan Cohen
Apr 20, 2010 • 29 min
One of my leadership heroes is Ken Blanchard, who is on record of saying, “The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority.” I wholeheartedly agree with Ken, that developing your influence skills is critical to success in today’s b
How to Offer, Give, and Receive Help. Part 2 of an Interview with Dr. Ed Schein
Apr 8, 2010 • 21 min
In our last episode I started an interview with Dr. Ed Schein, Sloan Fellows Professor of Management Emeritus at MIT and author of fourteen business books, including The Corporate Culture Survival Guide. Make sure to listen to that episode if you happene
Corporate Culture Survival, with Sloan Fellows Professor of Management Emeritus, Dr. Ed Schein
Mar 28, 2010 • 24 min
It happens regularly… my phone rings, I pick it up, and on the other end I’m talking with someone who’s inquiring about bringing us in to deliver a keynote for a company event or training for their organization.{loadposition content_amazonCorpCulture}
Steve Martin and Andy Kaufman on Influence
Feb 17, 2010 • 44 min
Here’s the situation… you’re responsible for delivering a project. Your boss comes in today and announces that senior management has decided that you must deliver your project 4 weeks earlier than originally planned. You know that the project is alread
Who’s Got Your Back? An interview with bestselling author Keith Ferrazzi
Feb 2, 2010 • 25 min
Download the episode I got a call this morning from a former coaching client. Two years ago when I was working with Jerry he expressed interest in writing a book, which I enthusiastically encouraged he pursue. Two years later hes made significant progres
The New Year Money Episode, with author and speaker Matt Bell
Jan 18, 2010 • 20 min
Download the episode As you start this new year, let me ask you a personal question: How satisfied are you with your financial situation? Though it doesn’t seem like a question for a podcast on leadership and project management, here’s what I’ve found: t
Accountability That Works! An interview with author and speaker John G. Miller
Jan 6, 2010 • 21 min
Download the episode Accountability. It’s an easy word to say, but when it comes to practicing it, whether on a personal level or across an organization, it’s often not practiced (or practiced well). A recurring theme I hear from project managers and lea
Making New Year’s Resolutions StickK! An interview with Jordan Goldberg, CEO of stickK.com
Dec 31, 2009 • 14 min
Download the episode Happy New Year! Thank you for joining us for this special New Year’s episode of The People and Projects Podcast! Quick note: You can now receive notices of new podcast episodes via e-mail, allowing you to listen to them more convenie
Project Management Beyond PMI, an interview with Bill Duncan, primary author of the original PMBOK(R) Guide
Dec 23, 2009 • 30 min
I have the real privilege of helping organizations around the world improve their ability to deliver projects and lead teams. In 2008 we added a PMP Exam Prep offering to our mix to help project managers who want to get their Project Management Professio
Project Management Beyond PMI, an interview with Bill Duncan, primary author of the original PMBOK(R) Guide
Dec 23, 2009 • 30 min
I have the real privilege of helping organizations around the world improve their ability to deliver projects and lead teams. In 2008 we added a PMP Exam Prep offering to our mix to help project managers who want to get their Project Management Professio
Take Back Your Life! An interview with author John Wittry
Dec 9, 2009 • 27 min
My middle son Zachary celebrates his 13th birthday later this month. Just this last week I was talking to a friend of his about the upcoming milestone. This friend, who is a couple years younger than Z, remarked, “Man, it seems like we just celebrated hi
World of Thanks, a special Thanksgiving podcast episode
Nov 25, 2009 • 13 min
Download the episode Thanksgiving is, indeed, one of my favorite holidays. Though celebrated this week in the States, many other countries have a similar holiday with essentially the same purpose: give us a chance to reflect on what we’re thankful for. T
Is Failure an Option? An interview with Ralph Heath, author of Celebrating Failure
Nov 10, 2009 • 28 min
Download the episode OK, here’s the situation…. You’re the security guard at a data center, giving a new security guard a tour of the facility. Near the end of the tour you point to a button on the wall. The button is labeled “Do Not Push”. While looki
How to Know What You Don’t Know, an interview with author Michael Roberto
Oct 27, 2009 • 21 min
Download the episode I hear it all the time when people describe themselves in a work setting: “I’m a good problem-solver!” Are you a good problem-solver? I’m guessing you would say “Yes!” Well, guess what? According to Michael Roberto, author of Know Wh
Managing Politics and Conflict in Projects, with author Brian Irwin, PMP
Oct 14, 2009 • 28 min
Download the episode Hello! Thank you for joining me for this episode of The People and Projects Podcast. I’m over in Europe this week facilitating a project management workshop for a great international company. Though I’m thousands of miles from home i
Why Feedback Doesn’t Work, with Charles Jacobs, author of Management Rewired
Sep 28, 2009 • 27 min
Download the episode Chances are as a leader you’ll be faced with having to give someone constructive feedback this week. Yet have you noticed how people often aren’t quite as open to the feedback as you’d like them to be? Chris Hogan, who talks about a
Fierce Leadership, an interview with author Susan Scott
Sep 18, 2009 • 29 min
Download the episode Being an effective leader of people and projects can often come down to having a good nose… Being able to sense that something just doesn’t smell quite right! Learning to develop your ability to “sniff out problems” or “spot the te
Managing Generation Y, an interview with author and speaker Bruce Tulgan
Aug 31, 2009 • 34 min
Download the episode You’ve heard the terms Generation X and Generation Y. There are plenty of stereotypes associated with each term. Yet when you’re responsible for leading a team that spans generations, it’s easy to struggle with challenges that vary f
Why New Systems Fail, an interview with author Phil Simon
Aug 18, 2009 • 31 min
Download the episode Think about the last really big project you were involved with…. How would you describe how it went? Smooth? Flawless? Exactly as planned? That’s not what I usually hear from customers and colleagues! Rather, I’m more apt to hear r
Managing Extreme Projects, with author and consultant Doug DeCarlo
Jul 23, 2009 • 30 min
Download the episode Over the years I’ve not only worked on a lot of projects. I’ve also sat through a lot of project management training and read plenty of books. Have you ever noticed that projects are a lot easier to manage in a class than in the real
Leading and Delivering with Virtual Teams, with guest Dr. Karen Sobel Lojeski
Jun 19, 2009 • 46 min
Download the episode Let’s face it: it’s challenging enough to lead and deliver when your team is all together in one location! The problems compound when team members are distributed across multiple locations and perhaps even time zones. When is the bes
Getting More Done with Less Stress, with guest Jason Womack
May 8, 2009 • 26 min
Download the episode “I don’t have enough time!” It’s a common refrain. Whether from participants in a workshop or over a cup of coffee with a coaching client, I’m constantly working with people who are struggling to stay on top of their commitments. Tho
How Engaged Are Your Teams? Got Conflict? A conversation with Kenneth W. Thomas, author of “Intrinsic Motivation at Work”
Apr 1, 2009 • 32 min
So take a look around you. How engaged would you say the people are in your organization? Each workplace is unique but here’s a dose of reality: Some research shows only 29% of North American employees are fully engaged. That’s a lot of productivity b
Increasing Your Charisma, with guest Dr. Nick Morgan, author of “Trust Me: Four Steps to Authenticity and Charisma”
Mar 17, 2009 • 32 min
Download the episode You’re presenting in a meeting or perhaps in front of a group. What is it that makes you more believable? More engaging? More trustworthy? The topic for today’s cast is the key to charisma. Many people think you either have the chari
The Myth of Multitasking, with guest author Dave Crenshaw
Feb 24, 2009 • 23 min
Download the episode Clearly we are a culture of jugglers. Whether working with my executive coaching clients or talking with participants in our keynotes and workshops, without a doubt most people are feeling overwhelmed with too much to do and not enou
Project Sponsorship, with guest Alfonso Bucero, PMP
Feb 2, 2009 • 21 min
Download the episode How important is executive support to your ability to deliver? The answer is: probably even more important than you realize! Nearly every list of contributing factors to project success or failure has some mention of the importance o
Why Social Networking Matters
Jan 14, 2009 • 11 min
Download the episode A common theme across my executive coaching clients is related to networking. Often it comes down to the sense there’s not enough time to network. “Nice idea but I’m too busy!” But when I, as a coach, push back on this bias, here’s w