People And Projects Podcast: Project Management Podcast

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The People and Projects Podcast, where we bring interviews and insights to help you deliver projects and lead teams.

Episodes

  • PPP 337 | How Hands-On Should You Stay? Johanna Rothman on Management

    15/09/2021 Duration: 43min

    Managing Projects and Teams One of my favorite voices in the world of leading and delivering is Johanna Rothman. I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Johanna for a couple of decades now and throughout that time she’s been a clear voice in how I think about managing teams and projects. And her writing, coaching, and consulting have helped project teams around the world. In this episode, she joins us to talk about her new book series entitled Modern Management Made Easy. It’s a series of 3 books that address some pervasive myths about management. Learn more about Johanna and her book series at jrothman.com/modern-management-made-easy-a-three-volume-set/. Additional Resources In this episode, I refer to these other interviews that you might find helpful: My discussion with Johanna in episode 207 about her book Create Your Successful Agile Journey My discussion with Annie Murphy Paul in episode 335 about her book The Extended Mind Join our Global LEAD52 Community Ready to take your leadership skills to the next lev

  • PPP 336 | Project Success Rates Suck. Here’s What To Do About It, with Clint Padgett

    08/09/2021 Duration: 40min

    How to Deliver Projects Let’s say a boss comes up to you and says, “Hey, our senior leadership team just authorized this big new project. I’m assigning it to you and need it delivered in the next 14 weeks. We’re counting on you. Good luck!” What’s going through your mind at this point? Maybe you’re excited about the opportunity, which is great. But a lot of times people are thinking, “How in the world am I supposed to deliver all of that, in that timeframe, when I’m already overbooked with other projects! And so is everyone else I’ll need!” So what do you do? Clint Padgett joins us again to talk about his new book entitled How Teams Triumph: Managing By Commitment. If you're looking for insights on how to deliver challenging projects, this is a book you'll want to read. Learn more about Clint and his book at ProjectSuccess.com. Additional Resources You can find my previous discussion with Clint in episode 29. Join our Global LEAD52 Community Ready to take your leadership skills to the next level? LEAD52 is yo

  • PPP 335 | How to Improve Your Ability to Think, with acclaimed science writer Annie Murphy Paul

    31/08/2021 Duration: 42min

    Much Of How We Think About the Brain is Wrong Today we're having a discussion about the brain. Actually, it’s more than that--we’re going to talk about how a lot of what we think we know about the brain might just not be so! Science writer Annie Murphy Paul joins us today to talk about her remarkable new book entitled The Extended Mind: The Power of Thinking Outside The Brain. It’s a book that has expanded how I think about the mind and I can’t wait to introduce you to what I consider a must-read book. Learn more about Annie and her book at AnnieMurphyPaul.com. Additional Resources In my comments after the interview, I mention a follow-up interview you may want to check out. It's with Dr. John Medina, author of a series of books called Brain Rules. You can find my discussion with John in episode 188. Join our Global LEAD52 Community Ready to take your leadership skills to the next level? LEAD52 is your 5-minute weekly pass to leadership intelligence. You get 52 weeks of learning, delivered right to your inbox

  • PPP 334 | Beyond the Pandemic: Preparing for the Next Rogue Wave, with futurist Jonathan Brill

    24/08/2021 Duration: 31min

    Preparing for the Next Rogue Wave We’re continuing a series of episodes on the topic of the future. It’s hard to imagine that we can be effective at leading others if we’re not forward-thinking. But after getting slammed by the COVID tsunami and subsequent recurring waves, the future can feel so unsure. So how do we prepare ourselves and our teams for the future despite the challenges of understanding it? To help us with that, we’re joined in this episode by Jonathan Brill, author of a new book entitled Rogue Waves: Future-Proof Your Business to Survive and Profit from Radical Change. Jonathan is the former Global Futurist at HP and has led companies that have substantially improved the world in many domains. Not to mention he invented a machine that makes frozen coffee slurpees! Learn more about Jonathan and his book at JonathanBrill.com. Additional Resources In the outtakes of the episode, Jonathan mentions an HBR article that he wrote with Dorie Clark about how to future-prep your career. You can find tha

  • PPP 333 | How to Boost Morale and Results by Making Work Fun, with Dr. Bob Nelson and Mario Tamayo

    18/08/2021 Duration: 52min

    How much fun would you say you and your team have as you go through your day-to-day work? When you look back over the pandemic experience thus far, there are plenty of reasons for the word fun to not come to mind. There has been great loss, much fear, and though working from home may have its advantages, it can definitely have an impact on how a group of people experience the idea of being a team and having fun together. In this episode, you'll hear from Dr. Bob Nelson and Mario Tamayo, authors of a new book entitled Work Made Fun Gets Done. It's an insightful book on trust that I look forward to sharing with you. Learn more about Dr. Bob and Mario and their book at DrBobNelson.com/. If you found this episode helpful, here are some recommended follow-up episodes: Episode 316 with the authors of the book Humor, Seriously Episode 109 with Peter McGraw about his book The Humor Code: A Global Search for What Makes Things Funny Join our Global LEAD52 Community Ready to take your leadership skills to the next lev

  • PPP 332 | Keeping Teams Engaged and Connected While Working From Anywhere, with Kevin Eikenberry and Wayne Turmel

    10/08/2021 Duration: 46min

    Leading Virtual Teams That Work Though many people are slowly starting to return to the office for at least part of the week, there’s reason to think that we’ll be leading teams and projects with stakeholders that are not co-located. And though we’ve gained some experience with that now since the global pandemic began, I continue to hear from people about the challenges they experience, both as a leader of teams and as members of teams. I’m excited to introduce you to the work of Kevin Eikenberry and Wayne Turmel. They are authors of the books The Long-Distance Leader and The Long-Distance Teammate. Both are insightful books on how to navigate leading virtual teams and I look forward to sharing ideas from the books with you. Learn more about Kevin and Wayne and their books at KevinEikenberry.com. Join our Global LEAD52 Community Ready to take your leadership skills to the next level? LEAD52 is your 5-minute weekly pass to leadership intelligence. You get 52 weeks of learning, delivered right to your inbox, ta

  • PPP 331 | Should I Trust Them? Do They Trust Me? Harvard Professor Sandra Sucher on The Power of Trust

    03/08/2021 Duration: 42min

    The Power of Trust A key aspect for us to grow in our ability to lead and deliver comes down to trust. It’s difficult to follow someone we don’t trust, right? Yet trust can be one of those topics that can be difficult to get our arms around. We know it when we see it and we know it’s important. And we certainly know when it’s lost. But how do we intentionally develop trust in an authentic and lasting way? That’s what we’re talking about today. Harvard Management Professor Sandra Sucher joins us in this episode to talk about her new book The Power of Trust: How Companies Build It, Lose It, Regain It. It's an insightful book on trust that I look forward to sharing with you. Learn more about Sandra and her book at ThePowerOfTrustBook.com/. Join our Global LEAD52 Community Ready to take your leadership skills to the next level? LEAD52 is your 5-minute weekly pass to leadership intelligence. You get 52 weeks of learning, delivered right to your inbox, taking less than 5 minutes a week. And it's all for free. Join

  • PPP 330 | The Working Mom Blueprint, with Dr. Whitney Casares

    28/07/2021 Duration: 44min

    The Working Project Manager Mom A common struggle I see is the challenges and expectations faced by working moms. I think it’s challenging for any working mom, but since many of our listeners are in project-related roles, I wonder if it’s even more difficult for you? Your days are filled with planning, task management, getting things done, being efficient, and my guess is that mindset doesn’t shut off when it comes to parenting. In many ways, that mindset probably helps you in your parenting. But it also might leave you exhausted as you wrestle with trying to do it all--trying to be all--when the demands of work and life make that an impossible fairy tale. In this episode, we’re talking with Dr. Whitney Casares, author of a new book entitled The Working Mom Blueprint: Winning at Parenting Without Losing Yourself. It’s a book packed with wisdom that I can’t wait to introduce you to. Learn more about Whitney at ModernMommyDoc.com/. Join our Global LEAD52 Community Ready to take your leadership skills to the nex

  • PPP 329 | Preparing Your Career and Your Team for the Future, with Deborah Westphal

    20/07/2021 Duration: 50min

    Preparing for the Convergence It's hard to imagine that we can be effective at leading others if we’re not forward-thinking. But the future is so unsure--clouded at times by apocalyptic visions of machines taking over and life ruled by algorithms. So how do we prepare ourselves and our teams for the future despite the challenges of understanding it? To help us on this journey, we're joined today by Deborah Westphal, author of a new book entitled Convergence: Technology, Business, and the Human-Centric Future. In this episode, Deborah will talk about what it means for us to be human-centric as we look to the future. She’ll challenge how we use the term stakeholder when we’re leading our teams and projects. She’ll expose some of the obsolete ideas and models that we too easily hold onto. And she’ll give us some perspectives to think differently about what it means to be a human-centric, future-focused leader. Learn more about Deborah and her book at DeborahWestphal.com/convergence-book/. Join our Global LEAD52

  • PPP 328 | Why You Need to Know about LogFrame, with Terry Dean Schmidt

    14/07/2021 Duration: 37min

    Strategic Project Management There's a good chance that right now, as you listen to this episode, you’ve been tasked with delivering something that feels big. Perhaps even intimidating. Even if this isn’t you right now, it will be eventually, and today I can’t wait to introduce you to an approach that can help lead you out of the fog. Terry Dean Schmidt is the author of Strategic Project Management Made Simple. Though that title might sound like it’s over-selling--that strategic projects can be made simple--I think you’re going to find Terry’s approach to be something that is straightforward and can apply to just about any type of project and life cycle. Learn more about Terry and his company at https://www.managementpro.com/about-us/meet-terry/. Let's Stay In Touch! I hear from listeners almost every day and I love it! How about you and I connect on LinkedIn? Go to https://PeopleAndProjectsPodcast.com/LinkedIn and Follow me (I've maxed out the connections but if you Follow me, I'll Follow you back!) Thank yo

  • PPP 327 | What is Sustainable Project Management? A Conversation with Rich Maltzman

    06/07/2021 Duration: 32min

    Sustainable Project Management Insights One of my favorite voices on how to lead projects is Rich Maltzman. Rich contributed to A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) Seventh Edition in the areas of sustainability and value delivery. In this episode, Rich talks about what sustainable project management is (and isn't). Perhaps more importantly, he talks about what we can do at our level, especially when we feel we don’t have much influence to make a difference. And Rich shares some project and career lessons that he’s gleaned over the years. It’s a great discussion with a guy I consider a friend. Here are some resources that Rich mentions during the interview: His book Green Project Management, co-authored with David Shirley His book How to Facilitate Productive Project Planning Meetings: A Practical Guide to Ensuring Project Success, co-authored with Jim Stewart His blog on projectmanagement.com Let's Stay In Touch! I hear from listeners almost every day and I love it! How abo

  • PPP 326 | Kiron Bondale Shares Project Leadership Lessons

    01/07/2021 Duration: 34min

    Lessons in Project Leadership One of my favorite voices on how to lead projects is Kiron Bondale. He joined us back in episode 92 for an In the Trenches episode, and I’ve been a fan of his writing ever since. Kiron recently launched a new book entitled Easy in Theory, Difficult in Practice: 100 Lessons in Project Leadership. It's a book packed with insights to help you lead and deliver. Learn more about Kiron and his work at https://kbondale.wordpress.com/. Let's Stay In Touch! I hear from listeners almost every day and I love it! How about you and I connect on LinkedIn? Go to https://PeopleAndProjectsPodcast.com/LinkedIn and Follow me (I've maxed out the connections but if you Follow me, I'll Follow you back!) Thank you for joining me for this episode of The People and Projects Podcast! Talent Triangle: Leadership   Tranceverse by Sascha Ende® Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/5223-tranceverse License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/3788-funkor

  • PPP 325 | Managing Up and Conversations about Race, with author Dana Brownlee

    22/06/2021 Duration: 44min

    Two Interviews in One I've been looking forward to sharing this interview with Dana Brownlee for many weeks. In many ways, it's two interviews wrapped up into one. We start by talking with Dana about her book entitled The Unwritten Rules of Managing Up: Project Management Techniques from the Trenches. It's a book packed with insights to help manage those who manage us! But I didn't want to miss the opportunity to have a conversation with Dana about race. She's a valued voice in my life on many topics--including race--and I so appreciate the insights she shares with us today. Learn more about Dana and her work at https://professionalismmatters.com/. Also, check out her YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfFT3dbydRwGM2_qBz-lt_A. Finally, in the interview, she mentions an article she wrote about Martin Luther King's letter from the Birmingham jail. Click here to read that article. Let's Stay In Touch! I hear from listeners almost every day and I love it! How about you and I connect on LinkedIn?

  • PPP 324 | Gallup Chief Scientist on How to Build Resilient and Thriving Teams

    16/06/2021 Duration: 41min

    Building Resilience After a Pandemic For most of us, living through a crisis like a global pandemic has taken a toll. As leaders, we not only have to navigate difficult times well ourselves—we also have a responsibility to help those we lead. Jim Harter is Chief Scientist of Workplace Management and Wellbeing at Gallup. He joins us here in episode 324 to talk about his new book entitled Wellbeing at Work: How to Build Resilient and Thriving Teams. It's a book packed with research-driven insights to help you and me build resilient and thriving teams at work. Learn more about Jim and his work at Gallup at https://www.gallup.com/cliftonstrengths/en/349547/wellbeing-at-work-what-gallup-has-learned-about-thriving.aspx. Let's Stay In Touch! I hear from listeners almost every day and I love it! How about you and I connect on LinkedIn? Go to https://PeopleAndProjectsPodcast.com/LinkedIn and Follow me (I've maxed out the connections but if you Follow me, I'll Follow you back!) Thank you for joining me for this episode

  • PPP 323 | Strategies to Deal With Anxiety at Work, with Adrian Gostick

    09/06/2021 Duration: 37min

    Leading in Anxious Times In this episode, we’re taking on the subject of anxiety at work, and I’m excited to welcome Adrian Gostick to the conversation. Adrian and his co-authors Chester Elton and Anthony Gostick have written an insightful and timely book entitled Anxiety at Work: 8 Strategies to Help Teams Build Resilience, Handle Uncertainty, and Get Stuff Done. The book is filled with practical ways that we, as leaders, can do our part to reduce anxiety at work. Learn more about Adrian and his work at https://AdrianGostick.com/. Let's Stay In Touch! I hear from listeners almost every day and I love it! How about you and I connect on LinkedIn? Go to https://PeopleAndProjectsPodcast.com/LinkedIn and Follow me (I've maxed out the connections but if you Follow me, I'll Follow you back!) Thank you for joining me for this episode of The People and Projects Podcast! Talent Triangle: Leadership   Depression by Sascha Ende® Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/4927-depression License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-lice

  • PPP 322 | New Rules for the Digital Age, with Ram Charan

    25/05/2021 Duration: 36min

    The Rules Have Changed World-renowned CEO coach and business thinker Ram Charan joins us to talk about new rules for the digital age from his book Rethinking Competitive Advantage: New Rules for the Digital Age. It's a discussion that will help guide how you see your business through the lens of the digital giants while helping you prepare for the future. Learn more about Ram and his work at https://ram-charan.com/books/. Let's Stay In Touch! I hear from listeners almost every day and I love it! How about you and I connect on LinkedIn? Go to https://PeopleAndProjectsPodcast.com/LinkedIn and Follow me (I've maxed out the connections but if you Follow me, I'll Follow you back!) Thank you for joining me for this episode of The People and Projects Podcast! Talent Triangle: Strategic & Business Management   Creating Future Technologies by MusicLFiles Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/7057-creating-future-technologies License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Back to the Future by WinnieTheMoog Link: https:

  • PPP 321 | The Art of Asking Instead of Telling, with Ed and Peter Schein

    08/05/2021 Duration: 51min

    Asking Instead of Telling Dr. Ed Schein returns back to the podcast, along with his son Peter, to talk about the recently released Second Edition of their book Humble Inquiry, Second Edition: The Gentle Art of Asking Instead of Telling. It's a book about asking questions--for sure. But it's a remarkably good book about how to have conversations--real conversations--instead of two people talking at each other. Learn more about Ed, Peter, and their Organizational Culture and Leadership Institute at https://www.scheinocli.org/. Let's Stay In Touch! I hear from listeners almost every day and I love it! How about you and I connect on LinkedIn? Go to https://PeopleAndProjectsPodcast.com/LinkedIn and Follow me (I've maxed out the connections but if you Follow me, I'll Follow you back!) Thank you for joining me for this episode of The People and Projects Podcast! Talent Triangle: Leadership   Inspiring Advertising by Rafeal Krux Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/5515-inspiring-advertising- License: https://filmmusic.i

  • PPP 320 | How to Sharpen Your Mind by Thinking Strategically, with Greg Githens

    30/04/2021 Duration: 43min

    Making Sense of Weak Signals Greg Githens joins us to talk about his insightful book How to Think Strategically: Sharpen Your Mind. Develop Your Competency. Contribute to Success. Greg's book is packed with ideas to build your ability to think more critically--more strategically--and develop your ability to lead teams and projects. Learn more about Greg, his book, and his coaching practice at https://strategicthinkingcoach.com/. Let's Stay In Touch! I hear from listeners almost every day and I love it! How about you and I connect on LinkedIn? Go to https://PeopleAndProjectsPodcast.com/LinkedIn and Follow me (I've maxed out the connections but if you Follow me, I'll Follow you back!) Thank you for joining me for this episode of The People and Projects Podcast! Talent Triangle: Leadership   A Day Of Happiness (loopable) by chilledmusic Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/7653-a-day-of-happiness-loopable- License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

  • PPP 319 | What You Need to Know About the PMP® Exam, with PMI's Sierra Hampton-Simmons

    13/04/2021 Duration: 18min

    The Head of Certification from PMI Joins Us Sierra Hampton-Simmons joins us in this episode to talk about the recent changes to the PMP exam. In addition, she gives us a glimpse at what to expect with certifications in the future. In the discussion, she mentions the following handbooks: PMI website: pmi.org PMP Exam Content Outline CAPM Exam Content Outline I would love to help you earn your PMP or CAPM certification exam! To learn more about our programs, click here. Let's Stay In Touch! I hear from listeners almost every day and I love it! How about you and I connect on LinkedIn? Go to https://PeopleAndProjectsPodcast.com/LinkedIn and Follow me (I've maxed out the connections but if you Follow me, I'll Follow you back!) Thank you for joining me for this episode of The People and Projects Podcast! Talent Triangle: Strategic Business Management The Happiest Day of My Life by MusicLFiles Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/6916-the-happiest-day-of-my-life License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

  • PPP 318 | How to Build New Connections, a Better Career, and a More Fulfilling Life, with John Stepper, creator of Working Out Loud

    01/04/2021 Duration: 43min

    You Can't Advance If They Don't Know About You I'm joined by John Stepper to talk about his new book entitled Working Out Loud: A 12-Week Method to Build New Connections, a Better Career, and a More Fulfilling Life. It’s a great read and in today’s discussion, you’re going to learn specific strategies for developing relationships and future-prepping your career. Learn more about John and the Working Out Loud movement at WorkingOutLoud.com/. Let's Stay In Touch! I hear from listeners almost every day and I love it! How about you and I connect on LinkedIn? Go to https://PeopleAndProjectsPodcast.com/LinkedIn and Follow me (I've maxed out the connections but if you Follow me, I'll Follow you back!) Thank you for joining me for this episode of The People and Projects Podcast! Talent Triangle: Leadership   Golden Star by Rafael Krux Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/5657-golden-star- License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Pop Cinematic Credits by Rafael Crux Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/5586-pop-cinematic

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