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 risk of standing out.
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What's your take? Let me know how you've wrestled with the issue of blending in and standing out. What have you been learning lately? Please e-mail me (show [AT] PeopleAndProjectsPodcast [DOT] com) or leave a message on our Listener Feedback Line (847-550-3747). I look forward to hearing from you!
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 there's a danger if we focus too much on ourselves instead of the customer. The second quote is related to getting support and buy-in.
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What have you been learning lately? Please e-mail me (show [AT] PeopleAndProjectsPodcast [DOT] com) or leave a message on our Listener Feedback Line (847-550-3747). I look forward to hearing from you!
What is something in your near future that's causing you to feel nervous? For example:
A certification exam that you'll be taking soon
A presentation you need to make to your senior management
A tough conversation with a team member of stakeholder
An interview for a job you really want
When you're faced with having to perform and the stakes are high, it's normal to start feeling nervous. But there's little evidence that just telling someone to "calm down" will provide any benefit. In fact, it might make it worse.
What allows you to walk onto the stage or into the testing center or into that meeting room with the eye of the tiger? Dan shares his insights in this episode.
During the recap of the interview, I mention the following episodes, which I recommend for further learning:
Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges, by Amy Cuddy. Amy builds off her ever-popular TED Talk about using the "super hero" pose and shares ideas on how to be more confident and assertive. My interview with Amy is at http://www.PeopleAndProjectsPodcast.com/142
Performance Breakthrough: A Radical Approach to Success at Work, by Cathy Salit. Shakespeare wasn't kidding when he said "All the world's a stage!" Cathy suggests that every interaction is a performance, and when we can see life through that lens, much growth and learning is possible. Our video discussion is at http://PeopleAndProjectsPodcast.com/149.
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John's 10 principles that apply to all of us, regardless of age, include:
Your mind: Alzheimer's
Body and Brain
Your food and exercise
You'll find out what brain science says is the best age to retire. And regardless of your age, you'll find practical insights to help you thrive. Learn more about the Brain Rules books at http://brainrules.net/. Here are the other books in the Brain Rules family:
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 it relevant, how to market the PMO and get executive support, how agile is impacting the PMO, and predictions about the future.
What's working with the PMO's you see these days? What's not working? What questions do you have from this episode? Please e-mail me (show [AT] PeopleAndProjectsPodcast [DOT] com) or leave a message on our Listener Feedback Line (847-550-3747). I look forward to hearing from you!