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The Perfect Time for Meetings, Taking the Certification Exam, and Just About Everything Else, with author Daniel Pink

Total Duration 39:11

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'When To' Instead of Just 'How To'

We are faced with all kinds of decisions that require us to figure out what to do. The world is filled with books that tell us How to do things, but here's a thought.... Could it be that When To is just as important--maybe even more important--than How to?

That's the premise of a new book from my guest today, Daniel Pink. Dan 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/.

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The Most Important Talent Project Managers Need to Succeed, with author Ulrich Boser

Total Duration 54:37

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Learn How to Learn

Learning to learn is what experts call the ultimate survival tool, one of the most important talents of the modern era, the skill that precedes all other skills. The idea is that once you know how to learn, you can learn almost anything. And in today's world of constant disruption and automation, if you and I are not learning, it's only a matter of time before our current skills lose relevance.

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 Ulrich and his work at http://ulrichboser.com/.

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How to Have a Conversation With That Stakeholder Who Drives You Crazy (And Anyone Else), with NPR Host Celeste Headlee

Total Duration 43:45

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The Lost Art of Conversation

George Bernard Shaw once said "The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place." As leaders of teams and projects, that's a serious problem since so much of our success depends on our ability to communicate effectively with those around us.

For all the wonders of technology, one of the unintended consequences is we're getting worse at the art of conversation. There are plenty of studies to back this up, but I think the point is intuitive to us all—-there's more talking, for sure, yet perhaps less true conversation than ever.

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, which I've included below.

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How to Get to Yes Without Manipulating, with author and influence expert Tim David

Total Duration 1:00:30

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Influencing Skills for Leaders

For those of us responsible for leading teams and projects, there are a core set of skills we need to develop. We need to manage our time. Deal with conflict. Develop relationships across the organization. We need to think strategically and learn to deal with change. Oh yeah, and develop confidence as we do all of that!

All of these are true. But one area that I see over and over that most of us need to develop has to do with our ability to influence. Regardless of your level in the organization, project managers and leaders are constantly faced with situations where we need to influence team members, bosses, customers, and other stakeholders. And more often than not, we have to do that influencing without authority.

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.

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How To Improve Relationships in the Workplace, with Todd Davis, Chief People Officer at FranklinCovey

Total Duration 40:39

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Everything Comes Down to Relationships

It's the dirty little secret of business. Your career will be boosted or restrained by how well you build and maintain relationships. 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.

What questions do you have after listening to Todd? Contact me at show [AT] PeopleAndProjectsPodcast [DOT] com. 

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