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But What If They're Bingeing on NetFlix? How to Lead a Virtual Team, with Emily Luijbregts

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Leading a Remote Team

Increasingly project managers tell me they are responsible for a team that is not completely co-located. Whether it's just a few people who are remote or the entire team, thriving in a virtual environment is critical for you and me as we seek to lead and deliver in the years ahead. To help us further develop our ability to lead virtually, 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 [DOT] luijbregts [AT] gmail [DOT] com

Invest In Your Administrative Assistant

Administrative Professionals Day is celebrated by companies around the world each April, and I have an idea of how you can celebrate the admins who serve your area! Check out our Effective Administrative Assistant Webinar Series. It's a 5-week course that I've shared with admins around the world, and I would love to help the admin who serves your team. We help your admin grow in areas, such as influence, conflict management, time management, and even project management! Visit http://PeopleAndProjectsPodcast.com/Admin today to learn more and sign-up.

Introduce a Video Episode!

In this episode, I invite you to send me your favorite breakfast spot in your town (it will make more sense when you listen to the episode!). Also, I invite you to send me a video of you or you and your team introducing an upcoming video episode! Let's do this! Just email me an .mp4 file from your smartphone--no editing or high-production value required! Include your name, where you're from, and a welcome to the podcast. That's it! Email the file to show [AT] peopleandprojectspodcast [DOT] com. Thanks!

Listener Survey

I'm constantly looking for ways to improve the podcast. Would you be willing to take 2 minutes and share your thoughts? Go to http://PeopleAndProjectsPodcast.com/ListenerSurvey and help me know how I can help deliver exactly what you're looking for. Thanks!

Related Episodes

In this discussion with Emily, I mention the following episodes:

  • Harvard teams expert J. Richard Hackman: Episode 33
  • Cultural intelligence expert Tom Verghese: Episode 146
  • Virtual teams expert Karen Sobel Lojeski: Episode 9
  • Author of Why Managing Sucks and How to Fix It, Jody Thompson: Episode 97

Thank you for joining me for this episode of The People and Projects Podcast!

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(Video) Put Your Phone Down and Get Back to Your Life--An Idea For Managing Your Digital Diet

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 Business of Keeping Us Hooked. We'll hear from Adam in the coming weeks, but this week I have a challenge for you. Check it out!

What Did You Learn This Week?

Please e-mail me (show [AT] PeopleAndProjectsPodcast [DOT] com) or leave a message on our Listener Feedback Line (847-550-3747). What have you been learning? I look forward to hearing from you!

Please give us feedback about The People and Projects Podcast! Take our Listener Survey at http://PeopleAndProjectsPodcast.com/ListenerSurvey. Thank you!

Thank you for joining me for this episode of The People and Projects Podcast! Have a great week!

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BAILE by Podington Bear Licensed under an Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 International License..

(Video) Why Project Managers Might Just Need to Call an Audible

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 they see how the defense has lined up, they see an opportunity to make a change. They make an audible, and as project managers, there are times we need to do the same.

What Did You Learn This Week?

Please e-mail me (show [AT] PeopleAndProjectsPodcast [DOT] com) or leave a message on our Listener Feedback Line (847-550-3747). What have you been learning? I look forward to hearing from you!

Please give us feedback about The People and Projects Podcast! Take our Listener Survey at http://PeopleAndProjectsPodcast.com/ListenerSurvey. Thank you!

Thank you for joining me for this episode of The People and Projects Podcast! Have a great week!

Total Duration 3:18

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What Project Managers Can Learn from Adele and Beyoncé

Total Duration 56:02

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What Makes A Hit Song? Or Idea?

Why does one artist pull down a Grammy and another go without notice? Why do some products skyrocket in popularity when better ones never make it to production? Derek Thompson is a senior editor at The Atlantic magazine and a weekly news analyst for NPR's "Here and Now." 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/

The Perfect Gift for Your Administrative Assistant

Administrative Professionals Day is celebrated by companies around the world each April, and I have an idea for how you can celebrate the admins who serve your area! Check out our Effective Administrative Assistant Webinar Series. It's a 5-week course that I've shared with admins around the world, and I would love to help the admin who serves your team. We help your admin grow in areas, such as influence, conflict management, time management, and even project management! Visit http://PeopleAndProjectsPodcast.com/Admin today to learn more and sign-up.

I Want To Hear From You!

I'm constantly looking for ways to improve the podcast. Would you be willing to take 2 minutes and share your thoughts? Go to http://PeopleAndProjectsPodcast.com/ListenerSurvey and help me know how I can help deliver exactly what you're looking for. Thanks!

Thank you for joining me for this episode of The People and Projects Podcast!

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Why MacGyver Would Be a Great (and Happy) Project Manager

Total Duration 46:13

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Constraints are.... Good?

Timeframes. Budgets. Staffing. Project managers constantly face confounding constraints on their journey to deliver a project. Constraints limit our options. They seem to make it more difficult to deliver. And they might be exactly what we need, according to author Scott Sonenshein. 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.

Learn more about Scott at http://www.scottsonenshein.com/

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Also, learn more about our e-learning course about developing stakeholder relationships by visiting http://courses.i-leadonline.com/courses/the-dirty-little-secret-of-business.

Thank you for joining me for this episode of The People and Projects Podcast!

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