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PPP 047 | Management: It's Not What You Think! An interview with Henry Mintzberg

Total Duration 18:23

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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 white board but are seemingly impossible to be practically applied in the real world.

When it comes to management, it's easy to find books that pontificate theory. But every once in a while you come across one that is a breath of fresh air, where the author says it how it is instead of how it should be.

An example of one of those books is the latest from Professor Henry Mintzberg, entitled Management? It's Not What You Think! It's a thought-provoking, at times irreverent look at this craft we call management.

To give you a taste of what you'll find in this new book, I'm excited to share a recent discussion I had with Henry in this episode.

Learn more about Henry at http://www.mintzberg.com and http://www.coachingourselves.com.

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

PPP 046 | Get Your PMP®, an interview with Cornelius Fichtner, PMP

Total Duration 33:07

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One of the real pleasures of my job is to help project managers get their Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification. For years I procrastinated in getting my PMP® certification--perhaps that is your story as well. Or maybe you're wondering if it would make sense for you to get a certification.

In this episode, I talk with Cornelius Fichtner, the venerable host of The Project Management Podcast, about issues related to PMP® certification. Cornelius has been helping students with their PMP®Exam Prep for over ten years. So if you’re considering getting certified or in the process of preparing right now, this interview is especially for you.

Here are links to learn more about the PMP® Prep offerings from Cornelius:

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PPP 045 | Being a Student of PM, with Josh Nankivel

Episode Duration 28:27

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So, let me ask you.... Are you a student of your profession? Conferences are a great way to invest in your learning--it's one way to remain a student. But how else do you make sure you continue to learn? Listening to this podcast is a clear way to keep growing, and each month we have more premium subscribers who get additional content that supplements these episodes with more personalized coaching.

For this episode I wanted to focus on those who are in project management roles or who aspire to be there someday. There are many great resources for being a student of project management. And one of my favorite resources is pmStudent.

Josh also mentioned the following sites:

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

PPP 044 | Think Small! An interview with Phil Simon, author of The New Small

I have to tell you: I love running a small company.

In today's interview I'll tell the story of a small company that doesn't act small. You may work for yourself, for a small company, or for a huge multinational organization. I'm convinced that your ability to act like a small company is more about how you look at things than it is the number of employees.

And that's just one of the themes of my friend and colleague Phil Simon, who recently released his latest book entitled The New Small: How a New Breed of Small Businesses Is Harnessing the Power of Emerging Technologies. For years I've found Phil's insights to be fresh, on target, and actionable. Enjoy the interview

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

Duration: 22:15

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PPP 043 | The Way We're Working Isn't Working, Part 2

Episode Duration 16:55

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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.

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

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  2. PPP 041 | New Year's Resolutions for Project Managers
  3. PPP 039 | Networking for People Who Hate Networking: An interview with author Devora Zack
  4. PPP 038 | How to Manage Your Boss, an interview with author and speaker Bruce Tulgan
  5. PPP 037 | Premium: Making Better Decisions through 10-10-10
  6. PPP 036 | Engaging Your Employees, with author Brad Federman
  7. PPP 035 | Delivering Projects Through People, with author Dave Po-Chedley, PMP
  8. PPP 033.1 | Premium: Discussion Questions for Leading Teams, with Harvard Professor Dr. J. Richard Hackman
  9. PPP 033 | Leading Teams, with Harvard Professor Dr. J. Richard Hackman
  10. PPP 032 | Become a More Effective Leader Using the Latest Brain Science
  11. PPP 031 | Leading Teams with Meaning, with Dr. Adam Grant
  12. PPP 030 | Wired to Care, with author Dev Patnaik
  13. PPP 029 | The Project Success Method, with author Clint Padgett
  14. PPP 028 | Influence Without Authority Scenarios, Part 2
  15. PPP 027 | How to Influence Without Authority, an interview with author Dr. Allan Cohen
  16. PPP 026 | How to Offer, Give, and Receive Help. Part 2 of an Interview with Dr. Ed Schein
  17. PPP 025 | Corporate Culture Survival, with Sloan Fellows Professor of Management Emeritus, Dr. Ed Schein
  18. PPP 024 | PDUs for PMPs, with guest Cornelius Fichtner, PMP
  19. PPP 023 | Steve Martin and Andy Kaufman on Influence
  20. PPP 022 | Who's Got Your Back? An interview with bestselling author Keith Ferrazzi
  21. PPP 021 | The New Year Money Episode, with author and speaker Matt Bell
  22. PPP 020 | Accountability That Works! An interview with author and speaker John G. Miller
  23. PPP 019 | Making New Year's Resolutions StickK! An interview with Jordan Goldberg, CEO of stickK.com
  24. PPP 018 | Project Management Beyond PMI, an interview with Bill Duncan, primary author of the original PMBOK(R) Guide
  25. PPP 017 | Take Back Your Life! An interview with author John Wittry
  26. PPP 016 | World of Thanks, a special Thanksgiving podcast episode
  27. PPP 015 | Is Failure an Option? An interview with Ralph Heath, author of Celebrating Failure
  28. PPP 014 | How to Know What You Don't Know, an interview with author Michael Roberto
  29. PPP 013 | Managing Politics and Conflict in Projects, with author Brian Irwin, PMP
  30. PPP 012 | Why Feedback Doesn't Work, with Charles Jacobs, author of Management Rewired
  31. PPP 011 | Fierce Leadership, an interview with author Susan Scott
  32. PPP 010 | Managing Generation Y, an interview with author and speaker Bruce Tulgan
  33. PPP 009 | Why New Systems Fail, an interview with author Phil Simon
  34. PPP 008 | Managing Extreme Projects, with author and consultant Doug DeCarlo
  35. PPP 007 | Leading and Delivering with Virtual Teams, with guest Dr. Karen Sobel Lojeski
  36. PPP 006 | Getting More Done with Less Stress, with guest Jason Womack
  37. PPP 005 | How Engaged Are Your Teams? Got Conflict? A conversation with Kenneth W. Thomas, author of "Intrinsic Motivation at Work"
  38. PPP 004 | Increasing Your Charisma, with guest Dr. Nick Morgan, author of "Trust Me: Four Steps to Authenticity and Charisma"
  39. PPP 003 | The Myth of Multitasking, with guest author Dave Crenshaw
  40. PPP 002 | Project Sponsorship, with guest Alfonso Bucero, PMP
  41. PPP 001 | Why Social Networking Matters
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