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The Most Important Lesson You Learned Last Year

Total Duration 39:48

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What Did You Learn Last Year?

What's something specific you've learned in the last 12 months that you either didn't know before then or you had to re-learn it? That's a question I asked some of my favorite continual learners--friends and colleagues who are committed to developing their abilities.

In this episode you'll hear from:

Share Your Lesson!

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

 

Thank you for joining me for this episode of The People and Projects Podcast! Here's to a great year ahead!

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What You Need to Know to Manage Millennials, with author Lee Caraher

Total Duration 55:18

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Gotta Love Millennials

When the topic of millennials comes up in my workshops, it's sure to evoke strong opinions, from older leaders who complain millennials are entitled, to the millennials who resent being stereotyped.

In this episode, Lee Caraher joins us to talk about both sides of the issue. Lee is the author of the book entitled Millennials & Management: The Essential Guide to Making it Work at Work. You can learn more about Lee at her website http://LeeCaraher.com/.

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

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A Little Millennial Fun

A Revolutionary Way for Project Managers to Influence and Persuade, with Dr. Robert Cialdini

Total Duration 53:17

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Project Managers Influencing Without Authority

Increasingly, project managers need to influence, but do so without authority. Often, without much if any positional power, we need to get a sponsor or team member or other stakeholder to say "Yes". There's no shortage of books on influence, but there's a new one I have been so excited to tell you about. If you've participated in any of our project management or leadership keynotes, workshops, or e-learning, you've heard me talk about Dr. Robert Cialdini, the acclaimed influence expert and author of Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion.

In this episode, Dr. Cialdini joins us to talk about his newest book entitled Pre-Suasion: A Revolutionary Way to Influence and Persuade. You can learn more about Bob and his company at http://www.influenceatwork.com/.

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Add Your Voice to Our Upcoming New Year's Episode!

What's something you've learned in the last year? I'd love to have you share it in our upcoming New Year's episode. There are two ways to add your voice to the episode:

  • Leave your lesson in a voicemail on our Listener Feedback Line at 847-550-3747.
  • Record your lesson and then send the audio file to me at show [AT] peopleandprojectspodcast [DOT] com.

Please include your name, your location, and a 3-minute or less summary of something you've learned in the last year. It could be something from one of our podcasts. Or it could be from a book or experience. Share it with our project leadership community around the world! I look forward to hearing from you!

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

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The Messy Project Manager, with author Tim Harford

Total Duration 48:30

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What Good is a Mess?

As a profession, project managers have a tendency toward the tidy. Would you agree? I'm not talking about tidy in terms of cleanliness. I'm talking about tidy in terms of organized. Buttoned up. In control.

In this episode, Tim Harford joins us to argue for the value of messiness. Tim is the author of the new book entitled Messy: The Power of Disorder to Transform Our Lives. You can learn more about Tim at his website http://timharford.com/.

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I spend most of my weekdays delivering project management and leadership workshops and keynotes at companies and conferences. Visit http://www.i-leadonline.com/workshops or http://www.i-leadonline.com/keynotes to learn more about how we can help you and your teams learn how to lead and deliver.

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

Here's Tim's TED Talk on the subject:

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How to Keep Your Project Stakeholders Engaged, with Dr. Lynda Bourne

Total Duration 48:22

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You Have More Stakeholders Than You Realize

One of the primary reasons so much of our emphasis on The People and Projects Podcast is on the people side of our profession is because that is often the biggest struggle. In many ways, project management is really people management, and learning how to navigate the people side of our projects is critical for sustained success.

In today's episode, we focus on the topic of stakeholder management. We're joined by Dr. Lynda Bourne, author of Making Projects Work: Effective Stakeholder and Communication Management. You can learn more about Lynda, including information about the Stakeholder Circle® at http://www.stakeholdermapping.com/.

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