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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/

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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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What Leaders Need to Know About Reducing Stress, with authors of Nick Petrie and Derek Roger

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Work...Without Stress?

There are many satisfying aspects of jobs that require us to lead teams and deliver projects. Yet they are careers that often include elevated amounts of stress. Or is it pressure? Our guests today will talk about the difference! Nick Petrie and Derek Roger are authors of the new book Work Without Stress: Building a Resilient Mindset for Lasting Success. You can learn more about Nick at http://www.nicholaspetrie.com/. Learn more about Derek at http://www.challengeofchange.co.nz/about/derek_roger.

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Here's the clip from the movie Bridge of Spies that Derek refers to in our discussion:

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What I Learned This Week About What To Do Long Before You Lose Your Job

What I Learned This Week

We continue our series of short videos talking about an idea or observation that was learned this week. In this episode I talk about a conversation I overheard in an airport lounge before heading to Madrid on a family vacation. It's an important lesson for us all: dig the well before you're thirsty.

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!

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

Total Duration 2:51

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How to Become the Leader Your Team is Waiting For, with Jonathan Raymond

 

Total Duration 51:00

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Our View of Authority

How you and I think about authority matters. It impacts how we go about our roles as leaders. And understanding the impact we have on others is critical. In this episode, Jonathan Raymond joins us to talk about his new book entitled Good Authority: How To Become The Leader Your Team Is Waiting For. You can learn more about Jonathan and his work at http://refound.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 to learn more about how we can help you and your teams learn how to lead and deliver.

Also, learn more about our conflict management e-learning by visiting http://courses.i-leadonline.com.

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

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