I spend most of my weekdays delivering project management and leadership workshops and keynotes at companies and conferences. Visit http://www.i-leadonline.com/keynotes to learn more about how we can help you and your teams learn how to lead and deliver.
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.
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.
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.
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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!
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.
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 this episode, I welcome Dan Rust, author of Workplace Poker: Are You Playing the Game or Just Getting Played? If you get sick of office politics, join the crowd. But the reality for project managers is we need to be effective with a wide range of stakeholders, and there are complex human dynamics that must be navigated. This is one of the best books I've read on the topic in a while.