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The Real Reason Why Project Managers and Their Teams Win, with author Fred Kiel

Total Duration 34:43

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Do The Good Guys Win?

There’s something inside us that wants to believe that the good guys win in the end, right? We want to believe that if you treat people well, keep your promises, and work hard, that it all pays off with increased opportunity and reward.

Fred Kiel has data to support that you don't have to be Gordon Gecko from the movie Wall Street to win. In this episode, we talk with Fred about his new book Return on Character: The Real Reason Leaders and Their Companies Win

To learn more about Fred and take the Character Predictor Quiz, visit http://www.krw-intl.com/characterquiz/.

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Eating Frogs and Throwing Skunks on the Table: The People Side of Project Management

Total Duration 56:19

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The People Side of Project Management

In this video episode, I share a discussion with three colleagues who are experts in the people side of project management. To learn more about my guests, please visit their websites at:

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How Project Managers Can Invest Their Time Like Money, with Elizabeth Grace Saunders

Total Duration 42:11

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Aspire to be Time Wealthy

Can you relate to the feeling of being overwhelmed, with more commitments at work and home than you have time to handle? Many project managers tell me that's a rather normal existence for them. Elizabeth Grace Saunders calls that being time impoverished. We are spending more than we've earned. It's part of her analogy in her new book How to Invest Your Time Like Money

To learn more about Elizabeth and the work of her organization, visit http://reallifee.com/.

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What Science Says About the Happy Project Manager, with Michelle Gielen

Total Duration 41:34

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The Happy Project Manager

Most people who know me would say I'm generally a happy guy--rather optimistic by nature. By I've always been a bit skeptical about books on the subject of happiness. My concern is that they would be filled with shallow platitudes, assuming that the ultimate goal for ourselves is self-focused pleasure.

Thankfully, that bias didn't keep me from agreeing to read Michelle Gielan's new book Broadcasting Happiness: The Science of Igniting and Sustaining Positive Change.

To learn more about Michelle and the work of her organization, visit http://BroadcastingHappiness.com/.

Join My Periscopes This Month!

As part of our ongoing experimentation here at the People and Projects Podcast, we're going to be conducting some Periscopes during the month of October 2015. Each Friday, starting October 9, 2015, for 4 Friday's, I'll be broadcasting a periscope from 12:15pm Central in the US (GMT-5). If you haven't downloaded the app, please do so and then join me for these brief, 15-minute discussions. You can find my Periscope home page at https://www.Periscope.tv/andy_kaufman. I would love to have the opportunity to connect with you in this way so join me in October!

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Clips from The LEGO Movie

Honestly, this movie cracks me up. I couldn't help but put Unikitty in this episode. Who's your favorite character in the movie?

Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives, with Gretchen Rubin

Total Duration 41:37

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Habits for Project Managers

Could it be that the habits you develop today determine the life you live tomorrow? As project managers, we make endless choices throughout the day--how to use our time, how to interact with stakeholders, how to solve a problem. Our guest for this episode is Gretchen Rubin, who suggests that developing effective habits is a key responsibility for those who want to build a successful tomorrow.

Gretchen is the author of a new book entitled Better Than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives.

To learn more about Gretchen and her book, visit http://www.GretchenRubin.com.

 

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