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Negotiating the Conflicts That Suck the Life Out of You, with Harvard's Daniel Shapiro

Total Duration 50:02

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Negotiating Emotionally Charged Conflicts

In this episode, I welcome Harvard's Daniel Shapiro to talk about his new book Negotiating the Nonnegotiable: How to Resolve Your Most Emotionally Charged Conflicts. If you lead projects and teams, conflict is inevitable and can make negotiating for resources and changes a real challenge. Dan gets past the typical teaching on conflict, focusing on the most challenging conflict and negotiation situations we face: where emotions and identity are at stake.

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Why Your Technical Project Management Skills Aren't Enough, with guest Dave Wakeman

Total Duration 40:49

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Beyond Gantt Charts and Critical Path

In this episode, I welcome Dave Wakeman from Wakeman Consulting Group to talk about Strategic and Business Management. This is a leg of PMI's Talent Triangle™ that often doesn't get enough focus. Dave shares insights on strategy and operations that show our success goes far beyond our technical project management skills. Check out his website to sign-up for Dave's newsletter and read his blog.

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How to Tell Someone They Have Body Odor (and Other Tricky Culture Situations), with Dr. Tom Verghese

Total Duration 42:12

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How Culturally Intelligent Are You?

In this episode I welcome Dr. Tom Verghese from Cultural Synergies to talk about the importance of raising our cultural intelligence (what he calls CQ). Check out his website for videos and other resources to improve your ability to interact productively with people from other cultures.


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Career Success Hacks for Project Managers, with Bruce Harpham

Total Duration 27:58

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Introducing Bruce Harpham

In this episode I welcome Bruce Harpham from ProjectManagementHacks.com. Bruce is a regular blogger on topics related to career advancement for project managers. Check out his website and sign-up for a free copy of his Career Advancement Workbook.

Give the Gift of Learning to Your Administrative Assistant!

On April 27, 2016, administrative assistants around the world will be celebrated as part of Administrative Professionals' Day. Here's a bit of advice: take your assistant out to lunch! Treat them extra special! And how about this--give them the gift of learning!

Our Effective Administrative Assistant Webinar Series starts up on April 14. I'll be leading a series of two-hour webinars designed especially to help your admin improve their ability to get things done. Learn more at http://courses.i-leadonline.com/courses/the-effective-administrative-assistant-webinar-series. Use a coupon code of admin-gift-16 to save $59 USD off the price. Thanks for spreading the word about this!

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4 Rules to Help Project Managers Focus in a Distracted World, with Cal Newport

Total Duration 32:32

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Out of the Shallows

Project managers are constantly tasked with juggling priorities and managing interruptions. We live in the shallows, so to speak, not the deep. Getting time for focused work seems increasingly difficult. In his new book Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World, Cal Newport offers 4 rules to help us out of the distraction:

  • Work Deeply. There are strategies to get more concentrated work time.
  • Embrace Boredom. Don't try to cram in something to every spare moment.
  • Quit Social Media. Give Cal a chance to make his case before writing this one off!
  • Drain the Shallows. There's some low-hanging fruit we can get rid of to gain more focused time.

To learn more about Cal and his book, please visit his website at: http://calnewport.com/books/deep-work/. Make sure to check out his popular blog.

Celebration Special Discount

We're celebrating the launch of our e-learning on a new platform! You can now find our courses at http://courses.i-leadonline.com. The first 25 people who purchase our Essentials of Project Management or Advanced Project Management e-learning offerings using the coupon code FEBRUARY-16 will get $200 USD off the price. This offer is good until the end of February 2016, or when 25 people have enrolled. Celebrate with us while getting PDUs/contact hours for a great price!

Join us in this year's Leadership Fast Track Program! There's an early bird discount available for listeners to the podcast. To learn more, go to http://LeadershipFastTrackProgram.com.

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

P.S. For a follow-up article on Cal's book, check out my LinkedIn post by clicking here. Thanks!

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