PPP 282 | What Gets In The Way of Agreement (And What To Do About It), with author Jonah Berger



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Leaders Have to Influence

An ongoing theme over our now 282 episodes is about influence. How can we influence those around us, especially when we’re doing that without a position of authority?

In this episode, you can earn free PDUs while getting evidence-based insights from Jonah Berger. Jonah joins us again, this time to talk about his new book The Catalyst: How To Change Anyone's Mind

Learn more about Jonah and his book at https://JonahBerger.com.

More Episodes on Influencing Skills

Here are some additional episodes to earn free PDUs while improving your ability to influence:

  • Episode 157 with Dr. Robert Cialdini about influence and persuasion
  • Episode 88 with Dan Pink about selling skills (non-salespeople)
  • Episode 276 with Buster Benson about having productive disagreements
  • Episode 194 with Tim David about how to get to Yes without manipulating
  • Episode 268 with Oren Klaff about new approaches to influence

Let's Stay In Touch!

I hear from listeners almost every day and I love it! How about you and I connect on LinkedIn? Go to https://PeopleAndProjectsPodcast.com/LinkedIn and send me an invite!

Also, all of our workshops and keynotes are available in a virtual format. Concerned about travel with the coronavirus pandemic? We can help you invest in your team without requireing travel. Learn more at https://i-leadonline.com/keynotes. Thanks!

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

Talent Triangle: Leadership


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PPP 281 | (Video) What To Do With Your Slackers and Jerks

I just wrapped up the first day of our 2-day Essentials of Project Management workshop at one of my favorite biotech clients. A topic that came up today is how to deal with team members that suffer from bad morale. Of course there are no easy answers, but in this brief video, I share a story and some research that was reported in Bob Sutton's Wall Street Journal article (subscription may be required to read) years ago.

Could it be that just one slacker or jerk could drop team performance by 30-40 percent?

Let Me Hear From You!

I'd love to hear from you! What advice do you have for dealing with withholders of effort and violators of interpersonal norms?

Let's connect on LinkedIn and discuss! I'd love to hear your thoughts! Also, what have you been learning lately? What are you reading? Please e-mail me (show [AT] PeopleAndProjectsPodcast [DOT] com) or leave a message on our Listener Feedback Line (847-550-3747). I look forward to hearing from you!

Interested in helping your teams get better at successfully delivering projects? Contact me to learn more about our keynotes and workshops! Thanks!)

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

Talent Triangle: Leadership

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PPP 280 | (Video) Is This Influence or Manipulation?

I just wrapped up another week of workshops and keynotes. In this 3-minute snippet, I share a thought from our keynote entitled Developing Your Ability to Influence (Even When You Don't Have Authority).

Let Me Hear From You!

I'd love to hear from you! How do you personally differentiate influence from manipulation? What are some examples of each that you've seen project managers and other leaders use?

Let's connect on LinkedIn and discuss! I'd love to hear your thoughts! Also, what have you been learning lately? What are you reading? Please e-mail me (show [AT] PeopleAndProjectsPodcast [DOT] com) or leave a message on our Listener Feedback Line (847-550-3747). I look forward to hearing from you!

Interested in helping your leaders develop their ability to influence (and not manipulate!)? Contact me to learn more about our keynotes and workshops! Thanks!)

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

Talent Triangle: Leadership

Total Duration 2:58 (audio version)

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PPP 279 | (Video) How to Help Them Understand What's In Scope

Getting a shared understanding of what's in (and out) of scope is critical for successfully delivering our projects. In this 2-minute snippet, I share some thoughts from an exam prep class I taught today.

Let Me Hear From You!

I'd love to hear from you! How do you help keep expectations about scope aligned between your team and your stakeholders? What advice would you share with a new project manager about managing scope?

Let's connect on LinkedIn and discuss! I'd love to hear your thoughts! Also, what have you been learning lately? What are you reading? Please e-mail me (show [AT] PeopleAndProjectsPodcast [DOT] com) or leave a message on our Listener Feedback Line (847-550-3747). I look forward to hearing from you!

Interested in helping your teams learn how to lead and deliver projects? Contact me to learn more about our keynotes and workshops! Thanks!)

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

Talent Triangle: Technical Project Management

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PPP 278 | All You Have To Do Is Make The Ask, with author Wayne Baker

Total Duration 46:49

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How To Master The Most Important Skill For Success

What is one thing that, if you did it more often, and encouraged your team to do it more often as well, would make a significant difference in your success, personally and with your projects? Earn more free PDUs? No, you are doing that right now!

Dr. Wayne Baker suggests it's this: we need to ask more often.

Wayne is the author of the new book All You Have to Do Is Ask: How to Master the Most Important Skill for Success. I consider it a must-read book and look forward to sharing this discussion with you. Learn more about Wayne and his book at https://www.waynebaker.org/.

During this episode, I mention some episodes that would be good follow-ups:

  • Kari Mirabal, regarding her book You Already Have the No, in episode 258.
  • Adam Grant, regarding his book Give and Take, in episode 93.
  • Amy Edmondson, regarding her book The Fearless Organization, in episode 236.

Let's Stay In Touch!

I hear from listeners almost every day and I love it! How about you and I connect on LinkedIn? Go to https://PeopleAndProjectsPodcast.com/LinkedIn and send me an invite!

Also, if you know of a group at your organization that has an upcoming large group gathering and uses outside speakers, let them know about the podcast! I'd love to work with them to help improve their ability to lead and deliver. Learn more at https://i-leadonline.com/keynotes. Thanks!

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

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  242. PPP 049 | Managing Project Risks (Part 1) with Dr. David Hillson
  243. PPP 048 | Get Free PDUs for Listening to the People and Projects Podcast
  244. PPP 047 | Management: It's Not What You Think! An interview with Henry Mintzberg
  245. PPP 046 | Get Your PMP®, an interview with Cornelius Fichtner, PMP
  246. PPP 045 | Being a Student of PM, with Josh Nankivel
  247. PPP 044 | Think Small! An interview with Phil Simon, author of The New Small
  248. PPP 043 | The Way We're Working Isn't Working, Part 2
  249. PPP 042 | The Way We're Working Isn't Working, Part 1
  250. PPP 041 | New Year's Resolutions for Project Managers

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