PPP 096.1 | Premium Follow-up to the Paul Weber Interview

Finger Tapping and Cookie Crumbs

In this premium episode, I follow-up on some points from my interview with Paul Weber. You'll learn about:

  • Elizabeth Newton's finger tapping experiment
  • How cookies flushed out some bossy characteristics

Click here to watch an interview with Bob Sutton that goes into the bossy issue more. Also, here's the HBR article with Bob.

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

Total Duration 5:57

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NO GOOD LAYABOUT by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License.

PPP 096 | In the Trenches, with Paul Weber, PMP

Introducing Paul Weber, PMP

We continue our In the Trenches series with this discussion with Paul Weber, PMP.
Paul shares insights and lessons he's learned in his years of leading teams and delivering projects.

To learn more about Paul and to contact him about the free EVM and PERT calculators mentioned in this episode, go to http://www.pmpguy44.com.


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Total Duration 21:50

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Bob Sutton on Power Poisoning

Paul warned us to make sure we don't think of leadership as being the boss, or being bossy. Here's one of my favorite authors talking about power poisoning, the effect that happens when someone gets power.

NO GOOD LAYABOUT by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License.

PPP 095 | Agile Project Management and the PMI-ACP® Certification

Adapt. Deliver. Fast.

If you are in the business of delivering projects, especially in the area of software development, you have certainly heard about agile project management. A good sign that the influence of agile continues to grow is when the Project Management Institute created the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner credential (PMI-ACP®) in 2012.

If you are actively involved with agile in any of its many forms, it's worth learning more about the PMI-ACP certification. And if you're not currently utilizing agile practices, it's worth investing time to understand what it is and isn't.

Welcoming Back Cornelius Fichtner, PMP

In this episode, I welcome back my friend and podcast colleague Cornelius Fichtner, whom you probably know as the voice of The Project Management Podcast. In this episode I talk with Cornelius about agile, the PMI-ACP certification, and a new way to study for the PMI-ACP that might just fit your style of learning.

Try the Agile PrepCast™

If you want to study to pass the PMI-ACP exam, check out The Agile PrepCast. Cornelius and his team have been working for over a year to make this a critical resource in your preparation. Similar to his PM PrepCast offering, the learning is delivered via a podcast stream so you can watch or listen to it in a manner that is convenient to your work and lifestyle.

For years I have been affiliate of Cornelius' products and it is with great confidence that I recommend the Agile PrepCast to you.

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Are you a regular listener to The People and Projects Podcast? I'd love to have your voice added to the beginning or end of the cast. Just send me an e-mail saying "I'd love to help!" I would love to have the opportunity to talk with you directly so contact me today and we'll set up a time to record your piece.

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Total Duration 36:19

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A Little Agile Humor

My favorite agilists tend to be people who don't take themselves too seriously. Enjoy!

FASTER DOES IT by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License.

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PPP 094 | How to Motivate Your Project Team, with Heidi Grant Halvorson and Tory Higgins

Total Duration 42:54

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What Does It Take To Motivate Your Team?

One of the common concerns I hear from those who lead projects and teams has to do with motivation. What does it take? An inspirational speech (see the video below!)? Money? Time? All the above, depending on the person?

Motivating Project Teams

In this episode I talk with Heidi Grant Halvorson and E. Tory Higgins.. They are the authors of a book just released this week entitled Focus: Use Different Ways of Seeing the World for Success and Influence. The underlying research behind the book finds we each tend to have a primary motivational focus or mindset: either promotion or prevention. You'll learn more about what these mean in this episode.

I invite you to visit Heidi's website at at http://www.heidigranthalvorson.com/. You can take an assessment to learn your motivational style by visiting http://www.yourfocusdiagnostic.com.

Need Some Motivation

Hey, you promotion-minded listener! Need a little pick-me-up that will speak right to your promotion-minded heart? Check it out!

BIG BAND from April 1992, from The Music Bakery

MILITARY PROCESSION from April 1992, from The Music Bakery

GRATITUDE from the album PEACE & QUIET, from The Brain Store.

PPP 093 | Givers, Takers, and Matchers, A Discussion About Success with Dr. Adam Grant

Free PDUs while learning how to influence

Can I Ask You a Favor?

So let's say someone asks you for help. For a favor, let's say. What's your first reaction? Is it, "Sure! No problem! I'd love to help!"

Perhaps most of us would like to think that's how we respond. Could your response vary, based on the situation?

Let's modify the scenario. Let's say this person who is asking for help seems, in your mind, to have very little potential to help you in any meaningful way--now or in the future. Regardless of how you made that assessment, in economic terms, this favor would appear to have very little perceived return on investment.

So, would you still help? Or would you scramble for an excuse to step away?

Welcoming back Dr. Adam Grant

My guest in this episode is Dr. Adam Grant. We talk about his new book released just this week entitled Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success. In this episode you'll hear Adam talk about givers, takers, and matchers, three reciprocity styles that form the basis of the book.

I invite you to visit the book's website at at http://www.giveandtake.com. You can take his self-assessment on that site to learn your preferred style. Also, Adam mentions work done by Alison Fragale at University of North Carolina. Here's a link to an article summarizing her work regarding powerless communication: http://www.kenan-flagler.unc.edu/news/2010/07/the-power-of-powerless-speech

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

Total Duration 44:25

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Adam Grant on Success

Here's a 5 minute clip of Adam summarizing the reciprocity styles.

How can you avoid being a doormat?

Magic of Fog by Rushus is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives (aka Music Sharing) License.

The Giving and the Taking by Dolly Parton from the album Kenny & Dolly

Additional music from Music Alley.

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