PPP 105 | Influencing the Impossible Stakeholder, with author Donny Ebenstein

Total Duration 35:28

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I Hear You!

In this cast I talk with Donny Ebenstein, who just published I Hear You: Repair Communication Breakdowns, Negotiate Successfully, and Build Consensus . . . in Three Simple Steps. This is a must-read book for anyone leading projects and teams. We inevitably get stuck with the impossible team member, boss, or stakeholder. Progress on the project requires us to get past stuck.

Learn more about Donny at http://www.ebensteinconsulting.com.

 

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PPP 104 | The Thankful Project Manager

Total Duration 20:25

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A Disposition of Gratitude

One of my favorite holidays in the United States is Thanksgiving. Many other countries have a similar sort of day, but whether or not your country celebrates the holiday is not the main point here today.

The bigger deal is the idea. Being thankful. Having a disposition of gratitude. That's what we're talking about in today's cast.

Are You a Thankful Project Manager?

In some of our leadership workshops we'll ask a team to answer this question: "Who is the best among the team at giving out honest and sincere appreciation?"

Team members usually find it rather easy to answer this question. Would your name be the one that gets the most hits?

In this episode we talk about some research behind expressing appreciation. You'll find it's not just your team that benefits.

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PPP 103 | What Does the Future of Work Look Like? Our interview with Scott Berkun, author of The Year Without Pants

Total Duration 33:32

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The Year Without Pants

Scott Berkun has written one of my favorite books in recent months. Despite the provocative title, The Year Without Pants: WordPress.com and The Future of Work offers some refreshing insights on the world of work that all of us can benefit from. In this episdoe you'll hear Scott's insights about the workplace of today and the future of work.

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PPP 102 | How to Promote Yourself Without Being a Jerk, with author Dan Schawbel

Total Duration 31:38

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How to Succeed In Business Without Even Trying

That makes for the name of a funny movie but success in business is not quite that simple. If you're familiar with the play or movie, the main character reads a book and jets from window washer to the top of his organization through manipulative techniques that makes for fun business satire. But success in business is not a matter of tricks.

In this episode, I talk with Dan Schawbel who recently released his newest book Promote Yourself: The New Rules for Career Success. Especially if you are relatively new in your career or manage a team with millennials, you'll find Dan's insights helpful.

 

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PPP 101 | In the Trenches, with Mike Durbin, PMP

Episode Duration 20:29

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Introducing Mike Durbin, PMP

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

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