PPP 355 | Fear Is Holding You and Your Team Back--Here's What To Do, with Unfear author Mark Minukas

Total Duration 32:57

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A How-To Guide for Psychological Safety

Fear is something that can impact us as individuals for sure, and it spreads to teams and organizations. In this episode, we’re going to take this topic of fear head-on to help empower us as leaders to deal with it.

My guest today is Mark Minukas, co-author of a book entitled Unfear: Transform Your Organization to Create Breakthrough Performance and Employee Well-Being.

In this episode, Mark talks about what unfear means--and doesn’t mean. He shares some of the less effective approaches we might be tempted to take when it comes to fear—and why they don’t work. Mark explains why the story we create about fear matters more than the fear itself. And he gives us some ideas on how we can start dealing better with fear ourselves so we can start to help our team as well. It’s a conversation I’m looking forward to sharing with you.

Learn more about Mark and his book at UnfearBook.com.

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PPP 354 | The Stories We Tell Ourselves—And Why We Armor Up

 

Total Duration 43:41

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Rehumanizing the Workplace

A couple of years after COVID first hit, I can think of so many examples of how we’re becoming less human at work. It’s not just due to automation or outsourcing or remote work. Whether it’s because of social media, political polarization, or a host of other factors, I feel like there’s increasing pressure to not speak up. To not be yourself. To blend in. To not rock the boat. In a way, to be less human.

I’m excited to introduce you to Dr. Rosie Ward, co-author of a book entitled ReHumanizing the Workplace. In this episode, Rosie talks about how the disruptions we’re experiencing today don’t just go away once COVID is a distant memory. She talks about authenticity and why it’s critically important to humanizing the workplace, yet why it’s a struggle for us. It’s a conversation I’m looking forward to sharing with you.

Learn more about Dr. Rosie Ward and her book at DrRosieWard.com/About.

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Talent Triangle: Leadership

 

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PPP 353 | The Not So Simple Art of Doing Less

 

Total Duration 37:33

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Staying Focused

One of the biggest challenges we face in day-to-day living is staying focused. There are so many things vying for our attention. In fact, right now, even as you’re listening to this episode, you’re probably doing something else, right? Like driving, working out, going for a walk, maybe even going through email.

Well, to help fight back against those challenges, I’m excited to introduce you to Erik Qualman, author of a book entitled The Focus Project: The Not So Simple Art of Doing Less.

Learn more about Erik and his book at Equalman.com/The-Focus-Project/.

For more content on this topic, check out:

  • Episode 242 with James Clear about his book Atomic Habits
  • Episode 309 with Ashley Whilans about her book Time Smart
  • Episode 140 with Cal Newport about his book Deep Work

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Talent Triangle: Leadership

 

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PPP 352 | How to Build Psychologically Safe Relationships With People Who Are Different From You

Total Duration 41:44

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Psychological Safety on Project Teams

It is likely not a new idea to you that there are so many benefits to our projects and our teams when we foster a culture of psychological safety. The idea of psychological safety is straightforward. But that doesn’t mean it’s easy. Because of that, I’m always on the lookout for resources that can help us make progress on developing trusting relationships on teams and in organizations.

In this episode, I’m excited to introduce you to LaTonya Wilkins, author of a book entitled Leading Below the Surface: How to Build Real (and Psychologically Safe) Relationships with People Who Are Different from You.

In this episode, LaTonya will talk about her notion of a below the surface leader and how that’s different from being a surface leader. She’ll talk about the Terrible Three and how they can get in the way of us seeking to be a below the surface leader. Before we’re done today, you’ll understand how bridging and micro-habits can help us on this journey. And LaTonya will share some ideas about how to be a below the surface leader when you’re working in a culture that is far more comfortable at the surface level.

Learn more about LaTonya and her book at LaTonyaWilkins.com.

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PPP 351 | How To Deal With the Predictable and Avoidable Pitfalls Every Project Faces, with Kimberly Wiefling

 

Total Duration 44:34

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Scrappy Project Management

Too much project management education--including what you find on bookshelves at stores--is dry. Seemingly impractical and irrelevant. I'm constantly on the lookout for people who are practical and inspiring voices on helping us get better at leading teams and delivering projects.

In this episode, I'm excited to introduce you to Kimberly Wiefling, author of a number of Scrappy Project Management.

In today's discussion, Kimberly will help us understand what it means to be scrappy--and why it's important. We'll talk about some of the predictable and avoidable pitfalls that plague our projects. You'll learn what her Project Success Scorecard is and how it can help you and your team. Kimberly will share insights on dealing with risks and assumptions AND why she recommends you never say No, even to the most ridiculous demands.

Kimberly is as fun as she is brilliant. Learn more about her work at Wiefling.com.

For more content related to today's episodes, check out:

  • Episode 274 with J. Scott about his book The Irreverent Guide to Project Management
  • Episode 336 with Clint Padgett about his book How Teams Triumph

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Talent Triangle: Technical Project Management

 

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  215. PPP 136 | What Science Says About the Happy Project Manager, with Michelle Gielen
  216. PPP 135 | Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives, with Gretchen Rubin
  217. PPP 134 | How Project Managers Can Motivate by Creating Meaning, with author Scott Mautz
  218. PPP 133 | The Most Important Four Seconds for Project Managers, with author Peter Bregman
  219. PPP 132 | Energizing the Burned Out Project Manager, with author Tom Rath
  220. PPP 131 | Honoring a Project Management Legacy, with Max Wideman
  221. PPP 130 | Why Leadership Training Isn't Preparing You to Lead (and What To Do About It), with author Herminia Ibarra
  222. PPP 129 | Less Panic and More Productivity for Project Managers, with author Kory Kogon
  223. PPP 128 | How Project Managers Become Project Leaders, with author Susanne Madsen
  224. PPP 127 | How to Stop Talking About Vision and Actually Create One, with author Rob-Jan de Jong
  225. PPP 126 | The Most Important Lesson You Learned Last Year
  226. PPP 125 | Why Project Managers Who Learn Faster Beat Those Who Know More, with guest Liz Wiseman
  227. PPP 124 | How Adam Smith Can Make You a Better Project Manager, with guest Russ Roberts
  228. PPP 123 | How to Stop Putting Things Off and Start Getting Stuff Done, with Procrastination Expert Piers Steel
  229. PPP 122 | Smart Ways to Accelerate Your Success as a Project Manager, with author Shane Snow
  230. PPP 121 | We're Not Family. But Free Agency Doesn't Work. How to Have Career Discussions with Your Team, with Ben Casnocha
  231. PPP 120 | Mentoring for Project Managers, with Mark Goulston
  232. PPP 119 | How to Be a More Influential Project Manager, with Alfonso Bucero, MSc, PMP, PMI-RMP, and PMI Fellow
  233. PPP 118 | The Remarkable Ways We Gain Insights, With Dr. Gary Klein
  234. PPP 117 | People and Projects Podcast Webinar Replay: Coach Cast and Jim Johnson Interview
  235. PPP 116 | Why Projects Fail (and How We Can Fix That), with Jim Johnson from The Standish Group
  236. PPP 115 | Hire the Younger or Older Project Manager? Does Age Matter?
  237. PPP 114 | People and Projects Podcast Webinar Replay: Power Cues and Invisibles
  238. PPP 113 | The Invisible Project Manager (Who Loves Their Job), with author David Zweig
  239. PPP 112 | How to Read Your Stakeholder's Mind, with Dr. Nick Morgan
  240. PPP 111 | When Consultants are the Problem, Not the Solution
  241. PPP 110 | How to Get Your Ideas to Catch On, with author Jonah Berger
  242. PPP 109 | The Funny Thing About Project Management
  243. PPP 108 | How Project Managers Can Deal With Stupid Feedback
  244. PPP 107 | Negotiating Skills for Project Managers
  245. PPP 106 | How to Fuel the Effective Project Manager
  246. PPP 105 | Influencing the Impossible Stakeholder, with author Donny Ebenstein
  247. PPP 104 | The Thankful Project Manager
  248. PPP 103 | What Does the Future of Work Look Like? Our interview with Scott Berkun, author of The Year Without Pants
  249. PPP 102 | How to Promote Yourself Without Being a Jerk, with author Dan Schawbel
  250. PPP 101 | In the Trenches, with Mike Durbin, PMP

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