PPP 333 | How to Boost Morale and Results by Making Work Fun, with Dr. Bob Nelson and Mario Tamayo

Total Duration 52:57

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Fun is Serious Business

How much fun would you say you and your team have as you go through your day-to-day work?

When you look back over the pandemic experience thus far, there are plenty of reasons for the word fun to not come to mind. There has been great loss, much fear, and though working from home may have its advantages, it can definitely have an impact on how a group of people experiences the idea of being a team and having fun together.

In this episode, you'll hear from Dr. Bob Nelson and Mario Tamayo, authors of a new book entitled Work Made Fun Gets Done. It's an insightful book on trust that I look forward to sharing with you.

Learn more about Dr. Bob and Mario and their book at DrBobNelson.com/.

If you found this episode helpful, here are some recommended follow-up episodes:

  • Episode 316 with the authors of the book Humor, Seriously
  • Episode 109 with Peter McGraw about his book The Humor Code: A Global Search for What Makes Things Funny

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PPP 332 | Keeping Teams Engaged and Connected While Working From Anywhere, with Kevin Eikenberry and Wayne Turmel

Total Duration 46:38

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Leading Virtual Teams That Work

Though many people are slowly starting to return to the office for at least part of the week, there’s reason to think that we’ll be leading teams and projects with stakeholders that are not co-located. And though we’ve gained some experience with that now since the global pandemic began, I continue to hear from people about the challenges they experience, both as a leader of teams and as members of teams.

I’m excited to introduce you to the work of Kevin Eikenberry and Wayne Turmel. They are authors of the books The Long-Distance Leader and The Long-Distance Teammate. Both are insightful books on how to navigate leading virtual teams and I look forward to sharing ideas from the books with you.

Learn more about Kevin and Wayne and their books at KevinEikenberry.com.

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PPP 331 | Should I Trust Them? Do They Trust Me? Harvard Professor Sandra Sucher on The Power of Trust

Total Duration 42:02

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The Power of Trust

A key aspect for us to grow in our ability to lead and deliver comes down to trust. It’s difficult to follow someone we don’t trust, right?

Yet trust can be one of those topics that can be difficult to get our arms around. We know it when we see it and we know it’s important. And we certainly know when it’s lost. But how do we intentionally develop trust in an authentic and lasting way?

That’s what we’re talking about today. Harvard Management Professor Sandra Sucher joins us in this episode to talk about her new book The Power of Trust: How Companies Build It, Lose It, Regain It. It's an insightful book on trust that I look forward to sharing with you.

Learn more about Sandra and her book at ThePowerOfTrustBook.com/.

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PPP 330 | The Working Mom Blueprint, with Dr. Whitney Casares

Total Duration 44:12

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The Working Project Manager Mom

A common struggle I see is the challenges and expectations faced by working moms. I think it’s challenging for any working mom, but since many of our listeners are in project-related roles, I wonder if it’s even more difficult for you! Your days are filled with planning, task management, getting things done, being efficient, and my guess is that mindset doesn’t shut off when it comes to parenting.

In many ways, that mindset probably helps you in your parenting. But it also might leave you exhausted as you wrestle with trying to do it all--trying to be all--when the demands of work and life make that an impossible fairy tale.

In this episode, we’re talking with Dr. Whitney Casares, author of a new book entitled The Working Mom Blueprint: Winning at Parenting Without Losing Yourself. It’s a book packed with wisdom that I can’t wait to introduce you to.

Learn more about Whitney at ModernMommyDoc.com/.

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PPP 329 | Preparing Your Career and Your Team for the Future, with Deborah Westphal


Total Duration 50:34

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Preparing for the Convergence

It's hard to imagine that we can be effective at leading others if we’re not forward-thinking. But the future is so unsure--clouded at times by apocalyptic visions of machines taking over and life ruled by algorithms. So how do we prepare ourselves and our teams for the future despite the challenges of understanding it?

To help us on this journey, we're joined today by Deborah Westphal, author of a new book entitled Convergence: Technology, Business, and the Human-Centric Future. In this episode, Deborah will talk about what it means for us to be human-centric as we look to the future. She’ll challenge how we use the term stakeholder when we’re leading our teams and projects. She’ll expose some of the obsolete ideas and models that we too easily hold onto. And she’ll give us some perspectives to think differently about what it means to be a human-centric, future-focused leader.

Learn more about Deborah and her book at DeborahWestphal.com/convergence-book/.

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  215. PPP 114 | People and Projects Podcast Webinar Replay: Power Cues and Invisibles
  216. PPP 113 | The Invisible Project Manager (Who Loves Their Job), with author David Zweig
  217. PPP 112 | How to Read Your Stakeholder's Mind, with Dr. Nick Morgan
  218. PPP 111 | When Consultants are the Problem, Not the Solution
  219. PPP 110 | How to Get Your Ideas to Catch On, with author Jonah Berger
  220. PPP 109 | The Funny Thing About Project Management
  221. PPP 108 | How Project Managers Can Deal With Stupid Feedback
  222. PPP 107 | Negotiating Skills for Project Managers
  223. PPP 106 | How to Fuel the Effective Project Manager
  224. PPP 105 | Influencing the Impossible Stakeholder, with author Donny Ebenstein
  225. PPP 104 | The Thankful Project Manager
  226. PPP 103 | What Does the Future of Work Look Like? Our interview with Scott Berkun, author of The Year Without Pants
  227. PPP 102 | How to Promote Yourself Without Being a Jerk, with author Dan Schawbel
  228. PPP 101 | In the Trenches, with Mike Durbin, PMP
  229. PPP 100 | Are You a Successful Project Manager?
  230. PPP 099 | How Project Managers Make Better Decisions, with Michael Roberto
  231. PPP 098 | How to Make More Persuasive Presentations, with author Nancy Duarte
  232. PPP 097 | Why Managing Sucks, with author Jody Thompson
  233. PPP 096.1 | Premium Follow-up to the Paul Weber Interview
  234. PPP 096 | In the Trenches, with Paul Weber, PMP
  235. PPP 095 | Agile Project Management and the PMI-ACP® Certification
  236. PPP 094 | How to Motivate Your Project Team, with Heidi Grant Halvorson and Tory Higgins
  237. PPP 093 | Givers, Takers, and Matchers, A Discussion About Success with Dr. Adam Grant
  238. PPP 092 | In the Trenches, with Kiron Bondale, PMP
  239. PPP 091 | You Can Be a Better Writer, with Tips from Bryan A. Garner
  240. PPP 090.1 | Follow-up to the Interview with Karl Pillemer
  241. PPP 090 | Life Lessons for Leaders, with author Karl Pillemer
  242. PPP 089 | In the Trenches with Ryan Endres
  243. PPP 088 | Selling Skills for Project Managers, with author Dan Pink
  244. PPP 087 | Think Like a Futurist, with author and futurist Cecily Sommers
  245. PPP 086 | Team Turnarounds, Part 2, with author Joe Frontiera
  246. PPP 085 | Team Turnarounds, Part 1, with author Joe Frontiera
  247. PPP 084 | The Human Side of Agile, with author Gil Broza
  248. PPP 083 | Extreme Productivity, with author Bob Pozen
  249. PPP 082.1 | Premium Follow-up to the Interview with Bill Catlette
  250. PPP 082 | Contented Teams Deliver Better Results, with author Bill Catlette

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