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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PPP 100 | Are You a Successful Project Manager?

Total Duration 35:16

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The Project Named You

A key project management lesson is that we need to define success. What does success look like for a project? That's a question we need to ask far more often than we do. Getting clarity on objectives can make an enormous difference when it comes to delivering our projects successfully.

Well, how about applying that lesson to our lives? Our guest for this episode is G. Richard Shell, who recently published Springboard: Launching Your Personal Search for Success.

Do you think success for you is about being happy? In this episode you'll be challenged to think again, or at least differently about what happy even means. We'll talk about meaningful work and why having a detailed career plan may just not be what you need right now.

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PPP 099 | How Project Managers Make Better Decisions, with Michael Roberto

Total Duration 30:38

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Don't Take Yes for an Answer!

Yes men. Yes women. People who say Yes. Leaders who only want people to say Yes. There are countless decisions required to deliver projects and lead teams. We make the job significantly more difficult if we fall into the trap of surrounding ourselves with Yes people. Or shooting the messenger who brings bad news. Or any of the dozens of cognitive biases that can cloud our decision-making judgment.

My guest today is author and professor Michael Roberto. Mike just released a second edition of his book on decision-making entitled Why Great Leaders Don't Take Yes for an Answer: Managing for Conflict and Consensus.

When someone doesn't agree with you, is it just a disagreement that leads to a vigorous and healthy debate? Or, as far as you're concerned, they're just wrong? In this episode you'll hear how we can make better decisions through conflict and consensus.

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PPP 098 | How to Make More Persuasive Presentations, with author Nancy Duarte

Total Duration 30:21

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Insights from Nancy Duarte

If you don't particularly enjoy giving presentations, I understand. Though 1994 was a near death experience for me, 19 years later I make a living doing it. There's hope for us all and Nancy Duarte is a great leader for us all to learn from.

In this episode, Nancy shares ideas from her recent book HBR Guide to Persuasive Presentations.

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Nancy on Presentations

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PPP 097 | Why Managing Sucks, with author Jody Thompson

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Total Duration 25:59

 

Does Your Work Suck?

So how would you describe your excitement level about your job? Would you say, "It's awesome Andy! I love my job!" Or would you be more on the side of...

"Work Sucks."

Insights from Jody Thompson

In this episode you'll hear from Jody Thompson, co-author of Why Work Sucks and How to Fix It: The Results-Only Revolution and Why Managing Sucks and How to Fix It: A Results-Only Guide to Taking Control of Work, Not People. Looking for fresh insights on how to look and work and leading teams? You'll get it in this episode!

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