We continue our In the Trenches series of episodes, with this interview with Kiron Bondale, PMP. Kiron runs the Project Management Office at Agricorp. Make sure to check out Kiron's insightful blog at http://kbondale.wordpress.com.
Kiron has graciously offered to share a risk register template with listeners of The People and Projects Podcast. Click the icon below to download the Microsoft Excel file:
So, how do you feel when each of the following occurs?
You come across a typo in a project document.
You receive an e-mail that is pages and pages long.
Someone hits Reply All and there are hundreds of people on copy.
You're stuck in a meeting listening to a presenter who has mastered every business cliche in the book!
Yuck. We're living in a business climate where writing skills matter so much but get so little attention.
Tips for Better Business Writing
Ever sit there in front of your monitor, your keyboard anxiously waiting for you to start typing your communication and you just feel stuck? Wouldn't it be great if there was a concise guide to improve your business writing?
If you want to raise the bar and think outside the box to leverage best practices in business writing, well, um, just listen to this interview with Bryan! You can learn more about Bryan and his organization at http://www.lawprose.org.
Thank you for joining me for this episode of The People and Projects Podcast! Have a great week!
Business Jargon Gone Wild
It's so easy for me to succumb to bizspeak. In the spirit of mocking business jargon, here's a 2-minute video from some friends in the U.K.:
Hopefully by now you have had the opportunity to listen to my interview with Karl Pillemer. I can honsestly say this is one of my favorite books in the last year so it's my pleasure to share some additional insights with you from the discussion with Karl.
In this premium episode we'll discuss ideas such as:
Who are your experts?
How a profound awareness of short time horizon helps us make better choices
The importance of work that is intrinsically motivating
Why, unless there is a compelling reason not to, you should error on the side of saying "Yes"
The importance of relationships and why emotional intelligence trumps expertise
Thank you for joining me for this episode of The People and Projects Podcast!
When it comes to the stuff of life, there is no shortage of people and resources who offer insights on how to be successful, get a job, have meaningful relationships, and more. The experts range from celebrities to academics to anyone with a blog.
A month or so ago I was talking with listener Mike Settlemire. Mike was participating in our Advanced Project Management e-learning program and we were talking about the podcast. Mike had a suggestion: what about interviewing practitioners? People who are leading and delivering in the real world?
Insights from Your Peers, Not Authors
Hey, I love bringing you discussions with people like John Kotter, Dan Pink, Kerry Patterson, Adam Grant, and the many other guests we have had thus far. And we will continue to deliver interviews from authors of books that can stretch and inform us to better lead and deliver.
But I think Mike is exactly right! Some times it can be just as effective to hear from a peer. What does he or she do to help them lead and deliver? What has led to their success and what would they do over?
Introducing Ryan Endres
Our first installment of our In the Trenches series is with Ryan Endres, PMP. In the interview Ryan shares insights and lessons that have helped him successfully lead and deliver.
During the discussion, Ryan mentions the following resources: