PPP 130 | Why Leadership Training Isn't Preparing You to Lead (and What To Do About It), with author Herminia Ibarra


Total Duration 28:40

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Act First, Not Think First

In this episode we speak with Herminia Ibarra, author of Act Like a Leader, Think Like a Leader. Herminia chairs a department at the world-renowned INSEAD business school and is recognized by Thinkers 50 as one of the top business thinkers around the globe. In this episode, Herminia shares why standard leadership training just doesn't work.

Learn more about Herminia and her book (and download the first chapter) at http://herminiaibarra.com/books/.

Thank you for joining me for this episode of The People and Projects Podcast! Have a great week!

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PPP 129 | Less Panic and More Productivity for Project Managers, with author Kory Kogon

Total Duration 48:29

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The Urgent and the Important

In this episode we speak with Kory Kogon from the FranklinCovey organization. Kory recently published The 5 Choices: The Path to Extraordinary Productivity. It's a very, very helpful resource for helping us sort out the urgent and the important.

Learn more about Kory and her book at http://www.the5choices.com/.

Tell Your Friends!

If you enjoy The People and Projects Podcast, tell your friends and colleagues! Our college intern Zach is responsible for getting the word out but needs your help! Help make Zach look like he's really, really good at his job. :)

Thank you for joining me for this episode of The People and Projects Podcast! Have a great week!

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PPP 128 | How Project Managers Become Project Leaders, with author Susanne Madsen

Total Duration 37:00

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Not Just Managing But Leading

I'm happy to welcome Susanne Madsen to the podcast. Susanne recently published The Power of Project Leadership: 7 Keys to Help You Transform from Project Manager to Project Leader.

Learn more about Susanne and her book at http://www.powerofprojectleadership.com/.

Grow Your Leadership Skills

If you're interested in developing your leadership skills, I have an idea for you. Our Leadership Fast Track Program fires up again in June. You are cordially invited to join me and others from around the world in this program that combines assessments, learning sessions, and one-on-one coaching. I facilitate each of the learning sessions live, over the web, which means you can participate regardless of where you live. In our one-on-one coaching sessions, I'll work directly with you to help you take the next step in your ability to lead and deliver. Plus, the program earns you 20 PDU's if you're a PMP.

To learn more and take advantage of the early-bird discount, visit LeadershipFastTrackProgram.com.

Tell Your Friends!

As our college intern says in the opening of this episode, we'd love to let more people know about The People and Projects Podcast. How about you tell some friends and colleagues about us? If nothing else, it will make Zach look like he's really good at his job. :)

Thank you for joining me for this episode of The People and Projects Podcast! Have a great week!

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PPP 127 | How to Stop Talking About Vision and Actually Create One, with author Rob-Jan de Jong

Total Duration 47:15

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Need Vision? Got Vision?

I'm excited to introduce you to Rob-Jan de Jong, author of Anticipate: The Art of Leading by Looking Ahead.  Too often we only talk about vision--Rob shows us how to actually create one. Learn more about Rob and his book at http://robjandejong.com.


Thank you for joining me for this episode of The People and Projects Podcast! I'm back to my vacation. Have a great week!

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PPP 126 | The Most Important Lesson You Learned Last Year

Total Duration 31:53

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What Did You Learn Last Year?

What's something specific you've learned in the last 12 months that you either didn't know before then or you had to re-learn it? That's a question I asked some of my favorite continual learners--friends and colleagues who are committed to developing their abilities.

In this episode you'll hear from:

Share Your Lesson!

Please e-mail me () or leave a message on our Listener Feedback Line (847-550-3747). What did you learn last year? I look forward to hearing from you!


Thank you for joining me for this episode of The People and Projects Podcast! Here's to a great start to the year!


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