PPP 362 | Surprising Lessons from the Science of Motivation

Total Duration 36:07

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Staying Motivated to Get To Done

How do we stay motivated when we’re pursuing our goals? And what can we learn from motivational science to help us both at work and at home? We’re joined today by one of the most important voices in motivational science, Dr. Ayelet Fishbach. Ayelet is the author of a new book entitled Get It Done: Surprising Lessons from the Science of Motivation.

In this episode, Ayelet will talk about some of the biggest myths or misunderstandings about motivation--some that I think you’ll recognize. She’ll talk about the importance of how we frame goals and how putting a number to them makes a big difference. She’ll explain the planning fallacy and how that impacts us individually and with our projects. Ayelet will help us better understand if we should reflect on the progress we’ve made--or how far we have to go yet. And throughout the discussion, we’ll apply the learning to goals like project delivery, team motivation, earning a certification, exercising, losing weight, and even parenting! It’s a conversation I’m looking forward to sharing with you.

Learn more about Ayelet and her book at https://AyeletFishbach.com/.

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PPP 361 | Leading Virtual Teams Across Cultures—In the Trenches with Yasmina Khelifi

Total Duration 44:56

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In The Trenches With Yasmina Khelifi

If you’re a long-time listener of the People and Projects Podcast, you may recall that every once in a while we have a type of episode that we call In the Trenches. It’s an episode that interviews someone who is actively working in a project leadership role, allowing us to benefit from the lessons they have been learning over the years.

I’m glad to welcome our guest today, Yasmina Khelifi, from Paris, France. Yasmina has been a leader in the telecom industry for many years and is an active blogger on projectmanagement.com. She has extensive experience working with international teams, providing her unique insights into how culture factors into leading and communicating.

Learn more about Yasmina on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/yasminakhelifi-pmp-telecom/ and on ProjectManagement.com.

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PPP 360 | How Hands On Should You Stay? Mistakes That Managers Make, with Dr. Janet Polach

Total Duration 29:33

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Mistakes (New) Managers Make

If you are currently in a management role, do you remember what it was like when you first took on that new position? Do you remember what your struggles were?

Janet Polach joins us today to talk about her book The Seven Mistakes New Managers Make: How to Avoid Them and Thrive. Though it’s a book for new managers, my take is that we could all benefit from being reminded about the traps we can easily fall into as we seek to become more effective leaders.

Learn more about Janet and her book at InTheLead.co.

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PPP 359 | Improve Your Team Culture in 15 Minutes? Brad Federman Tells Us How

Total Duration 38:51

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Developing Culture Beyond the Theory

You know that the culture of your team and organization is critical to your ability to get work done. But here’s my observation: most books on culture stay too theoretical. They share models for understanding what culture is. They have high level processes for transforming culture. And despite nodding my head while reading these books, I find they’re often not sufficiently practical. How do we, in practice, develop culture over time?

That’s the focus of Brad Federman’s new book entitled Cultivating Culture: 101 Ways to Foster Engagement in 15 Minutes or Less. Brad joined us way back in episode 36 to talk about engaging our team members and he’s back with a new book to help us develop our team culture.

Learn more about Brad and his book at BradFederman.com.

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PPP 358 | How Compassionate Leaders Deliver Results

Total Duration 36:45

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What Is Compassionate Leadership?

In this episode, we’re continuing a series about rehumanizing the workplace. I know from conversations with so many of you that you desire to lead in a way that builds people up and delivers results. It’s not one or the other--it’s both.

Well, that idea of leading with empathy while delivering results is the premise of a new book by Donato Tramuto entitled The Double Bottom Line: How Compassionate Leaders Captivate Hearts and Deliver Results.

In this episode, Donato will talk about what compassionate leadership means--and what it doesn’t mean. He’ll talk about how empathy is part of the equation--but not enough. He’ll talk about the role trust has in compassionate leadership--and how we can take practical steps to increase trust with those we lead. Donato will talk about why he doesn’t particularly like the term feedback, but also how we can help someone improve their performance is a compassionate way. Throughout it all, you'll get to know a genuinely interesting person--someone who is making this world better through his focus on compassionate leadership.

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  221. PPP 137 | How Project Managers Can Invest Their Time Like Money, with Elizabeth Grace Saunders
  222. PPP 136 | What Science Says About the Happy Project Manager, with Michelle Gielen
  223. PPP 135 | Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives, with Gretchen Rubin
  224. PPP 134 | How Project Managers Can Motivate by Creating Meaning, with author Scott Mautz
  225. PPP 133 | The Most Important Four Seconds for Project Managers, with author Peter Bregman
  226. PPP 132 | Energizing the Burned Out Project Manager, with author Tom Rath
  227. PPP 131 | Honoring a Project Management Legacy, with Max Wideman
  228. PPP 130 | Why Leadership Training Isn't Preparing You to Lead (and What To Do About It), with author Herminia Ibarra
  229. PPP 129 | Less Panic and More Productivity for Project Managers, with author Kory Kogon
  230. PPP 128 | How Project Managers Become Project Leaders, with author Susanne Madsen
  231. PPP 127 | How to Stop Talking About Vision and Actually Create One, with author Rob-Jan de Jong
  232. PPP 126 | The Most Important Lesson You Learned Last Year
  233. PPP 125 | Why Project Managers Who Learn Faster Beat Those Who Know More, with guest Liz Wiseman
  234. PPP 124 | How Adam Smith Can Make You a Better Project Manager, with guest Russ Roberts
  235. PPP 123 | How to Stop Putting Things Off and Start Getting Stuff Done, with Procrastination Expert Piers Steel
  236. PPP 122 | Smart Ways to Accelerate Your Success as a Project Manager, with author Shane Snow
  237. PPP 121 | We're Not Family. But Free Agency Doesn't Work. How to Have Career Discussions with Your Team, with Ben Casnocha
  238. PPP 120 | Mentoring for Project Managers, with Mark Goulston
  239. PPP 119 | How to Be a More Influential Project Manager, with Alfonso Bucero, MSc, PMP, PMI-RMP, and PMI Fellow
  240. PPP 118 | The Remarkable Ways We Gain Insights, With Dr. Gary Klein
  241. PPP 117 | People and Projects Podcast Webinar Replay: Coach Cast and Jim Johnson Interview
  242. PPP 116 | Why Projects Fail (and How We Can Fix That), with Jim Johnson from The Standish Group
  243. PPP 115 | Hire the Younger or Older Project Manager? Does Age Matter?
  244. PPP 114 | People and Projects Podcast Webinar Replay: Power Cues and Invisibles
  245. PPP 113 | The Invisible Project Manager (Who Loves Their Job), with author David Zweig
  246. PPP 112 | How to Read Your Stakeholder's Mind, with Dr. Nick Morgan
  247. PPP 111 | When Consultants are the Problem, Not the Solution
  248. PPP 110 | How to Get Your Ideas to Catch On, with author Jonah Berger
  249. PPP 109 | The Funny Thing About Project Management
  250. PPP 108 | How Project Managers Can Deal With Stupid Feedback

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