PPP 288 | (Video) What's Your Dam Problem?

Total Duration 2:19

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What's Holding You Back?

We often miss the fact that we hold back our own progress. Let's use this time well for reflection, learning, and growth.

Let's Stay In Touch!

What are some things you've seen block people's career progress? What is something that you've personally done during the COVID-19 lockdown that has enhanced your skills? Improved your opportunities?

I hear from listeners almost every day and I love it! How about you and I connect on LinkedIn? Go to https://PeopleAndProjectsPodcast.com/LinkedIn and send me an invite!

Also, if you know of a group at your organization that has an upcoming large group gathering and uses outside speakers, let them know about the podcast! I'd love to work with them to help improve their ability to lead and deliver. Learn more at https://i-leadonline.com/keynotes. Thanks!

Thank you for joining me for this episode of The People and Projects Podcast!

Talent Triangle: Leadership

PPP 287 | A Green Beret’s Advice About Job Transition, with author Herb Thompson

Total Duration 37:07

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A Job Transition is a Project

Job risk and change is not something just reserved for global pandemics. People listening to this episode years from now will still face the same reality: going through the process of looking for a new job is challenging, especially if you’re looking to transition from one industry to another.

But hey, we’re project managers! So how about we look at job transition as a project?

That’s the mindset shared by my guest today. Herb Thompson is the author of The Transition Mission: A Green Beret’s approach to transition from the military. Though Herb’s mission is focused on helping veterans, you’ll find today’s discussion relevant regardless of whether you have a military background. Learn more about Herb and his non-profit at www.sf2biz.com.

Let's Stay In Touch!

I hear from listeners almost every day and I love it! How about you and I connect on LinkedIn? Go to https://PeopleAndProjectsPodcast.com/LinkedIn and send me an invite!

Also, all of our workshops and keynotes are available in a virtual format. Concerned about travel with the coronavirus pandemic? We can help you invest in your team without requireing travel. Learn more at https://i-leadonline.com/keynotes. Thanks!

Thank you for joining me for this episode of The People and Projects Podcast!

Talent Triangle: Strategic and Business Management

 

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PPP 286 | The Power of Character Strengths for Leading Teams and Projects, with Ruth Pearce

 

 

Total Duration 56:07

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Check Out the Project Management Certificate Program at UC Irvine

This episode is sponsored by University of California Irvine Continuing Education, who has been developing adult learners for over half a century. UC Irvine has a Project Management Certification Program that is available to you anywhere around the world. UC Irvine’s program aligns with standards set out by Project Management Institute and satisfies the education requirements for the Project Management Professional certification. Spring registration is now open! Visit ce.uci.edu/PeopleAndProjects to learn more and reserve your seat. Thanks!

 

The Power of Character Strengths

The idea of strengths-based leadership is not new to you, right? You’ve likely been taught that you should focus on your strengths, and lead that way with your team members. We’ve talked about strengths from multiple angles, but today I want to share yet another.

Ruth Pearce is a friend--someone I dearly respect as a colleague. She’s a strong advocate not only for strengths in general, but specifically with character strengths, and how they apply to those of us who lead people and teams. Beyond all that, she’s just a wonderful person.

In this episode, you’ll hear Ruth talk about her book Be a Project Motivator. Learn more about Ruth at projectmotivator.com/. Take the free Character Strengths Assessment at https://www.viacharacter.org/survey/account/register 

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Let's Stay In Touch!

I hear from listeners almost every day and I love it! How about you and I connect on LinkedIn? Go to https://PeopleAndProjectsPodcast.com/LinkedIn and send me an invite!

Also, all of our workshops and keynotes are available in a virtual format. Concerned about travel with the coronavirus pandemic? We can help you invest in your team without requiring travel. Learn more at https://i-leadonline.com/keynotes. Thanks!

Thank you for joining me for this episode of The People and Projects Podcast!

Talent Triangle: Leadership

 

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PPP 285 | Agile for Non-Software Teams, with Gil Broza

Total Duration 45:28

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Check Out the 120VC Project Leadership Program (PLP)

This episode is sponsored by the 120VC Project Leadership Program, led by my friend J. Scott from 120VC. You may recall my discussion with J back in episode 274 about his book The Irreverent Guide to Project Management. There are so many things I appreciate about J, but one is his passion for the people side of our profession. 120VC has been driving large global transformational Projects successfully for the last 20 years for fortune 500 clients like Trader Joes, Sony Pictures, T-Mobile, & AT&T. J's Project Leadership Program is a practical 14-week virtual & instructor-led learning opportunity. It qualifies for 30 PDUs while teaching you techniques that get proven results.

J's next cohort starts up on April 22 and he's offering $200 USD off for listeners of the podcast. Register at 120vc.com/plp and use the coupon code People-0422. I highly recommend it!

 

Agile: Not Just for Software Projects

We often think of agile approaches being used for systems or software-related projects. Our guest today is Gil Broza, who recently published a book entitled Agile for Non-Software Teams. In today’s discussion, Gil and I talk about his agile journey, what he means when he refers to agile, and some of the common mistakes people make when embarking on an agile journey. Gil will even share some thoughts about applying agile at home. I look forward to sharing that discussion with you today.

Learn more about Gil at 3pvantage.com/.

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  • Episode 84 with Gil, talking about his book The Human Side of Agile
  • Episode 74 with Andy Crowe for his perspectives on about agile
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  • Episode 207 with Johanna Rothman about her book Create Your Successful Agile Project

Let's Stay In Touch!

I hear from listeners almost every day and I love it! How about you and I connect on LinkedIn? Go to https://PeopleAndProjectsPodcast.com/LinkedIn and send me an invite!

Also, all of our workshops and keynotes are available in a virtual format. Concerned about travel with the coronavirus pandemic? We can help you invest in your team without requiring travel. Learn more at https://i-leadonline.com/keynotes. Thanks!

Thank you for joining me for this episode of The People and Projects Podcast!

Talent Triangle: Technical Project Management

 

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PPP 284 | How to Have Conversations With Even The Most Difficult People, with author Peter Boghossian

Total Duration 1:01:54

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Check Out the 120VC Project Leadership Program (PLP)

This episode is sponsored by the 120VC Project Leadership Program, led by my friend J. Scott, founder of 120VC. You may recall my discussion with J back in episode 274 about his book The Irreverent Guide to Project Management.

There are so many things I appreciate about J, but one is his passion for the people side of our profession. 120VC has been driving large global transformational Projects successfully for the last 20 years for fortune 500 clients like Trader Joes, Sony Pictures, T-Mobile, & AT&T. J's Project Leadership Program is a practical 14-week virtual & instructor-led learning opportunity. It qualifies for 30 PDUs while teaching you techniques that get proven results.

J's next cohort starts up on April 22 and he's offering $200 USD off for listeners of the podcast. Register at 120vc.com/plp and use the coupon code People-0422. I highly recommend it!

 

Impossible Conversations

Globally, we’re at a challenging time with the coronavirus pandemic still growing in most countries. Challenges like this can cause difficult conversations, where people can disagree vehemently on policy decisions at a national level—or on whether or not groceries should be sprayed down at the household level.

In my home country, it’s an election year, which increasingly causes people to lose their minds when talking with people who think differently than them.

But beyond the current events of the day, let’s face it.... If you lead projects and teams, there are difficult stakeholders. There are difficult bosses and clients, and in order for us to successfully move initiatives along, we need to find a way to make sure we have shared understanding and expectations, and we often need to find a way to get the buy-in of people who just aren’t buying in!

I’m excited to introduce you to a remarkable person. Peter Boghossian is co-author of a new book entitled How to Have Impossible Conversations. It’s a book about influence, conversations, and so much more, and I can’t wait to share this discussion with you.

Follow Peter on Twitter at twitter.com/peterboghossian.

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If you would like additional ways to earn free PDUs while improving your influence and conversation skills, check out these episodes:

  • Episode 282 with Jonah Berger about reducing roadblocks to influence
  • Episode 276 with Buster Benson about productive disagreement
  • Episode 268 with Oren Klaff about new approaches to influence
  • Episode 195 with Celeste Headlee about having conversations with anyone
  • Episode 194 with Tim David about how to get to Yes without manipulating
  • Episode 157 with Dr. Robert Cialdini about influence and persuasion
  • Episode 88 with Dan Pink about selling skills (non-salespeople)

Let's Stay In Touch!

I hear from listeners almost every day and I love it! How about you and I connect on LinkedIn? Go to https://PeopleAndProjectsPodcast.com/LinkedIn and send me an invite!

Also, all of our workshops and keynotes are available in a virtual format. Concerned about travel with the coronavirus pandemic? We can help you invest in your team without requireing travel. Learn more at https://i-leadonline.com/keynotes. Thanks!

Thank you for joining me for this episode of The People and Projects Podcast!

Talent Triangle: Leadership

 

Dawn Of The Apocalypse by Rafael Krux
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Upbeat Piano by Rafael Krux
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  198. PPP 088 | Selling Skills for Project Managers, with author Dan Pink
  199. PPP 087 | Think Like a Futurist, with author and futurist Cecily Sommers
  200. PPP 086 | Team Turnarounds, Part 2, with author Joe Frontiera
  201. PPP 085 | Team Turnarounds, Part 1, with author Joe Frontiera
  202. PPP 084 | The Human Side of Agile, with author Gil Broza
  203. PPP 083 | Extreme Productivity, with author Bob Pozen
  204. PPP 082.1 | Premium Follow-up to the Interview with Bill Catlette
  205. PPP 082 | Contented Teams Deliver Better Results, with author Bill Catlette
  206. PPP 081.1 | Premium Follow-Up to the Interview with Ben Snyder
  207. PPP 081 | Everything's a Project, with author and CEO Ben Snyder
  208. PPP 080.1 | Free Premium Episode: Follow-up to the Tom DeMarco Interview
  209. PPP 080 | Meeting the Deadline, Part 2 of an Interview with Tom DeMarco
  210. PPP 079 | Meeting the Deadline, Part 1 of an Interview with Tom DeMarco
  211. PPP 078 | How Will You Measure Your Life, Part 2, with author Karen Dillon
  212. PPP 078.1 | Premium Follow-Up to the Karen Dillon Interview
  213. PPP 077 | How Will You Measure Your Life, Part 1, with author Karen Dillon
  214. PPP 076.1 | Premium Follow-Up on the Keith Murnighan Interview
  215. PPP 076 | Do Nothing! Part 2 of interview with Keith Murnighan
  216. PPP 075 | Be a Better Leader: Do Nothing! An interview with Keith Murnighan
  217. PPP 074.1 | Premium Follow-up on the Andy Crowe Interview
  218. PPP 074 | How Agile Are You? An interview with author Andy Crowe, PMP, PgMP, PMI-ACP
  219. PPP 073.1 | Premium Follow-Up to Interview with Don Kluemper
  220. PPP 073 | What Does Your Facebook Profile Say About You? An interview with Don Kluemper
  221. PPP 072.1 | How to Lead Better Project Meetings
  222. PPP 072 | Lead Better Meetings, with Steven G. Rogelberg
  223. PPP 071 | Critical Questions for Becoming a More Effective Leader and Reaching Your Potential
  224. PPP 070.1 | Premium Follow-up on Lisa Petrilli Interview
  225. PPP 070 | The Introvert's Guide to Success in Business and Leadership
  226. PPP 069 | Reaching Your Goals with Dr. Heidi Grant Halvorson (Part 2)
  227. PPP 068 | Reaching Your Goals with Dr. Heidi Grant Halvorson (Part 1)
  228. PPP 067 | The Single Biggest Factor for Increasing Productivity, Creativity, and Commitment: The Progress Principle
  229. PPP 066 | What You Need to Know About LinkedIn, with author Wayne Breitbarth
  230. PPP 065 | Leading Under Pressure, with Justin Menkes author of Better Under Pressure
  231. PPP 064 | Find Your Focus and Master Distraction with Peter Bregman, author of 18 Minutes
  232. PPP 063 | How to Gain Credibility, Part 2 of an interview with leadership author and expert Jim Kouzes
  233. PPP 062 | How to Gain Credibility, Part 1 of an interview with leadership author and expert Jim Kouzes
  234. PPP 061.1 | Premium: Follow-up on the Michael Roberto interview on Filters
  235. PPP 061 | Be a Better Problem Finder, with author Michael Roberto
  236. PPP 060 | How the Brain Science of Attention Changes Everything, with Cathy Davidson (Part 2)
  237. PPP 059 | How the Brain Science of Attention Changes Everything, with Cathy Davidson (Part 1)
  238. PPP 058 | How to Lead Your Boss, with author John Baldoni
  239. PPP 057 | Rescuing the Problem Project, with author Todd C. Williams, PMP
  240. PPP 056 | Improving Your Success through Little Bets, with author Peter Sims
  241. Taking Action on Your Crazy Ideas
  242. PPP 055 | Change Anything, with best-selling author Kerry Patterson
  243. PPP 054 | Become a Better Problem Solver, an interview with author and management thinker Roger L. Martin
  244. PPP 053 | Saving Your Good Ideas From Getting Shot Down, with John Kotter
  245. PPP 052 | Leading Change, an interview with John Kotter
  246. PPP 051 | Great on the Job, with author and Harvard blogger Jodi Glickman
  247. PPP 050 | Managing Project Risks (Part 2) with Dr. David Hillson
  248. PPP 049 | Managing Project Risks (Part 1) with Dr. David Hillson
  249. PPP 048 | Get Free PDUs for Listening to the People and Projects Podcast
  250. PPP 047 | Management: It's Not What You Think! An interview with Henry Mintzberg

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