PPP 180 | The Surprising Science Behind Why Everything Project Managers Know About Success is (Mostly) Wrong

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Do Nice Guys Finish Last?

Common wisdom tells us that we will be successful if we work hard. Be nice. Show up. It all makes sense, right? The project manager who reliably shows up each day and delivers should be the one who gets promoted, right?

Eric Barker took a deep dive into the research of success and found that it's not quite that simple. In this episode, we talk with Eric about his new book Barking Up the Wrong Tree: The Surprising Science Behind Why Everything You Know About Success Is (Mostly) Wrong. It's an enjoyable, evidence-based look at success that will have some surprising findings of any leader.

Learn more about Eric at http://www.bakadesuyo.com/about/.

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