People And Projects Podcast: Project Management Podcast

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The People and Projects Podcast, where we bring interviews and insights to help you deliver projects and lead teams.

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  • PPP 276 | Why Are We Yelling? Author Buster Benson on How to Have Productive Disagreements

    PPP 276 | Why Are We Yelling? Author Buster Benson on How to Have Productive Disagreements

    24/12/2019 Duración: 44min

    Sometimes Christmas Isn't So Merry! I'm publishing this episode at a time of year when there are often family gatherings, and in today's polarized, politically correct culture, there can easily be anxiety about someone--you know, that person--bringing up a controversial subject and things devolving into an argument. Whether it's gatherings with friends and family or difficult stakeholders, we need to get better at having productive disagreements. Our guest today, Buster Benson, suggests it's the most important meta-skill to develop. Buster is the author of the new book Why Are We Yelling? The Art of Productive Disagreement. I consider it a must-read book and look forward to sharing this discussion with you. Learn more about Buster and his book at https://busterbenson.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, if you know of a group at your organizati

  • PPP 275 | Turning Stakeholders and Team Members Into Fans, with author David Meerman Scott

    PPP 275 | Turning Stakeholders and Team Members Into Fans, with author David Meerman Scott

    18/12/2019 Duración: 51min

    Do Project Managers Need Fans? So what are you a fan of? Hmmm. Maybe a sports team comes to mind. Or a musical artist. For example, I’m going through a Chance the Rapper phase right now—really enjoying his music. I’m a fan. Maybe it’s a local restaurant or a celebrity or, ahem, a podcast host. Ha! But when we think of fandom, we often think of someone famous, or a famous brand. But could it be that leaders of projects could get benefit from learning about how fandom works? That’s the premise of today’s episode. We’re hearing from David Meerman Scott today about his book new Fanocracy. It’s a book that probably wouldn’t have otherwise come up on your radar screen since it would appear it’s directed more towards brand managers and marketers. But how about this? What if you could turn your stakeholders into fans of what your team is creating? Further, what if your team members were walking billboards for your company and your products? The science around fandom might just be more relevant to you than initially a

  • PPP 274 | The Fearless and Irreverent Project Manager, with author J. Scott

    PPP 274 | The Fearless and Irreverent Project Manager, with author J. Scott

    28/11/2019 Duración: 49min

    Sponsor: Earlier this year we started using a time tracking solution called Hubstaff and, I have to tell you, it’s amazing. They now offer a project management app called Hubstaff Tasks. It utilizes the best parts of Agile to help you and your team get work done in a way that removes the hassle and just makes sense. Hubstaff Tasks utilizes Kanban boards like so many other PM tools out there but they’ve added extra features like automated workflows that let you move projects through the workflow and automatically assign tasks to whoever needs to work on them next, all with one click. Hubstaff Tasks also has a Sprints feature that allows you to organize all your tasks into a true agile weekly Sprint. Oh, and here’s a new feature they just added where you can set daily Standups to cover the three golden questions in the agile world: “What did you work on today?”, “What will you work on tomorrow?”, “Have you run into any roadblocks?” Hubstaff Tasks only launched this past June and there are already thousands of

  • PPP 273 | Spy Skills for Project Managers, with former CIA spy Jason Hanson

    PPP 273 | Spy Skills for Project Managers, with former CIA spy Jason Hanson

    22/11/2019 Duración: 31min

    Project managers, you know the importance of organization and transparency when it comes to collaborating on a team. This episode is sponsored by Backlog, which is the perfect project management software to keep your projects organized from start to finish. As you’d expect, you can create tasks and track progress with features like Gantt & burndown charts. But beyond that, you can write, revise, and release code right within tasks. You can document processes alongside your work with wikis. And you can do all this and more with one easy to use tool. Try Backlog for your team free for 30 days using the special URL Backlog.com/projects. Check them out! Thanks!   OK, We're Not Spies, But... I don’t know about you, but I like a good spy movie. Start a Jason Bourne movie and I’ll sit and enjoy it all night long. My guest today is Jason Hanson, a former CIA spy who has written some intriguing books about applying spy skills to those of us who aren’t spies. In this episode, we talk about his most recent book, wh

  • PPP 272 | (Video) The Story You Want to Tell Your Grandkids

    PPP 272 | (Video) The Story You Want to Tell Your Grandkids

    15/11/2019 Duración: 04min

    Two people. Both go through stressful situations. One seems to go through it well. The other crumbles. Why is that? I'm wrapping up a 2-week speaking tour in Europe with UN leaders. In this 3-minute video (plus a quick blooper), I share a lesson about stress and resilience from a discussion with one of these leaders who attributes her stressful job to greater resilience. Let Me Hear From You! I'd love to hear from you! What's a situation that was stressful but helped develop resilience in you? What advice would you share with someone newer in their career about how to face stressful situations? Let's connect on LinkedIn and discuss! I'd love to hear your thoughts! Also, what have you been learning lately? What are you reading? Please e-mail me (show [AT] PeopleAndProjectsPodcast [DOT] com) or leave a message on our Listener Feedback Line (847-550-3747). I look forward to hearing from you! Interested in helping your chapter, association, or leaders learn how to build resilience? Contact me to learn more about

  • PPP 271 | (Video) What a Tour Guide Taught Me About Influence

    PPP 271 | (Video) What a Tour Guide Taught Me About Influence

    11/11/2019 Duración: 03min

    This tour guide was so good I almost wanted to move to Turino. I'm on a two week speaking tour in Europe with the UN. In this brief video, I share a lesson about influence from our tour guide in Turin, Italy. Let Me Hear From You! I'd love to hear from you! What's an experience where the messenger made it so easy to buy into the message? What did the messenger do to be so effective? What's your take on the balance of facts & emotion? Let's connect on LinkedIn and discuss! I'd love to hear your thoughts! Also, what have you been learning lately? What are you reading? Please e-mail me (show [AT] PeopleAndProjectsPodcast [DOT] com) or leave a message on our Listener Feedback Line (847-550-3747). I look forward to hearing from you! Interested in helping your chapter, association, or leaders learn how to improve their influence? Contact me to learn more about our keynotes and workshops! Thanks!) Thank you for joining me for this episode of The People and Projects Podcast! Have a great week! Talent Triangle: Le

  • PPP 270 | (Video) One Idea for the Crazy Busy

    PPP 270 | (Video) One Idea for the Crazy Busy

    22/10/2019 Duración: 03min

    It's not a newsflash that most of us need more sleep. The question is "How?" One of our most-requested keynotes is called Help for the Crazy Busy. In this brief video, I share a story and lesson related to the keynote and sleep. Let Me Hear From You! I'd love to hear from you! How many hours of sleep would you say you get on average? What do you do that helps you get the sleep you need? What advice would you share with someone who feels like they just can't get more sleep? Let's connect on LinkedIn and discuss! I'd love to hear your thoughts! Also, what have you been learning lately? What are you reading? Please e-mail me (show [AT] PeopleAndProjectsPodcast [DOT] com) or leave a message on our Listener Feedback Line (847-550-3747). I look forward to hearing from you! Interested in helping your executive leaders learn more about agile and their role in fostering project success? Contact me to learn more about our keynotes and workshops! Thanks!) Thank you for joining me for this episode of The People and Proje

  • PPP 269 | How to Be an Indistractable Leader, with bestselling author Nir Eyal

    PPP 269 | How to Be an Indistractable Leader, with bestselling author Nir Eyal

    10/10/2019 Duración: 49min

    Project managers, you're not just here for the free PDUs, right? You're looking for ways to improve your ability to lead! This episode is sponsored by Backlog, which is the perfect project management software to keep your projects organized from start to finish. As you’d expect, you can create tasks and track progress with features like Gantt & burndown charts. But beyond that, you can write, revise, and release code right within tasks. You can document processes alongside your work with wikis. And you can do all this and more with one easy to use tool. Try Backlog for your team free for 30 days using the special URL Backlog.com/projects. Check them out! Thanks!   Leading in an Age of Distractions We live in an age of distractions. Back in episode 144, we talked with Cal Newport about his book Deep Work. In episode 177 we talked with Adam Alter about his book Irresistible. Both books provide helpful insights into how to stay focused when we’re surrounded by so many distractions. As much as I benefited fr

  • PPP 268 | Getting People To Think Your Idea Is Their Idea, with Oren Klaff

    PPP 268 | Getting People To Think Your Idea Is Their Idea, with Oren Klaff

    28/09/2019 Duración: 01h02min

    Project managers, you know the importance of organization and transparency when it comes to collaborating on a team. This episode is sponsored by Backlog, which is the perfect project management software to keep your projects organized from start to finish. As you’d expect, you can create tasks and track progress with features like Gantt & burndown charts. But beyond that, you can write, revise, and release code right within tasks. You can document processes alongside your work with wikis. And you can do all this and more with one easy to use tool. Try Backlog for your team free for 30 days using the special URL Backlog.com/projects. Check them out! Thanks!   We're All Project Managers (And Salespeople) For years I've been on a mission to help people realize we're all project managers. Regardless of title, if you have a job, you have deadlines you have to hit, with multiple steps required to get there. Maybe not by title, but by role, we're all project managers. It's a basic skill set we all need. In thi

  • PPP 267 | (Video) How Do You Reduce The Waste Around You?

    PPP 267 | (Video) How Do You Reduce The Waste Around You?

    26/09/2019 Duración: 02min

    Wasted time. Wasted energy. Wasted stress. In our project and organizational environments, we're surrounded by waste. In this < 3-minute video, I share some thoughts from a recent keynote to a group of global leaders regarding agile. When you look at the world through the lens of eliminating waste, there's no shortage of opportunities. Good project management practices seek to eliminate waste, regardless of whether you're using a formal agile approach or not. Let Me Hear From You! I'd love to hear from you! What are some examples of where you've seen waste recently? Whether within your organization or--as I share in the video--somewhere in the general public, such as an airport. Where do you see opportunities to reduce waste? And what are some lessons you've learned about identifying and eliminating waste? Let's connect on LinkedIn and discuss! I'd love to hear your thoughts! Also, what have you been learning lately? What are you reading? Please e-mail me (show [AT] PeopleAndProjectsPodcast [DOT] com) or leav

  • PPP 266 | How to Solve Any Problem and Make the Best Decisions by Shifting Creative Mindsets, with Michael Roberto

    PPP 266 | How to Solve Any Problem and Make the Best Decisions by Shifting Creative Mindsets, with Michael Roberto

    13/09/2019 Duración: 41min

    Project managers, you know the importance of organization and transparency when it comes to collaborating on a team. This episode is sponsored by Backlog, which is the perfect project management software to keep your projects organized from start to finish. As you’d expect, you can create tasks and track progress with features like Gantt & burndown charts. But beyond that, you can write, revise, and release code right within tasks. You can document processes alongside your work with wikis. And you can do all this and more with one easy to use tool. Try Backlog for your team free for 30 days using the special URL: Backlog.com/projects. Check them out! Thanks!   Unlocking Creativity Most of us are in situations where we regularly face challenges that require creative approaches. Yet here’s an interesting dynamic that I’ve observed with organizations and teams. Managers often say that they want their teams to be creative--to think outside the box--so to speak. Yet when the creative ideas are presented, the

  • PPP 265 | (Video) Is Project Management Just Dumb Luck?

    PPP 265 | (Video) Is Project Management Just Dumb Luck?

    31/08/2019 Duración: 03min

    Is project management "the art of creating the illusion that any outcome is the result of a series of predetermined, deliberate acts when, in fact, it was dumb luck"? In Harold Kerzner's classic book on project management, he suggests that many companies run their projects with that mindset. In this 3-minute video, I share a lesson from a drone experiment and include a reference to the "leader attribution error"--something I learned when interviewing the late Harvard professor J. Richard Hackman back in episode 33. (earn some free PDUs by listening). Let Me Hear From You! I'd love to hear from you! What are your thoughts about the leader attribution error? Do leaders tend to get more credit than they deserve when things go well--and more blame than they deserve when things go poorly? What's the role of dumb luck when it comes to delivering projects? Let's connect on LinkedIn and discuss! I'd love to hear your thoughts! Also, what have you been learning lately? What are you reading? Please e-mail me (show [AT]

  • PPP 264 | (Video) One of the Fastest Ways To Accelerate Your Growth

    PPP 264 | (Video) One of the Fastest Ways To Accelerate Your Growth

    20/08/2019 Duración: 02min

    Are there shortcuts? It's a rare week that goes by without seeing a post here on LinkedIn reminding us that success is a game of grit and grind, hard work and perseverance, and all of that is true. But are there shortcuts? In this brief video, I share a lesson told to me by a workshop participant today. It calls back to lessons we've hit in previous episodes with guests such as Shane Snow, Marc Effron, Liz Wiseman, Eric Barker, and Whitney Johnson (check those out and earn some free PDUs by listening). Let Me Hear From You! I'd love to hear from you! What do you think about this idea that you grow faster by spending intentional time with those who are more experienced than you? What are some things you've done to accelerate your growth? Let's connect on LinkedIn and discuss! I'd love to hear your thoughts! Also, what have you been learning lately? What are you reading? Please e-mail me (show [AT] PeopleAndProjectsPodcast [DOT] com) or leave a message on our Listener Feedback Line (847-550-3747). I look forwar

  • PPP 263 | (Video) First Rule of Conflict? Dont Make it Worse

    PPP 263 | (Video) First Rule of Conflict? Don't Make it Worse

    01/08/2019 Duración: 01min

    Hey, you know that conflict you have going on? It's a pain, right? Sucking the life out of you, perhaps? I spoke with a group of leaders today at a Chicago company that I love. One idea during our discussion? When faced with conflict, keep a laser focus on this one principle: don't make the conflict worse. Try to resolve it. Try to make it better. But don't make it worse. In this brief video, I share a couple of ways we unwittingly make conflicts worse. Conflict is inevitable. We don't have to love it, but if we aspire to lead teams and projects, we need to learn to deal with it effectively. Let Me Hear From You! I'd love to hear from you! What are examples of how people make conflicts worse? What's one piece of advice you'd share with a new leader to help them better deal with conflict? Let's connect on LinkedIn and discuss! I'd love to hear your thoughts! Also, what have you been learning lately? What are you reading? Please e-mail me (show [AT] PeopleAndProjectsPodcast [DOT] com) or leave a message on our

  • PPP 262 | (Video) How to Destroy a Team In Under 2 Years

    PPP 262 | (Video) How to Destroy a Team In Under 2 Years

    24/07/2019 Duración: 03min

    Is it possible for someone in a leadership position to nearly destroy a company in less than 2 years? Yep. The leader at one of my clients eventually got walked out, but not before leaving the company stripped of some of their best people (and leaving the remaining employees shell-shocked from the experience). In this short video, I share some lessons for us to wrestle with as leaders. That leader was blind to his impact, but could it be that--hopefully at a different level--we have our blind spots as well? Let Me Hear From You! I'd love to hear from you! What are examples you've seen of leaders not understanding the impact they have on their teams? What were the results? Further, what do you do as a leader to try to better understand the impact you have on others? What advice would you have for new leaders? Let's connect on LinkedIn and discuss! I'd love to hear your thoughts! Check out the discussion on this post on LinkedIn here. Also, what have you been learning lately? What are you reading? Please e-mail

  • PPP 261 | Jack of All Trades or Specialize Early? Project Managers and Leaders Need Range, with author David Epstein

    PPP 261 | Jack of All Trades or Specialize Early? Project Managers and Leaders Need Range, with author David Epstein

    15/07/2019 Duración: 56min

    The Case for Generalists Have you heard someone referred to as a jack of all trades, master of none? It’s typically not meant as a compliment--it’s that they tend to know about a lot of things, but none of those things deeply. And the implication is that we often value specialization--the one who is the deep expert. That’s the person to be. Expertise is good and can certainly pay off. But today’s guest makes a compelling argument for why generalists triumph in a specialized world. David Epstein is a New York Times bestselling author and has come out with what is for me one of the top books of this season. It’s entitled Range, and it’s a book that takes the whole 10,000 hours to develop expertise idea and blows it apart. I consider it a must-read book. You'll be glad you did. Learn more about David at his website https://www.davidepstein.com/the-range/. Some additional resources include: You can watch the debate between David and Malcolm Gladwell here. David mentions Herminia Ibarra during our discussion. You

  • PPP 260 | (Video) How To Respond When You Mess Up

    PPP 260 | (Video) How To Respond When You Mess Up

    12/07/2019 Duración: 03min

    I flew out to Baltimore Thursday night to deliver an early Friday morning keynote. As it turns out, there was a mixup with company contracted to take me to the venue. In this brief episode, I share a quick lesson about how the owner of the limo company responded to the screw up, and there's a lesson for all of us when you and I inevitably make our next mistake. Let Me Hear From You! I'd love to hear from you! What have you learned about how to respond when you make big mistakes? What's a situation where you saw a mistake handled well? Let's connect on LinkedIn and discuss! I'd love to hear your thoughts! Also, what have you been learning lately? What are you reading? Please e-mail me (show [AT] PeopleAndProjectsPodcast [DOT] com) or leave a message on our Listener Feedback Line (847-550-3747). I look forward to hearing from you! Please give us feedback about The People and Projects Podcast! Take our Listener Survey at https://PeopleAndProjectsPodcast.com/ListenerSurvey. Thank you! Thank you for joining me for

  • PPP 259 | (Video) Encouragement That Goes Unexpressed

    PPP 259 | (Video) Encouragement That Goes Unexpressed

    22/06/2019 Duración: 02min

    We are surrounded by people who are discouraged. In this under 3-minute video, I share a lesson I learned recently about encouragement and discouragement. Let Me Hear From You! I'd love to hear from you! What do you think about this idea? What's an example of how you try to encourage people? Let's connect on LinkedIn and discuss! I'd love to hear your thoughts! Also, what have you been learning lately? What are you reading? Please e-mail me (show [AT] PeopleAndProjectsPodcast [DOT] com) or leave a message on our Listener Feedback Line (847-550-3747). I look forward to hearing from you! Please give us feedback about The People and Projects Podcast! Take our Listener Survey at https://PeopleAndProjectsPodcast.com/ListenerSurvey. Thank you! Thank you for joining me for this episode of The People and Projects Podcast! Have a great week! Talent Triangle: Leadership Total Duration 2:44 Download episode 259

  • PPP 258 | You Already Have the No--How to Make the Ask, with Kari Mirabal

    PPP 258 | You Already Have the No--How to Make the Ask, with Kari Mirabal

    12/06/2019 Duración: 43min

    Check out LiquidPlanner This episode of The People and Projects Podcast is sponsored by LiquidPlanner. LiquidPlanner gives teams a better way to plan and execute work. What most impresses me about LiquidPlanner is its predictive, resource-based scheduling technology. It accounts for priorities, resources, and uncertainty, allowing teams to focus on the right work at the right time and make informed decisions. Over 2,000 technology, development, and manufacturing teams use their online project management solution to get more done. Learn more and request a free demo at PeopleAndProjectsPodcast.com/liquidplanner. Thanks!   Make the Ask As people who are responsible for leading teams and projects, we are often in the position of having to make an ask. Maybe it's an ask of a team member or a colleague in a different side of the business. Maybe we have an ask of our boss or sponsor. One of the differences I see between those who go from point A to point B faster is their willingness to make the ask. Life is filled

  • PPP 257 | (Video) Leading For The Next 20 Years, Not The Next 20 Minutes

    PPP 257 | (Video) Leading For The Next 20 Years, Not The Next 20 Minutes

    06/06/2019 Duración: 02min

    "You're not thinking far enough down the road." One of the best bosses I ever hated to work used to say that me and my peers. A lot. And the boss was right. Which is why they were one of my best bosses! We're too easily focused on the short-term at the cost of the long-term. In this 2.5 minute video, I share a lesson I learned this week from my friend Austin. It's advice worth heeding, whether you're a parent or a leader of teams. Let Me Hear From You! I'd love to hear from you! What's an example of where we too easily think about the next 20 minutes instead of the next 20 years? What do you think about this 20 years, not 20 minutes idea? Let's connect on LinkedIn and discuss! I'd love to hear your thoughts! Also, what have you been learning lately? What are you reading? Please e-mail me (show [AT] PeopleAndProjectsPodcast [DOT] com) or leave a message on our Listener Feedback Line (847-550-3747). I look forward to hearing from you! Please give us feedback about The People and Projects Podcast! Take our Liste

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