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Succeeding in business often comes down to your ability to lead people and deliver results. Anyone can talk a good game. But at the end of the day project management is about delivering. Rarely can you do that on your own, which is why we must excel at leading people. Welcome to the People and Projects Podcast where we provide interviews and insights to help you lead people and deliver projects. This podcast is brought to you by speaker, author, and executive coach Andy Kaufman, PMP, PMI-ACP. Andy is the President of the Institute for Leadership Excellence & Development Inc. based in Chicago. Andy helps organizations around the world who want to improve their ability to deliver projects and lead teams. He has worked with tens of thousands of people from hundreds of companies, helping them deliver their projects, become more confident leaders, take focused action, and to achieve the results they desire. If you're looking for insights on project management and leadership, you've come to the right place! You can even earn free PDU's for listening! Thank you for subscribing to this project management podcast! http://www.PeopleAndProjectsPodcast.com

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Succeeding in business often comes down to your ability to lead people and deliver results. Anyone can talk a good game. But at the end of the day project management is about delivering. Rarely can you do that on your own, which is why we must excel at leading people. Welcome to the People and Projects Podcast where we provide interviews and insights to help you lead people and deliver projects. This podcast is brought to you by speaker, author, and executive coach Andy Kaufman, PMP, PMI-ACP. Andy is the President of the Institute for Leadership Excellence & Development Inc. based in Chicago. Andy helps organizations around the world who want to improve their ability to deliver projects and lead teams. He has worked with tens of thousands of people from hundreds of companies, helping them deliver their projects, become more confident leaders, take focused action, and to achieve the results they desire. If you're looking for insights on project management and leadership, you've come to the right place! You can even earn free PDU's for listening! Thank you for subscribing to this project management podcast! http://www.PeopleAndProjectsPodcast.com

    PPP 281 | (Video) What To Do With Your Slackers and Jerks

    PPP 281 | (Video) What To Do With Your Slackers and Jerks

    I just wrapped up the first day of our 2-day Essentials of Project Management workshop at one of my favorite biotech clients. A topic that came up today is how to deal with team members that suffer from bad morale. Of course there are no easy answers, but in this brief video, I share a story and some research that was reported in Bob Sutton's Wall Street Journal article (subscription may be required to read) years ago. Could it be that just one slacker or jerk could drop team performance by 30-40 percent? Let Me Hear From You! I'd love to hear from you! What advice do you have for dealing with withholders of effort and violators of interpersonal norms? 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 teams get better at successfully delivering projects? 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: Leadership Total Duration 3:17 (audio version) Download episode 281

    PPP 280 | (Video) Is This Influence or Manipulation?

    PPP 280 | (Video) Is This Influence or Manipulation?

    I just wrapped up another week of workshops and keynotes. In this 3-minute snippet, I share a thought from our keynote entitled Developing Your Ability to Influence (Even When You Don't Have Authority). Let Me Hear From You! I'd love to hear from you! How do you personally differentiate influence from manipulation? What are some examples of each that you've seen project managers and other leaders use? 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 leaders develop their ability to influence (and not manipulate!)? 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: Leadership Total Duration 2:58 (audio version) Download episode 280

    PPP 279 | (Video) How to Help Them Understand What's In Scope

    PPP 279 | (Video) How to Help Them Understand What's In Scope

    Getting a shared understanding of what's in (and out) of scope is critical for successfully delivering our projects. In this 2-minute snippet, I share some thoughts from an exam prep class I taught today. Let Me Hear From You! I'd love to hear from you! How do you help keep expectations about scope aligned between your team and your stakeholders? What advice would you share with a new project manager about managing scope? 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 teams learn how to lead and deliver projects? 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: Technical Project Management Total Duration 1:53 (audio version) Download episode 279

    PPP 278 | All You Have To Do Is Make The Ask, with author Wayne Baker

    PPP 278 | All You Have To Do Is Make The Ask, with author Wayne Baker

    Total Duration 46:49 Download episode 278 How To Master The Most Important Skill For Success What is one thing that, if you did it more often, and encouraged your team to do it more often as well, would make a significant difference in your success, personally and with your projects? Earn more free PDUs? No, you are doing that right now! Dr. Wayne Baker suggests it's this: we need to ask more often. Wayne is the author of the new book All You Have to Do Is Ask: How to Master the Most Important Skill for Success. I consider it a must-read book and look forward to sharing this discussion with you. Learn more about Wayne and his book at https://www.waynebaker.org/. During this episode, I mention some episodes that would be good follow-ups: Kari Mirabal, regarding her book You Already Have the No, in episode 258. Adam Grant, regarding his book Give and Take, in episode 93. Amy Edmondson, regarding her book The Fearless Organization, in episode 236. 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 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 Music from https://filmmusic.io. "Spy Glass" and "Funkorama" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Closing song: Ask, from The Smiths, available on Amazon.com

    PPP 277 | What That Argument Is Really About

    PPP 277 | What That Argument Is Really About

    Total Duration 2:30 Download episode 277 We Often Aren't Clear What the Argument Is About "Though many arguments seem to be about matters of substance, they're often just disagreements about the meanings of words." That's from Peter Boghossian, and I'm prepping for an interview with Peter on Friday about his book How to Have Impossible Conversations. In this brief video, I discuss that quote and a couple of ideas around it. 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 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 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

    Total Duration 44:55 Download episode 276 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 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 Music from https://filmmusic.io. "Krampus's Workshop" and "Christmas Rap" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

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