The People and Projects Podcast, where we bring interviews and insights to help you deliver projects and lead teams.
-PPP 337 | How Hands On Should You Stay? Johanna Rothman on Management
One of my favorite voices in the world of leading and delivering is Johanna Rothman. Over the years, she’s been a clear voice in how I think about managing teams and projects.
In this episode, she joins us to talk about her new book series entitled Modern Management Made Easy. It’s a series of 3 books that address some pervasive myths about management.
Learn more about Johanna and her book series at jrothman.com/modern-management-made-easy-a-three-volume-set/.
PPP 336 | Project Success Rates Suck. Here’s What To Do About It, with Clint Padgett
Clint Padgett joins us again to talk about his new book entitled How Teams Triumph: Managing By Commitment. If you're looking for insights on how to deliver challenging projects, this is a book you'll want to read.
Learn more about Clint and his book at ProjectSucess.com.
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PPP 335 | How to Improve Your Ability to Think, with acclaimed science writer Annie Murphy Paul
Science writer Annie Murphy Paul joins us today to talk about her remarkable new book entitled The Extended Mind: The Power of Thinking Outside The Brain. It’s a book that has expanded how I think about the mind and I can’t wait to introduce you to what I consider a must-read book.
Learn more about Annie and her book at AnnieMurphyPaul.com.
As a follow-up to this episode, check out my discussion in episode 188 with Dr. John Medina, author of a series of books called Brain Rules.
PPP 334 | Beyond the Pandemic: Preparing for the Next Rogue Wave, with futurist Jonathan Brill
We’re continuing a series of episodes on the topic of the future and are joined by Jonathan Brill, author of a new book entitled Rogue Waves: Future-Proof Your Business to Survive and Profit from Radical Change.
Jonathan is the former Global Futurist at HP and has led companies that have substantially improved the world in many domains. Not to mention he invented a machine that makes frozen coffee slurpees!
Learn more about Jonathan and his book at JonathanBrill.com.
PPP 333 | How to Boost Morale and Results by Making Work Fun
There are plenty of reasons for the word fun to not come to mind over the last 17 months. There has been great loss, much fear, and though working from home may have its advantages, it can definitely have an impact on how a group of people experience the idea of being a team and having fun together.
In this episode, you'll hear from Dr. Bob Nelson and Mario Tamayo, authors of a new book entitled Work Made Fun Gets Done.
Learn more about Dr. Bob and Mario and their book at DrBobNelson.com.
PPP 332 | Keeping Teams Engaged and Connected While Working From Anywhere, with Kevin Eikenberry and Wayne Turmel
I’m excited to introduce you to the work of Kevin Eikenberry and Wayne Turmel. They are authors of the books The Long-Distance Leader and The Long-Distance Teammate. Both are insightful books on how to navigate leading virtual teams and I look forward to sharing ideas from the books with you.
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