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

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

    Total Duration 1:01:54 Download episode 284 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. Related Episodes 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 Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/5627-dawn-of-the-apocalypse- License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Upbeat Piano by Rafael Krux Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/5444-upbeat-piano- License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Difficult Conversations by Columbus Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xuUmps5PUQ

    PPP 283 | The Question The StrengthsFinder Author Wants You To Ask

    PPP 283 | The Question The StrengthsFinder Author Wants You To Ask

    Total Duration 28:56 Download episode 283 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, regardless of whether you’re in their neighborhood or 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!   Life's Great Question Tom Rath joins us for episode 283 to talk about his newest book entitled Life's Great Question: Discover How You Contribute to the World. At a time filled with great uncertainty, Tom's book is a helpful read, reminding us to look outward--how we can contribute. In this episode, you can earn free PDUs while getting practical insights from one of the top leadership thinkers today. Learn more about Tom's Contribify website at https://contribify.com. Past Episodes With Tom Here are some additional episodes to earn free PDUs while learning from Tom: Episode 106, discussing Tom's book Eat, Move, Sleep Episode 132, discussing his book Are You Fully Charged? Episode 140, discussing the movie version of Are You Fully Charged? In the outtakes, you'll hear me talk with Tom about how this book reminded me of Clayton Christensen's book How Will You Measure Your Life?. Check out our discussion on that book in Episode 77. 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   Summer Ambient Piano by Rafael Krux Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/5504-summer-ambient-piano- License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Canneloni by Sascha Ende Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/561-canneloni License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Meaning of Life by Kelly Clarkson Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BspHjvU11y4

    PPP 282 | What Gets In The Way of Agreement (And What To Do About It), with author Jonah Berger

    PPP 282 | What Gets In The Way of Agreement (And What To Do About It), with author Jonah Berger

    Total Duration 34:46 Download episode 282 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, regardless of whether you’re in their neighborhood or 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!   Leaders Have to Influence An ongoing theme over our now 282 episodes is about influence. How can we influence those around us, especially when we’re doing that without a position of authority? In this episode, you can earn free PDUs while getting evidence-based insights from Jonah Berger. Jonah joins us again, this time to talk about his new book The Catalyst: How To Change Anyone's Mind Learn more about Jonah and his book at https://JonahBerger.com. More Episodes on Influencing Skills Here are some additional episodes to earn free PDUs while improving your ability to influence: Episode 157 with Dr. Robert Cialdini about influence and persuasion Episode 88 with Dan Pink about selling skills (non-salespeople) Episode 276 with Buster Benson about having productive disagreements Episode 194 with Tim David about how to get to Yes without manipulating Episode 268 with Oren Klaff about new approaches to influence 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   Daily Beetle by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3579-daily-beetle License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Ice Flow by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3898-ice-flow License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ The Catalyst by Linkin Park Link: https://amzn.to/2ICJRxk

    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

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