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

People and Projects Podcast: Project Management Podcast Andy Kaufman, PMP, PMI-ACP

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    • 4.8 • 128 Ratings

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

    PPP 360 | How Hands On Should You Stay? Mistakes That Managers Make, With Dr. Janet Polach

    PPP 360 | How Hands On Should You Stay? Mistakes That Managers Make, With Dr. Janet Polach

    Mistakes (New) Managers Make If you are currently in a management role, do you remember what it was like when you first took on that new position? Do you remember what your struggles were?
    Janet Polach joins us today to talk about her book The Seven Mistakes New Managers Make: How to Avoid Them and Thrive. Though it’s a book for new managers, my take is that we could all benefit from being reminded about the traps we can easily fall into as we seek to become more effective leaders.
    Learn more about Janet and her book at InTheLead.co.
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    Crime Time by Frank Schröter
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    It's Funky by Frank Schröter
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    • 29 min
    PPP 359 | Improve Your Team Culture In 15 Minutes? Brad Federman Tells Us How

    PPP 359 | Improve Your Team Culture In 15 Minutes? Brad Federman Tells Us How

    Developing Culture Beyond the Theory You know that the culture of your team and organization is critical to your ability to get work done. But here’s my observation: most books on culture stay too theoretical. They share models for understanding what culture is. They have high-level processes for transforming culture. And despite nodding my head while reading these books, I find they’re often not sufficiently practical. How do we, in practice, develop culture over time?
    That’s the focus of Brad Federman’s new book entitled Cultivating Culture: 101 Ways to Foster Engagement in 15 Minutes or Less. Brad joined us way back in episode 36 to talk about engaging our team members and he’s back with a new book to help us develop our team culture.
    Learn more about Brad and his book at BradFederman.com.
    For more on this topic of culture, check out the following episodes:
    Episode 25 with MIT Fellow Ed Schein Episode 251 with former Facebook leader Mike Rognlien Episode 252 with Marcus Buckingham   Join our Global LEAD52 Community Ready to take your leadership skills to the next level? LEAD52 is your 5-minute weekly pass to leadership intelligence. You get 52 weeks of learning, delivered right to your inbox, taking less than 5 minutes a week. And it's all for free. Join us at https://GetLEAD52.com.
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    Funky Corporation by chilledmusic
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    We Have Fun by Frank Schröter
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    • 38 min
    PPP 358 | How Compassionate Leaders Deliver Results

    PPP 358 | How Compassionate Leaders Deliver Results

    What Is Compassionate Leadership? In this episode, we’re continuing a series about rehumanizing the workplace. From conversations with so many of you, I know that you desire to lead in a way that builds people up and delivers results. It’s not one or the other--it’s both.
    Well, that idea of leading with empathy while delivering results is the premise of a new book by Donato Tramuto entitled The Double Bottom Line: How Compassionate Leaders Captivate Hearts and Deliver Results.
    In this episode, Donato will talk about what compassionate leadership means--and what it doesn’t mean. He’ll talk about how empathy is part of the equation--but not enough. He’ll talk about the role trust has in compassionate leadership--and how we can take practical steps to increase trust with those we lead. Donato will talk about why he doesn’t particularly like the term feedback, but also how we can help someone improve their performance in a compassionate way. Throughout it all, you'll get to know a genuinely interesting person--someone who is making this world better through his focus on compassionate leadership.
    Learn more about Donato and his book at DonatoTramuto.com.
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    Talent Triangle: Leadership
     
    Life of a Dog by Alexander Nakarada
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    Switch by Sascha Ende®
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    Don Quixote - Act I finale (Marianela Nuñez and Carlos Acosta, The Royal Ballet) on YouTube at YouTube.com/watch?v=5fKxzQ8ARTQ

    • 36 min
    PPP 357 | Loneliness On Your Team—And What You Can Do About It, With Author Steven Van Cohen

    PPP 357 | Loneliness On Your Team—And What You Can Do About It, With Author Steven Van Cohen

    The Crisis of Loneliness One of my least favorite phrases over the last couple of years is the term Social distancing. I understand the idea and I worked to be diligent about keeping others safe. But that’s physical distancing--and that had its place. Social distancing, on the other hand, has been arguably devastating.
    My guest today says that, without even realizing it, we are subtly turning our backs on humanity every day. Steven Van Cohen joins us today to talk about his new book entitled Connectable: How Leaders Can Move Teams From Isolated to All In.
    It’s a book about the crisis of loneliness and in today’s discussion, Steven talks about the difference between loneliness and solitude. He shares some of the biggest contributors to modern-day loneliness and how we, as leaders, can strive to foster more belonging on our teams. Steven includes ways to help us more easily spot lonely workers and invest in connection. It's a conversation I can't wait to share with you.
    Learn more about Steven, his co-author, and their book at LessLonely.com.
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    Thank you for joining me for this episode of The People and Projects Podcast!
    Talent Triangle: Leadership
     
    Helium Is In High Demand by Tim Kulig
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    Long Way by Frank Schröter
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    The Beatles – Eleanor Rigby (From “Yellow Submarine”) on YouTube at Youtube.com/watch?v=HuS5NuXRb5Y

    • 44 min
    PPP 356 | Why Everything You Know About Relationships Is (Mostly) Wrong, with Eric Barker

    PPP 356 | Why Everything You Know About Relationships Is (Mostly) Wrong, with Eric Barker

    The Dirty Little Secret of Business For years I’ve been telling coaching clients that the dirty little secret of business is that everything comes down to relationships. I know: It’s not dirty. It’s certainly not little. And I suppose it’s not a secret--you know relationships are important. But the statistics about relationships are not encouraging and it’s not just because of social distancing during COVID.
    Maybe it’s just that we’re busy. Or maybe it’s that what we think we know about relationships is wrong.
    Eric Barker joins us again, this time to talk about his new book entitled Plays Well with Others: The Surprising Science Behind Why Everything You Know About Relationships Is (Mostly) Wrong.
    In this episode, Eric talks about why the fundamental core of relationships is the stories we tell ourselves. He explains why we stink at reading people--despite thinking we’re awesome at it. Before we’re done with this episode, you’ll know what costly signals are and why it’s important to know about Negative Sentiment Override. Eric will even share some insights on conflict, that can be applied in love relationships as well as at work.
    Learn more about Eric and his book at https://bakadesuyo.com/.
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    Thank you for joining me for this episode of The People and Projects Podcast!
    Talent Triangle: Leadership
     
    BusmansHoliday by Lilo Sound
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    Love by Ketsa
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    Friendship Scenes from Movies on YouTube at Youtube.com/watch?v=b4ld-p0jSvI

    • 46 min
    PPP 355 | Fear Is Holding You And Your Team Back--Here's What To Do, With Unfear Author Mark Minukas

    PPP 355 | Fear Is Holding You And Your Team Back--Here's What To Do, With Unfear Author Mark Minukas

    A How-To Guide for Psychological Safety Fear is something that can impact us as individuals for sure, and it spreads to teams and organizations. In this episode, we’re going to take this topic of fear head-on to help empower us as leaders to deal with it.
    My guest today is Mark Minukas, co-author of a book entitled Unfear: Transform Your Organization to Create Breakthrough Performance and Employee Well-Being.
    In this episode, Mark talks about what unfear means--and doesn’t mean. He shares some of the less effective approaches we might be tempted to take when it comes to fear—and why they don’t work. Mark explains why the story we create about fear matters more than the fear itself. And he gives us some ideas on how we can start dealing better with fear ourselves so we can start to help our team as well. It’s a conversation I’m looking forward to sharing with you.
    Learn more about Mark and his book at UnfearBook.com.
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    Talent Triangle: Leadership
     
    Romantic Contemplative Nature by MusicLFiles
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    Everybody Up by Sascha Ende®
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    FDR Nothing to Fear But Fear Itself 1933 Inaugural Address on YouTube at Youtube.com/watch?v=nHFTtz3uucY

    • 32 min

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128 Ratings

128 Ratings

Arlie K ,

A must-listen!

If you’re looking to stay informed on the latest in an ever-evolving project landscape - you’ve come to the right place! Engaging conversations, actionable tips, and insights into the industry abound. Not to mention, Andy is consistently giving us a masterclass on what it means to be a fantastic host (and human). Highly recommend!

ratsofNIMH ,

So much more than projects

The host, Andy Kaufman, is a great interviewer. So wise and kind that while the topic is supposedly projects, you’re learning wisdom for life. Wish I could have had this man for a professor.

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Great takeaways!

I really enjoy listening to this podcast. I’ve learned a lot of great takeaways to help me in my career and personal life on a variety of different topics. I really enjoy Andy’s approach, and the pods are always interesting.

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