Category Archives: Book Review

How to Lead Highly Creative Professionals: Balancing Creative Freedom and Management Rigor

Author Lina Echeverría shares leadership insights from her new book “Idea Agent”, based on her vast experience assembling and nurturing cutting-edge innovation teams at Corning Incorporated. How do you lead highly creative professionals on your project without stifling them? How do you strike the right balance between creative freedom and management rigor that leads teams…

Into the Storm: How to Sustain Team Success through the Storms of Adversity, Uncertainty, and Change

Author Dennis Perkins shares insights from his book “Into the Storm” on how Project Managers can sustain team success through the storms of adversity, uncertainty, and change. Known as the “Everest of ocean racing,” the Sydney to Hobart Race is a test of skill and endurance under the best of conditions. Competing in the 1998…

The Orange Revolution: How the best project managers build high performance teams

New York Times bestselling author and renowned leadership consultant Chester Elton shares insights from his book “The Orange Revolution” on how to build high-performance teams. In his book “the Orange Revolution”, New York Times bestselling author and renowned leadership consultant Chester Elton, and his co-author Adrian Gostick, provide a groundbreaking research that reveals that true…

Leading the Emotional Brain: An Interview with Dr. Richard J. Davidson

Award-winning and pioneering neuroscientist Dr. Richard J. Davidson shares insights from his latest book “The Emotional Life of Your Brain” about a new model for understanding emotional styles. Competing priorities, goals, and mandates can put tremendous pressure on the project team and can often trigger strong emotional responses. Award-winning and pioneering neuroscientist Dr. Richard J….

12 Essential Conversations for Project Success

Shawn Kent Hayashi shares insights from her book on the 12 fundamental conversations every project leader should master to be truly effective. Listen to the audio or download the full transcripts below. Whether we are trying to gain commitment from a team member, set expectations for a project stakeholder, or negotiate a contract with a…

Leadership and the Neurobiology of Fear

Dr. Srini Pillay shares insights from his book “Life Unlocked” on the neurobiology of fear and how leaders can understand and overcome it to unlock their full potential In his book Life Unlocked, Harvard Medical School Assistant Clinical Professor Dr. Srini Pillay draws from the latest brain research to show how the biggest roadblock to…

Why lean IT matters – A conversation with Steve Bell

Steve Bell shares insights from his latest book Lean IT: Enabling and Sustaining Your Lean Transformation on the application of Lean in IT and recommendations for organizations wishing to start their own Lean journey. As more organizations turn to Lean to drive operational efficiencies, they are increasingly demanding speed and agility from their IT departments….

How To Be A Brilliant Project Leader: A Conversation with Mike Clayton

Author Mike Clayton talks about his new book Brilliant Project Leader: What the best project leaders know, do, and say to get results, every time. I recently read Mike Clayton’s new book Brilliant Project Leader: What the best project leaders know, do, and say to get results, every time. I found this book to be…

Leading projects with the brain in mind: Why You Are Not Your Brain with Dr. Jeffrey Schwartz

Dr. Jeffrey M. Schwartz, M.D. shares insights from his latest book “You Are Not Your Brain” on how to understand, identify, and free ourselves from deceptive brain messages. When we are faced with the constant stress of the day to day challenges of our projects, we can get overwhelmed and easily slip into self-doubt, indecision,…