Category Archives: Mindset

Behavioral Project Management – a conversation with Benoit Hardy-Vallee, Ph.D., PMP

Benoit Hardy-Vallee, Ph.D., PMP, shares his insights on the case for behavior-based project management and how we can apply its principles to deliver successful projects Benoit Hardy-Vallée says that projects often fail because organizations put more emphasis on rational factors than on employees’ psychological engagement — and the cost to organizations is enormous. Benoit suggests…

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 Team Building Is Not An Event – A conversation with Kirk Weisler

Kirk Weisler shares strategies, behaviors, and, most importantly, the mindset that should guide effective team building. Team building is the process of transforming a collection of individuals into a high performance team. My guest today says that team building is not a one time event. It is more than team exercises and icebreakers. Kirk Weisler,…

If You Will Lead

Doug Moran, author of the bestselling book “If You Will Lead”, offers practical ideas and guidance on what it takes to excel as a leader. LeadershipNow.com named Doug Moran’s latest book If You Will Lead: Enduring Wisdom for 21st-Century Leaders, as one of its “Best Leadership Books of 2011.”  In this book, Doug explores the…

How to Conquer Information Overload – A conversation with Dr. Joanne Cantor

Dr. Joanne Cantor shares insights from her latest book Conquer CyberOverload: Get More Done, Boost Your Creativity, and Reduce Stress. Do we own our electronic gadgets or do they own us? Dr. Joanne Cantor challenges how we think about our relationship to our smartphones, ipods, ipads, and other digital devices. Although these are great tools,…

Simple Meditation for Busy Project Managers

While it is now a common knowledge that meditation, even in small doses, can be an effective stress management technique, we project managers can find it challenging to incorporate it in our busy schedules. Simple Meditation for Busy People is an Audio Book in which Josephine Thomson introduces the concept of a simple meditation that…

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,…

Leading projects with the brain in mind: The Emotional Brain

We like to think that our decisions are based on logic and rational thinking but my guest today says that “everything we do is rooted in emotion”. Latest Neuroscience research is showing that our emotional brain plays a very important role in determining our thoughts and behaviors. It is also important that we understand how…

Leading Projects with the Brain in Mind – 7 Habits of Highly Effective Brains

Jonathan Jordan reveals the “7 Habits of Highly Effective Brains”, based on his recent presentation to the United States Senate staff. Joining me today is Jonathan Jordan who shares insights from his presentation on the 7 Habits of Highly Effective Brains that he gave to the United States Senate staff earlier this year. Jonathan says…