Tag Archive: Self Mastery

Dan Pink on the Surprising Truth about Moving and Motivating Others

Dan Pink shares the big ideas in his books A Whole New Mind, Drive, and To Sell is Human on the surprising truth about how to move and motivate others. Dan Pink has written three books that have changed the way I think about motivation and influence. First, in A Whole New Mind, Dan shifts…

Why The Project Manager Should Never Double As The Project Sponsor

If you are a project manager, never take on project without someone else being the sponsor. Never volunteer to fill the role, if a sponsor does not exist for a project. That project should probably be cancelled. The problem with being both the PM and the Sponsor is that there are no checks and balances…

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…

Understanding and Leading Highly Creative Professionals – with Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson

Astrophysicist, Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson, shares insights on understanding and leading teams of highly creative professionals such as scientists, artists, and technology experts. Innovation today is becoming more technologically complex, multidisciplinary, and occurring at an increasingly fast pace. The quest for innovation requires project leaders to bring together teams of highly creative individuals with diverse…

Why We “Choke” Under Pressure and How to Avoid it

  Dr. Sian Beilock, one of the foremost experts on the brain science behind performance under stress, explains why highly skilled people fail to perform their best when the stakes are high and everything is riding on their next move, in other words, choke under pressure. This is an extremely relevant topic for us project…

Herrmann’s Whole Brain® Thinking Model for Project Management

Ann Herrmann-Nehdi shares insights about Herrmann’s Whole Brain® Thinking methodology, a model that enables project managers to better understand and leverage their preferred thinking styles. Ann Herrmann-Nehdi, CEO of world renowned Herrmann International, believes that projects often fail not because of lack of effective project management processes, tools, and techniques but rather because of the…

Understanding and Managing Conflict in Projects

Margaret Meloni shares insights on why understanding and managing conflict is a critical skill for project managers and offers practical strategies for resolving conflict in projects. The work of leadership often requires that project managers confront people to deal with problems that they would rather ignore. This can often lead to difficult and emotional conversations….

Industrial Psychology for Project Managers with Bernardo Tirado

Bernardo Tirado, an Industrial Psychologist, shares insights on how Industrial Psychology helps project managers maximize team performance. Bernardo Tirado, an industrial psychologist and project management executive, helps project managers understand how Industrial Psychology can help them maximize team performance and develop a working knowledge of how to profile teams to obtain optimal productivity results. In…

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,…