Project Management is a demanding discipline. Pressure can easily get to you. And, if that happens, your effectiveness will suffer… and so will your team, your relationships, and your results. So personal and professional resilience is a huge asset to a project manager.
In this resilience podcast, Elise Stevens of Elise Stevens.co (formerly at: Fix My Project Chaos), interviewed me about this topic.
It’s an important topic to me. Because there was a single, defining incident that changed my attitude and led me to research resilience.
I first got to know Elise Stevens when I recommended her excellent podcast series in my roundup of Project Management podcasts. She contacted me and asked to interview me. I was delighted.
Elise focuses on the personal, relationship and stakeholder aspects of project management. So, as author of a definitive book on stakeholder engagement (The Influence Agenda) it was particularly interesting. But Elise had seen one of my articles here, where I talked about three challenges Project Leaders face in tough times. This is what she wanted to talk about – and to focus on the need for resilience.
So that’s what we talked about.
The Project Management and Resilience podcast page is on the EliseStevens.co website.
Elise started her interview asking me about the three challenges project managers can expect in tough times:
She then focused on this last topic. In a wide ranging interview, we covered:
I recommend you either set aside 20 minutes to listen, or download it for your next run, cycle, car journey or other opportunity.
If you like this, then:
Brilliant Project Leader
Has three chapters on Project Leadership in tough times, including one on resilience
How to Manage Stress
All about techniques to restore control and deal with unwanted stress. This is a second edition of the best-selling Brilliant Stress Management.
Both books are available in our Project Management Bookshop.
Dr Mike Clayton is one of the most successful and in-demand project management trainers in the UK. He is author of 14 best-selling books, including four about project management. He is also a prolific blogger and contributor to ProjectManager.com and Project, the journal of the Association for Project Management. Between 1990 and 2002, Mike was a successful project manager, leading large project teams and delivering complex projects. In 2016, Mike launched OnlinePMCourses.
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