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Project Management Lessons from Hagakure, Book of the Samurai |Video

Project Management Lessons from Hagakure, The Book of the Samurai | Video

Hagakure, the Book of the Samurai, was written in the 18th Century. It draws from the words of the Samurai, Yamamoto Tsunetomo. Those words have a lot that a modern Project Manager can learn from.

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Who Gets the Best Answers? The Wisdom of Crowds | Video

Who Gets the Best Answers? The Wisdom of Crowds | Video

There aren’t many books I recommend unreservedly to professional and business people I work with. But the Wisdom of Crowds is one of them.

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Project Management Lessons from Star Trek | Video

Project Management Lessons from Star Trek

In Star Trek, the leading characters represent valuable ideals that read across into good Project Management. You don’t need to be a fan!

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Destroying my Enemies – Bite Size Project Management Thought | Video

Destroying my Enemies - Bite Size Project Management Thought

‘Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends with them?’ This quote reminds us of the value of positive stakeholder engagement.

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Project Management and Grit | Video

Project Management and Grit | Video

Grit as a personal quality has become popular due to Angela Duckworth. She defines Grit as: ‘Perseverance and passion for long term goals.’

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What’s the Next Step in Your Project Management Career? (Ikigai) | Video

What's the Next Step in Your Project Management Career? (Ikigai) | Video

What’s your next step as a Project Manager. The answer to your Project Management career is in the Japanese concept of ikigai.

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Project Communication: Stop Using Telegrams – Get Better Project Results | Video

Project Communication: Stop Using Telegrams - Get Better Project Results

Project Communication is too important. So, stop using telegrams! If you’re too young to know what they are, they’re an old fashioned way of communication.

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Don’t Get Fired: The Secret to Not Getting Fired | Video

Don't Get Fired: The Secret to Not Getting Fired | Video

Before you aim for promotion, focus on not getting fired. Here’s a question I was asked: why were you fired? If you haven’t been what is your secret?

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It’ll Never Fly: Beat Confirmation Bias | Video

It'll Never Fly: Beat Confirmation Bias | Video

‘It’ll Never Fly’ How often have you heard words like that on your project? Or maybe you’ve said them. If so, you’re in danger of ‘Confirmation Bias’.

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Influencing Stakeholders: Start at the Bottom | Video

It may sound contradictory, but sometimes, for influencing stakeholders, you need to start at the bottom! I’ll give you 4 smart reasons why.

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