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The Project Leader Podcast

55 EpisodesProduced by Jennifer GlatzWebsite

We have all felt the pain, frustration, and disappointment of a troubled or failed project at some point, either professionally or personally. So here is the big question: How do project professionals like us - who are eager, driven, and passionate about seeing our teams succeed - how do we become t… read more

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Episode 54: What's Happening in Your Client's Mind?

March 3rd, 2021

10:38

We've all faced a lot of uncertainty and change lately. But have you taken the time to think about what that means for your clients and customers? In this episode, I offer a perspective about what's going on inside your …

Episode 53: Building Your Courage Muscle

February 26th, 2021

13:12

In the previous episode, I spoke about collecting feedback from your teams. This act of collecting feedback and then implementing changes takes …

Episode 52: A Great Technique for Collecting Team Feedback

February 19th, 2021

11:56

Have you ever worked for an organization that only did your performance reviews on an annual basis? Was it difficult to even book time in your …

Episode 51: Assessing the Impact of New Standards

February 17th, 2021

10:50

Government regulations and client standards are constantly changing and can have a significant impact on our projects. In this Episode, I share 4 …

Episode 50: The Journey to 50 Episodes

February 12th, 2021

10:41

Can you believe it? This is the 50th episode! In this special milestone episode, I share about my podcast journey so far.

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Episode 49: What my Telecom Service Provider Taught Me About Client Relationships

February 9th, 2021

10:37

Do you have any stories that come to mind about a time you received disappointing customer service and how that experience changed how you approach your projects? In this episode, I share what my experience with my …

Episode 48: Your Role as a Project Guide

February 5th, 2021

11:11

Chances are if you are already in a leadership role, you didn't start there. You've likely held different roles along the way and worked your way up …

Episode 47: What is YOUR Project Superpower?

February 3rd, 2021

10:44

In this episode, I define what is a Project Superpower and why it's important that you know yours!

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Episode 46: Trusting a Trusted Advisor

January 30th, 2021

11:51

In a previous episode, I shared that I started working with a new coach awhile back. Since then, I've had a few mental roadblocks that have come up. In this episode, I share some of my thoughts and mental barriers that …

Episode 45: That Comfort Zone Barrier...

January 26th, 2021

12:58

Being a Project Leader is all about continually improving... which means that sometimes we need to do things outside of our comfort zone! In this episode, I talk about your comfort zone in the context of your strategic …

Episode 44: Finding the Balance...

January 22nd, 2021

11:02

I am often asked by other Project Leaders: how do you balance strategic projects with competing priorities and deadlines? In this episode, I share a quick tip on how you can achieve better balance and ensure your …

Episode 43: A Quick Tip for Documenting Your Project Successes!

January 19th, 2021

9:58

Documenting our project successes should be that joyful moment at the end of a project that we look forward to! But it can be easy to fall into the …

Episode 42: Leading High Performers

January 15th, 2021

10:00

Chances are you have a few high performers on your teams! In this episode, I give some insights into how you can support these high performers to achieve their ambitious projects and career goals.

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Episode 41: Career Planning from Two Perspectives

January 8th, 2021

10:57

In this episode, I explore career planning from two perspectives: your responsibilities as an individual for your own career and our Project Leader responsibilities to help our teams do their career planning.

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Episode 40: A 2-Step Process to Set Yourself Up for Success in the New Year

January 5th, 2021

10:45

Happy New Year to my listeners! In this new year's episode, I discuss a two-step process that I like to follow to set myself up for success in the …

Episode 39: Three Tips Before the Holidays...

December 18th, 2020

12:01

The days or weeks leading up to the holiday season are always stressful for us and our teams. There are a ton of deadlines and things we want to …

Episode 38: A Simple Yet Powerful Question to Get Your Stakeholders On Your Side

December 15th, 2020

13:17

If you've been listening to my podcast for awhile, or seen my content, you've probably noticed that I often draw parallels between Sales and Project Management. There are specific reasons why I do this that I explain in …

Episode 37: Mastering the Skill of Identifying True Priorities

December 12th, 2020

14:08

In this episode, I share two stories about why it's critically important to your success that you MASTER the skill of identifying true priorities. Not only is this important to your project success but also to your …

Episode 36: Your Customer's Butterflies

December 8th, 2020

15:07

Chances are if your customer or client has made a big investment to work with you on their project, they are feeling a bit nervous. In this episode, I unpack the three reasons why people purchase and how you can use …

Episode 35: Three Ideas on How to Convey the Big Picture To Your Team

December 4th, 2020

10:34

As we move through the Execute Phase of our projects, sometimes our teams can lose sight of the big picture mission. In this episode, I share three ideas on how you can convey and remind your team about the big picture …

Episode 34: Three Warning Signs to Indicate an Unrealistic Project Schedule

December 1st, 2020

14:55

In this episode, I discuss three techniques to help you recognize if you have an unrealistic project timeline and some best practices on how to address it.

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Episode 33: The Fastest Way to Accelerate Your Career in PM

November 27th, 2020

14:31

In this episode, I share the fastest way to accelerate your career in project management. So if you are eager, driven, and looking to reach that next step in your career as quickly as possible, this episode is for you.

Episode 32: "What If" vs. "Material" Barriers

November 24th, 2020

10:01

It's true! We face a lot of barriers and challenges when it comes to both navigating our careers in project management and in delivering successful …

Episode 31: Part 2 of My Interview With David Wilson

November 20th, 2020

20:41

Tune in to this episode for the second half of my interview with David Wilson on his podcast "On Another Track". Listen on through to the end for a new announcement as well! 

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Episode 30: My Interview on the "On Another Track" Podcast with David Wilson (Part 1)

November 17th, 2020

32:48

I was recently a guest on another podcast entitled "On Another Track" with David Wilson. I thought it would be fun to share a copy of my interview so …

Episode 29: Facing a Difficult Decision or Challenge? Consider Congruence.

November 13th, 2020

16:46

If you are facing a difficult decision or a project challenge that is causing you added stress, it's important to consider our values, beliefs, and …

Episode 28: Our Personal Approach to Risk

November 11th, 2020

12:27

A friend's request to go for coffee during the pandemic has got me thinking about my own individual Risk Tolerance. In this episode, I discuss what …

Episode 27: I'm Not In Sales, Right?

November 6th, 2020

13:44

As Project Leaders, we wear many different project hats during the day. In this episode, I focus on our Sales Hat. Whether we choose to think about it consciously or not, we are constantly representing our companies and …

Episode 26: An Example and Best Practices for Communication During A Project Crisis

November 3rd, 2020

11:25

In this episode, I share an example and 3 best practices to use to communicate effectively with your team during a challenging project.

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Episode 25: Get Out Of Your Own Way and Automate!

October 30th, 2020

11:14

In this episode, I share about an automation tool that can help you regain back your time by making you more efficient with administrative tasks. …

Episode 24: Three Tips for Setting Yourself Up for a Productive Day

October 27th, 2020

10:37

In this episode, I share some tactics that have helped me to be my most productive and work on the things that matter to my projects and clients. I hope these ideas help you to set yourself up for a productive day!

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Episode 23: Three Tactics on How to Recover from a Failed or Troubled Project

October 23rd, 2020

13:31

In this episode, I share three tactics on how you can recover from a failed or troubled project. 

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Episode 22: A Cool Hack to Increase Your Reading Comprehension and Retention

October 20th, 2020

8:15

In this episode, I share a cool hack that I discovered during my vacation last week on how you can increase your reading comprehension and retention. …

Episode 21: How Diverse is your Development Group?

October 7th, 2020

12:49

In this episode, I preview a snippet of the pre-training that was included in the Project Leader Career Plan Challenge that started this week. Learn about why you need two categories of people in your life to help you …

Episode 20: Project Marketing and Stakeholder Prompt Lists

October 1st, 2020

9:39

In this episode, I share my thoughts on creating a project marketing plan and using Stakeholder prompt lists to identify stakeholders that you may …

Episode 19: The CHALLENGE is Officially Launched!!

September 26th, 2020

9:54

I'm so excited to share a milestone with you! I've been hinting at this project for weeks now on the podcast, and wanted to share about the Project Leader Career Plan Challenge that is now officially launched!

You can …

Episode 18: Clarifying Project Scope Through SMART Objectives

September 23rd, 2020

13:37

If you've ever had trouble building elements of your project management plan including your schedule or budget, it could be that your team is unclear …

Episode 17: Outlook on Industrial Construction

September 18th, 2020

10:18

In a previous episode, I hinted about an exciting project I'm working on which involves interviewing other Project Leaders. Here is a preview of one …

Episode 16: Back to Class!

September 16th, 2020

14:32

Today was my first day back teaching project management at a university in person. With any new project, there is always a combination of excitement and apprehension for both the Project Manager and her team. Today I …

Episode 15: Networking vs. Genuine Networking

September 11th, 2020

15:00

We've all heard the common phrase: "it's not what you know, it's who you know". So I don't need to convince you that networking is important. But in this episode, I make the distinction between networking for the …

Episode 14: Celebrating the Small Wins

September 8th, 2020

13:44

A seasoned Project Professional will tell you that project delivery is more about building strong relationships than it is about the task at hand. In this episode, I share a framework on how you can use a strategy of …

Episode 13: Being the Master of Your Own Destiny with David Wilson

September 1st, 2020

38:49

In this episode, I am joined by a very special guest - David Wilson - who is a professional from the Traffic Safety Industry. David and I chat about safety on projects, trusting your gut, and being the master of your …

Episode 12: The Endless Opportunities Available to You in PM

August 28th, 2020

14:44

Have you ever noticed that Project Managers all have a unique career path? In this episode, I explore the endless opportunities available to you in project management. Also, tune in for a hint about an exciting project …

Episode 11: Taking Uncomfortable Action

August 25th, 2020

13:02

Have you ever felt a nagging feeling that there is some action you should be taking but feeling uncomfortable prevents you from getting it done? In …

Episode 10: Paying Your PM Success Tax

August 21st, 2020

11:41

In this episode, I share about a concept called your Success Tax and what it looks like at different stages throughout your Project Leader Journey.

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Episode 9: Develop Your Skills in Sales

August 18th, 2020

13:00

As you get further along in the Project Leader journey and into a Project Manager role, one of the important skills you'll need to develop is Sales. …

Episode 8: How to Be More Accessible To Your Team

August 14th, 2020

12:22

Have you ever worried about how accessible you are to your team? It's important for us, as Project Leaders, to stay connected to be able to answer …

Episode 7: Prioritizing Our Most Important Tasks

August 11th, 2020

11:01

One of the main challenges project professionals face is how to prioritize our tasks when we are pulled in many different directions. In this …

Episode 6: What is a Value Message?

August 7th, 2020

10:30

In this episode, I explain what is a value message and how do you apply the principles of marketing to build your own personal value message to help you reach that next step in your career.

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Episode 5: Our Value Message vs. Our Self-View On Our Value

August 4th, 2020

8:39

In this episode, I explore the difference between the value that we provide to the market as project professionals versus our own self-views about our value. I see a lot of professionals struggling in this current …

Episode 4: The Project Leader Identity

July 31st, 2020

13:53

I thought it would be fun to tell you a short story about one of my mentors that I looked up to at the beginning of my career and why I looked up to …

Episode 3: Our Triggers and Reactions

July 29th, 2020

7:45

In this episode, I talk about the things that can trigger us in our personal and professional lives, and provide some advice on how to control our …

Episode 2: Defining the Project Leader Journey

July 24th, 2020

12:21

In the previous episode, I invited you to join me on a journey to figure out true project leadership. In this episode, I go into detail about my thoughts on what does the Project Leader Journey look like and what are …

Welcome! The Why Behind the Podcast.

July 21st, 2020

7:27

In this inaugural episode, I discuss the story behind why I've decided to launch this podcast and what the Project Leadership concept and journey is all about.

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