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Episode 243 – Gina Abudi – Positive Organizational Change / audio

Gina Abudi (@GinaAbudi on twitter) returns to talk with host Craig Price about positive organizational change. Change is hard, it can be scary for some and automatically rejected by others. Thankfully, Gina has written a new book Implementing Positive Organizational Change: A Strategic Project Management Approach to guide companies through change and create a culture where change is not only expected but embraced.  The two discuss engaging employees, creating stakeholder support committees and Gina’s new undertaking as a speaker.

From the book:  In today’s increasingly competitive global marketplace, organizations that do not regularly undertake change initiatives will find it difficult, if not impossible, to continue to be successful long term. This guide explains how to develop a continuous improvement culture of change that will be perceived by employees as a valuable opportunity instead of something negative to worry about and resist. It outlines a strategic project management approach for ensuring successful implementation and desired results, and includes mini case studies, tips, and practical examples.

You can learn more about Gina and her consultancy at http://GinaAbudi.com and buy her book Implementing Positive Organizational Change: A Strategic Project Management Approach via Amazon.

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2018 Calendar

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Episode 238 – Raji Sivaraman – Making Projects Sing / audio

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Raji Sivaraman joins host Craig Price to discuss her new book “Making Projects Sing: A Musical Perspective of Project Management“. Most people like music and EVERYONE loves project management. So why not bring the two together? Raji and Craig talk about just that as they discuss how musicians and project managers often do many of the same activities, have many of the same processes and can learn how to improve both by looking at how the two relate to each other.  Raji shares how M.U.S.I.C.  (Measure, Utilize, Schedule, Integrate, Communicate) are important regardless if you are a musician or project manager. She also introduces Craig to McKinsey’s “Fragile to Agile” concepts as well as showing how we can create beautiful project music as an ensemble and still be able to jam out an awesome career guitar solo.

Raji’s book Making Projects Sing: A Musical Perspective of Project Management can be found at amazon and other fine bookstores but if you email her directly (listen to the podcast to get it!) she will happily offer a major discount to Reality Check listeners! You can also learn more about her at http://agilitydiscoveries.com/

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Episode 236 – Phil Gerbyshak – Vengreso / audio

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Phil Gerbyshak (@philgerb on twitter) returns to discuss his new venture Vengreso and social selling. Have you ever partnered with another person to create a business? How about 6 others? Well that’s what past guest and friend of the show Phil Gerbyshak has done and he’s here talk about it.  The company is called Vengreso and they specialize in social selling training, with a focus on utilizing LinkedIn. The two discuss how LinkedIn is introducing video to their platform, when to connect and who you should connect to and why people who post still images as videos are jerks.

Vengreso works with business professionals to align marketing with sales to provide the needed mindset, skillset and toolset in digital and social media channels to enable you to engage online effectively, grow your network, build your personal brand, add value, attract buyers and achieve your sales and revenue goals. You can find them at…you guessed it: http://vengreso.com 

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Episode 235 – Jessica Pettitt – Good Enough Now / audio

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Jessica Pettitt (@jesspettitt on twitter) returns to talk to host Craig Price about her new book “Good Enough Now“. Waiting for that perfect moment before starting something new often becomes just waiting around. Perfectionism is a fool’s errand and that’s why Jessica wrote “Good Enough Now: How Doing the Best We Can With What We Have is Better Than Nothing” because why wait? Craig and Jess discuss her new book, how we need to leave room for edits in our life and behavior as well as honoring our authentic selves.

In her breakthrough message, author and speaker Jessica Pettitt reveals the truth about how we can be the best versions of ourselves now! By being our authentic selves, we can immediately improve our companies, relationships, and communities.

Jessica’s new book is on sale now and you can hear just why you need it! You can learn more about Jessica at http://goodenoughnow.com

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Episode 234 – Valerie Grubb – Clash of the Generations / audio

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Valerie Grubb (@valgrubb on twitter) discuss her new book Clash of the Generations with host Craig Price. Craig is no stranger to generational issues. He speaks on the subject himself (notice the complete lack of link to his own programs!!) so he’s eager to discuss how other speakers view the subject. Thankfully, Valerie wrote an entire book on it called Clash of the Generations: Managing the New Workplace Reality. The two discuss, who’s really to blame for this generational gap,  if it is harder for a seasoned veteran to be managed by a younger person or for a new worker to be managed by a seasoned veteran set in their ways and they even give a little glimpse of what the mysterious Generation Z (no, not zombies) has planned for the near future. Most importantly, Valerie has given Craig two books to give away for free! Listen to the podcast to learn how to win a copy!

Clash of the Generations explores this new and increasingly common workplace phenomenon, and provides strategies to help managers navigate this ever more complex maze. Traditionally, older workers would retire and make room for the next generation; instead, Baby Boomers are now prolonging their time in the workplace, yet the successive generations are still coming in. Senior leaders are now left to manage a blended workplace comprised of up to four generations—each with their own ideas of work ethic, work/life balance, long-term career goals, and much more. Management is challenging at the best of times, but the new prevalence of generation gaps—sometimes even layered—add an entirely new dimension to an already complex responsibility. This book presents case studies and interviews with representatives of companies with age-diverse workforces, detailing innovative strategies for smoothing out the bumps and helping everyone work together.

You can learn more about Valerie at http://valgrubbandassociates.com/

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