Entries by Elise Stevens

Podcast Episode #166: Susanne Madsen – Changes in project leadership

Podcast Episode #166: Susanne Madsen – Changes in project leadership

 
 

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Podcast Episode #166: Susanne Madsen – Changes in project leadership It’s been five years since Susanne Madsen released her book The Power of Project Leadership. In that time she’s worked with project leaders in nearly every corner of the globe, and noticed a lot of changes in the demands and expectations placed on them– enough […]

Podcast Episode #165: Crystal Richards – Politics and Projects

Podcast Episode #165: Crystal Richards – Politics and Projects

 
 

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Podcast Episode #165: Crystal Richards – Politics and Projects “Because it’s you, I’ll do it.” Some people seem to have no issue getting others to bend over backwards, put in a good word or sign that cheque. According to Crystal Richards these people all have one thing in common – a knack for politics. ‘Office […]

Podcast Episode #164: Echo Woolf – The art of project management

Podcast Episode #164: Echo Woolf – The art of project management

 
 

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Podcast Episode #164: Echo Woolf – The art of project management Art is defined as the expression or application of human creativity or imagination. It’s a much broader definition than simply painting or sculpture, but many project managers will still wonder why a conversation about art belongs in the project management world.  According to project […]

Podcast Episode #161: Julia Steel – Getting buy-in from stakeholders

Podcast Episode #161: Julia Steel – Getting buy-in from stakeholders

 
 

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Podcast Episode #161: Julia Steel – Getting buy-in from stakeholders You’ve got project approval, you’ve got a sponsor, your stakeholders have turned up to the first meeting – but do you have real buy-in? When experienced program director and program manager Julia Steel decided to write a book to help project managers she took a […]

Podcast Episode #160: Emily Luijbregts – Diversity in project management

Podcast Episode #160: Emily Luijbregts – Diversity in project management

 
 

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Podcast: Emily Luijbregts – Diversity in project management Why don’t more business leaders see women in the prime of their lives as an opportunity? That’s the question asked by project management influencer Emily Luijbregts. Emily believes a lack of diversity is one of the primary reasons major projects fail – but she says not enough […]

Podcast Episode #159: Susanne Madsen – Stress in project management

Podcast Episode #159: Susanne Madsen – Stress in project management

 
 

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Podcast: Susanne Madsen – Stress in project management With deadlines, budgets, demanding stakeholders, time zone clashes, and an endless stream of emails, project management is full of stress triggers. Many of us consider it an unavoidable consequence of the work we do, but chronic stress can be deadly. In this podcast, Susanne Madsen speaks to […]

Podcast: Elizabeth Harrin – How To Be Taken Seriously

Podcast: Elizabeth Harrin – How To Be Taken Seriously

 
 

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Podcast: Elizabeth Harrin On How To Be Taken Seriously As A Project Manager If anyone knows about the challenges of being taken seriously as a Project Manager, it’s Elizabeth Harrin. After noticing how few women were writing and speaking about the topic, she realised that Project Management desperately needed a female perspective. Her goal of […]

Podcast: Elena Zagorenko – Showing empathy as a project manager

Podcast: Elena Zagorenko – Showing empathy as a project manager

 
 

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Showing empathy as a project manager, with Elena Zagorenko Have you ever had a conversation with a colleague or boss and later realised they weren’t listening to a word you said? Chances are they weren’t practicing active listening. Maybe you’re guilty of this yourself? For a long time, people have taken a backseat in project […]

Podcast: The Value of Lifelong Professional Learning, with Mike Clayton

Podcast: The Value of Lifelong Professional Learning, with Mike Clayton

 
 

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In this episode of the Fix My Project Chaos podcast, Elise Stevens talks professional development with internationally-renowned business author and speaker, Mike Clayton. Mike is the author of 13 business books, and is regularly called upon by some of Britain’s largest public, private and not-for-profit organisations to deliver corporate training and conference keynotes. He is […]