Entries by Elise Stevens

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 […]

Podcast: Be authentic to build effective relationships

Podcast: Be authentic to build effective relationships

 
 

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This brilliant podcast series focuses on stakeholder management in celebration of our eCourse: Four Steps for Engaging Difficult Stakeholders. Leave your comments below, and join us on social media to get involved in the conversation. It’s time to be your authentic self! In this podcast, Elise Stevens speaks with Nicole Nader about why being authentic is […]

Podcast: Putting egos aside for a common purpose

Podcast: Putting egos aside for a common purpose

 
 

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To celebrate the launch of the Fix My Project Chaos eCourse: Four Steps for Engaging Difficult Stakeholders, we’re releasing a brilliant new podcast each week which focuses on stakeholder management. Tune into the podcast series, and get involved in the conversation. Putting egos aside and engaging stakeholders for a common purpose In this podcast, Elise […]

Guest Blog Post: Free Visual Guides for Kanban and Scrum

Take control with Kanban! A visual guide for beginners Kanban is an agile work management method. It was developed in the 1940’s by Toyota engineers to improve manufacturing efficiency. Unlike many traditional ways of working, Kanban is a “pull system”, as opposed to a “push system”. This means that work is only started by team […]