ConferenceCast – Podcasting for Conferences

    The average conference lasts between one and three days.   They’re expensive to put on and expensive to attend. So when it comes to deciding where a company spends its education budget, modern conferences need to provide value and demonstrate an ROI that continues to grow even after they end.   With pre-conference …

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October 30, 2015

2016 Animal Photography Calendar for Charity

Each year, I travel the country, visiting zoos and taking pictures of all the amazing creatures I see. To help raise money and awareness, I haves created this calendar. Every penny of profit goes to help Orangutan Outreach. You can learn more about them at http://redapes.org      

Episode 160 – Mark Hehl – Conflict Management

Mark Hehl with Solutions4Business joins host Craig Price to discuss conflict management. Not many people like conflict in the workplace and even fewer like getting involved when the conflict may not involve you. Mark and Craig discuss how conflict can be good for organizations, but they also discuss how planning ahead can eliminate many of the potential conflicts that could pop up on a project. They discuss the reasons for conflict, including people who just like pushing buttons and causing chaos (Craig calls them “social terrorists”) as well as separate departments having separate goals and never communicating them to each other.  All of this talk will be showcased at the Southern New England Chapter of PMI Professional Development Day in Hartford CT this April 27th and 28th. If you’re in the Nutmeg state at the time, register at SNEC-PMI.org. Hope to see you there!

APP BONUS: Get Mark’s entire powerpoint presentation from the event! In order to be successful the project manager needs to understand and manage conflict. This session will arm the Project Manager with the skills to avoid conflict along with time tested methods to resolve conflicts within their projects. It will also explore the beneficial and negative effects of project conflict. Application of these strategies will result in enhanced project performance.

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November 13, 2014

2015 Charity Calendar Now Available!

 My calendar of animal photography is ready for purchase!   It’s a nice gift for the holidays (especially office secret Santa) and all the profits go to redapes.org to help protect and save orangutans.   Please share (and buy!) this with everyone.    

Episode 143 – Live Session Excerpt: The Price Personality Scale

In this special edition of Reality Check, host Craig Price plays an extended excerpt from his negativity program highlighting his self-conceived “Price Personality Scale”.  Recently, Craig was able to present a 90 minute breakout session for a group of project managers and was able to record it for posterity.  Craig talks about personality vs. attitude, the types of positive and negative personalities and some of the examples of each.

You can learn more about Craig’s programs at http://therealistsguide.com or you can buy his book “Half a Glass: The Realist’s Guide” directly from his website.

APP BONUS: Craig includes his “6 Tips for Managing the New Workforce” e-book.

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Episode 140 – Brad Montgomery – Happiness

Brad Montgomery (@BradMontgomery on twitter) chats about happiness with host Craig Price. Happiness can be the Holy Grail for many people, elusive, just out of reach or more commonly, something that happens intermittently for short periods of time. But what if you had control over your happiness? That’s what Brad proposes to a skeptical Craig. The two talk about the flaws in The Secret (or outright lies if you ask Craig) how you can take unhappy conditions and fine tune them so you can be happier, how to gradually get incrementally happier versus trying to drastically change overnight as well as discover that they are just two short balding guys talking about the same things from different perspectives. The more things seem different the more they are closer to the same. It seems super positive and negative people can get along! Everybody sing Kumbaya!

You can find the newly minted CPAE (hall of fame speaker) Brad Montgomery at http://BradMontgomery.com.

APP BONUS: Read the first chapter from Brad’s book Humor Us: America’s Top Humorists On the Power of Laughter.

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Barnacle Networking for Introverts

  I am not a good networker. I don’t like to go out of my way to introduce myself, I don’t feel the need to meet new people, I certainly don’t like being in a room full of strangers whose only goal is to introduce themselves to someone new.   Sometimes, when I go to …

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Episode 133 – Ralph Peterson – Leadership Lessons

Ralph Peterson (@SpeakerRalphP on twitter) returns to discuss his new book of leadership lessons with host Craig Price. Being in the housekeeping game is a tough row to hoe. Low wages, high turnover, cleaning toilets (among other grosser things) it amazes Craig that anyone stays a week. Now try and manage the people who stick around!! Ralph’s new book “Managing When No One Wants to Work: Leadership Lessons from an Executive Housekeeper” touches on his many experiences, putting them in context for any manager in any industry. The two talk about push back, how communication changed between employee and manager as well as crazy Spanish conquerors!  Managing When No One Wants To Work: Lessons Of Leadership From An Executive Housekeeper is a management exposé that reveals how to manage call-outs, attitude, turnover, motivation, conflict, and breaking down the popular, “We’ve always done it that way,” mentality, regardless of the field you are managing in.

You can learn more about Ralph at http://speakerralphpeterson.com
App Bonus: Read the 1st chapter of Ralph’s book for free!

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Are You Comfortable Being Uncomfortable?

  One of the great things about negative thinking is it fosters innovation. Finding improvements to already useful items is a sure sign of someone who is not satisfied. For example, why would anyone build a better mouse trap? An entirely positive person would be happy simply because they have a mouse trap! If it …

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Episode 122 – Kirby Lammers – Mind, Body and Business

Kirby Lammers (@kirbydynabiz on twitter) returns to discuss his book Mind, Body and Business: The New Generation of Leaders with host Craig Price. Leadership and leadership styles need to adapt for businesses to thrive if not just survive. Kirby and Craig discuss the first book in a series on leadership in which they discuss Ted Williams, managers vs. leaders, grooming potential and how to properly return a failed leader back into their original position. Kirby’s book aims to energize the workforce, strengthen business with a “FEEL GOOD” environment, increase morale, produce passion and purpose, provide a sustainable motivation, reduce employee turnover and build a culture for prevention of disease and illnesses. And if anyone has the personality for it, Kirby sure does! It’s been almost 120 episodes but Kirby is back and ready for more.
You can learn more about Kirby, his book and his executive coaching at http://www.mindbodyandbusiness.com/ 

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