After Hours
After Hours
Jun 19, 2019
Looking Back, Looking Ahead
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It’s a wrap for Season 2, as Youngme Moon, Felix Oberholzer-Gee, and Mihir Desai head off on a summer hiatus. Note to listeners: After Hours will return for Season 3 in the fall.

You can email your comments and ideas for future episodes to: You can follow Youngme and Mihir on Twitter at: @YoungmeMoon and @DesaiMihirA.

People and Projects Podcast: Project Management Podcast
People and Projects Podcast: Project Management Podcast
Andy Kaufman, PMP, PMI-ACP
PPP 306 | Sick of Bureaucracy? Here’s What To Do, with Thinkers50 author Gary Hamel
Fighting Back Against Bureaucracy So, what does it take to get ahead at work? If you’ve ever worked for a corporation of almost any size, you’ve had a front-row seat to the life-sucking waste that happens because of bureaucracy. It’s certainly an issue as organizations get larger, but I’ve seen it bog down small companies as well. Gary Hamel joins us for episode 306 to talk about his new book Humanocracy: Creating Organizations as Amazing as the People Inside Them. Gary doesn't just talk about the problems--he also shares ideas that you and I can start using to start building our own humanocracies. Learn more about Gary at Join Us for our Virtual Project Management Training Program! Learn how to improve your ability to lead and deliver! Join us this fall for the same project management program we deliver in-house at organizations around the world! Learn more at Let's Stay In Touch! I hear from listeners almost every day and I love it! How about you and I connect on LinkedIn? Go to and Follow me (I've maxed out the connections but if you Follow me, I'll Follow you back!) Also, all of our other workshops and keynotes are available in a virtual format. Whether you have a live or virtual event, we can help you invest in your team. Learn more at Thanks! Thank you for joining me for this episode of The People and Projects Podcast! Talent Triangle: Leadership Can't Gallop Without You and The Sweet Potato Shuffle by The Polish Ambassador are licensed under a Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License Big Presentation Scene from How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying available on YouTube at
57 min
The Modern Manager: Create and Lead Successful Teams
The Modern Manager: Create and Lead Successful Teams
Mamie Kanfer Stewart
125: Dealing with Conflict with CrisMarie Campbell and Susan Clarke
Inevitably you will experience moments of conflict among a team. Although most people are conflict avoidant, productive conflict enables a team to find new solutions and build stronger relationships. Learning to navigate conflict is a critical skill for every manager. In this episode, I speak with Susan Clarke, co-founder with her partner CrisMarie Campbell of thrive! Inc. and authors of The Beauty of Conflict: Harnessing Your Team’s Competitive Advantage and The Beauty of Conflict for Couples. Together they host The Beauty of Conflict podcast for dealing with conflict at work and at home. CrisMarie is an Olympic rower and Susan is a former marriage therapist and Equus coach. As partners in work and life for over two decades, they’ve adapted their proven step-by-step process honed working with Fortune 100 Companies such as Johnson & Johnson, Microsoft, AT&T and San Francisco Giants to help long-term couples use conflict as a catalyst to greater intimacy, passion, and fulfillment. Chrismarie wasn’t able to join us, so I talked with Susan about being conflict avoidant, the difference between conflict and a fight, the role of emotion and vulnerability when dealing with conflict, how to confront conflict in a productive way and more. Warning: there are a few spots where Susan uses a curse word, so if you’ve got sensitive ears around, you may want to wait to listen to this another time. Members of The Modern Manager community get Susan and CrisMarie’s How to Have Tough Conversations Workbook. To learn more about membership and to join, go to Subscribe to the Modern Manager newsletter to get episodes, articles and free mini-guides delivered to your inbox. Read the related blog article: Embrace Constructive Conflict In The Workplace Key Takeaways: * A fight is different from a conflict. A fight is a one-sided attempt to win an argument. A conflict is a collaborative discussion that looks at all points of view in order to come up with a collective solution. * In order to engage in conflict, both parties need to let go of being right and open up to the possibility of new ways of seeing. * Conflicts force us to be in a place of ambiguity and uncertainty which often feels scary and stressful. * It’s normal to experience an “Oh, Sh*t!” moments when you’re not sure if the group is actually going to come to a resolution. * When you’re feeling emotionally charged, reground yourself by focusing on calm breathing and feeling your feet on the floor. * Recognize the cues when your body and mind are starting to go into stress-mode. * The faster you can recognize your signals, the quicker you can work to bring yourself down from a place of stress. * Managers can change the power dynamics in group discussions by admitting to mistakes, and opening up to new solutions. * Don’t dismiss conflict between colleagues as something they have to figure out on their own. Arrange for a group discussion (for the three of you or with the whole team) to allow for others to help facilitate and add additional perspectives. * Avoid meeting one-on-one to discuss employees’ grievances separately. One-on-one meetings are inefficient, burn managers out, and don’t give employees the opportunity to come together to resolve their issues. KEEP UP WITH SUSAN + CRISMARIE * Website: * Instagram: * Twitter: * Instagram: @thriveinc * Facebook * LinkedIn (CrisMarie Campbell) * LinkedIn (Susan Clarke) * Amazon Link - The Beauty of Conflict for Couples * Amazon Link - The Beauty of Conflict * Apple Podcasts
35 min
The Project Management Podcast
The Project Management Podcast
Episode 451: Flow for Project Managers (Free)
Play Now: Andrew Kallman, Executive Coach Last week, I must have missed the start of at least three scheduled meetings. In each case, I saw on my calendar that the meetings would start in an hour or less, which meant that I could probably start and finish another task before I had to be at those meetings. And each time, I got so involved in the task I was working on that I lost track of everything around me and the meetings started without me. In positive psychology, this is called a flow state, also known colloquially as being in the zone. This is the mental state in which a person performing an activity is fully immersed in a feeling of energized focus, full involvement, and enjoyment in the process of the activity. In essence, flow is characterized by the complete absorption in what one does, and a resulting transformation in one's sense of time. Wouldn’t it be great, if we could apply this to all our projects and everyone working on it? You can. To see how flow can be applied to our projects, we are welcoming Andrew Kallman to the program. He and his brother Ted Kallman wrote the book Flow: Get Everyone Moving in the Right Direction...And Loving It and Andrew is here today to give us an introduction. Here is how someone describes the effect flow has had on their projects: Flow is when you know where you are headed, know what your goal is, and know the steps necessary to get there. It's like running a race. You don't plan each step along the way, but you keep your eyes on the finish line, and everything you do moves you toward it thanks to your training.
Jack Sweeney Speaks to CFOs About Driving Change | Middle Market Media, LLC
645: The Investor Came Knocking | Glenn Schiffman, CFO, IAC/InterActive
There’s little question that 2020 will long be remembered as a year of crisis for the casino industry. Commercial gaming revenues in the U.S. were down 79 percent during the second quarter when compared to Q2 2019, a fact that made IAC/Interactive’s August announcement that it was purchasing 12 percent of hospitality and gambling giant MGM all the more headline-grabbing. “We think we found a once-in-a-decade opportunity to find a meaningful position in an iconic brand,” explains IAC/InterActive CFO Glenn Schiffman, who says IAC’s balance sheet remains flush with cash (more than $3 billion) after the recent spinoff of online dating site “We believe that Las Vegas will come roaring back, and this comes back to how IAC likes to invest: We like massive addressable markets with tailwinds from offline to online, and that’s what we see with gaming,” says Schiffman, who is no stranger to industries in crisis. Back in September of 2008, Schiffman was head of investment banking for Lehman Brothers’ Asia-Pacific business when the firm filed for bankruptcy due to its part in the subprime mortgage crash. Schiffman, along with other top Lehman partners, helped to manage the sale of Lehman’s Asian business to Nomura Securities. “In times of crisis, you have to separate the urgent from the important because in a crisis everything appears urgent but not everything is important,” explains Schiffman, who says that he learned just how important being able to separate the two was when the clock was ticking in the wake of the Lehman bankruptcy and his team was seeking a resolution that would best serve Lehman’s Asia workforce. (Episode 440) “We saved every single job in Asia—and that was 3,000 jobs, including my own,” comments Schiffman, who adds that the Lehman bankruptcy, among other things, revealed how during a time of crisis an individual’s character becomes more evident. “Crisis doesn’t define character, crisis reveals character,” says Schiffman, who, after joining Nomura, went on to help establish and build the bank’s North American investment banking division. –Jack Sweeney
31 min
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