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Leadership Perspectives with David Barrett
21 minutes | Aug 5, 2020
How to Be Your Best Self
Meet my good friend Bob "the Badass BA" Prentiss, who founded the award-winning business boot camp The Uncommon League. Bob has spent the past few years developing practical strategies for becoming the best version of himself. After a stage-four cancer diagnosis, Bob is kind enough to share everything he's learned with us and take us along for the last leg of his journey.
21 minutes | Jul 29, 2020
Veteran baseball manager, CEO and public speaker Skip Weisman tosses me a few communication hardballs when he shares how to run what he calls a "championship workplace." By outlining a few easy-to-follow steps, Skip and I discuss how to build trust, improve relationships and increase productivity at work, at play and in our everyday relationships.
19 minutes | Jul 1, 2020
To Lead or Manage?
I dig into Lou Breithaupt's quarter-century of PMP experience to figure out how he became one of the world's best-trusted Project Managers - and his secret to being a successful leader. Having travelled the world to complete hundreds of millions of dollars'-worth of contracts, Lou has learned a lifetime of lessons. Today, we're lucky enough to learn them too. Hit play to hear what he has to say!
19 minutes | May 12, 2020
Finding Opportunity in Crises
I chat with Bruce Harbinson, a regional chair for TEC Canada. Bruce brings groups of non-competing CEOs from small and medium and large-sized businesses together to strategize and exchange ideas. Bruce, a former CEO himself, walked alongside business leaders through the economic collapse of 2008. Today, during another global crisis, Bruce and his C-suite friends have some insights that can bring them and their companies out the other side stronger than ever. What has Bruce learned? What does he have to teach? Tune in to find out!
24 minutes | Apr 21, 2020
Michael O’Connor on Strategy at Medtronic
I chat about strategy with Medtronic's director of strategy and project management, Michael O'Connor. Michael ensures that Medtronic's advances in science and technology push it toward the company's mission and its long-term goals. How does Michael determine which call to make? How does he keep people at the centre of major corporate decisions? How did Medtronic develop a "culture of strategy?" Listen in to our conversation to find out!
30 minutes | Apr 6, 2020
The Black Swan Theory
I have a very timely discussion with Project Management Training Consultant Douglas Boebinger about extremely rare and highly-impactful Black Swan Events.
28 minutes | Feb 4, 2019
Plan Your Strategy in Sprints
Dan Watt is my guest on this podcast as he talks about planning and executing strategy using an agile mindset.
3 minutes | Jan 21, 2019
Know Your Audience
David Barrett Blog Post - January 21, 2019 Do You Know Your Audience? Know Your Audience before you present, plan, sell or try to influence.
25 minutes | Mar 13, 2018
Judy McCreery specializes in helping organizations implement enterprise programs - especially those that cross multiple functions.
29 minutes | Jan 2, 2018
Managing Change Every Day
John Preiditsch is the President of Six S Partners Inc. We spent 30 minutes together talking about change management and strategy execution.
27 minutes | Apr 11, 2017
What is Project Outcome Management?
Dan Watt, Head of Project Delivery, Wealth Management, RBC talks about project managers focusing on business outcome management.
29 minutes | Jan 31, 2017
Building the PMO the Right Way
There are so many ways to build a PMO - Project Management Office. Many are the wrong way. In this interview with Amy Burnet, past Sr. Director, Program Management Office at CIBC, we talk about the right way to approach your new PMO.
27 minutes | May 24, 2016
Ted Kallman Interview
Ted Kallman, author, consultant and trainer discusses his model for building high performance teams.
40 minutes | Apr 4, 2016
Roy Osing - Be Different or Be Dead
I was introduced to Roy Osing by The Globe and Mail Leadership lab in early 2016. Roy published an intriguing article about strategy execution - a sweet spot of mine. We connected and I quickly convinced him to join my podcast series. Roy is a leading executive in Canadian business and a recognized blogger, speaker, seminar leader, business consultant, educator and personal coach, Roy Osing’s career spans over three decades of singular achievement. We talked about organizations that are successful and survive versus the ones that struggle, hang on and eventually fail. Roy's recent book is titled "Be Different or Be Dead."
31 minutes | Apr 8, 2015
Strategic Portfolio Management
Long time project management and portfolio management consultant, LeRoy Ward, shares his governance model for strategic portfolio management.
29 minutes | Feb 10, 2015
Catherine Daw Interview
Catherine Daw is a long time friend and colleague who specializes in leadership business transformation, strategy implementation, operational excellence and project execution. We spent a half hour talking about leadership styles and what it takes to be a great leader.
33 minutes | Aug 26, 2014
Mindful Leadership - An Interview With Wendy Woods
32 minutes | Jun 3, 2014
Project Sponsors - The Key Ingredient to Project Success
I sat down with Linda Vella recently to discuss the role of the Project Sponsor: what isis it? Why do we need one? What are the major benefits and what are the risks?
33 minutes | May 20, 2014
Leadership Lessons Learned from The Samurai
Samurai, (meaning “those who serve”), practiced servant leadership and these principles long before “modern management” proclaimed this approach to be vital to today’s leaders. Harry Mingail's recent blog post prompted this interesting discussion.
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