Thursday, February 19, 2009

Nice guys...Cranky Managers...Weasels....Jerks




Here's an ecclectic and short posting mainly meant to get you to take advantage of what appears to be an interesting book and what I have come to find as a wildly entertaining and interesting podcast.

The book is Nice Guys Can Get the Corner Office - Eight Strategies for Winning in Business Without Being a Jerk by Edelman, Hiltabiddle and Manz, and it was the subject of Mr. Wayne Turmel's Cranky Middle Manager podcast. This podcast, although about general business stuff, is appropriate listening for project managers. And this episode is of particular interest because PMs - as managers - need to know how to get things done, if possible, without being a jerk.

I told you this would be short, so I will, without further blabbing, just send you there. Go there. Here's the link. Listen to this particular episode, but also bookmark and subscribe to the podcast. It will unweaselify (new word of the year, so far) your iPod or other MP3 player. Guaranteed.

Enjoy!

And as Wayne says, "Don't let the weasels get you down".

3 comments:

Wayne Turmel said...

Rich, thanks for the kind words about the show and my interview with Russ Edelman... he was (not surprisingly) a nice guy as well as really informative. Project managers do, indeed, need to focus on the positive human side of communications as much as the tasks... and that may be the hardest part of any transition from brilliant technician to leader. Thanks again, and don't let the weasels get you down.

millionaire maker said...

There are lot of good things to say about rich jerk,that he is a real jerk.

Millionaire maker

Alec Satin - Making Project Management Better said...

Rich,

Always a pleasure to find a new podcast. Can't wait to dig into The Cranky Middle Manager Show on the subway tonight.

With kind regards,
Alec


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