As I listen to the 7 year old podcast episode (#5) from Cesar Abeid, PMP‘s PM for the Masses, I’m happy to see Cornelius Fichtner, PMP, CSM is still going strong with his PM prep company OSP INTERNATIONAL LLC.
I actually listened to Margaret Maloni 3 weeks ago on the PM for the Masses podcast. While I was expecting to just listen and post, I’ve been hesitating due to a real learning experience that resonated with Margaret’s ideas.
Last week I took a listen to Cesar Abeid‘s PM for the Masses Podcast episode 3 a with David Allen, author of Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity. Sure, the post is from 2013, but I’m a relatively new Project Manager and listening to the podcast has already revealed positive results.
I’ve utilized procrastination for years as a legitimate writing project technique. I know, I know, many people think “procrastination” as a bad habit or some quality to be scrutinized, but in reality it is one of the most useful techniques at tackling difficult tasks.
Let’s face it, it’s getting harder and harder to engage others in dialogue. Whether you’re trying to correct racism of a family member over messenger or replying to a stranger on a friend’s political Facebook post, the internet is filled with rhetorical landmines. Empathy has always been an essential tool in employing a good argument or stance. Knowing more about your audience or adversary can be the key to positive change, but lately, that just doesn’t seem like enough.
I’m going to write a bit more off the cuff than I normally do. Blogging can be that flexible medium that serves multiple purposes like a personal journal mixed with public social posting. For today, instead of discussing some minor everyday rhetoric and attempting to make some grand life lesson out of it, I’m going to just take a step back.