upyourimpactOn the PM for the Masses Podcast I often talk about the benefits of having a mentor or coach.  While it is a wonderful thing, sometimes it is hard to find one.

What I have learned is that the next best thing is to read books.

On this episode of the PM for the Masses Podcast, I speak with Chuck Frey, author of “Up Your Impact: 52 Powerful Ideas to Get Noticed,Get Promoted & Become Indispensable at Work.

In my opinion, this book is the next best thing to having a mentor or coach to help you, well, get noticed, promoted, and become indispensable.

I had a fantastic time speaking with Chuck.  We share a lot of the same ideas on the value of standing out and becoming indispensable.

To listen to today’s episode, press the “play” button on top of this post.

Chuck Frey

CF-portrait-2011Chuck Frey is a PR and online marketing expert with an extensive background in innovation, creativity, business strategy and visual thinking.

He is the author and publisher of The Mind Mapping Software Blog, the leading website focused on visual thinking tools and strategies, including mind mapping, business diagramming, visual marketing, sketching and graphic facilitation.

Chuck is also the founder and publisher of InnovationTools.com, which was the largest innovation portal site on the web from its launch in 2002 until it was merged together with InnovationManagement.se in late 2012. He has written extensively on innovation strategy, brainstorming, creativity techniques, creativity software, design thinking and open innovation.

Recently, he combined his passions of creative thinking and professional development in a new book, Up Your Impact: 52 Powerful Ideas to Get Noticed,Get Promoted & Become Indispensable at Work. In it, he reveals a set of practical, proven strategies you can use to turn tough times to your advantage, enjoy greater job stability, more opportunities for advancement and greater satisfaction in your job.

To listen to today’s episode, press the “play” button on top of this post.

 5 Career Suicide Mistakes Project Managers Make (And How To Avoid Them)

Last week I co-hosted a fantastic webinar presented by the fabulous Farnoosh Brock called “5 Career Suicide Mistakes Project Managers Make (And How To Avoid Them).”

Though we had some difficulties during the live stream (thank you if you were there and I’m sorry if you couldn’t see it!), the session was awesome. We recorded the entire session and have made the recording available.  To watch, check the video below:

Check out the offer that Farnoosh makes at the end of the session.

Thank you Farnoosh for being so generous with our community!

Episode Links

Here are some of the links we mention in today’s show: