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Episode 497: Unlocking Stress-Free Projects (Free)

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In this enlightening episode of The PM Podcast, Cornelius Fichtner sits down with project management veteran Sushil Gupta to dissect the complexities of stress-free project management. With nearly three decades of experience across various industries, including construction and infrastructure, Sushil shares his expert insights in his latest book, "11 Secrets to Manage Projects and Remain Stress-Free." This conversation highlights practical strategies from the book and delves into Sushil's personal experiences and the philosophical underpinnings of his stress management techniques.

The episode covers various topics, from the necessity of inner strength and tolerance in project management to the practical aspects of time management and communication efficacy. Listeners will comprehensively understand how to navigate the stressful waters of project deadlines and demands with grace and efficiency. The strategies discussed are not just theoretical but are backed by Sushil's extensive field experience and his deep commitment to Raj yoga meditation, providing a unique blend of professional and personal wisdom.

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • Stress Management Techniques - How to apply Sushil Gupta's principles to reduce stress in project management scenarios.
  • Importance of Communication - Insights into effective communication strategies that save time and prevent project delays.
  • Power of Tolerance - Discussion on how increasing your tolerance can aid in managing internal and external project pressures.

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Quotes from This Episode

  • "Stress is not due to work but due to our inability to manage our internal ecosystem." - Sushil Gupta
  • "The biggest power in project management is the power to tolerate." - Sushil Gupta

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Time-Stamped Show Notes

  • [00:00] - Episode introduction and overview of topics.
  • [05:00] - Deep dive into stress management techniques.
  • [15:30] - Discussion with Sushil Gupta about effective communication in project management.
  • [25:45] - Exploring the concept of tolerance in handling project pressures.
  • [35:10] - How Raj yoga meditation influences stress management and productivity.
  • [45:00] - Q&A session with audience questions about stress and project management.
  • [55:00] - Summary of key points and final thoughts from Sushil Gupta.

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Cornelius Fichtner
Cornelius Fichtner
Cornelius Fichtner, PMP, CSM, is the host and the author at The Project Management Podcast. He has welcomed hundreds of guests and project management experts to the podcast and has helped over 60,0000 students prepare for their PMP® Exam. He has authored dozens of articles on and PM World 360. He speaks at conferences around the world about project management, agile methodology, PMOs, and Project Business. Follow him on Twitter and connect with him on LinkedIn.

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