AMA Edgewise

In the coming weeks we will be bringing you the insights and voices of recognized thought leaders across a wide range of topics.

Our aim is to provide those essential "nuggets" of perspective that will help you and your organization improve performance, adapt to changing business realities, and prosper in a complex and competitive world.

Edward Hess on Finding a Role for Humanity

Where will the jobs be for human beings?

March 24, 2017 / Podcast # 17-12

Edward Hess

Automation and robotics are coming to the workforce and they’re poised to be as disruptive as the industrial revolution. Where will humans fit in to this new world of work? Edward Hess, coauthor along with Katherine Ludwig of the new book Humility is the New Smart: Rethinking Human Excellence in the Smart Machine Age, joins us to talk about job opportunities for a newly automatic world.

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Asi Burak on Learning from Video Games

How video games became an instructional tool.

March 17, 2017 / Podcast # 17-11

Asi Burak

Good news! All that time you’ve spent playing video games is actually good for you. Asi Burak, coauthor, along with Laura Parker, of Power Play: How Video Games Can Change the World, is here to talk about how playing video games can be beneficial to learning as well as what other companies should be learning from the video game industry.

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Bob Kulhan on Honing Your Improv Skills

Applying an art form to business

March 10, 2017 / Podcast # 17-10

Bob Kulhan

We often think about improvisation in the context of comedy and it has nothing to do with the average workplace. But you’ve actually used improv tools more than you probably think. Bob Kulhan, improv pro in and out of the office, is here to talk about how to add these crucial skills to your toolkit.

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Leonard Sherman on Considering Your Brand Long-Term

How to stay true to your mission while adapting to changing times.

March 3, 2017 / Podcast # 17-09

Leonard Sherman

Customers needs are always changing. Even the most universal products get updated and each brand has to figure out how to change with the times. Leonard Sherman, author of If You’re in a Dogfight, Become a Cat!: Strategies for Long-Term Growth, joins us with lots of examples of companies doing it right and some of the ones who got it wrong.

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Josh Spodek on the Steps to Leadership

How to get hands-on leadership experience in a safe environment.

February 24, 2017 / Podcast # 17-08

Josh Spodek

You wouldn’t learn how to play piano by starting with musical theory. Leadership training is exactly the same. Josh Spodek is here to talk about his new book, Leadership Step By Step, published by AMACOM, the book that will get you out there to start practicing leadership in the real world.

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Maciej Kranz on the Internet of Things

An intro to an emerging technology.

February 17, 2017 / Podcast # 17-07

Maciej Kranz

Maybe you’ve heard of the Internet of Things but don’t understand it’s potential to change business-life as we know it. Cisco Systems VP of Corporate Strategic Innovations Group, Maciej Kranz’s new book provides the baseline awareness and contextual framework for building that understanding. He spent a recent rainy afternoon in our studio answering questions only an IoT newbie could appreciate.

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Stephen Heidari-Robinson on Surviving a Reorganization

How to stay calm and reassure your employees.

February 10, 2017 / Podcast # 17-06

Stephen Heidari-Robinson

Business reorganizations are a fact of life and they’re going to become more frequent than ever. Stephen Heidari-Robinson joins us with some tips from the book he wrote with co-author Suzanne Heywood, ReOrg: How to Get it Right, on how to deal with a “reorg,” the phases you should expect, and what questions you should be asking.

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Kristi Hedges on The Power of Presence

Great presence for anyone

February 3, 2017 / Podcast # 17-05

Kristi Hedges

We all want to have a great presence but what does that look like. With the publication of the paperback of her classic book The Power of Presence, Kristi Hedges joins us to talk about how you can cultivate your own outstanding presence, no matter your personality.

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Danielle Harlan on The New Alpha

How to be in charge, nicely.

January 27, 2017 / Podcast # 17-04

Danielle Harlan

Being the alpha dog is everyone’s goal right? But if you think about the alphas in your organization, they’re usually not someone you like very much. Danielle Harlan has seen a rise in what she calls the New Alpha, the kinder, more impactful leader.

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Alex Tapscott on the Blockchain Revolution

Securing transactions on the internet.

January 20, 2017 / Podcast # 17-03

Alex Tapscott
You’ve probably heard of bitcoin, probably as a means of payment for shady business deals. Bitcoin is about to get a lot more legit as the ways of ensuring cyber security and trust become more and more evolved. Alex Tapscott, author of Blockchain Revolution, joins us to talk about this emerging technology that’s about to be adapted to all aspects of our online lives.

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