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.

Dr. Leah Weiss on Working with Compassion

Finding positivity at work.

April 20, 2018 / Podcast # 18-03

Dr. Leah Weiss

Wish you could find more purpose and meaning in your work? Dr. Leah Weiss, author of How We Work, has techniques to shift your mindset away from work as a transaction of trading time for money and toward something more positive and motivating in the long run.

Leah Weiss, Ph.D., MSW, is a teacher, researcher, and meditation expert at Stanford University specializing in the application of mindfulness and compassion in secular contexts. Leah has taught and consulted in many different settings in addition to Stanford Business School, including Harvard-affiliated hospitals, Stanford School of Medicine, Stanford Bing Institute, Google headquarters, the Young Presidents’ Organization, LinkedIn, the Greater Good Science Center at Berkeley, Wisdom 2.0, Esalen Institute, Omega Institute, Spirit Rock Meditation Center, and at the Department of Veterans Affairs, where she teaches mindfulness and compassion to help veterans cope with post-traumatic stress, and to help VA staff around the Bay Area cope with the stress of their jobs helping veterans.

 

Kim Powell on Acting Like a CEO

Taking the mystique out of the C-suite.

April 13, 2018 / Podcast # 18-02

Kim Powell

“CEO” can seem like a venerated title but the people occupying those positions are less intimidating than you might think. Maybe don’t march into their office unannounced and start chatting today, but CEOs are people who make mistakes and have weak spots, just like anyone. Kim Powell, along with her co-author Elena L. Botelho, interviewed thousands of CEOs and other leaders to get to understand the behaviors of those in leadership positions. She shares their findings with us and in her new book The CEO Next Door.

 

Kim R. Powell grew up in Atlanta, and earned a BA from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management. Over the last twenty years, Kim has applied her passion for helping people to her role as a trusted advisor to CEOs and high potential leaders, first at the Boston Consulting Group and now at ghSMART.

 

Chester Elton and Adrian Gostick on The Best Team Wins

How to create great culture within your own team.

April 6, 2018 / Podcast # 18-01

Chester Elton and Adrian Gostick

We’re back! After a short break we’re back with a lineup of exciting guests we’re excited to share with you. First, back from our hiatus, old friends of the AMA, The Carrot Guys: Chester Elton and Adrian Gostick. They’re here to share some of their favorite stories of teamwork success from their new book, The Best Team Wins.

 

Adrian Gostick is coauthor of the New York TimesWall Street Journal, and USA Today bestsellers The Best Team Wins, The Carrot Principle and All In. His books have been translated into thirty languages and have sold more than a million copies around the world. He has appeared on NBC’s Today Show and CNN, and has been quoted in The EconomistNewsweek, the New York Times and Wall Street Journal. Adrian is a founding partner of The Culture Works, a global consultancy which helps organizations build high-performance work cultures. For more information, visit TheCarrotGuys.com.

Chester Elton has been called the “apostle of appreciation,” by the Globe and Mail, Canada’s largest newspaper, and “creative and refreshing” by the New York Times. Elton is an in-demand speaker the world over and is coauthor of several successful leadership books, including The Best Team WinsAll InThe Carrot Principle and The Orange Revolution. He is number twelve on the list of the top thirty leadership gurus in the world, a LinkedIn Influencer, and a regular commentator on CBS Radio. Chester serves as a leadership consultant to firms such as AT&T, Proctor & Gamble, American Express, Avis Budget Group and Cigna. For more information, visit TheCultureWorks.com

 

10th Anniversary Program!

Some of our favorite clips throughout the years.

October 20, 2017 / Podcast #

Thank you so much to listening to AMA Edgewise throughout the years. To celebrate, we put together some of our favorite clips, excerpts from the following episodes:

Dan Pink on the Modus Operandi of Motivation

Bob Kulhan on Honing Your Improv Skills

Ed Wallace on Becoming a Relational Leader

Devora Zack on Singletasking

Alex Frankel on Working Undercover at America’s Top Companies

Al Pittampalli on the Modern Meeting

Anders Dahlvig on IKEA’s Global Social Ambition

Kevin Kelly on the Future of Jobs: Man or Machine?

Kimberly Palmer on Cultivating Your Side Business

Stanley McChrystal on Trusting Your Team

Kory Kogon on Using Technology Wisely

Please check out these episodes and many more. See you soon!

 

Victor Prince on Walking The Camino Way

Reflecting on leadership on a trek across Spain.

October 13, 2017 / Podcast # 17-41

Victor Prince

The Camino Way is a trail across Spain that take a dedicated hiker a month of 15 miles days to traverse. As Victor Prince walked the trail he reflected on his life, both at home and at work, and came away with seven leadership lessons inspired by his journey. He shares these lessons on our podcast today and in his new book, The Camino Way: Lessons in Leadership from a Walk Across Spain, published by AMACOM.

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Howard Behar on Committing to a Great Culture

How to take an active role in shaping culture.

October 6, 2017 / Podcast # 17-40

Howard Behar

A lot of people pay lip service to culture or say they’ll work on getting a great culture later. According to Howard Behar there is no later, the time for great culture is now. The former president of Starbucks is here to motivate you to create a mission statement to improve your daily work for your team and your company today.

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G. Michael Campbell on Ensuring Project Success

The best way to communicate to make sure your project gets finished.

September 29, 2017 / Podcast # 17-39

G. Michael Campbell

G. Michael Campbell has found that there is one fairly reliable predictor of project success: communication. If you have good, open communication with the stakeholders involved in your project you are more likely to see the project through to completion. And vice versa. He joins us today to talk about his new book Succeeding with Senior Management, published by AMACOM, and how to translate project management speak into senior management speak.

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Stephen Woessner on Profitable Podcasting

How to start your own podcast!

September 22, 2017 / Podcast # 17-38

Stephen Woessner

Podcast consumption has been on a steady uptick and isn’t going anywhere. Hosting a podcast is a great form of publicity and business development for even the smallest business owners but getting started can be daunting. Stephen Woessner, author of Profitable Podcasting, published by AMACOM, is here with some ideas to allay your biggest fears about starting your own podcast.

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Rosanne Thomas on Manners for the Modern Age

How to behave yourself at work.

September 15, 2017 / Podcast # 17-37

Rosanne Thomas

In the world of social media we need a modern Emily Post more than ever. Enter Rosanne Thomas with her book Excuse Me on how to navigate the business world with poise and tact. She joins us today with some of her tips from her new book, published by AMACOM, and make sure to sign up for her webcast with even more ideas on manners in the 21st century. Register here!

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Isaac Sacolick on Driving Digital

Getting ready for our digital future.

September 8, 2017 / Podcast # 17-36

Isaac Sacolick

Digital is the way of the future no matter what your industry. Usually that switch comes with a lot of frightening language: transition, revolution, transformation. It doesn’t have to be that scary. Isaac Sacolick, author of the new book Driving Digital, published by AMACOM, is here to assure you that digital is going to happen and it’s going to be ok.

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