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.

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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Esther Choy on Letting the Story Do the Work

How to tell a story well to get and keep attention.

September 1, 2017 / Podcast # 17-35

Esther Choy

Stories have a beginning, a middle, and an end, that’s it. However, there is some nuance that can make a blah story into a memorable one. Esther Choy, author of Let the Story Do the Work, published by AMACOM, joins us with some ways to punch up your storytelling skills that will have people eager to hear more.

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Mark Murphy on Making Feedback Bearable

Using science to get your message heard.

August 25, 2017 / Podcast # 17-34

Mark Murphy

Handling feedback, both giving and receiving, is one of the most difficult parts of office life. Mark Murphy, author of Truth at Work, has looked into the science of why we hate hearing feedback and has some ways we can deliver even the toughest messages in a way that will get through.

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Josh Sullivan & Angela Zutavern on the Mathematical Corporation

Collaborating to bring in the new phase of tech.

August 18, 2017 / Podcast # 17-33

Josh Sullivan & Angela Zutavern

Machine automation and AI are the way of the future. That might seem frightening but the leaders at the forefront of this movement have been working together to make sure AI is done right. Josh Sullivan & Angela Zutavern, authors of The Mathematical Corporation, join us with stories of exciting new collaborative innovation that is moving forward rapidly.

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Roberta Matuson on Becoming a Magnetic Leader

How to get and keep top talent.

August 11, 2017 / Podcast # 17-32

Roberta Matuson

We talk a lot about great leaders but a leader needs a team working with them. Roberta Matuson has written a new book called The Magnetic Leader and she joins us to talk about her definition of magnetism as well as how to attract, hire, and retain top talent.

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Scott Berkun on the Dance of the Possible

Ways to keep track of all your great ideas.

August 4, 2017 / Podcast # 17-31

Scott Berkun

If you want to be creative you have to keep a journal. It can be electronic or physical but you have to come up with a system for keeping track of all your ideas. So says Scott Berkun, author of The Dance of the Possible, who joins us with that and more tips on turning creative ideas into action.

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Maureen Chiquet on Going Beyond the Label

On how to take the time to decide what you really want.

July 28, 2017 / Podcast # 17-30

Maureen Chiquet

Being authentic is one of the most important leadership skills. It helps others connect with you and helps your own path become more clear when you’re at a crossroads. Maureen Chiquet, author of Beyond the Label, joins us to talk about her journey during her career and how she decided on the career path she took.

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Cheryl Strauss Einhorn on Simplifying Problem Solving

Using the AREA method to make choices with confidence and conviction.

July 21, 2017 / Podcast # 17-29

Cheryl Strauss Einhorn

You’d think with all the technology at our fingertips we’d be making decisions faster than ever. But tech still needs a human driver and we’re as fallible as ever. Cheryl Strauss Einhorn is here with her new book Problem Solved and her AREA method for streamlining solving complex problems.

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Chris Kuenne & John Danner on Knowing Your Growth Type

How your personality will affect your company.

July 14, 2017 / Podcast # 17-28

Chris Kuenne & John Danner

Chris Kuenne & John Danner, co-authors of the new book Built for Growth, have created a new assessment for entrepreneurs and they can you to try it out. They’ve identified the four types of entrepreneurial leaders and how they work. Listen to the episode and then check out their quiz to put the curiosity of who you are in the context of building a business.

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