AMA EdgewiseIn 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.
Making a happier workplace for everyone.May 27, 2016 / Podcast # 16-11
A lot of people are talking about workplace culture right now. Shawn Murphy, author of The Optimistic Workplace, published by AMACOM, is talking about workplace climate. He defines it as what it actually feels like to work somewhere and, unlike culture, it’s much easier to influence for the better.
How much our brains can handle change.May 13, 2016 / Podcast # 16-10
Our brains are wired to be reactionary and instinctual. While this has mostly been helpful it does make it hard to change some ingrained behaviors we’d like to correct. Bob Nease, author of the new book The Power of 50 Bits, talks about how to course-correct to more healthy habits.
Be true to you to succeed.April 29, 2016 / Podcast # 16-08
To be able to orient your worldview and move forward you need to be able to accept your past. Bill George joins us with numerous examples of leaders who have accepted their past, warts and all, and used that narrative to move forward in the world to become the global leaders they are today.
Adapting to different ways of work.April 15, 2016 / Podcast # 16-08
More and more we’re working regularly with people in different countries with different cultures. Being able to adapt our way of working is a new competitive advantage. Ernest Gundling is here with some tips for how to adapt our way of working with those of our colleagues around the world.
Bullying comes in more forms than we expect.April 1, 2016 / Podcast # 16-07
Bullying is still a hot topic, one even world leaders are weighing in on. However, bullying looks different in the workplace than it does on the playground, more subtle and insidious. Some workplace cultures even encourage bullying behavior. Andrew Faas has some tips on how to identify bullying and what to do when you discover it.
Making your leadership have the most impact.March 18, 2016 / Podcast # 16-06
Michael Bungay Stanier wants you to work smarter, not harder. His tips as a business coach won’t give you more work. But by following his advice and making a few small changes, the work you’re already doing have even more impact.
Making diversity a priority, not a buzzwordMarch 4, 2016 / Podcast # 16-05
Diversity leads to innovation but it doesn’t happen magically. It’s about more than just getting people into the same room, it’s about creating an environment that fosters the free exchange of ideas. Dr. David Livermore, author of the new book Driven by Difference, published by AMACOM, is here to talk about how to foster an environment that nurtures ideas from all your people.
How to make the right deals with the right people.February 19, 2016 / Podcast # 16-04
These days if you want to make a sale it’s not just one person you have to convince anymore. Purchasing power is spread throughout the organization and there’s plenty of people to consult. It’s harder than ever. Tim Sanders joins us to talk about his book Dealstorming and how to be successful at sales in the ever changing world of work.
How to work like you own the company.February 5, 2016 / Podcast # 16-03
Setting goals for employees may get them to complete tasks but making an employee understand their value in a real sense, down to each dollar spent and each dollar made, will get them really invested in their work. Paul Gustavson, author of Team of Leaders, publishing by AMACOM, joins us to talk about how to turn your team of individual contributors into a team of leaders.
Train your people to stay ahead of the competition.January 22, 2016 / Podcast # 16-02
Jason Wingard, author of Learning to Succeed: Rethinking Corporate Education in a World of Unrelenting Change, has a formula for how to keep up with the ever-changing business environment. On this episode he lays out a concise training strategy and how to overcome barriers to learning integration, with great tips for how to keep up with the expanding global market.