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.

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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Bonnie Hagemann on Leading with Vision

Becoming an inspirational leader for your team.

July 7, 2017 / Podcast # 17-27

Bonnie Hagemann

Being an inspiring leader seems like an innate quality that some people are just born with. However, it can be taught. Bonnie Hagemann, co-author of Leading with Vision, joins us with some tips on how to get buy-in from your team and become a visionary leader.

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Jeff Rosenblum on Stopping Friction for Your Customers

Stop getting in the way of people who want to give you money.

June 30, 2017 / Podcast # 17-26

Jeff Rosenblum

Friction is an unfortunate part of life but it can be overcome. Jeff Rosenblum, co-director of the new documentary The Naked Brand, joins us to talk about the various kinds of friction we encounter and how brands can remove what is stopping their customers from making purchasing decisions.

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David Braun on Mergers and Acquisitions

Separating the reality from Hollywood.

June 23, 2017 / Podcast # 17-25

David Braun

You’ve probably seen Pretty Woman, Wall Street, or Working Girl and think you have an idea of how mergers and acquisitions work: a big scary company comes to buy a small company and sell it for scrap. David Braun, founder and CEO of Capstone, is here to tell you that is so outside the realm of reality “you could actually call it science fiction.” He joins us on Edgewise to bust some more myths about how mergers and acquisitions work from both sides of the table.

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Crystal Kadakia on The Millennial Myth

Adapting to the changing workforce.

June 16, 2017 / Podcast # 17-24

Crystal Kadakia

There has been and probably always will be a culture clash when a new generation enters the workforce. With new technologies emerging every day, the clash between Millennials and their elders seems more pronounced than ever. Crystal Kadakia, author of the new book The Millennial Myth, joins us to talk about some companies that are accepting the cultural differences between generations and adapting to the changing workforce.

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Anne Marie Knott on Measuring Your Company’s IQ

How intelligent is your company?

June 9, 2017 / Podcast # 17-23

Anne Marie Knott

We know people can be measured on a scale on intelligence, but what if we could do the same for businesses? Our guest Anne Marie Knott has done just that. She’s here to talk about her RQ scale and how she uses it to measure the innovation output for companies worldwide.

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Kristi Hedges on The Inspiration Code

How to make your life more inspiring.

June 2, 2017 / Podcast # 17-22

Kristi Hedges

When we think about inspirational leaders we tend to think about the big dreamers and the iconoclasts. It seems like it’s impossible to be inspiring ourselves. Kristi Hedges, author of the new book The Inspiration Code, joins us to talk about how we can make our words and actions more inspiring to others.

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Paul Hellman on Communicating in 8 Seconds

What you're saying vs. what they're hearing.

May 26, 2017 / Podcast # 17-21

Paul Hellman

In today’s distracted world that’s always pulling us in a million different directions it’s hard to be memorable; there’s too much information and too little time. Paul Hellman, author of the new AMACOM book You’ve Got 8 Seconds, joins us with tips on how to capture attention and keep it.

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Sarah Robb O’Hagan on High Performance Workplaces

Tips for you and your team.

May 19, 2017 / Podcast # 19-20

Sarah Robb O'Hagan

Sarah Robb O’Hagan joins us this week to talk about some of the principles in her new book Extreme You: Step Up, Stand Out, Kick Ass, Repeat. Listen in for her advice on building great teams, how to stop your company from being too risk-averse, and working towards your own success.

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