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.

Joel Peterson on The 10 Laws of Trust

How to cultivate trust on your team.

October 21, 2016 / Podcast # 16-28

Joel Peterson

Culture drives performance. In a high-trust culture people are going to be more productive and innovative than a culture where they’re constantly on high alert. Joel Peterson, co-author of The 10 Laws of Trust, published by AMACOM, is here to talk about how to cultivate a high-trust environment on your team.

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Leigh Stringer on The Healthy Workplace

How to take care of your employees first.

October 14, 2016 / Podcast # 16-27

Leigh Stringer

Retention, recruiting, and even stock prices soar in companies that care about the health of their employees. Even when executives are looking to save every last penny of their budget, it pays to invest in the health and wellness of the people doing the day-to-day work. Leigh Stringer joins us to talk about her book, The Healthy Workplace, published by AMACOM, with some examples of companies who have done this successfully and some of their methods.

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Scott Berinato on Good Charts

How to make your data tell a story.

October 7, 2016 / Podcast # 16-26

Scott Berinato

Data Visualization is a hot new trend and our software makes it easier than ever. Sometimes too easy. Scott Berinato, author of Good Charts: The HBR Guide to Making Smarter, More Persuasive Data Visualization, is here to talk about what ground rules you need to set so that you’re telling the most compelling story with your data.

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Nick Westergaard on Getting Scrappy

Using limited resources to build a strong brand.

September 30, 2016 / Podcast # 16-25

Nick Westergaard

Social media is taking over marketing and it can be hard to keep up but you don’t have to be Coca-Cola to make a splash in digital marketing. Nick Westergaard, author of the new AMACOM book Get Scrappy, is here to talk about how to figure out a strategy that will work for you and your company no matter what size. You’ll be able to work smart, not hard, and do more with fewer resources.

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Vijay Govindarajan on the Three Box Solution

Creating the future now.

September 23, 2016 / Podcast # 16-24

Vijay Govindarajan

If you want to succeed in the future you have to put down roots now. Vijay Govindarajan, author of  The Three Box Solution, joins us to talk about the three key steps you need to take to succeed and which of those steps you’re probably overlooking.

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Karin Hurt and David Dye on Winning Well

Be happy and get the results you want.

September 16, 2016 / Podcast # 16-23

Karin Hurt & David Dye

At work there’s winning and then there’s winning well. What’s the difference? It’s about getting results without sacrificing your soul. Authors of the book Winning Well (published by AMACOM) Karin Hurt and David Dye are here to talk about how to maintain your core values while still getting great results at work.

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Suzanne Bates on the Science of Executive Presence

The data behind the advice.

September 9, 2016 / Podcast # 16-22

Suzanne Bates

Suzanne Bates, author of All the Leader You Can Be, is here to give us a definition of “executive presence.” It’s something we all want but it’s hard to quantify. Suzanne is here with data to back up just what we should be working on to be the best leader we can be.

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Jennifer Kahnweiler on the Genius of Opposites

How introverts and extroverts make great teams together.

September 2, 2016 / Podcast # 16-21

Jennifer B. Kahnweiler, Ph.D.

Introverts and extroverts have different and sometimes contradictory strengths. When they pair up and manage to find a way to work together, introverts and extroverts can create power teams. Jennifer Kahnweiler, Ph.D., author of the new book The Genius of Opposites, joins us again to give us examples of some of those dynamic duos and how they managed to work together.

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Nancy Duarte on Telling Your Story

How to construct a compelling tale.

August 26, 2016 / Podcast # 16-20

Nancy Duarte

Storytelling is an incredibly important business skill, it makes you and your message instantly more memorable. While speed and brevity are essential to a good presentation, a bad story is already too long. Nancy Duarte joins us to talk about the importance of well-constructed stories.

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William F Baker on Art as a Business

Create like an artist, think like an entrepreneur

August 19, 2016 / Podcast # 16-19

William F Baker

Artists usually chose their profession for the love of the craft but if they don’t have some business skills they’re going to get left behind. William F Baker, co-author of The World’s Your Stage, published by AMACOM, has tips on how to brand yourself, how to assess your competition, and act like an entrepreneur.

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