Applying an art form to businessMarch 10, 2017 / Podcast # 17-10
We often think about improvisation in the context of comedy and it has nothing to do with the average workplace. But you’ve actually used improv tools more than you probably think. Bob Kulhan, improv pro in and out of the office, is here to talk about how to add these crucial skills to your toolkit.
How to get hands-on leadership experience in a safe environment.February 24, 2017 / Podcast # 17-08
You wouldn’t learn how to play piano by starting with musical theory. Leadership training is exactly the same. Josh Spodek is here to talk about his new book, Leadership Step By Step, published by AMACOM, the book that will get you out there to start practicing leadership in the real world.
Great presence for anyoneFebruary 3, 2017 / Podcast # 17-05
We all want to have a great presence but what does that look like. With the publication of the paperback of her classic book The Power of Presence, Kristi Hedges joins us to talk about how you can cultivate your own outstanding presence, no matter your personality.
How to be in charge, nicely.January 27, 2017 / Podcast # 17-04
Being the alpha dog is everyone’s goal right? But if you think about the alphas in your organization, they’re usually not someone you like very much. Danielle Harlan has seen a rise in what she calls the New Alpha, the kinder, more impactful leader.
Empathy for your problem employees.January 13, 2017 / Podcast # 17-02
We’ve all worked with someone who was a diva or a Debbie Downer. Sometimes we wonder why we don’t just fire them. Alan Willett is here to defend them: they usually have a good reason and there were warning signs all along. Alan joins us with some advice from his new book, Leading the Unleadable, published by AMACOM, on how to course correct on those problem employees.
People think you're a leader, now what?October 28, 2016 / Podcast # 16-29
While management is an appointed position, leadership is based on relationships. Leadership status is usually by acclaim, not mandated. Mark Smith is here to talk about how to make the most of that status.
Be happy and get the results you want.September 16, 2016 / Podcast # 16-23
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.
The data behind the advice.September 9, 2016 / Podcast # 16-22
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.
Create like an artist, think like an entrepreneurAugust 19, 2016 / Podcast # 16-19
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.
Stay positive and so will your team.August 12, 2016 / Podcast # 16-18
Whenever someone would come to John Addison with a crisis he would always ask “how many people died?” The answer was always zero. It’s all about perspective. It’s easy to be a leader in good times but in the bad, the leaders with the positive attitude will be able to weather the storm.