On being strategic in building your relationships.November 11, 2016 / Podcast # 16-31
Networking is an essential business skill. After you get that business card though, what happens next. Ed Wallace, author of The Relationship Engine, published by AMACOM, is here to talk about how to plan to build up your relationship capital and take your networking to the next level.
Traditionally men have dominated the C-suite with one token spot open for a woman, if that. This made it nearly impossible for women to network within their organization as, at the end of the day, only one of them would get the corner office. This forced women to network outside their companies but it turned out to be a blessing in disguise: women made different connections that led to unexpected lateral career moves, paving their own way to success.Pamela Ryckman, author of the book Stiletto Network, investigated this trend and talks about how modern women network and achieve success, starting from the entry level and moving up.
Sparking conversations and empowering ideasOctober 21, 2011 / Podcast # 11-42
Although corporations recognize social media as a powerful tool for talent recruitment, customer engagement and sharing information, many organizations find their social media initiatives fail. According to Christine Eberle, contributor to The Social Media Management Handbook, this is often due to executive resistance or lack of collaboration across a multi-generational workforce. In this episode of Edgewise, Christine explains how companies can overcome these hurdles and leverage social media to facilitate conversations across silos, creating an inspired, engaged and aligned corporate culture.
What do Food network star Paula Dean and waste management mogul Sidney Torres have in common? They bred their super successful brands out of hardship, career expert, Bill Holland explains in this episode of Edgewise. Bill shares strategies from his new book, Cracking the New Job Market: The Seven Rules for Getting Hired in Any Economy (AMACOM), and lays out how to represent yourself as a professional brand that clearly defines your value as congruent with what employers are recruiting for.
How to use social media for a competitive advantage.July 30, 2010 / Podcast # 10-31
Facebook isn’t just for college students anymore. Businesses are quickly learning that a social media presence, on facebook, on twitter, or on their blogs, can be vastly important to the company. In her new book Open Leadership, Charlene Li talks about how to use these new sites to generate interest in the company, both for the customers and for the employees, giving them a sense of purpose and enthusiasm.
How modern advertising was created and how it can sustain businesses today.March 19, 2010 / Podcast # 10-12
Before there was the hit TV show Mad Men, before Coca Cola was the real thing, before branding became a marketing buzzword, there was Phil â€œDealsâ€ Geier. The story of how this visionary, who created the modern advertising holding company and brought The Interpublic Group from $500 million to $5.6 billion in revenues, is shared for the first time in SURVIVE TO THRIVE: Sustaining Yourself, Your Brand, and Your Business from Recession to Recovery. In addition to sound business wisdom, SURVIVE TO THRIVE reveals an insider’s take on the glamorous real world of 1960s and 70s advertising and features a veritable who’s who of mid-20th century luminaries. Read more…
What is it about social networking that makes it necessary for businesses today?August 14, 2009 / Podcast # 09-33
More and more people believe that social networking on sites like LinkedIn, Facebook and now Twitter, make business sense. but how do you do it right without wasting tons of time and energy?
Ann Evanston, MA is a social psychologist who not only believes in online social networking, she’s lived by it and thrived by it. She is ranked #5 of top influencers in the SF bay area on Twitter and has over one million Google-able hits. Over the last year she has received a book deal, 6 speaking engagements, and over $30,000 in closed business through social networking. Ann is faculty for the American Management Association, the sponsors of Edgewise.
In order to survive todayâ€™s challenging work environment, you need to develop a broad, deep and diverse network of personal connections.March 20, 2009 / Podcast # 09-12
Beyond merely widening the circle of people you know, strong networks foster deeper learning and broaden your exposure across a range of issues. Effective investments in your networks can make you smarter, more knowledgeable, and better grounded, as well as a more agile learner and collaborator.
A new book presents an ugly truth: when it comes to success, itâ€™s whatâ€™s on the outside that counts.January 18, 2008 / Podcast # 08-03
Dr. Gordon L. Patzer has devoted the last 30 years to investigating this unsettling phenomenon for both women and men, and how it touches every part of our lives. In his book Looks, (AMACOM) – he reveals not only its impact on romance, but also on family dynamics, performance in school, career, courtroom proceedings, politics and government. Read more…
Following the runaway success of his new book, America's leading expert on trust returns to share his insights for a new year.January 4, 2008 / Podcast # 08-01
Stephen M. R. Covey is co-founder and CEO of CoveyLink Worldwide. He is the author of The Speed of Trust, which challenges the age-old assumption that trust is merely a soft, social virtue and instead demonstrates that trust is a hard-edged, economic driver—a learnable and measurable skill that makes organizations more profitable, people more promotable, and relationships more energizing. Read more…