Archives from April 2011

Jennifer Kahnweiler on the Introvert Advantage

How introverts can flex their intrinsic assets to thrive in business

April 29, 2011 / Podcast # 11-17

Jennifer Kahnweiler

According to Jennifer Kahnweiler, author of The Introverted Leader: Building on Your Quiet Strength, introversion is a trait shared by society’s most distinguished leaders: Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, and President Obama. In this episode of Edgewise, she provides tips on how to harness attributes commonly associated with introversion, such as calm temperament, depth of focus, and thoughtful communication to lead effectively. Jennifer also delves into the introvert/extrovert dynamic across corporate hierarchy, how introverts are embracing social media to build their brands, and the surprising truth about introverts and corporate power.
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Dan Pink On the Modus Operandi of Motivation

Debunking the carrot and stick approach to motivating employees

April 22, 2011 / Podcast # 11-15

Dan Pink

Work + produce = reward. This is thought to be the algorithm that inspires efficiency across the workforce.

In this episode of Edgewise, best-selling author Dan Pink discusses his findings, based on over 40 years of research: that the stimulus for success isn’t just the almighty dollar, but the presence of autonomy, mastery, and purpose in an employees work life.

Dan shares tactics to tap into and harness one’s personal rhythm of productivity, to empower peak performance and to make lasting contributions to within an organization.
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Seth Godin

One might assume that Seth Godin, having penned more than a dozen bestsellers and hailed as America’s greatest marketer, has found a magic formula and is sticking with it. However, in his new e-book “Poking the Box,” Seth shatters logic by encouraging readers to give the book away, exposing an ambition to develop minds, not dollars. In this episode of Edgewise, Seth expounds on why the exchange of content via new media is more than a means to make a living, and how to leverage it to ultimately make an impact.
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John Beeson on the Unwritten Rules of Getting Ahead

John Beeson delves into the unspoken conventions you must employ to take your career to the next level.

April 8, 2011 / Podcast # 11-14

You work hard and get consistently solid performance reviews, but still haven’t landed the coveted management level promotion you know you deserve. In his new book, Unwritten Rules, John Beeson explains that you need to be much more than a workhorse to transcend the cubicle walls and just how take the reins of your career trajectory.
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Ann Rhoades on Revolutionizing Company Culture

6 Steps to Understanding Culture

April 1, 2011 / Podcast # 11-13

Ann Rhoades

Human resource maven Ann Rhoades believes that a company’s outward culture is a direct reflection of its internal character, its people. In recent years employees and employers have had a rough time navigating and maintaining emotional and operational roles. Ann shares the principles she’s developed leading initiatives at companies such as Juniper Networks and Jet Blue, and guides us through 6 steps to understanding and invigorating your company’s culture from the inside out. Read more…