Archives from September 2011

Lindsay Hutter on Employing and Empowering Millenials

Assessing the risks and opportunities of working with Gen Y

September 30, 2011 / Podcast # 11-39

Lindsay Hutter

In this episode of Edgewise, Lindsay Hutter discusses the dynamics of working with Millenials, the generation born between 1980 and 2001. Although they possess an invaluable affinity for technology, Lindsay explains why it is also important for Gen Y to disconnect from social media and engage in mutually beneficial communication with their older co-workers. Listen and learn how to tap into the nuances of Gen Y and facilitate cross-generational collaboration.
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Ray Schwemmer and Rick Havrilla

In an age of hacking an leaking, managers have lot’s to consider when it come to collaboration technology. Ray Schwemmer and Rick Havrilla are co-authors of Dynamic Collaboration: How To Share Information, Solve Problems, and Increase Productivity Without Compromising Security, a new book which details how corporations can seamlessly and securely integrate tools that encourage employees to work together. Listen and discover how to enhance communication, and create an efficient flow of information.
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Susan Reed on the Power of Corporate Diversity

September 16, 2011 / Podcast # 11-37

Susan Reed

In the age of increasing globalization, corporate diversity in America remains relevant. Studies have shown that companies with greater diversity at the executive level outperform their competitors. In this episode of Edgewise, Susan Reed, author of The Diversity Index, explains ways employers are leveraging diversity by empowering their employees to create new products and explore untapped markets as well as how to broaden their spectrum of emerging leaders.
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Stefan Swanepoel on Leveraging Your Animal Instincts

An organic approach to thriving in the corporate jungle

September 9, 2011 / Podcast # 11-36

Stefan Swanepoel

Here’s a serious question: Are you an elephant or a crocodile? According to author and businessman Stefan Swanepoel, the answer could determine your career path and level of success. Stefan’s latest book Surviving Your Serengeti: 7 Skills to Master Business & Life is a New York Times best-seller that uses animals and their characteristics as metaphors for professionals and their skills and competencies. Listen to identify and unleash your inner beast.
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Al Pittampalli on the Modern Meeting

Saving time and making decisions

September 2, 2011 / Podcast # 11-35

Al Pittampalli

Meetings are a staple of our work lives that can be an inefficient drain of time, resources and creativity. Al Pittampalli is the author of Read This Before Our Next Meeting, which outlines a fresh methodology to the meeting structure. The “modern meeting” encourages preparedness, speed, and results. Listen and discover how to make meetings fueled by action instead of delaying what needs to get done.
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