Archives from December 2011

Tim Phillips on Talking Normally at Work

How plain speech is the most effective in the workplace.

December 30, 2011 / Podcast # 11-52

Tim Phillips

For our last podcast of 2011 we talked to Tim Philips, author of Talk Normal, about the best way to speak professionally. While an evolving and agile language is generally a good thing, it can lead to misunderstandings, highly detrimental in the workplace, especially in a global world where English is mostly spoken as a second language. Tim stresses that perfect grammar and sounding smart is less important than clarity and understanding. Read more…

 

John C. Maxwell on Identifying Your Level of Leadership

Finding your leadership skills and improving them every day.

December 23, 2011 / Podcast # 11-51

John C. Maxwell

Good leaders aren’t developed overnight, as soon as they get the promotion. Leadership is an ongoing process; even the greats like Jack Welch are constantly honing their skills and abilities. Today’s guest, John C. Maxwell, has developed a system that delineates the steps on the road to influential leadership in his new book, The Five Levels of Leadership. Whether you’re a Level One that seeks to improve or a Level Five who wants to expand your influence, identifying which level you currently are will show you the steps needed to get to the next opportunity in your career. Read more…

 

Michael Beer on Higher Ambition Leadership

Encouraging economic and social growth through management

December 16, 2011 / Podcast # 11-50

Michael Beer

Dr. Michael Beer, co-author of Higher Ambition: How Great Leaders Create Economic and Social Value, challenges the convention of business leaders to be driven primarily by profit. In this episode of Edgewise, Michael explains how today’s most prosperous leaders are investing in their employees as social capital, encouraging them to think of customers outside of a transactional context and build valuable relationships. He discusses the importance of defining the direction of an organization in alignment with specific core beliefs , inspiring managers, employees, and customers to work towards a greater good. Read more…

 

Marcus Buckingham on Harnessing Your Key Strengths

Pinpointing and sharpening your comparative edge

December 9, 2011 / Podcast # 11-49

Marcus Buckingham

Marcus Buckingham, author of the new book, Stand Out: The Groundbreaking New Strengths Assessment from the Leader of the Strengths Revolution, believes managers need a cheat sheet to help them identify their key strengths. Using this innovative self-assessment, find out whether your most defining traits characterize you as a pioneer, a teacher, a connector, or any of the other 9 strength roles Marcus identifies. Not only will he point out the consequences of mishandling your strengths, he will help you realize what career is best for you. Read more…

 

Brendon Burchard

You may not realize that you can channel your life experience into valuable advice people will pay to receive. In this episode of Edgewise, Brendon Burchard, author of The Millionaire Messenger: Make a Difference and a Fortune Sharing Your Advice, explains the ten steps necessary to break into the lucrative Experts Industry. Listen as Brendon conveys how to leverage inexpensive tools to increase awareness and develop compelling products around your personal expertise.
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