Archives from November 2012

Lisa Bodell on Effecting Change and Driving Innovation

November 30, 2012 / Podcast # 12-24

Lisa Bodell

Lisa Bodell joins us on Edgewise to discuss her new book “Kill the Company.” The book is designed for anyone trying to make a positive change within their company and gives them quick and easy ways to approach innovation. Lisa states that no matter what your title or role, you can effect change and drive innovation through simplification rather than complication.

Lisa Bodell is the founder and CEO of futurethink, an internationally recognized innovation research and training firm that helps businesses embrace change and become world-class innovators. Lisa founded futurethink on the premise that everyone has the power to innovate — they just need the knowledge and tools to know how. She has spent years working with hundreds of leading innovators to create the largest catalog of innovation research and tools in the world, and the most in-depth training curricula on innovation anywhere. Clients such as 3M, GE and Johnson & Johnson look to futurethink to develop new thinking styles and generate innovative ideas. The company’s cutting-edge courses were featured as the winner of the 2011 Chief Learning Officer Gold Award for Excellence in Content.

For additional training on this topic, consider these AMA seminars:
*Creativity and Innovation: Unleash Your Potential for Greater Success
*Planning and Developing New Products
*Strategic Agility and Resilience: Embracing Change to Drive Growth
To learn more, read these AMACOM Books:
*The Power of Strategy Innovation, by Robert E. Johnston, J. Douglas Bate
*The Seeds of Innovation, by Elaine Dundon
*Something Really New, by Denis J. Hauptly

 

John Baldoni on Developing a More Effective Leader

Leadership Guide for Any Situation

November 16, 2012 / Podcast # 12-23

John Baldoni

John Baldoni joins us on Edgewise to discuss his latest book entitled “The Leader’s Pocket Guide: 101 Indispensible Tools, Tips, Techniques For Any Situation.” The book teaches you how to become a more effective leader by focusing on developing yourself, colleagues, and the organization. John explains the importance of critical thinking, self selection and presence when connecting with your colleagues and shares the mantras he uses to influence others: competence, credibility, and confidence.

John Baldoni is an internationally recognized thought leader in leadership and communications as well as a popular leadership speaker, executive coach and executive educator. John delivers tactical and practical advice to help executives lead and manage more effectively. As president of Baldoni Consulting, an executive coaching and leadership development firm, John teaches men and women to achieve positive results by focusing on communication, influence, motivation and supervision.

For additional training on this topic, consider these AMA seminars:
*Leadership and Team Development for Managerial Success
*Stepping Up to Leadership: A Course for Administrative Professionals
*AMA’s Advanced Executive Leadership Program
To learn more, read these AMACOM Books:
*Preparing for Leadership, by Donna J. Dennis, Ph.D., Debbie Meola
*
The Leadership Advantage
, by Robert M. Fulmer, Jared L. Bleak
*The Leadership Training Activity Book, by Lois B. Hart, Ed.D., Charlotte S. Waisman, Ph.D.

 

Winter Nie & William Dowell on Chinese Expansion

How the Chinese made themselves a world business competitor.

November 2, 2012 / Podcast # 12-22

Winter Nie & William Dowell

Foxconn, Chinese factory that produces Apple’s (and other’s) products, made a lot of news this year due to allegedly appalling working conditions and low wages. According to Winter Nie and William Dowell, authors of the new AMACOM book In the Shadow of the Dragon, was due to comparisons to American factories. Compared to the average factory in China, Foxconn’s working conditions are better than average and the pay is competitive. Nie and Dowell speak to our misconceptions about China and how they are emerging as the new competitive business force of the world.

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