AMA EdgewiseIn the coming weeks we will be bringing you the insights and voices of recognized thought leaders across a wide range of topics.
Our aim is to provide those essential "nuggets" of perspective that will help you and your organization improve performance, adapt to changing business realities, and prosper in a complex and competitive world.
How video games became an instructional tool.March 17, 2017 / Podcast # 17-11
Good news! All that time you’ve spent playing video games is actually good for you. Asi Burak, coauthor, along with Laura Parker, of Power Play: How Video Games Can Change the World, is here to talk about how playing video games can be beneficial to learning as well as what other companies should be learning from the video game industry.
Applying an art form to businessMarch 10, 2017 / Podcast # 17-10
We often think about improvisation in the context of comedy and it has nothing to do with the average workplace. But you’ve actually used improv tools more than you probably think. Bob Kulhan, improv pro in and out of the office, is here to talk about how to add these crucial skills to your toolkit.
How to stay true to your mission while adapting to changing times.March 3, 2017 / Podcast # 17-09
Customers needs are always changing. Even the most universal products get updated and each brand has to figure out how to change with the times. Leonard Sherman, author of If You’re in a Dogfight, Become a Cat!: Strategies for Long-Term Growth, joins us with lots of examples of companies doing it right and some of the ones who got it wrong.
How to get hands-on leadership experience in a safe environment.February 24, 2017 / Podcast # 17-08
You wouldn’t learn how to play piano by starting with musical theory. Leadership training is exactly the same. Josh Spodek is here to talk about his new book, Leadership Step By Step, published by AMACOM, the book that will get you out there to start practicing leadership in the real world.
An intro to an emerging technology.February 17, 2017 / Podcast # 17-07
Maybe you’ve heard of the Internet of Things but don’t understand it’s potential to change business-life as we know it. Cisco Systems VP of Corporate Strategic Innovations Group, Maciej Kranz’s new book provides the baseline awareness and contextual framework for building that understanding. He spent a recent rainy afternoon in our studio answering questions only an IoT newbie could appreciate.
How to stay calm and reassure your employees.February 10, 2017 / Podcast # 17-06
Business reorganizations are a fact of life and they’re going to become more frequent than ever. Stephen Heidari-Robinson joins us with some tips from the book he wrote with co-author Suzanne Heywood, ReOrg: How to Get it Right, on how to deal with a “reorg,” the phases you should expect, and what questions you should be asking.
Great presence for anyoneFebruary 3, 2017 / Podcast # 17-05
We all want to have a great presence but what does that look like. With the publication of the paperback of her classic book The Power of Presence, Kristi Hedges joins us to talk about how you can cultivate your own outstanding presence, no matter your personality.
How to be in charge, nicely.January 27, 2017 / Podcast # 17-04
Being the alpha dog is everyone’s goal right? But if you think about the alphas in your organization, they’re usually not someone you like very much. Danielle Harlan has seen a rise in what she calls the New Alpha, the kinder, more impactful leader.
Securing transactions on the internet.January 20, 2017 / Podcast # 17-03
Empathy for your problem employees.January 13, 2017 / Podcast # 17-02
We’ve all worked with someone who was a diva or a Debbie Downer. Sometimes we wonder why we don’t just fire them. Alan Willett is here to defend them: they usually have a good reason and there were warning signs all along. Alan joins us with some advice from his new book, Leading the Unleadable, published by AMACOM, on how to course correct on those problem employees.