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 to tell a story well to get and keep attention.September 1, 2017 / Podcast # 17-35
Stories have a beginning, a middle, and an end, that’s it. However, there is some nuance that can make a blah story into a memorable one. Esther Choy, author of Let the Story Do the Work, published by AMACOM, joins us with some ways to punch up your storytelling skills that will have people eager to hear more.
Using science to get your message heard.August 25, 2017 / Podcast # 17-34
Handling feedback, both giving and receiving, is one of the most difficult parts of office life. Mark Murphy, author of Truth at Work, has looked into the science of why we hate hearing feedback and has some ways we can deliver even the toughest messages in a way that will get through.
Collaborating to bring in the new phase of tech.August 18, 2017 / Podcast # 17-33
Machine automation and AI are the way of the future. That might seem frightening but the leaders at the forefront of this movement have been working together to make sure AI is done right. Josh Sullivan & Angela Zutavern, authors of The Mathematical Corporation, join us with stories of exciting new collaborative innovation that is moving forward rapidly.
How to get and keep top talent.August 11, 2017 / Podcast # 17-32
We talk a lot about great leaders but a leader needs a team working with them. Roberta Matuson has written a new book called The Magnetic Leader and she joins us to talk about her definition of magnetism as well as how to attract, hire, and retain top talent.
Ways to keep track of all your great ideas.August 4, 2017 / Podcast # 17-31
If you want to be creative you have to keep a journal. It can be electronic or physical but you have to come up with a system for keeping track of all your ideas. So says Scott Berkun, author of The Dance of the Possible, who joins us with that and more tips on turning creative ideas into action.
On how to take the time to decide what you really want.July 28, 2017 / Podcast # 17-30
Being authentic is one of the most important leadership skills. It helps others connect with you and helps your own path become more clear when you’re at a crossroads. Maureen Chiquet, author of Beyond the Label, joins us to talk about her journey during her career and how she decided on the career path she took.
Using the AREA method to make choices with confidence and conviction.July 21, 2017 / Podcast # 17-29
You’d think with all the technology at our fingertips we’d be making decisions faster than ever. But tech still needs a human driver and we’re as fallible as ever. Cheryl Strauss Einhorn is here with her new book Problem Solved and her AREA method for streamlining solving complex problems.
How your personality will affect your company.July 14, 2017 / Podcast # 17-28
Chris Kuenne & John Danner, co-authors of the new book Built for Growth, have created a new assessment for entrepreneurs and they can you to try it out. They’ve identified the four types of entrepreneurial leaders and how they work. Listen to the episode and then check out their quiz to put the curiosity of who you are in the context of building a business.
Becoming an inspirational leader for your team.July 7, 2017 / Podcast # 17-27
Being an inspiring leader seems like an innate quality that some people are just born with. However, it can be taught. Bonnie Hagemann, co-author of Leading with Vision, joins us with some tips on how to get buy-in from your team and become a visionary leader.
Stop getting in the way of people who want to give you money.June 30, 2017 / Podcast # 17-26
Friction is an unfortunate part of life but it can be overcome. Jeff Rosenblum, co-director of the new documentary The Naked Brand, joins us to talk about the various kinds of friction we encounter and how brands can remove what is stopping their customers from making purchasing decisions.