Dov Seidman

Dov Seidman joins us on Edgewise to discuss his book How: Why How We Do Anything Means Everything. Dov states that “we live in a world where what we do matters, but it doesn’t matter as much as how we do what we do”; we are in a new era of behavior where our actions can affect so much more in ways they never could in the past. This is especially important to acknowledge as behavior has become the greatest source of our competitive advantage. Dov describes what he calls the “how principles” and why these values guide our behavior. He will explain his solution for making jobs more interesting, inspiring and satisfying using such examples as Southwest Airlines.

Deemed “the hottest advisor on the corporate virtue circuit”, by FORTUNE Magazine, Dov Seidman is the founder, chairman and chief executive officer of LRN, a company that helps businesses develop ethical corporate cultures and inspire principled performance. His insights into the complexities of human behavior have been a source of inspiration and innovation for corporate boards, business leaders, government officials and employees around the world, including Allstate, Dow, eBay, Johnson & Johnson, Kraft, Pfizer, Procter & Gamble and Viacom. Audiences describe Dov Seidman’s presentations as life-changing. Seidman’s unique ability to connect with people at an emotional as well as intellectual level has helped attendees see their lives, purposes, and potential with greater clarity.

For additional training on this topic, consider these AMA seminars:
*Create a Respectful Workplace: Improve Morale, Increase Productivity and Achieve Business Goals
*Expanding Your Influence: Understanding the Psychology of Persuasion
*Responding to Conflict: Strategies for Improved Communication

To learn more, read these AMACOM Books:
*How to Tell Anyone Anything, by Richard S. Gallagher
*Elements of Influence, by Terry R. Bacon
*The Manager’s Guide to Maximizing Employee Potential, by William J. Rothwell

 

Rajeev Peshawaria on the Three Pillars of Sustainable Success

Aligning the brains, bones, and nerves of your organization

October 7, 2011 / Podcast # 11-40

Rajeev Peshawaria

According to Rajeev Peshawaria, author of “Too Many Bosses, Too Few Leaders”, good leaders realize that their employees feed off of the energy they project. In this episode of Edgewise, Rajeev outlines how leaders can realize goals by harnessing their energy and the energy of those around them. Then they can concentrate this valuable resource towards a clear vision. He also shares what he calls “The Three Pillars of Sustainable Success,” a guide to help leaders configure the strategy, structure, and culture of their enterprise.
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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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Jane Stevenson on Driving Innovation

How top leaders fuel creativity and power dynamic results

June 10, 2011 / Podcast # 11-23

Jane Stevenson

Innovation—it’s more than a ubiquitous term for the shiny, new, and different. Jane Stevenson, co-author of Breaking Away: How Great Leaders Create Innovation that Drives Sustainable Growth–and Why Others Fail, mines the minds of high profile executives and shares the gems that spark success. She defines four categories of innovation and the characteristics of leaders within them. She also details how companies like Google & GE use metrics and algorithms to forecast trends, and how CEOS can embrace the ideas of risk and failure along the trajectory to success.
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Susan Shearouse on the Upside of Conflict

A crash course in conflict resolution

May 13, 2011 / Podcast # 11-19

Susan Shearouse

Whether personal or professional, conflict is inevitable. In her book Conflict 101: A Manager’s Guide to Resolving Problems So Everyone Can Get Back to Work (AMACOM) Susan Shearouse shares insight from her 20 years of experience in mitigating disagreements as a conflict resolution strategist. Susan discusses the importance of trust, how assumptions lead to false perceptions, and using the “Satisfaction Triangle” as a conflict arbitration tool.
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Jennifer Kahnweiler on the Introvert Advantage

How introverts can flex their intrinsic assets to thrive in business

April 29, 2011 / Podcast # 11-17

Jennifer Kahnweiler

According to Jennifer Kahnweiler, author of The Introverted Leader: Building on Your Quiet Strength, introversion is a trait shared by society’s most distinguished leaders: Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, and President Obama. In this episode of Edgewise, she provides tips on how to harness attributes commonly associated with introversion, such as calm temperament, depth of focus, and thoughtful communication to lead effectively. Jennifer also delves into the introvert/extrovert dynamic across corporate hierarchy, how introverts are embracing social media to build their brands, and the surprising truth about introverts and corporate power.
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Dan Pink On the Modus Operandi of Motivation

Debunking the carrot and stick approach to motivating employees

April 22, 2011 / Podcast # 11-15

Dan Pink

Work + produce = reward. This is thought to be the algorithm that inspires efficiency across the workforce.

In this episode of Edgewise, best-selling author Dan Pink discusses his findings, based on over 40 years of research: that the stimulus for success isn’t just the almighty dollar, but the presence of autonomy, mastery, and purpose in an employees work life.

Dan shares tactics to tap into and harness one’s personal rhythm of productivity, to empower peak performance and to make lasting contributions to within an organization.
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John Beeson on the Unwritten Rules of Getting Ahead

John Beeson delves into the unspoken conventions you must employ to take your career to the next level.

April 8, 2011 / Podcast # 11-14

You work hard and get consistently solid performance reviews, but still haven’t landed the coveted management level promotion you know you deserve. In his new book, Unwritten Rules, John Beeson explains that you need to be much more than a workhorse to transcend the cubicle walls and just how take the reins of your career trajectory.
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Sylvia Lafair on Breaking Family Patterns That Limit Success

How to dramatically improve professional relationships by taking control of the underlying behavioral patterns that undermine them.

April 24, 2009 / Podcast # 09-17

Sylvia Lafair

You know the type. Maybe he’s the office cut up or the woman who manages to look busy but avoids work or the guy who was the long suffering victim. There’s one in every office. Perhaps you or someone you know fits one of these profiles. These behaviors are painfully annoying and start conflict in the office.

Sylvia Lafair is author of Don’t Bring It To Work: Breaking The Family Patterns That Limit Success. Read more…

 

Dan Ariely on Understanding the Logic Behind Illogical Decisions

An MIT professor discovers that people tend to behave irrationally in a predictable fashion.

April 18, 2008 / Podcast # 08-16

Dan Ariely

Irrational behavior is a part of human nature, but as MIT professor Dan Ariely has discovered in 20 years of researching behavioral economics, people tend to behave irrationally in a predictable fashion. Drawing on psychology and economics, behavioral economics can show us why cautious people make poor decisions about sex when aroused, why patients get greater relief from a more expensive drug over its cheaper counterpart and why honest people may steal office supplies or communal food, but not money. Read more…