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.

 

Scott Keller on Sustaining Organizational Health

Evaluating Long Term Success

February 24, 2012 / Podcast # 12-04

Scott Keller

Scott Keller coauthor of Beyond Performance, discusses the extensive research he conducted in the field of organizational effectiveness. With performance and health managed with equal emphasis being the main takeaway, Scott elaborates on what he means by organizational health and how that directly links to an organization’s performance. Listen as Scott explains how to assess and revive your campanies health.
Scott Keller is a director in the Southern California office of McKinsey & Company, and leads its transformational change practice in the Americas. He has published several articles on change management and organizational behavior, as well as a book for colleagues and clients. He holds an MBA and a BS in mechanical engineering from the University of Notre Dame and has worked as a manufacturing manager with Procter & Gamble and a photovoltaic engineer for the U.S. Department of Energy. Outside McKinsey, Scott is a cofounder of Digital Divide Data, an award-winning social enterprise that utilizes a sustainable IT service model to benefit some of the world’s most disadvantaged people.

For additional training on this topic, consider these AMA seminars:
*The Project Performance Management Workshop: Time, Cost and Budget
*Strategy Execution: Getting It Done
*Create a Respectful Workplace: Improve Morale, Increase Productivity and Achieve Business Goals

To learn more, read these AMACOM Books:
*2600 Phrases for Setting Effective Performance Goals, by Paul Falcone
*Transforming Performance Measurement, by Dean R. Spitzer, Ph.D.
*The Program Management Office Advantage, by Lia Tjahjana, Paul Dwyer, PMP

 

Betty Shotton on the Principles of Liftoff Leadership

February 10, 2012 / Podcast # 12-03

Betty Shotton

In the episode of Edgewise, Betty Shotton shares her experience as a serial entrepreneur, having founded and lead 6 companies. Betty recently authored Liftoff Leadership, in which she pinpoints the key qualities and attributes necessary to kick-start your leadership trajectory. Betty stresses her “pre-flight checklist,” and a series of assessments and questions, which she says allows leaders to identify their guiding principles. Listen as she shares a few of the ten principles noted in her book, including: altruism, balance, and possibility.

Betty Shotton has over 35 years experience as a CEO, Entrepreneur, and Leadership Consultant. Today she is the CEO & Founder of Liftoff Leadership LLC and a partner with Berkana Consulting Group. She has founded and led six companies in vacation rentals and aviation. One of these companies known today as ResortQuest International, a part of Wyndham Worldwide went public in 1998 (NYSE). She developed and led two regional airlines, SouthEast Air and SeaAir in her commitment to commercial air service for the OuterBanks of North Carolina and served on the Board Directors of Cape Air.

 

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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Scott Eblin on Executive Success

August 12, 2011 / Podcast # 11-32

Scott Eblin

Statistics show that almost half of new executives do not make two years in their roles. Why is this? In this episode of Edgewise, Scott Eblin, Executive Coach, and author of The Next Level: What Insiders Know about Executive Success, answers this question. Scott shares insight from his experience coaching senior execs that have transcended the unspoken roadblocks and outlines which behaviors to shed and which to adopt in order to make a lasting mark as a leader.
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Conant and Norgaard on the Leadership Touch

Using the head, heart, and hands to create new leaders

August 5, 2011 / Podcast # 11-31

Doug Conant and Mette Norgaard

“Everyone has experienced the pleasure of working with someone who is learning and growing and everyone has experienced the pain of working with someone who is not,” affirms Douglas Conant, CEO of Campbell’s Soup. Doug with strategic leadership expert, Mette Norgaard, Ph.D, co-authored Touch Points: Creating Powerful Leadership Connections in the Smallest of Moments, which is a call to action for executives and managers to commit to employee development. Mette’s research and metrics based assertion is that touch points, strategic, meaningful interactions, are what galvanize people to make ideas happen and ultimately drive success. Listen as Doug and Mette explain how these hands on investments in their employees, translate into exponential returns for companies.
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James Morgan on Strategic Execution & Process

May 27, 2011 / Podcast # 11-21

James Morgan

Strategy Execution is the crux of success in business. So why do less than half of companies polled in a recent Booz Allen survey feel they are meeting their targets? Dr. James Morgan, shares insight from his 30 years of experience of sharpening strategic visions and implementing methods to see them through. He details the pitfalls and the core tenets of strategic planning and execution. Listen, take notes, and start winning! Read more…

 

David Livermore

David Livermore, author of The Cultural Intelligence Difference, due out this month, defines Cultural Intelligence Quotient (CQ) as one’s ability to function effectively across national, ethnic, and organizational cultures. From a misinterpreted gesture, to an email in lieu of a phone call, there are implicit actions, rules, and guidelines that differ from countries or even corporations, that can make a profound professional impression. Knowledge of these nuances isn’t innate, regardless of skill-level, IQ, or EQ. But CQ can be learned. David outlines the four areas of CQ and why your proficiency in them can be the defining factor in your career progress.
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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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