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.
Making your leadership have the most impact.March 18, 2016 / Podcast # 16-06
Michael Bungay Stanier wants you to work smarter, not harder. His tips as a business coach won’t give you more work. But by following his advice and making a few small changes, the work you’re already doing have even more impact.
Making a commitment to be better every day.December 11, 2015 / Podcast # 15-25
John Maxwell doesn’t want you to set goals. Goals, once met, tend to stagnate. Even the process of setting a new goal takes up too much time. Instead, he wants you to be growth oriented. If you live your life with the intention of always being better the results will get you further than any goal you set.
Making your technology work for you.September 4, 2015 / Podcast # 15-18
In this episode of AMA Edgewise, we talk to Kory Kogon one of the Co-Authors of The 5 Choices: The Path Extraordinary Productivity. Kory explains why it is both easier and harder to achieve extraordinary productivity. In a business world filled with technology made to increase productivity, those same tools somehow take control over your day. Kory Kogon and her Co-Authors illustrate the framework necessary to take back control of your workday through the 5-Choices.
Listening skills for better communication.May 29, 2015 / Podcast # 15-11
Mark Goulston, author of the new book Just Listen, published by AMACOM, joins us on Edgewise with some scripts and keywords to use to smooth out even the toughest conversations.
How to forget the stress and get back to work.January 11, 2013 / Podcast # 13-01
Work-life balance is always a struggle. Even if you manage to get out of your office at a decent hour, nagging thoughts about work left over will creep into time that is meant to be relaxing. Sharon Melnick, frequent webinar sumbject matter expert and author of the new book Success Under Stress, has practical and effective ways to leave work at work and get rid of stress altogether.
Asking the Critical QuestionsMarch 9, 2012 / Podcast # 12-05
In this edition of Edgewise Robert Kaplan, author of What to Ask the Person in the Mirror: Critical Questions for Becoming a More Effective Leader and Reaching Your Potential, describes the importance of self-management in creating a superb work culture. Robert explains the role of giving and taking honest feedback and which questions you need to ask yourself and which to ask colleagues across all levels of management. Tune in and also learn tips from Robertâ€™s leadership roadmap, including determining when it is ok to say â€œnoâ€ and how to take ownership of your leadership pipeline.
Robert Kaplan is a professor of management practice at Harvard Business School, as well as a co-chairman of Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation, a global venture philanthropy firm. He advises numerous companies around the world. Prior to joining Harvard in 2005, Robert was vice chairman of the Goldman Sachs Group.
For additional training on this topic, consider these AMA seminars:
*Stepping Up to Leadership: A Course for Administrative Professionals
*Leadership and Team Development for Managerial Success
*Preparing for Leadership: What it Takes to Take the Lead
To learn more, read these AMACOM Books:
*The Little Book of Leadership Development, by Scott J. Allen, Mitchell Kusy
*The AMA Handbook of Leadership, by Marshall Goldsmith, John Baldoni, Sarah McArthur
*The Bible on Leadership, by Lorin Woolfe
An organic approach to thriving in the corporate jungleSeptember 9, 2011 / Podcast # 11-36
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. Stefanâ€™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.
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.
Using the head, heart, and hands to create new leadersAugust 5, 2011 / Podcast # 11-31
â€œEveryone 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,â€ affirms Douglas Conant, CEO of Campbellâ€™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. Metteâ€™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.