Archives from August 2010

Liz Wiseman on Smart Leaders Who Can Inspire

Why some leaders drain intelligence while others amplify it.

August 27, 2010 / Podcast # 10-35

Liz Wiseman

Liz Wiseman can divide leaders into two groups: multipliers and diminishers. Multipliers will attract talent to them by their welcoming attitude and collaborative environment and encourage ideas and intelligence. Even though it can seem like receding into the background, Liz assures you that you don’t have to be small to let others flourish as well. By being a multiplier, everyone on the team gets to look good. Read more…


Jon Katzenbach & Zia Khan on the Right Balance of Formal and Informal Organizations

How to make the formal and informal networks within an organization work together harmoniously.

August 20, 2010 / Podcast # 10-34

Jon Katzenbach & Zia Khan

Jon Katzenback and Zia Khan don’t want you to have fun at work. More specifically, they don’t want you to try to have fun; often that leads to trying too hard, strained attempts at socializing, and not a lot of work getting done. The work day flies by even faster when ideas are flying in meetings, instead of icebreakers. Jon and Zia say, leave the socializing and fun to the informal networks in an organization, and they will come to it naturally. Read more…


Robert Sutton on How to Be a Good Boss and Avoid Being a Bad Boss

How to learn from the bad influences and become a better boss.

August 13, 2010 / Podcast # 10-33

Robert Sutton

How can you tell if you’re one of those bad bosses? It’s hard to self-evaluate; according to a Zogby study 35% of workers reported having a boss who bullied them but only 0.5% of bosses said they ever bullied anyone. Obviously there is a disconnect somewhere. Robert Sutton, in his new book Good Boss, Bad Boss, gives some tips on how to look inward and figure out if you’re a good boss or a bad boss. Read more…


John Putzier and Dave Baker on Making HR an Integral Part of the Company

How to be a source of inspiration to the entire company.

August 6, 2010 / Podcast # 10-32

John Putzier & Dave Baker

Gone are the days of HR only being good for the company picnic. John Putzier and Dave Baker, authors of the new book The Everything HR Kit, want Human Resources to start inspiring their employees starting on day one and then never stopping. Though HR often has to take a legal stance and say no sometimes, they can also act as a creative team and come up with innovative solutions themselves. Read more…