Archives from April 2018
Be ready to change the way you work.April 27, 2018 / Podcast # 18-04
Stephen Denning, author of The Age of Agile, distinguishes between “operational agility” and “strategic agility.” Operational agility is about improving products that already exist and already have a market. Strategic agility is about creating brand new markets for brand new products. While we should always have operational agility, we should be working toward being more strategic with our agility too.
Stephen Denning was born in Sydney, Australia. He studied law and psychology at Sydney University. After doing a post-graduate law degree at Oxford University, he joined the World Bank where he worked for several decades in various management capacities, including Program Director of Knowledge Management from 1996-2000.
Finding positivity at work.April 20, 2018 / Podcast # 18-03
Wish you could find more purpose and meaning in your work? Dr. Leah Weiss, author of How We Work, has techniques to shift your mindset away from work as a transaction of trading time for money and toward something more positive and motivating in the long run.
Leah Weiss, Ph.D., MSW, is a teacher, researcher, and meditation expert at Stanford University specializing in the application of mindfulness and compassion in secular contexts. Leah has taught and consulted in many different settings in addition to Stanford Business School, including Harvard-affiliated hospitals, Stanford School of Medicine, Stanford Bing Institute, Google headquarters, the Young Presidents’ Organization, LinkedIn, the Greater Good Science Center at Berkeley, Wisdom 2.0, Esalen Institute, Omega Institute, Spirit Rock Meditation Center, and at the Department of Veterans Affairs, where she teaches mindfulness and compassion to help veterans cope with post-traumatic stress, and to help VA staff around the Bay Area cope with the stress of their jobs helping veterans.
Taking the mystique out of the C-suite.April 13, 2018 / Podcast # 18-02
“CEO” can seem like a venerated title but the people occupying those positions are less intimidating than you might think. Maybe don’t march into their office unannounced and start chatting today, but CEOs are people who make mistakes and have weak spots, just like anyone. Kim Powell, along with her co-author Elena L. Botelho, interviewed thousands of CEOs and other leaders to get to understand the behaviors of those in leadership positions. She shares their findings with us and in her new book The CEO Next Door.
Kim R. Powell grew up in Atlanta, and earned a BA from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management. Over the last twenty years, Kim has applied her passion for helping people to her role as a trusted advisor to CEOs and high potential leaders, first at the Boston Consulting Group and now at ghSMART.
How to create great culture within your own team.April 6, 2018 / Podcast # 18-01
We’re back! After a short break we’re back with a lineup of exciting guests we’re excited to share with you. First, back from our hiatus, old friends of the AMA, The Carrot Guys: Chester Elton and Adrian Gostick. They’re here to share some of their favorite stories of teamwork success from their new book, The Best Team Wins.
Adrian Gostick is coauthor of the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestsellers The Best Team Wins, The Carrot Principle and All In. His books have been translated into thirty languages and have sold more than a million copies around the world. He has appeared on NBC’s Today Show and CNN, and has been quoted in The Economist, Newsweek, the New York Times and Wall Street Journal. Adrian is a founding partner of The Culture Works, a global consultancy which helps organizations build high-performance work cultures. For more information, visit TheCarrotGuys.com.
Chester Elton has been called the “apostle of appreciation,” by the Globe and Mail, Canada’s largest newspaper, and “creative and refreshing” by the New York Times. Elton is an in-demand speaker the world over and is coauthor of several successful leadership books, including The Best Team Wins, All In, The Carrot Principle and The Orange Revolution. He is number twelve on the list of the top thirty leadership gurus in the world, a LinkedIn Influencer, and a regular commentator on CBS Radio. Chester serves as a leadership consultant to firms such as AT&T, Proctor & Gamble, American Express, Avis Budget Group and Cigna. For more information, visit TheCultureWorks.com