Scott Belsky on his Principles of Success

Collaborative Methods for Moving Forward

May 18, 2012 / Podcast # 12-10

Scott Belsky

Scott Belsky, founder and CEO of the Behance Network and author of Making Ideas Happen, joins us on Edgewise to discuss practicing and maintaining his principles of success. Flat organizations such as Behance divide responsibility and ownership over specific tasks and empower people on all levels of the organization to make the final call. Sharing ideas liberally is the best practice he has observed working among people across multiple organizations in multiple industries. It’s like the human body’s natural immune system: it kills off anything new. So to maintain the rapport of a team we need to remain alert and consider the ideas and input of everyone.

Scott Belskyis a speaker, writer, and entrepreneur with a focus on the creative industries. As the founder and CEO of Behance, he oversees the Behance Network, the world’s leading platform for creative professionals with millions of visitors every month. Scott is also the author of the national bestselling book Making Ideas Happen.

For additional training on this topic, consider these AMA seminars:
*Aligning Marketing and Sales: Achieve Success Through Collaboration
*Leadership and Team Development for Managerial Success
*Achieving Leadership Success Through People

To learn more, read these AMACOM Books:
*The Language of Success, by Tom Sant
*Communication Skills for Project Managers, by Michael Campbell
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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

 

Christine Eberle on Social Media and Corporate Culture

Sparking conversations and empowering ideas

October 21, 2011 / Podcast # 11-42

Christine Eberle

Although corporations recognize social media as a powerful tool for talent recruitment, customer engagement and sharing information, many organizations find their social media initiatives fail. According to Christine Eberle, contributor to The Social Media Management Handbook, this is often due to executive resistance or lack of collaboration across a multi-generational workforce. In this episode of Edgewise, Christine explains how companies can overcome these hurdles and leverage social media to facilitate conversations across silos, creating an inspired, engaged and aligned corporate culture.

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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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Lisa Gansky on Collaborating to Get Ahead of the Competition

Sharing ideas to win, not lose, customers.

December 10, 2010 / Podcast # 10-50

Lisa Gansky

Toyota has rolled out a new ad campaign for football season. In it, a mother worries about her son being hurt while he plays football for his high school. She tells us that since Toyota did testing on their cars to protect against head injuries, they decided to share their findings with football equipment manufacturers so helmets will be safer as well. So now the mother in the ad be more confident, both in her car and her son’s health. This ad is a perfect example of what Lisa Gansky calls The Mesh, the title of her new book, recommended by both Seth Godin and Dan Pink. Companies, like Toyota, who share information, rather than hoard it away, can still use this to their advantage in their marketing or simply in the new alliances they make with sister organizations. Read more…

 

Nilofer Merchant on Real Collaboration

How collaboration can create a stronger workforce.

March 26, 2010 / Podcast # 10-13

Nilofer Merchant

Management gurus have always said “people matter.” But those same gurus still relegate strategy to an elite set of executives who focus on frameworks, long presentations, and hierarchical approaches. After many years of working with Apple, Adobe, HP, and many other companies, Nilofer Merchant discovered the best way to create a winning strategy, which she details in her book. “The New How: Creating Business Solutions Through Collaborative Strategy.” Read more…