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.

 

John Mattone on Creating a Sustainable Organization through Leadership Management and Development

Preserving You’re A-Team and Drive Breakthrough Results

October 19, 2012 / Podcast # 12-21

John Mattone

John Mattone, author of Talent Leadership: A Proven Method for Identifying and Developing High-Potential Employees, joins us on edgewise today to share the findings of his extensive research on talent management. He explains how organizations can mitigate their operating risk and drive breakthrough results. John provides insight on how major companies such as Microsoft, Nestle and Toyota have been successful with his model.

John Mattone is President of JohnMattonePartners, Inc. In 2011, John was named by The Thinkers50 as one of the fastest rising stars in the field of leadership development. Recently, he was named by Leadership Excellence magazine as one of the top leadership consultants, speakers and coaches in the world. John is recognized globally as an inspiring keynote speaker, prolific author, and highly sought-after executive coach. With over 30 years’ experience John has also been successful as an entrepreneur who has built two successful human capital consulting firms, and as an executive of a multi-million dollar leadership consulting firm.

For additional training on this topic, consider these AMA seminars:
*Coaching and Counseling for Outstanding Job Performance
*Succession Planning: Developing Leaders from Within
*Critical Thinking Certification: How to Develop a Thought-Based Organization
To learn more, read these AMACOM Books:
*The AMA Guide to Management Development, by Daniel R. Tobin, Ph.D., Margaret Pettingell
*
Keeping the People Who Keep You in Business
, by Leigh Branham
*Strategic Staffing, by Thomas P. Bechet

 

Paul Laudicina on Continuous Organizational Transformation

Rebuilding Your Business Model Successfully

June 15, 2012 / Podcast # 12-12

Paul Laudicina

Paul A. Laudicina, chairman of A.T. Kearney, joins us on Edgewise to discuss the transformation of the company, from subsidiary of a global service firm to a management owned company, and many of the lessons he learned along the way. Paul shares the steps he took to rebuild the company’s business model and reconstitute the organization. He explains the importance of aligning a common set of values and principles unique to your DNA, having a robust strategic planning process which considers all variables, and an organizational culture that is clearly identifiable from the outside looking in. He stresses that it is a continuous process of change and to be prepared to shift direction as required by the business environment and its conditions.

Paul A. Laudicina is Managing Partner and Chairman of the Board of global management consulting firm A.T. Kearney, a position he has held since 2006. He is also the founder and chairman of the firm’s Global Business Policy Council, a forum of CEOs and thought leaders focused on assessing global strategic opportunities and risk management. He was named to Consulting Magazine’s annual ranking of the Top 25 Most Influential Consultants in 2005 and, again, in 2007. He is the author of a number of articles and books on global strategic issues, including World Out of Balance: Navigating Global Risks to Seize Competitive Advantage (McGraw-Hill, 2005). His upcoming book, Beating the Global Odds: High-Stakes Decision Making for Success will be released in September 2012.

For additional training on this topic, consider these AMA seminars:
*Strategic Planning
*AMA’s Advanced Financial Modeling and Forecasting Workshop
*Successful Product Management

To learn more, read these AMACOM Books:
*Facilitating Project Performance Improvement, by Jerry Julian
*Investing in a Sustainable World, by Matthew J. Kiernan
*Transforming Performance Measurement, by Dean R. Spitzer, Ph.D.

 

Anders Dahlvig on IKEA’s Global Social Ambition

Continual Growth of an Industry Giant

March 23, 2012 / Podcast # 12-06

Anders Dahlvig

In this edition of Edgewise Anders Dahlvig chronicles his rise from store manager to president CEO of IKEA. Anders discusses his book, The IKEA Edge: Building Global Work, the affect globalization has had a on the retail business and how important it is for companies to adapt this new market culture. Anders also reveals his thoughts on corporate culture versus national culture and the difficulties in keeping out bureaucracy, complacency in a steadily growing corporation. Listen as Anders shares the unique vision he relied on to lead IKEA through its best and worst times.
Anders Dahlvig is the Former Group President and CEO of IKEA, a leading international retailer of home furnishing products. Anders is also a member of European Retail Round Table. He is a director of Oriflame Cosmetics AB, H&M Hennes & Mauritz AB and Axel Johnson AB; Kingfisher Plc and is Chairman of The New Wave Group and a member of the Advisory Board of Lund University Business School. He received received the Swedish award for Good Environmental Leadership in 2002 for his independent and persistent work with environmental sustainability issues. In 2006, he also received the U.S. Foreign Policy Association’s Global Social Responsibility award.
For additional training on this topic, consider these AMA seminars:
*Strategic Agility and Resilience: Embracing Change to Drive Growth
*Management Skills for New Supervisors
*Corporate Cash Management

To learn more, read these AMACOM Books:
*Now, Build a Great Business!, by Mark Thompson, Brian Tracy
*Investing in a Sustainable World, by Matthew J. Kiernan
*Secrets of the Marketing Masters, by Dick Martin

 

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

 

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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Josh Bersin on the Upswing in E-Learning

Alternative approaches to essential training investments

June 3, 2011 / Podcast # 11-22

Josh Bersin

According to Josh Bersin, learning technology expert, the decrease in spending on learning and development in the corporate sector due to the economic downturn is starting to creep its way back up, and technology is at the forefront. In this episode of Edgwise, Josh discusses how companies including Cisco, GE, and Apple approach the training and development of their talent. Josh defines trends of high impact learning cultures, informal training initiatives, Blended Learning, and how they can be a cost-effective conduit to optimizing employee execution. Josh also shares the single most important component of effective corporate training programs and how executives should be supporting and facilitating the learning taking place in their organizations. Read more…

 

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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Charles Jacobs on Why Feedback Doesn’t Work

How the Latest Brain Science Shows Why Management Needs to Be Rewired

June 12, 2009 / Podcast # 09-24

Charles Jacobs

Business people are taught to make decisions with facts and logic, and to avoid emotional bias. But according to the latest research, we almost never decide rationally, despite thinking that we do. Our experiences carry an emotional charge encoded in the synapses of our neurons. And when we try to deny what our emotions tell us, we lose what we’ve learned from the past. That’s just one of many recent discoveries that help explain why management is so challenging.

As author Charles Jacobs explains in new book, Management Rewired: Why Feedback Doesn’t Work and Other Surprising Lessons From The Latest Brain Science, much of the conventional wisdom taught to managers is not only inadequate; it produces the opposite of what was intended. The better path is frequently counterintuitive. Read more…

 

Max Muller on HR Issues That Managers Need to Know Now

What every manager needs to know about human resources.

March 13, 2009 / Podcast # 09-11

Max Muller

Managing people is a tricky business—and managers and small business owners can no longer get by without understanding the essentials of human resources.  New questions abound. In our increasingly legal-minded age, how much documentation do we need to keep on each employee? What’s the best way to confront complicated personnel issues, and even workplace violence?

Plus there are regulatory changes … like implementing the new I-9 form … that every manager needs to be aware of to remain compliant. The Manager’s Guide to HR by Max Muller provides readers with a straightforward, step-by-step guide to human resources topics. Read more…