Episodes
Published 01/03/22
Hear Ken Blanchard and Randy Conley discuss how to be an effective leader by using the skills of servant leadership and building trust. They share how to put the commonsense methods into common practice from their book Simple Truths of Leadership: 52 Ways to Be a Servant Leader and Build Trust. For more information visit www.simpletruthsofleadership.com
Published 01/03/22
In this episode, employee engagement expert Heather Younger explains that if you are looking for increased productivity, customer satisfaction, or employee engagement, you need to care for your employees first. People will go the extra mile for leaders who show they are genuinely concerned about their staff. But while most leaders think of themselves as caring leaders, not all demonstrate that care in consistent ways. Your employees will judge you by your actions, not your intentions.
Published 12/27/21
In this episode, hear peak performance expert Steven Kotler explain why we are all capable of achieving the extraordinary. Talking about his latest book, The Art of Impossible: A Peak Performance Primer, Kotler explains how the four skills of motivation, learning, creativity, and flow impact our ability to achieve and exceed expectations.
Published 12/20/21
In this episode, hear Carey Lohrenz explain how we can all learn to overcome the stressful circumstances in our lives instead of being overwhelmed by them. She shares the fundamentals of surviving and succeeding during times of crisis as outlined in her new book, Span of Control: What to Do When You’re Under Pressure, Overwhelmed, and Ready to Get What You Really Want, to be released June 1, 2021.
Published 12/13/21
Hear Liz Wiseman reveal the secrets of stellar professionals who play the game at a higher level from her new book, Impact Players. Drawing on insights from leaders at top companies, Wiseman explains what the most influential players are doing differently, how small differences in how we think, and act can make an enormous impact, and why—with a little coaching—this mindset is available to everyone who wants to contribute at their highest level.
Published 11/29/21
In this episode, Juliet Funt, globally recognized warrior in the battle against busyness, shares tips from her latest book, A Minute to Think: Reclaim Creativity, Conquer Busyness, and Do Your Best Work. Funt developed a framework to help people regain control of an overloaded, chaotic schedule. She reminds us to insert white space—short periods of open time into our daily routine to reinvent the way we approach a maxed-out schedule. For more information, visit www.Julietfunt.com
Published 11/01/21
In this episode hear Trust expert Randy Conley explain the important ways to create psychological safety by building trust in your working environment. He offers suggestions for things you can do immediately to create a safe place to work and challenges you to take the responsibility to make a difference.
Published 10/25/21
In this episode coauthor Pat Zigarmi describes the process of developing your Leadership Point of View as presented in the book Leading at a Higher Level. She explains the three basic steps of identifying key people and events that have influenced your thoughts about leadership, describing your leadership values, and sharing your expectations of yourself and of others with your team members. For more information about Leadership Point of View go to kenblanchard.com
Published 10/04/21
In this episode, organizational change expert Jake Jacobs shares how to make any change initiative successful by using the techniques from in his latest book, Leverage Change: 8 Ways to Achieve Faster, Easier, Better Results. Jacobs encourages you to embrace change, learn to love the troublemakers, and find ways to help people make a meaningful difference during the change process.
Published 09/01/21
In this episode, hear author Robert “Bo” Brabo share personal examples of delivering servant leadership in military, government, and business environments from his latest book, From the Battlefield to the White House to the Boardroom. Brabo explains how leaders can thrive by putting a focus on people and acting in alignment with the core values of their organization, whether big or small, public or private, for-profit or not-for-profit.
Published 06/28/21
In this episode hear renowned business culture expert Stan Slap explain the difference between understanding your employees and understanding your employee culture. The distinction isn’t semantics; it’s the key to whether your strategies will succeed or fail. He shares tips for getting maximum business performance from his book, Under the Hood: Fire up and Fine-Tune Your Employee Culture.
Published 06/01/21
In this episode, hear performance coach Victoria Labalme share strategies for moving forward in times when your goals aren’t precisely clear. Some people know exactly what they want and go for it, but others aren’t quite sure. Labalme talks about the tips and techniques from her new book, Risk Forward: Embrace the Unknown and Unlock Your Hidden Genius.
Published 04/05/21
In this episode hear Berta Aldrich describe how the global marketplace has changed and explain why companies are struggling to hire and retain high-performing talent. She shares tips from her latest book, Winning the Talent Shift to show you how to overcome the three main barriers to unlocking the potential in today’s workplace. By redesigning your talent acquisition strategy, you will increase revenue, engage teams and leaders, and set your company apart from the competition in the marketplace.
Published 02/01/21
Join us to hear learning strategy and design expert Julie Dirksen explain how to create a learning experience that’s effective instead of one that gets forgotten as soon as the learner completes the session.
Published 01/04/21
Marcus Buckingham believes there are some basic assumptions about work that are just no longer true in the business environment today. In this episode, he shares his insights on eight of the nine lies featured in his latest book, Nine Lies About Work: A Freethinking Leader’s Guide to the Real World, including ideas such as: People care which company they work for; The best plan wins; The best companies cascade goals; The best people are well-rounded; People need feedback; and more.
Published 12/21/20
In this exciting episode, you’ll hear how aviation pioneer Carey D. Lohrenz learned what Fearless Leadership means in two of the most demanding and extreme environments imaginable: the cockpit of an F-14 and the flight deck of an aircraft carrier. Through her experiences, Lohrenz identified a fundamental truth: high performing teams require fearless leaders.
Published 12/14/20
A finite game has known players, fixed rules, and a clear end point, like baseball. But with infinite games such as business or politics, the players come and go, the rules are changeable, and there is no defined end point. There are no winners or losers in an infinite game—there is only ahead or behind.
Published 12/07/20
In this episode, hear virtual training pioneer Cindy Huggett share information from her book Virtual Training Tools and Templates: An Action Guide to Live Online Learning. She offers tips to ensure your virtual training is successful by meeting the specific needs of your organization.
Published 12/01/20
In this exciting episode, Alexa Shoen shares secrets for finding your first job—or your dream job—from her new book, #EntryLevelBoss. She calls her approach a “fitness plan” for looking for work, with the goal of helping people go through the job search process as efficiently as possible.
Published 11/02/20
In this week’s podcast, you’ll hear Brendon Burchard explain why and how some people perform at a higher level than others. He identifies six habits successful people practice to sustain long-term achievement in their personal and professional lives.
Published 10/05/20
In this episode, hear Keith Ferrazzi explain the new rules for work presented in his latest book, Leading Without Authority. The days of authoritative command and control are gone. “Work doesn’t happen in organization charts anymore. Leaders need to learn the power of co-elevation to bring collaboration to a higher level of effectiveness,” says Ferrazzi.
Published 08/31/20
In this episode, hear leadership expert Dave McKeown challenge leaders to break the cycle of mediocrity and take responsibility for their own development. In his latest book, The Self-Evolved Leader, McKeown acknowledges that it is easy for leaders to get stuck in the busyness of the day-to-day and allow themselves to be disrupted at any time. Leaders need to spend less time taking care of every little detail and more time developing, inspiring, and encouraging their staff.
Published 08/03/20
In this compelling episode, you’ll hear La’Wana Harris share timely thoughts about her new book, Diversity Beyond Lip Service. She explains how she works with leaders to help them become aware of their own biases and how to make conscious choices that mitigate bias in order to embrace diversity. Harris defines diversity as the full spectrum of human indifference including race, gender, and sexual orientation
Published 07/06/20
In this episode, Mark Johnson describes a method for putting visionary thinking and processes into place so that any organization can take advantage of disruptive innovation. As business models change at an ever-increasing rate and the world becomes noisier, the tendency for most organizations is to hunker down and deal with the here and now. But it is important to get past the pull of the present and plan for five to ten years in the future.
Published 05/25/20