Leadership

Podcast # 11: How Leaders Foster Collaboration

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From Business Mango with Frank and Jamie – Leaders need to properly deal with three critical  issues to foster collaboration

 

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Fresh Pick of the Day, February 3, 2015: “4 Office Culture Killers And How To Avoid Them”

From Fast Company – “Designing a thoughtful office culture is one of the most important frameworks to devise when building up or revamping a company. The right tone and environment can improve employee productivity and happiness tenfold. The wrong one can sabotage your goals. The biggest mistake a workplace leader can make with office culture is failing to devise one at all. How do you know if your office culture is helping, or hurting, your employees, and as a result your bottom line?”

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Podcast #8: Negotiation Tactics for everyday business dealings

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From Business Rhythm with Frank and Jamie – In a distributive negotiation, one person’s gain is another person’s loss. Examples are negotiations between buyer and seller over price of a product or service and employer and employee over salary pay. Each party is attempting to maximize his/her share of the pie. In most cases, however, parties generally do not know exactly how large the “pie” actually is.

 

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Podcast #7: Six Things Leaders Owe their People

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From Business Rhythm with Frank and Jamie – “One book entitled Leadership is an Art, by Max DePree, stands out with its unconventional view on leadership. Max’s view of leadership is rooted in humanity and developed through his experience as Chairman and CEO of Herman Miller, a well-known furniture maker. Max defines the role of leadership as a steward of an institution. In his view, a leader owes certain things to the institution including the people that work for it. After all, an institution consists of people. In this book, Max cites 6 things that leaders owe to their people..”

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Podcast #5: Why Leadership Matters

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From Business Rhythm with Frank and Jamie – January 5, 2014 “Leadership is important because it allows a team to achieve extraordinary results. In business or in other settings, you need the people with different talents to make things happen. This is where leadership is crucial – it brings people to work together for a common cause.”

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Podcast # 2: Why Consumers Love KFC, McDonald’s and Krispy Kreme (Part 2)

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From Business Rhythm with Frank and Jamie: “In our last podcast, we discussed great tasting food as one of the keys to keep customers coming to food chains such as KFC. Today, we will discuss another important trait, perhaps the most significant, which is authenticity.”

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Fresh Pick of the Day, December 12, 2014: “Are You Unknowingly Fighting Collaboration?”

From Chief Learning Officer magazine – “The outcome from working together is visually demonstrated by observing efforts in dragon boat racing, team sports or even marching band field shows. In each scenario, trust and collaboration are keys to realizing success.”

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Fresh Pick of the Day, December 1, 2014: Great leadership books for your holiday shopping list

From Washington Post – “As the holiday shopping spree begins, consider picking up a gift that’s professionally useful—a good book to help you or someone on your list gain insight on leadership and work-related issues. There are a number of volumes worth reading, whether you’re looking to inspire your team to operate more like a start-up, to create a culture of innovation or simply to deal with stress more effectively.”

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