Business Rhythm

A regular podcast featuring fun and easy-to-understand business insights.

Podcast #14: Leadership and the Realities of Decision Making

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From Business Rhythm with Frank and Jamie – A leader’s job is to make tough decisions. CEOs of large organizations spend their day thinking about and making decisions that affect the future of the organization. From the outside, they appear calm and confident in the decisions they make. However, as leaders know from experience, making the right decisions can be elusive and much more difficult from what it seems.

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Podcast # 13: How to lead when you’re not the boss

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From Business Rhythm with Frank and Jamie – “When unexpected things happen, leaders may find themselves in a situation where it is difficult to break custom and go out of their way to deal with issues. In the meantime, the organization needs to urgently address these unexpected things; otherwise, the organization may stall and not move forward to the direction that it should go. Under these circumstances, someone needs to fill in the void of leadership. Now – the person who steps up, owns the problem, and takes charge of the situation is one who exercises leadership regardless of the formal title.”

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Podcast # 12: What makes a succcesful retail store?

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From Business Rhythm with Frank and Jamie – There are many elements that make a retail store, or an online store, successful. For most shoppers, the “wow experience” lies in the retailer’s “big idea.”

 

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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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Podcast # 10: Invest in Companies with Business Edge

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From BusinessMango with Frank and Jamie – “If you are investing in stocks for the long run, you are betting into the future of the company for the next 5, 10, 20 or 50 years. You are essentially picking winners among a group of companies. The return of your investment over the long period of time will largely be determined by the size of revenues and profits of the company in the future. Over a period of 10 years, one can typically distinguish between the winners and the losers. But what is business edge and how does it affect the business outcomes of companies?”

 

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Podcast # 9: Market Changes Shaping the Future of Businesses

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“In today’s episode, we will talk about the demographic and consumer behavior changes that are happening in the global market. These changes will continue over the next 10 to 15 years and will have profound implications on business and finance. Businesses that pay attention to these changes can prepare themselves to adapt to the new situation and keep their products and services relevant. The changes can present new opportunities for businesses through innovations in products and services.”

 

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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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