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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Fresh Pick of the Day. March 18, 2015: “The Biggest Business Comebacks Of The Past 20 Years”

From Fast Company- The companies that overcame hard times are Apple, General Motors, Marvel,  Delta, Starbucks, Old Spice, J Crew, CBS, Pabst Blue Ribbon, Nintendo, Converse, Netflix, Disney Animation,  Burberry, Lego, Target, Lacoste, Lower Manhattan and Bacon….

 

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Fresh Pick of the Day, March 17, 2015: “ASEAN on the Rise” from Knowledge@Wharton

From Knowledge@Wharton – “With 610 million people, the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or ASEAN, is less than half the size of China’s market, but the region’s quicklygrowing — and relatively big spending — middle class has become increasingly attractive to multinationals and foreign investors. The ASEAN bloc — which includes Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam — is nudging Chinese manufacturers aside as China’s labor force begins to shrink and wages rise. Moreover, the planned launch of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) at the end of 2015 is likely to help sustain rapid economic growth in the medium term, analysts say.”

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Fresh Pick of the Day, March 4, 2015: “The 15 Happiest Economies in the World”

From Bloomberg – “Thailand and Switzerland are expected to enjoy unusually low unemployment and inflation this year”

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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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Fresh Pick of the Day, Feb 13, 2015: “Signs You’ve Outgrown Your Job”

From Inc Magazine – “It’s not that you don’t like what you do. In fact, you really enjoy the people you work with and the projects you have for the most part. It’s just that, well, you’re bored.”

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