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Ash Seddeek on Being a Leader of Leaders

11/9/2018
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AMA Faculty member and author Ash Seddeek joins us to review some of FranklinCovey’s 7 Habits and share some of the things he’s learned from his years as an executive coach. and trainer Ash Seddeek is a business success and leadership coach, speaker and author. Ash has worked for fortune 500 companies such as Deloitte […]

Duration:00:22:20

Dr Donna Hicks on Leading with Dignity

11/2/2018
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We’re all born with inherent dignity. However, according to Dr. Donna Hicks, author of the new book Leading with Dignity, many of us have to be trained to learn how to recognize when we’re being treated with dignity and when we are not. She joins us to talk about ways we as leaders can extend […]

Duration:00:20:18

Dan Schawbel on How Old School is New School Again

10/26/2018
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The last time Dan Schawbel was here he talked about the wonders of technology. Now he’s returned to tell you to back off of your screens. In his new book Back to Human he argues we’re suffering from a loss of human connection, it’s time to get out there face to face and connect with […]

Duration:00:22:59

Drew Dudley on Everyday Leadership

10/19/2018
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The understanding of what it takes to be a leader is both overly broad and too specific. We focus on lone, mythical, usually white, male figures and discount the leadership abilities inherent in all of us. Drew Dudley, author of the new book This is Day One, joins us to share his definition of a […]

Duration:00:27:52

Charlie Harary on Unlocking Greatness

10/12/2018
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We’re constantly trying to make changes that don’t align with our brains. We make New Years resolutions and try to keep up with the news and watch movies about people achieving great things while not doing much ourselves. Carlie Harary, author of Unlocking Greatness, joins us to talk about ways we can relax more while […]

Duration:00:28:15

Allen Gannett on Encouraging Your Creative Curve

10/5/2018
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The myth of the lone creative genius is “wildly destructive” says Allen Gannett, not to put too fine a point on it. Our guest today talks about how we need to bring our ideas about inspiration out of the clouds and back to a much more encouraging and attainable reality. In a world of increasing […]

Duration:00:26:54

Carmine Gallo on the Power of Communicating Well

9/28/2018
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You don’t have to be giving a TED talk to benefit from learning how to speak and tell stories well. Whether you’re pitching a new project to your team or pitching yourself to an employer during an interview, the people who tell the best story see the best results. Carmine Gallo, author of Five Stars: […]

Duration:00:22:48

Suzanne Vickberg on Developing Chemistry in Your Team

9/21/2018
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You’ve heard of personality assessment tests before. You’ve probably taken one (or two, or three). But can you remember your personality type? Can you identify the type of the person sitting next to you? Probably not. That’s why Suzanne Vickberg and her co-author Kim Christfort developed Business Chemistry, a personality test that’s easy to remember […]

Duration:00:15:58

Cal Turner Jr. on My Father’s Business

9/14/2018
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Cal Turner Jr. was the CEO of Dollar General for decades after inheriting the business from his father. He joins us to talk about how faith and family helped him turn a million dollar business into a billion dollar business, plus a few stories from his new book My Father’s Business: The Small-Town Values That […]

Duration:00:17:19

Chuck Martin on Our Third Digital Transformation

9/7/2018
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We are currently in the era of the Internet of Things. What does that mean and how does it affect us? Chuck Martin joins us to talk about his new book Digital Transformation 3.0 and what it means for us as workers and as employees. Chuck Martin is a New York Times Business Bestselling author, […]

Duration:00:13:16

Kevin Eikenberry on The Long-Distance Leader

8/31/2018
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Whether you’re working with gig workers or people in multiple offices worldwide, these days we’re seeing more and more teams spread out across the globe. Technology makes remote teams easier but it can only help so much. Kevin Eikenberry, co-author of The Long-Distance Leader, joins us to talk about some of the challenges to working […]

Duration:00:17:49

Dr Albert Siu on Difficult Conversations as a Manager

8/24/2018
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One of the most difficult conversations at work is when you’ve got an employee who is under-performing. Albert Siu joins us with some tips on how to get through that conversation so everyone is happy, plus other advice for managers both new and experienced. Albert Siu has over 30 years of experience in managing global […]

Duration:00:19:43

Howard Yu on Leaping Across Knowledge Disciplines

8/17/2018
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Novartis is currently a multinational pharmaceutical company but when it started over two centuries ago they were manufacturing dyes for textiles. It was only when someone noticed the health benefits of their dyes that they made the switch. Howard Yu, author of Leap, joins us to talk about how this leap to a similar but […]

Duration:00:20:48

Jeanne Bliss on Treating Customers Like They’re Your Mom

8/10/2018
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When we think of customer service we tend to focus on the front line employees who are taking the customer phone calls. While they are often the face of the organization, there are thousands of decisions made throughout the company than wind up making customers feel less-than great. Jeanne Bliss, author of the new book […]

Duration:00:21:27

Leonard Mlodinow on Training Our Brains to Be More Elastic

8/3/2018
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At the two ends of the neurological spectrum are logical thinking and elastic thinking. Generally the purvue of artists and great thinkers, elastic thinking is called upon more and more in our everyday lives. Luckily, we are not born one way or another. Leonard Mlodinow, author of the book Elastic, joins us to talk about […]

Duration:00:18:26

Fred Kofman on The Meaning Revolution

7/27/2018
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Can everyone run a marathon? Yes and no. A lot of people can but not tomorrow, not without training. The ones that want to will put in the work. To Fred Kofman, the same metric applies to leadership. It takes effort but the ones who put in the time will be able to learn how. […]

Duration:00:14:38

Jonah Sachs on Unsafe Thinking

7/20/2018
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Sometimes the more we know, the more we fall into a trap. How many times have we shot down ideas because we know they haven’t worked in the past. It’s time to break out of that monotonous thinking. Jonah Sachs, author of Unsafe Thinking, joins us to talk about ways we can learn to think […]

Duration:00:14:58

Dr Patti Fletcher on Women Disrupting the Workplace

7/13/2018
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Disrupters, the new book by Dr. Patti Fletcher is called the “anti-Lean In.” Not because women should stay put, far from it. Dr. Fletcher is seeking a new way forward, one that doesn’t rely on women simply emulating the way that men have traditionally behaved. She joins us to talk about how women and men […]

Duration:00:18:04

Dan Cable on Our Seeking System

6/29/2018
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Each of us has an innate “seeking system” that fuels our desire to know more. Since the industrial revolution, organizations have a tendency to behave in ways that discourage our natural tendency to learn. Dan Cable, author of Alive at Work, is here to talk about how to tap in to this fundamental, human drive […]

Duration:00:21:02

Whitney Johnson on Disruptive Innovation

6/22/2018
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If you want to learn about disruption, look to Lady Gaga. She was a record-breaking pop-star who decided to make a jazz album with Tony Bennett, completely counter to what anyone thought her audience would like. Whitney Johnson, author of the new book Build an A-Team, joins us to talk about successful disruption and how […]

Duration:00:19:57