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144: Best Communication Tools for Teamwork

by Monica Harrison on September 15, 2016

Image of three business people working at meeting

On Engaging Leader, we share a lot of principles about leadership communication, but what about collaboration communication? In other words, what’s the most effective and efficient way to talk to the colleagues and clients you work with most closely in order to do great work together? [click to continue…]

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51kb5hp6-5L._SX316_BO1,204,203,200_“We’re in the people business serving coffee, not the coffee business serving people.” ~ Howard Behar

As the president of Starbucks North America and Starbucks International, Howard Behar spent over 20 years helping grow the company into a worldwide phenomenon. During those years, he was integral in establishing and nurturing the Starbucks culture. [click to continue…]

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WHE30: Millennials and Healthcare: How They Experience the System | with Hector De La Torre

August 22, 2016

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSThey’re supposedly young and healthy, but a new study shows that more than half of Millennials report having a chronic health condition. In addition, Millennials struggle how to navigate the health care system, starting with choosing an appropriate health plan in the first place.

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142: That’s Not How We Do It Here! — How to Stay Agile and Innovative as a Mature Company | with John Kotter

August 15, 2016

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSIncreasingly, large organizations are finding their competitive landscape changing so quickly that they’re unable to respond fast enough to survive and thrive. Most mature organizations have a built-in tendency to kill off anything agile, innovative, and entrepreneurial — which often is exactly what’s needed […]

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141: Hire, Develop, and Keep Great Employees | with Paul Falcone

August 1, 2016

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSPeople power your business — and success can hinge on your hiring, inspiring, and keeping the right ones. As a leader, are you cultivating this vital resource? Is there more you could be doing? Are you just winging it? Every HR executive has a […]

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140: Cross-Generational Communications — How to Bridge the Gap to Engage Multiple Generations

July 15, 2016

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSWe are in the early years of a fundamental demographic shift. What worked in the past will no longer be enough. In order to attract and keep top talent — and to influence their actions — you will need to change how you engage […]

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139: How to Speak the Truth to Your Boss and Team (Even When It’s Hard) | with Mindy Mackenzie

July 1, 2016

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS “Learn what is true to do what is right.” ~ Thomas Huxley The thing that companies and individuals need most they often get least. What is this thing? The truth. Why? Because people don’t have the courage to say what they’re really thinking. […]

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138: Nudgy — How to Influence People to Make an Optimal Choice in the ‘Moment of Truth’

June 15, 2016

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSIn episode 136, I shared how there are three secrets to effective content as part of a leadership or workforce communication strategy: visual, sticky, and “nudgy.” We discussed the first secret in episode 127, Let’s Get Visual: 6 Engaging Ways to Use Images. We […]

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137: The Unplugged Leader — How to Take a Worry-Free Vacation | with Mindy Mackenzie

June 1, 2016

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS With warm, summer weather arriving in the northern hemisphere, many of us have vacation plans. But what type of vacation will you take? Will it actually refresh you, helping you come back to work with new energy, fresh ideas, and a better perspective […]

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136: Sticky – 7 Keys to Making People Notice, Care, and Act

May 16, 2016

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSIn a typical communication strategy, part of the plan involves leadership actions, but also involves communication content — words, images, videos, and so forth. You’ve probably heard the phrase Content Is King. You can do a great job with other aspects of your strategy, […]

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GC35: Enhancing Millennial Performance at Work | with Aaren Terrett

May 9, 2016

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS We are in the early years of a fundamental demographic shift. The Millennial generation — which is even larger than the massive Baby Boom generation — now makes up a third of the workforce. As younger millennials continue to graduate from college, their […]

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135: How to Lead Meetings That Get Results (and That People Want to Attend) | with Karin Hurt

May 1, 2016

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS Horrible meetings are a cliché of the business world, and with good reason. Most meetings are a waste of time and don’t accomplish much, if anything. Everyone leaves frustrated that they could be doing something more productive with their time — and not […]

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