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Storytelling for LeadersStorytelling is an effective leadership tool for change management, engagement, and bringing the business strategy to life. We discussed this tool back in episode 52, “How to Use Stories to Engage People.” Today we’ll dig deeper, with the help of someone whose been teaching the art and science of storytelling to leaders from across the U.S.

Amanda Marko is president and chief connection officer of Connected Strategy Group, which helps leaders communicate their business strategy and engage stakeholders during times of change. Amanda is one of only a handful of people globally – and the first person in the U.S. – licensed to deliver Storytelling for Leaders, which teaches business leaders a proven method for creating messages that resonate, build engagement, and drive change.

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built to leadDid you know that of every 100 employees hired, only 6 or 7 will ever be promoted to their first management position? If you’re a manager now, you’re one of the 7% who made it! That’s the good news. Now, here’s the bad news. Statistically speaking, you won’t be promoted again. According to author and CEO David Long, the vast majority of first-time managers fail, and only 1 in 7 will stay in management with their present company for 5 years. How do you get in the top 10% of managers who succeed?

David Long is author of Built to Lead: 7 Management R.E.W.A.R.D.S Principles for Becoming a Top 10% Manager  David was a top 10% manager at companies in three different industries. For the last 25 years, he has served as Founder/CEO of MyEmployees, a firm that helps helping managers build stronger, more engaging relationships with their team members. His clients include managers at Walmart, Lowe’s, Cracker Barrel, Walgreens, FedEx, Chili’s, and more.

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WHE17: The Cost of Medical Errors: Educating Employees about Patient Safety | with Leah Binder from The Leapfrog Group

November 25, 2014

All hospitals are not the same! Many hospitals have much worse rates of infections and medical errors that have a serious effect on employers and their employees, both in terms of financial cost as well as human lives. You probably know about this unfortunate fact of life in health care, but do your employees? How […]

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100: Becoming the Boss: New Rules for Gen Y Leaders | with Lindsey Pollak

November 15, 2014

We are in the midst of a leadership revolution, as power passes from Baby Boomers and Gen X-ers to Millennials. All grown up, the highly educated Generation Y is moving into executive positions in corporations and government, as well as running their own businesses, where they are beginning to have a profound impact that will […]

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WHE16: Combining Wellness Programs with Medical Management | with Abby Green of HealthCheck360

November 10, 2014

Jesse and guest Abby Green from HealthCheck360 discuss how to combine wellness initiatives and medical management to drive health improvement and reduce overall benefit costs. HealthCheck360 is a health risk management company focused on reducing medical costs, worker’s compensation claims, and absenteeism, while increasing employee morale and productivity. HealthCheck360 provides biometric measurements, targeted communications and […]

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099: Business Intuition: 7 Ways Leaders Apply the Science of Intuition | with Simone Wright

November 1, 2014

Intuition is the new buzz-word in business, and everyone from Branson to Buffet is touting its ability to guide and direct them to greater success and higher profits. However, the understanding of what intuition really is and how it can serve us in business and in life is deeply flawed. But according to a new […]

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WHE15: How to Make the Most of Narrow Networks | with Scott Wallace from Dartmouth

October 27, 2014

Direct contracts and narrow networks of health care providers offer new ways for employers to control the costs of health care.  But many of these arrangements are missing huge opportunities to improve health and deliver true value for the money you spend. Scott Wallace is a visiting professor at Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine and […]

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098: Overworked and Overwhelmed: 4 tools for leaders to reclaim their lives and boost productivity | with Scott Eblin

October 15, 2014

Many leaders today are chronically overworked and overwhelmed by the seemingly non-stop demands on their time and attention. If you feel like you’re constantly outrunning burnout, resentment, and collapse, chances are you aren’t performing up to your potential as a leader. Hard work tends to go hand-in-hand with success, but over the long term, that […]

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How Mindful Leaders Get Results

October 13, 2014

This is a guest post by Scott Eblin, author of the new book Overworked and Overwhelmed: The Mindfulness Alternative, which releases today. Scott shared a draft of the book with me; I loved it, eagerly read it from cover to cover, and enthusiastically recommend it to you.  One of the things I know for sure […]

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Pull Yourself Back from the Brink of Your Caffeine-Driven, Smartphone-Addicted Life

October 8, 2014

This is a guest post by Scott Eblin, author of the new book Overworked and Overwhelmed: The Mindfulness Alternative. Scott shared a draft of the book with me; I loved it, eagerly read it from cover to cover, and enthusiastically recommend it to you.  On a summer Sunday night four years ago, I found myself […]

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097: Becoming a Leader People Want to Follow | with Mark Miller from Chick-fil-A

October 2, 2014

Are you a leader people want to follow? You can be—but first, you must understand what sets great leaders apart from all the rest. Certainly, leaders need people skills, execution skills, a deep knowledge of industry trends, the ability to articulate a vision, and more. They must be competent—but that’s just the tip of the […]

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GC28: Gamification in Human Resources | with Mario Herger

September 25, 2014

The new book Gamification in Human Resources highlights several dozen examples of how organizations are using gamification throughout the employee life cycle to recruit, develop and evaluate talent – and it gives you the tools necessary to begin or expand your own gamification programs. Mario Herger is the author of several books on gamification, including […]

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