Podcast

The Engaging Leader podcast is an audio program where Jesse and his guests share communication and leadership principles, and tell stories that illustrate putting those principles into practice. The podcast typically lasts about a half-hour and is published on the 1st and 15th of each month, but you can listen whenever it’s convenient for you. It’s a great way to keep your mind productive while you are driving, exercising, or otherwise occupied. You can subscribe to the podcast on your computer or mobile device with iTunes or Stitcher using the links below. Or you can subscribe with an app such as Downcast or Instacast, by searching the app’s directory for “Engaging Leader” or by entering the RSS address below into the app. Enjoy the show!

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David Burkus is the organizer of the upcoming Work Smarter Summit, an online video-based virtual conference where world-class experts share their proven tactics for getting more done, earning more money, and living a life of purpose and productivity. [click to continue…]

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150: The Data-Driven Leader | with John Johnson

by Monica Harrison on January 15, 2017

Leaders need data for at least two reasons: 1) so they and their team can make better decisions, and 2) to influence their employees, customers, or others to take action. [click to continue…]

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149: The Power of Beliefs in Business | with Ari Weinzweig

December 15, 2016

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSIn 1982, Ari Weinzweig, along with his partner Paul Saginaw, founded Zingerman’s Delicatessen with a $20,000 bank loan. They opened the doors with two employees and a small selection of specialty foods and exceptional sandwiches. Today, Zingerman’s Delicatessen is a nationally renowned food icon, […]

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148: 9 Ways to Thank Your Employees

November 15, 2016

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS “Employees who report receiving recognition and praise within the last seven days show increased productivity, get higher scores from customers, and have better safety records. They’re just more engaged at work.” – Tom Rath Recently, one of my team members communicated heartfelt gratitude […]

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147: 8 Tips for Communicating Bad News to Your Workforce

November 1, 2016

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS Communicating bad news — we all hate to do it, wish we never have to do it again, and yet recognize that there will inevitably be times when we need to do it. Whether it is announcing a reduction in force, a negative […]

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146: 3 Ways to Optimize Your Energy and Culture in the Moment of Truth | with Anese Cavanaugh

October 15, 2016

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSCulture eats strategy for breakfast. -Peter Drucker Many leaders and aspiring leaders think their skills and strategies are what create impact, and that perks and parties are what create culture. But in reality a much larger part is created by the leader’s energy in […]

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145: Rethinking Accountability — How to Use It to Help Your People Unlock Their Strengths | with Jonathan Raymond

October 1, 2016

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSLeaders everywhere talk about accountability, but nobody is defining what it really means — and more importantly, breaking it down into a set of skills that people could learn and apply. Accountability is about helping people unlock their strengths.

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144: Best Communication Tools for Teamwork

September 15, 2016

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS 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 […]

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143: Lessons from Starbucks on Leading with Values First | with Howard Behar

September 1, 2016

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS“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 […]

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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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