Self-leadership

When successful people begin to feel uncertain or challenged at work, the one thing they want to know most is why things are going wrong after they have gone right for so long.

Leaders tend to rise to their positions relying on a specific set of values and traits. But in time, every executive reaches a point when their performance suffers. Very few understand why or how to prevent it. [click to continue…]

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071: Lead Like A Rock Star | with Ruth Blatt

by Joe Sherwood on January 9, 2014

Lead like a RockstarRuth Blatt has a Ph.D. in Management and Organizations from the University of Michigan and taught Entrepreneurship to MBAs at the University of Illinois in Chicago. She has been writing about the social science behind rock n’ roll music and interviewing dozens of bands, managers, and other industry professionals for a book about teamwork lessons from rock bands. She has written about rock n’ roll for The Atlantic and Psychology Today. She also has blogs for Forbes, Psychology Today and Wired.

Using her expertise in Organizational Behavior, Ruth Blatt analyzes the complex processes that explain why bands stay together (or fall apart), and stay creative (or stagnate).

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28 Ways Leaders Re-charge Their Batteries: How to Increase Energy, Improve Mood, and Manage Stress

December 28, 2013

In 2006, Google became concerned that their highly intelligent, passionate employees were burning out. The effect on Google was significant: illness, lost innovation (even though people still worked long hours), and turnover. In 2007, the company experimented with training 15 director-level Googlers on healthy energy management. Based on the results, Google began expanding the program […]

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055: How Pattern-Aware Leadership Drives Change | with Sylvia Lafair, PhD

September 19, 2013

Did you ever think “I wish my direct reports or co-workers would stop with their sob stories?” “I can’t listen to one more complaint,” or “Why can’t they just do their jobs and go home?” Sylvia Lafair, PhD, is the President of Creative Energy Options (CEO). With a doctorate in clinical psychology, Sylvia has taught […]

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Are You Letting Sleep-Deprivation Sabotage Your Awesomeness?

July 10, 2013

You’ve probably heard that drowsy driving is just a dangerous (and perhaps more common) as drunk driving. You would never show up drunk to a business meeting; but are you showing up with insufficient sleep? If so, you probably appear to other people that you have a lower level of intelligence and executive presence.   […]

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7 Tricks for Taming the Email Monster

July 3, 2013

Communication is key to being an effective leader. And generally speaking, frequent and fast communication is better. However, many leaders over-do it when it comes to responding to email they receive.   By spending most days distracted by their computer or mobile device, many leaders miss out on: Clear, strategic thinking Uninterrupted work focused on […]

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018: How to Have More Great Days at Work | with Chris Rice

January 3, 2013

Christopher Rice is the President and CEO of global consulting firm BlessingWhite, which helps create high-performance cultures that drive results and reinforce organizational values. Chris has been recognized in each of the last two years as a “Top 100” thought leader by Leadership Excellence. In the first part of the two-part interview, Jesse and Chris […]

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3 Ways to Enjoy Work and Achieve More in 2013

December 26, 2012

I like to make an impact. And I’m very good at getting things done, solving problems, and achieving excellent results. As a result, on any given project or initiative, my natural tendency is to become the project team’s hub rather than one of the spokes. That means practically every decision or significant activity will require […]

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017: Engaging Lincoln Part 2: 6 Tactics to Be an Extraordinary Communicator

December 20, 2012

In the second part of the two-part Engaging Lincoln series, Jesse and Marty continue their analysis of Abraham Lincoln’s leadership by exploring the techniques he used to be a truly extraordinary communicator.  Lincoln’s communication skills were central to his ability to lead a divided nation and to engage a divided people.  Using Lincoln as a […]

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016: Engaging Lincoln Part 1: 5 Secrets Nearly Anyone Can Use to Be an Extraordinary Leader

December 13, 2012

This is the first of a two-part series examining the leadership of one of the top-two greatest presidents in U.S. history, Abraham Lincoln.  Jesse and Marty discuss the leadership principles followed by Lincoln during the Civil War to engage a severely divided nation.  Lincoln may have been a genius, but nearly anyone can use these […]

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013: Socially Smart: Things Gen Y Needs to Know that Schools Aren’t Teaching | Featuring Jenn Swanson

November 22, 2012

In this episode, Jesse is joined by the host of the Communication Diva podcast as well as author of the e-book How to Be Professional in the Workplace, Jenn Swanson. Jenn teaches Human Relation Skills at the college-level part-time, and the other part of the time she works with high-school students in youth ministry. So […]

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011: How to Develop Executive Presence | with Tom Henschel

November 8, 2012

Tom Henschel is the president of Essential Communications, an executive development firm. Tom has been an executive coach for 20 years and for the last seven years he has also hosted the popular podcast The Look & Sound of Leadership™, a series of executive coaching tips designed to help you be perceived the way you […]

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