Engaging Leader™

007: 5 Principles for Communicating Strategically | with Helio Fred Garcia

October 11, 2012

In this episode, Jesse is joined by Helio Fred Garcia, author of three books on communication. His most recent book, The Power of Communication: Skills to Build, Trust, Inspire Loyalty, and Lead Effectively, published in spring 2012. For more than 30 years Fred has been a coach, counselor, teacher, writer, and speaker whose clients include […]

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006: The Impact Motive

October 4, 2012

In studying hundreds of thousands of people from countries around the world, researchers at Burnham Rosen Group discovered that of the 300 positive motives that influence people’s behavior, 80% of all people are driven by some combination of just three motives. And more than 9 out of 10 white-collar professionals are internally motivated by the […]

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005: Engaging through Development | Featuring Jayne White

September 27, 2012

How would you drive culture change to support a fundamental strategic shift in the company? How do you respond to a growing “talent gap,” with early and mid-year associates leaving for opportunities in industries less affected by the recession? And how do you do all this with limited resources and budget? For one company, an […]

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004: Powerful Empathy

September 20, 2012

Empathy is an important concept that many leaders do not fully understand the significance of.  In this episode, Jesse discusses why empathy is important in learning to lead and engage people, and he explains key skills to hone your sense of empathy: Curiosity Active Listening Repeating and Paraphrasing Imagination Open-Mindedness Vulnerability Self-Awareness Sensitivity to Others’ […]

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003: 5 Steps to Creating a Communication Plan

September 14, 2012

The natural tendency for many leaders when facing a communication issue is to skip critical planning steps and jump right into tactics. Unfortunately, by not being strategic, leaders can miss opportunities to more effectively engage employees or others – or worse, actually produce unintended negative consequences. In this episode, Jesse shares a five-step process for […]

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002: 6 Sure-Fire Paths to Employee Engagement

September 6, 2012

In this episode, Jesse explains what it means to engage employees and why it is important for leaders to engage the people around them. He outlines the 6 Cs of Engagement and shares personal stories of applying these principles in the workplace: Context (Why) Clarity (Vision) Credibility (Trustworthiness) Caring (Well-Being) Connecting (Relationship) Coaching (Personal/Career Development) […]

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001: 7 Habits of Highly Engaging Leaders

August 30, 2012

In this episode, Jesse discusses Stephen Covey’s famous Seven Habits of Highly Effective People and the importance of putting these habits into practice in order to become an effective leader. Jesse shares stories that illustrate how to apply business principles based on the seven habits to engage employees and increase your effectiveness as a leader: Be […]

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