| Management Decisions - Post-Pregnancy Discrimination
by Christine Walters and Tim Muma - Oct, 2014
It's likely, as an employer, you will have a woman in your workplace blessed with a pregnancy. While it can be a joyous time for everyone involved, there may be some challenges and legal items to consider throughout the process, including when the employee returns from her maternity leave. Christine Walters, an independent human resources and employment law consultant, gives the listeners the legal and practical considerations...
| Management Decisions - Gender Differences in Performance Reviews
by Kieran Snyder and Tim Muma - Sep, 2014
Gender in the workplace is often discussed in relation to how co-workers and employees are treated. Another perspective relates to gender's role in the type of feedback given and received in a performance review. Kieran Snyder, Co-Founder and CEO of Textio, did her own research by compiling a variety of performance reviews to gauge the similarities and differences. Kieran breaks it down for Tim Muma and points out the areas of...
| Employment Notebook - Leadership Lessons From the Wizard of Oz
by Kevin Fickenscher and Tim Muma - Sep, 2014
Well known stories often teach us lessons more effectively than other forms of teaching or training. People have discussed the "Wizard of Oz" and its meaning for decades, but LJNRadio now gets a new perspective on the classic tale. Dr. Kevin Fickenscher, a visionary healthcare leader and CEO of CREO Strategic Solutions, authored "Toto's Reflections: The Leadership Lessons From the Wizard of Oz." He talks to Tim Muma about the...
| Employment Notebook - The Real Cost of Candidates Changing Their Minds
by Stephen Irwin and Cady Chesney - Sep, 2014
It’s every hiring manager's and recruiter's worst nightmare: a vetted candidate accepts a position, then later backs out for a multitude of reasons. Stephen Irwin, President of New Ventures Planning, joins the show to share why candidates change their minds, what the true cost of this is, and to provide simple steps to lower the risk of losing these vetted candidates. Employment Notebook (formerly Points of Interest in the...
Can You Strengthen Your Team by Leading Through Vulnerability?
by Valerie Sokolosky - Oct, 2014
Vulnerability is synonymous with weakness, helplessness, and being defenseless—things that you, as a leader, do not want to be known for. Vulnerability, which is getting a lot of buzz around leadership qualities and traits discussions, is also synonymous with openness and exposure, which aren’t necessarily negative when it comes to leading a team. In a recent article in INC. magazine, the author mentions what researcher Br...
How to Hire the Best Project Managers
by Alexandra Levit - Oct, 2014
When you bring in new project managers, do you do so strategically? Interviewing is subjective, of course, but for the essential job of Project Manager, you want your process to be as bulletproof as possible. After all, ending up with a bad Project Manager could cost you big time. Fortunately, PMO director Russell Harley is here to share his best practices for making the right hiring decisions upfront. Alexandra Levit: R...
Becoming the Boss: How to Manage Your Peers
by Lindsey Pollak - Sep, 2014
As I wrote earlier this month, the second step to becoming the boss is to face the challenge of being a manager and taking on your first official workplace leadership role. It won’t be easy because you’ll have a lot to learn as you go, but managing other people will be exciting and incredibly gratifying. One challenge you’re likely to face as you move from being “just one of the team” to being in an official leadership role...
Bad News for Buttoned-Up Leaders
by Dr. Maynard Brusman - Sep, 2014
"Great leaders move us. They ignite our passion and inspire the best in us. When we try to explain why they are so effective, we speak of strategy, vision or powerful ideas. But the reality is much more primal. Great leadership works through the emotions.” ~ Daniel Goleman, Richard Boyatzis and Annie McKee, Primal Leadership (Harvard Business Review Press, 2013) Most of my emotional intelligence-based executive coaching and...
EQ and Emotional Expressiveness for Leaders
by Dr. Maynard Brusman - Sep, 2014
“Great leaders move us. They ignite our passion and inspire the best in us. When we try to explain why they are so effective, we speak of strategy, vision or powerful ideas. But the reality is much more primal. Great leadership works through the emotions.” ~ Daniel Goleman, Richard Boyatzis and Annie McKee, Primal Leadership (Harvard Business Review Press, 2013) Most of my executive coaching clients are very bright, but st...
Becoming the Boss: The 4 Essential Elements of Your Personal Brand
by Lindsey Pollak - Sep, 2014
As I wrote last week, the first step to becoming the boss is to learn about yourself. How can you be a great leader of your own life and career? Part of that process is becoming the CEO of you and building a professional and effective personal brand for yourself. With people no longer sticking with a single company for the course of their careers, it’s essential to always be marketing yourself for the next opportunity. And...
How Supervising a Small Group Prepares You for the Big Stage | Learning to Lead
by Dawn Lennon - Mar, 2013
Bad supervisors are everywhere. Some know they’re bad and don’t care. Some are clueless. But most desperately want to do better. Most of us don’t want to go to work and be known for doing a poor job. Too often, new supervisors were great technical performers inexperienced in how to lead others. Once they’re in the job, they discover that their success is measured by how well others perform under their direction. Th...
The 5 Disciplines of Genius-Makers
by Dr. Maynard Brusman - Dec, 2012
Some bosses make us better and smarter by eliciting and revitalizing our intelligence. Others seem to stifle intelligence and capability, always wanting to be seen as the smartest person in the room. They suck the energy out of the team, whose members end up looking or feeling dumb. IQs seem to drop, and meeting times double. Multipliers follow five principles to bring out the best in people. Each allows workers to stretc...
How To Become Memorable
by Deborah Brown-Volkman - Nov, 2012
What do you want to be remembered for? Think about a few top executives whom you admire. Ask yourself what makes them memorable. It’s likely you can think of specific qualities, expertise or accomplishments for each. Now, think about your own career. What are you admired for? As an executive, you have already accomplished a great deal in your career. But not every executive is influential within their own industry or hi...
Genius or Genius-Maker? How Smart Leaders Bring Out the Best in People
by Dr. Maynard Brusman - Nov, 2012
I’ve learned over the years that my most inspiring executive coaching leadership clients are congruent with how they feel and what they say. They get excited in my office telling me inspiring stories that engage their people. They are honest, humble, optimistic, and forward thinking. Emotionally intelligent leaders know that creating a workplace culture and climate where emotions are appropriately expressed increases engage...
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