Bob and Alex talk about engaging your employees. Alex contends that a man's voice can be very soothing, but a woman's voice can be very nurturing. Bob says that the best bosses he has had through his career may have been women. Survey results from Gallup say that women managers are more engaged at work. Female employees prefer female bosses.
Bob and Alex talk about the proposition that being late shouldn't be seen as a fault, but rather as a sign of innate optimism.
Bob and Alex celebrate the Fourth of July by talking about the courage it takes to get your team out of the mire and inspire them. Times that are characterized by businesses sacrificing customer service for the sake of reducing costs call for leaders to transform their teams.
Bob and Alex work through a list of suggested leadership tips for young entrepreneurs. There is no surprise that hard work is at the top of the list, but it is the second one that is grist for the mill.
Bob and Alex review some research during which executives are put in front of the choir with a baton and told to lead them. What they learned was that there is often a simultaneous need for leading like an introvert and an extrovert. There is the creation of a kind of ambidextrous leadership.
Bob and Alex review an off-beat list of executives', entrepreneurs', and business leaders' offerings of their most important habits.
Bob and Alex finish up the First Fifty by focusing on the important of mood. They recall the dumps they put themselves in when talking about stress and realize that the start of the day has a lot to do with the mood you take forward.
Bob and Alex talk about the wildly popular photoblog Humans of New York and the leadership lessons to be learned from Brandon Stanton. His Facebook page has well over 15 million likes, but there are leadership lessons to be learned from his art and his approach.
Bob and Alex review a list of the ten worst leadership lies. It is important to be aware of them and sensitive to them showing up in interactions on your team.
Recovering from acts of dishonesty from the previous administration and leadership team calls for special tactics and communication. Bob and Alex talk about these and the challenges that you face.