Bob discusses the results of a new study from McKinsey & Company on the behaviors that different the big companies that are successful in the major transformations and those that are not. The details can be over whelming, but they boil down to a few general strategies that we have talked about before.
As the HBO series “Game of Thrones” wraps up its most recent season this past weekend, there is a lot being written about leadership lessons that can be learned from these tales. Bob and Alex raise their eyebrows at that contention but then enjoy a welcome “entertainment break” to talk about just how this popular tale may apply.
Bob and Alex review an off-beat list of executives', entrepreneurs', and business leaders' offerings of their most important habits.
After looking at the challenges that Boomers face when communicating with Millennials, Bob and Alex discuss an article from Lindsey Pollak about Millennials who are leaders that manage boomers. Her first suggestion is to try and keep away from terms and phrases that will keep tagged as being young Awesome is a little prevalent for Bob. Absolutely is the word for Alex. Spiffy? They both are lost.
Bob shares a list of fourteen steps to follow in life and work that will help leaders keep their bearings on true north.
Bob and Alex hit the road to recovery after talking in episode 20 about how debilitating stress can be. Managing stress is a key skill in the leadership portfolio. Bob makes the case that a little stress is needed and very productive in the workplace. A goal or a deadline does start your drive and your creativity to working to meet your goal. If it gets too high, you get tired, and if it gets really high to just totally burn out.
Bob talks about the three books has read that impacted his leadership skills and what you can learn from them. He also invites listeners to join him in the lab to talk about what is coming soon!
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.
Dave Yarin is a compliance and risk management consultant, and he shares a story of how good leaders can make horrible mistakes by ignoring the warning signs, and what they can do to prevent these mistakes.
Bob talks about Quora and his venture through what he calls “Facebook for the intelligentsia”. The discussion centers around things he saw there included a discussion around the best things you can do on the first ninety days on the job. First impressions are important, but there are strategies you can take before you ever get to day one.