042 From McKinsey: The Key Points For Successful Transformation Are What We have Been talking About All Along

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.

041 Leadership Lessons From Game of Thrones

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.

014 Millennials as Leaders Face Their Own Set of Challenges

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.

022 Stress Recovery in the Workplace for Leaders and Workers Alike

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.

037 Skills a Leader Will Need in the First Days of Their NEXT Job

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.

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