In the aftermath of the New York Times article on the work culture at retailing giant Amazon, Bob talks about the details of the article, Amazon’s Fourteen Leadership Points, and CEO Jeff Bezos’ response to the article. There is also a rebuttal post to the NYT article from a current employee.
Communication is always noted as a key trait of successful leaders, but it is important to remember that there are often important conversations we need to have within our more intimate relationships. Bob and Alex talk about advice for dealing with your entrepreneurial partner.
Effective leadership can be undermined by the presence of toxic people within their organization and on their team. Leaders have to be able to recognize these folks and keep them away. Bob and Alex talk about what these people look like.
Bob and Alex discuss an article from Travis Bradberry on office policies that can kill the momentum of a team if not the organization.
Bob and Alex talk about the worst type of leadership, the type that is so bad that people actually quit them, rather than quitting the job itself.
Co host Alex Mossa gives a frank interview on her thoughts on making the decision to leave her current full time job and free-lance in her passion.
Bob talks about the circumstances surrounding folks that have just lost their jobs and are out on the street. They will hopefully have support from may areas, but their are some key things they need to be doing as well.
The conversation on stress continues as Bob and Alex talk about how to handle the conflict with the people around us. One report says that workers spend over three hours a week dealing with it. This does not sound alike a lot perhaps, but it does put a real damper on your productivity and your success.
Bob and Alex talk about how leaders need to be ready to handle the behaviors that are just totally unexpected. Alex talks about her experience as a bartender and Bob says that instances of this can be demonstrations of a lack of self awareness which is part of emotional intelligence.