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.

A Leadership Take On Plausible Deniability in College Basketball | Labrador Leadership Podcast 081

Bob talks today about the leadership and the concept of plausible deniability. This is in light of the recent news out of the University of Louisville that recruits and players attended parties at which girls were available for sex that had been paid for by a team graduate assistance coach.

Leadership at Amazon and the Conflict of Values and Action in the Face of Success | Labrador Leadership Podcast 071

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.

The Key Communication That Leaders Need to Have…With Their Partner | Labrador Leadership Podcast Episode 068

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.

063 Leaders Need to Keep Toxic People At Arms Length From Their Team…and Themselves

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.

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