Bob shares a list of fourteen steps to follow in life and work that will help leaders keep their bearings on true north.
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 talk about the fact that in spite of all of our intentions and efforts focussed on becoming a better leader, sometimes we want to improve our financial gains. The path to that goal is simpler and less daunting than you may think.
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.
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.
Having spent time discussing getting yourself through finding yourself on the street and working through a job search, Bob talks today about the things you as a leader absolutely don’t want to do your first few days on the job.
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.