019 Maren Hogan Shares Her Leadership Journey from the Newsroom to Red Branch Media

Maren Hogan, CEO of Red Branch Media and publisher of Marenated, the blog at Red Branch, comes to Labrador Leadership to talk with Bob about leadership and her own leadership journey. Her own experiences as a chief marketing officer highlight her emerging leadership skills that have brought her to the top of Red Branch.

010 Crush the Critical Skill of Giving (and Receiving) Feedback!

Bob and Alex are both snowed in and take the time to chat about assessments. Bob suggests that in the past we probably had a switch on the sides of out heads since we so freely create feedback. Getting better at this can be learned. There are good habits that should be reinforced, the most basic of which is not giving feedback only once a year. There should no surprises in annual performance reviews. As much as some leaders have to learn how to give feedback, a much broader segment including those leaders have to learn how to receive feedback. The use of assessment circles is an opportunity to practice recognizing how you feel and to observe how others react.

054 Leadership Learned From Directing the Choir

Bob and Alex review some research during which executives are put in front of the choir with a baton and told to lead them. What they learned was that there is often a simultaneous need for leading like an introvert and an extrovert. There is the creation of a kind of ambidextrous leadership.

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