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.
The establishing of an authentic sense of trust is critical to the success of any leader and entrepreneur. Bob and Alex talk bout why trust is really the secret word. After a sidebar into the history of Groucho Marx explaining the nature of the secret word, Bob says trust is wired into ethics, integrity, and confidence.
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.
Bob talks about the concept of Servant Leadership and what the traits of good servant leaders are. He points out that many of these traits are among those considered important for all types of leaders, and how servant leadership can create the relationships that a great leader needs to foster.
Frank Gustafson, recently named one of the top influencers among business podcasts and host of Lead Like a Marine and The Leader's Bookshelf sits down with Bob to share his experiences and compare notes on leadership.
Bob shares a list of fourteen steps to follow in life and work that will help leaders keep their bearings on true north.
Bob and Alex talk about the wildly popular photoblog Humans of New York and the leadership lessons to be learned from Brandon Stanton. His Facebook page has well over 15 million likes, but there are leadership lessons to be learned from his art and his approach.
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.
Bob continues the leadership discussion in the context of project management with a look at the qualities of communication that are needed.
Bob talks about the comparison of core leadership skills and those that are needed in the realm of project management.