John Mattone, JohnMattonePartners, Inc. – Leveraging leadership potential.

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John Mattone, president of JohnMattonePartners, Inc. reviews insights from his new book “Intelligent Leadership:  what you need to know to unlock your full potential”.   Drawing on decades of experience and research advising, coaching and developing leaders, John outlines factors that frequently derail high potential employees.   Noting that “success is often the first step to failure”, John details actions leaders can take to build on their strengths while managing potential fatal flaws.

To quote John, “opportunity breeds distraction”.  Focus on what matters to ensure your leadership opportunities bring success – this week on Business Execution Radio.

Dr. Ken Blanchard, Ken Blanchard Companies – Ego, self-esteem and performance

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Dr. Ken Blanchard, Chief Spiritual Officer for Ken Blanchard companies shares insights into underlying characteristics and methods for effective leadership.   Dr. Blanchard is one of the most influential management researchers over the past 40 years, having written dozens of best-selling books about employee performance and leadership effectiveness.   He directly addresses the role that ego, self-esteem and self-worth play in leadership.  Dr. Blanchard also provides several simple yet powerful suggestions on how to improve employee performance through ongoing dialogue.

Find out why false pride is damaging to business operations, and why we should not judge self-worth based solely on our performance and the opinions of others.    These and many other intriguing insights into leadership effectiveness can be gained by listening to Dr. Ken Blanchard – this week on Business Execution Radio.

 

Andrew Munro, AM Azure Consulting – Succession management, what works and what doesn’t work

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Andrew Munro, Director of AM Azure Consulting reviewed a 10 year research study looking at the impact succession management had on business performance of over 60 large organizations.   Succession management was associated with business success, but not in the way you might think.  Using formal succession methods like competency models, nine box reviews, and leadership training programs had no relationship to business performance.   In contrast, active leadership involvement in talent discussions, coaching and development of employees, and focus on building succession for technical roles all had a significant impact on business outcomes.

Andrew notes that it is not having the tools that make succession work, it is how the tools are used. Companies often fool themselves by putting succession tools in place and falsely thinking they’ve created effective succession management. To learn what makes the difference listen to Andrew Munro, this week on Business Execution Radio.

Scott Blanchard, Ken Blanchard Companies – Creating purpose driven performance through situational leadership

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Scott Blanchard, Principal at Ken Blanchard Companies discusses the results of over 40 years of research studying leadership capacity and how to create it. He explains that leadership is really about two things: task management or “what people are doing” and relationship management or “how people are feeling”. Both sides are needed for effective leadership and performance suffers when managers over stress one or the other. Balancing task and relationship management is particularly critical for fully  unlocking the creative potential of employees.

Great leaders balance their actions to fit the situation. Find out how to do this by listening to Scott Blanchard, this week on Business Execution Radio.

Janet Polach, In the Lead – How much do generational differences affect workforce attitudes?

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Dr. Janet Polach, President of “In the Lead” consulting discusses research comparing differences across generations vs. differences across people based on career stages.   What she found is how old you are is far more important than when you were born.   Or to put it another way, the work expectations of people entering the workforce today are largely the same as the expectations you had when you were entering the workforce, but they often seem different because you’re not in that career stage anymore.     Dr. Polach emphasizes that what career development stage people are in does matter a lot in terms of work expectations.    These expectations correlate with age, but not with the year people were born.

Companies now employ workers in at least four different stages of career development, and what these workers want is much different from one stage to another.  Find out why differences associated with career development stages are far more meaningful than generational differences  and what you can do to manage them – this week on Business Execution Radio.

Do you have what it takes to lead?  Are you sure?   Make sure you’ve got what it takes to be a fully effective leader by listening to Dr. Janet Polach – this week on Business Execution Radio.

Lisa Mahlum, Verifications Inc. – Transitioning employees into new roles

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Lisa Mahlum, Vice President, Global Alliances & Cloud Strategy at Verifications, Inc. explains the challenges and best practices associated with transitioning employees into new positions.   Employee transitions fall into three broad areas:  onboarding of external new hires, internal promotions and transfers of existing employees, and mass job changes associated with acquisitions and workforce restructuring.  All three areas pose significant risks to employee engagement, productivity and retention.   Lisa Mahlum explains what the critical issues are in each of these areas and how to address them.

Changing job roles is rarely a stress free experience.  Poorly managed employee transitions significantly decrease productivity and increase workforce costs.  Learn what it takes to manage transitions smoothly and effectively – this week on Business Execution Radio.

Do you have what it takes to lead?  Are you sure?   Make sure you’ve got what it takes to be a fully effective leader by listening to Lisa Mahlum – this week on Business Execution Radio.

Dr. Steven T. Hunt, SuccessFactors, an SAP company – Another year of Business Execution Radio

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Dr. Steven T. Hunt, SuccessFactors, an SAP company – Another year of Business Execution Radio
Dr. Steve Hunt, Senior Director of Customer Value Research for SuccessFactors and host of Business Execution Radio highlights some memorable episodes from 2012.  We’re coming up on 5 years of Business Execution Radio with almost 120 episodes.   2012 once again included a wide range of intriguing and useful insights related to workforce productivity and business execution.

What better way to celebrate the holidays than to sit by the fire, drink hot chocolate and reminisce of past successes while listening to your favorite episodes of Business Execution Radio.  Hear some of Steve’s picks from 2012 – this week on Business Execution Radio.

Dr. Charles Handler, Rocket Hire – What’s next in staffing and employee selection

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Dr. Charles Handler, founder and President of Rocket Hire shares insights into the next wave of tools designed to improve the accuracy of staffing decisions.   Dr. Handler points out that the fundamental design of most staffing assessments has not changed much in the past 5 years, but increase access to data about candidate attributes and employee performance is leading to more use of statistical techniques to guide recruiting and hiring decisions.   He also shares examples of staffing and selection processes that are in place now that simply did not exist a few years ago.

Are you  interested in keeping up with advances in empirically based analytical staffing methods?   If your answer is “yes” then do yourself and favor and listen to Dr. Charles Handler – this week on Business Execution Radio.

Do you have what it takes to lead?  Are you sure?   Make sure you’ve got what it takes to be a fully effective leader by listening to Dr. Charles Handler – this week on Business Execution Radio.

Dr. Jason Taylor, PeopleAnswers – Applying big data to HR decision making

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Dr. Jason Taylor, Chief Science Officer for PeopleAnswers explains what is meant by the concept of “big data”  and how it is being applied to human resource decision making.   Advances in technology are allowing companies to amass large amounts of data about employee performance.    Using statistical techniques, this data can be used to develop highly detailed performance profiles that increase the accuracy of staffing, development, and promotion decisions.  Jason explains how this works and what is required to do it well.

Big data is often touted as the next big thing.  Find out why by listening to Dr. Jason Taylor this week on Business Execution Radio.

Do you have what it takes to lead?  Are you sure?   Make sure you’ve got what it takes to be a fully effective leader by listening to Dr. Jason Taylor – this week on Business Execution Radio.

Guy Greenbaum – Impact of e-learning on knowledge and career management

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Guy Greenbaum, an “E-learning strategist” discusses how technology is radically changing training and career development. He explores the impact of technology on three aspects of learning: rapid creation of personalized user driven content, using intelligent search engines that suggest resources based on multiple points of information about the learner, and changes in the structure of e-learning technology that make content far more accessible than it ever has been before.

Guy’s points have significant implications for how companies structure learning management and career development processes so they can evolve over time to fit a radically changing technological landscape. If you wonder what learning will be like in 5 years then you will want to listen to Guy Greenbaum – this week on Business Execution Radio.

Do you have what it takes to lead?  Are you sure?   Make sure you’ve got what it takes to be a fully effective leader by listening to Guy Greenbaum – this week on Business Execution Radio.