Category Archives: Leadership

Let’s Get Radical podcast – Building Collaboration interview

Teams can make or break your company or organization. In this episode, we talk with leadership development consultant Steffan Surdek about building strong and efficient teams and how to leverage those elements for success. Join us as we talk with Steffan about his experience working with businesses as he shares some of his favorite stories and lessons.

Small business owners and creative freelancers, get ready. Let’s Get Radical is not your typical business radio show. Jody Padar and Liz Gold take a peek into your company’s financial underwear drawer with an insightful and compassionate eye. You’ll get tips and tricks, strategies and guidance and straight talk on how to get more radical with your practices and policies and reap the rewards. They talk technology, tools, attitudes and passion. They interview those who have done it and are learning to do it now. They talk about how business is changing and operating from the mindset of abundance. This show is for small business owners and creative freelancers like you who are looking for answers with a radical approach and fun. Jody and Liz dislodge the stodgy and energize you to take your business, whatever you do, to the next level. Let’s Get Radical is broadcast live every Tuesday at 8 AM Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Business Channel.

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The Unstoppable Coach podcast – Coaching in Corporate

Come take a listen to this episode of the Unstoppable Coach podcast when I talk about coaching in the corporate world as well as a variety of other topics!

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Be Fearless Of Failure And Start Learning By Doing – forbes.com

One topic I often find myself discussing these days is learning by doing. Cultures that value continuous improvement encourage experimentation. They also encourage people to fail fast so they can learn fast. But this idea is scary to those working in cultures who believe that failure is not an option.

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How To Make Your Leadership More Powerful With Loop Learning – forbes.com

As leaders, it’s very difficult to create change in our organizations. One of the biggest problems is that over time, we forget what drives our change and what progress we’re making. When we work with our teams, change sometimes feels to them as if it lacks structure and meaning.

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The Surprising Baggage You’re Carrying As A Leader – forbes.com

Over the last five or six years, I played hockey in different garage leagues, usually very late at night. Hockey is a very fast-paced sport, and even if we were “just playing for fun,” there were nights when players behaved recklessly, causing frustration to ramp up and making the game less fun. I often wondered what the difference was between a good clean game and a really rough night.

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Q&A: Should You Hire An Overqualified Candidate? 14 Things To Consider – forbes.com

In today’s economy, it has become increasingly common for overqualified candidates to apply for a position that is below their skill set. While overqualified applicants bring obvious advantages, such as rich experience, leadership potential or a reduced learning curve, many businesses are wary of hiring them for fear they might be difficult to manage or jump ship as soon as a more attractive job offer comes along.

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How Could More Authentic Love Fuel Your Leadership? – forbes.com

One of the recurring themes in my life in the last few months has been the place of love in leadership. I work with many clients who, when I bring up the topic in conversation, find this concept to be a bit shocking and jarring. There seems to be a notion that love — authentically caring and nurturing the people you lead along with providing them unconditional support — does not mix well with the realities of the business world.

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Q&A: 15 Ways You Can Encourage Clients To Buy Without Turning Them Off – forbes.com

Everyone has missed opportunities or sales leads that fell through. Perhaps you had a client who dithered, not really understanding what you can offer despite your best efforts to communicate your services. Or maybe you gave out your strongest pitch only to lose the lead after the heat of the meeting had passed.

How do you ensure a client selects your services, without pushing them away? Fifteen experts from Forbes Coaches Council offer their best techniques for gently encouraging clients to pick you.

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