August 14, 2018

How to Stop Conspiracy Theorist Gossips

What can you do to stop conspiracy theorists from running the gossip mill at your company? Cynthia Wang, a clinical professor of management and organizations at the Kellogg School and a team of researchers, looked into why people start and spread conspiracy theories.

August 12, 2018

Manage Smarter 33 – Sharon Smith: Cybersecurity Basics for Managers

Sharon Smith has an extensive background in cybersecurity, She is passionate about helping organizations improve their security posture through hiring and retaining top security talent along with helping security executives lead strong teams and create a culture of security in their organizations. In episode 33, we discuss: ways some managers fall short and the damage it could cause, how to build a company culture oriented around cybersecurity and preventative measures to secure mail and data systems.

August 5, 2018

Manage Smarter 32 – Cy Wakeman: Ditching Drama and Entitlement

Cy Wakeman is a drama researcher, global thought-leader, and New York Times best-selling author who is recognized for cultivating a counter-intuitive, reality-based approach to leadership. In episode 32, we discuss: Cy's definition of drama, and the effects on the workplace, acceptable ways to react to drama that has been created and how to hire low drama employees.

July 22, 2018

Manage Smarter 30 – Carter Cast: Avoiding Career Failures, Plus How to Compete with Amazon

Carter Cast is a business professor at Northwestern University, venture capitalist and the author of the award-winning book, The Right (and Wrong) Stuff: How Brilliant Careers are Made - and Unmade.  Business Insider  called it "one of 17 must-read books for 2018." Also a venture partner at Pritzker Group Venture Capital, Cast has played pivotal roles are some of the most iconic consumer brands including Walmart.com, PepsiCo and Frito-Lay. In episode 30, we discuss: why good people sometimes sabotage their own career, the five archetypes of career self-sabotage, how small businesses and digital companies can co-exist and compete with Amazon.

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