Category: Agility/Adaptivity for Managers

Manage Smarter 95: Repackaging Yourself to Look Like a Leader

Sylvia di Giusto is a "People Packaging" executive image consultant and trainer and the author of The Image of Leadership. In this episode, we discuss: Top tips to make a powerful first impression; Defining what you want to be known for to communicate that; How to find out how others perceive you vs. what you imagine that to be; Digital first impressions/Digital Footprints and how to influence what’s in it.

How To Manage Successfully During an Acquisition

Few events shake an organization and employees’ confidence in managers more than a merger or acquisition. All of the rules, spoken and unspoken, that employees have been following are suddenly in flux.

Manage Smarter 86: How Women Can Advance to the C‑Suite

This the the second part of a two part interview with Tricia Benn is the Executive Vice-President of the C‑Suite Network and General Manager of The Hero Club, an invitation-only membership organization for CEOs, founders, and investors. As Global Chief Marketing & Strategy Officer and U.S. Managing Director within MDC Partners, a $3 billion global holding company, Benn’s leadership drove double digit growth year-over-year and new contracts with some of the most important impact players in the world. In this episode, we discuss: Managing negative responses to other C‑Suiters; Choice Sets – Use them!; Avoiding unconscious bias; Vulnerability and how it plays into moving up; and #1 Tip on what to focus on to succeed.

Manage Smarter 85: Bridging the C‑Suite Gender Gap

The first of a two part interview with Tricia Benn is the Executive Vice-President of the C‑Suite Network and General Manager of The Hero Club, an invitation-only membership organization for CEOs, founders, and investors. As Global Chief Marketing & Strategy Officer and U.S. Managing Director within MDC Partners, a $3 billion global holding company, Benn’s leadership drove double digit growth year-over-year and new contracts with some of the most important impact players in the world. In this episode, we discuss: Tips for C‑Suite women on how to compete; what executive women need to start doing and stop doing; The Hero Leadership Model; and
playing on the same playing field to bridge the gender gap.

Manage Smarter 84: Mergers & Acquisitions — Managing Through Major Change

Tom Ray is the Executive Vice President of Jim Doyle and Associates. He is also the author of Amazon best seller, Branding is OUT, Results are IN! Lessons for the LOCAL Advertiser and is an expert in local advertising and media media — an industry with a high amount of mergers and acquisitions. In this episode, we discuss: what you should do with your department and team in a merger or acquisition; how to get MORE out of your people amid the stress and chaos; how to use major change within your organization for leverage; and coping with and managing the major company culture change that follows

Why Your Past Organizational Changes Failed and How You Can Succeed This Time

Leaders who want to avoid repeating past failures don’t tell anyone anything. They ask people to tell them if and how their plan for change feels different in an attempt to learn.”

How to Improve Outcomes for Your Next Big Investment

Fix it and forget it” might be a motto you can apply to some tasks in your personal life. Don’t make the mistake of using this philosophy to run your business.

Have You Applied the Nudge Theory to Your Organization’s Leaders?

The leaders in your organization are likely doing well. But, do you suspect they could be doing a little better?

Effectively Leading Organizational Change

As a leader, the decision to make organizational, structural or strategic changes to keep up with the changing marketplace is the easy part. It is much more challenging to convince people to get on board or follow your lead.

Don't Be Afraid To Change

It was Benjamin Franklin who said that nothing in this world is certain except death or taxes. But in reality, we should really add change to that list.

What to do about the Mad Hatter in Your Organization

The Hatter in Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is sometimes called the Mad Hatter. Do you know why? And do you know why having an employee who behaves like a Mad Hatter in your organization is a managerial call-to-action?

Manage Smarter 61: Learning from Past Management Mistakes

Tabitha Laser is an accomplished professional with an extensive background in organizational culture in companies such as BP, 3M, and CH2Mis and others. Her upcoming book, Organization Culture Killers, addresses how to build a path that tomorrow’s leaders can follow in order to avoid the mistakes of their predecessors. In this episode, we discuss how to build a path tomorrow’s leaders can use to avoid mistakes of predecessors and how managers should analyze what happened prior to taking over.

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