Category: Agility/Adaptivity for Managers

Do You Possess These Disruptive Leadership Traits?

Steve Jobs, Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos have all been lauded as disruptive leaders. These individuals share characteristics that helped them create change. Do you have these characteristics?

How to Change Mindset and Culture to Stay Agile

Are there best practices for staying agile in a constantly changing business environment? Baba Prasad, CEO of the Vivékin Group believes so.

Manage Smarter 22 — Jon Zellner: Managing in Large Organizations

Jon Zellner is Executive Vice President of Programming Operations for iHeartMedia, overseeing national programming, sales integration, operations, and communication to 860 radio stations in 158 markets serving 271 million monthly listeners. Before joining iHeartMedia, Jon was SVP of Programming for Sirius XM overseeing 100+ channels. In episode 22, we discuss managing in large corporate environments, managing remote employees and the constant need for reinvention.

Manage Smarter 19 — Tom Peters: The Excellence Dividend

Tom Peters is a best-selling author and world renowned expert on business management practices. Peters is co-author of In Search of Excellence—the book that changed the way the world does business, and often tagged as the best business book ever. In episode 19, we discuss: Tom's new book — The Excellence Dividend, how to avoid being replaced by technology, the characteristics of a successful team and the critical need for soft skills mastery by managers at all levels.

Is Your Culture Suffering from Too Much Niceness?

Deliberate changes in corporate culture have improved the workplace for many employees. But, there’s a big downside to the warm and open culture at many cultures – shared information bias.

Are Your Blind Spots Limiting Your Company’s Growth?

Following years of revenue and team building, you may finally be in a position to step back from managing day-to-day operations. To bring your company to the next level, it’s time for you to engage in strategic planning. Not everyone makes this transition successfully.

Here's Why Your Team Needs Agility Training

Is agility one of the buzz words zooming around your company these days? Everyone agrees they need to have it. Hardly anyone agrees on how to get it.

Does Your Management Manifesto Need a Refresh?

Recently, Google updated its management manifesto. The company's findings may surprise you.

Embracing Failure as a Mentor: How it Impacts Your Employees

The great Winston Churchill once said that success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm. A true leader, therefore embracing failure, learns the lessons taught by setbacks and continues until they succeed.

How to Lead an Agile Revolution at Your Company

In their new book, Talent Wins, Dominic Barton, Dennis Carey and Ram Charan argue that the speed of business today requires agility in the c‑suite. Here’s what they mean.

Manage Smarter 06 — Merrick Rosenberg: Adapting to and Working with Complex Personalities

Merrick Rosenberg is the CEO of Take Flight Learning and author of the book "The Chameleon: Life-Changing Wisdom for Anyone Who Has a Personality or Knows Someone Who Does." In episode 06, we discuss why the most successful managers are the most flexible and most adaptable — especially when it comes to communication, how managers tend to create an environment in which they thrive, rather than their team members, and a new way to train employees on DISC assessments that everyone will understand.

Adaptability: A Lifehack for Leadership

The concept of adaptability, as developed by Dr. Michael O’Connor, co-author of The Platinum Rule®, is a two-part process: flexibility and versatility.

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