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Best of the IdeaCast

Featuring Jeff Bezos, Howard Schultz, Francis Ford Coppola, Maya Angelou, Nancy Koehn, Rob Goffee, Gareth Jones, Cathy Davidson, and Mark Blyth.

How Unusual CEOs Drive Value

William Thorndike, investor and author of "The Outsiders," looks at some less-known but more effective executives.

Managing Up: What Is It & How To Do It Right [Aired 3/25/14]

In this episode of Career Q&A, J.T. explains exactly what managing up is and how to go about doing it the correct way so you can have great results. Here is an article that J.T. wrote about this process. You can find it HERE   The post Managing Up: What Is It & How To Do It Right [Aired 3/25/14] appeared first on CAREEREALISM.

#089: 4 Difficult Sentences for Leaders (And Why You Must Get Good at Saying Them) [Podcast]

Many words in the English language are difficult. In fact, there’s even a Dictionary of Difficult Words, but none are more difficult than the ones in the four sentences I share in this episode. If you are going to lead well, you have to get proficient in the use of these sentences. And, I’ll tell […]

How to increase your income–Stacking Benjamins #45

Do you want to make more money? Sure! We all do! Ahh, Sally Struthers. (I know, I’m dating myself with that.) Anyway, on this episode of Stacking Benjamins, not only do you get to hear me talk about hair, you get to learn inside tips from Barbara Friedberg and Greg McFarlane on how to increase you income. Plus […]

How To Job Search While You’re Employed [Aired 3/18/14]

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#088: What CEOs and Other Leaders Must Do to Create a Values-Driven Organization

My first big corporate job came with lots of perks. But after just a few weeks, I noticed some disturbing behavior among my peers and the company’s leadership. I eventually came to the conclusion that my values just didn’t sync with the company’s. We were on a collision course. I knew I had to find […]

#087: How to Monetize Your Platform [Podcast]

When I started building my platform, it never occurred to me to make money from it. When someone suggested I start accepting advertising, I resisted because I thought (erroneously) it would compromise my integrity. Then I realized that all professional creatives charge for their work. In fact, this is what separates the professionals from the […]

#086: What to Do When You Feel Overwhelmed [Podcast]

Today, I was thinking back to perhaps the busiest time in my career: the first few months right after I left Thomas Nelson, almost three years ago. At that time, I was spending all day, every day buried in administrative detail—responding to emails, making travel plans, and filling out expense reports. Finally, I decided I […]

#084: Why Effective Leaders Cannot Afford to Be Easily Offended [Podcast]

As a leader, you are going to draw fire. People will criticize you. Some will second-guess your decisions. Others will impute motives that aren’t there. A few will falsely accuse you. If you are going to be effective as a leader, you can’t afford to be easily offended. Don’t take the bait! Nothing will derail […]

How the U.S. Can Regain its Edge

Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations, says the U.S. can remain a global leader only if it addresses issues at home.

#083: 5 Strategies for Becoming a Better Conversationalist [Podcast]

Great conversations are a balance of give and take like a ping pong match. You wait for the ball to come over the net, then you hit it back to the person on the other side. Then you do it all over again—and on it goes. This is an essential leadership skill and one that […]

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