The Five Voices in Your Company and How to Lead Them

The Five Voices in Your Company and How to Lead Them

http://traffic.libsyn.com/leadwithastory/LWAS_106.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSSIf you’ve ever tried to use Myers Briggs in your organization, you know the problem with it. It’s just too complicated. Most people can’t remember which of the 16 personality types they are, or what difference it would make even if they could. My…

Leaders Have No Rules

Leaders Have No Rules

http://traffic.libsyn.com/leadwithastory/Lead_with_a_Story_104.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSSThis week I got the chance to chat with Kevin Kruse, the founder and CEO of LEADx, a company that offers a leadership development platform powered by artificial intelligence. He’s a New York Times bestselling author, host of the LEADx podcast, and he has a new book…

Employee to Entrepreneur

Employee to Entrepreneur

http://traffic.libsyn.com/leadwithastory/LWAS_101.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSSHave you ever considered quitting your corporate job and starting your own business? Most of us have thought about it a little. But not as much as Steve Glaveski has. Steve’s the CEO and Co-founder of an innovation accelerator in Melbourne, Australia, and the…

My 6 Favorite Leadership Metaphors and 2 Methods to Create Your Own

My 6 Favorite Leadership Metaphors and 2 Methods to Create Your Own

http://traffic.libsyn.com/leadwithastory/LWAS_100.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSSWhen my then son Matthew came home from his first day of fifth grade, he announced, “I’m going to learn to play the euphonium!” I said, “That’s great!” Then I sheepishly added, “Uh, what’s a euphonium?” In response, he just matter-of-factly said, “It’s like…

Long-Term Strategic Planning Doesn't Have to Be Boring

Long-Term Strategic Planning Doesn't Have to Be Boring

http://traffic.libsyn.com/leadwithastory/LWAS_099.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSSSometimes a long-term vision is so lofty or so aggressive it comes across as an unachievable dream, instead of a realistic vision. If that’s the case with your vision, congratulations on having such a worthy idea! But if people don’t believe your vision will…

Un-Stuffing the Stuffed Shirts

Un-Stuffing the Stuffed Shirts

http://traffic.libsyn.com/leadwithastory/LWAS_098.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSSIt’s lonely at the top. Or, so I’ve heard. And the reason is that senior executives are often viewed as unapproachable and impersonal. And in a military setting where officers have to send troops into deadly combat, that irreproachable stature is probably necessary. But…

You're a Leader, Not a Comedian -- You Can't Get Away With That

You're a Leader, Not a Comedian -- You Can't Get Away With That

http://traffic.libsyn.com/leadwithastory/LWAS_097.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSSIt’s okay to be funny in the office. In fact, I think a sense of humor is critical to success in life and work. But at work, you’re a leader, not a comedian. You don’t have the same latitude as a stand-up comic on stage. And…