company culture

#24 - Five Characteristics of Effective Leaders, with Robert MacPhee

#24 - Five Characteristics of Effective Leaders, with Robert MacPhee

Robert MacPhee is CEO of Excellent Decisions. In this episode we discuss 5 characteristics of effective leaders and how those characteristics determine whether a leader is successful or not. We also discuss specific examples of how those characteristics are displayed and a few real examples of business leaders we admire. Robert is an author, consultant, and facilitator of excellent decisions, you can learn more about his work at www.excellentdecisions.com.

#22 - Old School Fund Management, with Neil Hennessy

#22 - Old School Fund Management, with Neil Hennessy

Neil Hennessy is a nationally recognized and respected asset manager, ranking among Barron's Top 100 Mutual Fund Managers for many years, and he is a frequent guest/contributor in national financial media. In this episode explains how he started Hennessy Advisors and Hennessy Funds, how he operates his businesses, and his analysis of the stock market today. Learn more about Neil at www.hennessyfunds.com

#20 - Radical Candor, Emotional Intelligence, and the Water Bottle Trick, with Marcus Bigelow of Convene

#20 - Radical Candor, Emotional Intelligence, and the Water Bottle Trick, with Marcus Bigelow of Convene

Listen as Marcus Bigelow, Executive Coach with Convene, shares his knowledge, tips, and tricks for leaders. He has worked with a variety of business executives and organizational leaders in the for-profit and non-profit realms and in this podcast episode he discusses the four required traits of effective leaders.

#19 - Write-ups & the Performance Improvement Process (“PIP”)

#19 - Write-ups & the Performance Improvement Process (“PIP”)

One of the biggest mistakes leaders make is neglecting to hold their employees accountable. When someone is not performing up to company standards you must implement a Performance Improvement Process (PIP). In this episode, David shares a few stories of clients who failed to properly correct employee behavior with a PIP, then goes on to describe what a PIP is, why it is important, and how to implement it.

#18 - How to Use and Benefit from an Employee Referral Program

#18 - How to Use and Benefit from an Employee Referral Program

In a recent blog post called Pay a Bounty for Superstars, David discussed the advantages of employee referral programs. Listen to this episode to learn how a referral program can encourage your employees to network more, find great candidates for open positions, and become impromptu ambassadors for your company. David will tell you how to start and maintain a referral program and incentivize your team to cultivate a talent pool for you.

#17 - The Best Way to Recognize Employees, with David Russell, CEO of Manage 2 Win

#17 - The Best Way to Recognize Employees, with David Russell, CEO of Manage 2 Win

What is “employee recognition” and why is it important? What are the best ways to recognize employees? How do companies fail at recognizing their employees?

David Russell is our CEO and Senior Consultant at Manage 2 Win. He is an author, speaker, consultant, and co-host of the podcast. In today’s episode we discuss the importance of recognizing employees properly, how companies often fail at complimenting or thanking employees, why recognition and gratitude are so powerful, and how you can boost your culture with a successful recognition program. Also, check out David’s recent blog post about this very topic.