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Being a manager, or boss, is not easy. Managers need to balance their workload and inspire their team to do their best work. It takes patience, tenacity, grit, even humor to juggle the demands of being the boss.

So, I thought it was important to take time to look at what makes a great boss. I invited author and consultant Gary Magenta, VP of Root. Root is a boutique consultancy that focuses on “strategy execution through people.”® They do phenomenal work in helping organizations set strategy through highly engaging practices.

In this interview, Gary and I use his book The Unbossy Boss to explore the elements to being a better boss that unlocks the potential in people.

We’ll discuss the key secret to being a great boss. Be sure to listen for the secret. We unveil it at the beginning of the interview. 

Share your questions or suggestions for future guests by emailing Shawn at shawn [at] switchandshift [dot] com.

If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a rating and comment. 

On to the show.

Direct download: 89_Gary_Magenta__The_Secret_to_Being_a_Better_Boss.mp3
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Growth as a leader is a continuous process. You never arrive as a leader fully informed and done with your development. The most influential leaders, in the long run, are those who continually position themselves to learn.

This pursuit of results is marked by a constant inquiry of who we are, who we need to become and who we need to stop being.

With this in mind, I asked executive coach, Bill Bliss to join the show. Bill has a new book out Success in the C-Suite: Top Seven Strategies for Extraordinary Achievement.

Share your questions or suggestions for future guests by emailing Shawn at shawn [at] switchandshift [dot] com. If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a rating and comment.

On to the show.

Direct download: 88_Bill_Bliss__Strategies_for_Extraordinary_Achievement.mp3
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Happiness in the workplace is a hot topic right now. In large part because businesses have not created the conditions to help employees do their best work.

While happiness, or other positive states, is important, it's only part of the equation for success. Psychologist and scientist Todd Kashdan has researched the benefits of the dark sides of our moods and personalities. Todd believes we need to tap into both our positive and dark side to drive success and achieve greater fulfillment.

We've got a great interview lined up. Grab something to take notes. More great wisdom coming your way.

Share your questions or suggestions for future guests by emailing Shawn at shawn [at] switchandshift [dot] com.

If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a rating and comment.

On to the show.


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