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I'm apprehensive in using generational labels as it inevitably leads to stereotypes. There is no such thing as a positive stereotype. Stereotypes are short cuts to understanding. The shortcut relies on mass generalizations that prevent true understanding of people.

So, in this interview I'm talking with author and consultant Lee Caraher about Millennials or Gen Y. I'll specifically avoid questions that attempt to label Gen Y. Rather, we'll focus on what are the best ways to work with the generation that is changing the way we think and lead people, not just Millennials.

Get ready to take notes. More great wisdom coming your way.

If you enjoy Work That Matters, please rate the podcast.

For show suggestions, please email Shawn Murphy at shawn@switchandshift.com.

Direct download: 105_Leading_and_Working_with_Millennial_Employees_with_LeeCaraher.mp3
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Despite the proliferation and integration of technology into our lives, there’s seemingly an increased need for human to human interaction. Businesses that can harness the inherent values of a more human-centered approach to generate value and partner with their employees and stakeholders will have a competitive advantage over those businesses that disregard the human to human mentality.

This episodes guest is CEO Bryan Kramer. Bryan is the co-founder of Pure Matter, an award winning brand-marketing agency in Silicon Valley.  

He is the author of the delicious manifest Human to Human.

Get ready to take notes. More great wisdom coming your way.

If you enjoy Work That Matters, please rate the podcast.

For show suggestions, please email Shawn Murphy at shawn@switchandshift.com.

Direct download: 104_Harnessing_Human_Centered_Interaction_with_BryanKramer.mp3
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For many of you, public speaking is like the opening of Eminem's Lose Yourself: "Palms are sweaty, knees weak, arms are heavy." It's a major source of fear.

Like anything you fear you can overcome it. Speaking in front of any audience is for many a part of the job.

So, how do you overcome fear and anxiety and give a killer presentation? That's what this episode covers.

My guest is Matt Abrahams. He is a lecturer at Stanford Graduate School of Business and Business Partner at Bold Echo, a communication solutions organization. He's also the author of Speaking Up without Freaking Out.

Get ready to take notes. More great wisdom coming your way.

If you enjoy Work That Matters, please rate the podcast.

For show suggestions, please email Shawn Murphy at shawn@switchandshift.com.

Direct download: 103_Presenting_without_Freaking_Out_with_Matt_Abrahams.mp3
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Your potential to grow is linked, in part, to how resilient you are. Resilience is getting a lot of attention these days, and for good reason. In today’s demanding world and work realities, resilience is key to doing work that matters.

Resilience is also about helping you be your best self in your life.

In this episode, award-winning author/speaker Eileen McDargh walks us through her work on resilience and her latest book Your Resiliency GPS.

Get ready to take notes. More great wisdom coming your way.

If you enjoy Work That Matters, please rate the podcast.

For show suggestions, please email Shawn Murphy at shawn@switchandshift.com.

Direct download: 102_How_to_Be_More_Resilient_with_macdarling.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:35pm PDT

Too often leaders rely on usual suspects—the people they repeatedly turn to for the most important work. Consequently good team members go overlooked. They're hidden. This episode of Work That Matters looks at this phenomenon, the four facets of hidden leadership, and its impact to the business and people.

My guest is Scott Edinger of the Edinger Group.

Get ready to take notes, more great wisdom coming your way.

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For show suggestions, please email Shawn Murphy at shawn@switchandshift.com.

Direct download: 101_Discover_Hidden_Leaders_in_Your_Business_with_ScottKEdinger.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

Prognosticators have been predicting the future of work for some time. Some take a very futuristic approach envisioning how, when and where robots will take over more of human jobs. While that's fun, some of it I find, frankly, dystopian and unrealistic.

To predict the future of anything, those in that field of practice need to account for the role of human spirit. And it's this point that makes me curious about what my guest today sees unfolding in our workplace.

Today's guest is Bill Jensen, CEO of the Jensen Group. Bill and his team have produced a new report on the future of work, "Making the Future Work 2015-2020." We explore findings from this new research.

Get ready to take notes. More great wisdom coming your way.

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For show suggestions, please email Shawn Murphy at shawn@switchandshift.com.

 

Direct download: 100_The_Future_of_Work_with_SimpletonBill.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

In business it's popular belief that emotions should be left out of the workplace. After all, it's just business. But what if we leveraged our emotions to make great things happen?

Well, this is what we're exploring in this episode of Work That Matters. I'm talking with Jackie Barretta, author of Primal Teams: Harnessing the Power of Emotions to Fuel Extraordinary Performance.

Jackie and I talk about why it's important to make room for negativity in teams. We'll discuss the role emotions play with creativity. Jackie also has some great insights about emotions and happiness in the workplace.

Get ready to take notes, more great wisdom coming your way.

If you enjoy Work That Matters, please rate the podcast.

For show suggestions, please email Shawn Murphy at shawn@switchandshift.com.

Direct download: 99_Harness_the_Power_of_Your_Emotions_for_Success_with_Jackie_Barretta.mp3
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There are those of us leadership thinkers who believe management needs to be reinvented. One doesn't need to look too far for confirmation that management has lots its worth. Consider that dismal engagement and employee satisfaction levels in organizations around the world.

In this episode of Work That Matters, writer and management thinker Jurgen Appelo shares his thoughts on what reinvention could look like.

We look at points from Jurgen's new book #Workout such as Management 3.0 and the importance of identity to teams.

We cram some great conversation into 30 minutes about the evolving nature of management. Enjoy!

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For show suggestions, please email Shawn Murphy at shawn@switchandshift.com.

Direct download: 98_Reinventing_Management_with_JurgenAppelo.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

In a world where complexity frequently creates more work for us, learning how to do less seems almost impossible. In fact, doing less may seem counterintuitive when we're caught up in the complexities of business.

But it's learning to do less better than your competition that can give you an advantage.

In this episode I interview retired CEO and author John Bell. He's written a new book Do Less Better: The Power of Strategic Sacrifice in a Complex World. We're going to explore the nuances and needed leadership when doing less is best.

Direct download: 97_How_to_Do_Less_Better_Than_Anyone_Else_with_JohnRichardBell.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

It's no secret that growth is the key to longevity of a business. Yet business owners and its leaders can fall prey to growth killers, limiting and in some cases eliminating the business.

Today we're going to zero in on one of the growth killers—tolerating dysfunctional leaders.

My guest is Robert Sher. He is published by outlets like Forbes.com and HBR online. He was the founder and CEO of Bentley Publishing Group. He now leads CEO to CEO, a consulting firm focused on coaching midsize company CEOs and their management teams.

Robert is also the author of a new book, Mighty Midsize Companies: How Leaders Overcome 7 Silent Growth Killers.

In this episode we discuss warning signs of dysfunction, high maintenance leaders, the myths of loyalty, and even the importance of earned trust.

Get ready to take notes. More great wisdom coming your way.

If you enjoy Work That Matters, please rate the podcast.

For show suggestions, please email Shawn Murphy at shawn@switchandshift.com.

Direct download: Work-That-Matters_Robert-Sher.mp3
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