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The BossBuilder Podcast
3 minutes | Jul 20, 2021
Final Episode - July 2021
My farewell episode...but actually we are moving this podcast over to our sister station HR Oxygen! Join us there at HROxygen.com or just subscribe to it on any major podcast app. Thanks for listening and we'll see you over at HR Oxygen!
35 minutes | Mar 15, 2021
#103: Supporting Leaders in a Pandemic and Beyond - with Lori Ermi
We expect our leaders to guide us in navigating the pandemic and life after it is conquered, but how can we support them? Our guest on this episode, Lori Ermi, is a coach, speaker, and consultant who works with leaders, coaching and training them. Lori has some great tips for moving teambuilding events virtually as well as identifying ways we can all be more effective at communicating virtually.
40 minutes | Mar 2, 2021
#102: Bad Body Odor, Terminations, and Other Difficult Conversations - with Amanda Haddaway
As The Boss, you'll have many difficult conversations with employees. It's one of the toughest parts of the job. Knowing how to do it properly and legally is key. Our guest today, Amanda Haddaway, is an award-winning HR consultant and corporate trainer. In her role as the managing director of HR Answerbox, she specializes in conducting workplace investigations, solving complex employee relations issues, leading interactive and engaging training sessions, and serving as an advisor to small business owners and leaders. In this episode, Amanda gives up practical techniques on how to plan out and deliver these uncomfortable topics.
37 minutes | Feb 19, 2021
#101: They Did What? With Cornelia Gamlem and Barbara Mitchell
Aside from police officers and proctologists, HR professionals have the BEST funny and weird stories about human behavior in the workplace. Our guests today, Cornelia Gamlem and Barbara Mitchell talk with us today about their latest book They Did What? Unbelievable Tales from the Workplace. We talk about why strange and mischievous behaviors happen in the workplace and some of the details behind the research for their book.
44 minutes | Jan 26, 2021
#100: How Being Your SELF Makes You a Better Leader - with Minter Dial
How authentic should you be as a leader? According to our guest Minter Dial, author of You Lead: How Being Yourself Makes You a Better Leader, very authentic. Minter is an author, speaker, and well-traveled consultant who advocates bringing self-awareness into your leadership. This episode gives you practical steps in discovering and leveraging your true SELF to build your leadership credibility.
39 minutes | Jan 5, 2021
#99: An Interview with the Boss Builders Boss of the Year, Tracy Avery
Our very first Boss Builders Boss of the Year Tracy Avery of Campbell Clinic in Memphis, TN is a leader, mentor, and staff developer that has the admiration of her team and peers. She took the award in a very competitive process after being nominated by her staff. In this interview, I talk with Tracy and Angi Ramsey who nominated her. If you're looking for some tips on being a great boss, please listen carefully to this episode!
34 minutes | Oct 21, 2020
#98: The Addiction to Being Right - with Jennifer Thornton
We've all heard of addictions. From the usual suspects, drugs and alcohol, to the odd, eating cigarette ashes and broken glass. But did you know that there are some folks who are addicted to being right? Our guest, Jennifer Thornton of 304 Coaching talks to us about this addiction and gives us strategies on how to handle employees who are suffering from it.
58 minutes | Sep 23, 2020
#97: How to Keep Your Workforce Engaged and Productive - with Kathleen Rich-New
Keeping your workforce engaged and productive is a major challenge. There are a lot of moving parts, from the time an employee is recruited all the way through their annual review. Our guest today, Kathleen Rich-New shares her techniques for keeping employees productive, techniques she learned from her years working in some major, well-known corporations. Lots of good information on this episode and a very special offer at the end!
47 minutes | Sep 7, 2020
#96: Cracking the Leadership Code - with Alain Hunkins
Only 23% of people think their leaders lead well. Today’s workforce seeks a new type of leader, better equipped to navigate the speed and complexity of our digital workplace. As The Boss, this should be a concern for you! Fortunately, I have some help for you. Our guest on this episode, Alain Hunkins, gives us strategies for being a great leader from his book Cracking the Leadership Code. He also has a special offer that you can access HERE.
36 minutes | Sep 2, 2020
#95: How to Be a Courageous Leader - with Bill Treasurer
In times of crisis, people always look to someone to lead them. That takes a great deal of courage, and is even more important during this time of pandemic, civil unrest, and uncertainty. Our guest on this episode, speaker, author, and consultant Bill Treasurer talks about his journey to being more courageous and how he takes those lessons and helps leaders become more effective in help their organizations through trying times.
28 minutes | Sep 1, 2020
#94: How to Manage Anxiety as Your Employees Return to the Workplace - with Natasha Fletcher
COVID has disrupted most of 2020. As we transition into the last part of the year, many businesses and schools are making the move back to the office and classroom. This can cause a great deal of anxiety in your employees. Our guest today, Natasha Fletcher is a therapist who specializes in helping people through anxiety. She offer practical tips on getting YOU and your team ready to make this move.
63 minutes | Aug 4, 2020
#93: Building and Growing Your EQ - with Margi Bush
It's important to be intelligent. There's nothing worse though than being "book smart" but having no people skills to speak of. Our guest today, Margi Bush, makes the case that by understanding your EQ, not just your IQ, you'll be more effective in your role and be a better human to interact with.
46 minutes | Aug 4, 2020
#92: How to Improve Connection Through Better Conversations - with Chad Littlefield
COVID-19 has challenged us in every way, but particularly in the way we are forced to now communicate with each other. To be successful, we have to improve our methods and ways of communication. Our guest on this episode, Chad Littlefield makes the case that "connection before content" is the key. He gives us some actionable steps to take if you want to build up your team even in these challenging times.
43 minutes | Jul 29, 2020
#91 - Leadership, Change, and Appreciative Inquiry in Times of COVID-19 with Michael Diettrich-Chastain
COVID-19 changed all the rules, norms, and expectations for 2020. As The Boss, you're probably dealing with individuals who are struggling with this and are looking for comfort and help. Our guest today, Michael Diettrich-Chastain has some great advice, tips, and techniques for helping you help others through these times of change.
33 minutes | Jul 28, 2020
#90: How to Set Up the Perfect Virtual Workspace (and Declutter While You're At It!) - with Kristina Walters
Most of us have transitioned to a virtual environment. Rather than a long drawn-out process, it probably happened quickly which means right now you might not be operating as well as you could be. Our guest today, Kristina Walters is a professional organizer that gives us tips on how to set up the ideal home-based workspace AND gives us some strategies on decluttering while we're at it!
45 minutes | Jul 14, 2020
#89: How to Lead in Times of CHANGE - with Michael Diettrich-Chastain
It's the halfway point of 2020 and it looks like the second half will be as bumpy as the first! Our guest today, Michael Diettrich-Chastain has some solutions. Michael is an author, speaker, and executive coach who works with individuals helping them become more effective personally and professionally. His CHANGE strategy is a great framework for leaders to use as they help their organizations through this crazy year! Be sure to stay tuned until the end for a special offer Michael has for you!
47 minutes | Jul 1, 2020
#88: How to Negotiate for Personal and Professional Success - with Donna Hughes
As a great Boss, you have valuable knowledge and skills that your employer needs to recognize. If this isn't happening, you need to negotiate your way into professional success. This applies to many areas of our personal lives as well. Our guest today, Donna Hughes of Launch Negotiation is an expert negotiator and makes the case that to be successful, you have to master the techniques of negotiation. Forget about any stereotypes you have about negotiation because Donna will help you revisualize everything you think you know about this topic!
39 minutes | Jun 30, 2020
#87: How to Lead in Times of Transition - with Dennis Volpe
This has been a year of radical change. This is causing a ton of pressure and anxiety as all of us have to figure out where to go. In other words, it's a time of transition. As a leader, it's your job to get people to a good place so you can get them through it. Our guest today, executive coach and leadership consultant Dennis Volpe gives us actionable, practical strategies to embrace the uncertainty and lead your team through this challenging year.
38 minutes | Jun 16, 2020
#86: Why Virtual Meetings Don't Have to Suck - with Heather Archer
Virtual meetings, conferences, and training sessions are now the norm. And frankly, as they normally exist, they SUCK! Our guest on this episode, Heather Archer, disagrees. She has a proven 5-Step Process that will help you engage your audience, get your points across, and provide a much better experience for your virtual attendees.
48 minutes | Jun 2, 2020
#85: The Power of Positive Leadership - with Mark Stephens
Today, more than ever, we need LEADERSHIP and POSITIVITY. What if we could put those two concepts together? Fortunately, my guest today helps leaders do just that! Mark Stephens is a speaker, teacher, and coach who specializes in helping leaders lead more effectively. Mark takes us through the concepts of positive leadership and gives us practical tools to become the leader that is most needed today!
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