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Lubar Executive Education Podcast
25 minutes | Aug 27, 2021
Leading in the Post Pandemic World
In this episode, we talk with Paul Glover, the No B. S. Workplace Performance Coach and author of Workquake: Making the seismic shift to a knowledge economy. During our discussion we talk about:The Great Resignation and how to combat it.The importance of Emotional Intelligence and how leaders need help identifying their blind spots that can derail their career.The power of storytelling when attempting to make an emotional connection with your audienceImplementing Self-Directed teams to engage your workforce and get more done.
25 minutes | Aug 12, 2021
Leading From Zero
In this episode, we talk with Dave Coffaro, author of Leading From Zero: Seven Essential Elements of Earning Relevance about the importance of starting every day with the mindset of having no customers and needing to earn each one continuously.During our discussion we talk about:why relevance matters.how everyone in your organization has a role to play in earning relevance each and every day.advice for measuring how relevant your organization is to its customers.common mistakes to avoid when seeking to earn relevance supported by real life examples of companies that didn't earn relevance each day.
15 minutes | Aug 2, 2021
Hacking Executive Leadership: Taking Command of Your Leadership Journey
In this episode, we talk with Emily Sander, author of a new book titled Hacking Executive Leadership: Go from insecure, indecisive, and overloaded to confident, influential, and effective. Emily specializes in helping leaders get out of firefighting mode, drive their life and career progressions, and be a model of self-improvement for others around them During our time together we talk about:How leaders can differentiate themselves.Communicating effectively with others.Understanding failure loops and how they can help propel you on your leadership journey.Building confidence when making hiring decisions.
18 minutes | Jul 19, 2021
Awakening The Dreams Of Emerging And Established Leaders
In this episode, we talk with Raven M. Harris, founder of Activate the Dream, an organization focused on helping leaders create a life that is in alignment with their dreams, vision, and goals. During our time together we talk about:What it's like to be a C-Level executive.How to lead authentically and intentionally (especially during times of extreme crisis).Finding the courage to make career transitions.How to pursue work, life harmony and also understand what "season" you are in.
20 minutes | Jul 12, 2021
Optimizing The Impact And Volume Of Meetings In Your Organization
In this episode, we talk with Caterina Kostoula, founder of The Leaderpath, about ways to conduct better meetings and eliminate unnecessary meetings in your organization to free up time for everyone to get things done. During our discussion we talk about:Research that show most leaders rate the quality of their meetings much higher than their participants do . How to properly plan your meeting using the four "D"s framework.The different roles within a meeting and who should assume those roles.How to start a meeting in a way that engages everyone.How to quickly drive out unnecessary meetings in your organization.
14 minutes | Jul 6, 2021
How to Revitalize and Restore the Communities and Economies Where We Live and Work
In this episode we talk with Storm Cunningham, the world's thought leader on community revitalization and natural resource restoration. about how business leaders can revitalize and restore the communities and economies where we live and work. During our time together we discuss:The size and scope of the global restoration economy.How leaders of organizations can serve the community they operate in while also meeting the needs of their shareholders.The importance of strategy and good change management practices when taking on a revitalization project or initiative.For more information, visit the Reconomics Institute website.
22 minutes | Jun 22, 2021
Delivering Effective and Engaging Business Presentations!
In this episode, we sit down with Sean Tyler Foley, a published author, keynote speaker, speaker trainer, and international business advisor who helps his clients share their message with confidence During our discussion we:Dispel the myth that people are afraid of public speaking. Talk about techniques to overcome sudden onset stage fright and losing your place when you are presenting.Discuss the difference between in-person presentations and zoom presentations and what it means for your presentation.Review best practices for preparing to deliver a presentation, including how to re-engage your audience if you see you are losing them.After listening, check out this free download from Tyler with "5 Insider Secrets" to Speak with Confidence, Communicate Effectively & Win Your Audience. Enjoy!
22 minutes | Jun 8, 2021
Recognizing When You’ve Reached a Viable Solution To Your Business Challenge
In this episode, we sit down with Thom Keehan, Founder and Managing Partner of Enterprise Kaizen to talk about solving big problems in your organization. During our discussion we address:How to get started when you first identify a problem or are handed one to solve. Decision making process guidelines to follow. The benefits and potential pitfalls of using tools and methodologies to help you.How to recognize when you have arrived at your solution.
9 minutes | Jun 2, 2021
Responding To Big Mistakes Made By Your Team
In this episode, Mike Markiewicz, Director of Executive Programs at the UW-Milwaukee Sheldon B. Lubar School of Business shares some advice about how to respond when someone on your team makes a big mistake.
36 minutes | Apr 28, 2021
Returning to the Workplace (COVID-19 Special Edition)
In this episode, Annette Adams, Chief Human Resources Office at MGIC and Wendy Kamerling , Principle at Bridges Consulting discuss the complexity of bringing your workforce back to the workplace safely and equitably as social distance guidelines are eased.
16 minutes | Apr 22, 2021
Supply Chain Resilience
In this episode, Jeff Turmel, Director of the Supply Chain Management Institute at the UW-Milwaukee Sheldon B. Lubar School of Business, shares an explanation of supply chain resiliency and offers some thought and advice to supply chain leaders as well as consumers about how to sense what is occurring, analyze so you can determine the best actions to take, and then adapt for the future.
8 minutes | Apr 8, 2021
Using After Action Reviews to Continuously Improve
In this episode, Mike Markiewicz, Director of Executive Programs at the UW-Milwaukee Sheldon B. Lubar School of Business explains the power of After Action Reviews and how they can be used to foster stronger trust among team members, higher levels of motivation and better overall communication and performance.
6 minutes | Mar 15, 2021
Innovation vs. Invention
In this episode, Mike Markiewicz, Director of Executive Programs at the UW-Milwaukee Sheldon B. Lubar School of Business explains how invention is different from innovation, and how you as a leader can spark more innovation in your organization.
17 minutes | Feb 23, 2021
Six Storytelling Techniques Great Leaders Use
In this episode, Adam Wickersham, Director of the Lubar Executive MBA shares six techniques to create and deliver powerful stories that gain the attention of their audience and create a connection to their message.
12 minutes | Feb 15, 2021
Organizational Engagement - Part 2 - How Organizations Are Increasing Engagement
Employee's perceptions of your organization are critical in activating their motivation. In this episode, Dr. Jim Bohn, author of If your water cooler could talk: Organizational Engagement: Getting Beyond Employee Engagement talks about six major elements of what makes your organization tick and how his research is being put to use around the globe.
17 minutes | Feb 8, 2021
Organizational Engagement - Part 1 - Six Major Elements
Employee's perceptions of your organization are critical in activating their motivation. In this episode, Dr. Jim Bohn, author of If your water cooler could talk: Organizational Engagement: Getting Beyond Employee Engagement talks about six major elements of what makes your organization tick. Ever wonder what your employees think of your organization? Do they believe your organization can accomplish the strategies you develop? Employee's perceptions of your organization are critical in activating their motivation.
23 minutes | Feb 1, 2021
The Five KPIs of Manager Value - Part 5 - Quality
In the final episode of our series on the Key Performance Indicators of Manager Value, Dave Boyer, former CEO, business owner, and chairmen of a hospital proves that improving quality KPIs adds to margins in a big way. His examples cover multiple lenses (manufacturing and healthcare) and he leaves us with three key takeaways:· Do you really know your processes? · Smart managers use cascading KPIs.· Sometimes incremental changes just won’t cut it
19 minutes | Jan 25, 2021
The Five KPIs of Manager Value - Part 4 - Turnover
In part 4 of our series on the Key Performance Indicators of Manager Value, Emilie Poehlmann, HR Manager of OwnersEdge, talks about how to reduce turnover by 2/3 by giving each employee a magic wand to change one thing. Additional key takeaways from our conversation include:1. Do the math: Loss of time is the biggest cost, 400% of the direct costs of rehiring. 2. You have to actually care: Refining hiring, onboarding and mentoring processes reduced turnover by 2/3rds3. Culture is everything. Give employees ownership by talking to everyone individually. Listen to what they’d change!
20 minutes | Jan 20, 2021
The Five KPIs of Manager Value - Part 3 - Productivity
In part 3 of our series on the Key Performance Indicators of Manager Value, Tim Stewart from the DeWitt Law Firm shares how it’s possible to double its volume and boost margins by redefining productivity metrics.Hear Tim talk about these big ideas to drive success in this episode:· Run customer assessments, so each customer gets exactly what they want· The drive to work efficiently is innate: getting productivity right is a huge motivator· Thinking hard about efficiency lets you scale up with better margins#productivity #metrics #management #customerfocus #growth #LubarExecPrograms
20 minutes | Jan 5, 2021
The Five KPIs of Manager Value - Part 2 - Customer Satisfaction
Our latest episode is the second of a five-part series on the Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) of manager value. We discuss Customer Satisfaction with Susan Dineen of ACS. Susan proves that improving this KPI correlates directly to improving the Income Statement. The cost of winning new business is often 10x that for renewals, so a team approach to Customer Satisfaction that covers the points below pays off in higher sales and lower selling costs: 1. High customer satisfaction (e.g., >4 in a 1-5 scale) was proven to help close renewal business 2. Sharing KPI data with every department creates a culture of customer satisfaction3. Even a poor rating has high value as it can open a conversation to transform a customer relationship
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