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16 minutes | Dec 11, 2017
ML015: Listening for Change
In this session, Dr. Bob talks about how using specific listening skills is critical for leaders to be successful in their job. A good portion of a leader’s work is helping people change their behaviour. Whether this is for organizational change or to help an employee change a behaviour that’s interfering with their performance, a leader’s role in the process is critical to the success of the change. Dr. Bob Acton talks about a simple, specific technique adapted from the health industry that can help leaders be successful.
41 minutes | Nov 21, 2017
ML014: How to Push Yourself Outside Your Comfort Zone: An Interview with Dr. Andy Molinsky
21 minutes | Jan 30, 2017
ML013: Do Less Good Work and More Great Work
In Episode #12 Dr. Bob speaks with Michael Bungay Stanier, Senior Partner of Box of Crayons, a company that helps organizations do less Good Work and more Great Work. Box of Crayons is best known for its coaching programs, which give busy managers practical tools so they can coach in 10 minutes or less.
22 minutes | Jan 25, 2017
ML012: Mastering Workplace Mental Health
In Episode #11 Dr. Bob speaks with Dave Burroughs, CEO of CommuniCorp, a specialist corporate psychological services consultancy dedicated to enhancing individual, team and organisational performance. Dave develops positive workplace mental health, well-being and resilient capabilities.
15 minutes | Jan 16, 2017
ML011: Building Value Through Building Trust
In episode #10 Dr. Bob talks about how you can use the concept of trust to help your business be more effective. Trust between management and employees is the primary defining characteristic of the very best workplaces.
40 minutes | Jan 8, 2017
ML010: Being a Creative Leader with Bob Anderson
In episode #9 Dr. Bob interviews Bob Anderson, Chairman and Chief Development officer of the Leadership Circle Group. He has been an innovator and visionary in the leadership field for the last 20 years and build the Leadership Circle Group into a world class resource for leadership development. The methods and tools that Bob Anderson and his team have developed are rooted in the fact that becoming a powerful and successful leader requires a process of transformation, whereby a leader is encouraged to make a profound shift to gain a deeper understanding of themselves, the world and their relationship to others.
26 minutes | Dec 19, 2016
ML009: Being Curious. A Successful Leader’s Super Strategy
In episode #8 Dr. Bob interviews Grant Sommerfeld, a VP of Facilities about his strategies to better leadership working in a complex environment. Bob calls him the real deal and we hear about some of his successful strategies including some practical ways to be curious and how that helps get big results.
37 minutes | Dec 12, 2016
ML008: Leading a Startup Demands Resilience with Rand Fishkin
In this episode Dr. Bob speaks with Rand Fishkin, Co-Founder and past CEO of Moz.com, about the actions necessary for leading a startup. Rand shares some fascinating ideas about the need to be resilient and some practical strategies you can implement immediately.
32 minutes | Dec 5, 2016
ML007: Becoming A Collaborative Leader with Dr. John Latham
Today Dr. Bob interviews Dr. John Latham, an organization architect helping leaders design, build, and transform organizations to create sustainable value for everyone concerned from investors to customers and everybody in-between. Not only is he a scientist and teacher, but he’s enjoyed leadership positions in the US Air Force and VP of Corporate Quality and Business Excellence for a $1.3 billion in vitro diagnostics manufacturer that’s operated around the world. And now, he’s consult to senior executives on leading change and organization design for sustainable high performance.
30 minutes | Nov 28, 2016
ML006: Leadership Negotiation and Collaboration with Dave Savage
In today's podcast Dr. Bob interviews Dave Savage about negotiation and collaboration for leaders. Dave held executive positions in the oil and gas sector and has been involved in negotiation and teaching negotiation skills for years. He is passionate about negotiating effectively and using a collaborative approach. He is a well respected leader and author on collaborative negotiation and has written and presented throughout the world.
24 minutes | Nov 21, 2016
ML005: Are You A Successful or Effective Leader with Dr. Gordy Curphy
The Mastering Leadership show with Dr. Bob Acton helps leaders with practical and research-backed strategies and tactics to be successful, have resilience, and get the results they want. Today Dr. Bob interviews Dr. Gordy Curphy. He is one of our leadership experts who has over 30 years experience researching, teaching, consulting, and coaching around leadership and leading high-performing teams. Not only has been in senior leadership positions himself but he works with organizations and their leaders to improve their leaders. In particular we talk about effective leadership particularly surround building high-performing teams.
14 minutes | Nov 14, 2016
ML004: Managing Your Leadership Reputation
The Mastering Leadership show with Dr. Bob Acton helps leaders with practical and research-backed strategies and tactics to be successful, have resilience, and get the results they want. Today Dr. Bob Acton talks about why your reputation as a leader is critical to your success. And he adds in a number of practical steps to find out what your reputation is and how to improve it...if you need to.
43 minutes | Nov 7, 2016
ML003: Leading A Startup with Steve Adam
The Mastering Leadership show with Dr. Bob Acton helps leaders with practical and research-backed strategies and tactics to be successful, have resilience, and get the results they want. In this episode, Dr. Bob interviews Steve Adam about establishing and leading a successful startup.
36 minutes | Nov 1, 2016
ML002: Building A Powerful Team, Performance Management and the Biggest Career Derailers
The Mastering Leadership show with Dr. Bob Acton helps leaders with practical and research-backed strategies and tactics to be successful, have resilience, and get the results they want. In this show, Dr. Bob interviews Patricia Trick, a senior HR leader in public education who oversees a school district that educates over 32,000 children and has hundreds of teachers and other team members. Not only is she a senior leader herself but she has worked with leaders at all levels of organizations. Today she has advice for leaders about how to be effective through building a powerful team, dealing with difficult behaviour through performance management, and how to overcome leaders' biggest career derailer.
4 minutes | Oct 29, 2016
ML001: Welcome to the Mastering Leadership Show
This is a short introduction to the Mastering Leadership Show where Dr. Bob Acton shares practical, research-based strategies about how to lead people effectively, and interviews successful leaders and world-class leadership experts. The goal of the show is to help leaders be more successful, get results and be resilient.
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