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You Know What I Think? with Jody Hanks
7 minutes | Jan 27, 2020
44. Strategic Thinking and The Ability to Compete Across Time
Due to the overwhelming amount of information in a networked world, the emphasis on IT research and practice has shifted from producing information to controlling and managing it. Competitive advantage goes to the intelligent and agile organizations. Competitive advantage is goes to the intelligent and agile organizations, and only those that have mastered the arts of discovering new value propositions, nurturing customer relationships, and executing their core functions rapidly and faultlessly will survive. How quickly an organization achieves this advantage depends on its ability to assemble information quickly and then effectively act on it. Show notes available at https://whatithink.show/44
9 minutes | Jan 13, 2020
43. Effective Feedback
A recent tweet about President Trump's desire to exclude officers from a discussion on ground conditions in the Middle East sparks a discussion on effective feedback. What does it take for feedback to be truly effective? It's just three things. Show notes available at https://whatithink.show/43
5 minutes | Nov 28, 2019
42. Minimum Standards
Standards. We live in a world of standards. We apply standards to everything: accounting, the environment, quality, behavior, health, safety, employment, trade, professionalism, food, transportation, technology, and the list goes on and on. We have standards we have to meet at work, standards we have to meet at home, and standards we set for ourselves and those we apply to others. Everything has a standard because everyone has a standard they apply to everything. Show notes at https://whatithink.show/42
6 minutes | Nov 11, 2019
41. No MAT for YOU
Substance use disorder affects ten percent of America's workforce. In this podcast, I'm not just talking about just any worker, I'm talking about physicians who suffer from addiction. Many organizations have employee assistance programs to help workers who need help with addiction. However, there's disparity in treatment options available to the average worker compared to some professionals, specifically doctors. Show notes available at https://whatithink.show/41
5 minutes | Oct 29, 2019
40. Realizing Your Passion
You know what I think about achieving goals? Everyone has a passion for something, a powerful, compelling drive to achieve a goal. If you're passionate about something, you're willing to fight for it. You don't take "no" for an answer and you won't let anything stand in your way. The fight can be a hard one or easy depending on the process you employ in realizing your passion. More in the show-notes at https://whatithink.show/40
10 minutes | Oct 13, 2019
39. The Truth in Business Ethics
You know what I think about business ethics? In relation to business ethics, the term ‘ordinary decency’ refers to the moral standing of an organization where honesty and fairness, a refraining from coercion and physical violence, and a respect for the law are its guiding principles. The cornerstone of this principle is honesty, and honesty is built on truth. Check-out the show notes and leave a comment at whatithink.show/39
5 minutes | Oct 1, 2019
38. Responsive Supply Chains
You know what I think about supply chain management? The ultimate goal of SCM is interenterprise integration and the goal of interenterprise integration is reducing inventory, production, and distribution costs. So, how do companies achieve these goals? See the show notes for more at https://whatithink.show/38
10 minutes | Sep 15, 2019
37. Change Management
You know what I think about change management? There are a number of change management theories and processes “on the books” today. And each and every one are more or less just variations of Kurt Lewin's foundational three phase change process of unfreezing, transitioning, and refreezing. In this podcast, I share various techniques manager's utilize in carrying out Lewin's change model. But first, I follow-up on the interview I did earlier this year with Rhonda Crowe, the CEO of MD Coaches, a company dedicated to empowering physicians to become the best version of themselves. Rhonda and her team are getting ready to launch a new podcast designed to spotlight physician leaders reflecting on the elements that made them successful. It's hosted by Dr. Randy Cook, a well-respected general and vascular surgeon, and also a former radio personality--which is pretty cool! The podcast is called "Rx for Success" and it'll be launching on September 23! You can listen to the podcast on your favorite podcast player or you can check-out the webpage at rxforsuccesspodcast.com.
6 minutes | Sep 2, 2019
36. The Hypercompetition Paradox
Hypercompetition is a state of perpetual change in the rules of competition within an industry. Since these rules are in a constant state of flux, organizations can't sustain competitive advantage forcing them to vigorously and continuously compete in cost and quality, timing and know-how, strongholds and market invasion, and the deep pockets of competitors. Requiring a constant reinventing of competitive advantage, an organization achieves the greatest advantage by competing against its own areas of strength. But in a global economy, this can result in an exhausting treadmill.
6 minutes | Aug 5, 2019
35. Be Like Water
You know what I think about strategy? In this episode I share some thoughts on developing business strategy. Sun Tzu taught us centuries ago that gaining a competitive advantage comes during the planning stage, not with the execution of the plan. For once the plan is put in motion, our strategy becomes apparent. I'm also very excited also introduce a new podcast I've published with a friend and former colleague from my Air Force days. It's called The Digression Podcast" and as the name suggests, it's not about business. Please check it out at https://thedigressionpodcast.com
13 minutes | Jul 15, 2019
34. Motivating Employees
You know what I think about motivation? Anyone can be motivated and motivating others is a skill that can be learned. Motivation is an essential ingredient for effective performance and how well employees perform will determine the organizations success or failure. In this podcast I share some employee motivation techniques and some advice on employee engagement to increase motivation.
13 minutes | Jun 30, 2019
33. Ten Rules For e-Business Success
You know what I think about e-business strategy? According to e-commerce analytics firm, Ever Merchant, e-commerce generates almost 2 and a half million dollars every minute.. Think about that number for a second: Two and a half million dollars. Almost two million of those sales are done over the desktop, while the remaining 500 thousand dollars are generated over mobile device. Almost 1.4 million dollars is spent on credit, debit, prepaid, and store cards, and just over a million dollars are alternative payments, like e-wallets, direct debits, bank transfer, or cod. It's not surprising that Amazon soaks up almost 200 thousand dollars a minute all by itself, while eBay does 150 thousand, and Apple processes about 36 thousand dollars every minute. And let's not forget social media, which generates a ton of sales, with Facebook bringing in 11 thousand dollars a minute, and Pinterest and Twitter bringing in just under 10 thousand, each. Without a doubt, the Internet is a powerful tool to facilitate commerce, but to be truly effective, it must be in the forefront of business strategy.
7 minutes | Jun 10, 2019
32. Leaders and Managers
You know what I think about Leadership and Management? You lead people and you manage things. This is the accepted axiom and implies that leadership and management go hand-in-hand. Management is a function and deals with supervision and exercising control, while leadership is about relationships, influence, and inspiration. In order to successfully develop and implement a corporate strategy, a leader must first be an effective manager.
43 minutes | May 27, 2019
31. Interview with "Indie" Author Anita Rodgers
You know what I think about independent publishing? Book publishing is a process that includes acquisition, copy editing, production, printing (physical or digital), marketing, and distribution. Until recently, this was accomplished by publishing companies that accept manuscripts from writers, usually through an agent, and carry out the publication process, paying the author a royalty from the book’s sales. These arrangements often come at the cost of at least some of the author's intellectual property rights. With the technology advances of the 21st century we’re seeing writers forego the time and expense of traditional publishers. These independent authors are entrepreneurs, cutting-out the middle men and going direct to consumer by carrying out the publication process on their own. And more importantly, independent authors retain their publishing rights and complete control over their book production and distribution In this podcast, I’m pleased to share my interview with Anita Rodgers, an independent author who has published seven books both electronically and in print. Anita’s Scotti Fitzgerald and Lottie Stark mystery series have captured the imagination of a growing fanbase. In today’s episode Anita shares her thoughts on writing and what it’s like to be an indie author. Connect with Anita: Amazon: Anita Rodgers Author Page Facebook: Anita Rodgers Mystery Writer Goodreads: Anita Rodgers LinkedIn: @AnitaRodgers
9 minutes | May 13, 2019
30. Addiction at Work
You know what I think about drug addiction? Drug addiction is a devastating illness that wrecks lives and families, but unless the issue touches us personally we don't see it, do we? It doesn't really affect us, right? Wrong. Almost 15 million Americans suffer from addiction and 11 million of them are gainfully employed--they work for us. And we may never know it because they're afraid. Afraid of losing their jobs, their families, of being stereotyped. So they hide their addiction and keep working. And it costs American businesses billions dollars a year in lost productivity, absenteeism, workplace injuries, and turnover. In a zero tolerance world, can we have empathy and accountability for those suffering from drug addiction or are the two antithetical?
13 minutes | Apr 29, 2019
29. Hiring The Right People
You know what I think about the hiring process? If you do a Google search for "how to hire the right people" you'll find a plethora of posts on leadership qualities and attributes, but there's not a lot of process-oriented information. There’s a lot of advice for job candidates, but if you’re a hiring authority, well, we just never really got a lot of training, did we? During the course of my career, I’ve hired hundreds of people, and for various level roles, entry-level, mid-level managers, and professionals. I’m certainly no expert, and although I didn’t always get it right, more often than not, especially at this point in my career, I do get it right. So, today, I’d like to share with you my process for hiring the right person. I’ll explain each step in the process, and provide real-life example of that step in action. Although, there’s really no way to eliminate all risk when hiring, these five steps will help you mitigate the risk.
8 minutes | Apr 15, 2019
28. Servant Leaders Don't Do Baseboards
From time-to-time, you’ll find me reminiscing about my days in the Air Force. This is one of those times. I can remember working as a young Airman in an Air Force hospital when the announcement came down that the Health Services Inspection would occur within the next month. The Health Services Inspection or HSI is a medical compliance inspection conducted jointly by the AF Inspector General and the Joint Commission. Anyway, for myself and my follow airmen, the announcement meant more work and a scramble to get programs updated to meet compliance standards. It was also the only time in my 24-year Air Force career that I had to clean baseboards. So, what does this have to do with servant leaders? Listen-in to find out...
25 minutes | Apr 6, 2019
27. MD Coaches with Rhonda Crowe (Part 2)
Health care today is complicated and highly-complex with a mountain of rules and regulations that govern practically every aspect of the doctor-patient relationship. The real challenge for doctors today is that their culture—the physician culture—hasn’t really changed. Physicians are at the top of the health care hierarchy and are the ones ultimately accountable for patient outcomes, and yet they’re almost treated as commodities by health care managers. In this podcast, I share Part 2 of my interview with Rhonda Crowe, the President and CEO of MD Coaches, a company dedicated to developing and empowering physicians to realize a greater potential and achieve greater satisfaction from their roles. In today’s episode, we move beyond the origin of MD Coaches and dig a little deeper into the challenges physicians face today and how physicians and managers can glean a better understanding of each other. The website: MD Coaches Social Media: Facebook :: Instagram - @mdcoaches.llc :: LinkedIn - Follow MD Coaches :: LinkedIn - Connect with Rhonda
39 minutes | Mar 9, 2019
26. MD Coaches with Rhonda Crowe (Part 1)
You know what I think about personal growth? In the business world today, the words “mentor” and “coach” are very common, and they’re often used interchangeably. Although both are extremely valuable resources, in reality, they couldn’t be more different, there is a distinction between the two that make them as different as night and day. A mentor is an advisor, someone who is successful in his role, and readily shares his knowledge or expertise with others, but he doesn’t have to really know the mentee to be effective. Coaches, on the other hand, understand their clients intimately, they usually hold a certification, and are strong process managers. They’re prescriptive and proactive, actively participating in strategy development with their clients to achieve specific goals. Essentially, where the mentor is a generalist, the coach is a specialist. In this podcast I’m excited to share Part One of a Two-Part interview with with just such a specialist. Rhonda Crowe is a certified coach and is the President and CEO of MD Coaches, a company dedicated to developing and empowering physicians to realize a greater potential and achieve greater satisfaction from their roles. In today’s segment we discuss Rhonda's coaching journey and the evolution of MD Coaches. The website: MD Coaches Social Media: Facebook :: Instagram - @mdcoaches.llc :: LinkedIn - Follow MD Coaches :: LinkedIn - Connect with Rhonda
34 minutes | Feb 22, 2019
25. The Amazing Me Project with Paul Gallagher
You know what I think about project management? Historically speaking, project management was around long before it was known as "project management". Although we don’t know exactly how the pyramids of Egypt were constructed, we do know the Pharaoh had managers overseeing their construction. It wasn’t until the early 20th century that we started to explore Project Management as a formal scientific process. Since then it’s evolved into a field of study and a career path. And it’s still evolving. In this podcast, I’m pleased to share an interview with Paul Gallagher, who has applied the basic tenets of project management, namely managing resources, maintaining schedules, and coordinating different activities and tasks, into a framework for life. He calls it “The Amazing Me Project”. You can learn more about Paul and The Amazing Me Project, get a FREE copy of his book, and get involved... The Website: The Amazing Me Project Social Media: Facebook :: Twitter - @amazmeproj :: Instagram - @theamazingmeproject LinkedIn: Follow The Amazing Me Project :: LinkedIn: Connect with Paul The Amazing Me Project Facebook Group: The Accountabilibuddies Strike Back
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