A Quick Tidbit – Conflict

What to do when conflict and tension are high. http://media.blubrry.com/audiotidbitspodcast/p/www.garycrow.net/audio/t1-conflict.mp3Podcast: DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS

The Cost of “I Don’t Care.”

A few years ago, I was sitting at the negotiation table with the staff negotiator for the UAW who was representing most of the staff of the human services agency I directed. We both knew where the final agreement would settle within a fairly narrow range, so the negotiation was somewhere between proforma at one […]

Negotiation: Everything You Ever Need to Know

In this episode of the Audio Tidbits Podcast, you learn everything you need to know about negotiation at home, at work, or wherever you are when the time comes to make a deal. The skills you will develop will facilitate your being more effectively assertive, being a better problem solver, and being a better conflict […]

Pick The Best Way To Lead (revisit)

In this popular past podcast, James points out four quite distinct approaches to leading and to leadership. Each has its uses and its limitations. Your challenge is to pick the best approach for you and for the particular leadership situation. http://media.blubrry.com/audiotidbitspodcast/p/www.garycrow.net/audio/LeadershipStrategies.mp3Podcast: DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn […]

The Ideal Home for the Perfect Employee

In the last episode of the Audio Tidbits Podcast, focus was on the perfect employee, on those who aspire to be perfect employees and on employers who hope to hire the perfect employee. In this episode, the discussion is expanded to consider the ideal home for the perfect employee. Please consider an organization that aspires […]

The Perfect Employee

Do you aspire to be the perfect employee? Perhaps you want to find and hire the perfect employee. Either way, this guide to recognizing the perfect employee is one you may find to be essential to your success. Please consider the guide carefully. As you will see, the perfect employee is rare. The best most […]

The Leadership Sweet Spot

This is a little lesson in leadership for those of us who may lead a little too timidly or perhaps are apt to lead too aggressively or impulsively. There is a leadership sweet spot, and finding it is an important key to leadership success. Please listen and consider whether or not you are finding the […]

Would You Like Working For You?

This episode of Audio Tidbits Podcast is mostly about leadership and leadership styles, but that sort of misses the point. As you listen, you will likely consider your leadership style. Even so, I hope that you keep the question in the back of your mind. Would you like working for you? More important is even […]

Thinking About Leadership

Keohane, Nannerl O. Thinking about Leadership. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2010. This is a large part of what leadership is all about: providing solutions to common problems or offering ideas about how to accomplish collective purposes, and mobilizing the energies of others to follow these courses of action. Putting forward ideas for accomplishing group goals […]

Synchronicity: The Inner Path of Leadership

This may be your best chance today to tap into your inner philosopher, if you find that an attractive option. Jaworski, Joseph, Introduction by Peter Senge. Synchronicity: The Inner Path of Leadership. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc., 2011. seventh-century ascetic, John of the Ladder: If some are still dominated by their former bad habits, and […]