StrategyDriven Podcasts Close the Year with Top Honors in December

The StrategyDriven Team would like to thank you, our listeners, for helping us achieve the second place ranking for the StrategyDriven Podcast and the fourth place ranking for the StrategyDriven Leadership Conversation podcast from among the over 2700 business podcasts listed on Podcast Alley in December!

In each episode, our co-hosts present a richer and deeper exploration of the principle, best practice, and warning flag articles found on the StrategyDriven website. Their discussions identify benefits, define implementation methods, and provide examples to help leaders increase alignment and heighten accountability within their organizations.

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New Whitepaper Release – Project Size Determination

StrategyDriven contributors are pleased to announce the release of our seventh whitepaper: Project Management – Project Size Determination.

Project Governance and Management – Too Much, Too Little, or Just Right…

A project’s size often dictates the necessary level of governance and management applied to the initiative. This governance and management typically includes items such as:

  • required authorizations
  • level of planning detail
  • frequency and breadth of communications

Subsequently, accurate estimation of a project’s size during project initiation is essential. But what characteristics should be considered in the project’s size determination and how should the project size criteria for each of these characteristics be identified?

The StrategyDriven Project Size Determination whitepaper provides business leaders with a five step process for establishing project size determination criteria used to establish the amount of project governance and management to apply; ensuring initiatives are well, not over or under managed. These steps are detailed with supporting principles and philosophies; helping users understand the reasoning behind each action.

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Seven Secrets of a “Thank God It’s Monday” Workplace

What accounts for the difference between “Oh Crap It’s Monday” and “Thank God It’s Monday”? It all boils down to seven habits that can change everything about the culture of your workplace:

1. Go beyond the job description
People aren’t hired because they can do the job. Most of those who DIDN’T get the job could have fulfilled the job description. People are hired because they demonstrate the ability to see what isn’t there but should be, and to make it happen. THAT’S job security. Saying “Nobody told me” or “It’s not in my job description” is a first class ticket to harmonize with the rest of the choir singing the same sad song in the unemployment line. Instead, if you see something that needs to get done, step up and make it happen! Think like a leader. Leadership is not a position – it’s a way of being.


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About the Author

Roxanne Emmerich’s Thank God It’s Monday!: How to Create a Workplace You and Your Customers Love is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal and #1 Amazon bestseller. Roxanne is renowned for her ability to transform “ho-hum” workplaces into dynamic, results-oriented, “bring-it-on” cultures in a day. Listen to the free 60-second audio with teammates each Monday to clean up the craziness in your workplace and focus on getting massive results. Sign up today at www.ThankGoditsMonday.com.

Management vs. Leadership Mindset: What Millennial Employees Need to Know As They Enter Leadership Roles

The confusion between the role of a manager and a leader has tripped up more than one business professional and cost many companies their very existence. Is ‘the person in charge’ automatically a leader? If you’re managing other people, are you also leading them, by default? Just what is the difference between the two?

According to the current wisdom, managers are principally administrators; they write business plans, set budgets, monitor progress, and, yes, they manage people (but sometimes without the concept of an effective leadership mindset).

Leaders, on the other hand, get organizations and people to change. Most business executives and owners have a mix of management and leadership skills. And, quite often, both skill sets are necessary to run a successful business and team.


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Lisa Orrell, The Generation Relations Expert, is an in-demand corporate speaker, consultant, and professional Leadership & Career Coach for Millennials. She is the author of the award-winning book Millennials Incorporated, and her new book, Millennials into Leadership, was just released on Amazon and praised with 5 star reviews. This new book is the ultimate handbook for Millennials aspiring to be respected, effective young leaders at work. And based on her workforce dynamics expertise, she has also been featured by countless media, such as: MSNBC, ABC, NPR, The NY Times, Wall Street Journal, BNET.com, FoxBusiness.com and Human Resource Executive. For more info about Lisa’s seminars, keynotes, workshops, coaching, and books, visit: www.TheOrrellGroup.com. People also follow Lisa’s insights on Twitter @GenerationsGuru.

StrategyDriven Podcast Special Edition 25 – An Interview with John Kennedy, author of The 15 Minute Heart Cure

StrategyDriven Podcasts focus on the tools and techniques executives and managers can use to improve their organization’s alignment and accountability to ultimately achieve superior results. These podcasts elaborate on the best practice and warning flag articles on the StrategyDriven website.

Special Edition 25 – An Interview with John Kennedy, author of The 15 Minute Heart Cure examines the BREATHE™ method for releaving personal workplace stress, thereby promoting improved heart health and overall wellness. During our discussion, Dr. John Kennedy, author of The 15 Minute Heart Cure: The Natural Way to Release Stress and Heal Your Heart in Just Minutes a Day and Director of Preventive Cardiology and Wellness at Marina Del Rey Hospital in California, shares with us his insights and illustrative examples regarding:

  • health care cost savings realized by those practicing stress management versus those practicing just exerercise or those receiving only standard medical care
  • why companies don’t focus more on stress management given its financial benefits
  • common symptoms and signs of heart problems
  • the BREATHE™ method of stress reduction and why it is so effective
  • how organization leaders can promote workplace stress reduction using the BREATHE™ technique

Additional Information

In addition to the outstanding insights John shares in The 15 Minute Heart Cure and this special edition podcast are the additional resources accessible from his website at www.The15MinuteHeartCure.com. John’s book, The 15 Minute Heart Cure, can be purchased by clicking here.

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About the Author

John M. Kennedy, M.D., author of The 15 Minute Heart Cure: The Natural Way to Release Stress and Heal Your Heart in Just Minutes a Day, is the Director of Preventive Cardiology and Wellness at Marina Del Rey Hospital in California. He is a member of the American Heart Association’s Board of Directors and has appeared on the Discovery Channel, KNBC, and other national television and radio programs to promote heart health. To read John’s full biography, click here.