StrategyDriven Podcast Special Edition 31a – An Interview with Stacey Hanke, author of Yes You Can!, part 1 of 2

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 31a – An Interview with Stacey Hanke, author of Yes You Can!, part 1 of 2 explores the internal and external communications factors that help us positively influence those around us to take the actions we desire. During our discussion, Stacey Hanke, author of Yes You Can!: Everything You Need From A to Z to Influence Others to Take Action and President of 1st Impressions Consulting, shares with us her insights and illustrative examples regarding:

  • what it means to ‘communicate with influence’
  • Attitude, Authenticity, and Audience – the three most essential skills to communicating with influence
  • why consistency in communication is important to communicating with influence and building trust

Additional Information

In addition to the outstanding insights Stacey shares in Yes You Can! and this special edition podcast are the resources accessible from her website, www.1stImpressionConsulting.com.   Stacey’s book, Yes You Can!, can be purchased by clicking here.

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About the Author

Stacey Hanke is founder of 1st Impression Consulting, and author of Yes You Can!: Everything You Need From A to Z to Influence Others to Take Action. Her client list is vast; including Coca-Cola, Kohl’s, United States Army, Navy and Air Force, Leo Burnett and the FDA. She has been featured by SmartMoney magazine, Business Week, Chicago WGN and WLS-AM. To read Stacey’s complete biography, click here.

Happiness at Work: Fact Not Fad

I’ll never forget one of my first business meetings. Super keen but very green, I sat down with my new boss and other team members on my first six-month placement at a large financial institution. I was one of 20 graduate trainees and one of only three women to be taken on.

Understanding about 10% of what was actually being said – it sounded like English but made little sense – I was asked a question. What did I think? Did I, the new graduate trainee, have an opinion? My stomach lurched. I was being tested and needed to say something useful.

My reply started with ‘Well, I feel…’ But my boss cut in. ‘We’re paying you to think, not to feel.’ I was crushed. Welcome to the world of work as it was in the 80s, my first taste of a very macho industry. It was a long time before I had the courage to use the word ‘feel’ again in any work place.


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Jessica Pryce-Jones is author of Happiness at Work: Maximizing Your Psychological Capital for Success, published by Wiley Blackwell. She lives in Oxford. For more information, visit www.iopener.com.

StrategyDriven Podcast Special Edition 30b – An Interview with Lynne Lancaster and David Stillman, authors of The M-Factor, part 2 of 2

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 30b – An Interview with Lynne Lancaster and David Stillman, authors of The M-Factor, part 2 of 2 examines how to successfully integrate Millennials into the workforce from the perspectives of the Traditionalists, Boomers, and Gen Xers already there and the incoming Millennials themselves. During our discussion, Lynne Lancaster and David Stillman, authors of The M-Factor: How the Millennial Generation Is Rocking the Workplace and co-Founders and Partners of BridgeWorks, shares with us their insights and illustrative examples regarding:

  • why Millennials appear to have a sense of entitlement and how it is different than that of other generations
  • how managers should handle Millennial parents who want to be involved in every aspect of their children’s workplace activities
  • what managers can do to harness the tech savviness and speed of Millennials to their business’s benefit
  • how to deal with Traditionals, Boomers, and Gen Xers who feel they are forfeiting their value to the organization and job security when tasked with sharing hard earned knowledge with Millennials
  • actions Millennials should take to better integrate with their organization

Additional Information

In addition to the incredible insights Lynne and David share in The M-Factor and this special edition podcast are the resources accessible from their website, www.Generations.com.   Their book, The M-Factor, can be purchased by clicking here.

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Lynne Lancaster is one of today’s foremost cultural translators. An expert on the generations, she is co-founder of BridgeWorks, a company that advises leaders, managers, and employees on how to conduct business more successfully by bridging generation gaps at work and in the marketplace. Her keynote speeches and workshops have enlightened and entertained high level audiences from many of America’s best companies, including 3M, American Express, Best Buy, Citigroup, Coca-Cola, Lockheed Martin, and Wells Fargo, as well as from numerous public sector and nonprofit organizations. To read Lynne’s full biography, click here.

David Stillman is co-founder of BridgeWorks and one of the youngest keynote speakers to hit the national circuit. He co-authored the best selling business book, When Generations Collide, with Lynne in 2002. David has appeared nationally on CNN, CNBC, and the Today show and has been featured in such prestigious publications as TIME magazine, Entrepreneur, The New York Times, and USA Today. To read David’s full biography, click here.

The Secrets of Effective Leadership

When most people hear the word “leadership,” they probably don’t think of the World’s Most Dangerous Bull. In the 1990s, “Bodacious” was the most feared animal on the national rodeo circuit. He was a take-no-prisoners, World Champion bucking bull.

So when I created a series of talks designed to motivate leaders in the toughest of corporate jobs, I knew exactly who the mascot should be. “Bodacious Leadership” was born.

What does it mean to be a “Bodacious Leader?”


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Steven D. Wood is the hallmark for performance, integrity, leadership and volunteerism in corporate America. For more than 30 years, he has worked for an internationally known manufacturer of heating and air conditioning where he currently serves as a member of senior leadership. An avid community leader, Wood was recognized as the recipient of the Governors Certificate of Volunteer Service from the State of Texas for work in his community. He is dedicated to his Christian faith and has more than 20 years of speaking experience to audiences on leadership and faith-based topics. In his free time, he enjoys sailing and has captained sailboats throughout the Caribbean and sailed extensively in the Virgin Islands, Leeward and Windward Island chains. He and his wife of 35 years have two adult children and reside in the Dallas/Fort Worth area of Texas.

Leadership Inspirations – Blowing Your Own Horn

“Get someone else to blow your horn and the sound will carry twice as far.”

Will Rogers (1879 – 1935)
Oklahoma’s Favorite Son, Cherokee cowboy, comedian, humorist, social commentator, vaudeville performer and actor