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StrategyDriven Podcast Special Edition 49 – An Interview with Kathryn Ullrich, author of Getting to the Top

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 49 – An Interview with Kathryn Ullrich, author of Getting to the Top explores the approaches everyone in the corporate world can use, regardless of their current position, to shape their career development and accelerate their advancement. During our discussion, Kathryn Ullrich, author of Getting to the Top: Strategies for Career Success, shares with us her insights and illustrative examples regarding:

  • what an individual should do to identify the knowledge, skills, and experiences needed at the next level and then get an accurate understanding of their personal strengths, weaknesses, and developmental needs to move into the desired position
  • four different career paths and the developmental benefits of each
  • determining how long an individual needs to be in a position to realistically satisfy their developmental needs
  • avenues an individual should consider pursuing if a needed developmental assignment within their organization is unavailable
  • the several key skills and functional area experiences commonly possessed by those at the top
  • actions leaders should take and what roles they should fulfill in the development of their employees

Additional Information

In addition to the incredible insights Kathryn shares in Getting to the Top and this special edition podcast are the resources accessible from her website, www.GettingToTheTop.com.   Kathryn’s book, Getting to the Top, can be purchased by clicking here.

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About the Author

Kathryn Ullrich, author of Getting to the Top: Strategies for Career Success, heads Kathryn Ullrich Associates, a Silicon Valley executive search firm, and Alumni Career Services for UCLA’s Anderson School of Management. Kathryn also leads the Getting to the Top career development programs at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and the UCLA Anderson School of Management. Through these career programs, over 1,500 attendees have learned the career paths and skills to be successful in different functional areas including marketing, product management, public relations and corporate communications, strategic alliances and channels, sales, business development, consulting, private equity, corporate operations, and general and executive management. To read Kathryn’s complete biography, click here.

StrategyDriven Podcast Special Edition 48 – An Interview with Wendy Powell, author of Management Experience Acquired

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 48 – An Interview with Wendy Powell, author of Management Experience Acquired explores the techniques managers need to know in order to effectively deal with the diverse employee issues that occur in today’s workplace environment. During our discussion, Wendy Powell, author of Management Experience Acquired: Necessary Skills for Successfully Managing Any Employee, shares with us her insights and illustrative examples regarding:

  • what companies can do to better prepare individuals for management roles
  • what individuals aspiring to management positions should do to better prepare themselves for the challenges they will face once there
  • whether treating employees fairly means that they should all be treated equally
  • what managers can do to feel more comfortable providing constructive, corrective feedback to employees
  • how to overcome the often self imposed reluctance to approach seniors, peers, and the human resources staff for advice on how to deal with employee issues

Additional Information

In addition to the incredible insights Wendy shares in Management Experience Acquired and this special edition podcast are the resources accessible from her website, www.ManagementExperienceAcquired.com.   Wendy’s book, Management Experience Acquired, can be purchased by clicking here.

Look for Wendy on NBC’s Daytime

Wendy will be a featured guest on NBC’s Daytime Morning Show the week of Monday, October 11. Watch for Wendy and learn more about how to become increasingly effective even in a down economy.

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About the Author

Wendy Powell is the author of Management Experience Acquired. With more than twenty-five years of human resource and management consulting experience, Wendy has spent most of her career at the University of Michigan. She is currently on the business faculty at both Palm Beach State College and the University of Phoenix. A member of the Society of Human Resource Management, she received a leadership award in 2002 from the Midwest College and University Professional Association for Human Resources. She is routinely featured on The Huffington Post and has appeared on Fox Business’s The Strategy Room. Wendy holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business management and a Master of Arts degree in organizational management.

StrategyDriven Podcast Special Edition 47 – An Interview with Rick Maurer, author of Beyond the Wall of Resistance

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 47 – An Interview with Rick Maurer, author of Beyond the Wall of Resistance explores how to effectively managing business change by overcoming the three common change objections and better engaging the workforce in not only making the change but in sustaining the results. During our discussion, Rick Maurer, author of Beyond the Wall of Resistance: Why 70% of All Changes Still Fail – and What You Can Do About It, shares with us his insights and illustrative examples regarding:

  • why companies experience such a high change management failure rate
  • why people resist change
  • whether resistance has to occur with every change or whether it can be avoided
  • the key phases of the change management cycle
  • when change management activities should be started
  • the most damaging change management mistake leaders make and how to avoid it
  • what leaders should do to improve their change management effectiveness

Additional Information

In addition to the outstanding insights Rick shares in Beyond the Wall of Resistance and this special edition podcast are the resources accessible from his websites, www.RickMaurer.com and www.ChangeManagementNews.com.   Rick’s book, Beyond the Wall of Resistance, can be purchased by clicking here.

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About the Author

Rick Maurer, author of Beyond the Wall of Resistance, is a renowned change management expert, speaker, and bestselling author. He is an advisor to business leaders from a variety of organizations throughout the world, including major Fortune 500 companies, as well as private and nonprofit institutions in industries such as aerospace, healthcare, government, professional associations, telecommunications, and finance. Rick’s opinion has been sought by The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Investor’s Business Daily, Fortune, USA Today, and The Economist. To read Rick’s complete biography, click here.

StrategyDriven Podcast Special Edition 46 – An Interview with David Axson, author of The Management Mythbuster

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 46 – An Interview with David Axson, author of The Management Mythbuster explores the common errors made when executing time-honored strategic planning and business management practices and how to avoid these mistakes; subsequently improving management’s effectiveness and the organization’s bottom line. During our discussion, David Axson, author of The Management Mythbuster and President of the Sonax Group, shares with us his insights and illustrative examples regarding:

  • whether many time-honored business principles need to be changed or the way in which they are implemented needs improvement
  • the role of the mission statement and the qualities of a good mission statement
  • circumstances when consultants should be hired and the actions managers should take to ensure their consultants add real value
  • principles to follow when using forecasts as a planning tool
  • how to motivate prudent long-term risk-taking even at the realization of near-term costs
  • why there is no such thing as an IT project
  • what should be done to enhance the value of financial information such that it creates real, value-adding decision-making information for executives and managers

Additional Information

In addition to the outstanding insights David shares in The Management Mythbuster and this special edition podcast are the resources accessible from his website, www.DavidAxson.com.   David’s book, The Management Mythbuster, can be purchased by clicking here.

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About the Author

David Axson, author of The Management Mythbuster, is President of the Sonax Group, a business advisory firm. He is a former head of corporate planning at Bank of America and was a co-founder of The Hackett Group. He is a sought-after speaker and writer on business strategy and management and is widely regarded as a thought leader in the industry. To read David’s complete biography, click here.

StrategyDriven Podcast Special Edition 45 – An Interview with Sharon Armstrong, author of The Essential Performance Review Handbook

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 45 – An Interview with Sharon Armstrong, author of The Essential Performance Review Handbook explores how to conduct personnel performance reviews that are a positive experience for employees and that helps them and the organization excel. During our discussion, Sharon Armstrong, author of The Essential Performance Review Handbook: A Quick and Handy Resource For Any Manager or HR Professional and Founder of Sharon Armstrong and Associates, shares with us her insights and illustrative examples regarding:

  • what is at the heart of manager and employee anxiety over personnel performance reviews
  • why some managers and employees approach the performance review process with a high degree of cynicism
  • key principles and methods managers and employees should practice when preparing, executing, and following-up on performance reviews
  • the most effective periodicity for conducting performance reviews
  • how executives and managers can ensure performance ratings are consistently defined and applied

Additional Information

In addition to the outstanding insights Sharon shares in The Essential Performance Review Handbook and this special edition podcast are the resources accessible from her websites, www.SharonArmstrongAndAssociates.com and www.TheEssentialPerformanceReviewHandbook.com.   Sharon’s book, The Essential Performance Review Handbook, can be purchased by clicking here.

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The strength of our community grows with the additional insights brought by our expanding member base. Please consider rating us on iTunes by clicking here. Rating the StrategyDriven Podcast and providing your comments online improves our ranking and helps us attract new listeners which, in turn, helps us grow our community.

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About the Author
 
Sharon Armstrong, author of The Essential Performance Review Handbook and The Essential HR Handbook, is the Founder of Sharon Armstrong and Associates. Sharon has served as director of human resources at a law firm and several other organizations in Washington, DC. Since launching her own consulting business in 1998, she has provided training and completed HR projects dealing with performance management design and implementation for a wide variety of clients. To read Sharon’s complete biography, click here.