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We're delighted to welcome Mike Figliuolo, author and founder and managing director of thoughtLEADERS, on The 21st Century Workplace Podcast. With his first book, One Piece of Paper, Figliuolo helped us craft a simple and robust leadership philosophy. With his sophomore effort, Lead Inside the Box, co-authored by Victor Prince, Figliulo shifts his focus to "how smart leaders guide their teams to exceptional results". During our chat we dive into many areas, including:

  • What it was like co-writing a book virtually with someone he hadn't met in person
  • Triaging where you invest your time as a leader
  • How the book flips the traditional leadership model on its head with its performance matrix (and how we can best leverage it)
  • How much time should we allow between performance reviews?
  • Defining Leadership Capital
  • Why if something you say during a performance review surprises your direct report, you've failed as a leader

At first blush some of the ideas discussed in this conversation may sound a little counterintuitive, but we're certain that they will help you better invest your time as a leader.

Direct download: Whats_Your_Leadership_ROI.mp3
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In her new book, Hunch, Bernadette Jiwa explores the creative dearth that our distracted society is creating. She examines “innovation icons” like Steve Jobs and Elon Musk for the common trends they share. But then, and this is the exciting bit, Bernadette shows example after example of “ordinary geniuses”—people like you and me —who are creating their own breakthrough innovation, leveraging a simple set of practical tools that we can all benefit from. In this episode of The 21st Century Workplace, we discuss:

  • The limiting belief we have around what genius actually is
  • How we can reduce distractions to broaden our curiosity
  • Why a Hunch = Insight + Foresight
  • The subtle (but very important) distinction between Ideas and Opportunities
  • The winning combination of Curiosity, Empathy and Imagination

This conversation will leave you with some invaluable tips on how you can turn your everyday insights into the next big thing.

Actionable Quote
"I often wonder what Steve Jobs would think if he was transported down here now and how he would feel about what we're all doing. He was probably the last person who want to have his head down. He was as curious as a Meerkat."

 

Direct download: Turning_Everyday_Insights_Into_the_Next_Big_Thing.mp3
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with Robert Cialdini

Direct download: 046_-_Becoming_Pre-Suasive.mp3
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Jonathan Raymond

Direct download: Ep045_-_More_like_Yoda_Less_like_Superman.mp3
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with Dave Gray

Direct download: Bubbles_of_Belief.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:27pm EDT

with Jenny Blake

Direct download: The_new_norm_of_career_pivots.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:01pm EDT

with Neil Pasricha

Direct download: Simple_Strategies_for_Boosting_Happiness.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:39pm EDT

with Patrick Lencioni

Direct download: Hiring_Ideal_Team_Players.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:01pm EDT

with Dan Pontefract

Direct download: Whos_Responsible_for_Employee_Engagement.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:59pm EDT

with Michael Bungay Stanier

Direct download: A_little_less_advice_a_little_more_curiosity.mp3
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