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Permission to Speak – Leadership Blog – Kelly Vandever Interviews Sean Glaze on Building Better Work Teams

Permission to Speak

Video Blog & Podcast

Hosted by Leadership Communications Expert Kelly Vandever

Permission to Speak is the video blog and podcast that loiters at the intersections of leaders who want their people to speak up, technology that facilitates connections, and results that serve an organization’s higher purpose.
Our guest for this episode:  Sean Glaze

Topics discussed:

– Wearing the same uniform or working for the same company doesn’t make you a great teammate

– Have to be willing to be bad long enough to get better because you do …

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Permission to Speak – Leadership Blog – Kelly Vandever Interviews Kevin Monroe on Servant Leadership and Our Higher Purpose


Permission to Speak
Video Blog & Podcast
Hosted by Leadership Communications Expert Kelly Vandever
Permission to Speak is the video blog and podcast that loiters at the intersections of leaders who want their people to speak up, technology that facilitates connections, and results that serve an organization’s higher purpose.
Our guest for this episode:  Kevin Monroe

Topics discussed:
–  The importance of leadership to people’s lives

–  Women leaders

–  Living into your higher purpose

–  The longing for significance

–  What do you do that makes time just fly by

–  What do you …

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Permission to Speak – Leadership Blog – Kelly Vandever Interviews Jennifer Kahnweiler on Helping Introverts Speak Up at Work

Permission to Speak

Video Blog & Podcast

Hosted by Leadership Communications Expert Kelly Vandever

Permission to Speak is the video blog and podcast that loiters at the intersections of leaders who want their people to speak up, technology that facilitates connections, and results that serve an organization’s higher purpose.
Our guest for this episode:  Jennifer Kahnweiler

Topics discussed:

Jennifer’s journey with introverts began with her marriage to her husband Bill
Introverts recharge internally, being alone, going within
Extroverts recharge by being around others
Another qualitied of introverts is they’re …

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Permission to Speak – Leadership Blog – Kelly Vandever Interviews Ed Brill on Lessons from Social Business for Better Leadership

Permission to Speak

Video Blog & Podcast

Hosted by Leadership Communications Expert Kelly Vandever

Permission to Speak is the video blog and podcast that loiters at the intersections of leaders who want their people to speak up, technology that facilitates connections, and results that serve an organization’s higher purpose.

Our guest for this episode:  Ed Brill

Topics covered include:

– Early computer connectivity, connecting people & ideas
– Sharing knowledge from the field
– Blogging
– IBM social guidelines (started without HR, Legal and …

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Permission to Speak – Leadership Blog – Kelly Vandever Interviews Jacob Morgan on Collaborative Organizations and the Future of Work

Permission to Speak

Video Blog & Podcast

Hosted by Leadership Communications Expert Kelly Vandever

Permission to Speak is the video blog and podcast that loiters at the intersections of leaders who want their people to speak up, technology that facilitates connections, and results that serve an organization’s higher purpose.

Our guest for this episode:  Jacob Morgan

Topics discussed:

– The Future of Work
– Future of Work Podcast
– Author
– The Collaborative Organization
– The Future of Work Community
– Future of Work …

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Permission to Speak – Leadership Blog – Kelly Vandever Interviews Charlene Li on the Engaged Leader

Permission to Speak

Video Blog & Podcast

Hosted by Leadership Communications Expert Kelly Vandever

Permission to Speak is the video blog and podcast that loiters at the intersections of leaders who want their people to speak up, technology that facilitates connections, and results that serve an organization’s higher purpose.
Our guest for this episode:  Charlene Li

Topics discussed:
– Internet giving individuals a voice

– technology shifting the balance of power inside and outside of organizations

– disruption

– people power

– digital transformation of organizations

– new ways of working

– difference …

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Permission to Speak – Leadership Blog – Kelly Vandever Interviews Kevin Jones on Organizational Culture and Employee Engagement

Permission to Speak

Video Blog & Podcast

Hosted by Leadership Communications Expert Kelly Vandever

Permission to Speak is the video blog and podcast that loiters at the intersections of leaders who want their people to speak up, technology that facilitates connections, and results that serve an organization’s higher purpose.

Our guest for this episode:  Kevin Jones

Topics discussed:

Employee engagement
Work Zombies
Create work environments where employees love what they do
Social tools in the work environment
Change agent program
Empowering employees to instigate change
Enterprise …

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Permission to Speak – Leadership Blog – Kelly Vandever Interviews Suzie Price on the Fundamentals of Leadership

Permission to Speak

Video Blog & Podcast

Hosted by Leadership Communications Expert Kelly Vandever

Permission to Speak is the video blog and podcast that loiters at the intersections of leaders who want their people to speak up, technology that facilitates connections, and results that serve an organization’s higher purpose.
Our guest for this episode:  Suzie Price

Topics discussed:
Leadership

Good bosses & bad bosses

Vital Learning

Gallup Research

Gallup 12 Questions

Employee engagement

360-degree feedback

Fundamental skills of leadership

4 things you can do to be a better leader

Cultivate a positive …

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Book Review – “Lead with a Story” by Paul Smith


by Kelly Vandever
Experience is the best teacher.  A compelling story is a close second.      – Paul Smith, Author of Lead with a Story
I’ve been searching for an excellent book on storytelling in business.  And I found it:  Paul Smith’s Lead with a Story.

Lead with a Story encourages leaders to use the power of stories to engage their audiences and move them toward the desired business action.  Smith practices what he preaches by sharing over 100 stories which he then …

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Book Review – “Presentation Zen: Simple Ideas on Presentation Design and Delivery” by Garr Reynolds

Book Review – Presentation Zen:  Simple Ideas on Presentation Design and Delivery by Garr Reynolds
You had me at Guy Kawasaki’s foreword.    

As I soaked up the pages of Garr Reynolds’ Presentation Zen, I said to my husband, “Oh my gosh, this book is AWESOME!”

I usually don’t get giddy about a book.  I was giggling as I said those words to the hubby.

 

That was 4 years ago and since then, I’ve used Garr Reynold’s approach to creating presentation slides and haven’t looked back.

Reynolds beautifully illustrates with slide comparisons and …

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