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Permission to Speak – Leadership Blog – Kelly Vandever Interviews Nora Burns on Bad Managers and the Undercover Employee

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:  Nora Burns
 

Topics discussed:

– Building cultures of respect

– Examples of good bosses and bad bosses

– The Undercover Candidate

– The Undercover Employee

– HR Undercover

– The job interviewing process

– The onboarding process

– Trend #1: Bad Math, not …

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Leaders: Help Your Team Deal with the Emotions of an Acquisition

 

By Kelly Vandever

I went through several acquisition while part of corporate America.  Sometimes I belonged to the company being acquired.  Other times, I was part of the acquiring company, and I was twice asked to manage a team that was part of one of those acquisitions.

 

When you’re in a leadership position, it’s important to help your employees deal with the emotional toll that comes along with being part of the acquisition process.

 

Consider how you can coach your employees to control what they can control.

 

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Permission to Speak – Leadership Blog – Kelly Vandever Interviews Per Scholas Leaders Ken Walker, Jerome Dazzell, and Emalee Rodriguez on Building a Cohesive Culture with Disbursed 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:  Per Scholas Leaders
Ken Walker, VP of National Site Operations; Jerome Dazzell, Director of Information Systems; and Emalee Rodriguez, Talent and Internal Communications Manager

About Per Scholas:  Per Scholas is a national nonprofit that drives positive and proven social change …

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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 Deb Lavoy on the Narrative of Your Business

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:  Deb Lavoy

Topics discussed:

Solving problems that actually mean something to people
Selling products & value propositions
Narratives from the visionary through to the details that make it real
How narratives take over …

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Permission to Speak – Leadership Blog – Kelly Vandever Interviews David Marquet on Intention Based 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:  David Marquet

Topics discussed:

Turn the Ship Around: A True Story of Turning Followers into Leaders
Former Commanding Officer of USS Santa Fe
His life depended on his staff speaking up
Took …

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The 5 C’s of Storytelling: A Follow-up

by Bob Goodyear

I just came back from a sales conference where I had the opportunity to train technical sales teams on various soft skills.  One of the techniques that was taught was the 5 C’s of storytelling, that I’ve written about previously.  After the sessions were over, I had several attendees talk to me.  The most common question I heard was “When do I tell a story in a technical presentation?”

The “traditional” technical sales presentation is considered to be a “data dump” and the expectations are generally very low …

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How to Tell a Darn Good Story

by Natalie Gallagher

Once upon a time, in a galaxy far, far away, on a dark and stormy night, people used to sit around the fire at night and tell each other stories. In fact, we were storytellers long before we had even developed a written language; stories connected us, taught valuable lessons, and created a shared history.

Storytelling continues to be integral to who we are, and mastering telling a great story is a great way to connect with any audience.  But how do we craft a great story? …

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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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