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Episode 194 – Karin Hurt and David Dye – Winning Well / audio

Winning Well

Karin Hurt and David Dye (@letsgrowleaders and @daviddye on twitter) join host Craig Price to discuss their management book Winning Well.  Being a manager is tough enough but inevitably something will come up that will try and beat you down on the job. Be it disloyal employees, bosses with no ability to self-assess themselves or just folks who can’t give or take feedback well, something is always around the corner. With their new book Winning Well: A Manager’s Guide to Getting Results—Without Losing Your Soul Karin and David have your back. This well written book details how to deal with issues with actual action plans not just fluffy best case scenarios. Craig, David and Karin talk about trust, respect and how to treat people so they remain productive. Craig brings up Charlie Sheen, bad bosses and how to overcome a breach in trust from upper management so it doesn’t cause problems on the front line.

You can find Winning Well: A Manager’s Guide to Getting Results—Without Losing Your Soul at all your major book outlets (link goes to amazon so the podcast can make a few pennies) and you can find Karin at http://letsgrowleaders.com/ and David at http://trailblazeinc.com/

APP BONUS: Karin and David have donated a great 18 page Winning Well Toolkit PDF.

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Episode 193 – Ty Bennett – Partnership is the New Leadership / audio

partnership

Ty Bennett (@TyBennett on twitter) joins host Craig Price to discuss his book Partnership is the New Leadership. Leadership is something many people want to have but often their style can be less effective than they want. Benevolent dictators and force of personality can only work with a few. How can leaders be more effective? By partnering with their employees, of course. Craig and Ty discuss how leadership with short term goals can reap quick rewards but have long-term side effects (few that are good), how commitment between employee and employer is a two-way street and how they both agree that motivation is overrated.

You can learn about Ty and his new book Partnership is the New Leadership at http://leadershipinc.com 

APP BONUS: Read the 1st chapter of Partnership is the New Leadership!

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Episode 192 – Helene Segura – Inefficiency / audio

Inefficiency

Helene Segura (@LivingOrderSA on twitter) joins host Craig Price to discuss inefficiency. “Who’s got time to listen to a podcast?” you may be asking yourself. If you just asked that, you may not be as efficient as you think! Helene calls in to discuss her new book “The Inefficiency Assassin: Time Management Tactics for Working Smarter, Not Longer” and explains to Craig that efficiency isn’t always getting as much done as possible. It’s often getting the right things done in the right order. They also talk about how to set priorities, getting your email under control, how Craig thinks being “busy” is the new martyrdom and much, much more. You need to make time and listen to this episode!

Helene be found at http://theInefficiencyAssassin.com and her book is in bookstores everywhere.

APP BONUS: A special PDF of goodies just for Reality Check listeners!

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Episode 191 – Mary Kelly PhD – Why Leaders Fail / audio

Why Leaders Fail

Mary Kelly, Phd (@marykellyspeaks on twitter) joins host Craig Price to discuss her book “Why Leaders Fail“. There are plenty of books on how to lead but they often leave out the most important part: What happens when what you’re doing isn’t working?.  Thankfully, Mary and her writing partner for this book Peter Stark (no known relation to Tony or Ned) decided to write “Why Leaders Fail: 7 Prescriptions to Success” to help understand common themes to leadership failure. Craig and Mary talk about being popular vs. being a leader, having vision, why Ted Williams was a great leader as a player but not so much as a manager and how corporations need more empathy. A 20 year naval officer, Mary understand leadership and with a PhD in economics she know business. Add the two and you have a powerful combination you need to listen to if you want to improve your leadership skills!

You can learn more about Mary at http://productiveleaders.com as well as pre-order “Why Leaders Fail“.

APP BONUS: You can download a book club guide / worksheet to help you become a better leader too!

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Episode 190 – Richard Zimmerman – Orangutan Rehabilitation / audio

Orangutan Rehabilitation

Richard Zimmerman of Orangutan Outreach (@redapes on twitter) talks with host Craig Price about orangutan rehabilitation. As any listener or follower of the podcast knows, Craig is a huge supporter of orangutans and Orangutan Outreach. He even goes so far as to sell calendars to raise money for them each year. Due to the massive fires that have devastated much of the orangutan’s habitat in Indonesia, many of the rescue centers Richard and Orangutan Outreach support are being flooded with survivors, specifically abandoned or orphaned orangutan babies. So much so that they need to add additional housing and facilities as quickly as they can. One partner in particular The Borneo Orangutan Survival (BOS) Nyaru Menteng Orangutan Rescue Center is in dire need so Richard is raising money for a new baby house! Craig and Richard discuss the fires, the current situation on the ground but more importantly, the two go over what happens to the orphaned babies who are put through orangutan rehabilitation, how they go through Baby School and Forest School learning how to be wild orangutans and are eventually released into better, more protected habitats away from people. Once you hear the plight of these wonderful animals, you won’t be able to ignore what’s going on in their native home.

You can learn more about Richard and Orangutan Outreach as well as donate to the new baby house at http:/redapes.org/BOS

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