The Dave Campbell Show
February 29, 2012
Are you a narcissistic boss? Why it matters
Original Air Date: Nov. 25, 2009
In this episode of the AIE Imaging Executive podcast, Josh Leibner, who is co-author, along with Gershon Mader and Alan Weiss, of the new book: The Power of Strategic Commitment: Achieving Extraordinary Results Through TOTAL Alignment and Engagement,” presents listeners with a challenge: to determine whether or not they might be a narcissistic boss — and if so, what to do about it.
WILS’ Walt Song interviews Josh Leibner and Gershon Mader on “The Power of Strategic Commitment”
Original Air Date: October 28, 2009
How Can Managers Soften The Blow In Tough Times?
Scores of businesses today are experiencing a downturn in profits and a reduction in productivity. Struggling to overcome this situation, many are implementing a specific strategy of cost-cutting that will help them to survive in the months and years ahead. But in a down economy, cutting back requires adding something back in.
In this interview, Josh Leibner and Gershon Mader discuss:
- How coming to consensus may be hurting your company
- Things Managers Can Do to Elevate Employee Morale and Loyalty
- In a Down Economy, Cutting Back Requires Adding Something Back In
Alignment Beats Consensus
Original Air Date: 10/2/2009
Coming to consensus in meetings may be hurting your company. Most meetings are built around an agenda focused on a series of specific items to be discussed and one or two key issues to come to consensus on. But many managers confuse consensus with alignment and commitment. In fact, pushing for consensus can unknowingly encourage people to suppress their concerns and lead to less dialogue and more compliance. We examine the critical difference between building consensus and coming to alignment. You’ll take away three specific ways managers and leaders can retool their meetings to avoid the traps of consensus and create commitment instead. My guests are Josh Leibner and Gershon Mader, founders of Quantum Performance Inc. — world renowned experts in strategic planning and authors of the new book, “The Power of Strategic Commitment: Achieving Extraordinary Results Through TOTAL Alignment and Engagement”.
The Power of Strategic Commitment
Original Air Date: July 17, 2009
Most managers and executives don’t have a clear system for ensuring the support they need from those around them. In The Power of Strategic Commitment (AMACOM), authors Josh Leibner and Gershon Mader advise on how improve strategic processes by enlisting the support of managers, employees, boards, suppliers, investors, and others. The book outlines the key factors that determine commitment, providing powerful ways to build buy-in that cost nothing.