Archive for February, 2018

Leading the Unleadable: Transforming Friction to Innovation

February 20, 2018

Alan Willett
President
www.oxseeker.net

Alan Willett, President of Oxseeker, is a master at transforming friction points in technology-dependent organizations into innovation and the author of the award-winning book Leading the Unleadable: How to Manage Mavericks, Cynics, Divas, and Other Difficult People. Originally a software engineer, he quickly took on management positions as a result of his strong organizational skills and commitment. At Xerox, he was part of the management team that created Xerox’s first-ever digital print production system. Throughout his career, Alan has worked side by side with executives and leading experts from around the world.

In this podcast, Alan talks about why it’s important for organizations to find ways to harness the energy of those people that appear to be difficult and even unleadable. He discusses why the problem is often with the leaders, rather than the employees, and tells us why organizations need friction to keep innovation alive.


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Feeding the Entrepreneur in You…No Matter What Your Day Job

February 6, 2018

Dorie Clark
Consultant and Author
www.dorieclark.com

Dorie Clark is an adjunct professor at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and the author of Entrepreneurial You, Reinventing You and Stand Out, which was named the #1 Leadership Book of 2015 by Inc. magazine. A former presidential campaign spokeswoman, the New York Times described her as an “expert at self-reinvention and helping others make changes in their lives.” A frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review, Dorie consults and speaks for clients, including Google, Microsoft, and the World Bank. She is also a producer of a multiple Grammy-award-winning jazz album.

In this podcast, Dorie talks about why it’s important for even those with full time jobs to become more entrepreneurial. She discusses why content creation is critical for those with an entrepreneurial spirit, and talks about how entrepreneurs of all types – whether employed by a company or on their own – can become more successful by expanding their thinking.


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