Leadership Gps Podcast

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Sinopsis

Let father-and-son program hosts Tony Jackson and Alan Jackson "guide" you on the topic of leadership. Each episode is a discussion of an aspect of leadership, how to do it right, what to avoid, and what it means for successful organizations.

Episodios

  • Leadership GPS: Teams - Are They Really All That Important?

    30/12/2014 Duración: 01h24min

    There can be many similarities between the business world and the sports world, especially when it comes to the concept of “teams”.  What does being part of a team really mean?  How is it different from being a part of an “effective group of people”?  How do you manage individual performance versus team performance?  And are there disadvantages to people being in a team?The father and son duo of Tony and Alan Jackson are joined by another family member — Tony’s other son Brian, who is the Director of Tennis and Professor of Performance Psychology and Kinesiology at Pacific University.  Brian also serves as the head tennis coach for both the men’s and women’s teams at the University.  The three of them discuss the concepts of teams, how they need to be formed in an athletic setting, and how that can translate to other businesses and organizations. Tony Jackson is a leadership development consultant and coach, helping organizations turn some of their strongest people into future leaders. For more information ab

  • Leadership GPS: Leading through the "Trash Days"

    04/09/2014 Duración: 01h05min

    We’ve all had those “Trash Days”… days where things are not going as you’d planned, things are not working as they should, and you could find it tough to be the good leader you need to be.  Tony and Alan talk about strategies for not just getting through, but also making the best of those “trash days” and how to make sure you can come back to your job the next day refreshed and ready for new challenges. Tony Jackson is a leadership development consultant and coach, helping organizations turn some of their strongest people into future leaders. For more information about Tony Jackson and his leadership development programs, visit DriveLeadership at www.driveleadership.com.Alan Jackson is President of The Jackson Group, a survey and consulting firm specializing in employee engagement surveys, patient satisfaction surveys, market research studies and leadership development. Learn more about The Jackson Group at www.thejacksongroup.com. This episode is sponsored by the Greater Hickory Kia Classic at Rock Barn Golf

  • Leadership GPS: Shaping Corporate Cultures

    05/08/2014 Duración: 48min

    Tony and Alan Jackson are back after a hiatus to record a new episode of “Leadership GPS”!  In this episode, the Jackson boys discuss how to shape a corporate “culture” through modeling and communication.  How do you communicate to employees the culture of the organization you are striving for, and then help them adapt their own work towards that culture?  And what does this all have to do with “Orange is the New Black”?  Listen to this episode of “Leadership GPS” to find out!   Tony Jackson is a leadership development consultant and coach, helping organizations turn some of their strongest people into future leaders. For more information about Tony Jackson and his leadership development programs, visit DriveLeadership at www.driveleadership.com.Alan Jackson is President of The Jackson Group, a survey and consulting firm specializing in employee engagement surveys, patient satisfaction surveys, market research studies and leadership development. Learn more about The Jackson Group at www.thejacksongroup.com.  

  • Leadership GPS: Communicating Decisions…That You Don't Agree With

    10/04/2013 Duración: 24min

    In light of the Yahoo CEO's decision to stop all remote employee working arrangements, Alan poses the question to Tony:  "If you were a mid-level leader at Yahoo, what would you do if you had to communicate that decision your employees… but you ultimately didn't agree with it?"  How do you communicate organization decisions — that you don't agree with — to your employees and still be an honest leader?  Alan and Tony talk through this idea, with some potentially controversial recommendations. Tony Jackson is a leadership development consultant and coach, helping organizations turn some of their strongest people into future leaders.  For more information about Tony Jackson and his leadership development programs, visit DriveLeadership at www.driveleadership.com. Alan Jackson is President of The Jackson Group, a survey and consulting firm specializing in employee engagement surveys, patient satisfaction surveys, market research studies and leadership development.  Learn more about The Jackson Group at www.theja

  • Leadership GPS: Leaders and the other 'L Word' (Likeability!)

    04/04/2013 Duración: 55min

    Tony and Alan Jackson discuss the concept of "likeability" when it comes to those in leadership positions.  Some people say that for a leader to be effective, they must also be liked by their employees.  Others may argue that being liked should not impact the strength of a leader, since sometimes being a leader is doing things that employees may not "like".  Where do the Jackson Boys fall on this issue?  And, for those leaders that wish to be "liked" by their employees, what are some things they can start doing? Tony Jackson is a leadership development consultant and coach, helping organizations turn some of their strongest people into future leaders.  For more information about Tony Jackson and his leadership development programs, visit DriveLeadership at www.driveleadership.com. Alan Jackson is President of The Jackson Group, a survey and consulting firm specializing in employee engagement surveys, patient satisfaction surveys, market research studies and leadership development.  Learn more about The Jac

  • Leadership GPS: Leading Well When People Meet

    19/11/2012 Duración: 01h05min

    We all have meetings.  Meetings with clients, meetings with staff, meetings with teams… as much as we say we don't care for them, we end up using them daily.  As someone in a leadership position, how can we make effective use of those meetings?  What should we be doing to make meetings work, and what should we avoid at all costs?  Alan asks the questions, while Tony has the answers... It's a meetings "do's and don'ts" episode of Leadership GPS! Tony Jackson is a leadership development consultant and coach, helping organizations turn some of their strongest people into future leaders.  For more information about Tony Jackson and his leadership development programs, visit DriveLeadership at www.driveleadership.com. Alan Jackson is President of The Jackson Group, a survey and consulting firm specializing in employee engagement surveys, patient satisfaction surveys, market research studies and leadership development.  Learn more about The Jackson Group at www.thejacksongroup.com.

  • Leadership GPS: Hickory Young Professionals

    16/08/2012 Duración: 56min

    Tony and Alan Jackson are visited by members of the Hickory Young Professionals to talk about the definition of leadership, challenges, obstacles, and communication.  This discussion takes place shortly after Alan and Tony presented to their group at a lunch meeting; in return, three members of HYP joined in on this podcast recording.  The discussion is interesting as it features a variety of professionals at different stages of their career development and of different age groups. The Hickory Young Professionals is a group whose goal is to provide opportunities for young professionals to excel professionally, socially and economically in the Greater Hickory North Carolina Metro Area. They are an organization of active young adults from 21-39 who live and/or work in the Hickory North Carolina area, and who have a passion for making this place great.  The MESH and Leadership GPS are very proud to be associated with this organization.  You can learn more about the Hickory Young Professionals at www.hickoryhyp.c

  • Leadership GPS: All About Leadership Assessments

    03/08/2012 Duración: 57min

    We are surrounded by a variety of leadership assessment tools - self-assessments, 360-style evaluations, personality tests - all designed to help you understand your leadership style and identify areas for potential improvement.  But are these assessments all they are cracked up to be, and if so, when and how should they be used effectively?  And what type of leadership assessment should be used in different situations?  Father-and-son duo Tony and Alan Jackson discuss the world of leadership assessments available in this month's episode of "Leadership GPS". Tony Jackson is a leadership development consultant and coach, helping organizations turn some of their strongest people into future leaders.  For more information on Tony and his leadership development program, visit DriveLeadership at www.driveleadership.com.

  • Leadership GPS: The Nuts and Bolts of Feedback

    08/06/2012 Duración: 43min

    As a follow up to last months episode on “Constructive Feedback”, Alan and Tony now address the “nuts and bolts” of giving feedback properly. No one really likes to give feedback – especially if it’s poor. Where should you conduct your meeting? What makes the employee feel comfortable? Things like employee feedback have the potential to de-rail you, but listen in as this father – son duo pass along some pointers and more on how to “lead well.”

  • Leadership GPS: Constructive Feedback

    22/03/2012 Duración: 57min

    Your father-son duo, Tony and Alan Jackson, join us on our newest installment of Leadership GPS to discuss the importance of constructive feedback. We’re talking about getting rid of the more familiar term, criticism, and discussing why feedback is the essential component in building strong leaders who are invested in the success of their employees and peers. Abandoning the “sandwich approach” of complimenting, criticizing and complimenting again, Leadership GPS discusses how a straightforward discussion of constructive feedback can help shape the character, work ethic and success of those striving to reach the top. Running Time: 57 minutes

  • Leadership GPS 6: The Dark Side of Leadership

    08/02/2012 Duración: 46min

    On this episode of Leadership GPS, join your favorite father-son team as Alan and Tony Jackson discuss the dark side of leadership. Is the dark side always a bad side? Does the light side always prevail? Find out just what the Jackson combo is talking about when this duo discusses different styles of leadership, models of leadership and general concepts for those in leadership positions or those who may find themselves leading others. Running time: 47 minutes Tony Jackson is a leadership development consultant and coach, helping organizations turn some of their strongest people into future leaders. For more information about Tony Jackson and his leadership development programs, visit DriveLeadership at www.driveleadership.com.

  • Leadership GPS 5: What Do Leaders Expect?

    14/12/2011 Duración: 51min

    When you are working for an organization in a mid-level leadership / management role, do you know what your own "leaders" expect from you? Do organization CEOs, Presidents, VPs, etc. have different expectations for their own leaders that you may not be aware of? How do you make sure you are helping push the organization forward in a positive direction? Alan and Tony Jackson, both with The Jackson Group (www.thejacksongroup.com) discuss these expectations and how you can make sure you are serving the role your own leader is expecting of you. Running time: 52 minutes Tony Jackson is a leadership development consultant and coach, helping organizations turn some of their strongest people into future leaders. For more information about Tony Jackson and his leadership development programs, visit DriveLeadership at www.driveleadership.com.

  • Leadership GPS 4: Satisfaction vs. Engagement

    17/11/2011 Duración: 54min

    We hear the words "employee satisfaction" used a lot to describe how employees feel about their workplace and the organization where they work.  However, does satisfaction always equal "engagement"?  Is there a difference, and which one has more impact on the success of an organization?  Alan and Tony Jackson, both with The Jackson Group (www.thejacksongroup.com) discuss the differences between these two terms and how those in leadership positions can help manage both. Running time: 54 minutes Tony Jackson is a leadership development consultant and coach, helping organizations turn some of their strongest people into future leaders.  For more information about Tony Jackson and his leadership development programs, visit DriveLeadership at www.driveleadership.com.

  • Leadership GPS 3: Leadership and the Written Word

    22/09/2011 Duración: 55min

    Whether it be a letter or an e-mail, leaders have to be effective in their written communications just as in any other forms of communication. But how important is the written word in the leadership realm, and what should those leaders not as effective in writing do to improve? Alan and Tony Jackson discuss written communications in this month's episode of Leadership GPS.

  • Leadership GPS 2: The Abnormal Side of Leadership

    23/08/2011 Duración: 50min

    Alan and Tony welcome you back to the second episode of "Leadership GPS"! This month, the Jackson boys talk about how, despite the fact that anyone can do leader-like things, to become a good leader some people have to learn and do things that are very unnatural for them. Case in point: public speaking, presentations, and being the public face for an organization. Alan and Tony discuss the challenges a natural introvert can face when acting as a leader and provide examples of well-known leaders that have risen to the challenge (as well as some that are still struggling).

  • Leadership GPS 1: Getting Started

    08/07/2011 Duración: 33min

    Alan and Tony Jackson start the show off, on its first episode, with a little personal background, thoughts on how leadership has evolved over the years, and their hopes for future episodes.