Category Archives: podcast
May 2020 Podcast
“Brag-Ability”?! Yes, it is a fun, innovative way of stating the importance of having the ability to authentically brag about a special capacity of your business or organization. Another way of explaining Brag-Ability is to truthfully state that you are one of the “Best-In-The-Business” regarding the delivery of a certain product or service.
This months Inspiring Innovations LEARNING MOMENTS podcast is all about establishing an area of Brag-Ability for your business or organization. A positive, progressive area that colleagues, customers and the general public recognize as “Something You Stand For” … everyday… EVERYDAY!
Enjoy the message.
Inspiring Innovations, Inc
April 2020 Podcast
Telling YOUR Career Story
I know I have mentioned it before in my TRIPLE III TIME blogs and sometimes for sure in these LEARNING MOMENTS podcasts. But this month I felt it is timely to explain the professional and personal value of Telling YOUR Career Story!
Unfortunately, I don’t believe people understand the powerful impact one can have on others by simply sharing their lifetime experiences. The wins… loses… goods and bads are all quality LEARNING MOMENTS. When you think about cool people you know and wonder about their career journey… remember how important Telling YOUR Career Story to family, friends, co-workers and colleagues might be!
Passing The (Leadership) Buck is another thought generating podcast episode on assessing someone’s leadership qualities and leadership style. Issues like taking responsibility, example-setting and staying progressively current are all factors to consider when facing a Passing The (Leadership) Buck situation. And interestingly one may realize that the LEARNING MOMENTS in this area are more about what NOT to do as a leader (i.e. DON’T PASS THE BUCK!)
Enjoy the message.
Leadership has again taken center stage in this month’s LEARNING MOMENTS podcast. Leading by Convenience is a leadership style that is best described as: JUST OK! As you listen you will get a brief Leading by Convenience definition… but more importantly, you will also hear several examples that will better explain our need to address this topic.
I hope you enjoy this LEARNING MOMENTS message. Please share it with colleagues if you think it could help them too.
“Working ONLY for the Test?” OK… I must admit this is a very confusing title for our first 2020 LEARNING MOMENTS podcast. However, if you apply this phrase to the same concerns that are raised when you hear the statement: Teachers Only Teach to the Test… you begin to understand the point I am trying to make. Think about it. While at your day job… do we only focus on specific performance numbers or do we give workers appropriate time, space and support for creativity, individual ideas, and/or innovation? As always, our limited LEARNING MOMENTS time doesn’t allow us to address all the issues circling around this topic. But I hope you are motivated by this podcast message to give yourself and those that work with you some “dreaming-time”!
Did you ever think about innovation projects and try to put them into special categories… just to make them easier to replicate? Well in this month’s Inspiring Innovations LEARNING MOMENTS podcast, I describe four “Forms” of Innovation:
- PURE IDEAS
- UNIQUE APPLICATIONS
- NON-TRADITIONAL PARTNERSHIPS
- TARGET AUDIENCE
My goal is to help everyone better organize their creative concepts and enhance focus and action.
However, the greatest segments of this podcast lie in the sharing of real-time innovation examples from my employment development workplace past. I hope you enjoy the message.
Investing development time in your staff will ALWAYS give leaders a solid return-on-investment! So, this month’s Inspiring Innovations LEARNING MOMENTS podcast focuses on the importance of GROOMING Staff for What Next! It will help each individual staff, your organization/business as a whole and especially you as the leader in making tough decisions about the future.
I hope you enjoy this LEARNING MOMENT.
One of my career-long challenges has been to remove Professional Hiding Spots. Call them excuses for not taking the initiative… reasons for avoiding personal responsibility… or issues that limit someone in a professional role from being an effective, example-setting leader.
This month I hope you enjoy my discussion of my TOP 10 Professional Hiding Spots. Chances are you will recognize most of them… hopefully from observation and not personal practice!
Let me know your thoughts.
“Job Comfort” … these two words are rarely put together… but for this month’s Inspiring Innovations LEARNING MOMENTS podcast they are a perfect fit. I believe being comfortable in your job is critical and often builds extra productivity! However, becoming too comfortable and taking job expectations and responsibilities for granted… goes against everything you promised when you applied for and were given the job. Also, employers need to strategically encourage job creativity to curb the negative side of “Job Comfort”.
I hope you enjoy the message.
This months Inspiring Innovations LEARNING MOMENT focuses on the “new-age” skill needs of future Emerging Leaders. As you listen you will realize that I don’t believe there are a brand-new set of leadership learnings for the 21st century. Instead, it is just necessary to appropriately evolve familiar skill areas to keep ahead of today’s more quickened operational and developmental business pace. Please listen closely to this month’s LEARNING MOMENT.