Posts Tagged ‘management’

At the top of every organization chart lies a myth…this week on Your Financial Editor.

Friday, February 17th, 2012

The reality of the “senior management” in a lot of organizations is that critical decisions are typically made by the boss and a small group of confidants—a “team with no name”—outside of formal processes. Meanwhile, other members of the management team wonder why they weren’t in the room or even consulted ahead of time. The dysfunction that results from this gap between myth and reality has led to years of unproductive team building exercises.  Join me this week, and my guest will that the problems of many big corporations are ones of process and structure, not psychology.

Tune in this Saturday morning at 8am on AM 930 WFMD, or listen from your pc by logging onto WFMD’s website and click the listen live button.

About this week’s guest:

Bob Frisch

Managing Partner Strategic Offsites Group Author

Bob Frisch Bob Frisch, the managing partner of the Strategic Offsites Group, is the author of three Harvard Business Review articles: “Off-Sites That Work,” “When Teams Can’t Decide,” and “Who Really Makes the Big Decisions in Your Company.” His first book, Who’s In the Room? How Great Leaders Structure and Manage the Teams Around Them was recently published by Jossey-Bass/Wiley.

The new science of personal success. This week on Your Financial Editor.

Saturday, October 29th, 2011

Why is it that 95% of all diet attempts fail? Why do New Year’s Resolutions last no more than a few days? Why can’t people with good intentions seem to make consistent and positive strides in the way they want to improve their careers, financial fitness, physical fitness, and so on?

  My guest this week, Author Al Switzler’s, book Change Anything, reveals a stunning new approach to how individuals can not only change their lives for the better in the workplace, but also their lives away from the office, including (but not limited to) finding ways to improve one’s working relationship with others, one’s overall health, outlook on life, and so on.

Join me this Saturday morning at 8am on AM 930 WFMD, or listen from your pc by logging onto WFMD’s website and click the listen live button

About this week’s guest:

Business Communication Expert & New York Times Bestselling Author

In the past twenty-five years, Al Switzler has helped hundreds of organizations achieve measurable change with his broad knowledge of leadership, teamwork, quality, communication, management, and motivation. Co Founder of VitalSmarts, Al has researched methods for driving rapid sustainable and measurable change in behaviors.

Bestselling Author and Award-Winning Instructor
Al is coauthor of four New York Times bestsellers, Change Anything, Crucial Conversations, Crucial Confrontations, and Influencer.

In addition to authoring bestsellers, Al has served on the faculty of several universities including the University of Michigan, Brigham Young University, Auburn University, and the University of Kentucky. These institutions have recognized Al with awards for innovation and outstanding teaching.

What can the Mafia teach the legitimate businessman? This week on Your Financial Editor.

Friday, June 3rd, 2011

 This week on Your Financial Editor, a real-life former mobster joins me to reveal business lessons from the longest-running and one of the most successful corporations in history – the Mafia!  Don’t miss this fascinating insight into everyday business practices that can help your business thrive! 

Join us this Saturday morning at 8am on AM 930 WFMD, or listen from your pc by logging onto WFMD’s website and click the listen live button.

About this week’s guest:

Louis Ferrante, author of the book, Mob Rules: What the Mafia Can Teach the Legitimate Businessman, is a former associate of the Gambino family.  During his Mafia days, Mr. Ferrante relied on his instincts to pull off some of the biggest heists in U.S. history.  By the age of tweny-one, he had netted millions of dollars for his employers.  His natural talent for management led Mafia bosses to rely on him.

After being arrested and serving an eight and a half year prison sentence, Mr. Ferrante went straight, and is now sharing fascinating accounts of his time in one of the best-run and oldest businesses.

Can the public sector work with a private sector commitment to excellence and innovation? This week on Your Financial Editor.

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

Create  a “culture of no-ego” in your organization.  Find out how to transform your organization’s culture and achieve revolutionary results.  Join Chris and his guest Mark Aesch this week on Your Financial Editor.

Join us this this Saturday morning at 8am on AM 930 WFMD, or listen from anywhere on your pc by logging onto and clicking the listen live button.

About this week’s guest:

Mark Aesch, author of Driving Excellence,  is CEO of Rochester Genesee Regional Transportation Authority (RGRTA).  As a recognized thought leader on public management, Aesch has contributed his thinking to the New York Times and other national media outlets, chaired a United States study mission overseas, and is an active member of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO), an international organization comprised of influential CEOs under the age of 50.

Power – why do some people have it, and some people don’t? This week on Your Financial Editor!

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

Power…some people dream about it , others achieve it on a grand scale and some gain it and then lose it in a big way.  Join Chris this week as he and his guest, Professor Jeffrey Pfeffer of Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, discuss how power is successfully built, managed and sustained within organizations.  Professor Pfeffer has written a book, Power, based on decades of insight, observation and research that will be an essential manual and new standard in the field of leadership and management.

Join us this this Saturday morning at 8am on AM 930 WFMD, or listen from anywhere on your pc by logging onto and clicking the listen live button.

About the Author:

Jeffrey Pfeffer is the Thomas D. Dee II Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University, where he has taught since 1979.  He is the author or coauthor of thirteen books, and has also held visiting professorships at the Harvard Business School, London Business School, IESE Business School in Spain, and other institutions.

The science behind exceptional management of your company – this week on Your Financial Editor

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

Using the findings from brain scans, cognitive experiments, and behavioral studies, this week’s guest and Chris Murray will talk about our new understanding of how our minds work, and how to apply that knowledge to management of your business.  Charles Jacobs, the author of Management Rewired, will take us on a journey from the first glimmers of conscious thinking in our ancestors to the groundbreaking discoveries of the twenty-first century.  

Join us this this Saturday morning at 8am on AM 930 WFMD, or listen from your pc by logging onto and clicking the listen live button.

About this week’s author:

Charles S. Jacobs is founder and managing partner of 180 Partners, and the author of Management Rewired: Why Feedback Doesn’t Work and Other Surprising Lessons from the Latest Brain Science. For over two decades, he has helped the leadership of corporations around the world improve the performance of their businesses. He numbers among his clients fifty of the Fortune 100, and has worked in Europe, Asia, South America, and the U.S.

His unique approach enables managers to use our new understanding of the brain to comprehensively rethink their businesses, creating more robust competitive strategies and the performance-oriented organizations needed to implement them. His work provides the key to overcome the number one obstacle to meaningful improvement in business performance—the rapid and effective management of change.

His writing has appeared in numerous business publications and he is sought after for print and broadcast interviews. His seminars and speeches offer an overview of the stunning discoveries of brain science and the direct, practical application of those discoveries to management. He completed his B.A., M.A., and PhD work at the University of Michigan.

It’s time to get rid of a cruel, wasteful, insidious management practice…the annual performance review. This week on Your Financial Editor!

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

Performance reviews for employees.  Are they valid methods to measure productivity, or are they cruel, wasteful practices that bully

Chris Murray, host of YFE

 employees?  This week on Your Financial Editor, Chris will be talking with Professor Samuel Culbert from UCLA about how managers can start to effectively manage their employees and employees can get evaluations they really believe in.  Saturday morning at 8am (EST) on AM 930 WFMD.  Listen from anywhere by logging onto and clicking the listen live button.

About this week’s guest:

Dr. Samuel A. Culbert has achieved wide-scale recongnition as an expert and theoretician in the management field.  He holds a McKinsey award for an article published in the Harvard Business Review and has contributed chapters in many leading management-related books.  He has been a professor at UCLA’s Anderson Graduate School of Management for more than 25 years, and his consulting practice specializes in executive communication and teamwork; trust building and organizational effectiveness; and leadership development and corporate strategizing.  He is the author of Get Rid of the Performance Review! ,which he and Chris will discuss on this week’s show.