GreatRidge Station
Season 1 Wrap Up: Text Only

Season 1 Wrap Up: Text Only

May 30, 2019

Season One has come to a conclusion, just in time for you to use Summer to catch up. Don't forget to invite your friends and colleagues to subscribe. I can't become an overnight success without your help (that was humor, for those of you who are keeping score).

What to expect, going forward:

  • We'll publish a couple of off-season episodes over summer. Probably one per month. 
  • There is a season-one e-book in the works, and we're working on the technical details right now. It is likely to be premium content, and will likely include discussion questions, facilitator details, and additional resources. We'll keep you posted. 
  • Season Two will launch (with much fanfare) in late August or early September, 2019.

 

Moving Beyond Micromanagement

Moving Beyond Micromanagement

May 16, 2019

As a follow-up to last week's episode on Micromanagement, we provide some deep theory and practical skills for moving your own leadership practice toward greater effectiveness (in a good way).

Tweet questions to us using the hashtag #GRSQuestions -- We'll address as many as we can.

Is Micromanagement Always Bad?

Is Micromanagement Always Bad?

May 9, 2019

In this episode, we take on one of the most hated practices in leadership: Micromanagement. Despite all the bad press, there are times when it is appropriate.

Leading In Real Time

Leading In Real Time

May 2, 2019

One of the greatest fear-inducers for leaders is the realization that things may not turn out well. Yes, that's true, but sometimes, it's worth the risk.

Managing Your Own Career

Managing Your Own Career

April 25, 2019

Truth be told, your career isn't going to manage itself. This episode provides six quick guidelines form managing your way forward in uncertain times.

Works Cited.

Shultz, Charles -- What Was Bugging Ol' Pharaoh (1964)

Fullsterkur (A full-length documentary by Rogue)

On Maslow, Leadership Fads, and Scholarship

On Maslow, Leadership Fads, and Scholarship

April 11, 2019

Rarely has anyone's work been so poorly applied as Abraham Maslow. Not that I'm trying to impinge on his self-actualization. Seriously, though, you've gotta get outta that rut you are in.

Managing Yourself, Part 8

Managing Yourself, Part 8

April 4, 2019

The eighth and final episode in our series on Managing Yourself. In this episode, we address a final, big question, provided by my friend Jim (an exemplary leader):

  • What do I need to do right now to be able to finish well?

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Managing Yourself, Part 7

Managing Yourself, Part 7

March 28, 2019

The seventh in our series on Managing Yourself. In this episode, we address three more key questions:

  • What is my view of time?
  • Who is the boss of me?
  • What makes me dig in my heels? What turns on my stubbornness?

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Managing Yourself, Part 6

Managing Yourself, Part 6

March 21, 2019

The sixth in our series on Managing Yourself. In this episode, we address two more key ideas: What kind of environment do I thrive in?, and How do I define success?

Resource Cited:

The Strong Interest Inventory: https://careerassessmentsite.com/tests/strong-tests/about-the-strong-interest-inventory/

CareerLeader Assessment: https://www.careerleader.com/
Full disclosure: Career Leader is one of the assessments required in the program that I lead: Master of Arts in Strategic Leadership program at Bethel University.

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Managing Yourself, Part 5

Managing Yourself, Part 5

March 14, 2019

The fifth in our series on Managing Yourself. In this episode, we address two more key ideas: What are my strengths? and What are my weaknesses?

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