Karl Edwards combines the practical wisdom of 20 plus years of business and institutional experience with a personal passion for helping people thrive in their vocational pursuits. He enjoys consulting, coaching, speaking and teaching on the complex challenges business leaders face.
Employees... What Are They Good For? 4: The Problem of Poor Employee Performance
When acceptable performance becomes a problem, are we jumping too quickly to blame and punishment? Could there be aspects of your corporate structure, culture, or your own leadership methods that might be setting the stage for poor performance?
Employees... What Are They Good For? 3: The Problem of Retaining Good Employees
Fact: People are growing, developing, changing beings. Are you afraid of losing your best workers if you promote them? Fighting their development will only result in losing them to a competitor.
Employees... What Are They Good For? 2: The Problem of Finding Good Employees
Are our talent search methods serving us well? Could it be that our standardized job descriptions, computerized key word searches, and the use of unformatted text-only resumes are eliminating valuable candidates before we even have a chance to meet them?
Employees... What Are They Good For? 1: Expense or Asset?
What lens do you use when addressing employee problems? Employees are an expense to minimize or an asset to maximize? The lens you choose will have a radical impact on how you deal with four common employee problems.
Clutter: Friend or Foe? 5: All That Stuff on Your Desktop
Both our physical desktop and our computer desktop can get cluttered quickly. One of the issues in whether you can find what you need. The other issue is whether the cluttered desktops are making it difficult to focus and be productive.
Clutter: Friend or Foe? 4: All Those Communication Options
Choosing to communicate via phone, text, email, or social network is not only a matter of personal preference, but must take into account the recipients preferences as well. How do you sort through who responds best to a text message and who responds best a personal call?
Excellent Advise for Leaders/Managers/Trend-Setters
This podcast presents a wonderful distillation of many of Karl Edwards’ ideas and insights into formulating a healthy culture of work. His tips are both practical and insightful. He covers issues of personal/professional development, and how to more effectively relate to others in our various work settings. (I work in academic administration at UC Berkeley.) Each podcast is formatted as a dialogue/interview, which makes for a fun listen. Highly recommended!