100 episodes

We are Dawn Kuczwara and Jer Lance, technologists, leaders, an people who are often accused of talking too much. Join us as we answer your questions about leadership, becoming a leader, and knowledge work in general. Our answers come from our experience, and arrive with a sense of humor. Email us at questions@leadingquestionspodcast.com (and no, we couldn't find a longer URL)

Leading Questions Podcas‪t‬ Dawn Kuczwara and Jer Lance

    • Management
    • 5.0 • 7 Ratings

We are Dawn Kuczwara and Jer Lance, technologists, leaders, an people who are often accused of talking too much. Join us as we answer your questions about leadership, becoming a leader, and knowledge work in general. Our answers come from our experience, and arrive with a sense of humor. Email us at questions@leadingquestionspodcast.com (and no, we couldn't find a longer URL)

    Episode 98 - She's Kerosene

    Episode 98 - She's Kerosene

    In this episode we talk about...
    Recently, I started leading a new group of people at my work. In the process of getting to know everyone, I noticed something and I don't know how to approach it appropriately. There is this one person, who is overwhelmingly talkative and who refuses to even hear others' ideas if they contradict her own opinions. The only time she allows other people to contribute to the conversation is if they further her own plans. I'm concerned that she drowns out other people and is making the team less productive and, honestly, less enjoyable. How do I deal with this?
    Don't forget to join our bookclub! We're currently reading The Biggest Bluff by Maria Konnikova!

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Episode 97 - Everything is Alright

    Episode 97 - Everything is Alright

    In this episode we talk about...
    At the beginning of 2021, I'm going to be taking on a lot of new projects and work. Over the past few months, I've been freaking out, trying to plan for the siege of to-do's coming my way. I think the planning may be making me more anxious, but I can't stop myself. How do I deal with the caseload? and how do I stop freaking myself out?
    Don't forget to join our bookclub! We're currently reading The Biggest Bluff by Maria Konnikova!

    • 56 min
    Bookclub 21 - Moment of Lift

    Bookclub 21 - Moment of Lift

    Let's discuss Moment of Lift by Melinda Gates (not Michelle Obama).

    Next up, The Biggest Bluff by Maria Konnikova.
     

    • 18 min
    Episode 95 - Wizard Needs Food Badly

    Episode 95 - Wizard Needs Food Badly

    This episode is all fun and games, other than the parts that aren't...
    My company moved everyone to WFH when COVID-19 hit our state. It’s been several months and my team has settled into their routine well, hitting their goals. In this time where people feel isolated already, the team is understandably feeling it as well. How do I keep them bonded, and maintain healthy relationships, when the most interaction you have is a square on a Zoom call?
    (Also, it was teambuilding.com)
    We are reading Moment of Lift by Melinda Gates for our bookclub, so, if you'd like to join us, get to reading!

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Episode 94 - The Kids

    Episode 94 - The Kids

    In this week's episode, we answer...
    My family is a dual income home. My partner is still working, and I’ve been laid off. So I’ve taken over the household and our two young children. There is no in-class school, and there is no daycare, meaning they are with me all day. There are shifts I can make once I go back to work, but the days of the 8 - 10hr work day are long gone. If this is the new normal, what should working parents in this situation be expecting from their leaders? What should companies be doing to pivot with their employees new challenges? And what have you two changed to help your team succeed and meet them where they are?
    We are reading Moment of Lift by Melinda Gates for our bookclub, so, if you'd like to join us, get to reading!
     

    • 58 min
    Bookclub 20 - The Art of Leadership

    Bookclub 20 - The Art of Leadership

    Time to discuss the current bookclub book, The Art of Leadership by Michael Lopp.

    For our next book, we will be reading Moment of Lift by Melinda Gates.
     

    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

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7 Ratings

7 Ratings

Tikuczwara ,

Funny and informative!

This podcast is not only funny but informative. It gives you a lot of insight on what to do in tough job situations.

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