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Never waste a good opportunity to learn from a bad boss. Our guests and Subject Matter Experts share their stories about challenging, difficult, and even mean bosses that they have had through their careers. Hosts Sara Best (Persuader) and John Broer (Captain) explore what happened, what made the relationship difficult, and even the role WE play in our Bosshole experiences. More importantly, we apply some of our insight and analysis around behavioral science and emotional intelligence so that we (and managers listening in) can learn from the experiences and avoid common Bosshole Blunders. If you have questions or stories you want to share, contact us at info@realgoodventures.com

The Bosshole® Chronicles Real Good Ventures

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 9 Ratings

Never waste a good opportunity to learn from a bad boss. Our guests and Subject Matter Experts share their stories about challenging, difficult, and even mean bosses that they have had through their careers. Hosts Sara Best (Persuader) and John Broer (Captain) explore what happened, what made the relationship difficult, and even the role WE play in our Bosshole experiences. More importantly, we apply some of our insight and analysis around behavioral science and emotional intelligence so that we (and managers listening in) can learn from the experiences and avoid common Bosshole Blunders. If you have questions or stories you want to share, contact us at info@realgoodventures.com

    Jeff Blair - Onward!

    Jeff Blair - Onward!

    We are often joined by Subject Matter Experts who are still very much students of their craft.  Jeff Blair is one such person when it comes to the study of leadership and the pursuit of his growth as a leader.  We get to explore those pursuits with Jeff in this episode and are happy to share it with our amazing audience.

    Click HERE for Jeff's LinkedIn profile

    Click HERE for Jeff's blog Onward!

    Other related TBC episodes:
    CaptainholeAaron Dignan - A Brave New WorkSara and John - Emerging Stronger with Emotional IntelligenceLeonora Williamson - The Trust AccountHave a BOSSHOLE STORY of your own?  Click HERE to inquire about being on the podcast!

    HERE ARE MORE RESOURCES FROM REAL GOOD VENTURES:

    Never miss a good opportunity to learn from a bad boss...

    Click HERE to get your very own Reference Profile.  We use The Predictive Index as our analytics platform so you know it's validated and reliable.  Your Reference Profile informs you of your needs, behaviors, and the nuances of what we call your Behavioral DNA.  It also explains your work style, your strengths, and even the common traps in which you may find yourself.  It's a great tool to share with friends, family, and co-workers.

    Follow us on Twitter HERE and make sure to share with your network!

    Provide your feedback HERE, please!  We love to hear from our listeners and welcome your thoughts and ideas about how to improve the podcast and even suggest topics and ideas for future episodes.

    Visit us at www.realgoodventures.com.  We are a Talent Optimization consultancy specializing in people and business execution analytics.  Real Good Ventures was founded by Sara Best and John Broer who are both Certified Talent Optimization Consultants with over 50 years of combined consulting and organizational performance experience.  Sara is also certified in EQi 2.0.  RGV is also a Certified Partner of Line-of-Sight, a powerful organizational health and execution platform.  RGV is known for its work in leadership development, executive coaching, and what we call organizational rebuild where we bring all our tools together to diagnose an organization's present state and how to grow toward a stronger future state.

    • 44 min
    Sara and John - Dealing with Disengagement at a 9-Year High (Gallup)

    Sara and John - Dealing with Disengagement at a 9-Year High (Gallup)

    Breaking news from Gallup on the state of engagement in the American workplace - and it's not good!  But it is solvable!  These results provide us with a tremendous opportunity to apply the tools and practices of Talent Optimization and reverse the trend.  Listen in and let's make high levels of disengagement a thing of the past!

    Click HERE for the Gallup research article
    Click HERE for PI's eBook on Retention in a Hybrid Workplace

    Related TBC Episodes:
    Sara and John - The Forces of DisengagementJason Lauritsen - The Check-In MethodRobert Courser - Line-of-SightSara and John - The Head, Heart, and BriefcaseSara and John - The Talent Optimization ChecklistSara and John - Emerging Stronger with Emotional IntelligenceKaren and John - Feedback: The Oxygen of EngagementThe Six Critical Questions:  (Lencioni)
    Why do we exist?How do we behave?What do we do?How do we succeed?What is most important right now?Who must do what?Have a BOSSHOLE STORY of your own?  Click HERE to inquire about being on the podcast!

    HERE ARE MORE RESOURCES FROM REAL GOOD VENTURES:

    Never miss a good opportunity to learn from a bad boss...

    Click HERE to get your very own Reference Profile.  We use The Predictive Index as our analytics platform so you know it's validated and reliable.  Your Reference Profile informs you of your needs, behaviors, and the nuances of what we call your Behavioral DNA.  It also explains your work style, your strengths, and even the common traps in which you may find yourself.  It's a great tool to share with friends, family, and co-workers.

    Follow us on Twitter HERE and make sure to share with your network!

    Provide your feedback HERE, please!  We love to hear from our listeners and welcome your thoughts and ideas about how to improve the podcast and even suggest topics and ideas for future episodes.

    Visit us at www.realgoodventures.com.  We are a Talent Optimization consultancy specializing in people and business execution analytics.  Real Good Ventures was founded by Sara Best and John Broer who are both Certified Talent Optimization Consultants with over 50 years of combined consulting and organizational performance experience.  Sara is also certified in EQi 2.0.  RGV is also a Certified Partner of Line-of-Sight, a powerful organizational health and execution platform.  RGV is known for its work in leadership development, executive coaching, and what we call organizational rebuild where we bring all our tools together to diagnose an organization's present state and how to grow toward a stronger future state.

    • 36 min
    Ted Olson - Feel Good About Selling

    Ted Olson - Feel Good About Selling

    Our friend Ted Olson "stopped by" the TBC studio to update us on his book "Feel Good About Selling" which published in the Fall of 2022.   Sales managers would do well to adopt Ted's approach and keep themselves out of the SalesBosshole® Zone.   It's how selling should have been done all along - and it's not too late to apply these proven principles.

    Click HERE for Ted's LinkedIn profile

    Click HERE to purchase a copy of Ted's book Feel Good About Selling

    Related TBC episodes:
    Jim Speredelozzi - Experience as a NegativeDon't Bring Him BackKaren and John - The Hero and the GuideHave a BOSSHOLE STORY of your own?  Click HERE to inquire about being on the podcast!

    HERE ARE MORE RESOURCES FROM REAL GOOD VENTURES:

    Never miss a good opportunity to learn from a bad boss...

    Click HERE to get your very own Reference Profile.  We use The Predictive Index as our analytics platform so you know it's validated and reliable.  Your Reference Profile informs you of your needs, behaviors, and the nuances of what we call your Behavioral DNA.  It also explains your work style, your strengths, and even the common traps in which you may find yourself.  It's a great tool to share with friends, family, and co-workers.

    Follow us on Twitter HERE and make sure to share with your network!

    Provide your feedback HERE, please!  We love to hear from our listeners and welcome your thoughts and ideas about how to improve the podcast and even suggest topics and ideas for future episodes.

    Visit us at www.realgoodventures.com.  We are a Talent Optimization consultancy specializing in people and business execution analytics.  Real Good Ventures was founded by Sara Best and John Broer who are both Certified Talent Optimization Consultants with over 50 years of combined consulting and organizational performance experience.  Sara is also certified in EQi 2.0.  RGV is also a Certified Partner of Line-of-Sight, a powerful organizational health and execution platform.  RGV is known for its work in leadership development, executive coaching, and what we call organizational rebuild where we bring all our tools together to diagnose an organization's present state and how to grow toward a stronger future state.

    • 33 min
    Mark Ostach - If You Really Knew Me...

    Mark Ostach - If You Really Knew Me...

    Every now and then, a fresh and enlivening voice rises above the din of our daily routine.  Mark Ostach is just such a voice.  He joins us for an episode of TBC to shepherd along reliable methodologies to help us find our place and some peace in our fast-moving technology-laden world.

    Click HERE for Mark's website

    Click HERE for Mark's LinkedIn profile

    Click HERE to purchase Mark's Gratitude Journal

    Click HERE to download Mark's book "If You Really Knew Me..."

    Click HERE to purchase Mark's book "Courage to Connect"

    Click HERE to enjoy Mark's podcast

    Click HERE to get Mark's newsletter

    Other related TBC episodes:
    Sara and John - Gratitude in the WorkplaceRick and Amy Simmons - Liminal SpaceHave a BOSSHOLE STORY of your own?  Click HERE to inquire about being on the podcast!

    HERE ARE MORE RESOURCES FROM REAL GOOD VENTURES:

    Never miss a good opportunity to learn from a bad boss...

    Click HERE to get your very own Reference Profile.  We use The Predictive Index as our analytics platform so you know it's validated and reliable.  Your Reference Profile informs you of your needs, behaviors, and the nuances of what we call your Behavioral DNA.  It also explains your work style, your strengths, and even the common traps in which you may find yourself.  It's a great tool to share with friends, family, and co-workers.

    Follow us on Twitter HERE and make sure to share with your network!

    Provide your feedback HERE, please!  We love to hear from our listeners and welcome your thoughts and ideas about how to improve the podcast and even suggest topics and ideas for future episodes.

    Visit us at www.realgoodventures.com.  We are a Talent Optimization consultancy specializing in people and business execution analytics.  Real Good Ventures was founded by Sara Best and John Broer who are both Certified Talent Optimization Consultants with over 50 years of combined consulting and organizational performance experience.  Sara is also certified in EQi 2.0.  RGV is also a Certified Partner of Line-of-Sight, a powerful organizational health and execution platform.  RGV is known for its work in leadership development, executive coaching, and what we call organizational rebuild where we bring all our tools together to diagnose an organization's present state and how to grow toward a stronger future state.

    • 37 min
    Dr. Amy Edmondson - The Fearless Organization

    Dr. Amy Edmondson - The Fearless Organization

    What a great way to kick off the New Year!  We are so pleased to have had time with the remarkable Dr. Amy Edmondson from Harvard Business School.  Amy shares more of her groundbreaking insights on Psychological Safety and how it must be a central theme for managers if they are to truly tap into the performance capabilities of their teams.  This is one for the ages in the world of Bosshole® Transformation!

    Click HERE for Amy's LinkedIn profile

    Click HERE to purchase The Fearless Organization

    Click HERE to purchase Teaming

    Click HERE to download "What is a Fearless Organization"

    Check out these other episodes on Psychological Safety:
    Aaron Dignan - Brave New WorkJohn and Sara - Psychological SafetyJohn and Sara - Above the Line, Below the Line
    Have a BOSSHOLE STORY of your own?  Click HERE to inquire about being on the podcast!

    HERE ARE MORE RESOURCES FROM REAL GOOD VENTURES:

    Never miss a good opportunity to learn from a bad boss...

    Click HERE to get your very own Reference Profile.  We use The Predictive Index as our analytics platform so you know it's validated and reliable.  Your Reference Profile informs you of your needs, behaviors, and the nuances of what we call your Behavioral DNA.  It also explains your work style, your strengths, and even the common traps in which you may find yourself.  It's a great tool to share with friends, family, and co-workers.

    Follow us on Twitter HERE and make sure to share with your network!

    Provide your feedback HERE, please!  We love to hear from our listeners and welcome your thoughts and ideas about how to improve the podcast and even suggest topics and ideas for future episodes.

    Visit us at www.realgoodventures.com.  We are a Talent Optimization consultancy specializing in people and business execution analytics.  Real Good Ventures was founded by Sara Best and John Broer who are both Certified Talent Optimization Consultants with over 50 years of combined consulting and organizational performance experience.  Sara is also certified in EQi 2.0.  RGV is also a Certified Partner of Line-of-Sight, a powerful organizational health and execution platform.  RGV is known for its work in leadership development, executive coaching, and what we call organizational rebuild where we bring all our tools together to diagnose an organization's present state and how to grow toward a stronger future state.

    • 30 min
    Highlights from TBC's 2022 Season

    Highlights from TBC's 2022 Season

    To kick off the New Year, we decided to highlight some of the great episodes from 2022!  What a blast it was to compile this episode and this is just a sample of the amazing people we have had on the program!

    Links to the full episodes:
    Rich Sheridan - The Chief Joy OfficerRodney Eason - The Great DifferentiatorDr. Matt Poepsel - The Godfather and the Killer B'sCharkie Quarcoo - Change@WorkJason Lauritsen - The Check-In Method™Aaron Dignan - Brave New WorkHave a BOSSHOLE STORY of your own?  Click HERE to inquire about being on the podcast!

    HERE ARE MORE RESOURCES FROM REAL GOOD VENTURES:

    Never miss a good opportunity to learn from a bad boss...

    Click HERE to get your very own Reference Profile.  We use The Predictive Index as our analytics platform so you know it's validated and reliable.  Your Reference Profile informs you of your needs, behaviors, and the nuances of what we call your Behavioral DNA.  It also explains your work style, your strengths, and even the common traps in which you may find yourself.  It's a great tool to share with friends, family, and co-workers.

    Follow us on Twitter HERE and make sure to share with your network!

    Provide your feedback HERE, please!  We love to hear from our listeners and welcome your thoughts and ideas about how to improve the podcast and even suggest topics and ideas for future episodes.

    Visit us at www.realgoodventures.com.  We are a Talent Optimization consultancy specializing in people and business execution analytics.  Real Good Ventures was founded by Sara Best and John Broer who are both Certified Talent Optimization Consultants with over 50 years of combined consulting and organizational performance experience.  Sara is also certified in EQi 2.0.  RGV is also a Certified Partner of Line-of-Sight, a powerful organizational health and execution platform.  RGV is known for its work in leadership development, executive coaching, and what we call organizational rebuild where we bring all our tools together to diagnose an organization's present state and how to grow toward a stronger future state.

    • 27 min

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