Ed will be interviewing accomplished business professionals and successful thought leaders who have years of experience to share. His mini-casts are packed with short, practical and straight-to-the-point business advice that you can use today.
In Search of Courage
The best leaders have high levels of self-awareness and the capacity to be courageous. (The ability to act when we're afraid.) Effective leaders have the ability to be courageous in appropriate ways and at appropriate times. Mike Neatherton, former COO of the Betty Ford Clinic shares his perspectives about how many execs are truly self-aware. (Far fewer than you think!) And he discusses how the greatest courage is the execs ability to make themselves truly vulnerable to their teams. (FYI - Lyndsay Knox, our Business Manager at The Eppley Group says this is our best podcast ever!)
Leadership Deep Dive on Self-Awareness and Being Courageous
Rick Packer from Pat Lencioni's Table Group joins me in this episode of The Ed Eppley Experience to share his thinking and experiences in how leaders can become more self aware. (Hint - It helps to be open to feedback.) In his work with hundreds of execs and CEO's, he's learned that the best execs focus on doing what their role demands rather than what is pleasing. And you'll love Rick's comments about "uncommunicated expectations" and "the messy middle"!
Ed's Secret Weapon for Business Travel
This episode of TEEE, isn't about professional management or leadership. It's about the crazy and ever changing world of business travel. Most people know I travel a great deal. (I'm over a million miles with Delta.) I often get asked for recommendations about travel. No matter what advice I might offer, I always suggest they subscribe to Joe Sent Me. For almost 20 years, Joe Brancatelli has been offering up great business travel advice. No one, and I mean no one knows more about the best way to spend your business travel dollars. Business travel isn't always enjoyable. Sometimes it stinks. Listen to this episode and learn from the best expert. Also, if you decide to subscribe to Joe's monthly service, mention that you heard about this from Ed Eppley and he'll reduce the annual rate from $149 to $99!
I shared in an earlier minilog how 2021 has been the real year of Covid. It's also why now more than ever, leaders need to be be capable of thinking in disruptive ways. With all the uncertainty and difficulty in supply chains and finding people, this might be the time when you need to consider new and different alliances and partnerships. Maybe even different kinds of customers or suppliers. Listen and be prepared to consider options you would have never considered in the past!
ENTERING THE DANGER ZONE
Great leaders have courage along with the ability to act despite fear. In this minilog, I explain why managers may find it hard to act when there is danger present, and dive into the consequences that come from not acting. You are sure to like the model I offer that can let you "enter the danger" with greater confidence.
This Guy's Company Makes Chick-fil-A's Chicken!
Rob Connelly is the CEO of Henny Penny. They make the equipment that makes the food for companies like McDonald's, Wendy's and yes, Chick-fil-A. Rob shares what it's like to lead a company that promises their customers they will make more money by spending more for Henny Penny's equipment. If you've ever wondered about having an ESOP company, Rob explains how their employees and fellow owners have greater interest in the company's financial results. And you'll enjoy hearing how Henny Penny always takes "the long view" in their decision making.
Let’s Be Clear!
Ed brings a practical approach to business leadership focused on how to maximize clarity in your business. Ed has a knack for asking good questions of top leaders on his show - consistently solid leadership content!