The show for anyone who is or has a boss -- workplace wisdom with heart and humor from both the psychological and business perspectives. Broadcast every Sunday at 11am Pacific on Seattle's KOMO Newsradio. www.TheBossShow.com.
The Boss Show Rides Into the Sunset
After eight years on air and in podcast, The Boss Show hangs up its jersey (even though Jim hates sports metaphors). Jim and Steve reflect on eight years of building an audio jigsaw puzzle of enlightened leadership and work relationships. And finally, they explain “Rule #6.” To stay in touch with The Boss Show guys, visit PathForwardLeadership.com and LeadingBeyondEgo.com.
Do You See Through the Lens of Process?
When things go wrong at work, what do we tend to do? Blame someone. That’s what the bad leader does, anyway. The good leader asks, “What’s going on here that allowed failure to happen? Are we setting people up for success? Does my team have the right resources, support, training, and processes? And are we consulting with the people who are actually doing the work?”
Macaroni & Cheese: A Metaphor for Business
Ever made macaroni and cheese? You know a good recipe helps. And using that recipe as a foundation, but exercising creativity on top of it, is the key to success. The workplace isn’t much different from macaroni & cheese. So if you want to have influence – want to be a leader – you have to care about processes.
Leading Beyond Ego - The Master Quality
Last week, Steve & Jim explored how “ego” is the #1 obstacle to success and satisfaction in the workplace. This week: what does a “beyond ego” workplace look like? How does a “beyond ego” leader interact with coworkers? Steve offers a vision – a vision he’ll guide participants toward in a nine-week online course he’s launching on March 11 – “Leading Beyond Ego” (leadingbeyondego.com).
Leading Beyond Ego (1 of 2)
Ego. As in “his enormous ego” or “her fragile ego.” As in, “She’s a control freak” or “I’m afraid to talk to my boss.” Ego – the #1 obstacle to success and satisfaction in the workplace. You can’t eradicate it, since it exists for a critical purpose – self-protection. But when old ego strategies have outlived their usefulness, but are still conditioned into our workplace behavior, we CAN choose differently …
How Accountable Are You? (2 of 2)
In the 2nd of two parts, Jim & Steve lay out "The Contract" – their model that defines what to pay attention to in order to increase accountability in your team or organization. And remember, "accountability" is simply about doing what you say you're going to do. If you're not maximizing your accountability, why even do what you're doing?
The real deal
This is the anti business speak podcast. In fact there is an episode that addresses those cliched sayings that bosses say that drive me up a tree. Real conversations about the issues facing both bosses and employees in the new economy, done with compassion and humor. Should be required listening for everyone.
Great for everyone
I really enjoyed listening to this podcast. The guys have fantastic (and funny!) tips for how to be successful at work. They talk about annoying coworkers, best interview tips, and relevant news that affects the workplace. Everyone should check this out.
If you have or are a boss, you got to listen
Most everyone has a boss. Here is a show to learn about being the boss and what they are working with as well. What does it take to be a boss? Does my boss just want to make my life hell? Get these answers and more. Work isn't always serious, and neither is this show. You learn, but have fun as well. The hosts are having fun with each other, with their guests and with their topics. It is serious but done in a way that you learn and can relate to and have fun.