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  • What Leaders Need to Ask
    with Chris Withrow and Tim Muma - May 23, 2014
    The success of an organization and its employees is often spurred on by the leaders within a company. Their handle on the rest of the team has a direct impact on their productivity. Chris Withrow is the Chief Technology Officer for Warren County Schools, and he brings his real-world experience to LJNRadio to share with Tim Muma the types of questions that need to be asked by an organization's leaders. He explains what each...
  • Differentiating Leadership, Management and Administration
    with Gary Boomer and Tim Muma - May 15, 2014
    Many people fail to understand key differences between leadership, management and administration. Recognizing their unique attributes is essential to a productive work environment from top to bottom. Gary Boomer, CEO of Boomer Consulting, explains to Tim Muma why it's imperative employers value and emphasize how each role plays a significantly varied part in relation to the others. Gary also leaves the listeners with some t...
  • Thought Leadership Strategy
    with Josh Johnson and Tim Muma - May 5, 2014
    The term "thought leadership" has been thrown around quite a bit in recent years, but you'd be hard-pressed to get a solid handle on what it really means or how to truly be respected as one. The vice president of Influence & Co., Josh Johnson, brings his experienced take on becoming a thought leader in today's world. He talks with Tim Muma about a variety of factors that come into play and the strategies that have proven su...
  • Effective Onboarding
    with Lilith Christiansen and Cady Chesney - April 25, 2014
    Onboarding is an experience that most new hires and their managers experience in the first few days, weeks, or months of employment. In this process employees learn company, organization, team, and role specific knowledge along with insight into the company’s culture and direction. Lilith Christiansen, author of Successful Onboarding: Strategies to Unlock Hidden Value within Your Organization and associate at Kaiser Associa...
  • How to Be Friends with Your Employees
    with Angela Holmes-Young and Cady Chesney - April 23, 2014
    Managers and those in leadership positions work to guide their team through projects, and help them grown in their positions. In today’s world colleagues spend a majority of their time together, so friendships form – but it can be tricky being friends with your employees. Jennifer Winter joins the show to discuss effective strategies for becoming friends with your employees, while maintaining a healthy work relationship.
  • Performance Evaluation Effectiveness
    with Justin Harris and Tim Muma - April 21, 2014
    In trying to accurately assess the production and value of employees, companies devise a variety of tools to allow managers to objectively rate their employees' performance. The problem becomes figuring out how effective these evaluations are. Justin Harris, human resources practitioner and generalist at Tennessee State University, talks to Tim Muma about critiquing and revamping the current performance evaluation you use a...
  • Insight on Flexible Work Environments
    with Sabrina Baker and Tim Muma - April 14, 2014
    Some employers continue to be skeptical when the idea of flexible work environments are brought up as a positive influence on employees and the company as a whole. Acacia HR Solutions founder, Sabrina Baker, a consultant and human resources professional, joins Tim Muma to talk about the variety of options employers have when contemplating a move to a flexible work environment. She also explains the far-reaching benefits for...
  • Purpose Statement vs. Mission Statement
    with Stephanie Krieg and Tim Muma - April 14, 2014
    It might be semantics to some, but differentiating between a purpose statement and a mission statement is a frame of mind and something that can alter thoughts, words and action. Stephanie Krieg is the founder of HR Culture Club and she explains to Tim Muma how simply shifting a company's focus through a purpose statement can open up employees to greater creativity, productivity and ownership.
  • Stop Taking Yourself So Seriously
    with Steve Cody and Tim Muma - April 3, 2014
    Displaying a sense of humor and a light-hearted nature can do wonders to improve productivity and morale within an organization. While professionalism and tact are still necessary, companies and individuals who loosen up often have more success. Steve Cody, CEO and Co-Founder of Peppercomm, gives Tim Muma all the details on how and why humor creates a successful work environment. Studies also show the positive effects it ha...
  • LEGO Serious Play
    with Alfredo Muccino and Tim Muma - March 22, 2014
    Playing can make a big impact on our creative minds and the perception of the world – or business – around us. Alfredo Muccino, Chief Creative Officer for Liquid Agency, talks to Tim Muma about his company's use and endorsement of LEGO serious play as a terrific way to get organizations to work together and solve problems in a tangible, hands-on way. Alfredo describes how people translate ideas into LEGOS, then find solutio...