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What Great Bosses Know
Leadership lessons from The Poynter Institute
Ten Ways to Boost Creativity
May 14, 2013 06:21 AM PDT
Want to be a boss known for helping good ideas take off in your organization?
There's a column that accompanies this podcast, filled with links to research Jill cites. You can find it at Poynter.org.Benefits of a "New Manager Mindset"
March 14, 2013 04:32 PM PDT
New managers come to the job with plenty of fears. The Poynter Institute's Leadership and Management expert Jill Geisler has help new supervisors overcome them all. But Jill believes there's something every manager -- especially the most experienced -- can take from the mindset of the newest bosses. She shares that secret in this podcast.
Jill's book "Work Happy: What Great Bosses Know" is available to help managers of all experience levels. It's available everywhere.
Check out Jill's "Great Bosses" columns on Poynter.orgBreaking "Artificial Barriers" to Your Success
February 10, 2013 03:18 PM PST
You're a good employee. You'd like to have a greater impact in your organization. You have ideas and talent that could make the organization better. It may be tempting to think that the management at your workplace is failing to tap into your strengths and skills -- but what if the real issue is that YOU are letting "artificial barriers" hold you back?
"Artificial barriers" are so common that Poynter's leadership and management expert Jill Geisler can list at least ten of them she's helped people tear down.
In this podcast, she identifies how you may be getting in your own way, and what to do about it.
Jill is the author of the book "Work Happy: What Great Bosses Know" -- a workshop-in-a-book for anyone who wants to be an effective leader.Your Message Matters -- Share It
December 31, 2012 10:11 AM PST
Poynter's leadership expert Jill Geisler often teaches about the importance of communication in leadership. This time, the lesson is very personal. As the new year approaches, Jill shares a story that drives home the importance of letting others know the impact they have. It just may inspire you to start the year 2013 in a most positive way.Build Employee Engagement
December 20, 2012 11:24 AM PST
Jill Geisler has a wish for you in 2013 -- may it be a year of engaged employees at your workplace. How does that happen? And what's the leader's role? In this podcast, Jill shares the tips she crafted in a guest blog post for the management website switchandshift.com.
You can see more of Jill's management columns in her "What Great Bosses Know" series on Poynter.org
December 02, 2012 09:44 AM PST
What are the top skills managers need today in order to lead in changing and challenging times? In this podcast, the Poynter Institute's leadership expert Jill Geisler will walk you through a list of ten very concrete and practical skills that can improve your chances of success as a boss.
This podcast accompanies her "What Great Bosses Know" column on Poynter.org.
October 14, 2012 08:55 AM PDT
Did you know that October 16th is "Boss Day" in the United States? Jill Geisler didn't know it until she happened to see it noted on a calendar. She decided to mark the little-known day by revealing some secrets -- specifically, ten secrets that great bosses CHOOSE to keep from employees, especially very good employees.
In this podcast, she shares those secrets and answers the questions: Should you ask your boss to tell you if he or she has kept any of those from you? If you're a boss, how should you reply?
This podcast accompanies Jill's "What Great Bosses Know" column on Poynter.orgWork Happy in a Bad Economy?
October 13, 2012 12:26 PM PDT
Recently, Jill Geisler was interviewed by Fortune.com columnist Dan Schawbel. His focus: Can managers and employees really work happily in a bad economy? In this podcast, Jill argues that it's challenging but absolutely possible, and explains why.The Value of a Great Boss
October 13, 2012 12:15 PM PDT
Here's some great news for all who aspire to be great bosses. Not only does your good work provide great personal satisfaction for you, it also brings extra value to your organization. A new study from the National Bureau of Economic Research looks at just how much value quality managers bring the workplace. The Poynter Institute's leadership and management expert, Jill Geisler, shares the good news from the study in this podcast.Ten Powers of Leadership
August 08, 2012 07:41 AM PDT
Is it okay to crave power? Absolutely, says the Poynter Institute's leadership and management expert Jill Geisler. There's a catch, though. That power needs to be used for good. When asked to deliver the commencement speech to the 2012 graduates of Duquesne University's School of Leadership and Professional Advancement, Jill made "power" the central theme of her address. In this adapted version, she outlines the ten types of power she wishes for leaders -- and adds a bonus.
Jill's podcasts accompany her columns on Poynter.org
If you want to become a great boss, her new book WORK HAPPY: WHAT GREAT BOSSES KNOW can help you achieve that goal.What Great Bosses DON'T Say
July 24, 2012 05:58 AM PDT
Poynter's leadership and management expert Jill Geisler was asked by Forbes.com to write about managers who say the wrong things at work. She focused on things that aren't illegal -- or outside normal company policies, but rather, common phrases that are offputting to others -- and can reduce a manager's effectiveness. If you don't want to talk yourself into trouble, listen to words Jill shares -- and then keep them to yourself!
Jill's new book - "WORK HAPPY: What Great Bosses Know" is available at bookstores everywhere.The Penn State Leadership Meltdown: 8 Ways It Could Happen to You
July 16, 2012 04:59 AM PDT
An assistant coach is convicted of child abuse at Penn State. The University commissions an independent review of how the situation evolved over time and how the university handled it. The review is damning. People at the highest levels of power at Penn State covered it up, says the report. They failed to do the right thing, time and again. In this podcast, the Poynter Institute's leadership and management expert Jill Geisler looks at how people who believe they are ethical and moral do the wrong thing -- and how you and your organization could too easily do the same. She offers 8 signs of trouble.
This podcast is a companion to her column on Poynter.org.
July 08, 2012 07:00 PM PDT
Managers, beware of the 4 "D"s that can cause a tough conversation to go off the rails -- if you let it. Let's say you're talking with an employee who is consistently missing scheduled deadlines for projects, when that person responds with either denial, deflection, disruption or dumping on the boss (that's YOU!) Would you know what to do in each of those circumstances? If you don't, your responses could do more harm than good -- and not just to the other person. It could make you less effective. That's why Jill Geisler of the Poynter Institute shares tips for dealing with the 4 "D"s.
Learn more about difficult conversations and so much more in Jill's new book, "Work Happy: What Great Bosses Know" and her columns on Poynter.orgJill Challenges a Management Myth
July 02, 2012 06:03 AM PDT
Have you ever heard -- or uttered this management mantra: "Hire good people and leave them alone?" Chances are you thought it was a great idea. The Poynter Institute's Jill Geisler explains why this well-intentioned phrase may lead to bad management. Since you want to be a great boss, you'll be interested in her argument and her alternatives.
July 02, 2012 05:58 AM PDT
Every manager today is dealing with change of some sort. But few managers get training in how to help people succeed in changing times. The Poynter Institute's Jill Geisler has reviewed some of the top literature and research on change management, and believes it comes down to 5 key things that can accelerate or impede change. She outlines them in this podcast.
In these short and practical podcasts, Poynter's leadership and management expert Jill Geisler explains the things great bosses know. Her valuable tips help anyone who hopes to be a great boss or to work for one.
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