Leadership GPS

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Leadership GPS
  • Language: eng
  • Episodes: 16
  • Last: 30 Dec 2014
Let father-and-son program hosts Tony Jackson and Alan Jackson "guide" you on the topic of leadership. Each episode is a discussion of an aspect of leadership, how to do it right, what to avoid, and what it means for successful organizations. Along the way the duo will discuss how the concept of leadership has changed over the generations and how today's leaders are adapting to an ever-changing workplace. Get on the right leadership course... with Leadership GPS.

Episodes (16)

  • Leadership GPS: Teams - Are They Really All That Important?
    Leadership GPS: Teams - Are They Really All That Important?
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    Published: 30 Dec 2014 Duration: 01:24:05
    There can be many similarities between the business world and the sports world, especially when it comes to the concept of “teams”.  What does being part of a team really mean?  How is it different from being a part of an “effective group o... Read more →
    There can be many similarities between the business world and the sports world, especially when it comes to the concept of “teams”.  What does being part of a team really mean?  How is it different from being a part of an “effective group o... Read more →

  • Leadership GPS: Leading through the "Trash Days"
    Leadership GPS: Leading through the "Trash Days"
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    Published: 4 Sep 2014 Duration: 01:05:36
    We’ve all had those “Trash Days”… days where things are not going as you’d planned, things are not working as they should, and you could find it tough to be the good leader you need to be.  Tony and Alan talk about strategies for not just g... Read more →
    We’ve all had those “Trash Days”… days where things are not going as you’d planned, things are not working as they should, and you could find it tough to be the good leader you need to be.  Tony and Alan talk about strategies for not just g... Read more →

  • Leadership GPS: Shaping Corporate Cultures
    Leadership GPS: Shaping Corporate Cultures
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    Published: 5 Aug 2014 Duration: 48:52
    Tony and Alan Jackson are back after a hiatus to record a new episode of “Leadership GPS”!  In this episode, the Jackson boys discuss how to shape a corporate “culture” through modeling and communication.  How do you communicate to employee... Read more →
    Tony and Alan Jackson are back after a hiatus to record a new episode of “Leadership GPS”!  In this episode, the Jackson boys discuss how to shape a corporate “culture” through modeling and communication.  How do you communicate to employee... Read more →

  • Leadership GPS: Communicating Decisions…That You Don't Agree With
    Leadership GPS: Communicating Decisions…That You Don't Agree With
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    Published: 10 Apr 2013 Duration: 24:55
    In light of the Yahoo CEO's decision to stop all remote employee working arrangements, Alan poses the question to Tony:  "If you were a mid-level leader at Yahoo, what would you do if you had to communicate that decision your employees… but... Read more →
    In light of the Yahoo CEO's decision to stop all remote employee working arrangements, Alan poses the question to Tony:  "If you were a mid-level leader at Yahoo, what would you do if you had to communicate that decision your employees… but... Read more →

  • Leadership GPS: Leaders and the other 'L Word' (Likeability!)
    Leadership GPS: Leaders and the other 'L Word' (Likeability!)
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    Published: 4 Apr 2013 Duration: 55:46
    Tony and Alan Jackson discuss the concept of "likeability" when it comes to those in leadership positions.  Some people say that for a leader to be effective, they must also be liked by their employees.  Others may argue that being liked sh... Read more →
    Tony and Alan Jackson discuss the concept of "likeability" when it comes to those in leadership positions.  Some people say that for a leader to be effective, they must also be liked by their employees.  Others may argue that being liked sh... Read more →

  • Leadership GPS: Leading Well When People Meet
    Leadership GPS: Leading Well When People Meet
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    Published: 19 Nov 2012 Duration: 01:05:39
    We all have meetings.  Meetings with clients, meetings with staff, meetings with teams… as much as we say we don't care for them, we end up using them daily.  As someone in a leadership position, how can we make effective use of those meeti... Read more →
    We all have meetings.  Meetings with clients, meetings with staff, meetings with teams… as much as we say we don't care for them, we end up using them daily.  As someone in a leadership position, how can we make effective use of those meeti... Read more →

  • Leadership GPS: Hickory Young Professionals
    Leadership GPS: Hickory Young Professionals
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    Published: 16 Aug 2012 Duration: 56:22
    Tony and Alan Jackson are visited by members of the Hickory Young Professionals to talk about the definition of leadership, challenges, obstacles, and communication.  This discussion takes place shortly after Alan and Tony presented to thei... Read more →
    Tony and Alan Jackson are visited by members of the Hickory Young Professionals to talk about the definition of leadership, challenges, obstacles, and communication.  This discussion takes place shortly after Alan and Tony presented to thei... Read more →

  • Leadership GPS: All About Leadership Assessments
    Leadership GPS: All About Leadership Assessments
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    Published: 3 Aug 2012 Duration: 57:28
    We are surrounded by a variety of leadership assessment tools - self-assessments, 360-style evaluations, personality tests - all designed to help you understand your leadership style and identify areas for potential improvement.  But are th... Read more →
    We are surrounded by a variety of leadership assessment tools - self-assessments, 360-style evaluations, personality tests - all designed to help you understand your leadership style and identify areas for potential improvement.  But are th... Read more →

  • Leadership GPS: The Nuts and Bolts of Feedback
    Leadership GPS: The Nuts and Bolts of Feedback
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    Published: 8 Jun 2012 Duration: 43:09
    As a follow up to last months episode on “Constructive Feedback”, Alan and Tony now address the “nuts and bolts” of giving feedback properly. No one really likes to give feedback – especially if it’s poor. Where should you conduct your meet... Read more →
    As a follow up to last months episode on “Constructive Feedback”, Alan and Tony now address the “nuts and bolts” of giving feedback properly. No one really likes to give feedback – especially if it’s poor. Where should you conduct your meet... Read more →

  • Leadership GPS: Constructive Feedback
    Leadership GPS: Constructive Feedback
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    Published: 22 Mar 2012 Duration: 57:17
    Your father-son duo, Tony and Alan Jackson, join us on our newest installment of Leadership GPS to discuss the importance of constructive feedback. We’re talking about getting rid of the more familiar term, criticism, and discussing why fee... Read more →
    Your father-son duo, Tony and Alan Jackson, join us on our newest installment of Leadership GPS to discuss the importance of constructive feedback. We’re talking about getting rid of the more familiar term, criticism, and discussing why fee... Read more →

  • Leadership GPS 6: The Dark Side of Leadership
    Leadership GPS 6: The Dark Side of Leadership
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    Published: 8 Feb 2012 Duration: 46:59
    On this episode of Leadership GPS, join your favorite father-son team as Alan and Tony Jackson discuss the dark side of leadership. Is the dark side always a bad side? Does the light side always prevail? Find out just what the Jackson combo... Read more →
    On this episode of Leadership GPS, join your favorite father-son team as Alan and Tony Jackson discuss the dark side of leadership. Is the dark side always a bad side? Does the light side always prevail? Find out just what the Jackson combo... Read more →

  • Leadership GPS 5: What Do Leaders Expect?
    Leadership GPS 5: What Do Leaders Expect?
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    Published: 14 Dec 2011 Duration: 51:58
    When you are working for an organization in a mid-level leadership / management role, do you know what your own "leaders" expect from you? Do organization CEOs, Presidents, VPs, etc. have different expectations for their own leaders that yo... Read more →
    When you are working for an organization in a mid-level leadership / management role, do you know what your own "leaders" expect from you? Do organization CEOs, Presidents, VPs, etc. have different expectations for their own leaders that yo... Read more →

  • Leadership GPS 4: Satisfaction vs. Engagement
    Leadership GPS 4: Satisfaction vs. Engagement
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    Published: 17 Nov 2011 Duration: 54:07
    We hear the words "employee satisfaction" used a lot to describe how employees feel about their workplace and the organization where they work.  However, does satisfaction always equal "engagement"?  Is there a difference, and which one has... Read more →
    We hear the words "employee satisfaction" used a lot to describe how employees feel about their workplace and the organization where they work.  However, does satisfaction always equal "engagement"?  Is there a difference, and which one has... Read more →

  • Leadership GPS 3: Leadership and the Written Word
    Leadership GPS 3: Leadership and the Written Word
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    Published: 22 Sep 2011 Duration: 55:13
    Whether it be a letter or an e-mail, leaders have to be effective in their written communications just as in any other forms of communication. But how important is the written word in the leadership realm, and what should those leaders not ... Read more →
    Whether it be a letter or an e-mail, leaders have to be effective in their written communications just as in any other forms of communication. But how important is the written word in the leadership realm, and what should those leaders not ... Read more →

  • Leadership GPS 2: The Abnormal Side of Leadership
    Leadership GPS 2: The Abnormal Side of Leadership
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    Published: 23 Aug 2011 Duration: 50:05
    Alan and Tony welcome you back to the second episode of "Leadership GPS"! This month, the Jackson boys talk about how, despite the fact that anyone can do leader-like things, to become a good leader some people have to learn and do things t... Read more →
    Alan and Tony welcome you back to the second episode of "Leadership GPS"! This month, the Jackson boys talk about how, despite the fact that anyone can do leader-like things, to become a good leader some people have to learn and do things t... Read more →

  • Leadership GPS 1: Getting Started
    Leadership GPS 1: Getting Started
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    Published: 8 Jul 2011 Duration: 33:28
    Alan and Tony Jackson start the show off, on its first episode, with a little personal background, thoughts on how leadership has evolved over the years, and their hopes for future episodes.
    Alan and Tony Jackson start the show off, on its first episode, with a little personal background, thoughts on how leadership has evolved over the years, and their hopes for future episodes.