TED Business
TED Business
Oct 26, 2020
Why the Secret to Success Is Setting the Right Goals — With John Doerr
18 min

When promising projects crash and burn, it's not always because of glaring mistakes. Venture capitalist John Doerr reveals it's often because those projects were linked to the wrong objectives. Get Doerr's practical guidance on how to set and execute on audacious goals with "Objectives and Key Results," or OKRs — a goal-setting system that's been employed by the likes of Google, Intel and Bono — plus host Modupe Akinola's twist on the importance of timing.

Find Your Dream Job: Insider Tips for Finding Work, Advancing your Career, and Loving Your Job
Find Your Dream Job: Insider Tips for Finding Work, Advancing your Career, and Loving Your Job
Mac Prichard
Four Steps You Need to Take to Land a Virtual Job, with Amanda Nachman
Due to COVID-19, companies are now hiring for more virtual positions than ever before. But how do you prepare to find one of these virtual jobs? Your first step is to figure out what lights you up, according to Find Your Dream Job guest Amanda Nachman. Amanda says passionate people are more likely to snag one of the few jobs available in this economy. She also shares specific ways to build your network, not only while seeking your next job but as a daily practice. And lastly, make sure your background for virtual interviews is clean, and that you’re dressed professionally. About Our Guest: Amanda Nachman (https://www.linkedin.com/in/amandanachman/) is the author of the new book, “#Qualified: You Are More Impressive Than You Realize.” (https://www.amazon.com/QUALIFIED-More-Impressive-Than-Realize/dp/1950367339) Amanda also hosts the podcast, Find Your Passion Career. (https://findyourpassioncareer.com/podcast/) Resources in This Episode: * Want tips on how to feel more qualified in your job search? Follow Amanda on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/amandanachman/)and grab a copy of her new book, “#Qualified: You Are More Impressive than You Realize.” ((https://www.amazon.com/QUALIFIED-More-Impressive-Than-Realize/dp/1950367339)) * From our Sponsor: Find Your Dream Job is brought to you by TopResume.(http://macslist.org/topresume) Top Resume has helped more than 400,000 professionals land more interviews and get hired faster. Get a free review of your resume today from one of Top Resume’s expert writers. (http://macslist.org/topresume)
28 min
The Modern Manager: Create and Lead Successful Teams
The Modern Manager: Create and Lead Successful Teams
Mamie Kanfer Stewart
130: Make Your Team Feel Like Family with Dave Schramm
We often refer to close knit or strong company cultures as families. In fact, research shows that lessons from effective family relationships can help us build healthier workplace relationships. Today’s guest is Dave Schramm. Known as “Dr. Dave” on campus and across the country, Dave is a professor and family life extension specialist at Utah State University in the department of Human Development and Family Studies. He studies strong couple and family relationships, and translates his family findings into leadership lessons and improving work cultures. Dave and I talk about the three needs of all humans, how those needs show up at work, the connection between family and a positive workplace experience, how managers can apply lessons of healthy family dynamics to their team, positivity, natural consequences and so much more. Members of The Modern Manager community get Dave’s list of 50 Ideas for an Incredible Workplace which he created by gathering data from the top 346 best places to work. To learn more about membership and to join, go to www.themodernmanager.com/join - become a member before December 31, 2020 and get 1 month free to give to the person of your choosing. Subscribe to the Modern Manager newsletter to get episodes, articles and free mini-guides delivered to your inbox. Read the related blog article: Lessons From Family Life That Strengthen Workplace Culture Check out the bonus series Parenting Your Business where I talk about the lessons I’ve translated from parenting into managing. * PYB 1: Pick Out The Raisins: https://www.themodernmanager.com/episodes/episode/be91d944/pyb-1-pick-out-the-raisins * PYB 2: Banned From The Boat: https://www.themodernmanager.com/episodes/episode/b738b10e/pyb-2-banned-from-the-boat * PYB 3: Halloween Costume Confusion: https://www.themodernmanager.com/episodes/episode/19af9191/pyb-3-halloween-costume-confusion * PYB 4: This Way!: https://www.themodernmanager.com/episodes/episode/e9c23001/pyb-4-this-way * PYB 5: What Happens When You Die?: https://www.themodernmanager.com/episodes/episode/212678f0/pyb-5-what-happens-when-you-die Key Takeaways: * There are three fundamental needs humans have in life that show up in both family and work: safety, satisfaction, and connection. * Safety includes both physical and emotional safety. Physical safety may be a large enough paycheck to pay the bills, while emotional safety involves feeling comfortable enough to speak out without fear of retribution. * A foundation of trust is essential for safety. Ask your employees directly what would give them more of a sense of support, including what they see as meaningful benefits and perks. * Research shows employees become more loyal when they experience kindness from their manager or leader. * All of us are born with a desire to move towards rewards. At work, that translates into professional development opportunities to stretch our talents and move forward. * In the best workplaces, employees have a deep sense that they belong, that they are part of and attached to one other. * According to the Connection/Direction/Correction Pyramid, managers must first build Connection (invest in relationship), then they can give more effective Direction (guidance along with greater autonomy), and that enables the team member to positively intake Correction (constructive feedback). * Connection is created by gratitude and care. When people feel recognized for the work they do, they are 23% more effective. When employees feel valued and cared for, their productivity increases 43%. To help employees feel cared for, connect with them on a personal level by finding out about their lives and enjoy celebrations together. Focus on the positive rather than harping on the negative. * When things go wrong, forgive mistakes swiftly and ask your employees what went wrong and what they could do differently in the future. Praise in public, correct in private. * No one wants to be embarrassed or mocked. In order to ensure emotional safety, discuss problems in private. But make sure to collect all of the information beforehand rather than just reacting. Ask your employees what they thought went wrong and what they could do better next time. * Discuss with your employees beforehand what consequences they would suggest if they make a mistake or drop the ball on a project. People support what they create. KEEP UP WITH DAVE * Website: www.LifeJourneyOn.com * TEDx Talk:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pmz7z4hyM9E * LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/drdaveschramm/ www.DrDaveSpeaks.com mamie@mamieks.com
29 min
The Project Management Podcast
The Project Management Podcast
OSP International LLC
Episode 451: Flow for Project Managers (Free)
Play Now: Andrew Kallman, Executive Coach Last week, I must have missed the start of at least three scheduled meetings. In each case, I saw on my calendar that the meetings would start in an hour or less, which meant that I could probably start and finish another task before I had to be at those meetings. And each time, I got so involved in the task I was working on that I lost track of everything around me and the meetings started without me. In positive psychology, this is called a flow state, also known colloquially as being in the zone. This is the mental state in which a person performing an activity is fully immersed in a feeling of energized focus, full involvement, and enjoyment in the process of the activity. In essence, flow is characterized by the complete absorption in what one does, and a resulting transformation in one's sense of time. Wouldn’t it be great, if we could apply this to all our projects and everyone working on it? You can. To see how flow can be applied to our projects, we are welcoming Andrew Kallman to the program. He and his brother Ted Kallman wrote the book Flow: Get Everyone Moving in the Right Direction...And Loving It and Andrew is here today to give us an introduction. Here is how someone describes the effect flow has had on their projects: Flow is when you know where you are headed, know what your goal is, and know the steps necessary to get there. It's like running a race. You don't plan each step along the way, but you keep your eyes on the finish line, and everything you do moves you toward it thanks to your training.
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