Negotiate Anything
Negotiate Anything
Nov 27, 2020
Mastering Difficult Conversations and Negotiation with Kwame Christian: The Career Clarity Show With Lisa Lewis Miller
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In this throwback episode, we visit Lisa Lewis Miller's podcast: The Career Clarity Show where she interviews Kwame Christian on mastering difficult conversations.


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Coaching for Leaders
Coaching for Leaders
Dave Stachowiak
509: Transitioning to Remote Leadership, with Tammy Bjelland
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36 min
The Strategy Skills Podcast: Management Consulting | Strategy, Operations & Implementation | Critical Thinking
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128: How to Eliminate Bureaucratic Red Tape and Bad Excuses, with Martin Lindstrom
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1 hr 18 min
The Modern Manager: Create and Lead Successful Teams
The Modern Manager: Create and Lead Successful Teams
Mamie Kanfer Stewart
137: Estimate Tasks and Projects with Greater Accuracy with Jessica Katz
Most of us are terrible at estimating how long work will take. For any given task, that may not matter. But if you’re trying to plan your week or create a project plan with your team, the lack of accurate forecasting can become a major point of frustration and stress. In this episode I talk with Jessica Katz. Jessica’s organization, Liberated Elephant, provides Agile coaching and change management to transform successful startups into commanding enterprises. Jessica focuses on the human potential of the organization - How to move from where you are, to where you want to be, while retaining team engagement and increasing revenue. Jessica and I talk about how to more accurately estimate the time required to complete work, and how to continually improve your estimates, how to get your team to adopt a mindset for effective time and task planning, and more. Members of The Modern Manager get 15% off a one hour coaching session with Jessica to help improve your leadership, intentionally design your career path, or better navigate your life and work in alignment with your core principles. To join go to themodernmanager.com/join Subscribe to my newsletter to get episodes, articles and free mini-guides delivered to your inbox. Read the related blog article: How To Accurately Estimate Your Tasks and Projects Key Takeaways: * It’s difficult for human beings to estimate how long complex tasks will take. We don't consider all the things that could go wrong (planning fallacy) and we generally assume things will go well (optimism bias). * To improve your time estimation, break tasks down to the smallest thing you can do that still has value. * Estimate the amount of time each task will take. Keep track via a simple spreadsheet of how long each item took to complete. * Build empirical data by tracking actual time against projections. Use the data to make more informed guesses on how to plan out your time. * Estimate a reasonable amount of time for a task based on your data, not just a pure guess. You can then decide who's going to work on what and how you're going to schedule it based on capability and capacity. * Don’t set your plans in stone. Focus on what you’re trying to achieve and adjust your plan as you go along. * Allow for experimentation,adjust for context changes, and review your plans every 2- 4 weeks with your team. * Get your team on board by modeling the behaviors you're expecting. If you want your people to work at a more sustainable pace with less hours and to keep track of and manage their time better, you should also. * Host a meeting to discuss what your goals are: Are you looking for better time management or less employee stress? What difficulties are you or your organization experiencing? Talk through ideas about how you can improve, and review your plans frequently. Additional Resources: * Use SweetProcess to document regular workflow and include time estimates www.SweetProcess.com/modernmanager * Preregister for and help me design the new Modern Manager intensive program - Go to www.themodernmanager.com mamie@mamieks.com
31 min
Digital HR Leaders with David Green
Digital HR Leaders with David Green
David Green
52. How Singapore Uses Skills Data to Support Lifelong Learning (Interview with Wenshan Xu)
Welcome to episode two of series 11 of The Digital HR Leaders podcast. According to the latest Future of Jobs report from The World Economic Forum, by 2025 50% of all employees will need to be re-skilled. Moreover also by 2025, the same research predicts that 97 million new jobs will emerge and 85 million will be displaced by a shift in labour between humans and machines. Most commentators believe that the pandemic has only accelerated this progress. Skills is not just a challenge for organisations it is a challenge for entire countries and Singapore is setting a template that others could and perhaps should follow. The mission of SkillsFuture SG, or SSG for short, is to build a skills competitive Singapore and a nation of resilient and confident lifelong learners. My guest today is Wenshan Xu, Deputy Director of The Skills Development Group at SSG. Wenshan describes the unit as an intelligence unit for skills and as you are about to hear, the work they are doing is as fascinating as it is important. In our conversation Wenshan and I discuss: * How SSG helps re-skill workers in sectors affected by Covid and then helps them transition to sectors that were hiring * How SSG works with employers, education providers and citizens to create a skills and learning ecosystem that meets the changing requirements of jobs in the country * How Wenshan’s team uses data, analytics and machine learning to understand the supply and demand of skills now and in the future * The skills taxonomy that they have developed, which encompasses 34 skills frameworks, 11,000 skills competencies and over a thousand job roles * How all this supports the vision for talent mobility in Singapore This episode is a must listen for anyone interested or involved in skills, learning and workforce planning. So that is business leaders, CHROs and anyone in a people analytics or HR business partner role. Support for this podcast is brought to you by orgvue . To learn more, visit https://www.orgvue.com/.
51 min
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