Mar 15, 2021

#103: Supporting Leaders in a Pandemic and Beyond - with Lori Ermi

We expect our leaders to guide us in navigating the pandemic and life after it is conquered, but how can we support them?  Our guest on this episode, Lori Ermi, is a coach, speaker, and consultant who works with leaders, coaching and training them.  Lori has some great tips for moving teambuilding events virtually as well as identifying ways we can all be more effective at communicating virtually.

Mar 2, 2021

#102: Bad Body Odor, Terminations, and Other Difficult Conversations - with Amanda Haddaway

As The Boss, you'll have many difficult conversations with employees.  It's one of the toughest parts of the job.  Knowing how to do it properly and legally is key.  Our guest today, Amanda Haddaway, is an award-winning HR consultant and corporate trainer. In her role as the managing director of HR Answerbox, she specializes in conducting workplace investigations, solving complex employee relations issues, leading interactive and engaging training sessions, and serving as an advisor to small business owners and leaders. In this episode, Amanda gives up practical techniques on how to plan out and deliver these uncomfortable topics.  

Feb 19, 2021

#101: They Did What? With Cornelia Gamlem and Barbara Mitchell

Aside from police officers and proctologists, HR professionals have the BEST funny and weird stories about human behavior in the workplace.  Our guests today, Cornelia Gamlem and Barbara Mitchell talk with us today about their latest book They Did What?  Unbelievable Tales from the Workplace.  We talk about why strange and mischievous behaviors happen in the workplace and some of the details behind the research for their book.  

Jan 26, 2021

#100: How Being Your SELF Makes You a Better Leader - with Minter Dial

How authentic should you be as a leader?  According to our guest Minter Dial, author of You Lead: How Being Yourself Makes You a Better Leader, very authentic.  Minter is an author, speaker, and well-traveled consultant who advocates bringing  self-awareness into your leadership.  This episode gives you practical steps in discovering and leveraging your true SELF to build your leadership credibility.

Jan 5, 2021

#99: An Interview with the Boss Builders Boss of the Year, Tracy Avery

Our very first Boss Builders Boss of the Year Tracy Avery of Campbell Clinic in Memphis, TN is a leader, mentor, and staff developer that has the admiration of her team and peers.  She took the award in a very competitive process after being nominated by her staff.  In this interview, I talk with Tracy and Angi Ramsey who nominated her.  If you're looking for some tips on being a great boss, please listen carefully to this episode!

Oct 21, 2020

#98: The Addiction to Being Right - with Jennifer Thornton

We've all heard of addictions.  From the usual suspects, drugs and alcohol, to the odd, eating cigarette ashes and broken glass.  But did you know that there are some folks who are addicted to being right?  Our guest, Jennifer Thornton of 304 Coaching talks to us about this addiction and gives us strategies on how to handle employees who are suffering from it.

Sep 23, 2020

#97: How to Keep Your Workforce Engaged and Productive - with Kathleen Rich-New

Keeping your workforce engaged and productive is a major challenge.  There are a lot of moving parts, from the time an employee is recruited all the way through their annual review.  Our guest today, Kathleen Rich-New shares her techniques for keeping employees productive, techniques she learned from her years working in some major, well-known corporations.  Lots of good information on this episode and a very special offer at the end!

Sep 7, 2020

#96: Cracking the Leadership Code - with Alain Hunkins

Only 23% of people think their leaders lead well. Today’s workforce seeks a new type of leader, better equipped to navigate the speed and complexity of our digital workplace.  As The Boss, this should be a concern for you!  Fortunately, I have some help for you.  Our guest on this episode, Alain Hunkins, gives us strategies for being a great leader from his book Cracking the Leadership Code.  He also has a special offer that you can access HERE.

Sep 2, 2020

#95: How to Be a Courageous Leader - with Bill Treasurer

In times of crisis, people always look to someone to lead them.  That takes a great deal of courage, and is even more important during this time of pandemic, civil unrest, and uncertainty.  Our guest on this episode, speaker, author, and consultant Bill Treasurer talks about his journey to being more courageous and how he takes those lessons and helps leaders become more effective in help their organizations through trying times.

Sep 1, 2020

#94: How to Manage Anxiety as Your Employees Return to the Workplace - with Natasha Fletcher

COVID has disrupted most of 2020.  As we transition into the last part of the year, many businesses and schools are making the move back to the office and classroom.  This can cause a great deal of anxiety in your employees.  Our guest today, Natasha Fletcher is a therapist who specializes in helping people through anxiety.  She offer practical tips on getting YOU and your team ready to make this move.

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