If “overwhelmed” seems like the best way to describe your day, listen in. Because the leading authority on personal organization, David Allen, joins us to discuss how to get things done. This best-selling author shares new insights on personal productivity and how you can become more effective, organized and focused, plus how you can plan projects like a pro.
Ace Hardware’s CEO and President John Venhuizen joins this week’s episode to share his company’s story of successfully reinventing itself to fight against ever-increasing competition from big box stores. With more than 4,800 stores locally owned and operated across the globe, it’s wasn’t an easy job. The secret? An irrational commitment and pursuit of amazing customer service and a whole lot of excellent leadership, culture and community along the way. Whether your company is big or small, you’re going to want to listen to this conversation.
In today’s world with all of its diversions, it’s harder than ever to concentrate. But don’t give up! It’s still possible to focus intensely on cognitively demanding tasks, says this week’s featured guest, Cal Newport. The author and professor joins us to share his tips on a better way to avoid all those disruptions and transform your mind and habits.
It’s been estimated that more than 80% of our time awake is spent on autopilot, leading to a life of missed moments and even less enjoyment at home and at work. This week’s guest, Chris Baréz-Brown, is on a mission to help us escape that routine. The inspirational speaker, author and business beatnik joins us to share his tips on how to feel more conscious, joyful and inspired, and how to avoid missing what matters most.
Life is a series of negotiations. And in this week’s episode, we’re going to show how to be the best at it with the help of a former FBI international hostage negotiator. Chris Voss joins us to share effective tactics and strategies you can use to become more persuasive in both your professional and personal life and how to solve business communication challenges with these hostage negotiation techniques.