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A curated collection of tools, concepts, and ideas to help all leaders make a larger impact and move forward on their personal leadership journey.
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In this episode, Adam Wickersham, Director of the Lubar Executive MBA  shares six techniques to create and deliver powerful stories that gain the attention of their audience and create a connection to their message.    
Employee's perceptions of your organization are critical in activating their motivation. In this episode, Dr. Jim Bohn, author of  If your water cooler could talk: Organizational Engagement: Getting Beyond Employee Engagement talks about six major elements of what makes your organization tick and how his research is being put to use around the globe.  
Employee's perceptions of your organization are critical in activating their motivation. In this episode, Dr. Jim Bohn, author of  If your water cooler could talk: Organizational Engagement: Getting Beyond Employee Engagement talks about six major elements of what makes your organization tick.  Ever wonder what your employees think of your organization? Do they believe your organization can accomplish the strategies you develop? Employee's perceptions of your organization are critical in activating their motivation. 
In the final episode of our series on the Key Performance Indicators of Manager Value, Dave Boyer, former CEO, business owner, and chairmen of a hospital proves that improving quality KPIs adds to margins in a big way.  His examples cover multiple lenses (manufacturing and healthcare) and he leaves us with three key takeaways:·        Do you really know your processes?  ·        Smart managers use cascading KPIs.·        Sometimes incremental changes just won’t cut it
In part 4 of our series on the Key Performance Indicators of Manager Value, Emilie Poehlmann, HR Manager of OwnersEdge, talks about how to reduce turnover by 2/3 by giving each employee a magic wand to change one thing.  Additional key takeaways from our conversation include:1.      Do the math:  Loss of time is the biggest cost, 400% of the direct costs of rehiring.  2.      You have to actually care:  Refining hiring, onboarding and mentoring processes reduced turnover by 2/3rds3.      Culture is everything.  Give employees ownership by talking to everyone individually. Listen to what they’d change!
In part 3 of our series on the Key Performance Indicators of Manager Value, Tim Stewart from the DeWitt Law Firm shares how it’s possible to double its volume and boost margins by redefining productivity metrics.Hear Tim talk about these big ideas to drive success in this episode:·        Run customer assessments, so each customer gets exactly what they want·        The drive to work efficiently is innate:  getting productivity right is a huge motivator·        Thinking hard about efficiency lets you scale up with better margins#productivity #metrics #management #customerfocus #growth #LubarExecPrograms
Our latest episode is the second of a five-part series on the Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) of manager value.  We discuss Customer Satisfaction with Susan Dineen of ACS.  Susan proves that improving this KPI correlates directly to improving the Income Statement.  The cost of winning new business is often 10x that for renewals, so a team approach to Customer Satisfaction that covers the points below pays off in higher sales and lower selling costs:  1.      High customer satisfaction (e.g., >4 in a 1-5 scale) was proven to help close renewal business 2.      Sharing KPI data with every department creates a culture of customer satisfaction3.      Even a poor rating has high value as it can open a conversation to transform a customer relationship
This episode is part one in a five part series on the five Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) of Manager Value. hosted by Mike Markiewcz (Director of Executive Programs at the Lubar School of Business) and Derrick Van Mell (founder of the Center for Management Terms and Practices).    The first KPI we cover is Sales Growth and we interview Kevin Hickman, Senior Client Executive with Nexus Solutions, based in Madison, WI  share thoughts about the importance of KPIs and real life examples of how they can help an organization.   
Mental endurance is the key to dealing with all of the challenging situations and problems we face.  Hear Major General Vikram Dev Dogra, one of India’s most decorated and respected Army Generals and motivational speaker, share how mental endurance has helped him work through challenging situations along with tips and techniques to develop and enhance your own mental endurance so you are prepared for any challenge that presents itself.   #mentalendurance #resilience #emotionalintelligence #leadership #LubarExecPrograms.  
This episode is a replay of a recent event hosted by Lubar Executive Education on Optimizing Your Sales Pipeline During COVID-19.As the coronavirus crisis continues to create unprecedented uncertainty, it’s critical that companies figure out how to protect and increase revenues—not default to just containing or cutting costs. Sales teams must be especially careful about how they come across in the current climate. Nobody wants to be perceived as attempting to profit from this crisis, but you still need to sell and prevent your pipeline from falling apart.  Hear leaders from across the US discuss techniques to help you refresh sales pipeline amid the pandemic.Moderator:Dave Wallace – Founder, BayRidge Consulting GroupPanelists:Brad Kyle (EMBA ’19), Manager,  Account Delivery at EmersonJoe Ruff, Sales Manager, Beckman Coulter Life SciencesDoug Odell (EMBA ’14), Vice President, Sales and Commercialization,Bemis Manufacturing CompanyChris Luecke, OEM Account Manager, Rockwell ManufacturingBill Snow,  Sales Coach, Sales Progression, LLC
This episode is a replay of a recent event hosted by Lubar Executive Education on managing a remote workforce.  Being proficient at managing remote employees requires a mental leap, especially for traditionally-minded managers. Managing remote workers takes a new skill set, and employees may feel out of sorts in the beginning, as they adjust to significant shifts in their days.Hear a panel of experts discuss best practices to employ so you can manage your remote workforce successfully.Moderator:Oliver Degnan, (EMBA ’19), Founder & CEO of MoreTalentPanelists:Dr. Bill Mitchell, Chief Operating Officer, MoreTalentTim Schaefer, Chief Digital Officer, National Guardian
In this episode, Derrick Van Mell from the Center for Management Terms and Practices and discusses the topic of managerial power.  We cover what happens when power is used incorrectly and offer a framework and examples of how power can be used for maximum impact.   
In this episode, Neal Sample, Chief Information Officer at Northwestern Mutual shares his thoughts on the latest trends for emerging technologies, benefits of investing in emerging technologies, and how to get started pursuing these for your organization.
In this episode, Dave Wallace, Amazon #1 bestselling author and founder, owner, and Chief Status Quo Prosecutor of Bay Ridge Consulting Group shares his thoughts on how to make the most of the referrals you get from clients.
In this episode, Mike Markiewicz, Director of Executive Programs at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Sheldon B. Lubar School of Business, discusses whether or not productivity levels of remote working seen early on during COVID-19 can be sustained for the long term.
In this episode, Mike Markiewicz, Director of Executive Programs at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Sheldon B. Lubar School of Business provides some research and tips on how to prevent employee burnout as working from home continues due to COVID-19.
In this episode, Adam Wickersham, Director of the Executive MBA program at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Sheldon B. Lubar School of Business takes a look at leaders from history and provides some lessons about what makes a successful leader and can bring about failure.
In this episode, Dick Marcus, Professor of Corporate Economics and Finance at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee provides an introduction to Behavioral Economics and explains why people sometimes make poor financial decisions.  #decisionmaking #leadership #management #LubarExecPrograms 
In this episode, Mark Settle, a seven time CIO, two time author, three time CIO 100 award winner, and friend of the Lubar School of Business shares some steps that IT leaders should be taking to prepare their teams for the next phase COVID-19.
In this episode, we use COVID-19 data to highlight why data models are mostly inaccurate, why that’s ok, and how you as a leader can make good decisions with the data models in your business.  Our featured speaker is Tim Rutherford, business consultant and adjunct faculty member at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Sheldon B. Lubar school of business. 
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