Podcasts by Doug Thorpe

frozen middle

Does Your Company Have a Frozen Middle?

Do you remember the last time you took something out of the freezer and stuck it in the microwave? You were hoping for a tasty treat. But when the buzzer went off, you grabbed your food and stuck your fork in only to find a frozen middle. The edges were hot and bubbly, but the center was just as cold as when you got it out of the fridge. In

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Leaders Build Stepping Stones

What do you think of when someone says something about a stepping stone? The origin comes from placement of stones across a stream so that a pedestrian can walk across the flow of the water without getting wet. I like to picture these stones when I think of key people who have been major influencers in my life. Likely, you too have had mentors or significant personalities that have played a role as a stepping stone

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Are You a Bubble-Wrapped Leader?

Bubble wrapping is great for shipping delicate collectibles. But if you sit as CEO, Owner or manager in a company, you cannot afford to let yourself get bubble-wrapped as a leader. Today’s podcast explores how and why you might be getting insulated and isolated at work. And we talk about ways to avoid this dysfunctional leadership style. For more topics on Leadership Powered by Common Sense, visit Doug’s blog.

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networking at work

Leaders Must Impact the Networks Around Them

Spend any time at a particular company and you will find yourself part of an informal network. This network is above and beyond the boxes on the org chart. Your ability to build and effectively manage the networks around you might just be the single biggest advantage you might have as a leader. In this episode, we’re going to explore the significance of managing networks (people networks) inside your company.

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