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#86 Riveting Exchanges: How To Improve Your Relationship With The Five “Evil” Boss Archetypes

#86 Riveting Exchanges: How To Improve Your Relationship With The Five “Evil” Boss Archetypes

September 11, 2019

This week on The WAM Podcast's "Bad Boss" series, hosts, Andrea Olson and Desiree Grace save the worst for last. In this episode, you'll be introduced to the five 'evil' boss archetypes of Bobby Backstabber, Power-Trip Paul, Micro-Manager Matt, Absentee Al, and Ladder-Climbing Larry. No one likes an 'evil' boss, but the good news is that you can control how you choose to react to these bosses.

Here, Andrea and Desiree describe the five archetypes, providing a deeper insight into their character and ticks. All to give you some tools and practical tips to better equip you for your next work project, meeting, email, or daily encounter at the espresso machine. If you're facing one or more of these bosses, by the end of this episode, you'll have a set of mental, emotional, and practical tips on how to tactfully manage them. With these tools, you may even start to view these "bad bosses" as a positive opportunity for growth.


For more information on Olson's book, workshops, keynote speeches, or consulting, please visit www.pragmadik.comwww.nodisruptions.com,  and  www.thecustomermission.com. Follow Andrea Olson on Twitter @pragmadik
 
Connect with Desiree Grace on LinkedIn.
#85 Riveting Exchanges: How To Manage The Four Passive-Aggressive Boss Personalities

#85 Riveting Exchanges: How To Manage The Four Passive-Aggressive Boss Personalities

August 28, 2019

This week on The WAM Podcast's edition of "Riveting Exchanges," hosts, Andrea Olson and Desiree Grace, continue with their "Bad Boss" discussion. The ladies look at the four different types of "weak" personalities. Here, you'll meet the four archetypal passive-aggressive bosses: Indecisive Ike, Steady Eddie, Insecure Ida, and Absentee Al.

Indecisive Ike is the indecisive enemy of change, the classic “paralysis by analysis” boss. Steady Eddie is the type of boss that is downright resistant to change. Insecure Ida has low self-esteem and needs constant affirmation, and Absentee Al is barely present, rarely responding to his employees' needs.

These characteristics in a boss can be phenomenally frustrating, especially when you as an employee are trying to progress and implement change within your company. If you're facing one or more of these bosses, by the end of this episode, you'll have a set of mental, emotional, and practical tips on how to tactfully manage them. With these tools, you may even start to view these "bad bosses" as a positive opportunity for growth.


 
For more information on Olson's book, workshops, keynote speeches, or consulting, please visit www.pragmadik.comwww.nodisruptions.com,  and  www.thecustomermission.com. Follow Andrea Olson on Twitter @pragmadik
 
Connect with Desiree Grace on LinkedIn.
#84 Impacting The World Through Innovation

#84 Impacting The World Through Innovation

August 21, 2019

This week on The WAM Podcast, host, Linda Rigano is joined by Rosemarie Truman, a woman on a mission to help entrepreneurs realize their dreams. Rosemarie shares with listeners about how the most revolutionizing inventions, including the Internet, GPS and cancer vaccines, have come out of government-funded Research and Development (R&D). According to Rosemarie, the majority of US taxpayers’ R&D investment, $140B/year, is untapped; with less than 0.1% of inventions become products. 

Many of the inventions have the potential to transform and create disruptive new platforms and models. In the last 7 years, $1 trillion in US taxpayer-funded inventions is available from NIH, NASA, the Department of Defense and other agencies, universities, hospitals, and federal institutions. 

That’s why Rosemarie created The Center for Advancing Innovation (CAI)– to tap into the value from these inventions by putting them into the hands of hard-working, enterprising entrepreneurs to boost economic growth, create knowledge-based jobs and launch new markets. Today, she is working with The Walton Family Foundation to launch the SCALE challenge– a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for entrepreneurs to tap into technology, funding, and expert coaching– all to create their dream businesses. 

On this episode, we also get to hear about Rosemarie’s influencers, her education, and the career opportunities that helped her to become the mentor she is today. The ladies also discuss women's tendency to be thwarted by “imposter syndrome” and the people, including her mother, who have inspired her the most.


To learn more about The Center For Advancing Innovation (CAI), visit www.thecenterforadvancinginnovation.org and check out the organization on FacebookTwitterInstagramLinkedIn, and YouTube.

#83 Training The Next Generation Of Manufacturers

#83 Training The Next Generation Of Manufacturers

August 14, 2019

This week on The WAM Podcast, host, Barbara Trautlein interviews Diana Peters, the Executive Director and Founder of Symbol Training Institute, which is a Chicago-based educational organization that builds partnerships with manufacturers and students to improve lives through quality education. They provide hands-on training in programming, set up, and operation of CNC (Computerized Numerical Control) machines.

In this episode, she shares more details about her training program and why it is suitable for anyone, from mothers with young kids to those who already work full time and are looking to fine-tune their skills. Diana also talks about her passion to see more women and girls enter the field and overcome the additional challenges they might come up against. 


Connect with Diana Peters on LinkedIn and check out Manufacturing Next at www.manufacturingnext.org and Symbol Training School at www.symboltraining.edu and follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

#82 ASSP: Challenging Assumptions In The Workplace

#82 ASSP: Challenging Assumptions In The Workplace

August 7, 2019

This week on The WAM Podcast's special series with the American Society Of Safety Professionals (ASSP), host, Jennifer McNelly, chats with Diana Stegall, the President of ASSP and Executive Vice President of Rivendell Safety Consulting in Tucson, Arizona. Diana was the first woman to be named ASSP's safety professional of the year. With years of experience, she is here to share her thoughts on the assumptions in the workplace, especially as it pertains to gender roles.

The ladies discuss the various biases that women are confronted with in the industry and what can be done to create a more inclusive, diverse work environment including giving women credit when it is due and including men in the conversations about gender equality.


Connect with Diana on LinkedIn and follow her on Twitter @theRealDStegall 

#81 Riveting Exchanges: Practicing Self-Discipline With A Bad Boss

#81 Riveting Exchanges: Practicing Self-Discipline With A Bad Boss

July 31, 2019

On this edition of "Riveting Exchanges" on The WAM Podcast, hosts, Andrea Olson and Desiree Grace continue their conversation about bad bosses. In the workplace, we deal with a whole range of different and sometimes conflicting, personalities, which can be a real challenge. The most important thing is for you to remember that, while you don't have control over people's actions, you do have full control over your own, and you can contribute positively by remaining in control of your own emotions and by not allowing their mood to rub off on you.

But when is it time to leave employment due to a bad boss? The truth is that only you can answer that question.  Maybe you just need to make a change, start working more remotely, or move to a different office, but if a bad boss is affecting your health, happiness, and family life, more serious measures may be required. Today, Andrea and Desiree tell-all about Political Pete, Self-Centered Sal, and Moody Max! 


 
For more information on Olson's book, workshops, keynote speeches, or consulting, please visit www.pragmadik.comwww.nodisruptions.com,  and  www.thecustomermission.com. Follow Andrea Olson on Twitter @pragmadik
 
Connect with Desiree Grace on LinkedIn.
#80 Success = Integrity + Kindness

#80 Success = Integrity + Kindness

July 24, 2019

This week on The WAM Podcast, you’re invited to learn leadership lessons from a woman who first walked the shop floor at age 11, ran machines at 13, ran a manufacturing organization at 23, and remains at the helm today, weathering storms that have included losing 90% of revenues during a major downturn in the economy.  Guest, Aneesa Muthana, speaks with host, Barbara Trautlein, about the importance of building relationships to achieve results, forging collaborative partnerships inside and outside the organization, and the responsibility of women to support other women and defy stereotypes. Her personal examples demonstrate how to take charge of your career, as well as how business leaders can promote women’s careers in manufacturing.  


To connect with Aneesa Muthana on social media, check out her Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

For more information about Pioneer Service, visit http://www.pioneerserviceinc.com and their Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

#79 Raising The Bar Of Sustainable Textiles

#79 Raising The Bar Of Sustainable Textiles

July 17, 2019

On this week's episode of The WAM Podcast, host, Linda Rigano, sat down with a self-made, fearless influencer and leader in the textile industry, Stephanie Benedetto. Through her business, Queen of Raw, Stephanie has found a unique marketplace to buy and sell unused textiles, aiming to reduce the amount of wastage and pollution that burning fabric and landfills entail. 

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For more information, visit www.queenofraw.com and follow Queen of Raw out on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, and YouTube.

#78 Riveting Exchanges: Managing A Bad Boss To Your Own Advantage

#78 Riveting Exchanges: Managing A Bad Boss To Your Own Advantage

July 9, 2019

On this week's edition of "Riveting Exchanges" on The WAM Podcast, hosts, Andrea Olson and Desiree Grace, talk about bad bosses. Everyone has had a bad boss at one point or another, and they come in all shapes and sizes. Perhaps you don't know how to communicate with them, or you're trying to get past an obstacle they have placed in front of you. Either way, different personalities and work styles often play a role.

Over the course of a three-part series, Andrea and Desiree will be digging into the types of bad bosses and circle back to give you practical advice on how to deal with these individuals. We often believe that the only way to solve the problem is to quit the job, but a bad boss can be turned to your own advantage. The ladies also talk about how to push back in appropriate and subtle ways, and also how you can be clever about the information you share with a boss who is trying to take credit for the work you have done. It is ultimately important not to become disgruntled but rather to keep building your reputation as a person of action.


 
For more information on Olson's book, workshops, keynote speeches, or consulting, please visit pragmadik.comnodisruptions.com, and thecustomermission.com. Follow Andrea Olson on Twitter @pragmadik
 
Connect with Desiree Grace on LinkedIn.
#77 Managing Credit Risk

#77 Managing Credit Risk

July 3, 2019

This week on The WAM Podcast, host, Amy Nicklaus, is joined by Charity Forte, who is a leading client services manager for CreditRiskMonitor, which offers industry-leading financial risk analysis for credit, supply chain, and financial professionals. Charity and her team educate their clients on financial risk and show them how to use the service to mitigate the risk of vendors and suppliers as well as customers.

Credit risk is something that affects everyone, and prevention is always better than cure. Charity shares some details about the FRISK Score and the immense financial pitfalls it can point out and prevent, such as the imminent bankruptcy of a key vendor. She also speaks about her career history, as well as her family life and passion for rescue animals.


To learn more, visit www.creditriskmonitor.com or contact Charity directly at charity.forte@creditriskmonitor.com and connect with her on LinkedIn.