Leadership Communication Grid – 5×13

Tired of ineffective meetings? In this week’s episode, Chuck talks about a classification tool by Graham Jones from his book, Top Performance Leadership. His leadership communication grid describes what channels of communication are most effective for a kind of message. Listen about structured vs. unstructured channels, and informal vs. formal ones.

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Bias and Variance – 5×8

Today, Chuck talks about the statistics concepts of bias and variance, which are used to measure predictive models. Bias measures how well the model fits the data, and variance measures how much the model changes when inputs change. He then uses bias and variance to make a comparison of agile methodologies, whose estimation and planning practices can be viewed as predictive models.

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STARS model – 5×6

In today’s episode, Chuck talks about the STARS model. It’s introduced in The First 90 Days by Michael Watkins. The STARS model is used to help leaders transition into new positions. STARS is an acronym for start-up, turnaround, accelerated growth, realignment, and sustaining success. This episode is sponsored by our friends and generous backers on Patreon. Sponsors are […]

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5×2 – The Relationship Ecosystem

In today’s episode, Chuck talks about the Relationship Ecosystem that Morag Barrett describes in her book Cultivate. It’s a model to classify work relationships into four categories: ally, supporter, rival, and adversary. In this episode, Chuck introduces the classifications. This episode is sponsored by our friends and generous backers on Patreon. Sponsors are needed to help the podcast grow […]

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Eisenhower Decision Matrix – 1×14

Chuck introduces listeners to the Eisenhower Decision Matrix, which gets at the heart of the difference between urgency and importance. While they are sometimes found together, often things seem more urgent or important than they actually are. This mental categorization tool can help you figure out the difference. This episode is sponsored by our friends […]

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SIFT cognition model – 1×07

In this episode, Chuck introduces listeners to the SIFT cognition model. He uses a running example to show how mistakes in sensing your environment, inferring meaning, formulating intent, and translating thoughts into action can cause difficulties in communication. Links: SIFT cognition model on changingminds.org Running example, Puddles Pity Party at Austin radio station This episode is sponsored […]

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