Oct 22, 2012

Grateful Leadership—Business Fuel Podcast #8

Grateful Leadership—Business Fuel Podcast #8Listen to author Judith W. Umlas’ Interview

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Over the last several years, I’ve been particularly engaged in trying to help teams and work-groups become more productive. Unfortunately, many of the practices we traditionally utilize to hopefully inspire and motivate employees not only don’t work, they inhibit and de-motivate (if that’s even a word) people.

Some of the guys I ride motorcycles with would likely think this is a little “mushy” if they were to listen, but I’m convinced the evidence of numerous studies (many I have written about over the years) suggest how we interact with employees is critical to whether or not we are successful in fostering an environment where they are engaged and contributing at a high level.

Part of today’s podcast includes what the U.S. Army is doing in this regard and I doubt there are many people who would call them “mushy” or “touchy-feely.”

If you interested in learning more about the 5 Cs you can email Judy at judy(dot)umlas(at)iil(dot)com.

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Ty Kiisel
Small business evangelist and veteran of over 30 years in the trenches of Main Street business, Ty makes small business financing and trends accessible in common sense language devoid of the jargon.


  1. I would like to hear more on this

  2. Dear Rico,

    Thank you for your interest in Grateful Leadership. Ty Kiisel did an awesome job of getting to the “heart” of the matter in the podcast we did together. If you want to know more, I would love to have you attend my virtual session on Thursday, December 13th at either 11:00 am ET or 2:00 pm ET. It’s one hour long, highly participatory and engaging, and free of charge. Just go to http://www.GratefulLeadership.com and click on books, where you will find the registration link to the webinar. Anyone who would like to know more about this form of leadership, please feel free to attend! Best, Judy

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