Leadership GPS

Leadership GPS: Teams – Are They Really All That Important?

There can be many similarities between the business world and the sports world, especially when it comes to the concept of “teams”. What does being part of a team really mean? How is it different from being a part of an “effective group of people”? How do you manage individual performance versus team performance? And are there disadvantages to people being in a team?

The father and son duo of Tony and Alan Jackson are joined by another family member — Tony’s other son Brian, who is the Director of Tennis and Professor of Performance Psychology and Kinesiology at Pacific University. Brian also serves as the head tennis coach for both the men’s and women’s teams at the University. The three of them discuss the concepts of teams, how they need to be formed in an athletic setting, and how that can translate to other businesses and organizations.

Tony Jackson is a leadership development consultant and coach, helping organizations turn some of their strongest people into future leaders. For more information about Tony Jackson and his leadership development programs, visit DriveLeadership at www.driveleadership.com.

Alan Jackson is President of The Jackson Group, a survey and consulting firm specializing in employee engagement surveys, patient satisfaction surveys, market research studies and leadership development. Learn more about The Jackson Group at www.thejacksongroup.com.

Dr. Brian H. Jackson, PhD, is the Director of Tennis and Professor of Performance Psychology and Kinesiology at Pacific University (http://www.pacificu.edu/about-us/faculty/brian-h-jackson-phd).

Leadership GPS: Leading through the “Trash Days”

Strategies for getting through & making the best of “trash days”.

Leadership GPS: Shaping Corporate Cultures

Corporate culture lessons via “Orange is the New Black”

Leadership GPS: Communicating Decisions…That You Don’t Agree With

You don’t agree — can you still be an honest leader?

Leadership GPS: Leaders and the other ‘L Word’ (Likeability!)

Is it more important to be “liked” or “respected” as a leader?

Leadership GPS: Leading Well When People Meet

How can we make effective use of meetings

Leadership GPS: Hickory Young Professionals

Tony & Alan visit with members of the Hickory Young Professionals

Leadership GPS: The Nuts and Bolts of Feedback

As a follow up to last months episode on “Constructive Feedback”, Alan and Tony now address the “nuts and bolts” of giving feedback properly. No one really likes to give feedback – especially if it’s poor. Where should you conduct your meeting? What makes the employee feel comfortable? Things like employee feedback have the potential to de-rail you, but listen in as this father – son duo pass along some pointers and more on how to “lead well.”

Leadership GPS: Constructive Feedback

Your father-son duo, Tony and Alan Jackson, join us on our newest installment of Leadership GPS to discuss the importance of constructive feedback. We’re talking about getting rid of the more familiar term, criticism, and discussing why feedback is the essential component in building strong leaders who are invested in the success of their employees and peers. Abandoning the “sandwich approach” of complimenting, criticizing and complimenting again, Leadership GPS discusses how a straightforward discussion of constructive feedback can help shape the character, work ethic and success of those striving to reach the top.
Running Time: 57 minutes

Leadership GPS 6: The Dark Side of Leadership

On this episode of Leadership GPS, join your favorite father-son team as Alan and Tony Jackson discuss the dark side of leadership. Is the dark side always a bad side? Does the light side always prevail? Find out just what the Jackson combo is talking about when this duo discusses different styles of leadership, models of leadership and general concepts for those in leadership positions or those who may find themselves leading others.
Running time: 47 minutes
Tony Jackson is a leadership development consultant and coach, helping organizations turn some of their strongest people into future leaders. For more information about Tony Jackson and his leadership development programs, visit DriveLeadership at www.driveleadership.com.