Episode 89 – Marnie Green – Performance

Marnie Green (@MarnieGreen) talks to host Craig Price on how to have painless performance conversations with employees. We all know that having to address employee issues can be a bummer. It can be often awkward, sometimes heated, and usually painful in some way. Marnie sought answers to this problem with her latest book “Painless Performance Conversations: A Practical Approach to Critical Day-to-Day Workplace Discussions”. The two discuss finding opportunities to reinforce your expectations and message, dealing with the smelly guy 3 cubicles over and what to do when an employee get defensive over potential problems. Employee performance conversations don’t have to be painful nor confrontational. Don’t believe me, check out the book! Painless Performance Conversations will help you to lead conversations with confidence and create a culture of workplace accountability.
Marnie Green can be found at http://www.managementeducationgroup.com and you can learn more about her book athttp://www.painlessperformanceconversations.com

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Episode 88 – Mark Rodgers – Persuasion

Mark Rodgers (@Mark_Speaks on Twitter) checks in with host Craig Price to talk about persuasion. Persuasion can be a mysterious thing, some people come by it naturally, others work hard at it yet never gain influence over anything. But like any skill, it can be learned, honed and maximized effectively…if you put in the time. Mark show Craig how credibility, language and process can combine to become persuasion. And all in an ethically oriented manner. (It’s true!!) 
Mark and Craig will be presenting at the PMI Madison Professional Development Day on May 16th, 2013. Craig will be giving a 2 hour interactive session on negativity, Mark will be presenting the lunch keynote “Persuasion Matters” as well as an additional session in the afternoon. Past guests Michael Redmond and Gina Abudi will be presenting as well. It’s a content packed day awaiting Madisonites (or are they Madisonians?) project managers! Online registration is closed but walk-ins welcome. Bring a colleague for walk in registration and you each get one Free Chapter Meeting Pass! Also, Craig explains how to get a free copy of his book “Half a Glass: The Realist’s Guide” when you attend his session (Starting at 9:15am). 
Learn more about Mark Rodgers at his website http://www.persuasionmatters.com

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Episode 87 – Mike Domitrz – Teen Dating

Mike Domitrz (@DateSafeProject on twitter) of the Date Safe Project joins host Craig Price to discuss Teen Dating. No dating advice here, not for the teens anyway. Mike and Craig try and help parents talk to their kids about sex, porn, dating and intimacy. You read that right, Craig is talking about all those things, which is why podcasts are great for covering up blushing hosts. Times have changes since Craig was a teen (back in the 80’s) and parents need more help than ever. With the Date Safe project, Mike is taking his message of respect, consent and boundaries to teens across the world. But we all know proper attitudes start at home and with the parents.  Mike offers helpful tips for getting kids to talk to them about sex, mistakes parents make when giving “the talk” and clearing up some common misconceptions. If you have tweens or teens, this is a must listen for you.
The Date Safe Project, Inc. – hhttp://www.thedatesafeproject.org – provides parents, educators, educational institutions, students, military installations, community organizations, state agencies, faith-based institutions, and federal government resources, educational materials, and programming addressing consent, healthy intimacy, sexual education, sexual assault awareness, bystander intervention, and support for sexual assault survivors. 

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