July 9, 2013
Jill Butler, owner of the Monster PBJ food truck(@MonsterPBJ on Twitter) invites host Craig Price into her offices to talk about food trucks. Opening a restaurant can be harrowing enough, but opening a restaurant on wheels is a whole different story. How do you find customers when you are not at the same physical address everyday? What happens when your restaurant has a flat tire? How do you find the places to park? Jill and Craig cover lots of ground on how she has turned her humble food truck into a success. They also talk peanut butter and jelly! This is not your mother’s PB&J…unless your mother is a gourmet chef who makes all her own ingredients! Even if you are allergic to nuts, you can listen about them from the safety of your own…computer? phone? latpop? However you listen, the end result will be a great podcast and possible a quick run to the store to satisfy your own peanut butter and jelly cravings!
Monster PBJ can be found at http://www.monsterpbj.com. You can find out where the food truck will be in Houston everyday by liking their Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/Monsterpbj. If you’re in the Houston area and you haven’t had a Monster PBJ, you are missing out!
May 21, 2013
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
June 12, 2012
Alice Waagen, PhD (@AliceWaagen on Twitter) talks to Craig about delegation. Not only do we learn about why we need to delegate and share work to build better teams but we learn Craig’s bronchial medication makes him forget big college type words. Serves him right for trying to sound smart! Alice will be at the IPMA-HR Eastern Region conference presenting on June 25th.
You can learn more about Alice at her company http://www.workforcelearning.com/
Wally Hauck (@wallyhauck on twitter) offers up some insight into feedback. Feedback can be a landmine for many, especially if you’re not comfortable giving it to others, so Wally and Craig talk about various types of feedback, the difference between feedback and criticism and some tools to give the right kind of feedback. Wally and Craig will both be presenting at this year’s IPMA-HR Eastern Region conference June 25th-27th.
For more information on Wally you can offer up feedback (and criticism!) at http://www.wallyhauck.com
The one thing I’ve learned over the years is there is no one thing. If you want to be a good leader, good manager, good employee there is no one way. Often, the “way” you interact needs to change with each person and each situation. Sure, honesty, fairness and maintaining integrity are constants. Being …
May 15, 2012
Michael Redmond takes a chance and talks to risk management with Craig. The last in a series highlighting speakers for the PMI-Rochester Professional Development Day on May 24th, Michael explains the importance of identifying potential problems every company face yet often don’t want to think about.
You can find more about Michael Redmond at http://www.redmondworldwide.com
May 1, 2012
Maria Matarelli (@mariamatarelli on twitter) calls in to discuss her Agile Management program she will be presenting on May 24th at the Project Management Institute-Rochester Chapter’s Professional Development Day. While Craig’s limited knowledge of Agile is more than obvious, he does manage to get some understanding on Scrum, Velocity and thanks to Maria, invent Smokey and the Bandit Management.
You can register for the May 24th PMI-Rochester PDD at http://www.pmirochester.org and you can learn more about Maria at http://www.bevilledge.com/maria or connect with her via LinkedIn.
Have you ever been wrong? Made a mistake? Screwed up? Flubbed it? Made a mess of things? Stepped in it?  We all have.  Often, people will scramble to hide their mistakes or worse, look you in the eye and tell you it’s not a mistake at all. In their effort …
Gina Abudi (@GinaAbudi on twitter) talks to Craig about Project Management. Since Gina is the current president of the Mass Bay Project Management Institute, who better to explain about what project management is, how it can be applied to small busine…
Mistakes happen to us all. The frequency and magnitude of the mistakes are pretty important to know. But are you creating an atmosphere where mistakes are scurrying for the shadows instead of being reported? Are you punishing mistakes instead of using them to create policies that will improve your organization? The FAA thought …