Today’s guest is a best-selling author, sought-after speaker, and associate professor of leadership and innovation at Oral Roberts University.
He has written several books, his first was “The Myths of Creativity: The Truth About How Innovative Companies and People Generate Great Ideas” and then he wrote “Under New Management: How Leading Organizations Are Upending Business as Usual,” which challenges traditional principles of business management and argues that many of them are outdated, outmoded, or simply don’t work.
His latest book,“Friend of a Friend,” takes a look at the science of human behavior and offers readers a new perspective on how to grow networks and build key connections.
His TED Talk, “Why you should know how much your coworkers get paid,” has been viewed over 1.8 million times. When he is not speaking or writing, he is in the classroom teaching students about organizational behavior, creativity and innovation, and strategic leadership.
Please join me in welcoming David Burkus.
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In this episode we discuss:
- his thoughts on leadership: “Leadership is influencing people to move toward a mutually desired objective.”
- how his attraction to leadership roles grew as he matured and became more self-aware.
- his advice for managing your job while also building a business, requiring you to do both until one gets in the way of the other.
- how he uses a combination of an app and a strategy to grow his network.
- his belief that the lack of diversity is a networking problem, and how you can overcome it.
- his strategy for connecting with people who are different from him.
- “Croissants vs. Bagels: Strategic, Effective, and Inclusive Networking at Conferences” by Robbie Samuels
- “Friend of a Friend . . .: Understanding the Hidden Networks That Can Transform Your Life and Your Career” by David Burkus
- “Under New Management: How Leading Organizations Are Upending Business as Usual” by David Burkus
- “The Myths of Creativity: The Truth About How Innovative Companies and People Generate Great Ideas” by David Burkus
- David’s TED Talk: “Why you should know how much your coworkers get paid”
- Check out all of Malcolm Gladwell’s books.
- Learn more about Ramit Sethi.
- Learn more about Selena Soo
- Learn more about Jon Levy.
- Listen to my interview with Dorie Clark.
- Listen to my interview with Chris Schembra.
- Read books written by Ronald S. Burt.
- Learn more about the Contactually Software
- Interested in booking Robbie to speak? Learn about his signature Art of the Schmooze session on effective and inclusive networking, and the other sessions he offers.
- Thinking of hosting a podcast? Writing a book? Want to launch an Amazon bestseller? Robbie offered several free Masterclasses on these topics. Each one of these Masterclass replays is over an hour-long and contain valuable takeaways to help you grow your business or in your career. Find all the free Masterclasses at www.robbiesamuels.com/masterclass.
- Looking to get M.O.R.E.? A few times a year Robbie runs The M.O.R.E. Program for Entrepreneurial Women. He meets bi-weekly online with four women who want more Money, Opportunities, Referrals, and Engagement. It’s a mix of mastermind hot seats and content-rich masterclass sessions scheduled over 90 days. Learn more and schedule a complimentary strategy session with Robbie at www.robbiesamuels.com/more-program.
- Connect with Robbie on LinkedIn
- @RobbieSamuels on Twitter and Instagram
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- On the Schmooze podcast archive and show notes for recent episodes
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