Turn fear into courage… learn to motivate the most unruly employee… Vickis welcomes guests today that can turn the most negative aspects of your company into the most positive ones! Plus the remarkable journey of a young woman making a difference in hundreds of lives.

In his new book Breaking The Fear Barrier: How Fear Destroys Companies from the Inside Out and What To Do About It, Gallup executive Tom Rieger explains how to transform a fear-plagued organization into one that is courageous and unstoppable! Rieger draws on his companies global research across many varied industries to identify a common problem that puts many organizations up against a barrier: fear. In his book, Rieger identifies the three levels in the pyramid of bureaucracy and how to counter-act each to avoid self-destructing from within. Prior to joining Gallup in 1994, he designed and ran a global customer measurement program for a Fortune 100 company. He holds a Master of Science degree in Industrial Administration which he received from Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business.

He can be rude. She can be an egomaniac. They are a bunch of slackers. He goes AWOL whenever you need him most. She misses deadlines, he screws up assignments, they all chase away clients, and combined, they fracture your team morale. Who are they? They are the unmanageable employees-and they are costing your company a fortune. In Managing the Unmanageable: How to Motivate Even the Most Unruly Employee, co-author Jezra Kaye demonstrates how to quickly create action plans to turn the above slackers into your star performers! She offers key words, simple tips, and proven models to effectively lead your team to success. Kaye, President of Speak Up for Success, is a former marketing consultant to Fortune 500 companies and an acclaimed keynote speaker. She is a certified MBTI consultant and studied Sociology at UC-Berkeley.

Finally, Vicki talks today to a remarkable young woman who is on a life changing journey in which she has made dramatic differences in the lives of hundreds of orphans. She first visited Uganda at the age of 18, and returned the next summer to teach kindergarten at an orphanage there. Katie Davis chronicles this on-going journey in Kisses from Katie. She will also discuss with Vicki her non-profit organization Amazima Ministries International and how she has adopted and is raising 13 children… all before her 23rd birthday! Follow her blog here.

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