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Bob Sutton | How Leaders Can Become “Friction Fixers” To Make Work Better

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  1. Bob Sutton | How Leaders Can Become “Friction Fixers” To Make Work Better Tanveer Naseer 54:14

Why are some organizations able to effortlessly adapt and transform to meeting changing market conditions, while others seem to be held back by the very processes that are meant to help get things done? According to my very special guest, Bob Sutton, the key comes down to understanding the difference between “good” and “bad” friction.

 

Bob Sutton is an organizational psychologist, Stanford professor, and best-selling author of “The No Asshole Rule”, “Good Boss, Bad Boss”, and “Scaling Up Excellence”.

 

In this episode, I sit down with Bob to talk with him about his latest book, “The Friction Project: How Smart Leaders Make the Right Things Easier and the Wrong Things Harder” and how becoming a “friction fixer” will help leaders know what they should make easier for their employees to do, what they should make harder, and how to change the way the organization operates for the better.

 

While I was expecting Bob to be an incredibly insightful and well-informed guest on organizational culture – I hadn’t expected to laugh as much as Bob and I did over the course of the episode – and even before we went on the air.

 

Listening to this episode, it’s hard not to feel an undercurrent of warmth over the course of the episode, which gives this episode a lovely feel-good mood paired alongside fantastic insights and hilarious stories about how leaders can become “friction fixers” to improve the way their organization works.

 

To put it another way, come for the laughs, stay for thought-provoking ideas you’ll learn in this engaging conversation.

 

Noteworthy links:

 

Buy Bob’s book “The Friction Project” on Amazon*

Learn more about Bob’s work: https://www.bobsutton.net/

Read Tanveer’s article mentioned during the episode: “Encouraging Your Employees To Reach For The Moon” https://tanveernaseer.com/encouraging-your-employees-to-reach-for-the-moon/


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Tanveer Naseer Leadership Keynote Speaker and Corporate Trainer, Podcast host "Leadership Biz Cafe"

Tanveer Naseer is an internationally acclaimed keynote speaker and award-winning leadership writer. He is also the Founder and CEO of Tanveer Naseer Leadership, a leadership corporate training and consulting firm that works with executives and managers to help them develop practical leadership and team-building competencies to drive organizational growth and development.

Tanveer is the recipient of several awards and recognitions as one of the world's top thinkers in the leadership sphere, including being recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of the Top 100 Leadership and Management Experts.

Tanveer has been very active on speaking circuit, giving keynotes and workshops on leadership and empowering employees to audiences across Canada, United States, Europe, and the Middle East in a wide range of industries in both private and public sectors.

Tanveer is also the host of the popular and long-running "Leadership Biz Cafe" podcast, which Inc Magazine has described as feeling "like you're sitting down for a cup of coffee with two leadership experts to learn about how to become that leader our employees need us to be."

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