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#81 Riveting Exchanges: Practicing Self-Discipline With A Bad Boss

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On this edition of “Riveting Exchanges” on The WAM Podcast, hosts, Andrea Olson and Desiree Grace continue their conversation about bad bosses. In the workplace, we deal with a whole range of different (and sometimes conflicting) personalities, which can be a real challenge. The most important thing is for you to remember that, while you don’t have control over people’s actions, you do have full control over your own, and you can contribute positively by remaining in control of your own emotions and by not allowing their mood to rub off on you.

But when is it time to leave employment due to a bad boss? The truth is that only you can answer that question.  Maybe you just need to make a change, start working more remotely, or move to a different office, but if a bad boss is affecting your health, happiness, and family life, more serious measures may be required. Today, Andrea and Desiree tell-all about Political Pete, Self-Centered Sal, and Moody Max!

“Keep in mind that what you do at work and how your work life impacts you will also impact your health, impact your happiness, and impact your family.” —Andrea Olson

MEET YOUR HOST

Andrea Olson

Andrea Olson, the author of No Disruptions: The New Future For Mid-Market Manufacturing and The Customer Missionis inspiring and educating industrial business leaders on how to transform their approach to marketing, technology, and communications to operate more efficiently and increase profitability. 

Andrea’s 19-year, field-tested background provides unique, applicable approaches to creating leaner, more effective, technology-driven, customer-facing operations. A 4-time ADDY® award-winner, she began her career at a tech startup and led the strategic marketing efforts at two global industrial manufacturers.

Andrea is the CEO of Pragmadik, an Operational Strategy Consultancy, and also a board member of the Midwest Manufacturing Business Coalition, a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of mid-market manufacturing in the US.

Andrea’s most recent book, No Disruptions, provides manufacturing leaders an easy, educational read on how to increase revenue generation through marketing, branding, and effective technology implementation. 

In addition to writing, consulting and coaching, Andrea speaks to leaders and industry organizations around the world on operational strategies to discover new sources of revenues and savings. Contact Andrea to access information on her book, workshops, keynote speeches or consulting. 

For more information on Olson’s book, workshops, keynote speeches, or consulting, please visit www.pragmadik.com and www.nodisruptions.com. Follow Andrea Olson on Twitter @pragmadik

Desiree Grace

Desiree Grace is Director of Channel Accounts & Programs for Panduit Corporation in Tinley Park, Illinois.  Desiree and her team develop and deploy channel partner strategy and programs in North America.

She previously managed the Utility channel for Eaton North America, as their Vice President, Channel Development and Operations. Prior to this role, she served as Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Anamet Electrical, District Manager, at Panduit Corporation, and Branch Manager at WESCO.

Grace has over 27 years of experience in electrical manufacturing and distribution and has been an active member of NAED for over 10 years. She was the 2017 Trailblazer for NAED’s Women in Industry organization. Grace holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Political Science from Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois, and an MBA with concentrations in Marketing and Operations from the University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa.

Grace serves on the Church Council for First Congregational Church and is a volunteer with Dress for Success and Habitat for Humanity.

Connect with Desiree Grace on LinkedIn.

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