Category Archives: Good Ideas Podcast

The Jason Clause Show is a podcast dedicated to finding and sharing the best ideas, tactics and strategies for busy managers.

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Protect yourself from CEO Fraud

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CEO Fraud is a very simple and effective cyber attack that can cause significant business losses CEO Fraud couldn’t be simpler. There’s no malware to write and no malicious code or links to implant. It’s a text only email, plain and simple – but it’s the social engineering that makes it work. Due to its simplicity, these spoofing attacks are one… Read more »

Be Funny, make more friends, get further

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Be funny, make more friends, get further

Everyone can be funny if they can follow a process. I’ll never forget a Chris Rock Interview that I listened to.  That was when it dawned on me.  Comedians don’t just get up on stage and start making people laugh.  They follow a rigorous process.  The discovery lead me to the San Francisco Comedy College and introduced me to my… Read more »

Forget about setting goals. Focus on this instead.

Goals are great for helping us figure out where we want to go.  Systems will get us there. We all have things that we want to achieve in our life and for many, the path to those things starts by setting  specific and actionable goals. Goals are good.  They  can provide direction and even push you forward in the short-term,… Read more »

The Bullet Journal: A pen and paper framework for getting way more done.

There are a multitude of tools and apps in the world designed to help us stay organized.  I’ve tried many of them, but I’ve never come close to achieving the organizational zen that I’ve hoped for.  That is until now. In this episode, my guest Aaron Lowe and I talk about Bullet Journaling a pen and paper based framework for… Read more »

3 inexpensive things you can do to increase IT security

61% of cyber attacks by hackers each year involve small to medium-sized businesses.  At least half of those companies won’t even know the attack has happened until it’s too late. IT system security and data protection have always been important.  But as the statistics highlight, the need to focus attention on security is increasing for companies of all sizes.  Larger… Read more »

Stay in the know with a daily huddle

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My first reaction to the daily huddle was, “What can we possible have to talk about everyday?”  But what I came to learn was that the daily huddle can be the cornerstone of a team’s meeting rhythm and a system by which everyone is constantly vetting, in a very transparent manner, their tactical actions against the organization’s  goals, core values,… Read more »

5 Root causes of employee under-performance

It can be frustrating as a manager when we’re not getting the results that we expect from an employee.   Assuming the team member wants to be successful and is giving us his best effort how can we help him get unstuck? In this episode we’re going to talk about a framework that I learned from a really smart manager, Rick… Read more »

Develop shorthand & communicate quickly and effectively with your team

It’s just easier to use shorthand. This is never more true than when working with your team.  It allows a manager to leverage habits and pre-agreed to norms of behavior to quickly communicate with team members. But to work properly, our shorthand needs to be carefully scripted so that we can eliminate as much ambiguity as possible. In this episode:… Read more »

How to build good habits and change bad ones

I get in the car, start the engine and an hour later, I’m at work. I don’t remember the trip. I’m not alone, chances are the same thing happend to you.  It’s a habit and when you think about it, that’s a little scary.   Driving a car is not a simple thing to do.  Research suggests that some huge… Read more »

Acknowledgements – I didn’t come up with any of this on my own.  I’ve learned from others.  Click here to meet my teachers.