podcast cover art crisisDid you know that Me2 Solutions has a library of podcasts? We do! And we’ve recently added to our collection. Here’s our latest podcasts which you can download to listen wherever you want.  Or you can select Free Stuff in the menu above and then select Podcasts to access our entire library!

Behind the Crisis
A crisis is usually not the real crisis but a symptom of what the real problem. Meredith discusses with Deanna Tiemann the nature of a “crisis” that Deanna had and what the solution was.

When and what parts of your business or life should you outsource? Meredith and Deanna discuss examples where outsourcing can help and how to avoid problems that outsourcing can make worse.

How Not to be that guy
Meredith, Deanna and Frank discuss how not to be that guy – the guy that makes a problem into a crisis that never seems to end.

Ethics and Social Media
Meredith, Deanna and Frank discuss how to deal with unethical social media practices and what to do and can’t do.

Black Holes
What does black holes have to do with business? Event horizons – the point that you can see beyond – know what you don’t know but should.

Driving in the Snow
What does driving in the snow teach you about business? A whole lot – Frank and Meredith discuss why driving in the snow is a lot like dealing with new situations using old experience without understanding.

How Not to be a Hero
There’s always a point in the lead up to a crisis where at least one person has the opportunity to be a hero or a louse. Frank uses real world cases to illustrate how not to be a hero.

Leadership – It’s About Results
What makes a real leader? Writing lots of books or making a lot of money? Frank discusses some real leaders that he’s worked with and studied and the one thing that made them real leaders – results.

Let Others Help
When you’re running a small business, it often seems that everything depends on you. But does it? Frank discusses why small business owners find it hard to let go and how they can identify when they should let go.

Next Operation as Customer
A lot of people never deal with real customers – you know – the ones who give money for goods and services. So how do you identify your “customer?” Frank discusses a fundamental quality concept which helps everyone understand who their customer is.

They are always the manager’s nightmare – the new hire or intern – they know nothing and have to be told everything. Frank uses a story he heard in the Navy about recruits to discuss the proper care and feeding of that “nightmare” so they can become your dream.

Shut UP and Listen
Are you having misunderstandings at work or in social situations? Perhaps your best approach is to just shut up and listen because if you don’t you might end up being an ass.

Winning, Failure and the Washington Post Test
Did Ken Lay wake up one day and decide to ruin Enron? Why did it happen? Frank discusses why people end up making stupid decisions and a simple test of your decisions and actions to prevent you from doing something stupid.

You’re two minutes from being a better crisis manager
We all face crises – whether they are personal, business or community-wide. When you first realize that you are dealing with a crisis, what should you do? Meredith discusses the first two minutes and what you should do in a crisis – it will surprise you!

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A physicist by trade, author by choice, a born teacher, a retired veteran, and an adamant problem solver, Frank has helped the White House, federal agencies, military offices, historical museums, manufacturers, and over 250 technology startups get stuff done, communicate effectively, and find practical solutions that work for them. In his spare time, he makes sawdust and watches Godzilla movies.