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Bill Treasurer believes the world needs more courageous leaders. In this episode, he shares how he found his courage and offers advice on how you can find yours. Bill explains what courage is, the different types of courage, and the role that gender and career progression plays in the type of courage that a person will manifest. He offers advice on how to develop your courage and to inspire a climate of courage around you.
Bill founded Giant Leap Consulting, a courage-building company, and he is the author of the best-selling book, Courage Goes to Work. In 2017 he released the book, A Leadership Kick in the Ass, which focuses on the importance of leadership humility. Prior, Bill served as an executive in Accenture’s Change Management and Human Performance practice. He eventually became the $35B company’s first full-time internal executive coach. Bill attended West Virginia University on an athletic scholarship for springboard diving and received his Master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin, Green Bay.
Employee’s workdays are filled with meetings. Are all those meetings really needed? Are the meetings productive? Do they deliver actionable outcomes? Dana Wright Wasson returns to HR Studio Podcast to share advice to HR leaders on running better meetings that increase engagement as the outcome. Whether you are an HR leader running your own meetings or coaching organization leaders on theirs, this podcast will get you to rethink your meetings from the perspective of opportunities to strengthen engagement.
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How do we take practical steps to address bias and resistance in our world and in our corporate lives? Our guest is La’Wana Harris, and her episode is especially timely given the current public discourse. La’Wana shares her career and personal story and insights on why and how to change behavior to overcome bias and arrive at a more diverse and inclusive workplace and society. She offers advice for HR Leaders.
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Dana Wright-Wasson is a global OD consultant who leads clients through transformational processes in strategic planning, employee engagement, and leadership. Dana is passionate about creating amazing employee experiences. She believes wholeheartedly that engagement is actually an outcome. It is an effect of the way people are treated in organizations, and her point of view obviously has implications for how Dana works with her clients.
In this episode, Dana discusses the employee experience, explaining the shortcomings of surveys that measure employee engagement. She outlines an approach to driving the employee experience, leveraging design-thinking methodologies and shares her experiences on the positive role that HR can play.
She is the CEO of Take Action, Inc. and the founder of Work Happy Project. She has her BA in Psychology and Master’s in Organizational Development and has been a visual practitioner for more than 20 years. When she’s not working with clients, she is traveling the world - the current count is 38 countries. Dana is also the author of the book, Talk the Walk: Designing a Clear Path to a World-class Employee Experience.
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As the founder of Great Mondays, a culture design agency, Josh Levine is passionate about helping clients improve the work they do every day. He is an educator, designer, and best-selling author, but above all, he is on a mission to help organizations design their culture so that it is an advantage. In this episode, Josh defines culture and explains why it is so important to a company’s success today. He describes the six components involved in defining, designing, and delivering a successful culture, sharing examples of how organizations ‘live’ their cultures.
In this episode, Josh defines culture and explains why it is so important to a company’s success today. He describes the six components involved in defining, designing, and delivering a successful culture, sharing examples of how organizations ‘live’ their cultures.
Josh’s book, Great Mondays: How to Design a Company Culture Employees Love, presents the framework and tools business leaders need to understand, design, and manage their culture. He may be known best for helping found the non-profit, Culture LabX, and has overseen its growth into an international community. He has also written for Forbes.com, Huffington Post, Fast Company, and the Design Management Journal about organizational culture, why it is important, how to achieve it, and how to build a culture advantage.
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Krister Ungerböck, a keynote speaker, CEO Coach, and global expert in the Language of Leadership joins us this week to share his personal career journey and leadership lessons learned. He shares cultural differences between leading in Europe versus America, drawing a parallel between speaking in a foreign language and effective communication in one’s native language. Krister highlights how generational differences impact leadership, with powerful advice for HR leaders on being more effective by listening more and offering solutions less. He proposes the Magic Management 8-Ball Challenge as a tool to help. Tune in to hear Krister discuss emotional intelligence, soft skills, and his personal journey to becoming a better leader.
Prior to retiring at age 42, Krister was the award-winning CEO of one of the largest family-owned software companies in the world. His expertise in the language of leadership is based upon his unique experience as a global CEO leading teams in three languages while observing and doing business with executives in over 40 countries, building businesses in six and living in three. As a corporate keynote speaker, Krister is passionate about sharing the secrets that his team used to win five consecutive Top Workplace awards and achieve remarkable employee engagement levels of 99.3%. His upcoming book, The Language of Leadership: Words to Transform How We Lead, Live and Love, is planned for release in the Fall of 2019.
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In this episode, Dick Richardson returns to HR Studio Podcast to discuss leadership lessons from the Apollo 11 mission to the Moon, the subject of his new book. What HR leaders can learn from NASA about implementing a vision, including acquiring the necessary leadership skills, and overcoming human biases that can interfere with success. Dick explains ‘perceptual fraction’ and how it can be used in leadership development or change initiatives. A key takeaway is the importance of routinely assessing successes and failures to achieve more balanced learning.
Dick Richardson is an Executive Leadership Development consultant. He is also the owner and founding partner of Experience to Lead, an organization that offers unique experiences to improve the leadership of individuals, teams, and organizations. Dick has worked with the Conference Board for over 10 years designing and delivering experiential programs for executives. Previously, Dick was an independent consultant and was the Executive Director of Leadership Development at ITT. He also held a variety of leadership positions in Learning at IBM, including global roles based in Hong Kong. Dick has recently written a book, Apollo Leadership Lessons, which is a result of his work in the Apollo Experience Leadership Program that he developed in partnership with NASA, the Smithsonian Institute, the Space Center at Houston, and the Kennedy Space Center to pull together an amazing array of resources for leadership development.
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We know that higher levels of employee engagement translate into healthier cultures, better retention, and increased profitability, so how can leaders, including HR Leaders, build stronger teams and build higher engagement? René Johnston shares five strategies for strengthening employee engagement. She highlights one of these strategies - knowing your team members, sharing four benefits that flow from this strategy. René discusses the role of assessment tools in facilitating conversations to get to know your team.
René Johnston is the owner and founder of Employee Engagement Solutions. Her organization specializes in improving culture, retention, and profitability by building more engaged teams. She is an author and speaker whose work can be found in various print and online publications. René also serves as a regular columnist for The Spokane Journal of Business, Catalyst magazine, and as an adjunct faculty member for the Lewis-Clark State College Business Division. René was selected as a TEDx speaker and holds a Master’s Degree in Adult Education and Human Resource Development.
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How can organizations go from good to great? From great to best? How does creating a culture of respect, trust, and understanding lead to building bridges across an organization? In this episode, Jason Greer shares insights and advice to HR leaders based on his work with organizations in two specific areas - unionization avoidance and diversity and inclusion.
Jason is the founder and president of Greer Consulting, a labor management and employee relations consulting firm. He is a speaker and consultant with a background in counseling, training, and conflict resolution. Jason presents to audiences with a focus on managing through personal and corporate growth while maintaining an intimate connection to the human components that define us and make organizational cultures special. He is also one of the co-authors of the book, People Matter Most: The Dirty Little Secrets of Employee Relations & Labor Management.
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What are the key elements of creating an emotionally connected workplace? What are the benefits of creating an environment of respect, alignment, and a positive future? Louis ‘Lou’ Carter outlines the five essential elements to emotional connection, based on discussions and research involving hundreds of CEOs and other executives.
In this podcast, he talks about his research and explains when change works, why it is. He’ll share a couple of great CEO stories and offer advice to HR to earn respect today.
Lou Carter is Founder and CEO of Best Practice Institute, a benchmark research consortium, association and management consulting firm. He has written 11 books, including The Change Champion’s Fieldguide; Best Practices in Talent Management: How the World’s Leading Corporations Manage, Develop, and Retain Top Talent; and his latest, In Great Company: How to Spark Peak Performance By Creating an Emotionally Connected Workplace.
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Too much time and money is wasted on ideas that don’t work. Companies are using management tools that were built for a completely different pace of operations. Today’s leaders must inspire and collaborate, not micromanage, to drive agility and innovation in their organizations. Jeff Gothelf, an author, speaker, and executive coach, focuses on helping organizations build better products and executives build better cultures that build better products. He is the co-author of the award-winning book Lean UX and the Harvard Business Review Press Book, Sense & Respond. Jeff works as a coach, consultant and keynote speaker, helping companies bridge the gaps between business agility, digital transformation, product management and human-centered design.
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Are you passionate about a Human Resources career but concerned about the perception of HR? Does making an impact on the human experience in the workplace bring you satisfaction and a sense of accomplishment but are cautious about choosing HR as a career for the long haul? Do you have what it takes to be a true HR warrior? Dr. Keri Ohlrich is CEO and co-founder of Abbracci Group, an ‘Unconventional HR Consulting’ firm, that works with companies to address their organization’s specific needs and develop sustainable solutions, with a focus on solving the problem the first time out. Keri obtained her PhD in Human Development and Organizational Systems from Fielding Graduate University. She holds an MS in International Peace and Conflict Resolution from American University, an MS in Global Human Resources from Loyola University Chicago, and a BS in Psychology and Business from Carnegie Mellon University. Recently, Keri and her co-author Monice Frede released their new book, The Way of the HR Warrior: Leading the CHARGE to Transform Your Career and Organization, which talks about the role of the HR warrior.
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Can ‘hope’ actually be a strategy in today’s work environment? Libby Gill, the author of ‘The Hope-Driven Leader: Harness the Power of Positivity at Work’ thinks so. Libby defines what hope is and why it's important. She'll share the science behind hope, a medical definition, and the link between hope and mortality. Libby will explain how hope can be leveraged by HR, the pitfalls to be aware of, and an approach to harnessing hope as a strategy both personally and professionally.
Libby began her career with Embassy Communications, a television company founded by Norman Lear (creator of All in the Family). She survived three mergers, ultimately becoming head of Publicity and Advertising for Sony Worldwide. Libby then led Public Relations and Corporate Communications at Universal and Turner Broadcasting before becoming an entrepreneur in coaching and consulting. She founded Libby Gill and Company, a coaching company in California. For 15 years, Libby has been guiding clients through change and chaos. Libby shares her thoughts on hope and her expertise on how to best leverage hope to create a more positive and effective culture and environment.
For all show notes, please visit www.hrstudiopodcast.com/lolly-daskal. Lolly Daskal is the founder of Lead From Within. She is a sought after speaker and has been designated as a top 50 leadership and management expert by Inc.com and a 100 Great Leadership Speakers by Inc. Magazine. She has appeared in the Huffington Post, Fast Company and HBR, among other media outlets. Lolly has worked with a wide variety of organizations – from large multinationals to small entrepreneurial start-ups – around the globe. Her engaging talks on leadership have motivated and inspired audiences to unleash their greatness. She is the author of the book, The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness.
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Lucy Adams is the CEO of DISRUPTIVE HR, a UK-based consultancy agency that is in its fourth year of operation. The firm works with organizations in transforming their HR teams and helping them make change genuinely stick in an organization. They focus on bringing innovation and fresh thinking to the HR function, which can turn an overall organization into an innovative and fresh thinking enterprise. Lucy had previously been the Director of HR at the BBC for five years. She combines strategic and operational HR expertise with a fresh but practical approach. Lucy has a new book coming out in 2019, HR Change Toolkit – Your complete guide to making it happen.
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How do you create a strong, engaging workplace culture that unlocks potential and inspires performance? Doug Claffey is a cofounder and the CEO of Energage, a company that combines employee surveys, research, insights and guidance to help organizations realize their full potential and move the needle, from a good to a great top workplace. Previously, Doug was a true ‘rocket scientist’ and held leadership roles at Best Companies in the United Kingdom, GE, Analytical Graphics, and McKinsey & Co. He is a member of the Standards Advisory Committee of B Labs and the Advisory Board of Rapid Change, Inc.
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Iteration is the way effective organizations solve problems and achieve goals, particularly when solutions are complex and may be difficult to define in advance. Look for the highest-performing entrants in any given market. Chances are they are Iterating. Managers are the feedback system of an organization, and managers who continually ask themselves and their teams what the next logical step to be taken is – and then take it, learn from it and repeat the process – are Iterating. Ed Muzio is CEO of Group Harmonics and an award-winning three-time author. An expert in the scientific study of measuring and modifying human behavior, he is a sought-after consultant to business and industry worldwide and a popular media source. Ed discusses his new book, Iterate: Run a Fast, Flexible, Focused Management Team, and how he guides senior leadership and management in understanding the key behaviors that help an organization Iterate.
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Leadership language expert Chris Westfall shares how he launched his current career. He explains what an elevator pitch is and how leaders can share their vision in a compelling way by harnessing leadership language. Chris offers tips and practical advice to engage with your audience, accelerate your results and be more persuasive. How to understand your listener’s agenda and who sits in the ’empty chair’.
Chris Westfall is a sought-after business consultant, communication coach, keynote speaker, and the author, co-author, or publisher of eight books. Advising hundreds of thousands of leaders from high-growth entrepreneurial enterprises, Shark Tank startups, and Fortune 100 companies, he has helped create multi-million-dollar revenue streams for businesses on four continents. He is the U.S. National Elevator Pitch Champion and the author of the new book Leadership Language: Using Authentic Communication to Drive Results (Wiley, 2018).
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Scott Overcarsh returns to HR Studio Podcast to share more on the culture at Chick-fil-A, where he spent his entire career until his retirement earlier this year. Scott has just published Is Everybody Happy!?!: Creating Culture Where Success & Happiness Thrive – The Chick-fil-A Way. In this episode, he explains how the underlying philosophy of Chick-fil-A’s founder shaped its culture. He offers advice to HR Leaders who are seeking evidence that employee-centric leadership, policies, and programs can yield improved results. Scott discusses leadership principles and attitudes that are foundational in his last company’s success, as well as approaches to hiring, retaining, and engaging employees.
From age 16, Scott worked at Chick-fil-A and became an expert in its culture, spending years helping restaurant operators be more successful in their work. He led the leadership development program to help operators become more effective in the business. Since his retirement, Scott consults, sharing his knowledge and experience about building an effective and successful culture.
As a strategic coach and keynote speaker, Ash Seddeek works with executives to advance their leadership impact through communications, messaging and storytelling. He currently works with Cisco’s innovation startup teams to help them craft compelling value proposition narratives, clear business models, and to develop winning investor pitches. Ash shares the 7 Habits of Highly Effective Strategic Leaders based on his coaching and book research. He discusses how HR leaders can adopt these habits to position themselves as strategic business partners and internal consultants within their organizations. Ash is a bestselling author and talks about the emphasis on sales and leadership communications with his book, MEANING, and his second bestseller coauthored with Jack Canfield, Road to Success. He is a leadership mentor with Women Unlimited and a communications expert with the American Management Association where his Own it Win it Crush it Success blueprint is featured in the Success Skills for the Next Generation program.
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Chester Elton has been working with organizations on employee engagement and motivation. He has been called the “Apostle of appreciation” by the Globe and Mail, Canada’s largest newspaper. Chester explains the inspiration for his latest book and accompanying assessment which leaders can leverage for teams as well as individuals. He shares ideas for increasing engagement by making simple adjustments to employees’ current roles. He explains how to ‘manage to the one’ and why this is key to increasing engagement. Chester has coauthored 10 books with Adrian Gostick including their most recent book, What Motivates Me as well as The Carrot Principle and The Orange Revolution, both New York Times’ bestsellers. He is a motivational expert and has been featured on Fast Company, The Today Show, MSNBC, National Public Radio, and CBS’s 60 Minutes. Chester is a founding partner of The Culture Works, and serves as a leadership consultant to firms such as American Express, Procter & Gamble, Avis Budget Group and Cigna. He is also a member of Marshall Goldsmith’s 100 Coaches ‘Pay it Forward’ project.
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Do you have executive presence? How do you find out? How do you develop it? If you need help answering these questions, this episode is for you. Jeffrey Hatchell is a certified Executive Coach who works with leaders and high-potentials to develop their leadership skills, including executive presence. Whether you are interested in developing this personally or helping others, join us to learn more. Jeffrey will share his advice on how to assess and develop executive presence, offering practical tips and takeaways you can start to implement today. This includes Jeff’s Executive Presence Assessment.
Jeffrey Hatchell is a certified Executive Coach, a motivational speaker and the author of The Inspired Career – Breathe New Life Into Your Job and Get Equipped, Empowered and Engaged! He is also an Executive Coach for A.J. O’Connor Associates (AJO), working with organizational leaders to develop their leadership competencies. Jeff is known for his signature smile, upbeat attitude, and leadership experiences gained at Fortune 100 organizations such as American Express and Wells Fargo. Jeff has extensive experience coaching executives and high-potentials and leading team-building sessions and workshops. In addition to his MBA, he obtained his coaching certification from Corporate Coach U, and earned a certificate in Entrepreneurial studies from UCLA Anderson School of Management.
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In this episode, Dick joins us to discuss the role that experiential leadership development plays in preparing leaders for disruption. He shares insights gained through a method of experiential learning that uses parallels between modern day and historic military leaders as the guide. He discusses leading in times of stress and chaos; the link between many crises and HR’s areas of responsibility, and a key takeaway from his experiential programs that you won’t want to miss. Dick also shares advice to HR leaders on their personal and professional development. For all show notes please visit www.hrstudiopodcast.com/dick-richardson.
Companies today understand the value of effective collaboration within their teams and across organizations. There is usually, however, a lack of clarity as to how to best harness the talent and high performance of individuals within the collaborative process. Carlos Valdes-Dapena is the founder of Corporate Collaboration Resources, an organization and group effectiveness consulting firm. He has been working with organizations for over 17 years on collaboration and teamwork. Carlos spent time at Mars, Inc. where he worked on brands including M&Ms, Snickers, Uncle Ben’s Rice and Wrigley’s Gum. While at Mars, he was awarded the Global Make a Difference Award, given to him based on his development of the framework for high performance collaboration. Carlos has authored a new book coming out shortly called Lessons from Mars: How one Global Company Cracked the Code on High Performance Collaboration and Teamwork. Prior to Mars, Carlos spent three years at IBM as an executive coach and consultant working with their top 35 global leaders. H began his consulting career at Development Dimensions International (DDI), the global talent development firm, where he was a leadership and management performance consultant.
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