HR Studio Podcast
About This Show
HR Studio Podcast is designed to accelerate the development of new and aspiring HR leaders. Guests will include senior HR executives, thought-leaders, authors, speakers and trend-spotters from the field of HR and beyond. Listeners will learn what it takes to succeed in HR today through career stories and journeys; developmental references and resources; human capital trends and much more.
Each show concludes with an open ended question for the audience to answer in the LinkedIn Group.
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Most Recent Episode
Episode 19 | The Impact of Learning Agility with Dr. Linda Gravett
6 days ago
Episode 19 Show Notes: The Impact of Learning Agility Linda Hlavac hosts a discussion on the topic of learning agility with Dr. Linda Gravett, a Senior Partner at Gravett & Associates, an organizational development firm headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. Linda has also been a coach and facilitator with Xavier Leadership Institute for over 15 years. She has worked with numerous organizations of all sizes across industries, and focuses primarily on helping them leverage the skills and talents of diversity with an emphasis on generational and cultural differences, and on emotional intelligence. Linda has authored multiple books on these and other topics of interest to HR professionals. Most recently she coauthored and released a book called Learning Agility: The Impact on Recruitment and Retention, and it is this most recent publication that has a unique focus on learning agility. ________________________________________ Key Learnings From This Episode • How did Linda become interested in the field of HR and organizational performance early on in her career? Linda started in the field of Accounting. She was recruited by the Civil Service to work on an Air Force base in Japan. She enjoyed learning about how a business works – that it was not all about profitability, revenue and numbers. She realized it was people who drove those numbers. She then had a chance to return to the US to work for a manufacturing company as their CFO. The company needed to launch an HR department, and Linda volunteered. With no background in HR, after about 1 week into the new job, she realized she needed to go back to school. • How did Linda become an expert in the area of learning agility? When Linda was working on her PhD in industrial psychology and in doing her dissertation, she found there was more to her topic - how much interest people have in career development, and what diversity in terms of age, race, and gender matter in career development. She found that career development was not just about those dimensions of diversity – it was really one’s enthusiasm and engagement in the work and enjoyment of learning that had in impact on whether they were going to be involved in career development. Even though she did the dissertation on one topic, she always kept learning agility and emotional intelligence and their impact in the back of her mind for whenever she had an opportunity to actually do some research in this area. • What