Awesome Office: Lead. Create. Inspire.
About This Show
The Awesome Office Show is all about helping you lead people, create culture, and inspire Awesome at your company.
Each week we talk to a business leader, entrepreneur, HR pro, or engagement specialist at the most successful and buzzed about companies in the country, and learn their most actionable tips, tactics, and best practices - and share them with you.
This is a behind the curtain look that you’re not going to find anywhere else. If you care about developing stellar cultures that provide lasting value for employees, customers, and shareholders, then this is the podcast for you.
The Awesome Office Show is co-hosted by SnackNation CEO Sean Kelly and Sean Spear of Hughes Marino.
Similar to Entreleadership and HBR Ideacast.
Most Recent Episode
How to Become A World-Class Communicator - Hank Fortener Redux
5 days ago
This week we’re going back to the archives, to bring you one of our earliest and best guests, Hank Fortener. Hank Fortener is an adoption expert, speaker, and sought-after authority on culture and leadership. As the founder of AdoptTogether.org and World Adoption Day, Hank has dedicated much of his life to helping young people who are “without a tribe” feel a sense of family and belonging. AdoptTogether’s mission is simple but powerful - to create a world in which there is a family for every child. Through his organizations, Hank has helped thousands of families raise literally millions dollars towards adoption expenses to help bring their children home. Luckily for us, Hank has applied much of his learning around human behavior and belonging to the business world. In our conversation, Hank talks about the importance of empathy in organizational cultures; why solving problems is the most important job of any individual, team, or company; and why storytelling is at the heart of great leadership. Because of the way we launched our first five episodes, not as many people heard this episode as probably should have - which is why we’re resurfacing this episode now. Hank really set the standard of excellence for AO guests. Here is the full, unedited interview, all in one episode. Enjoy. Key Takeaways Hank explains the “Why” behind his organizations AdoptTogether.org and World Adoption Day. Hank tells us why he prefers the word “tribe” or “team” over “family” when describing relationship dynamics in the business world. Hank explains why empathy is the key to effective communication and how to cultivate empathy in your preparation before public speaking. Hank talks about why solving problems is more im