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20 minutes | Oct 21, 2021
Episode 57: How Do You Meld Corporate Cultures into a Single Brand
How do you bring together workers from different organization with different corporate cultures? Combining organizations may make sense from a business point of view, but when you do it you are often bringing together many disparate parts. Doing it effectively means crafting a communications strategy to get everyone communicating with each other, and then putting out a coherent message to the outside world, which can both be difficult tasks for managers and for workers alike. To talk about all of that from first-hand experience our guest today is Terri Buckley, Director of Corporate Communications at connectFirst Credit Union in Alberta, Canada. connectFirst Credit is a company that is comprised of what used to be four different companies and four different corporate cultures. Teri had the challenge of putting together a communications strategy when the companies merged in early 2020 when there were plenty of other challenges happening as well. She shares that experience on this episode, along with some insightful takeaways in terms of how the company relied on technology to get things done, as well as how people reacted and learned to adapt as different corporate cultures came together. Guest: Teri Buckley Director, Corporate Communications connectFirst Credit Union Teri Buckley believes when people bank locally, they’re making a choice to join a movement of hope for a brighter future by using finance to grow our communities and our local businesses. Over the past decade, Teri has directed this passion by driving connectFirst’s community investment and social responsibility efforts, then moved to support and inspire employees through her role as Director of Corporate Communications. Over the years, Teri’s visionary leadership and impact has been recognized through leadership awards offered by Canadian Credit Union Association and Alberta Community Co-op Association. Teri will continue shouting the credit union difference, as she steps into the role of Vice President of Brand and Community in November 2021. Links: https://customers.microsoft.com/en-in/story/1417219888968683878-connectfirst-credit-viva-canada
26 minutes | Oct 14, 2021
Episode 56: What Can Business Leaders Learn from Olympic Athletes?
If you watch any kind of high level sports, you have to marvel at how much training it takes to get to an elite level as well as the training it takes to perform on game day. Doing things under pressure is not the same as doing them day to day in practice, and that is something to think about in the business arena as well. What are the lessons that elite athletes can give business leaders in terms of how to perform? To talk about that, we are joined on this episode by Diana Drury, Director of Team and Executive Coaching at the Smith School of Business at Queens University in Kingston, Ontario. Diana is an expert on how athletes succeed, and on how leaders can learn from them on how to get through challenges and succeed themselves and she shares with us lessons from athletes that leaders can apply to their own careers. Guest: Diana Drury is the Director of Team & Executive Coaching at Smith School of Business. She is an experienced Team Performance Coach, Counsellor, College Professor and Facilitator. Diana is responsible for the overall leadership of the team and executive coaching programs which operate across 11 of the Smith School of Business MBA and Master’s programs and Queen’s Executive Education. She also works extensively with outside organizations. She has over 30 years’ experience working with high performing teams as an Administrator, Athletic Director, Coach and as an athlete at the College, University, Provincial and National levels. She has been the recipient of numerous coaching awards. She also competes as an athlete nationally representing Canada at the World Masters Games. To date, Diana has been inducted into seven Halls of Fames across Canada as an Athlete, Builder and Coach.
25 minutes | Oct 6, 2021
Episode 55: How Can Organizations Support Workers’ Mental Health?
At one time mental health may have been a subject that organizations wanted to avoid discussing, but those days are rapidly disappearing . With the pandemic still ongoing, this is a very difficult time for many and as it is taking a toll on mental well-being. In turn, organizations are starting to realize that supporting their workers means supporting their productivity. Our guest today is Paula Allen, Global Leader and SVP, Research and Total Wellbeing at Lifeworks. Lifeworks has done considerable research into the subject of workers’ mental health, and Paula talks to us about the challenges facing workers and what organizations should be thinking about as we move through this next phase of the pandemic and its aftermath. This episode is part of a series sponsored by Microsoft looking at the issues we face in the workplace as we move into this next phase of the pandemic and eventually into post-pandemic life. Guest: Paula Allen Global Leader and SVP, Research and Total Wellbeing Lifeworks (formerly Morneau Shepell) Paula Allen is the Global Leader, Research and Total Wellbeing and a Senior Vice-President at LifeWorks. In this role she manages the research agenda for LifeWorks, which includes primary research, exploratory data science, research collaborations and meta-analyses. Given her focus on industry leading research, Paula also leads LifeWorks’s thought leadership and is co-chair of the organization’s product and innovation strategy. Paula is focused on the current and emerging issues that impact health and productivity and related costs. Her scope includes all areas of wellbeing – social, physical, financial and mental. She is also a well-recognized expert in all areas of workplace mental health, learning strategies, disability management and drug plan management. She designed and led the most comprehensive employer response to the H1N1 pandemic and is currently LifeWorks’s business response and resource lead for the COVID-19 pandemic. She also works directly with many of Canada’s leading organizations. Paula is a member of the Women’s College Hospital’s Board of Directors, a member of the Virtual Learning Advisory Board consulting to the public sector’s post-secondary online learning strategy, a member of the International Women’s Forum, a Civic Action Diversity Fellow mentor, on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Club of Toronto, on the Guiding Council and ESG task force of One Mind@Work, was Co-chair of Civic Action’s Champions Council on workplace mental health, was a member of the Income Security Working Group providing advice to the Ontario Government on issues relating to disability and income support, and sits on several research and strategy advisory boards that address issues ranging from e-mental health solutions to substance abuse in the workplace. Paula completed undergraduate and graduate degrees at the University of Toronto in psychological research and neuropsychological testing and clinical intervention. Links:
28 minutes | Sep 23, 2021
Episode 54: What Can We Learn from Companies Who Have Dealt Well with Pandemic Work Issues?
It is the fourth quarter of 2021 and we are still in a state of flux in the work world.. Companies are struggling with whether to bring everyone back to the office, there are labour shortages all over, and just what normal looks like in terms of work is not really clear. But some organizations are handling things better than others. Our guest today is Tammy Browning who is President of KellyOCG. KellyOCG has done a comprehensive survey called the 2021 Global Workforce Agility Report that has looked at how companies have coped during the past year and a half and as well what they are planning in terms of strategy. They separate out those companies that have been ahead of the curve on work issues and the ones that have behind it – they call vanguaurds and laggards. Tammy talks about how each set of companies operate and what we can learn from that – in terms of practices to emulate, and in terms of things to avoid. Guest Intro: Tammy Browning President, KellyOCG® Tammy is president of KellyOCG®. As president, she leads the global Managed Service Provider (MSP), Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO), and The Ayers Group outplacement practices—along with adjacent solutions such as services procurement, payroll outsourcing, independent contractor compliance, and contingent search. She oversees $9 billion dollars in spend under management for the company’s MSP portfolio, which partners with some of the largest organizations in the world including many of the Fortune 500®. Her path to executive leadership started more than 20 years ago with a temporary role as a candidate coordinator with Kelly®. Demonstrating a skill for visionary thinking, combined with a passion for operational excellence, Tammy held several customer- and talent-facing manager roles across the business—eventually leading the west territory and IT practice for the company’s U.S. staffing operations. In 2010, she joined a supplier to Kelly as senior vice president responsible for all U.S. operations before returning to Kelly in 2017 with additional expertise and expanded oversight. Tammy’s 360-degree view of business operations provides her a unique level of insight that continues to shape her leadership style today. She’s passionate about the opportunity to change lives and provide purpose by connecting people to meaningful work. Tammy is inspired by the extraordinary stories of the people her team impacts and their ability to help customers realize the value of all workstyles. She brings a pioneering spirit to internal and external challenges. This approach to do things different extends across every part of the KellyOCG business. Tammy is always looking for new ways to add value for her customers by helping them discover what’s next in the world of work, and is recognized for her ability to spark change through forward-looking solutions. Tammy is an industry thought leader—regularly sharing her insights on the ways people want to engage with work today and how organizations can meet their workforce challenges of the future. Staffing Industry Analysts® recognized Tammy as one of the most influential leaders in the staffing industry, naming her to its 2020 “Staffing 100” and “Global Power 150” Women in Staffing lists. Diversity Journal also recognized Tammy’s strong leadership efforts and named her a 2020 “Women Worth Watching” award recipient. Tammy is a well-seasoned and self-proclaimed “travel sports mom.” In her free time, you can find her spending time with her family and spoiling her grandchildren. Links: KellyOCG Global Workforce Agility Report KellyOCG Global Workforce Agility Report website Kelly Helix UX talent management portal
30 minutes | Sep 16, 2021
Episode 53: What Makes an Effective Digital Workplace?
Even in a post-pandemic world, it seems unlikely that we will ever go back to an old-style workplace where everyone comes into the office on a daily basis. Work from home arrangements and hybrid workplaces will be the norm, which means we will lean on technology more heavily than ever. The digital workplace will be our reality, but what makes an effective digital workplace? Our guest on the episode is Neil Miller, the host of the podcast The Digital Workplace. Neil talks to us about what we need to do to make the new workplace effective, from how to best use technology to how to create an inclusive culture while we do it. Guest: Neil Miller Host, The Digital Workplace Links: 5 levels of a digital workplace https://thedigitalworkplace.com/
28 minutes | Sep 8, 2021
Episode 52: How Do We Work Effectively Through the Next Phase of the Pandemic?
With the pandemic not behind us yet, how can organizations be agile and willing to change up how we do things, maybe several times more before we get to the end of this? And how can workers come together to get things done effectively as we go through this phase of the pandemic? Jason Brommet, Head of Modern Work and Security Business with Microsoft Canada. joins us on theis episode to give us his insights on how to keep productivity high through the next phase of the pandemic, as well as how to keep people engaged and upbeat when the things are not going exactly to plan. Guest: Jason Brommet Modern Workplace Lead Today, people are an organization’s most important asset. Empowering each of them and their organizations to be their best and bring their best is more critical than ever. The modern workplace is an inclusive, creative and culture-centric environment. As the Lead of the Microsoft 365 business in Canada, Jason (Jay) leads the team that is responsible for enabling organizations to amplify the ingenuity of their people with secure, collaborative platforms and tools that accelerate business growth and success. Within the Microsoft 365 portfolio, Jay oversees productivity platforms, such as Microsoft Teams, as well as security and compliance tools. The Microsoft 365 team also works with and across Microsoft’s sales and delivery teams, and their market-leading ecosystem of partners. Jay is also an advocate for technology enabling inclusivity and accessibility. Previously, Jay led Commercial Channel Strategy and Programs in Canada, working across their ecosystem of over 14,000 partners to build the capacity, capability and growth of the Microsoft Channel, to enable organizations of all sizes to drive digital transformation. Broadly, he and his team were responsible for delivering on Microsoft’s promise of partnership, stewarding the Microsoft Partner Network. Since joining Microsoft in 2003, Jay has held a variety of roles spanning Product Marketing, Business Development, Segment Marketing and Sales Leadership. Before joining the Microsoft Canada team, he worked in the marketing services industry, developing and leading teams delivering strategic sales and marketing programs in B2C and B2B environments, across diverse industry verticals such as publishing, telecommunications and technology. Links: LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/jason-brommet Twitter: @jbrommet
23 minutes | Sep 1, 2021
Episode 51: Can You Turn Departing Employees into Loyal Alumni?
Can you turn departing employees into loyal alumni? When a worker leaves, most companies bid them well, perhaps doing a hasty exit interview on the way out. That, however, may be a short-sighted way to do things. Today’s guests are Dr. Alison Dachner of John Carroll University and Erin Makarius of the University of Akron, author sof a recent article n the Harvard Business Review on the subject of how to turn departing employees into loyal alumni, and what they say is well worth listening to. Guests: Dr. Alison M. Dachner Associate Professor of Management Boler College of Business John Carroll University Dr. Alison M. Dachner (firstname.lastname@example.org) is an Associate Professor of Management at the Boler College of Business, John Carroll University. She earned her M.B.A. from Cleveland State University and her Ph.D. from The Ohio State University. Dr. Dachner has experience working as Director of Education for an international call center as well as consulting on special projects in a variety of industries and companies, including NASA. Professor Dachner’s research interests include how changes to the modern work environment and characteristics of certain populations (e.g., emerging adults) influence the design of strategies to most effectively engage, develop, transition, and retain employees and students. Her work has been published in Human Resources Management Review, Journal of Applied Psychology, Human Resource Development Quarterly, Journal of Management Education, Academy of Management Annals, and Harvard Business Review, among others. Professor Dachner is an Associate Editor for Journal of Management Education and serves on the Academic Advisory Board for the HR Leadership Group of Northeast Ohio. Her research can be found on Google Scholar and you can follow or connect with her on Twitter (@ProfDachner) or LinkedIn (Alison Dachner). Dr. Erin E. Makarius Associate Professor of Management College of Business University of Akron Dr. Erin E. Makarius (email@example.com) is an Associate Professor of Management at the College of Business at The University of Akron. She received her M.B.A. from John Carroll University and her Ph.D. from The Ohio State University. Dr. Makarius has several years of experience in human resources and management, including working at and consulting with a variety of companies in the financial, insurance, and consumer products industries. Professor Makarius’ research interests include boundary spanning in the form of technological, international, and organizational boundaries, with emphasis on the role of relationships and reputation in these processes. Her work has been widely published in journals such as the Journal of Management, Organization Science, Academy of Management Perspectives, Journal of World Business, Organization Studies and Harvard Business Review. Dr. Makarius’ research has received coverage in the Wall Street Journal, Financial Management, Fox News, Forbes magazine, NPR, SHRM, and the Akron Beacon Journal, among others. She sits on the executive board of the regional Society of Human Resource Management, serves as a Representative-at-Large for the Careers Division of the Academy of Management, and is on the editorial review board of the Journal of World Business. Her research can be found on Google Scholar and you can follow or connect with her on Twitter (@ProfMakarius), Instagram (@prof.makarius), or LinkedIn (Erin Makarius). Links: https://hbr.org/2021/03/turn-departing-employees-into-loyal-alumni Alison Dachner’s Zoom Room https://johncarrolluniversity.zoom.us/j/6208429107
23 minutes | Aug 19, 2021
Episode 50: How Should We Re-Think Design for the Post-Pandemic Work World?
Sooner or later we will be going back to offices and work space, but we will be doing it with a different mindset. Partly that is around how safety how do we set things up so we don’t spread the next virus, but there are other considerations as well. We have gotten used to working from home, maybe from outside on our patios or in different places and we are going to bring a different sensibility to where we work when we come back. Given all of that, what should workspaces look like? Our guest on this episode is Nasim Kurting, Head of Design at the Office Group London, England. Even before the pandemic, Nasim was involved in creating flexible workplaces and she has a lot of what office design should look like as we move to the next phase of the pandemic and beyond. Guest: Nasim Köerting – Head of Design at The Office Group Originally from Sydney, Australia, Nasim Köerting joined The Office Group (TOG) in 2019 as Head of Design after founding and running London-based design practice Studio Köerting. Trained as an interior architect and designer, Nasim has worked for a number of leading award-winning practices, including HASSELL and Softroom architects. At TOG, Nasim leads a team of in-house architects and designers, overseeing all of the business’s creative output, including the planning of workspace within new buildings and refurbishments. In her role, she also appoints and works collaboratively with external architecture practices to design and develop interior concepts and products for flexible work environments in every new building that TOG opens. Prior to TOG, Nasim co-founded Studio Köerting with her partner in 2017, an interdisciplinary studio which works across high-end residential, furniture design and hospitality design projects. Links: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nasim-k%C3%B6erting-78511a4a/?originalSubdomain=uk The website of The Office Group https://www.theofficegroup.com/ Nasim’s Instagram https://www.instagram.com/nasimkoerting/?hl=en
25 minutes | Jul 27, 2021
Episode 49: How Can You Create a Corporate Culture Where Workers Have a Voice?
How do you create a corporate culture where workers have a voice, and if you are a worker how do you decide to speak up? Employees are the ones on the front lines, the ones who know what is going on in a organization and who could point out burgeoning problems before they become real trouble. That said, they often find it better to not speak up rather than raise their voices or they do raise their voices and they get ignored. There are so many examples, from alligators at Disney to planes at Boeing where workers did try to talk about issues, but did not make much headway. Our guest today is Dr. Jana Raver wbo is a Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Smith School of Business at Queens University in Kingston, Ontario. She jons us to talk about her research on employee voice and why leaders need to encourage that voice to be raised. Guest: Dr. Jana Raver Professor of Organizational Behaviour at Smith School of Business, Queen’s University Jana L. Raver is the E. Marie Shantz Professor of Organizational Behaviour at Smith School of Business, Queen’s University, and is also cross-appointed to the Department of Psychology. She is an authority on interpersonal relations and team dynamics at work, with a specific emphasis upon the ways in which employees build and sustain high-performance teams (e.g., helping, promoting learning) versus undermining each other (e.g., harassment, bullying, relationship conflicts). Her research is motivated by an interest in social issues, and aims to equip people and organizations with resources to prevent adversity when possible, and to empower them to overcome it when it is inevitable. Her recent work has focused on ways for organizations to overcome adversity, including building resilience, bolstering teamwork, encouraging employees to voice concerns, and building positive environments for learning and prosocial action that enable employees to thrive. She has also led an active program of research focused on uncovering the detrimental effects of exposure to interpersonal mistreatment and other stressors in organizations. Ultimately, her goal is to seek to improve people’s well-being – especially in work organizations – by finding ways that they can thrive despite the challenges they face. Her research is international in its scope, addresses social problems, and carries implications across levels and disciplines (individuals, teams, organizations, societies). She has been awarded honors for her research, her work has been published in top-tier management journals, and it has been disseminated widely through media outlets such as the National Post, The Globe and Mail, and the Chicago Tribune. She has also consulted and conducted applied research in both the public and private sectors. She teaches courses in organizational behavior, leadership, and team processes that span academic programs (MBA, EMBA, MIB, PhD). She holds a Ph.D. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from the University of Maryland. Links: https://theconversation.com/why-employees-hesitate-to-speak-up-at-work-and-how-to-encourage-them-154357 How to speak up at work without hurting your career To speak up effectively or often? The effects of voice quality and voice frequency on peers’ and managers’ evaluations
20 minutes | Jul 14, 2021
Episode 48: How Can You Adjust for Salary Disparities Within Your Company?
Is there a way to fairly adjust salaries so that there are no disparities by race or sex or anything else? Our guest today says there is and she has put it into practice at her company. Marie Rose Roiux is CFO and VP Business Operations at Unito, a tech company that has developed a meticulous system to weed out disparities and ensure fairness – although that process means undoing some of what we consider normal business practices. Guest: Marie-Rose Rioux M. is Unito’s CFO and VP of business operations. With over 15 years of experience, both in start-ups and large companies, she leads multiple teams under the business operations roof. Her true calling is with the tech start-up scene, and she thrives when part of a dynamic, agile leadership team. Links: Unito Link: https://unito.io/ The Better Workplace Toolkit: https://www.betterworkplacetoolkit.com/ https://www.betterworkplacetoolkit.com/career-growth-and-compensation/
19 minutes | Jul 2, 2021
Episode 47: Can You Use Scenario Planning to Navigate the Future of Work?
Can you use scenario planning to prepare for the future and the future of work? As the pandemic has shown, you can never be completed prepared for what might happen, but planning and imagining scenarios can definitely give you an advantage. Our guest today is Lance Mortlock, the author of Disaster Proof; Scencario Planning for a Post-Pandemic Future and he joins us to talk about how organizations and individuals can get read for the post-pandemic future by imagining the scenarios ahead of them and getting prepared for each. Guest: Lance is a Senior Strategy Partner with Ernst & Young (EY), based in Canada and has provided management consulting services on +150 projects to more than +60 clients in 11 countries. Lance has had the opportunity to work with the c-suite at leading national and international oil and gas, power and utility, mining, manufacturing, aerospace, infrastructure and government and public sector organizations. Bringing a broad set of strategic skills and experiences Lance helps clients solve some of their most complex strategic problems. Areas of support and experience include corporate and business unit strategy and planning, strategy execution, market opportunity assessment, merger and transaction integration and carve-outs ($60 Billion in deals completed), cost management,...
15 minutes | Jun 22, 2021
Episode 46: What Can You Do About Ghosting in the World of Work?
Have you ever been ghosted? Not on a dating app or by a friend, but in your work-life? It happens all the time. It may be the old we should have lunch thing- someone says it, you try to follow up and they never answer your call. Or, much worse, you are looking for a job and all seems to be going great with a company you are interviewing with and then you get radio silence. Why do people do that? Our guest today is Kristi De Paul, founder and principal at Nuanced, a thought leadership firm focussed on the future of learning and the future of work. She has looked at ghosting in the business sense, why it happens and what you can do to control the situation if you get ghosted. Guest: Kristi DePaul At home in both the Middle East and the Pacific Northwest, Kristi DePaul is a writer, speaker and global citizen who is passionate about enabling others’ economic and social mobility. A regular contributor to Harvard Business Review, she has written over 250 articles and blog posts on personal branding, remote work, negotiation and the job search. Her work has been cited in research reports from international think tanks...
25 minutes | Jun 16, 2021
Episode 45: Is Data-Driven Hiring a Good or Bad Thing?
Is data-driven hiring the future, and if it is should we be happy or a little bit scared? With the economy heating upm we are seeing a surge in hiring, or at least a surge in companies trying to hire. As they look for the best hires, some are turning to ‘data-driven hiring’ basically making the best use of technology to fill roles rather than culling through resumes the old fashioned way and relying heavily on interviews. As might be expected this is a huge and controversial way to hire and there are pluses and minuses to the approach. Professor Matthew Bidwell of the Wharton School joins us on this episode to look at the pluses and minuses of choosing workers this way and why there is probably no going back. Guest: Matthew Bidwell is an Associate Professor of Management at the Wharton School. His research examines new patterns in work and employment, focusing in particular on the causes and effects of more short-term, market oriented employment relationships. He has conducted detailed research on careers and mobility within and across organizations. He has also published a number of studies on contracting and outsourcing, among both IT professionals and managerial workers. Matthew earned a...
26 minutes | Jun 7, 2021
Episode 44: How Should We Communicate in the Hybrid Workplace?
How do we present and communicate now that we are in hybrid work world? .We have gotten used to presenting virtually to a team that is perhaps far-flung, so what happens now when we have to get back to the office and communicate to a team that partly in person but partly somewhere else? Do the same rules apply? And what about in-person presentations and interactions – do we even remember how to do them? Our guest today is Nick Dalley, President of Intentional Communications. He works with all kinds of communicators, including broadcast professionals, to get their messages across and he has some practical tips on how to handle the new challenges of communicating as we get back to the post-pandemic world of work. Guest Nick Dalley, President of Intentional Communication, Inc. helps professional communicators get their messages across more effectively whether the recipient of the message is a television audience or an individual. Nick has been in the business of presentation skills development for the past 20 years. Beginning in the ’80s Nick worked for 10 years with a New York presentation development firm. Prior to establishing ICI, he worked for nine years with a large, Dallas- based broadcast coaching concern where his title was senior talent coach and vice president of Executive Development. He has also served as an adjunct professor for the Business Leadership Center at SMU’s Cox School of Business. He currently serves as an executive coach at The University of Texas Executive MBA Program. Dozens of TV stations, American, European, and Canadian (CBC, CTV, BNN, Global) and US TV networks (ABC, CBS, CNN) have improved the human element of their programming by applying Nick’s recommendations. Having previously been the coach for ABC’s Good Morning America and a nighttime magazine program for the same network, Nick has had personalities in his coaching sessions ranging from the country’s best known political broadcasters to Jim Kelly (former quarterback for the Buffalo Bills). Fortune 500 companies from coast to coast have entrusted their CEOs, middle and upper managers to Nick’s training techniques as well. Heads of state, politicians at the highest levels of Texas state politics, a San Antonio mayoral candidate, and attorneys needing to refine their presentation skills have turned to Nick for help in telling the whole story, not just the part represented by the words. Nick attended The University of Texas, received a bachelor of arts in communication from The University of Texas, Arlington, and earned a master of fine arts from Trinity University of Texas. Links: Nick Dalley’s website About Us
21 minutes | May 25, 2021
Episode 43: Are Online Courses the Future of Education?
As we move towards the future of work, it is becoming increasingly clear that that that might mean re-thinking education models. We tend to think of education as being a few years after high school then maybe the odd course to pick up new skills when you are working, but really we should be thinking in terms of continuous retraining and reskilling. That can be done a lot of ways, but one that is really gaining traction is by doing sel-paced online learning courses which are already a huge force and are becoming a bigger one. As of 2019 that market was worth about $5.6 billion, a figure that is expected to hit $7.9 bllion by 2025. To talk about what is driving the demand, we are joined by Chris Haroun who is the founder and managing partner at Haroun Educational Ventures. Chris designs and sells courses on the website Udemy, and to date he has sold about 1,000, 000 of them on the subjects of business and self improvement, so he knows a lot about this market and why it is growing and has lot to share on the subject. Guest: Udemy Teacher & Founder of Haroun Education Ventures...
25 minutes | May 12, 2021
Episode 42: What Can Australia Teach Us About Post-Pandemic Work Life?
Australia is held up as an example to those of us in North America and elsewhere in the world. They did not completely escape the pandemic, but they came pretty close and for the most part, they are back at work in offices, if they want to be. Still, things are not exactly the same as they were before the world had heard of Covid-19. What lessons does Australia have for us about post-pandemic office life? Our guest today is Robbie Robertson, Managing Partner, Virtual Office for Deloitte Australia. He joins us from Sydney to talk about what we should be thinking about in terms of our work and work spaces as we come closer to going back to the new normal Guest: Robbie RobertsonManaging Partner, Virtual Office Robbie is a global, award-winning design & customer experience strategist specialising in the fusion of people, spatial & digital experiences. With 23 years experience in London, New York, Singapore and throughout SE Asia as well as Australia, he is also an Associate Professor of Design at Swinburn University. As the Managing partner of the Virtual Office in Australia he leads a team of specialists who help clients with their virtual enablement journey,...
26 minutes | May 5, 2021
Episode 41: How Much Should We Worry About Long Term Unemployment?
We are getting good news on the economy and the labor market but are the statistics telling us the whole story? Even with a surge in hiring and a fall in the unemployment, there is a core of people who have been out of the labor market for a while and who are not being absorbed back in with the upswing in the economy. It is a problem that existed before the pandemic and which cannot be vaccinated away. To talk about what is going on and whether there are any policy fixes that might work, we are joined today by Ofer Sharone, who is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Massachussetts, Amherst and an expert on the phenomenon of long term unemployment. Guest: Ofer Sharone Associate Professor, University of Massachussetts, Amherst Professor Sharone is a nationally recognized expert on long-term unemployment and the author of Flawed System/Flawed Self: Job Searching and Unemployment Experiences (University of Chicago Press), which won multiple awards from the American Sociological Association. His work has received wide attention from national media including the New York Times and the PBS Newshour, and he has been invited to participate in policy discussions at the White House and the Department of Labor....
25 minutes | Apr 28, 2021
Episode 40: How Can You Get Control of Your Time?
Whatever else is going on in the economy or the world, one thing that never seems to change is our battle to have enough time to do everything we feel we need to get done in our work (and in our personal) life. We all have these lofty goals of what we are going to accomplish, but at the end of the day we often find that we are disappointed in what we had intended to do? So how do you get control of your time and how do we set realistic goals as to what we are going to do and how we can accomplish them? Our guest today is Sabina Nawaz and she is a global CEO coach as well as and a keynote speaker and a writer. She counsels those in the C-Suite on how to let go of ‘magical thinking’ and figure out how to get control of their time and she shares her insights and tips with us. Guest: Sabina Nawaz is a global CEO coach, leadership keynote speaker, and writer working in over 26 countries. She advises C-level executives in Fortune 500 corporations, government agencies, non-profits and academic institutions. Sabina started her career in software development at...
21 minutes | Apr 15, 2021
Episode 39: What Does the Post-Pandemic Market for MBAs Look Like?
Is getting an MBA super important and the key to success, or is it an expensive waste of time that will not necessarily get you where you want to be? The market seems to go back and forth on it:some years it seems that there is a ton of demand for MBAs and other years they are not nearly as coveted. It is particularly compelling question right now, since coming out of the pandemic many people are thinking about what they want to do next, To discuss the issues around getting an MBA we are joined today by Megan Hendricks who is the Executive Director of MBA Career Services and Employer Alliance, which is an organization that works with both employers and schools. She talks to us about what she is seeing in terms of demand for graduates in terms of sectors, as well as the bigger trends that were in place pre-pandemic. Bio: Megan Hendricks is the Executive Director of the MBA Career Services & Employer Alliance, an 800+ member global network of MBA/Masters career services professionals and employers. In this capacity, she leads the organization’s global activities, programs and operations, which includes overseeing over 150 volunteers and staff...
33 minutes | Mar 23, 2021
Episode 38: How Do You Reinvent Yourself After a Pandemic?
The pandemic may be ending, but that does mean that workers are headed back to where they were in the spring of 2020. In some cases, their positions have been eliminated and they are going to be forced to reinvent themselves. In others, their jobs may be the same but they themselves have changed in some way and now want to reinvent their career. Reinvention may be the labor market topic of the post-pandemic period, but how do you make that happen? Our guest today is Dorie Clark and she is an expert at art of reinvention. Dorie is the author fo the book Reinventing You: Define Your Brand, Reimagine your Future, a book written before the pandemic but which is more applicable than ever as we come out of it. Guest: Dorie Clark is an adjunct professor at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and the author of Entrepreneurial You, Reinventing You and Stand Out, which was named the #1 Leadership Book of 2015 by Inc. magazine. A former presidential campaign spokeswoman, the New York Times described her as an “expert at self-reinvention and helping others make changes in their lives.” A frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review, she consults...
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