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i Lead – The Leadership Connection with Linda Sharkey
52 minutes | Jul 28, 2016
Futureproof Your Workplace: Forces Coming Your Way That You Cant Ignore
Join me with Morag Barrett, a leading author, speaker and executive development expert, to discuss the forces that will be shaping the workplaces of tomorrow. Some are on our doorstep today, and some are just whispers that you need to be prepared for. Some elements will surprise you. Morag Barrett and I will be discussing our new book to be published by Wiley in early 2017. You will get an early glimpse!
57 minutes | Jul 21, 2016
What's Trending in the Workplace with Josh Bersin
Trends and fads are changing rapidly as we move to new approaches to work and greater use of data to make workplace decisions related to people. Josh Bersin, CEO of Bersin Associates, a leading think tank on workplace change, will be joining me to discuss the myths that he and his team have been able to debunk through data, research and technology. You will be surprised at some of the points he makes!
55 minutes | Jul 14, 2016
How to Achieve Performance Breakthrough: A Radical Approach to Success with Cathy Salit
Whether you are navigating your way on a new team, expanding your leadership role, or just trying to get heard in a meeting, you are facing the challenges we all run into at work! Cathy Salit is the author of Performance Breakthrough: A Radical Approach to Success at Work, in which she presents her revolutionary approach to learning and growing. She has worked with leading companies like Coke, American Express and others to drive this exciting new approach. Join Cathy and me as we discuss her revolutionary strategies that have proven to be successful.
52 minutes | Jul 7, 2016
Workplace Trends Coming Your Way with Inc. Magazine's editor-in-chief, Eric Schurenberg
There is no question that conventional wisdom is being thrown out the window on so many fronts. Brexit and the U.S. elections are just a few examples. Information is ricocheting around the world in internet speed and affecting everyone. That’s why I invited someone who sees it all, like Eric Schurenberg. the editor-in-chief of Inc. Magazine, to be my guest. We will be talking about how the world and the world of work is shifting rapidly and what Eric sees as lasting trends and what to do about them.
52 minutes | Jun 30, 2016
Values-Based Leadership: What Does It Mean for the 21st Century?
What does it mean in practice to be a values-based leader? When faced with real situations, how can you be your best self and create the best teams while also being the best partner with customers, vendors and other stakeholders. Also important is being a best citizen. These are tall orders for anyone. In this show I will be speaking with Harry Kraemer Jr., , the best-selling author of “Becoming the Best: Build a World-Class Organization Through Values-Based Leadership.” We will be talking about self-reflection and Harry will be sharing some of his experiences as CEO and Chairman of Baxter International as well as the compelling stories of how values-based leaders give back to others and society.
56 minutes | Jun 23, 2016
A Company Transformation - How a Small Company Evolved to an Iconic Brand with Robert Pasin
This show is a real jewel. I will be interviewing Robert Pasin, the CEO or Chief Wagon Officer of Radio Flyer, the little red wagons we all remember from our youth. We will be discussing the evolution of the company and how it has touched the hearts of so many families and children for more than 80 years. Robert will highlight how the company was formed in 1914 and the leadership lessons he learned from his grandfather that kept the vision of this company alive and even more relevant today. We will also be exploring the culture this organization has that helped it evolve and sustain itself over time. It will be an inspiring discussion with an inspiring CEO that you should not miss.
53 minutes | Jun 16, 2016
The Power of Data and Measurement Relative to People at Work with Dr. Jac Fitz-enz
More and more we are hearing about big data and analytics that can help sharpen the performance of organizations and decisions about people in the organization - arguably the most important part of any company. I have long espoused that we do not use enough measurement around people practices and decisions and that we operate way too much from the gut - hiring and promoting “mini-mes.” br My guest today is the world-wide father of human capital strategic analysis and measurement relative to people. Dr. Jac Fitz-enz is the leading expert on human capital and helped forge the way for better data driven decision making about human capital issues. He is the author of over 13 books, which we will be discussing, along with what he considers to be the five most important things to measure about people at work.
57 minutes | Jun 9, 2016
The People Implications of Going Global with Clare Novak
Globalization is here to stay. We all know those who would like to roll back the times when companies and talent did not have to compete in a global arena. However, we all know you can never go back and progress can sometimes be very painful if you don’t prepare. br My guest this week is Clare Novak who was highlighted in the New York Times for her global HR practices and how she worked through the recession. Clare has worked in some remote and tough places in the world and will share her perspective on the implications of globalization on people. She will share her firsthand knowledge and insights as well as what she has learned about unconscious bias. You will hear some surprising things that you did not expect and how to deal with them.
57 minutes | Jun 2, 2016
Leadership and Social Media with Ken Rochon
We all struggle with how to leverage social media to our advantage without making it a massive time drain. Today, you must understand how to use social media not only to build your own personal brand but also that of your company as well. This week’s show will be with entrepreneur and social media guru Ken Rochon. He is a noted author with several books, the most notable is “Keep Smiling: Shift Happens.” We will be exploring how you can demystify social media and make it work for you to build your brand and your company’s sales. Ken is a fellow radio show host, so you may want to tune into his show here for ongoing tips.
59 minutes | May 26, 2016
Encore: The Changing World of Work with Chris Worley
Today's economy is changing so quickly. The old ways, in many cases, are too linear and slow to capture value and build capacity in organizations. Today with technology, global reach and interconnectedness and a workforce that will largely be made up of millennials -- we need more flexible and adaptable approaches than how we have done things in the past. Organizations need to be more agile - which does not mean move full speed ahead with no guardrails -- but it does mean that we have to adapt principles and systems to this world we live and not the world we used to live in. Join me with Chris Worley, renowned thinker from The University of Southern California and co-author of “The Agility Factor,” for a lively and thought-provoking discussion on how to build agility.
56 minutes | May 19, 2016
Encore: View from the Top Series: The Agile Company and Virtual Leadership Team with Tiger Tyagarajan
With different business models re-emerging to capture the market, NV Tyagarajan, CEO of Genpact, is maniacal about his. Tiger as he is known is relentless about Genpact's focus on the customer. He has built a powerhouse company with a dispersed workforce and leadership team in the customers’ markets in order to be able to understand the client’s journey and challenges. Tune in and hear how Tiger and his team have built a culture of customer value.
57 minutes | May 12, 2016
How Great Leaders Inspire Others with Chris Roebuck
Leadership is now often seen as a boring “mechanical” activity from second rate development programs – not the inspirational experience that it really is that can make a difference and change lives. br Chris Roebuck has successfully delivered leadership initiatives in major organizations to a high quality level. One is part of a Harvard Case Study. He is a Visiting Professor of Transformational Leadership at the respected Cass Business School in London and knows the key evidence for success. br Please join us as we discuss his unique, inspiring but simple & practical approach to leadership.
53 minutes | May 5, 2016
Leadership Learning in the 21st Century with Elliott Masie
Companies have been rethinking their learning models for great impact. Guru Elliott Masie and I will be discussing how leadership learning is transforming the workforce and how technology will be the driving force. He is the author of “Learning Rants, Raves, and Reflections: A Collection of Passionate and Professional Perspectives.” Be sure to join us!
55 minutes | Apr 28, 2016
Cutting Edge Technology from a Cutting Edge Technology Company - with LinkedIn VP Mike Derezin
Leading technology companies possess a great deal of data that can have a positive impact on peoples’ lives. Companies like LinkedIn are perfect examples of that - creating the world’s largest database of professionals in which to network. But they can also shed light onto the future of people’s lives to help them better prepare and plan as professionals. Join me with Mike Derezin, VP of Sales Solutions for LinkedIn, to talk about the company’s vision of the future and how it leverages its values and culture to stay relevant.
55 minutes | Apr 21, 2016
Is Strategic Planning Obsolete with Rita Gunther McGrath
With everything moving so fast today, long strategy planning cycles no longer make sense. In short, strategy is stuck and many frameworks used today were designed for a different era. My guest this week is Dr. Rita Gunther McGrath, a professor at Columbia School of Business and one of the world’s leading experts on strategy in highly uncertain and volatile environments. Rita’s latest, best-selling book, The End of Competitive Advantage: How to Keep Your Strategy Moving as Fast as Your Business, was recognized by Strategy+Business as the #1 business book of the year. Join us as we discuss how to keep your strategy moving fast.
56 minutes | Apr 14, 2016
What Does PwC Say About the Workplace of the Future with Jean Lee
PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers), long known for its thoughtful points of view on the workplace and terrific research, has something provocative to say about what we need in order to succeed in the future. Joining me on this show is Jean Lee, a Principle in PwC's People and Organization practice. We will be talking about the research that she and her team are doing on the future of work and the insight she has about the impact of technology. This will be a real crystal ball discussion about what our future looks like and how you can prepare.
55 minutes | Apr 7, 2016
Optimistic Workplaces - Creating an Environment That Energizes Everyone with Shawn Murphy
When it comes to work these days, we're expected to do more with less, but is this nose-to-the-grindstone philosophy the best way to run a business? Alarmingly low employee engagement numbers indicate otherwise. So, if pushing everyone harder isn't the path to productivity, what is? br My guest, Shawn Murphy, is the CEO and Founder of Switch & Shift, a boutique consultancy and advisory firm dedicated to developing and advancing positive organizational business and leadership practices. Shawn and I will discuss how to create a positive workplace where everyone loves to come to work. This should be a great and positive discussion!
55 minutes | Mar 31, 2016
Is Your Brand What You Need It to Be with Denise Lee Yohn
Even such seemingly illusive companies as Airbnb and Uber have built a remarkable brand presence. My guest this week is Denise Lee Yohn, a best-selling author and frequent guest on CNN and Bloomberg. Denise has worked with the creme de la creme in building brand identity. We will be discussing how you can build intense customer loyalty and she will share her seven secrets to building a powerful brand. Building a brand is serious business. If you and your company are not brand savvy, it can make or break your company even if you are great at what you do.
58 minutes | Mar 24, 2016
What Do Sports Have to Do with Leadership with Sir Clive Woodward
I am so excited to have world renowned Rugby Coach Sir Clive Woodward on this show. Clive brought the World Cup victory to England in 2003 and Great Britain’s London 2012 Olympic Games. Under Clive's leadership, the England Team broke all records. He is a sought after BBC Sports Commentator and has taken his experiences and applied them to leadership. Clive will tell us how he tracked and showed plays by applying data analytics plus his compelling stories and framework for how he coaches leaders and what he looks for in talent will inspire anyone listening.
55 minutes | Mar 17, 2016
A Leading Guru's Perspective on the Future World of Work and Leadership with David Ulrich
The world is quickly changing in ways we never imagined. It seems that every day there is another surprise that tests our existing paradigms. What is shaping leaders, organizations and culture is very different from what it was 50, or even 30, years ago. My guest, Dr. David Ulrich, is a leading guru in this field. He and I shared a podium in Dubai, and I found his insights as fascinating as always. Dave and I will be discussing the changing world of work, his latest reflections on leadership and culture and what we all need to think about to stay relevant and on top of our games in the 21st century of digital innovation.
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