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The People Business Podcast by Beneplace
37 minutes | Feb 10, 2020
Importance of Corporate Culture with Nate Little
Adam discusses the importance of making a conscious effort to build company culture with Founder and CEO of School Admin, Nate Little.
50 minutes | Jan 13, 2020
David Johnson of R. David Johnson Consulting on Scouting on and off the Field
What do football and management consulting have in common? More than you might think. David Johnson has years of experience in both. A former college scout for the Dallas Cowboys, David is now the president of R. David Johnson Consulting. David and Adam discuss the importance of a shared goal, both for football teams and corporations. They also discuss what can happen to a company when visionary leadership is missing. David encourages every organization to have a referee with authority to make calls in negotiations.
46 minutes | Oct 18, 2019
Phil Wilhelm of Fortinet on Creating Culture in Changing Environments
"Healthy corporate culture" may sound like a trendy new buzzword, but for much of his twenty-year career, Phil Wilhelm has worked on creating just that. His experience in hyper-growth (and hyper-change) companies have taught him how to foster positive cultures in demanding professional environments. Today, he's the general manager of SMB sales at Fortinet, a cyber-security firm. An experienced leader in technology sales, Phil has developed strong cultures for corporations large and small. He and Adam discuss his process for developing corporate values and how he establishes career paths for Fortinet employees. Phil also talks about building a fun environment for busy and sometimes distracted employees. (Hint: Authenticity is key.)
51 minutes | Sep 24, 2019
Nad Elias of recruitAbility on Winning the Talent War
The talent war is raging. Luckily, Nad Elias is here to tell us how to win. A fifteen-year veteran of the recruiting industry, Nad is the CEO of recruitAbility, which helps companies and executives form high-performing teams. Nad's experience includes running executive searches and managing nationwide projects with companies ranging from start-ups to the Fortune 500. Nad talks to Adam about what's causing so many companies to have high turnover rates and what HR professionals can do to improve theirs. The two also discuss how companies can build employees' skill sets, use data to hire the right person, and avoid common retention mistakes.
39 minutes | Sep 9, 2019
Will Scott of Culture Czar on Building Corporate Values
What does a personal intro song have to do with corporate culture? Adam finds out when he meets with Will Scott of Culture Czars. Culture Czars develops corporate strategies that help leaders provide environments where people can thrive. He speaks regularly to corporations about making the switch from having core values to having a valued culture. Author of The Culture Fix: Solving C-Suite Problems at the Ground Level with 9 Deeds in 90 Days and host of the Valued Culture podcast, Will has set out to create 220 Culture Czars by 2020. In this episode, Will discusses how to develop a set of values that speaks to everyone in a company. He also talks about building trust at the workplace, developing an open culture with town hall meetings, and making people cry.
39 minutes | Aug 26, 2019
Jen Spencer of The Creative Executive on Strong Leadership and Self-Awareness
Today, we're chatting with Jen Spencer of The Creative Executive, a consulting firm offering workshops, training, and coaching for leaders in creative industries large and small. The firm specializes in helping professionals navigate transitions. Jen designed The Creative Executive Method®, which, over six weeks, teaches professionals how to set and develop a vision. Jen talks about the best ways for managers to affect culture change (listen!) and set values for themselves. She and Adam also chat about the importance of self-awareness and feedback for leaders.
66 minutes | Aug 19, 2019
Beneplace Interviews John Whitaker of HR Hardball
In this episode, Adam talks to John Whitaker of HR Hardball, a blog on the issues HR professionals deal with every day, like engagement, leadership, and, of course, cat-herding. John has 25 years of experience in HR, specifically in healthcare, and he's become a respected voice in the talent acquisition community. John and Adam discuss the different ways HR professionals are approaching the war for talent, the risk companies face when they don't invest in manager training, and more. He also provides insight into what's causing the millennial-turnover crisis. Check out the blog post he mentions in this episode here.
49 minutes | Aug 5, 2019
Lauren Russo of Creative Executive Discussing Corporate Culture
Lauren has created powerful results for organizations of all sizes and with diverse specialties. Recently, she has worked with Creative Executive clients including Capital One, Indeed, and Bazaarvoice. She also has experience with sales coaching and with creating programs for professionals in design, real estate, and public relations. Lauren's specialties include training and facilitating groups around goal setting, time and project management, accountability, leadership, developing strong habits, and communication. Her approach is based on the Martha Beck Life Coaching Training Program, where she was certified in 2013. During 200+ training hours, she mastered an arsenal of tools to create lasting, meaningful change, including positive psychology, thought work, and mind-body practices. Lauren is also certified in Leadership Circle Profile and is an accomplished employee mentor for clients of The Creative Executive. A native of Virginia, Lauren now lives in Austin, Texas.
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