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63: Learning To Lead in Times of Disruption & Crisis

Dick Richardson discusses the role that experiential leadership development plays in preparing leaders for disruption. He shares insights gained through a method of experiential learning that uses parallels between modern day and historic military leaders as the guide. He discusses leading in times of stress and chaos; the link between many crises and HR’s areas of responsibility, and a key takeaway from his experiential programs that you won’t want to miss. Dick also shares advice to HR leaders on their personal and professional development.

62: How to Unleash Effective Collaboration

Carlos Valdes-Dapena has been working with organizations for over 17 years on collaboration and teamwork. He explains why companies are struggling to achieve effective collaboration. He highlights the importance of identifying the underlying cause of team dysfunction and the importance of not trying to solve individual dysfunction with a group intervention. Carlos shares his ‘Radar Screen’ exercise and explains how this simple tool can be used to identify high versus low collaboration projects. 

61: How Can HR leaders Model Better Brainstorming?

John Storm returns to HR Studio Podcast to define brainstorming, explain how brainstorming originated, and highlight the drawbacks in its original application. He shares some of the techniques and discusses what to consider when choosing one. John offers HR leaders advice on modeling better brainstorming techniques and invites listeners to obtain his “Brainstorming Packet.” 

60: Creating a Culture of Innovation

Many companies talk about ‘innovation’ when asked about their company’s mission or how they engage employees and bring about change. But the reality is that leaders are not always aligned with their definition of innovation and employees do not always feel the freedom to generate new ideas. John Storm defines innovation, highlighting the diverse views around its definition. He identifies the obstacles that can inhibit successful innovation and shares his approach to helping navigate choppy waters during the innovation process. Finally, he offers advice for organizations who are trying to drive innovation. 

59: How To Advance Your HR Career And Your HR Function

Ian Ziskin makes a return appearance on HR Studio Podcast to discuss the 2018 EXcelerating HR™ Conference, an edgy forum designed to facilitate shared HR learning. He also discusses the CHREATE Project, which has been exploring the forces of change having a profound impact on the nature of work and HR. Key takeaways from our conversation are important issues that HR is, or needs to be advancing and what HR professionals need to be doing to advance the function and their careers.

58: Can Changing Your Body Language Take You From Good to Great?

Non-verbal communication expert Mark Bowden shares insights on how to use body language to purposefully stand out, win trust and gain credibility. He explains how the primitive brain interprets body language and what movements and gestures will positively frame your message. Learn about the SCAN technique for suspending judgments you make about others and understand the difference between symmetrical and asymmetrical movements and how they impact your message. 

Ep 56: Build a Culture of Trust to Support High Performing Teams

Darrin Murriner discusses the factors that cause a lack of trust and fear to thrive in organizations, how these impact corporate culture, and what one organization is doing to address it. Darrin explains how teams are typically assembled and what research tells us about the importance of diverse cognitive styles and other characteristics of successful high-performing teams. 

Ep 55: Why & How to Improve Civility in the Workplace

Dr. Steve Ambrose discusses why he and his wife founded the “Walk the Ridge” movement and explains its goals and values. He defines incivility, how it manifests itself, and its impact on workplace productivity and engagement. He’ll explain how emotional intelligence intersects with civility, how to frame and improve civility as a soft skill and the role that HR leaders can play in such. We encourage you and your organization to get involved today.