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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 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. 

54: How To Pay Attention To Make Attention Pay

Neen James describes three attention types, Return on Attention (ROA), and how to determine what needs your attention each day. She’ll share her thoughts and ideas on why it’s hard for HR professionals to say ‘no’, how to create a culture of attention, and ways in which HR leaders can think about who and what needs their attention. Neen concludes with advice on how HR leaders can pay more attention and make deliberate, conscious choices to be more intentional with their attention.
 

52: Creative Practices that Lead to Everyday Brilliance

In this episode, Todd Henry, the founder of Accidental Creative, explains how organizations can create an environment in which creativity can flourish. He describes the two critical factors that live in tension with each other; who creatives are and what they want and need to be successful; and how leaders can support “fast-twitch” and ‘slow-twitch’ thinkers. Finally, he addresses the role that HR can play and the influence that its leaders can have in shaping the creative culture.

51: How to be the Champion of Coach Like Behavior

In this follow up podcast, Michael Bungay Stanier shares insights into why managers resist coaching, how to overcome their objections, and how to build coaching habits in your organization. He outlines three dysfunctional organizational roles and the one that HR tends to play to its detriment. He’ll share his tips for avoiding the “Drama Triangle” and adopting more ‘coach-like’ behaviors.