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68: Strengthen Your Leadership Language – Who’s In the Empty Chair?

Leadership language expert Chris Westfall explains what an elevator pitch is and how leaders can share their vision in a compelling way by harnessing leadership language. Chris offers tips and practical advice to engage with your audience, accelerate your results and be more persuasive. How to understand your listener’s agenda and who sits in the ’empty chair’.

67: How to Build a Strong Culture

Scott Overcarsh returns to HR Studio Podcast to share more on the culture at Chick-fil-A. He offers advice to HR Leaders who are seeking evidence that employee-centric leadership, policies, and programs can yield improved results. Scott discusses leadership principles and attitudes that are foundational in his last company’s success, as well as approaches to hiring, retaining, and engaging employees.

65: How to Manage to the One to Increase Employee Engagement

Chester Elton, named “Apostle of appreciation” by the Globe and Mail, shares ideas for increasing engagement by making simple adjustments to employees’ current roles. He explains how to ‘manage to the one’ and why this is key to increasing engagement. Learn how to get the take The Motivator Assessment (free) and receive your results in a 23-page report.

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.