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.
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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.”
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.
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.
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.
In this episode, Isaac Tolpin explains what’s driving the shift in how people are learning. He explains what microlearning is, how it’s created and why it addresses learner needs, achieving up to 100% learner retention, with optional participation.
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.
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.
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.
Culture Architect Tony Moore explains what “Culture in 4D” is, why culture is critical to achieving organizational results, and the relationship between engagement and culture. He offers HR leaders insights into why and how to build strong cultures, including how to make the case to organizational leaders for engaging employees in culture change initiatives.