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82: Is Culture Your Organization's Competitive Advantage?

Josh Levine is on a mission to help organizations design their culture so that it is an advantage. In this episode, Josh defines culture and explains why it is so important to a company’s success today. He describes the six components involved in defining, designing, and delivering a successful culture, sharing examples of how organizations ‘live’ their cultures.

73: Can Hope Be Leveraged As A Strategy?

Can ‘hope’ actually be a strategy in today’s work environment? Libby Gill, the author of ‘The Hope-Driven Leader: Harness the Power of Positivity at Work’ thinks so. Libby defines what hope is and why it's important. She'll share the science behind hope, a medical definition, and the link between hope and mortality. Libby will explain how hope can be leveraged by HR, the pitfalls to be aware of, and an approach to harnessing hope as a strategy both personally and professionally. 

70: How to Achieve Competitive Advantage Through Workplace Culture & Engagement

How do you create a strong, engaging workplace culture that unlocks potential and inspires performance? Doug Claffey shares that top workplaces outperform their peers by approximately 30% in total shareholder return. They attract, retain and motivate top talent. He describes four key drivers for creating a top workplace; what gets in the way of achieving culture change and engagement; and what to expect when embarking on a program.

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.

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. 

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. 

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.  

50: How to Shift to a Coaching Culture

How do you create a coaching culture within an organization? Michael Bungay Stanier, Founder of Box of Crayons in 2002, teaches ten-minute coaching and joins us to answer this question. In the first of back to back episodes, Michael describes the three components of corporate culture; the steps involved in building new habits; and how to shift an organization from its current culture to a culture that embraces and practices good coaching habits.

44: How to Acquire Talent Via Text Messaging

Aman Brar, Co-founder, CEO and Board Member of Canvas, the world’s first text-based interviewing platform and Kelly Lavin, Canvas’ Chief Talent Officer, talk about launching their start-up. They discuss the Canvas culture, the talent acquisition platform itself and how it’s helping their clients and their own organization acquire talent. Tune in too for advice on making early HR career decisions and success factors. 

26: Scaling a Winning Culture & Avoiding Cultural Debt

The importance of strong cultural values and how to create and maintain them is the focus of this podcast with former Chief People Officer at MediaMath, Peter Phelan. Peter has been featured on SHRM Magazine blogs and, as one of the top HR innovators, his work was acknowledged through its inclusion in the ‘Hot Topics Tech HR 100’ for 2016. Kyle O’Connor interviewed Peter from Madison Square Park in New York City.

11: Connection Culture Lessons from U2 & Sloan Kettering

Michael Lee Stallard – Helping Leaders Create Cultures That Connect
Michael Lee Stallard defines the meaning of culture within the organizational context. He describes three distinct types of sub-cultures and illustrates with two noteworthy examples of highly connected cultures – The Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and the band U2. He concludes with ideas on how leaders can build a culture of connection in their organizations.

07: How Unconscious Bias Can Affect a Leader's Decision Making

Katherin Nukk-Freeman discusses how recognizing our Unconscious Biases can make us better leaders and why she decided to start her new venture, SHIFT HR Compliance Training. Katherin has established herself as a dynamic employment law training instructor and industry thought leader, presenting frequently on employment law matters and more recently on Unconscious Bias in the workplace.