Episode 0: Introducing Our HR Studio Podcast Hosts

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To launch our HR Studio Podcast series, meet our hosts, Kyle O'Connor and Linda Hlavac.

Kyle and Linda kick off our podcast series by introducing themselves and explaining how the series came about. They'll preview what listeners can expect and offer important advice for all HR professionals, before posing our first question for listeners. To respond, please join our HR Studio Podcast LinkedIn Group. We hope you enjoy and take the opportunity to join the conversation.

Key Learnings From This Episode

This episode's opening quote comes from Howard Schultz, CEO of Starbucks in a presentation entitled, “How Starbucks Built a Global Brand, UCLA”. The quote starts at 26.04 seconds in the clip shown above.


“We sometimes can become a shoe maker with a hole in our own shoe. I think that is a shame and no HR professionals today should experience that. They should rather make a personal commitment to their own professional and personal development and spend time on it every week.”
Linda Hlavac


Recommended Reading and References From this Episode

  • Ted Talks
  • Talk Like Ted: The 9 Public-Speaking Secrets of the World's Top Minds by Carmine Gallo. Public speaking coach and bestselling author Carmine Gallo has broken down hundreds of TED talks and interviewed the most popular TED presenters, as well as the top researchers in the fields of psychology, communications, and neuroscience to reveal the nine secrets of all successful TED presentations. Gallo's step-by-step method makes it possible for anyone to deliver a presentation that is engaging, persuasive, and memorable.
  • Harvard Business Review - leadership content in print and digital formats from Harvard Business Review, Harvard Business Review Press Books, Harvard Business School Cases, Brief Cases, blogs and more.

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Linda and Kyle's Question to HR Studio Podcast Group Members

How much time every week, do you dedicate to your professional development?

Monday, March 21, 2016 - 8:00am
Kyle O'Connor
Linda Hlavac
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