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Jeremie Kubicek and Paul Hargreaves 11/30/2021

Jeremie Kubicek and Paul Hargreaves 11/30/2021

December 4, 2021

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Before we get into the guests, in the spirit of the holiday just passed, we wished to thank all of our amazing viewers and listeners for joining us with Talent Talk! Without the audience and wonderful guests, the show wouldn't be anywhere near what it is today. 

That being written, our first guest this episode is Jeremie Kubicek! Jeremie is the CEO of GiANT, a consultation firm which specializes in giving leadership consultants all the tools and knowledge needed to guide businesses into a greater chance for success. He's also the best-selling author of "The 100x Leader: How to Become Someone Worth Following". Jeremie has some thoughts to share about climbing Mt. Everest, how to support those that work with you, and how to make sure they have all the support and tools they need. This may mean shifting expectations and tools to keep up with evolving and changing mindsets! 

In the latter half of the show, we're joined by one Paul Hargreaves. Paul is the CEO and founder of Cotswold Fayre, speaker and a B-Corp Ambassador. In his book, The Fourth Bottom Line, he talks about the rise of compassionate, loving leaders and how that can help nurture and engage talent. As Paul says, “Business has been more about taking stuff from people and squeezing as much as possible out of people working for us, suppliers, the earth… and it’s been damaging.” With good leadership and a supportive business, that fact can be changed and the world made all the better for it. Through trusting people, inundating work with more fun, and giving everyone a chance to make a difference, compassionate leadership can effect positive change. 

Jenn Lim and Donato J. Tramuto 11/16/2021

Jenn Lim and Donato J. Tramuto 11/16/2021

November 20, 2021

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Today, Jenn Lim has taken up the mantle for the first half of the show! Jenn is Co-Founder, CEO and Chief Happiness Officer at Delivering Happiness and Author of "Beyond Happiness". There's a certain boon that's unquantifiable about being happy with what you're doing, in work or otherwise. Sure, we all have chores and things we don't like to do, but when we can really study what makes us happier - be it a good challenge, brain-teaser, working in a team, or finding purpose in tasks - we can improve outcomes and move the status quo to be more positive. Jenn has some great insights into how to do so with introspection, by studying the highs and lows of our experiences.

In the second half of the show, Donato Tramuto discusses empathy, compassion, and how showing vulnerability when appropriate may be a great tool for leaders. Donato is author of The "Double Bottom Line: How Compassionate Leaders Captivate Hearts and Deliver Results" (Available March 1, 2022), and founder of the Tamuto Foundation. Through previous life experiences, and troubles like many of us have (in different forms), Donato shares some thoughts about how empathy can help build trust between leaders and team members. The more people can connect and trust one another, the easier success can become!

Eric Harkins and Dr. Robert Flower 11/09/2021

Eric Harkins and Dr. Robert Flower 11/09/2021

November 13, 2021

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Eric Harkins has graciously joined the ranks of TalentTalk guests in the first half of today's show! Eric is the Founder & President of GKG Search & Consulting, and Forbes Books author of "Great Leaders Make Sure Monday Morning Doesn’t Suck". We discuss workplace culture. Specifically, how a bad culture can drive people away, and how to avoid that by constantly checking in on performance and dealing with issues as they come up. Is there one person on a team that doesn't pull their weight, or causes troubles for their co-workers? Sometimes it can be worthwhile to deal with that one early, rather than lose everyone or suffer losses because of it. As Eric eloquently put it: "Lesson #1: It’s ok to have fun at work. #2: Poor performing employees don't quit voluntarily. #3: *ssholes are *ssholes. They don’t change."

Doctor Robert Flower checked in for the second half of the show. Dr. Flower is an entrepreneur, consultant, Executive Director at the Gilchrist Institute for the Achievement Sciences, author of "Decoding the Holy Grail and the Discovery of the Potential Molecule", among 10 other books on leadership and unlocking potential. During the segment, we discussed the restrictors - The four basic things that hold people back from their potential, how people function in their work and general life, and how to focus in order to achieve success. Understand the process and results will follow! 

Britney Cole and Simon Mainwaring 10/26/2021

Britney Cole and Simon Mainwaring 10/26/2021

November 9, 2021

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Joining us first for the spookiest show of the year is Britney Cole! Britney is a Vice President of Solution Architecture and Innovation at The Ken Blanchard Companies, and Co-Founder of Bolster Leadership. Bolster Leadership is a company that develops strategies to promote learning organizations, where cultures can form where everyone sees themselves as a leader with the capabilities to succeed in a volatile, uncertain, complex, and/or ambiguous environment. Britney joined us to talk about the work-life balance and how to have better days at work. This can include talking to your team about any problems they have at home, promoting time management skills, and how to keep challenged and happy at work without facing the rigors of burning yourself out. Time with the family and friends where work doesn't happen because your phone is off can be a very good thing! 

In the second half, Simon Mainwaring has some very interesting insights to share about how to form the purpose of an organization. Simon is the Founder and CEO of We First, a company specializing in consulting to accelerate growth and impact for purpose-driven brands. He's also a member of the Steering Committee of Sustainable Brands, the Forbes Business Council, Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and author of "Lead With We: The Business Revolution That Will Save Our Future". Simon shares some thoughts about purpose in business; the purpose of a business should be the base of everything they do, and should be critical to any decision the company makes at all levels. There's room for people not at the top, if given a chance, to build consensus internally and help the business under their own initiative, with ideas that might not occur to others.

Bob Nelson and Roberta Matuson 10/19/2021

Bob Nelson and Roberta Matuson 10/19/2021

October 23, 2021

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Our first guest is keynote speaker, consultant, executive coach, author of "Work Made Fun Gets Done!", and President of Nelson Motivation Inc., Dr. Bob Nelson! Bob is a leading authority on employee recognition, motivation, and engagement with his company for nearly twenty five years. In the first half of the show we're talking all about how to engage workers with simple things like recognition and saying 'thank you'. Dr. Bob has some great statistics on how employees expect and want to be treated, and shows that just showing some of the basic niceties can help bring in and retain talent without costing your company a dime extra!

Roberta Matuson, "The Talent Maximizer", Global Executive Coach, Public Speaker, author of "Can We Talk?: Seven Principles for Managing Difficult Conversations at Work", and Strategic Advisor on Talent kindly joins us for the second half of the show! Roberta has been working with companies to help retain key employees for nearly twenty five years. She's written five other books all about management, becoming a good leader, and connecting with others in the workplace. Today she's on the show to talk with us about preparing for difficult conversations in work. This involves taking short notes, how to listen rather than thinking of what we'll say next, and how to broach those conversations rather than hiding issues or avoiding confrontation.

Jill Katz 10/05/2021

Jill Katz 10/05/2021

October 8, 2021

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Enter: Assemble HR Consulting LLC Founder & Chief Change Officer Jill Katz. Jill joined us today to talk about Candor, Courage, & Care in becoming more people focused in the workplace. Coming from a great background in Human Resources, Jill has had a lot of experience in helping others grow professionally. Back before HR degrees were possible, being in the 'Personnel Department' was the next best thing! She shares a number of stories of her experiences in HR, the reason to become an entrepreneur, and the work-life balance. As Jill said about starting her own company with Assemble HR, "I kept walking to the edge of the cliff and saying 'I want to try this!' and I'm too scared, and I went back to my desk." That fear was pushed aside to make more time for family, be healthier, and happier. Unfortunately, there wasn't enough time to get too far into Jill's incredible career, but hopefully there will be a repeat performance!

 

Dorie Clark and Joel Schwartzberg 09/14/2021

Dorie Clark and Joel Schwartzberg 09/14/2021

September 18, 2021

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Dorie Clark joins us for the first slot of today's TalentTalk episode! Dorie is a business professor at Duke and Columbia University, Ranked #1 Communication Coach in the Marshall Goldsmith Leading Global Coaches Awards, and author of "The Long Game", "Entrepreneurial You", "Reinventing You" and "Stand Out". (The latter listed as the #1 leadership book by Inc. Magazine.) The topic today is long-term thinking and how to evaluate opportunities. How often do you sit and think about where you'll be in 5 years? 10? What about your business? When is it time to shift in a new direction for more clients and customers?

The second half of the show highlights Joel Schwartzberg, Communications & Presentation Coach, and the author of "The Language of Leadership: How to Engage and Inspire Your Team" and "Get to the Point! Sharpen Your Message and Make Your Words Matter," Joel has some interesting thoughts about concise information, boiling your points and ideas down to simple statements that can stand on their own. The power of "I believe that. . ." can't be understated in that points are made or broken afterward.

Shauna Moran and Jonathan Brill 09/07/2021

Shauna Moran and Jonathan Brill 09/07/2021

September 10, 2021

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Shauna Moran speaks with us in the first half of today's show! Shauna has great insights into how teams come together with emotional intelligence. That includes psychological stability, emotional awareness, dealing with burnout and stress, and setting boundaries. It's important to have data from your team and to ask what they might need from you, as a leader. What might help them along in learning and growing? Shauna is an award-winning Executive Coach, founder of Operate Remote, and a coach for Up With Women

Following is Jonathan Brill: Public Speaker, Author of "Rogue Waves", Innovation Executive, Board Advisor - managing director at Resilient Growth Partners and a board member at Frost & Sullivan. Jonathan has some brilliant ideas about how to bring executive-level decision making strategies into the rest of a business. This is to let employees, who may see things in different ways or have access to information that management doesn't, help drive innovation and change down the line when a company needs it most. Diversity and thinking about the long term future can help greatly to make big shifts (Such as during a global pandemic.) Amazon and Zoom are great examples!

Brent Oakley and Andy Molinsky 08/31/2021

Brent Oakley and Andy Molinsky 08/31/2021

September 4, 2021

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Brent Oakley is joining us today in the first half of the show. He's the CEO and founder of Vibenomics. They're a company that reaches out to untapped potential in retail space, where audio marketing and control over airwave quality can lead to improved point-of-sale customer experiences and customer retention. Brent has some interesting insights into how to build a company's talent pool. There's a lot of room for diversity if you look in the right places, which can help with company malleability and changing in an uncertain business landscape. There is also an idea that being a good business owner also means reaching out to people who know their particular part of the business more than you do, and being humble in diversifying your company's experience.

Also joining us in the second half of the show is Andy Molinsky. Andy is a Organizational & Cross-Cultural Psychologist at Brandeis, Author of "Global Dexterity & Reach", and Harvard Business Review Contributor. As a psychologist, Andy has come by the show to discuss anxiety. Specifically, how to get out of your comfort zone and tackle issues with stress and worries at work, or when trying to get out of a safe place in order to do new things. Andy shares some fascinating tidbits about how to do so, starting with picking small battles/tasks that you know you can accomplish and win. Every day, little acts can help us accomplish our goals.

Stacy Sherman and Jennifer C. Zamecki 08/24/2021

Stacy Sherman and Jennifer C. Zamecki 08/24/2021

August 28, 2021

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Stacy Sherman is our first guest in today's episode! Stacy is the founder of DoingCXRight, a keynote speaker, and author of "Customer Experience 2". DoingCXRight is all about refining the customer experience to build brand loyalty, gather support for clients, and retaining people through enjoyment over price. She's joining us to talk about empathy, leadership, and having the uncomfortable conversations in order to build a better experience on all levels of a business. A happy customer is a returning customer!

Also joining us for a great discussion is Jennifer C. Zamecki, Founder & President at Well-Run Concepts Inc. Jennifer brings up some interesting topics involving work-life balance, where employee salary comes into the picture, job titles, and how healthy it is to be at a given job. Between the pandemic, economic slowdown, and concerns over wellbeing, is it hard to believe that employee's goals are shifting with what they want out of their career? 

 

Jenn Graham and Jason Lauritsen 08/17/2021

Jenn Graham and Jason Lauritsen 08/17/2021

August 20, 2021

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Today our first guest is Jenn Graham, Founder and CEO of Inclusivv. Jenn is here to talk about workplace culture and how to structure conversations to show more empathy, be democratic, and connect with everyone involved. Inclusivv is a platform of sharing and learning how to discuss topics in new ways that downplays debate and dominant voices, allowing everyone involved to be heard and understood with their different perspectives and experiences.

Jason Lauritsen dropped in for the second half of the show. Jason is a keynote speaker, Management Trainer, author of Unlocking High Performance, Employee Engagement Expert, and novice blues harmonica player. Today we discuss how management has a lot of baggage that's been carried over from past eras and may no longer work today. Connecting with employees and changing the entrenched systems of a company might be the only way to improve on the company culture to make life better for everyone.

Pamela Hackett and Bryan Hinckley 08/10/2021

Pamela Hackett and Bryan Hinckley 08/10/2021

August 15, 2021

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Today we're joined by Pamela Hackett and Bryan Hinckley. Pamela is the CEO of Proudfoot Global Consulting, Author of Manage To Engage, Keynote Speaker, Transformation Results Advisory Counsel, #HeadsUp Movement activist, and opinion columnist. She comes to us with some great thoughts about how to stay engaged with the workforce and make the most of being in a leadership position, even when you might not know all the steps. Her book "Manage to Engage" covers some of the easier solutions for up-and-coming leaders to get their colleagues engaged and interested in the work they're doing. Nothing quite matches a challenged, invested employee who's being treated well! 

Following Pamela's part of the show is Bryan Hinckley. He's with Electrosonic, as Global Vice President of Immersive Experiences. He discusses communication and how it's been changing with the COVID pandemic. He has some great insights into how technology is changing the way we, as people and companies, connect in the workforce and make experiences that are valuable to us. As Bryan put it: “Updated automation and processes have allowed people more time to work together, work with the customers, and get more stuff done.”

David G. Fivecoat 08/03/2021

David G. Fivecoat 08/03/2021

August 8, 2021

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Joining us today is David G. Fivecoat, Managing Partner of The Fivecoat Consulting Group, veteran, and author of "Grow Your Grit: Overcoming Obstacles, Thrive, and Accomplish Your Goals." We discuss how to be a 'gritty' leader. David has some great thoughts on how people have a want/need to be a part of something bigger than themselves, and how to find an identity in corporate or work culture. He also shares some great insights from his time in the military and how to use similar small-step goals in order to remember to reach for the bigger ones.

 

Mark A. Hershberg and Steve Orrin 07/27/2021

Mark A. Hershberg and Steve Orrin 07/27/2021

July 31, 2021

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First up on this lovely summer day is a talk with Mark A. Hershberg, MIT instructor, CTO, and author of The Career Toolkit: Essential Skills for Success That No One Taught You. He joins us to talk about self improvement and leadership. Sometimes, being a good leader is stepping back and letting people with more diverse backgrounds and skills shine when the situation calls for it. Yet we should always be striving to improve ourselves and our skills so that the bottom line is always rising.

Following him is Steve Orrin, Federal CTO at Intel. He dropped by to chat about innovation and how to form a team to drive company systems into the future. Steve covers making sure to have a diverse team (backgrounds and experiences) to throwing hard-to-solve issues at a team and just letting them go nuts instead of micromanaging. As he points out, sometimes failure is good and can lead to learning a great deal!

DJ Eidson 07/20/2021

DJ Eidson 07/20/2021

July 31, 2021

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Today’s episode of TalentTalk Radio with host, Chris Dyer, is an extended segment with returning TALENTED guest, DJ Eidson, Co-Founder & COO of Limitless Minds who teaches organizations like Microsoft, Johnson & Johnson, the same mindset concepts and training that NFL quarterback, Russell Wilson, uses. We talk about expansion, business solutions that translate to home life management, how to show empathy but still drive results, and more. We touch on #NeutralThinking rooted in truth and facts and accepting a new environment for what it is. This discussion touches on practical ways to build trust with your team. Check out this talent talk for details on the books DJ is reading and recommending and how to tap into his "leading up" practice. 

Sandra Sucher and Ram Charan 07/13/2021

Sandra Sucher and Ram Charan 07/13/2021

July 22, 2021

Today's episode of TalentTalk is brought to you with the company of Sandra Sucher and Ram Charan. Sandra is a professor of management practice at Harvard Business School and author of "The Power of Trust: How Companies Build It, Lose It, Regain It". We talk about the economic, legal, and ethical promises that stakeholders expect businesses to keep, steps that companies can take to ensure they are delivering the impact they want to have, and how companies can build systems to motivate employees so they can deliver on their desired impact.

Our second guest, Ram Charan, is a #1 NYT Bestseller ("Rethinking Competitive Advantage") Harvard Business School professor, and world-wide expert on business strategy, execution, corporate boards and building a high-performance organization. We discuss how worried the world's top CEOs are about competing with digital giants and what their best hope is to keep up with changing tech and consumer needs.

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Scott Miller and Rick Girard 06/15/2021

Scott Miller and Rick Girard 06/15/2021

June 19, 2021

Today we're joined by Scott Miller and Rick Girard. Scott is a former Chief Marketing Officer of FranklinCovey, author of Marketing Mess to Brand Success. We discuss various things with him, such as marketing's place in a company, how different departments should work together, how to build #companyculture, and the amazing feeling of being invested in your work/projects.

Following him, Rick Girard is the author of Healing Career Wounds, CXO of Stride Search & Host of the Hire Power Radio Show. Rick talks with us about hiring. Specifically, how to hire people who share a company's core values. He has some great ideas about how to remove bias from the hiring process in order to connect with people that will be interested and invested in their position.

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Ben Whitter and Dele Ola 06/08/2021

Ben Whitter and Dele Ola 06/08/2021

June 12, 2021

Working culture is a part of adult life for most people. Whether bad or good, business practices can have a profound effect on how employees are engaged with their company. We chatted about this idea today with Ben Whitter, Founder and Chief Experience Officer of the World Employee Experience Institute and the author of "Employee Experience" and "Human Experience at Work". He is also a guest lecturer and global mentor at The University of Nottingham Ningbo China and the Chair of the UK Employee Experience Awards and Global Ambassador for Engage for Success

What followed that interesting topic was a delightful chat with Dele Ola, Director of the Technology Access Centre for Aerospace and Manufacturing at Red River College, Author of "Be A Change Agent". We covered some big picture topics, such as: What is the difference between a leader and a manager? How does a leader function? What's necessary to keep atop changes in the world and workforce? Dr. Ola offered insight and impressive resources from his book to improve leadership skills. 

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Michele Bailey and Jon Stross 06/01/2021

Michele Bailey and Jon Stross 06/01/2021

June 12, 2021

This week's episode brings two authors and business leaders to discuss business growth in different ways. Starting in the first half is Michele Bailey, President and CEO of The Blazing Group & My Big Idea, ForbesBooks author of "My Big Idea", and 2020 WBE Leader of the Year. Michele joins us to talk about the 'Currency of Gratitude', and its link to business growth and positive company culture. 

Finishing up our show is Jon Stross, President and Co-Founder of Greenhouse, co-author of "Talent Makers". We discuss the struggle to attract and retain the right people for the right positions, and how hiring can be tweaked and adjusted to help attract great hires to meet goals in diversity, equity, and inclusion. 

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Clint Padgett and Robert Mixon 05/25/2021

Clint Padgett and Robert Mixon 05/25/2021

June 2, 2021

Joining us in today is Clint Padgett, CEO/President at Project Success, Inc. | ForbesBooks Author Host of The Conversation with Clinton M. Padgett Podcast, Board Member - GT Atlanta Intown Alumni Network. He's here to discuss conversations. As he says: “People are the glue that holds projects together.” Software may help businesses keep in contact and employees work from home, but conversations and solid communication skills are what drives business forward.

Robert Mixon, Founder of Level Five Associates, discusses leadership. How do you choose to be a leader? Do you listen in order to reply to someone and have an answer, or to understand them and their problem, whatever it may be? He shares some of his tips from his book "Who Saw This Coming, Now What to Do?"

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