February 25, 2021
We’re celebrating on this episode of TalentTalk LIVE with host, Chris Dyer, and guests, Jamie Jacobs and Hema Crockett, Co-Founders of Gig Talent & Authors of “Designing Exceptional Organizational Cultures.” It was the big day of book launch for this dynamic duo and we celebrated their success and talked our favorite thing… leadership tools and company culture. Tune in to this episode as we discuss what leaders can do to shape organizational culture, including where to start and how strategies are changing.
Jamie & Hema share stories of talent management and touch on how organizations are integrating elastic talent into their talent strategies. We talk about what Covid has taught us about the importance of a strong organizational culture and how remote work is furthering the Gig Economy and why this is beneficial for organizations.
February 23, 2021
Download this podcast episode of #TalentTalk Radio with two guests who are huge inspirations to host, Chris Dyer. This is a “must hear” episode with 2 guests who have taught us and so many others, so much. Our first guest, David Marquet, Live Online Keynoter, Bestselling Author, and International Top Ranked Conference Keynoter, to discuss the power of language. He shares about his new book, “Leadership is Language” (AKA “A New Playbook For Leaders'') where he shares stories about using transcripts to identify patterns in the language of teams. Some patterns are fragile and make mistakes vs. patterns of teams that are adaptive and resilient.
Stay tuned for the second half of the show where we welcome back our very first guest, Kim Shepherd, a leader in the business world and community, Retired CEO & Chairwoman, Mentor, and Co-Author of, “Remote Work” with PeopleG2 CEO, Chris Dyer. We talk about the “new normal”... remote work and it’s attraction to top producing Jedis and where these Jedis meet to discuss all things Remote Work culture. Tune in to be inspired.
February 16, 2021
Join us for another hour long special with this brilliant doctor duo. Download this episode of TalentTalk Radio with host, Chris Dyer, and guests, Dr. Paul Napper and Dr. Anthony Rao, co-authors of The Power of Agency: The 7 Principles to Conquer Obstacles, Make Effective Decisions and Create a Life on Your Own Terms.
Dr. Napper leads a management psychology and executive coaching consultancy in Boston. His client list includes Fortune 500 companies, universities, and start-ups. Dr. Rao is a nationally known expert in psychology. He started his career as a psychologist at Boston Children’s Hospital and for more than twenty years he was an instructor at Harvard Medical School.
We’ll join together for some Tuesday Thoughts to discuss how we use “agency” to better our situation. With stress at an all-time high right now, we’ll explore what we can do to keep ourselves stable and grounded. Dr. Napper & Dr. Rao will share stories about what they’ve learned from working with so many top leaders and organizations during the crisis; and tools and techniques to help us better manage.
February 10, 2021
We're continuing the Future of Work discussion with this episode of TalentTalk with your host, Chris Dyer and our first guest, Quincy Valencia, Vice President of Product Innovation at AMS where Quincy and her team run Hourly, a conversational hiring experience platform. She shares stories and insight about how hourly workers have been impacted by the pandemic and what companies can do to address this impact. We go over some of the common challenges of high-volume hiring and the role automation will play in the hiring industry in 2021. We consider how companies can re-think the hourly hiring process and the technology crucial for this, and more.
Fellow tech leaders stay tuned as we welcome to the second half of the show, Ming-Hui Huang, Distinguished Professor of E-Commerce at National Taiwan University of Information Management. We talk through artificial intelligence creating a “Feeling Economy” and how jobs will change because of it, including its unprecedented power and influence for women. Will STEM be obsolete? Is there evidence in recent political elections that empathy is now key, and rationality is becoming less important? Can AI be creative? We'll chat about whether AI will ever get to the point where it is smarter than people and what is necessary to produce AI that has feeling intelligence.
February 10, 2021
On this enthusiastic episode of #TalentTalk with host, Chris Dyer, we "get aligned" with our first guest, Hortense le Gentil, Executive Leadership Coach and Author of the best selling and highly acclaimed book, "Aligned: Connecting Your True Self with the Leader You're Meant to Be." What does a year of being locked down perhaps more than ever before help us to unlock in ourselves? Hortense shares why alignment is so important nowadays and shares how to find and generate a sense of alignment. We dive into the the biggest disruptions to achieving alignment and how companies can achieve alignment when many employees are working remotely and how leaders can rely on intuition to make better, more aligned decisions when facing complicated challenges.
Stay pumped for the second half of TalentTalk because our next guest, Jason Forrest, Forrest Performance Group CEO, brings the energy it takes for results. What makes up a Top Sales Coach vs a Sales Manager? Jason shares with us the secret to a "Sales Warrior" and the 4 characteristics of a Sales Warrior to look for when hiring. We get into the reasons sales people fail and some pitfalls when hiring and onboarding Sales Warriors. This one is high energy and full of inspiration. Go ahead, get it. You deserve success.
February 6, 2021
In this safe space edition of Talent Talk, PeopleG2 CEO and host, welcomes Karen Weeks, SVP of People at Ordergroove to the show. We discuss how leaders can create a safe space for employees to talk about mental health, race, career goals outside of the company, and other uncomfortable topics. We dive into how managers should adjust how they give feedback when they have to do it remotely, and how HR and managers can build relationships & a sense of team/community with people dispersed across the company. Naturally, the conversation evolves into authentic culture.
In the next half of the show. Chris welcomes Dr. Ellen Reed, Mental Toughness Expert & Co-Author of Relentless Solution Focus to chat about mental toughness and the science behind RSF. Dr. Ellen taps directly into how to use Relentless Solution Focus in your work to succeed and stresses that people must retrain their brains to focus on solutions, rather than problems. It’s easy for us to say we’ll have a more positive approach – but hard to do in practice. Follow along and grow with fellow leaders as we explore company culture and mental toughness.
February 5, 2021
This episode of TalentTalk Radio is packed with inspiration. Join PeopleG2 CEO, Chris Dyer, as he interviews Michelle Silverthorn, Diversity Expert, CEO of Inclusion Nation, Author of Authentic Diversity: How to Change the Workplace for Good. They discuss why organizations keep failing at diversity, what the “Authentic” part of Authentic Diversity means, how protests changed how organizations are thinking about diversity, and actions organizations can take that can improve the retention of BIPOC professionals.
Stay tuned as we welcome to the talent management inspiration team, Cynthia Spraggs, author and CEO of Virtira, a completely virtual company that focuses on remote team performance. We discuss issues with work from home that are most concerning for companies now, if businesses are losing an important personal connection with their employees, and part of their culture, because they’ve gone all-remote, and how do they get that connection back. We'll chat a bit about why Zoom meetings sometimes don't work but how companies can maximize the benefits of video conferencing when holding meetings, both with employees and clients. Be sure to stay to listen to her main tips to help someone working from home stay focused and productive, even during the holidays.
January 29, 2021
Thanksgiving was still in effect over here as we give thanks for another opportunity to interview this dynamic duo of people-first executives changing the talent management game. PeopleG2 CEO, Chris Dyer, welcomes Tracie Sponenberg, Chief People Officer of The Granite Group, to discuss her transition from paper-first to people-first, and leading as an introvert. Listen to insights about what leadership looks like today and how engagement & culture have shifted [and it's impact on front-line workers].
Speaking of "what leadership looks like today"... stay turned as we interview The World's First Chief Heart Officer, Claude Silver, of Vayner Media. We talk emotional optimism and making change in leadership happen. She'll answer the questions, "What does a Chief Heart Officer do differently than a Chief Human Resources Officer or other Chief executive position?" What is an emotional optimist and how does it make for effective leadership?" "What are you focused on now in company culture? Be sure to download this podcast to be a part of the discussion about how we make change happen now.
January 27, 2021
In this episode of TalentTalk Radio LIVE with PeopleG2 CEO & host, Chris Dyer, we think smart and deescalate. We first welcome to the show, Jerome Ternynck, Founder & CEO of SmartRecruiters, the Hiring Success Company. We discuss what talent leaders should be doing now to be change agents & revolutionize their function, and adjustments that must be made to the talent function (or to the talent tech stack) in order for remote hiring to 'work' long-term.
The second half of the show focuses on de-escalation and emotional intelligence as we welcome Mark McMillion, Principal, McMillion Leadership Associates. Mark shares what led him to de-escalation as a topic focus and the form that the de-escalation training takes. From the anticipate vs fixate approach to EQ team development, we get right down to company culture once again.
January 26, 2021
Connect with us on this podcast episode of TalentTalk with PeopleG2 CEO, Chris Dyer, as we discuss team connections and leadership in talent management. First we welcome to the show, Steve Canal, Co-Founder of One Venture Group to discuss the management systems used to stay connected with teams. We go over the "musts" of leadership development, discuss the "fail forward" concept, and learn about Steve's coined phrase, "corporatepreneur."
Stay tuned for the next part of our show as we continue our talent management discussion about team engagement and staffing solutions with Suzanne Justice, Founder & CEO of Blake Rian Consulting and Amazon Best Selling Author. She starts with tips, tricks, and tools to keep your team engaged and further shares advice for for candidates looking to get back to work, for companies trying to hire and grow, how to adjust to the changing market during the pandemic.
January 24, 2021
We wanted to give PeopleG2 CEO and TalentTalk host, Chris Dyer, a run for his "name game" money with this this episode with executives making big changes in the workplace development movement. We welcomed Emma El-Karout, One Circle, CEO and Founder to chat about the inter relationship between freelance talent marketplace and global talent markets and how freelance talent platforms can co-exist with the development of high-performing teams. We projected future options to scale talent while leveraging on a HR freelance platform or Marketplace and how traditional career growth is shifting as people are redesigning and taking control over their careers.
Joined next by the brilliant, Mahe Bayireddi, Phenom CEO & Co-Founder we discuss the power of artificial intelligence and his VERY ambitious goal to help one billion people find the right job! Mahe speaks with countless CHROs every year and shares with us what keeps them up at night; including the costs of candidates and companies not finding that right fit and how AI and automation can help recruiters and hiring managers be more efficient. This is the work, hiring, onboarding future. Join us for the conversation.
January 24, 2021
Get ready to chat THE FUTURE... of sports, medicine, work, and education. Join PeopleG2 CEO & TalentTalk host, Chris Dyer, as he welcomes Vince Thompson, Founder and CEO of MELT, a successful sports marketing agency. They discuss both the importance of utilizing social media in job searching and the disadvantage not to have an established social media presence. We revisit building your personal brand along with some common mistakes people make on social media that can hurt their personal brand in the eyes of a potential employer. If you're a social butterfly (or in any leadership or marketing position) this one's for you.
Be sure to stay tuned as Chris welcomes Chair and CEO, NYDLA.org, Thomas Capone to the show where we continue our “coping with Covid” conversation, and the future of work, education, and medicine. We chat paradigm shifts for remote work, and the movement of evolution in tech and work. Weigh in on what 2021 will look like with these leadership influencers.
January 24, 2021
Hello 2021! On the first episode of 2021, PeopleG2 CEO & host, Chris Dyer, interviews Jennifer Mackin, Author, Principal and CEO at Oliver Group and Principal, and President Leadership Pipeline Institute US. We chat about her book’s reference that the U.S. has been developing leaders the same way since the 1960s and why that approach doesn’t work today. We discuss how current company leaders, such as CEOs and heads of HR, can create a better leadership development approach that results in effective leaders for their company’s future; including being directly involved in training the next wave of company leaders, and millennials demands.
It’s time to RECOGNIZE the power of company culture with the second TalentTalk guest, Sarah McVanel, President and Founder & Chief Recognition Officer at Greatness Magnified. We start with why recognition matters and if a culture can really be defined by how much recognition is present. Are there ways most people want to be recognized, or does it vary? If so, how can leaders know or keep track when they have so many reports, work remotely, are busy, etc.? Get the answers to these questions and more on this episode.
December 1, 2020
We love tools for talent management success. And so, we've invited Traitify team members on the show more than once with real tools for real life. On this episode of TalentTalk, host Chris Dyer talks with Dan Sines, CEO and co-founder of Traitify, a machine learning algorithm that combines employee performance data and personality data to prioritize applicants who match top performers. Dan shares with our listeners why visual-based assessment and automation in HR are important and what teams should look out for when hiring fully remote for the holiday season or year round.
We're joined next by authorship pair, Brett Cooper and Evans Kerrigan, Co-Founders of Integris Performance Advisors and Co-Authors of, "Solving the People Problem." Naturally, they share just what the "people problem" is and how DISC-EQ is a part of the solution in the real world. Together we discuss how they find ways to work together as teams, be better leaders, and more efficient in organizations. Recognize and honor differences by how we work together. Download this engaging podcast for more on managing EQ framework to solve the people problem.
December 1, 2020
People are unique, employees are unique, and executive management styles are no different. On this episode of Talent Talk, host Chris Dyer interviews company founders using their own techniques for talent management. We are first joined by John Bernatovicz, Founder of Willory, a Staffing and Consulting Company for HR & Payroll. John shares about his journey writing his book, "HR Like a Boss" and his prestigious award that recognizes the best companies for attracting and retaining top performers. He also shares his story of going remote and his primary focus to ensure organizational success as a leader in a 100% virtual company.
Our next guest on the show is DJ Eidson, Co-Founder and COO of Limitless Minds, who shares about his #1 rule for leadership, why belief is important as a leader, and his focus on Neutral Thinking. He shares everything from identifying talent to his biggest hiring failure, all with a focus on how to build a strong company culture. DJ's engaging attitude is sure to get you fired up for your own talent management needs and inspired to make change.
December 1, 2020
Get the 411 on executive management resources with today's leaders on TalentTalk. Host, Chris Dyer, is joined first by Summer Crenshaw, serial entrepreneur, keynote speaker and author, and CEO of TalentNow, a contingent workforce management software. Summer shares with us stories of lessons learned about talent management during COVID, how companies can create culture in a remote world, and how companies can better work with contingent labor. We discuss what the future might look like and how companies are keeping their gig workers loyal.
Our next guest to share about management today is Colin J. Browne, The Culture Guy. This keynote speaker, Founder of Happy Sandpit, and author of "How To Build a Happy Sandpit" joined us to the second half of the show to talk about the biggest challenges and best parts of remote work. He shares about his suggested main focus to drive employee engagement and we chat core values and lessons in culture.
December 1, 2020
It’s fall in OC and we’re falling in love with shared stories of talent management on Talent Talk. Download this episode with Keith Jackson, Managing Partner at ETEC Consulting Group, to hear about stories of international talent management across the world. He shares about challenges in foreign countries, team selection, facilitating team meetings, and other nuances to leading in multicultural and multilingual groups while maintaining company values.
Stay tuned for the second half of the show where host, Chris Dyer, interviews Marc Ensign, The Big Cheese at LoudMouse, who works with companies that are in hyper-competitive and commoditized markets and want to differentiate themselves. Marc focuses on investing time on personal brands, the 3 most important aspects (Identity, Visibility, & Authority), and how it’s all related to leadership.
October 13, 2020
Keeping the sprit of talented duos alive, we welcome Karin Hurt & David Dye, Founders at Lets Grow Leaders, to Talent Talk to discuss Courageous Cultures with practical tips and leadership tactics for this new era of business. They share practical tools and techniques that leaders can use immediately to make a difference. Karin & David remind leaders to do anything they can do to foster genuine human connection. They confidently share that it is worth the time investment to help your team know a good idea when they see one and to learn how to vet it for viability using the IDEA Model: Why is this idea INTERESTING? Is it DOABLE? Is it ENGAGING? What are some key ACTIONS?
Download the podcast to hear more about where Karin & David think about company culture and where the future lies… in creativity and empathy for customers. Using clarity and curiosity, you may begin where you aren’t. Courageous Cultures is about lessons in How to Build Teams of Micro-Innovators, Problem Solvers, and Customer Advocates. Don’t miss these tools for leadership success.
October 13, 2020
On this Talent Talk, we welcome Paul Estes, editor-In-chief, podcast host, & best selling author, sharing the solutions of Gig Mindset. After spending 20 years in Big Tech, in many ways, Paul considers himself a corporate refugee. Listen in as he shares about a world where there is more opportunity to gain balance and be more productive. He shares how embracing a gig mindset help you to become a future-proof employee. And how to use the T.I.D.E. Model for leveraging freelancers and VAs: Taskify. Identify. Delegate. Evolve.
Stay tuned for the second half of the show with the hilarious and inspiring, Tara Furiani, Not the HR Lady, to discuss why leadership needs to change NOW. We have to be humans first. She reminds us that often leadership looks a lot like confusion. It is now disruption adjacent. She encourages us to stop being fearful of saying something wrong or calling out bad behavior. She warns, “We have so much to do as employees & leaders but, in both courts, we have to start shifting our mindset & natural behaviors to be more inclusive, more aware, and intolerant of things awry. Normalize talking about things that are hard.”
September 28, 2020
On this very special edition of Talent Talk, we share the full guest hour with a married alpha couple, Robert and Zaira Solano. Join host Chris Dyer as he interviews Robert Solano, former pilot, aerospace engineer, senior manager in the aviation industry, and West Point graduate; and Zaira Solano, badass entrepreneur and founder & CEO of Immigration law firm, Solano Law Firm. Download this podcast for lessons for entrepreneurs to build a powerful marriage, succeed in business, achieve financial freedom, and build a spectacular life. The work-life balance struggle is real and this couple has real tools for growth.
Then pick up a copy of Alpha Couples where The Solanos share challenges of balancing a corporate job with an entrepreneurial career, & teach us how to be successful in finances, time management, and with each other.