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Now displaying: July, 2017
Jul 27, 2017

Loyal listeners know that we talk a lot about how to recruit Rockstars. 

But how do you then get the most out of them?

My guest today, Stephen Lynch, has some brilliant insights. He’s Head of Strategy & Consultant at Results.com

So, Stephen gets unique insights into the day to day operations of thousands of growth companies around the world. He gets to see what really works & what doesn’t - in terms of strategic planning and business execution, goal setting, tracking performance, running effective meetings, engaging employees and holding them accountable. 

In this 20-minute interview, Stephen shares his observations on how to get the most out of your team. (Some of the insights will surprise you.)

Jul 25, 2017

If so, Christina Harbridge is the expert to show us how.  

She’s CEO of Allegory, the behavior change company. She partners with executives to show them how to work with & through others. And let’s be honest, that’s one of the biggest challenges in the workplace… even with rockstars.

Her story is fascinating. As Founder/CEO of a debt collection agency that collected debt by being nice (!) she learned about the power of workplace communication.  This values-based tactic resulted in collections 3 times higher than the industry average.

Christina is also author of Swayed: How to Communicate for Impact, a bestseller on Amazon.

In this 20-minute interview, Christina reveals how to go about the process of changing behavior in your colleagues & employees.

Jul 20, 2017

James Ellis heads employment branding at Groupon, the massive global company.

His mission is to keep Groupon in front of potential candidates, across all digital channels. Not an easy task in these days of record-low unemployment.

James also hosts the TalentCast Podcast, and has been studying this for years.

In this 20-minute interview, James reveals how to get passive job seekers - people that aren’t looking for a new job - to pursue your company. 

Wouldn’t that be a nice change?

He shows how to find them, build awareness, drip on them, and engage them — before your competitors get to them.

Jul 18, 2017

Can you believe there are tens of thousands of HR Technology products? 

Software, SaaS, apps, all kinds of stuff - designed to help you in recruiting, retention, onboarding, performance management.

Whew. It’s dizzying.

But there are just a few that you need to put in place first.

Steve Boese is Chief Strategy Officer of HRevolutionize & host of the HR Happy Hour Show podcast

In this 20 minute interview, Steve reveals what you truly need, and all the ones you can afford to ignore.

Invest 20 minutes and save yourself a ton of time later.

Jul 13, 2017

Vitaly Golomb is the Global Startup Evangelist of HP Tech Ventures, venture arm of the legendary silicon valley company.

He’s also authored a wonderful book Accelerated Startup that’ll reduce the mistakes you make in the early stage of your company.

In this 20-minute interview, Vitaly reveals the 3 phases of Talent that startup entrepreneurs must master (Hint: at least one of them will surprise you). 

Most Founders screw up at least one of these :-(

Jul 11, 2017

Jacob Morgan has studied, dissected, and written Amazon’s #1 book on leading the workforce of the future “The Employee Experience Advantage”

His clients include SAP, Cisco, Microsoft, and PwC.

There are so many changes for you to contend with - millennials work in an entirely different way. As their leader, it’s your job to create the environment for them to do their best work.

Jacob reveals the 3 areas you must master, in order to get the most out of them. The answer will surprise you.

Jul 6, 2017

Drama is that annoying overhead of your staff bickering, not getting along, gossiping. 

Even Rockstars do it once in a while.

Cy Wakeman is a drama researcher. She’s found that the average employee wastes 816 hours on drama each year. She’s even written a New York Times bestseller on the topic.

Her Reality-Based Philosophy helps leaders and their teams ditch the drama, turn excuses into results, and find opportunities in every challenge they face.

In this 20-minute episode, Cy shares how to how to avoid it, how to stop it, and the huge upside when you do.

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