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145: Ask Andi—How To Successfully Achieve Change Management Step 1

Posted by Andrea Simon on Aug 5, 2019 6:00:00 AM

Learn actionable, lasting ways to manage change in turbulent times!

At SAMC, we routinely receive requests to lead workshops or provide consulting support for companies that have been struggling with changing their organization, especially in these rapidly-changing times. Is managing change something you're struggling with too? To help you initiate a change process that will stick and that your employees will actually buy into, we've put together three Ask Andi podcasts that take you through the key concepts of this unique approach to business challenges. Here's the first one. Enjoy, learn and share!

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Topics: Change Management, Managing change, business change management, business change

144: Ask Andi—How To Find Your Blue Ocean Strategy® Step 2

Posted by Andrea Simon on Jul 29, 2019 6:00:00 AM

Now that you know the basics, it's time to go visually exploring!

Last week, I shared with you my Ask Andi session, "How To Find Your Blue Ocean Strategy® Step 1," in which I explained how Blue Ocean Strategy shows you how to go after nonusers, carve out a new, unoccupied market space and make the competition irrelevant. "OK," you may be saying, "what do I do next? I've done my strategic canvas but where do I go from there?" Now that you've started to see, feel and think in new ways about your business (visual awakening), you're ready to go visually exploring, which is a very exciting part of the Blue Ocean methodology. Here we go!

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Topics: Blue Ocean Strategy, business change, business innovation

143: Ask Andi—How To Find Your Blue Ocean Strategy® Step 1

Posted by Andrea Simon on Jul 22, 2019 6:00:00 AM

Ready to find your Blue Ocean Strategy and soar? Listen in! 

Tired of competing against all those "others" that you've been benchmarking yourself against for years, without much benefit? Are you ready to carve out a new market space and make the competition irrelevant? It might be time for you to find your Blue Ocean Strategy, the amazingly successful methodology that helps you see, feel and think in new ways about your business in these rapidly-changing times. In this "Ask Andi" podcast, I'll take you through the initial steps of a Blue Ocean Strategy so you can learn how to apply it to your own business. Listen in and learn!

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Topics: Blue Ocean Strategy, business change, business innovation

142: Ken Hoyt—Harnessing The Extraordinary Power of Data

Posted by Andrea Simon on Jul 15, 2019 6:00:00 AM

Ken Hoyt explains how data can transform your organization!

A little over two years ago, in June 2017, Dr. Kenneth Hoyt did a podcast with us about his work with higher education institutions that needed, or wanted, to change. We had previously worked with Ken when he was president of Centenary University from 2002 to 2009 when he turned around the institution, dramatically increasing enrollment from 1,600 students to 3,300. How did he do this? By better understanding and improving retention rates and expanding into non-traditional, adult, online and graduate programs. It was Ken's mastery of the power of data that enabled him to provide the insights needed to better recruit potential college students while adapting Centenary's curricula to their needs. Are you in need of a turnaround? Listen and learn!

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Topics: Higher Education, data analysis

141: Adam Honig—How To Explode Your Sales With Intuitive Technology

Posted by Andrea Simon on Jul 8, 2019 6:00:00 AM

Adam Honig talks about empowering salespeople to reach new heights!

If you have a sales team out in the market, as most of us do, are they producing the results you want? How do you feel about your CRM (customer relationship manager) system which you paid $3 million to install but no one is really using? Perhaps your sales team is better than their results but they just need a hand? In today’s podcast, I interview Adam Honig whose company, Spiro, has developed an entirely new way to help people sell. Think of it as your A.I. personal executive assistant that is very responsive to your activities and that reminds you every day what has to be done to better capture the right sales at the right time for the right client. We were very excited to hear about Spiro and learn what it can mean for business. You will be as well.

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Topics: business growth strategies, technological innovation

140: Tristan White—A Great Place To Work Starts With A Great Culture

Posted by Andrea Simon on Jul 1, 2019 6:00:00 AM

 Tristan White explains why culture is everything!

What if you started on your life's journey only to find out that it wasn’t really what you wanted to do? Perhaps you thought you'd become a teacher, until you realized you were never going to love it. Or you thought engineering was your calling, until you found out you weren't very good at math. Today's interviewee, Tristan White, thought he was going to be a physiotherapist working with sports stars helping them stay healthy and agile, until he actually started doing it. Not loving it, he pivoted, and the rest, as he will tell you, is history. We can all learn from Tristan's story!

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Topics: Culture Change, Corporate Culture, business culture

139: Mark Samuel—Building Better Organizations For Amazing Growth

Posted by Andrea Simon on Jun 24, 2019 6:00:00 AM

Mark Samuel explains how he helps people change and succeed!

My podcast guest today is Mark Samuel, execution and transformation expert, best-selling author, Forbes Coaching Council member and the CEO of IMPAQ Corp. Throughout the interview, Mark and I talk about areas of mutual interest and concern, namely, how to help organizations change. Frustrated with the challenges faced by people who truly hate to change, Mark created an approach that helps individuals in all stages of their lives step back and rethink what they are doing and how they can change bad habits into ones that get them where they want to go. Enjoy!

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Topics: Culture Change, Corporate Culture, driving change

129: Maria Gallo—DelVal University Is Now Soaring Thanks To Blue Ocean Strategy®

Posted by Andrea Simon on Jun 19, 2019 4:24:27 PM

 Hear how Maria Gallo and her team took an innovative approach that paid off, big time!

Dr. Maria Gallo is a very special interviewee for our podcast. She is president of Delaware Valley UniversityDelVal to many of usin Bucks County, PA, north of Philadelphia. For much of 2018, we worked with DelVal on their Blue Ocean Strategy and are thrilled at the terrific successes they're seeing. Realizing that the demographics of students is changing, fast, Maria and her team knew DelVal needed a new strategy. What did they do? They set about finding their Blue Ocean Strategy and innovatively fulfilling today's students' unmet needs. Is it working? Like gangbusters. Take a listen. Might the lessons learned apply to your organization or business?

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Topics: Blue Ocean Strategy, Higher Education

138: Jack Knocke—The Internet Of Things Is The Future of Things

Posted by Andrea Simon on Jun 17, 2019 6:00:00 AM

Jack Knock explains how IoT is changing business and our lives!

As you know, at SAMC we are very interested in exploring how new technologies are transforming businesses, higher ed, non-profits...everything. In this podcast, Jack Knocke and I talk about the Internet of Things. What is this IoT, anyway? Why should we be paying attention to how it's affecting industry, supply chains, the way we live? Can it help us streamline what we are doing now? Will the data that it's capturing offer us fresh insights into our business models and how they can become better, smarter? Lots of great questions. This is a wonderful session that you should dig in and listen to. The future's coming fast—listening to Jack is a great way to get ready.

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Topics: business model innovation, technological innovation, technology

137: Dusty Rubeck—How Blue Ocean Strategy® Transformed An Organization

Posted by Andrea Simon on Jun 10, 2019 6:00:00 AM

Dusty Rubeck tells us how to bring about innovative culture change!

How do you transform an old, established organization? How do you give it new purpose and change the way people get their jobs done? While that is what we do for clients, Dusty Rubeck showed us some fresh ways to move an organization in new directions. Dusty and I met at a Vistage meeting where I was speaking. He reminded me that he had heard me once before and had adopted a Blue Ocean Strategy approach to change himself and his organization. It seemed appropriate for us to dig further into what he had done and how he had done it. Enjoy!

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Topics: Culture Change, Blue Ocean Strategy

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