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On The Brink Podcast by Andi Simon

 

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230: Nancy Halpern—Innovative Ways To Find Your Political Intelligence

Posted by Andrea Simon on Aug 24, 2020 6:00:00 AM

Learn how to finally solve office politics! 

In this podcast with Nancy Halpern, I had the amazing opportunity to learn more about how she helps companies find workable solutions to that awful problem of office politics. You might think they just come with the territory, that office cultures are all the same: inherently competitive, male-driven and toxic. Well, maybe that is not true. And it doesn’t have to be for your organization. Nancy will help you see how to use her proprietary Political IQ model to assess your organization and pinpoint the sources of the disruptions that are threatening your workplace — particularly during these times of remote work and a new normal. If you want to focus on what matters most and get things done, I urge you to listen.

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Topics: Andrea Simon, Culture Change, women in business, business culture, women leaders

229: Rita Denny—Maybe You Need Anthropology To See Yourself In New Ways

Posted by Andrea Simon on Aug 18, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Hear how anthropology is transforming the world of business!

As a corporate anthropologist, I love bringing to our listeners other great anthropologists who can help them see the application of anthropology in action. Think about your own challenges as you hear about Rita Denny and her journey of discovery. In my work with clients, I often refer to her book, Handbook of Anthropology in Business, co-edited with Patricia Sunderland, in which they discuss dozens of ways that the theory, method and tools of anthropology can be innovatively applied in business settings across the globe. We can all benefit from what Rita has to tell us!

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Topics: Andrea Simon, Business Anthropology, Corporate Anthropology, women in business, anthropology

055: Richard Sheridan—Joy in the Workplace

Posted by Andrea Simon on Jan 22, 2018 6:00:00 AM

Listen now as Richard Sheridan and his team bring joy to work!

I had the great pleasure of speaking with Richard Sheridan, Founder and CEO of Menlo Innovations, and two of his terrific teammates, Laura Elliot and Ryan Heisler. As you listen in on our conversation, you'll hear how you too can change your workplace so that it brings "Joy" to you, your clients and your team who all pull together to get the "job" done. Enjoy!

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Topics: Andrea Simon, innovation, Leadership

053: Andrew Sykes—The Secrets to Employee Habit Creation

Posted by Andrea Simon on Jan 8, 2018 6:00:00 AM

 Listen now to Andrew Sykes teach us how to create positive workplace cultures!

You know how much I love to talk about culture and culture change in business. In this interview, I talk with Andrew Sykes about his approach to helping companies build better habits in their employees to achieve better business and personal results. I am fascinated by the way he has built an entire business helping companies create cultures that reinforce positive habits and eliminate destructive ones, and I know you will be too. Andrew is awesome!

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Topics: Andrea Simon, innovation, Leadership

051: Maureen Berkner Boyt—Lead with Moxie

Posted by Andrea Simon on Jan 2, 2018 6:18:23 AM

  Listen now as Maureen Berkner Boyt explains how to overcome your unscious biases and unleash your full potential!

I bet you'd like to know how to lead with moxie? Maureen Berkner Boyt is going to help you do just that. In this interview, she and I talk about how to unleash the power you have within you by overcoming the biases that squash great accomplishments. As Maureen says, "I create businesses, tools and experiences that allow people and organizations to unleash their full potential." Here's your chance to learn how you can "Lead with Moxie" too!

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Topics: Andrea Simon, innovation, women in business, Leadership

050: Steve Harper—The Ripple Effect

Posted by Andrea Simon on Dec 26, 2017 6:00:00 AM

 Listen now as Steve Harper explains the power of The Ripple Effect!

I bet you want to know what Rippling is? Or maybe even how to Ripple? You are going to love this interview with Steve Harper. Our conversation is all about how, growing up shy and introverted, he learned to build relationships with people. It wasn't easy. But he came upon this idea about Rippling and it changed his entire life. So what is Rippling? The concept that one connection leads to the next to the next, and then ripples well past where it began, changing people's lives. 

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Topics: Andrea Simon, busines model innovation, innovation, Leadership

049: Sara Canaday—You According to Them

Posted by Andrea Simon on Dec 18, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Listen now to Sara Canaday teach us how to change the way you and others think about YOU. 

Today’s On The Brink interview is with Sara Canaday, author of the amazing book "You—According to Them": Uncovering the blind spots that impact your reputation and your career."  We talk about how to make the critical move from manager to leader, and how to change the way you and others think about You. By the end of the podcast, you'll have learned how to strengthen your leadership skills, improve key business relationships and bolster your performance.

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Topics: Andrea Simon, Culture Change, women in business, Leadership

048: Scot Hunsaker—Turning Employees Into Owners of Your Company

Posted by Andrea Simon on Dec 15, 2017 6:00:00 AM

 Listen now to Scot Hunsaker teach us how to plan for tomorrow's succession today!

Scot and I had a wonderful time talking about how to turn your employees into owners. This is no small task and very important. You might not be aware of this statistic but 66% of companies will close their doors when their current leadership leaves. I find this number devastating. What will this do to our industries, communities and national economymuch less all those employees who count on their current business leaders? There's a lot to learn here. 

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Topics: Andrea Simon, Culture Change, business change, Succession Planning

047: Tanya Hall—How a Woman CEO Built a Great Publishing Business

Posted by Andrea Simon on Dec 13, 2017 6:00:00 AM

 Listen now to thought leader Tanya Hall explain how she turned a non-traditional publishing business into an amazing powerhouse! 

Get your copy of Tanya's amazingly spot-on book, out now!!!

You must read Tanya Hall's new book, "Ideas, Influence and Income: Write a book, build your brand, and lead your industry,"  a comprehensive guide to writing, publishing and launching your own book...and monetizing your content. You'll learn how to use a strategic and successful publishing experience to boost your visibility and credibility, as well as build more influence and income—all the reasons why we published my award-winning book with @tanyahall and @greenleafbookgr. Tanya and her book are terrific!

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Topics: Andrea Simon, busines model innovation, women in business, Leadership

043: Jay Hasbrouck—Thinking Like an Anthropologist

Posted by Andrea Simon on Nov 27, 2017 8:03:24 AM

 Listen now as Jay Hasbrouck takes anthropology from stuffy to accessible!

It is always so much fun to talk with other anthropologists and Jay Hasbrouck is no exception. Jay has written a terrific book called "Ethnographic Thinking: From Method to Mindset." It's exciting stuff because, as you will hear in our conversation, anthropology and ethnography (observational research) are slowly but surely moving out of their academic silos into the world around us. Listen in and hear why Jay and I are both on a mission to make this sometimes "stuffy thing" called anthropology much more accessible. Enjoy!

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Topics: Andrea Simon, Corporate Anthropology, innovation, anthropology, Leadership

039: Michael Gale—The Digital Transformation Coming to You

Posted by Andrea Simon on Nov 6, 2017 6:00:00 AM

 Listen now to Michael Gale explain how to digitally transform your organization! 

Get ready for the future that is just around the corner—the digital world that awaits us, tomorrow. In this podcast with Michael Gale, you'll be thoroughly excited by the digital revolution and how you can leverage its many opportunities, as revealed in Michael's new Wall Street Journal Bestseller book, "The Digital Helix: Transforming Your Organization's DNA to Thrive in the Digital Age," co-authored with Chris Aarons. Catch my conversation with Michael as he gives organizations the tools they need to work better, faster and smarter by developing a digital culture from the ground up. Enjoy!

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Topics: Andrea Simon, Culture Change, digital transformation

036: Hamilton Perkins—An Inspiring Entrepreneurial Success Story

Posted by Andrea Simon on Oct 24, 2017 6:00:00 AM

 

Listen now to hear how Hamilton Perkins is ingeniously turning trash into designer travel bags and jobs! 

We are big believers in the imagination and initiative of entrepreneurs. Hamilton Perkins, founder and president of Hamilton Perkins Collection, is one of them. Listen to our conversation about how he saw a mound of trash and an idea emerged. From this "a-ha" moment grew an innovative e-commerce retail business, turning recycled plastic bottles into designer travel bags at an affordable price, all the while adhering to the highest standards of social and environmental accountability. Hamilton's mission? To repurpose ALL plastic bottles going into landfills. Tune in to learn how he's doing it and creating jobs!

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Topics: Andrea Simon, busines model innovation, innovation, Leadership

030: Cheryl McMillan—How To Develop Your Emotional Intelligence And Why It Matters

Posted by Andrea Simon on Sep 27, 2017 6:00:00 AM

 



Listen now to Cheryl McMillan talk about developing 
your emotional intelligence!

Do you ever regret how you reacted to a certain situation at work or home? Do you wonder why you responded the way you did? If you knew how to react differently, would you be able to change? Whether you're a business leader, employee, entrepreneur, teacher, parent or private citizen, you'll learn how to be less reactionary to situations that arise in your life and practical ways you can change your behavior for the better. Listen, learn and share! 

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Topics: Andrea Simon, vistage, behavior change, emotional intelligence

029: Ask Andi series—How Do You Change Your Culture?

Posted by Andrea Simon on Sep 27, 2017 6:00:00 AM

 

Listen now to learn how to change your culture for fast-changing times!  

How's your company culture...ticking along just fine or in dire need of an overhaul? Does it correctly reflect your brand? How do you change it when your employees are quite comfortable with the old ways of doing things? Do you even know what your culture is? I discuss all this and more in today's episode of my Ask Andi series—short 15 minute podcasts every Friday. Listen in!

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Topics: Andrea Simon, Culture Change, Corporate Anthropology, Corporate Culture

026: "Work PAUSE Thrive" with Lisen Stromberg

Posted by Andrea Simon on Sep 18, 2017 6:00:00 AM

 


Listen now to Lisen Stromberg's podcast about women in the workplace!

This was such a great interview with Lisen Stromberg. Before our conversation, I read her book for a second time“Work PAUSE Thrive: How to Pause for Parenthood without Killing Your Career," and I know why it is turning into such a bestseller. It is great! Her book and our podcast will be a real eye-opener for you. How can you, yes you, work, have a family and return to the workforce without slipping, sliding or skipping a beat? Listen now to find out.

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Topics: Andrea Simon, Culture Change, Corporate Culture, women in business, women entrepreneurs

022: Dudley Slater—Fusion Leadership

Posted by Andrea Simon on Sep 5, 2017 10:15:00 AM

 


Listen now to Dudley Slater talk about Fusion Leadership

In Dudley Slater's new book, "Fusion Leadership," he talks about how great leaders "see, feel and think" differently. They build teams that understand goals and how to achieve themtogether. In our fascinating interview, he tells a great story about why the people he has worked with have done so well. Their companies defy national norms and their employees are exceptionally happy, purposeful and successful. You need to hear this!

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Topics: Andrea Simon, business, Corporate Culture, Leadership

020: Gary Morton—Commanding Excellence: The Secret Sauce to Truly Exceptional Performance

Posted by Andrea Simon on Aug 28, 2017 6:00:00 AM

 


Listen now to Gary Morton talk about how to build teams that win

In our podcast, Gary Morton shares his amazing experiences working with teams that simply "soared." He then takes listeners through his methodology so that you too can learn from him and the incredible leaders he has been privileged to work with, as described in his new book, "Commanding Excellence: Inspiring Purpose, Passion, and Ingenuity through Leadership that Matters." Take a listen and pick up his book, an amazing read.

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Topics: Andrea Simon, Leadership

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