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122: Allison De Paoli—Gaining Control Of Your Healthcare Benefits Costs

Posted by Andrea Simon on Mar 4, 2019 6:00:00 AM

 Allison De Paoli explains how to contain benefit spending
and care for employees!

When I was first introduced to Allison De Paoli, I wondered how you, our listeners and readers, would feel about her topic: how to control employer spending on healthcare benefits for their employees. I urge you to listen in before you judge whether this is really relevant to you. In fact, this is as much about you and your needs as it is about those of your company's CEO, employee benefits officer or budget director. Maybe you and your employer can find hidden costs that are driving benefits expenses up? I guarantee you, we can all gain from what Allison has to say.

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Topics: business strategy, women in business, anthropology, business change

111: Irina Baranov—Creating Your "Life By Design"

Posted by Andrea Simon on Dec 10, 2018 6:00:00 AM

  Listen now as Irina Baranov teaches us how to change our lives for the better!  

What if you could create your “Life by Design” (not by default). In this podcast, I have the pleasure of speaking with Irina Baranov about just that idea. In fact, how to actually do it! You might be asking, "Really? Can I pause, step back and think about what I want my life to be, not just wander along, letting the path I am on take me on its way?" Why is it important to design our lives, and who typically does this? Listen in to learn a fresh approach to you and your life.

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Topics: Igniting Change, business change, women entrepreneurs

089: Ask Andi—Change Management Step 3

Posted by Andrea Simon on Jul 27, 2018 6:00:00 AM

 Listen now to my podcast about how to bring real, lasting change to your organization 

Welcome to Part 3 of the work we've been doing on change management, change mapping and creating change management strategies. Now, you're ready to learn the steps to take to actually bring about real change in your organization. Your task is to make the undesirable desirable, and to do this, two things have to be in place: motivation and ability. Yes, change is hard, and yes, your people will most likely fight it, but once you get going, you'll find the process extremely exciting. The future of your business may be at stake, so I urge you not to miss this Ask Andi!

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

087: Ask Andi—Change Management Step 2

Posted by Andrea Simon on Jul 20, 2018 6:00:00 AM

 Listen now to my podcast about overcoming the pain of change!  

I hope you joined me for my last podcast, the first in our series of three Ask Andi's on change management. In that one, I set the stage for identifying your archetype and why it is so important to know who the people in your organization are, and who your organization itself is, so that you can better understand what you're going to be changing your organization to and why this is going to be so challenging. Today, I want to talk about change and changing your culture, and what these mean. If your business wants or needs to change, this is the podcast for you. Enjoy!

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

085: Ask Andi—Change Management Step 1

Posted by Andrea Simon on Jul 13, 2018 6:00:00 AM

Listen now to my podcast about how to manage change in turbulent times!  

At SAMC, we've recently had a growing number of requests to do workshops or provide consulting support for companies that have been struggling with changing their organization. We thought that managing change is probably something you want to know more about as well. So to help you in your process, 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!

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

084: Jared Tate—The Genius Behind DigiByte Blockchain

Posted by Andrea Simon on Jun 25, 2018 6:00:00 AM

 Listen now as Jared Tate fills us in on DigiByte, the blockchain juggernaut!

Are you ready for your world to be disrupted? Hang on tight because it's going to be. Blockchain is quickly infiltrating every kind of human interaction, from banking to real estate to healthcare to just about anything you can think of. My guest today is Jared Tate, founder and creator of DigiByte, the world's longest, fastest and most secure UTXO blockchain. Jared has been called a long-term visionary and technological genius, and after spending just 45 minutes with him, I agree. Blockchain is the future that we all need to know about, and this is a great place to start.

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Topics: business change, digital transformation, business innovation, blockchain, technological innovation

080: Ask Andi—Blue Ocean Strategy® Step 2

Posted by Andrea Simon on Jun 1, 2018 6:00:00 AM

 Listen now to my podcast about how to go visually exploring! 

Recently, I did an Ask Andi session on Blue Ocean Strategy Part 1, and I've gotten wonderful feedback on it. People want to know, what do they do next? They've done their strategic canvas but where do they go from there? Once you have a visual awakening, you're ready to go visually exploring, which is a very exciting part of the Blue Ocean Strategy methodology. Here's how.

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Topics: Blue Ocean Strategy, business change, business innovation

078: TaRita Johnson—What is Your Emotional Intelligence?

Posted by Andrea Simon on May 21, 2018 6:00:00 AM

 Listen now as TaRita Johnson shows us how to build better relationships!

Ever wonder why some relationships at work, home, among friends or family, just don’t work out the way you thought? Maybe you need a dose of Emotional Intelligence (EI). What’s that, you ask? Take a listen to TaRita Johnson and learn how EI helps you build stronger relationships with better results by pausing, reflecting and changing the way you interact with others. Don't miss it!

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Topics: Culture Change, Corporate Culture, business change, emotional intelligence

076: Barbara Walters—Your Employees Did What?

Posted by Andrea Simon on May 7, 2018 6:00:00 AM

 Listen now as Barbara Walters explains how to create a culture of respect and inclusion

In our interview with Barbara Walters, President of The HR Advantagewe dig deep into the changes CEOs are facing as organizations must rapidly adapt to today's new business environment. As Barbara tells us, she started out in the male-dominated corporate America of the 1990s. Thankfully, times have changed since then. Or have they? As a highly-experienced HR executive and senior recruitment professional, Barbara has quite a story to tell. Don't miss it!

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Topics: Change Management, business strategy, business change, business innovation, business leadership

075: Ask Andi—Blue Ocean Strategy® Step 1

Posted by Andrea Simon on May 4, 2018 6:00:00 AM

 Listen now to my podcast about how to find your Blue Ocean Strategy! 

Today, I want to talk about Blue Ocean Strategy, the methodology and book created by Renée Mauborgne and W. Chan Kim. This year they launched a new book called “Blue Ocean Shift,” an excellent 2nd version of the Blue Ocean Strategy approach to help you see, feel and think in new ways about your business in these rapidly-changing times. And so it seems very timely for me to go through the steps of a Blue Ocean Strategy with you so you can learn how to apply it to your own business, whether it's doing well or not so well and you’re wondering what's coming next.

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Topics: Blue Ocean Strategy, business change, business innovation

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