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194: Andie Kramer and Al Harris—Will The Pandemic Hurt Women In The Work Force?

Posted by Andrea Simon on Apr 27, 2020 6:00:00 AM

Learn how today's crisis affects women and gender roles

We have a serious concern about the impact of the pandemic on women in the workplace. So, we invited Andie Kramer and Al Harris back to share with us their perspectives. On April 1st, Andie had a new article published in Forbes entitled, "Why Stay-At-Home Orders Might Be Good For Gender Equality."  Or, if China is a leading indicator, it might be good for divorces. While we have been called futurists, this is not a time for us to offer anything that sounds like “certainty.” But we do know that these times are changing, fast, and we will have to as well. In this podcast, Andie, Al and I talk about how people change, or resist change. Especially now, please listen in.

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Topics: Culture Change, women in business, business culture

180: Jacqueline Kibler—Want To Grow? Take A Good Hard Look At Your Culture

Posted by Andrea Simon on Feb 27, 2020 6:00:00 AM

Learn how to change so you can really grow!  

Jackie Kibler brings to our listeners a fresh perspective on how to run a business, just better. It is always a challenge for us to work with clients who have great ideas but are not great at growing them, managing the daily tasks, or developing the scalability that is needed. One of our favorite clients could have really used Jackie. Like those in my book, "On the Brink: A Fresh Lens to Take Your Business to New Heights," this client just didn’t have the processes or perspective to see what was all around them. Jackie's business uses the methods of EOS (Entrepreneurial Operating System) to help companies obtain accountability from their staff, the communication needed to stay on strategy, and the focus required to grow. Maybe she can help you grow too?

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Topics: Culture Change, business culture

174: Stefan Pagacik—Do You Know What Your Culture And Values Say About You?

Posted by Andrea Simon on Feb 7, 2020 2:07:04 PM

Learn how to arm your employees with a sense of purpose!

Stefan and I had one of those great podcast discussions that took us into the work he is doing to get people to pay attention to our sustainability challenges. Unless we stop what we are doing to our environment, we won’t have much left of the earth to live on, he firmly believes. But what I most enjoyed about our talk was learning how Stefan is mobilizing communities to change. As culture change experts, that's what we're all about at SAMC: helping organizations and the individuals within them change. Want or need to change? Stefan teaches us how to do it, now.

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Topics: Culture Change, Corporate Culture, business culture

173: Anthony Willoughby—How to Lead Your Organization With Trust And Courage

Posted by Andrea Simon on Feb 3, 2020 6:14:34 PM

Learn how a nomadic mindset helps you see where you are going!

I was introduced to Anthony Willoughby by Diana Wu David after our podcast interview. She said, “You just must meet Anthony. He will take you on his adventures around the world where people learn to build their trust and their abilities to work together.” So I  did! As you will hear, Anthony grew up in Africa, wandered the world, and  much like an anthropologist, learned how to observe, listen and learn from different cultures, particularly nomadic tribe s. This led him to found the Nomadic School of Business, whose c oncept of a nomadic mindset helps leaders and their teams achieve clarity, purpose and agility. There's so much to apply to your own teams...enjoy.

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Topics: Business Anthropology, anthropology, business culture

149: Sarah Soule—Busting Those Stereotypes of Women

Posted by Andrea Simon on Sep 2, 2019 6:00:00 AM

Learn how to completely transform how women are described!

As so often happens, I found Sarah Soule as I wandered around the internet looking for women doing amazing work trying to dismantle the stereotypes that shackle women and keep them from rising. Dr. Soule co-authored an outstanding article in the June 2019 Harvard Business Review, “The Stereotypes in MBA Case Studies,” in which she describes her research on case studies and gender stereotyping within Stanford University’s MBA program. In the study, Sarah and her co-authors examined 249 case studies used in Stanford’s MBA core curriculum from 2015-2017 and found similar trends as Symons and Ibarrain in their 2014 research, “What the Scarcity of Women in Business Case Studies Really Looks Like.” The common thread? Continual reinforcement of outdated (false) gender stereotypes. So much to learn here. Don't miss this!

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Topics: Culture Change, women in business, business culture

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

134: Roger Dooley—Eliminating "Friction" So Your Organization Can Dominate Its Industry

Posted by Andrea Simon on May 20, 2019 6:00:00 AM

 Roger Dooley explains how your business can run smoothly and more powerfully!

I brought Roger Dooley back to our podcast because he is publishing his next book, Friction: The Untapped Force that Can Be Your Most Powerful Advantagewhich might just be your next “must read." Think about it: In 2016, $4.6 trillion of merchandise was left in abandoned e-commerce shopping carts. Every year, the U.S. economy loses $3 trillion in productivity due to excess bureaucracy. Red tape and over-complicated licenses have enabled China’s GDP to exceed India’s by $82 trillion in just three decades. According to Roger, these statistics illustrate the real and growing threat of “friction,” which he defines as the unnecessary expenditure of time, effort or money in performing a task. There's so much we can learn from him...be sure to listen in!

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Topics: business change management, business culture, neuromarketing

123: Richard Sheridan—How To Lead With Joy And Purpose!

Posted by Andrea Simon on Mar 11, 2019 6:00:00 AM

 Richard Sheridan shares how to build a workplace full of joy!

A little over a year ago, in January 2018, I had the pleasure, or should I say “joy,” of speaking with Richard Sheridan and several of his staff about the Joy he has infused into his business, Menlo Innovations. After leading a workshop on culture change at a conference hosted by Richard, I've grown very fond of him and his approach to life, not just business. He now has a new book out, Chief Joy Officer,” a powerful follow-up to his first book, “Joy, Inc.” In his book and in our podcast, Richard shares his approach to leadership. Definitely listen, learn and share!

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Topics: Corporate Anthropology, business leadership, business culture

118: Roger Nierenberg—How Music Can Transform The Way Your Organization Functions

Posted by Andrea Simon on Feb 11, 2019 6:00:00 AM

 Listen now as Roger Nierenberg explains how The Music Paradigm helps you see your organization with fresh eyes!  

We are delighted to have with us today Roger Nierenberg, an exceptional conductor and innovator who has taken his musical passion and skills and become a “go-to” inspiration for businesses. Through the metaphor of music, Maestro Nierenberg helps organizations “see, feel and think” about themselves with fresh eyes. Quite amazing. Very anthropological, which as you know, is right up our alley! Wait til you hearand I mean hearthis pioneering musical genius. 

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Topics: Culture Change, innovation, business culture

116: Maureen Berkner Boyt—Diversity and Inclusion: Let’s Go Beyond Hoping and Make Inclusion Really Happen

Posted by Andrea Simon on Jan 28, 2019 6:00:00 AM

 Listen now as Maureen Berkner Boyt explains how diversity and inclusion are very good for business!  

Many years ago, the founder of The Moxie Exchange, Maureen (Mo) Berkner Boyt, walked out of yet another leadership meeting where she was the only woman present and thought, “Something has got to change.” So she changed it. Since then, her company Moxie has grown into a thriving community of corporations committed to building inclusive workplaces, as well as women committed to leadership development and professional growth. Its mission? To disrupt unconscious bias and create inclusive and diverse workplaces where talent can thrive. Listen!

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Topics: Culture Change, Corporate Culture, women in business, women entrepreneurs, business culture

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