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314: George Swisher—What Can AI Do To Help Your Company Change?

Posted by Andrea Simon on May 9, 2022 6:00:00 AM

Hear how your organization should embrace change to grow  

George Swisher is a former marketing entrepreneur and management consultant. He has a 15-year track record of improving company performance and shifting cultures to effective change management. He currently is co-founder and CEO of www.changeforce.ai, a software platform that helps leaders manage organizational change more precisely by analyzing the sentiment of company conversations in real time. A really interesting platform. Remember, I'm a corporate anthropologist who, like George, helps companies change, so I loved this interview. So will you.

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Topics: Culture Change, business change, business leadership

306: Terry Earthwind Nichols—Energized To Expand Your Horizons And Search For The Future Of You?

Posted by Andrea Simon on Mar 14, 2022 6:00:00 AM

Hear how to create an environment where people love to work!

I always enjoy talking with Terry Nichols (H.E. Amb. Terry Earthwind Nichols). We had a great conversation during our first podcast in January of last year. Today we discuss how Terry’s life story has taken him in many directions, leading him to a splendid place where he is helping people find their own way. After learning that he is a Native American, he began to see his own life through a fresh lens. In the U.S. Navy, he experienced a range of tests and challenges which led him to become an innovator and visionary. Now as a Visionary Strategist, Terry works with those seeking to change the way they and their businesses achieve success. Listen in and learn!

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Topics: business change, business leadership

294: Doug Brown—The Agony Of Selling Can Become The Astounding Success Of A Superstar

Posted by Andrea Simon on Dec 6, 2021 6:00:00 AM

Learn how to amp up your sales process for amazing success! 

In our podcast today, Doug Brown and I are going to help you sell better. As CEO of Business Success Factors, Doug has amazing ideas about how the sales process really works, and how to help you make yours deliver the results you have always wanted it to. We will also dig into the emotional blocks that hold people back from becoming the sales success they are meant to be. As you know, I am always looking for people to help you see, feel and think in new ways. Doug is just the guy for us today. In this current business environment, I really urge you to take a listen.

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Topics: business growth strategy, business innovation, business leadership

263: Alain Hunkins—The Top Ten Ways To Crack The Leadership Code

Posted by Andrea Simon on Apr 19, 2021 6:00:00 AM

Learn how you can become a more dynamic, effective leader

Alain Hunkins is the author of a new book, "Cracking the Leadership Code: Three Secrets
to Building Strong Leaders,
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which offers a very impactful way to develop leaders. As you know, I direct two leadership academies for two clients. And what I’ve learned over the years is that leaders need to lead to the right places and followers need to know what work they need to do to get there. As you'll hear in our podcast, i
t’s not that easy. Alain and I talk about recognizing the bad habits inherited from previous generations of leaders and why “old-school” leaders flounder in the “new-school” world. Please listen, learn and share.

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Topics: business leadership, business culture

251: Terry Earthwind Nichols—Is There A Better Time To Learn About Imposter Syndrome?

Posted by Andrea Simon on Jan 25, 2021 6:00:00 AM

Hear how to let go of negative behaviors so you can soar

His Excellence Ambassador Terry Earthwind Nichols is an amazing individual for us to share with you. An accomplished author, speaker, master teacher, CEO World Opinion Columnist and a founding partner of the Global Institute for Thought Leadership, Terry talks to us today about a topic of great importance during and after this pandemic crisis: the Imposter Syndrome that far too many otherwise successful people are feeling right now. It is also being called the white-collar PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). Are you dealing with this too? Listen and share.

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Topics: emotional intelligence, business leadership

236: George Finney—Are Your Habits Making You A Cybersecurity Victim?

Posted by Andrea Simon on Oct 5, 2020 6:00:00 AM

Hear how to protect yourself from cybersecurity threats

We have done a number of podcast interviews on a topic that should be of great concern to you: cybersecurity. As an anthropologist, I am always fascinated by people’s habits. Your habits, as today's guest George Finney tells us, may make it easy for hackers to get into your data systems and make you and your organization easy victims, stealing your data, assuming your identity, and turning a good day into a nightmare. Perhaps now's the time for you to listen to George teach you how to change your habits so you can protect yourself. You really can't afford not to.

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Topics: busines model innovation, business leadership

235: Bill Sherman—The Time Is Right For Innovative Thought Leadership

Posted by Andrea Simon on Sep 28, 2020 6:00:00 AM

Hear how you too can become a thought leader!

I had a lovely conversation recently with Bill Sherman, COO of Thought Leadership Leverage, an organization that supports thought leaders and the role they play in helping businesses understand how to develop and then capitalize on new ideas, growth strategies, and even their core purpose. In our podcast we discuss how thought leaders generate solutions to complex problems by helping companies large and small focus on their priorities. I urge you to listen in.

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Topics: business model innovation, business leadership

226: Jeremy Segal—How to Share Your Wisdom To Influence Others

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

Learn how to really, authentically, share your hidden wisdom

Jeremy Segal has a fascinating story to share. His life is a series of successes that follow no pattern or a straight line. He is never sure where he is heading but off he goes, and on the way, builds followers and fans...and businesses that are remarkable. In today’s podcast, Jeremy tells you all about his journey and challenges you to rethink your own. Get ready to learn and grow!

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Topics: emotional intelligence, business leadership

219: Danielle Grant—Authentic, Ethical, Caring And More Effective Leadership

Posted by Andrea Simon on Jul 8, 2020 6:00:00 AM

Learn how to be an effective transpersonal leader! 

In our podcast with Danielle Grant, co-author of the book "Leading Beyond the Ego" with John Knights and Greg Young, you will learn a great deal about transpersonal leadership. This new approach takes us beyond the theories of Daniel Goleman on Emotional Intelligence and the power of focus which all great leaders possess. Transpersonal leaders add the essential dimension of spiritual intelligence. It is not enough to be smart with a great IQ or emotionally intelligent with a wonderful sense of empathy and EQ. Today’s leader must focus on caring, ethical cultures and sustainability, as they lead others to exceptional performance. Listen in!

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Topics: women in business, business leadership

215: Peter Winick—Can A Thought Leader Help You Think Better?

Posted by Andrea Simon on Jun 29, 2020 8:48:58 AM

Learn how to think better, think smarter

I had really not paid attention to a category of professionals called “Thought Leaders.” But when Peter Winick reached out to me about growing my business as a “thought leader,” I was curious. Who were these folks and what did they do? I invited him onto our podcast to share his purpose and to educate us on the power and potential of thought leaders to help us, each of us, “think better.” Now I am a devoted member of Peter’s Thought Leaders Thinking Group and enjoy every minute of our weekly hour together with him and his business partner Bill Sherman, along with several dozen very thoughtful leaders. Would you also like to learn how to think better? Listen in!

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Topics: business model innovation, business leadership

214: Michael Tate—Are You Terrified Of The Pain Of Change?

Posted by Andrea Simon on Jun 26, 2020 6:00:00 AM

Learn how to embrace change rather than flee from it 

I have had the pleasure of interviewing Michael (Mike) Tate once before on our podcast, in March of 2019. He is a charming man who has a purpose and a passion to help others find their way through often-challenging times. Today's podcast focuses on his new book, "Roll Up Your Sleeves," a collection of common-sense approaches to managing stress that are very helpful for leaders, in their careers and in their lives. Career coaching is Mike’s passion and calling, and he loves helping clients make their best next career move. Are you facing some big changes in your work, your life? I invite you to listen in and learn from Mike. He has great lessons for all of us.

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Topics: Change Management, change, business leadership

207: Kim Bohr—Assessing Your Company’s Organization To Sustain Growth In Changing Times

Posted by Andrea Simon on Jun 10, 2020 6:00:00 AM

Hear how to realign your organization's culture for amazing growth! 

We were delighted recently to have another great interview about leadership and organizational development, this time with Kim Bohr. She was terrific. An author, excellent keynote speaker, executive advisor and CEO of The Innovare Group, Kim talked with us about how she works with companies and their leaders to assess, align and accelerate their strategic priorities. Notably, she helps them see that each of their decisions has a profound impact on their talent, company culture, and ultimately, their business’s growth. Want to grow? Listen in as Kim teaches us how!

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Topics: business growth strategies, women in business, business change, women entrepreneurs, business leadership

206: Dave McKeown—The Need For Self-Evolved Leadership

Posted by Andrea Simon on Jun 8, 2020 6:00:00 AM

Learn how to be the great leader the future needs!

We have been developing a Leadership Academy for a healthcare system and working with their team to develop great leaders. This is particularly important during times of great stress, like this pandemic that is upon us. But it is equally important during the more normal yet still uncertain times that were affecting the world before the COVID-19 mess. The need for effective leadership goes way beyond healthcare. It is a recurring theme virtually everywhere. But what type of leaders are needed for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, with all the changes to our workplace and workers? Add the pandemic to the mix and leadership is facing its own crisis. How can we soften the great transformation and enable leaders of today to refocus for tomorrow? Listen in.

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Topics: Leadership, business leadership

189: Dan Pipitone—Is Your Broker-Dealer Really There For You In These Volatile Times?

Posted by Andrea Simon on Apr 9, 2020 6:00:00 AM

Hear how your broker-dealer should be responding to you

“It’s important to be an informed consumer. We are in unprecedented times due to pandemic concerns, geopolitical tensions and our own presidential election. You should become familiar with how your broker-dealer handles customer service to prevent problems and make sure your trades are executed smoothly,” says Dan Pipitone, co-founder and owner of TradeZero America. We interviewed Dan so we could help you, our listeners, think clearly about your own relationship with your broker-dealer during the ups and downs of today's stock market. Crucial listening!

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Topics: business model innovation, business leadership

185: Mitch Levy—Ready To Discover And Share Your Genius?

Posted by Andrea Simon on Mar 16, 2020 6:00:00 AM

Learn how to become a sought-after thought leader!

My guest today, Mitchell Levy, has a particular approach to capture those “aha” moments in life that at one time or another we all have. If you'd like to write a book but don't want to spend years doing it, call Mitch! His particular skill lies in extracting the genius from your head in a two-hour interview so that his team can ghostwrite your book, publish it, distribute it and make you an Amazon bestselling author in four months. Now that is quite amazing. I should know, as I am currently writing my second book. Want to have a breakthrough idea and run with it? Listen in.

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Topics: Leadership, business leadership

181: Valerio Pascotto and Amit Raikar—Yes Change Is Painful But It's Necessary!

Posted by Andrea Simon on Mar 2, 2020 6:00:00 AM

Learn how to see the future through a fresh lens !  

As you might know, we are setting up leadership academies and personal development programs for our SAMC clients in all types of industries. As corporate anthropologists, this is very much in line with our misson of helping organizations and the people working within them to change. In today's podcast, I speak with two notable leaders in the field of leadership development—Valerio Pascotto and Amit Raikar—who share with us their brain-based approach to building better leaders within change management. I know you will learn so much here. I did!

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Topics: Culture Change, business change management, business leadership

171: Michael Wigge—Nothing Is Impossible!

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

Learn how to overcome obstacles, tackle challenges and succeed!

You might wonder why we invited German comedian, travel writer, television producer and soft skill trainer Michael Wigge to speak to our listeners about setting a record for the longest donkey ride in music television history, dressed as Henry VIII. Or about the time he crossed Germany on a Mibo Mastr scooter, covering 2,500 kilometers (1553 miles) in 80 days. Or how he's travelled the world for free, several times, and written two books about it. This is one guy who knows how to overcome challenges, find creative solutions, and persevere. And we can learn to do it too!

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Topics: business change, business leadership

148: Todd Palmer—How Can You Succeed by Failing Forward?

Posted by Andrea Simon on Aug 26, 2019 6:00:00 AM

Learn how to turn a failure into a phenomenal success!

Todd Palmer loves the same things we do: how to help entrepreneurs and business leaders do better. As he says on his website, he helps business leaders Get S#!t Done. But how does he do this, differently than others might? And what can you and I learn from his approach, his own experiences, and his failures and successes? Turns out, a lot. In our conversation today, Todd and I talk about entrepreneurs getting stuck or stalled, then turning around and finding ways to build successful businesses. Sound familiar? (Hint: my book, "On the Brink.") Lots to learn here!

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Topics: busines model innovation, business growth strategy, business leadership

125: Jared Tate—Creating DigiByte, Cryptocurrency With the Best Speed, Ease and Security

Posted by Andrea Simon on Mar 19, 2019 6:00:00 AM

Jared Tate shares how he is powerfully disrupting currency with blockchain!

You might just be a real fan of Jared Tate. So many in the DigiByte (DGB) world are. Jared founded DigiBYte in 2013, then the next year, launched DGB's genesis block to create a better cryptocurrency. Recognizing that blockchain is the wave of the future (or more accurately, the tsunami), disrupting all kinds of markets and creating new ones, we did a podcast with Jared in June 2018. So much has happened since then that we did another one just now, and Jared was terrific, again. Clearly, blockchain and cryptocurrency are two phenomena you should be watching carefully, and listening to our podcast with Jared is an important step in that direction.

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Topics: business innovation, business leadership, blockchain

124: Michael Alan Tate—How A Strategic Plan Can Get You Where You Want To Go

Posted by Andrea Simon on Mar 18, 2019 6:00:00 AM

 Michael Alan Tate explains how to create successful career move strategies!

I had a wonderful podcast interview with Michael Alan Tate. You will enjoy listening to him, too. What was of such interest? The challenges of change, of course, something that we at SAMC spend a lot of time working on with clients. Michael has been an executive consultant and career coach for more than 20 years. He is also the founder and president of On the Same Page Consulting, as well as an inspiring speaker and author. His first book, “Design a Life that Works,” teaches how to balance business, career, family and personal values in an individual strategic life plan. His latest book, "The White Shirt," gives you the tools to create successful career move strategies. This is one podcast you shouldn't miss—we can all learn so much from Michael!

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Topics: business strategy, business leadership

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