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On The Brink Podcast by Andi Simon

 

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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

162: Andrea Kramer and Alton Harris—Tackling Gender Bias In The Workplace

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

Learn how to overcome discriminatory gender bias!

As you may know, I am researching my next book about women and how they are smashing the myths of what they can or cannot do in this world. I was therefore thrilled to have the opportunity to interview Andrea (Andie) Kramer and her husband Al Harris about their new book, It’s Not You, It’s the Workplace.” Our conversation digs into those lingering myths about women’s workplace relationships. Why, you might wonder, are these relationships so difficult, in which women think other women are just plain mean to each other, don’t help other women succeed, and are more challenging to work for than men. Well, that is all myth. Listen in and learn why.

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Topics: Culture Change, Corporate Culture, women in business

151: Carsten Tams—Changing The Way We Manage Change

Posted by Andrea Simon on Sep 9, 2019 6:00:00 AM

Hear how to really bring about real change!

Carsten Tams and I have a lot in common. We both work with organizations that need or want to change. And, we both know the challenges of helping people transform their company, unit, department, or just themselves. Human brains hate to change, even when they're facing a crisis or anticipating one coming soon. What to do? Carsten's process, deeply embedded in humanism and the power of human agency, helps organizations change. In our talk, you'll hear about his own experiences, research and case studies. Ready to change? Listen in and let us lend a hand.

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Topics: Change Management, Culture Change, Corporate Culture, driving change

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

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

081: Tom Fox—Is Your Company As Compliant As It Needs To Be?

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

 Listen now as Tom Fox explains how compliance drives business success!

In today's podcast, I had the pleasure of chatting with and learning from Tom Fox, one of the nation's leading writers, thinkers and commentators on corporate compliance. Known as the Compliance Evangelist, Tom has recently published "The Complete Compliance Handbook" which provides the most up-to-date guidance available on what constitutes a best practices compliance program for companies. Is your organization in compliance? Listen in and find out.

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Topics: Culture Change, Corporate Culture, business culture

079: Rob Marchalonis—Do You Need a Better Incentive Plan?

Posted by Andrea Simon on May 28, 2018 4:35:00 PM

 Listen now as Rob Marchalonis talks about how to incentivize your employees to achieve amazing things!

Do your employees come to work every day wanting to build a better business? Or are they disengaged, distracted and discouraged, costing your company time, money and opportunities? If it's the latter, don't miss this podcast with my guest Rob Marchalonis, founder of LSP123 and creator of IncentShare.com, as he shares with us how incentives and compensation plans can motivate and energize your employees to achieve remarkable results. Really great stuff!

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Topics: Culture Change, Corporate Culture, business culture

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

062: Marcella Bremer—Build a Better Business With an Amazing, Positive Culture

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

  Listen now to Marcella Bremer teach us about the power of a positive workplace!

Can you build better businesses by building more positive, powerful cultures in which people can work with joy instead of dread? Yes! Think about it. Why should work take away our energy instead of energizing us? Why should people feel diminished in their workplace instead of empowered and strengthened? That's the premise of Marcella Bremer's new book, "Developing a Positive Culture where People and Performance Thrive,"  which is about helping organizations become much more effective "positive cultures." Every working person needs to hear this!

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

061: Melissa Greenwell—Gender-Balanced Leadership Doesn’t Just Happen

Posted by Andrea Simon on Feb 19, 2018 6:00:00 AM

   Listen now to Melissa Greenwell explain why having women in leadership positions is good business!         

You might know that gender imbalance is a problem at your company. You see the issues that arise from groupthink and a lack of diversity in viewpoints, communication styles and thought processes. Maybe you’re uncomfortable with the conversation. Or you have no idea where to start. That’s why you've got to hear my interview with Melissa Greenwell, author, EVP and COO of Finish Line, Inc., the athletic apparel company. Her ideas are spot-on for right now. Don't miss!

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

054: Jamie Candee—Leading Business And You To Success

Posted by Andrea Simon on Jan 15, 2018 6:00:00 AM

 Listen now to Jamie Candee share her magic for building better businesses, and leaders, too!

Ever wonder how some business leaders can take a company forward, build its top and bottom line, and engage its employees and customers so everyone can do better, together? Meet Jamie Candee. I know Jamie from her time at Questar Assessment Instruments where she was a dynamite CEO, sustaining strong growth and building innovative customer and employee alignment. Now she is President and CEO of Edmentum, the leading provider of online learning solutions. Listen in as Jamie describes how she has intentionally built her teams to set them up for success, and how you can as well!

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Topics: Culture Change, Corporate Culture, resilience, business change

045: Jodi Flynn Coaches You To Be Your Best

Posted by Andrea Simon on Dec 4, 2017 6:00:00 AM

 Listen now to Jodi Flynn take you from dreaming to doing!

In this podcast, I talk with Jodi Flynn, a remarkable woman who is helping other women really succeed, and the bestselling author of "Accomplished: How to Go from Dreaming to Doing.You will hear how Jodi's system of self-assessment reveals your unconscious reaction to stress: thoughts, emotions and the negative chatter in your mind that tells you that you don’t have what it takes, and that keeps you from living the life you know you are meant to have. Listen in!

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Topics: Culture Change, Corporate Culture, resilience

042: Lisa Perrine—Exciting Times to Rebuild A Business

Posted by Andrea Simon on Nov 20, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Listen now to Lisa Perrine's great podcast about high performance!

Are you an entrepreneur or a CEO of a growing business? Do you work for one? You must listen to my interview with Lisa Perrine about how this accomplished CEO is growing her business by leaps and bounds, continuously adapting it for changing times. Her lessons-learned could really help you grow yours in today's business environment. Don't miss it!

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Topics: Culture Change, busines model innovation, Corporate Culture

041: Andi Simon—Women Entrepreneurs Changing Corporate Cultures

Posted by Andrea Simon on Nov 17, 2017 6:00:00 AM

 Listen now to my podcast about how women are successfully leading businesses in new ways!

To coincide with Women's Entrepreneurship Day (Nov. 19th), today I want to talk about how women entrepreneurs and female CEOs are quickly and substantially changing the workplace, building great success stories you can learn from. As you know, I launched this On the Brink Podcast to help listeners see things with fresh eyes. Along those lines, at SAMC we have been researching women business leaders in order to better understand how they are changing business culture for the better. Take a listenI know you'll learn a lot!

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Topics: Entrepreneurs, Vistage Speaker, Corporate Culture, women in business, women entrepreneurs

040: Carmen Effron—Digitization of the Customer Journey

Posted by Andrea Simon on Nov 13, 2017 12:53:40 PM

 Listen now to Carmen Effron talk about about creating better customer experiences!

I bet you are struggling with today's abundance of data, wondering how to make sense of it. In this podcast interview, Carmen Effron and I dig deeply into how data and the marketing strategies around it are being used by financial services, insurance companies and investment firms—Carmen's areas of expertise. Businesses large and small are rethinking their approaches to reach and retain their consumers, fueled by data. Take a listen!

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Topics: Innovation Games, Culture Change, busines model innovation, Corporate Culture

033: Ask Andi series—Finding and Keeping Great Employees

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

 

Listen now to my podcast about how to adapt to today's changing workforce!

Today, there are 6 million jobs in the U.S. going unfilled, 1 million of then in IT. Demand is high but finding qualified people is a real challenge for employers. Why? And what can businesses do to attract and retain talented workers? Good news! Real solutions are out there, which I discuss in today's episode of my Ask Andi series—short 15 minute podcasts every month. Listen in!

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Topics: Entrepreneurs, Corporate Culture, freelancing

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

024: Jason Middleton—A Conversation About our Changing Cultural Landscape

Posted by Andrea Simon on Sep 11, 2017 6:00:00 AM

 


Listen now to Jason Middleton's talk about the future of work!

I have been interviewed a bunch of times by Jason Middleton. This was my turn to interview him. And what a great time we had! Listen in to what Jason sees as the future of work. Since his radio show, Techonomics on KGO 810 in San Francisco, is located in the center of Silicon Valley, he has a bird's eye view of the trends that are coming soon to a workplace near you.

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Topics: Innovation Games, Corporate Anthropology, Blue Ocean Strategy, Corporate Culture

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