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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

218: Melissa Davies—Aren't There Powerful Ways To Transform Your Organization?

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

Hear how change can keep your business moving forward!

At times we are introduced to people by chance, only to find that they are amazing individuals whom we want to be part of our world. This was how I felt about Melissa Davies when we met, and why we wanted you to know more about her and the work she does to help others change. Founder of Wise Ways Consulting, a leadership development and executive coaching firm, Melissa helps clients become better leaders so they can build more productive and effective teams. Like me, Melissa is a culture change expert, so you can guess we had a lot to talk about!

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Topics: Change Management, Culture Change, women in business

210: Lisa Broderick—How To Build Peaceful Communities With Our Peace Officers

Posted by Andrea Simon on Jun 17, 2020 6:00:00 AM

Hear how attitudes toward police became transformed

Lisa Broderick recently told me how she had her “aha” moment. Sitting on a beach in Florida, she watched a police four-wheeler driving along the sand. On its side was a big sign: Peace Officer. She had long been disturbed by the amount of violence in our cities, in our society, and in fact, everywhere. Could the words “Peace Officer” change how we thought about the men and women in uniform who are here to help us stay peaceful? Was there a “low tech, high impact” way to create meaningful and lasting change? Yes, there was. Lisa created Police2Peace, a non-pofit that works with cities and police departments around the country to transform safety and security into a collaborative effort. Now more than ever, all of us need to hear her amazing story.

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Topics: Culture Change, emotional intelligence, women leaders

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

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

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

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

160: Chris Tuff—To Work With Millennials, First You Have To Understand Them

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

Learn how to turn Millennials into engaged, motivated employees!

Want to understand Millennials better? Or at all? Listen to my podcast with Chris Tuff. His new book, The Millennial Whisperer,” is a practical how-to guide which shows those of us who work with or manage this demographic (between 25 and 39 years old) how to better understand them—the world’s largest generation—so we can turn the negative stereotypes (selfish, spoiled, self-absorbed) into great employees and highly motivated people. Great stuff we all need to know.

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Topics: Culture Change, business change, millennials

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

150: Rita McGrath—Don't Run From Change, Embrace It!

Posted by Andrea Simon on Sep 3, 2019 6:00:00 AM

Hear how nonusers are waiting for you to fulfill their unmet needs!

I had such an amazing conversation with Dr. Rita Gunther McGrath. I have been a fan of her thinking over the past twenty years, and have read and used each of her books, The Entrepreneurial Mindset, Market Busters, Discovery Driven Growth and The End of Competitive Advantage. Her new book, Seeing Around Corners: How to Spot Inflection Points in Business Before They Happen, is coming out today, September 3, 2019, and is the topic of our interview.

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

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

147: Ask Andi—How To Successfully Achieve Change Management Step 3

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

Learn how to bring real, lasting change to your organization!

Welcome to Part 3 of the podcast series we've been doing on change management. (You may want to go back and listen to Step 1 and Step 2.) Now you're ready to learn the steps you need to take to actually bring about real change in your organization. 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. In these times of rapid disruptive change and major technological advances, the future of your business may be at stake, so I urge you not to miss this Ask Andi. Listen, learn and share!

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

146: Ask Andi—How To Successfully Achieve Change Management Step 2

Posted by Andrea Simon on Aug 12, 2019 6:00:00 AM

Learn how to overcome the pain of change!

I hope you joined me for my previous podcast, the first segment in our series of three Ask Andi's on change management. I explained how to identify your archetype as well as the archetypes of the people in your organization, 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. (No surprise: people don't like to change.) Today, I want to talk about changing your culture, what this means, and how to go about it. If your business wants or needs to change, this podcast is for you. Enjoy!

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

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

137: Dusty Rubeck—How Blue Ocean Strategy® Transformed An Organization

Posted by Andrea Simon on Jun 10, 2019 6:00:00 AM

Dusty Rubeck tells us how to bring about innovative culture change!

How do you transform an old, established organization? How do you give it new purpose and change the way people get their jobs done? While that is what we do for clients, Dusty Rubeck showed us some fresh ways to move an organization in new directions. Dusty and I met at a Vistage meeting where I was speaking. He reminded me that he had heard me once before and had adopted a Blue Ocean Strategy approach to change himself and his organization. It seemed appropriate for us to dig further into what he had done and how he had done it. Enjoy!

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Topics: Culture Change, Blue Ocean Strategy

120: Michelle Turman—Positive Changes Needed To Keep Your Business Growing

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

Michelle Turman talks about innovative change to maintain your growth!

Are you thinking about starting your own business? Maybe you're looking around the one you're in and want to run yours with better organizational skills? Are you “On the Brink” of launching a new venture that is truly a reflection of your passions? Whatever your situation, perhaps it is time to meet and learn from Michelle Turman: author, woman entrepreneur, business owner, consultant, change strategist. Michelle is a really special lady and I heartily invite you to listen in!

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Topics: Culture Change, business change management, women entrepreneurs

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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