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On The Brink Podcast by Andi Simon

 

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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

070: Ask Andi—How to Learn Resilience

Posted by Andrea Simon on Apr 6, 2018 6:00:00 AM

 Listen now to my podcast about how resilience turns bad situations into great opportunities!

As you know, at SAMC we are anthropologists and we work with organizations that need or want to change. I do these Ask Andi sessions because I think the questions people ask are so valuable to others and well worth sharing. I love your questions, keep sending them! This one is about resilience. How do you become resilient?, someone wants to know. Tune in and I'll tell you.

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Topics: Culture Change, business leadership, business culture

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

052: Ask Andi series—Why Companies Have Got To Change Or They Will Not Thrive

Posted by Andrea Simon on Jan 5, 2018 6:00:00 AM

Listen now to my podcast about how to embrace change, not fear it!  

I've been out in the field the last couple of weeks listening to a variety of business leaders, from established CEOs to emerging entrepreneurs, all of whom are worried about how to address the massive, disruptive changes coming at them. What they want to know is: in order to avoid being disrupted, should they themselves become disruptors? As a Blue Ocean Strategist®, I take them through a proven process for adapting to these fast-changing times, which I share with you here. 

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Topics: Igniting Change, Culture Change, business change

049: Sara Canaday—You According to Them

Posted by Andrea Simon on Dec 18, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Listen now to Sara Canaday teach us how to change the way you and others think about YOU. 

Today’s On The Brink interview is with Sara Canaday, author of the amazing book "You—According to Them": Uncovering the blind spots that impact your reputation and your career."  We talk about how to make the critical move from manager to leader, and how to change the way you and others think about You. By the end of the podcast, you'll have learned how to strengthen your leadership skills, improve key business relationships and bolster your performance.

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Topics: Andrea Simon, Culture Change, women in business, Leadership

048: Scot Hunsaker—Turning Employees Into Owners of Your Company

Posted by Andrea Simon on Dec 15, 2017 6:00:00 AM

 Listen now to Scot Hunsaker teach us how to plan for tomorrow's succession today!

Scot and I had a wonderful time talking about how to turn your employees into owners. This is no small task and very important. You might not be aware of this statistic but 66% of companies will close their doors when their current leadership leaves. I find this number devastating. What will this do to our industries, communities and national economymuch less all those employees who count on their current business leaders? There's a lot to learn here. 

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Topics: Andrea Simon, Culture Change, business change, Succession Planning

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

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

039: Michael Gale—The Digital Transformation Coming to You

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

 Listen now to Michael Gale explain how to digitally transform your organization! 

Get ready for the future that is just around the corner—the digital world that awaits us, tomorrow. In this podcast with Michael Gale, you'll be thoroughly excited by the digital revolution and how you can leverage its many opportunities, as revealed in Michael's new Wall Street Journal Bestseller book, "The Digital Helix: Transforming Your Organization's DNA to Thrive in the Digital Age," co-authored with Chris Aarons. Catch my conversation with Michael as he gives organizations the tools they need to work better, faster and smarter by developing a digital culture from the ground up. Enjoy!

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Topics: Andrea Simon, Culture Change, digital transformation

037: Roger Dooley—Neuromarketing Made Easy

Posted by Andrea Simon on Oct 30, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Listen now to Roger Dooley explain how neuromarketing can make your business soar!

Don't dare miss this podcast with Roger Dooley! It's full of great ideas about how to manage, market and make your business soar, all with the brain in mind. Roger is the author of "Brainfluence: 100 Ways to Persuade and Convince Consumers with Neuromarketing." He also writes his popular blog Neuromarketing. In our interview and in much of his writing, Roger bridges the gap between academics doing valuable research and business people who need practical, easy-to-implement ideas. We get that, don’t we!

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Topics: Igniting Change, Culture Change, social marketing

035: Luke Hohmann—Building Better Teams Using Collaborative Games

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

 


Listen now to Luke Hohmann's fascinating podcast about serious games!

In this podcast, Luke Hohmann talks with me about how to build better teams, engage employees and prioritize activities using games, all the while establishing your company culture. You will be really surprised at how "serious games can help you do serious work, seriously better." The Founder and CEO of Conteneo Inc., Luke’s playfully diverse background of life experiences has uniquely prepared him to design and produce serious games. Ready to work better and smarter? Listen in!

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Topics: Innovation Games, Culture Change, busines model innovation

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

016: Gustavo Grodnitzky—Culture Trumps Everything!

Posted by Andrea Simon on Aug 14, 2017 6:00:00 AM

 


Listen now to Gustavo Grodnitzky's fascinating talk about culture!

At Simon Associates Management Consultants, we are anthropologists, and therefore think we know a lot about people and their cultures, but interviewing Gustavo Grodnitzky was an eye-opener. His perspective about how "Culture Trumps Everything..." reminded us that culture is not the after-thought. It is the center of our human worldsif only we can better understand our culture and how it must adapt to the world around us.

If you are beginning to realize that your customer of tomorrow is not the one you know right now, you know you are going to have to rethink your business. Might as well stop, pause and take a close look at that culture--all those things you do every day when no one is watching.

Listen in and learn a lot. 

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Topics: Culture Change, Corporate Culture

014: Maura Nevel Thomas: Isn't It Time to Regain Your Time?

Posted by Andrea Simon on Aug 7, 2017 6:00:00 AM

 


Listen now to Maura Thomas's great podcast

Maura Thomas is an award-winning productivity and time management speaker, author, founder of Regain Your Time, and nationally recognized expert delivering the unique message that the key to productivity and effectiveness is attention management. She is a TEDx Speaker, a regular contributor to the Harvard Business Review, and was invited by one of the world's largest publishers to literally “write the book” on productivity (Personal Productivity Secrets).

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Topics: Culture Change, Corporate Anthropology, Corporate Culture

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