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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

161: Susan Steinbrecher—Discover The Secret To Successful Relationships!

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

Learn how to navigate tough conversations with emotional resilience

Susan Steinbrecher has developed an approach that you should know more about. Focused on helping people better understand how to talk to each other, develop stronger relationships and overcome their differences, Susan is an expert in helping businesses and other organizations build strong teams. Her new book, "Meaningful Allignment: Mastering Emotionally Intelligent Interactions at Work and in Life,"  teaches us how to do this too. In fact, it's a novel about a man whose work life and home life are in tatters. By using Susan’s methods, he discovers a different way to deal with people, and turns around himself and his life. In our podcast, you'll learn how to build emotional resilience and navigate tough conversations with confidence and compassion!

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Topics: women in business, women entrepreneurs, emotional intelligence

158: Peggy Smedley—What Lies Ahead For The Construction Industry?

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

Hear how blockchain, IoT and big data are transforming our world!

This spring, I was a guest on Peggy Smedley’s ConstructechTV, a highly influential TV show about technology, blockchain and the construction industry. It was such an enjoyable interview that I asked Peggy to share her ideas about technology and construction with our On The Brink listeners. In this podcast, we talk about the challenges she sees in an industry that is well-established, resistant to change, heavily dependent on human labor, and not able to see “what is all around them.” Not hard to see why we connected. Lots to learn here; be sure to listen in.

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Topics: data analysis, women in business, blockchain, IoT

157: Jodi Daniels—How Private Is Your Private Information, Really?

Posted by Andrea Simon on Oct 21, 2019 6:00:00 AM
 

Learn why data privacy is a human right you deserve!

Do you ever worry about what personal information you are giving to a website you are buying something from? How is it using that data? What did Cambridge Analytica do with your personal Facebook data to harvest your information and use it for political campaign purposes in 2016? Did it matter to you? Should it? That was even more alarming, and more dangerous, than hackers breaking into Target’s data base and stealing credit card information. Boy, the times, they are a’ changing. Are you? My guest today is Jodi Daniels, a privacy laws guru who can help us sort all of this out and show us how to be safer. I guarantee, you don't want to miss this!

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Topics: busines model innovation, data as storytelling, women in business, women entrepreneurs

153: Amy Santee—How Anthropology Is Revolutionizing Design Strategy

Posted by Andrea Simon on Sep 23, 2019 6:00:00 AM

Hear how anthropology is bringing you better design!

This was a wonderful interview with a fellow anthropologist. Amy Santee is a design research and strategy consultant working in product development, innovation and business strategy. Trained as an anthropologist, Amy incorporates a human-centered lens to help teams build products, services and brands through an understanding of people, context and experience. What does that mean for you? Listen to our fascinating conversation and you'll find out. Learn and share!

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Topics: Business Anthropology, Corporate Anthropology, women in business, anthropology

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

127: Jennifer Dawn—Finding Your Way In Business and Life

Posted by Andrea Simon on Apr 1, 2019 6:00:00 AM

  Jennifer Dawn helps you find your calling and your purpose!

We present Jennifer Dawn to you because of how her clients brag about her: “Jennifer helped me to rock out my first Tame Your Mind Event with stellar results. She guided me through the process of creating a rock-solid marketing plan, tapping into my local media, and meeting my sales goals each week which produced a SOLD OUT event...the experience was PHENOMENAL!” Perhaps she has some magic we want to share with our listeners too. Listen and hear the joy! 

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Topics: women in business, women entrepreneurs, business model innovation

122: Allison De Paoli—Gaining Control Of Your Healthcare Benefits Costs

Posted by Andrea Simon on Mar 4, 2019 6:00:00 AM

 Allison De Paoli explains how to contain benefit spending
and care for employees!

When I was first introduced to Allison De Paoli, I wondered how you, our listeners and readers, would feel about her topic: how to control employer spending on healthcare benefits for their employees. I urge you to listen in before you judge whether this is really relevant to you. In fact, this is as much about you and your needs as it is about those of your company's CEO, employee benefits officer or budget director. Maybe you and your employer can find hidden costs that are driving benefits expenses up? I guarantee you, we can all gain from what Allison has to say.

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Topics: business strategy, women in business, anthropology, business change

121: Jill Johnson—Small Business Guru and Business Plan Expert

Posted by Andrea Simon on Mar 3, 2019 12:00:00 PM

 Jill Johnson is helping women of color entrepreneurs succeed!

Today, in 2019, 40% of the businesses in the U.S. are owned by women. In this podcast, Jill Johnson and I discuss the challenges faced by women of color in starting a business, finding the capital to underwrite its growth, and developing the business acumen to successfully take their ideas and turn them into brilliant innovations. It is never easy. Listen in and learn how Jill did it!

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Topics: women in business, women entrepreneurs

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