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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

136: Brian Solis—Break Your Bad Habits So You Can Achieve Your Goals

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

Brian Solis explains how to minimize distraction and maximize productivity!

I could tell you all about Brian Solis in the past. And I will. But our podcast is not about what he was doing before he couldn’t do it anymore. Our talk is all about how he found himself again and wrote an amazing book, "Lifescale: How to Live a More Creative, Productive, and Happy Life," to help others transform their own lives. Brian loved to write. He wrote easily. And then something happened. He stalled. He couldn’t focus, couldn’t find his thoughts. He had to change his own life to find it again. And that is what we want to share with you in our podcast. Don't miss this!

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Topics: Igniting Change, behavior change, technology

135: Sarah Olivieri—Helping Nonprofits Soar

Posted by Andrea Simon on May 27, 2019 6:00:00 AM

Sarah Olivieri helps businesses get organized and get going!

Whether you are a nonprofit, a for-profit, or just really interested in building better businesses, Sarah Olivieri has something you are going to enjoy in this podcast. As she worked with numerous nonprofits, she realized that they are often well-meaning but slightly disorganized. Don’t misread me here. These are wonderful organizations. The leadership and their staff are not dysfunctional but just in need of a little more focus, structure and process tools for growing their passion and their purpose. Sarah created those tools and they are transforming the organizations with which she works. We share her approach so you can think about your own organization. Maybe you too need to see it with fresh eyes. Enjoy this podcast, learn and share!

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Topics: Igniting Change, business change management, driving change

134: Roger Dooley—Eliminating "Friction" So Your Organization Can Dominate Its Industry

Posted by Andrea Simon on May 20, 2019 6:00:00 AM

 Roger Dooley explains how your business can run smoothly and more powerfully!

I brought Roger Dooley back to our podcast because he is publishing his next book, Friction: The Untapped Force that Can Be Your Most Powerful Advantagewhich might just be your next “must read." Think about it: In 2016, $4.6 trillion of merchandise was left in abandoned e-commerce shopping carts. Every year, the U.S. economy loses $3 trillion in productivity due to excess bureaucracy. Red tape and over-complicated licenses have enabled China’s GDP to exceed India’s by $82 trillion in just three decades. According to Roger, these statistics illustrate the real and growing threat of “friction,” which he defines as the unnecessary expenditure of time, effort or money in performing a task. There's so much we can learn from him...be sure to listen in!

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Topics: business change management, business culture, neuromarketing

133: Allen Adamson—How Relevant Are You?

Posted by Andrea Simon on May 13, 2019 6:00:00 AM

Allen Adamson explains how to successfully stay ahead of change!

As I finish many of my Vistage CEO workshops, I marvel at how these CEOs run their businesses while also trying to push them forward, find new markets and stay relevant. Often, their clients are moving fast and furiously, leaving vendors or support teams far behind. The times they are a-changin,' as Bob Dylan sang to us a long time ago. And, they are continuing to change. The skills to adapt are often missing among the leadership of companies, men and women who know how to run their operations today but not how to adapt them for tomorrow. This conundrum is why I was so excited to have branding expert Allen Adamson as my guest for this podcast. Enjoy!

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Topics: business change, driving change

132: Monica Sha—Work Less, Earn More!

Posted by Andrea Simon on May 6, 2019 6:00:00 AM

 Monica Sha tells us how to build and grow a successful business!

Listen to Monica Sha tell you about a challenge we all face, whether we are in business for ourselves or consulting to help others grow theirs. The Challenge: Most entrepreneurs work twice as hard as they need to and make half as much as they could. In today’s podcast, Monica and I talk about how to change that for you. Want to start working less and earning more? Even take time off? Don't miss this fascinating conversation—it might just change your life!

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Topics: Entrepreneurs, women entrepreneurs, advisors for entrepreneurs

131: Jeff Leisawitz—Not F*ing Around

Posted by Andrea Simon on Apr 29, 2019 6:00:00 AM

Jeff Leisawitz teaches us how to tap into our own amazing creativity!

Creativity coach Jeff Leisawitz burns with a mission: to inspire writers, artists, musicians and people everywhere to tap into their creativity, to heal their hearts and to shine in the world. As his book, Not F*ing Around: The No Bullsh*t Guide for Getting Your Creative Dreams Off the Groundtells us: Can’t quite get your creative juices flowing? Is your day job sucking your soul? Are you fizzled out before you put the finishing touches on your amazing creation? Maybe it's time to pause, step back and rethink who you are and what your purpose and passions are. Listen to our podcast and you may just come away with a whole new outlook on your amazingly creative self, just waiting to be discovered! Enjoy.

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Topics: anthropology, behavior change, emotional intelligence

130: Michael Davis—Cybersecurity: Pushing Defenders Ahead of Attackers

Posted by Andrea Simon on Apr 22, 2019 6:00:00 AM

Michael Davis explains why cybersecurity is more urgent than ever!

Are you a small business and think cybersecurity is really not a concern for you? The hackers are going to go after the big guys: banks, insurance companies, large retailers, not you. Right? Wrong. Listen in as Michael Davis takes us through the swift evolution of cybercrime and the urgent need for all businesses to stop the attackers before they attack you. You literally can't afford to miss this podcast, it's that important. Listen, learn and share. And be careful out there.

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Topics: Igniting Change, business innovation

129: Maria Gallo—How DelVal University Learned To Soar With Blue Ocean Strategy

Posted by Andrea Simon on Apr 15, 2019 1:36:58 PM

 Hear how Maria Gallo took DelVal from struggling to thriving!

Dr. Maria Gallo is a very special interviewee for our podcast. She is president of Delaware Valley UniversityDelVal to many of usin Bucks County, PA, north of Philadelphia. For about a year now, we have been working with DelVal on their Blue Ocean Strategy® and are thrilled at the progress they're making. As you may know, from the press and our own our blogs and podcasts, colleges and universities are facing tremendous challenges today. A declining population of high school students is intensifying competition for those going on to college, and for those who do, which college? That is the big question, and one that Maria and DelVal are answering. Listen in!

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Topics: Blue Ocean Strategy, Higher Education

128: Stefan Pryor—How The Power of a New Story Transformed Rhode Island

Posted by Andrea Simon on Apr 8, 2019 6:00:00 AM

 Stefan Pryor describes how Rhode Island became a leading state for business!

You may not have noticed but Rhode Island is on a roll. In just three years, America's smallest state has moved up 10 spots in Chief Executive Magazine’s 2018 “Best and Worst States for Business,” the most dramatic climb of any of the 50 states. Why and how is what today's podcast is all about. I have the honor of interviewing Secretary of Commerce for Rhode Island, Stefan Pryor, and our conversation is as relevant for our SAMC higher education clients as it is for businesses that need to reinvigorate their growth in fast-changing times. It's a podcast we hope you share with leaders of other states, counties and municipalities seeking to transform their local economies. And perhaps you will get some great insights for your own business, too.

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Topics: business growth strategies, business model innovation

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