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339: Mark Samuel—Are Your Teams Trying To Find The Winning Game?

Posted by Andrea Simon on Nov 28, 2022 6:00:00 AM

Hear why it's so crucial for success to build effective teams

My guest today is a remarkable individual, Mark Samuel, who's now written seven business books. I interviewed Mark back in June of 2019 and thought he had such a powerful message about how to get people to change, even when they really don't want to, that I had him back. Today's podcast is about his most recent book, Reimagine Teams: The Missing Piece in Team Building to Achieve Breakthrough Results. Our discussion focuses on the vital role of accountability, which makes teams work or fail. With over 30 years' experience in the business world, Mark is a transformative leader, having helped hundreds of companies overcome stagnation, transform their businesses, and eliminate toxic work cultures to increase profits, morale and customer experience. Does your culture need an overhaul? Be sure to listen in!

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Topics: Culture Change, Corporate Culture, culture change expert

338: Helen Newman—What Are Your Memories Of Growing Up, And Why Are They So Important To You Now?

Posted by Andrea Simon on Nov 21, 2022 6:00:00 AM

Hear how memories impact you now and guide your future

What are your memories of growing up? Your friends? Neighborhood? Life-changing moments in our society? In today's podcast, Helen Newman, a friend from my elementary school (Davis Elementary School in New Rochelle, NY) and I discuss the power of memories. Although we had different experiences in high school (she was in a sorority, I was president of the Salmagundi Club), we both experienced the good times and not-so-good times of the 1960s. The funny thing about memories is that they're selective. We pick and choose the ones that fit our own story, often one where we are the heroes and we forget what others were struggling with or enjoying all around us. I guarantee that after listening to Helen, you will be amazed at her wisdom and joy.

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Topics: emotional intelligence, rethinking women

337: Vicki Baker—Isn't It Time For You To Power Through To Your Next Career Stop?

Posted by Andrea Simon on Nov 14, 2022 6:00:00 AM

Hear how to boldly take control of your own career path

Dr. Vicki Baker's sixth book in five years solidifies her standing as a nationally recognized expert in the unique issues faced by mid-career faculty in higher education. As she coaches numerous professionals, she has discovered a recurring theme: academicians get their degrees and often their tenure, but then get stuck or stalled in their career advancement. Is it that they need better mentors? Or do institutions need to identify and sponsor their high-performing stars earlier, and coach them along their pathways to career advancement? And this is happening not just in the world of academia. Industry is struggling with the same dilemma. Are you stuck or stalled in an academic position or a corporate career trajectory? Make a point to listen in for Vicki's solutions.

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Topics: Higher Education, anthropology, women leaders, rethinking women

336: Maureen Berkner Boyt—Yes, Diversity And Inclusion Can Happen But Only If You Work At It

Posted by Andrea Simon on Nov 7, 2022 6:00:00 AM

Learn what you can do to bring about real change

Here we are in November already and I'm having such a good time re-sharing with you some of my favorite On The Brink podcasts. I'm bringing to you conversations I've had over the past five years with amazing women entrepreneurs, authors, change agents and overall trailblazers who have challenged me to think in new ways. And as a culture change expert, that's what I'm all about: helping you too see, feel and think in new ways. So today I bring you Maureen "Mo" Berkner Boyt, founder of her company The Moxie Exchange and author of Rock Your Moxie: Power Moves for Women Leading the Way. This podcast was a follow-up to one we did in January 2018, in which we dug into research Mo initiated with CEOs around the country to see how they were implementing changes (or not) to increase both the diversity of their workforce and the inclusion of that diverse workforce. Is diversity real or just a concept? Listen in, then share!

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Topics: Culture Change, business change, driving change, culture change expert, rethinking women

335: Sam Radocchia—Ready Or Not, Blockchain Is Not On The Way, It's Here

Posted by Andrea Simon on Oct 31, 2022 6:00:00 AM

Learn about the new technology that is disrupting everything

As this gorgeous fall rolls on, I continue to share with you some of my favorite On The Brink interviews from the last five years. What's the connecting theme? Amazing women who are forging ahead in spite of obstacles, outmoded gender roles and glass ceilings. Today I share with you my October 2019 interview with Samantha Radocchia (Sam Rad). An entrepreneur, speaker, author, futurist and emerging tech advocate, Sam combines the mindsets of an anthropologist and a technologist which is why I was so excited to have her join me on that podcast. Sam also did a podcast with me back in 2018 on blockchain, which was shared widely. In this session, we focus on her groundbreaking book,Bitcoin Pizza: A No-Bullshit Guide to Blockchain, as well as what has been happening with blockchain in the year since we spoke initially. Check out both!

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Topics: Culture Change, corporate anthropologist, women entrepreneurs, blockchain, technological innovation, rethinking women

334: Kelly Roach—Yes, You Can Have A Healthy Lifestyle And A Healthy Business

Posted by Andrea Simon on Oct 24, 2022 6:00:00 AM

Hear how to create a fulfilling, financially rewarding life you love!

As I continue to share with you On The Brink interviews from the last five years with amazing women who are forging ahead in spite of obstacles and glass ceilings, I am reminded of my conversation with Kelly Roach. Kelly wants to help you become Unstoppable, which is also the name of her book. A successful entrepreneur and speaker as well as an author, Kelly shares nine principles that can help you become unlimited in your success, both in business and in your personal life. It's a great message and a very important one, particulary for these times. Enjoy.

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Topics: Corporate Anthropology, women entrepreneurs, rethinking women

333: Marcella Bremer—A Positive Culture Is The Key To An Organization's Success

Posted by Andrea Simon on Oct 17, 2022 6:00:00 AM

Hear how you can be the change your organization needs 

Can you build better businesses by creating positive cultures in which people can work with joy instead of dread? Yes! That's the premise of Marcella Bremer's book, Developing a Positive Culture where People and Performance Thrive, which focuses on helping organizations achieve more effective, productive cultures. I interviewed Marcella for this podcast back in 2018 and what she said about how you can be a force for change in your organization even if you're not a CEO or boss or manager was so groundbreaking that I want to share our conversation with you again, in my salute to amazing women throughout the fall. Marcella also leads a Positive Culture Academy where you learn how to apply her principles. Every working person needs to hear this!

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Topics: Culture Change, Corporate Culture, business culture, culture change expert, rethinking women

332: Byron Reese—How Humans Learned to See the Future, and You Can Too!

Posted by Andrea Simon on Oct 10, 2022 6:00:00 AM

Hear how telling each other stories helped us evolve

My audience knows how much I like to learn about early human evolution and how we continue to adapt to changing times. Thanks to my former PR guru, Sarah Wilson, I was introduced to Byron Reese, who is a futurist, an author and an entrepreneur. He tends to see things through that fresh lens I always talk about. Byron’s new book (his fourth) is called, Stories, Dice, and Rocks that Think: How Humans Learned to See the Futureand Shape It. This is a fascinating book that provides a new look at the history and destiny of humanity. Storytelling allows us to envision the future. Dice teach us about probability, which enables us to try to predict the future. And rocks that thinka reference to a computer’s CPUenable us to build the future. Listen in!

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Topics: Culture Change, anthropology, storytelling, social change

331: Jodi Flynn—How To Go From Dreaming To Doing, At Work And In Life

Posted by Andrea Simon on Oct 3, 2022 6:00:00 AM

Hear how your hoped-for success starts with self-awareness

As I continue to share with you some of the great podcasts I've done with amazing women over the five years of On The Brink, I'm re-posting my interview with Jodi Flynn, a remarkable woman who is helping other women succeed. She's also the bestselling author of Accomplished: How to Go from Dreaming to Doing. You will hear how Jodi's system of self-assessment reveals how your unconscious often creates negative chatter in your mind that tells you that you don’t have what it takes, keeping you from living the life you know you are meant to have. Learn from Jodi's wisdom and see if you too can have an aha moment that opens up all kinds of possibilities for you.

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Topics: Andrea Simon, women in business, emotional intelligence, rethinking women

330: Sara Canaday—Can You See The Gaps That Are Holding You Back From Being A Great Leader?

Posted by Andrea Simon on Sep 26, 2022 6:00:00 AM

Hear how to change the way you and others think about you

In my look back at some of the great podcasts I've done with amazing women in our five years of On The Brink, I've wanted to highlight ones that really raised the bar in terms of innovative thinking and leadership. Today I'd like to revisit my interview with Sara Canaday from December 2017. Sara is the author of the thought-provoking book YOU—According to Them: Uncovering the blind spots that impact your reputation and your career. She and I talk about how to make the critical move from manager to leader, and that the power to change the way you and others think about you is in your hands. By the end of the podcast, you'll have learned how to strengthen your leadership skills, improve key business relationships and bolster your performance. Enjoy.

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Topics: Andrea Simon, women in business, emotional intelligence, rethinking women

329: Lisen Stromberg—Can You Really Pause For Parenthood Without Killing Your Career?

Posted by Andrea Simon on Sep 19, 2022 6:00:00 AM

 


Hear how to take control of your own career and thrive   

As I celebrate throughout the fall some of the amazing women I've interviewed for our On The Brink podcast, I've chosen certain conversations to share with you again. Today I'd like to revisit my interview with Lisen Stromberg from September 2017. Lisen is the author of Work PAUSE Thrive: How to Pause for Parenthood Without Killing Your Career. Why I enjoyed this conversation so much is because Lisen makes a solid, myth-smashing case for taking a pause from your career to raise your children and then returning to the workforce without skipping a beat or sliding backward. Impossible? No, very possible. She did it and so can you. How? Take a listen.

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Topics: Andrea Simon, Culture Change, Corporate Culture, women in business, women entrepreneurs, rethinking women

328: Stephanie Breedlove—How Women Can Build Big Successful Businesses and Change the World

Posted by Andrea Simon on Sep 12, 2022 6:00:00 AM

Hear how to build and scale a wildly successful company

After conducting my 327th podcast for On The Brink, I paused and took a look back at all those interviews. What struck me was how many exceptional women I have had the privilege of speaking with, learning from, and championing. (Yes, I've interviewed amazing men too, but right now I want to focus on the women.) They boldly smashed myths and leapt over barriers meant to hold them back. It made me want to celebrate! I decided to revisit several of them for you to learn from as well, starting with Stephanie Breedlove, author of All In: How Women Entrepreneurs Can Think Bigger, Build Sustainable Businesses and Change the World. Anyone starting a new business, trying to grow the one they've got, or seeking work that's fulfilling will find this podcast full of purpose and meaning. I urge you to take a listen. Stephanie is fantastic!

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Topics: Andrea Simon, Culture Change, Corporate Culture, women in business, women entrepreneurs, rethinking women

327: Liam Martin—The Workplace is Staying Remote. How Can You Lead it Forward?

Posted by Andrea Simon on Aug 30, 2022 12:45:57 PM

Hear how to make your business better, remotely

It should be no surprise to you that as an anthropologist specializing in helping companies change, I loved my interview with Liam Martin. As we've all experienced, the pandemic has dramatically changed what we think of as “normal.” In particular, the meaning of work has changed and continues to, as each generation moves into the workforce with different values, beliefs and behaviors. Businesses, both small and large, are trying to recruit, retain and develop their talent pool, only to find that today's workers have very different ideas about what matters to them, reflecting fundamental societal questions about what “really matters” to each of us. Enjoy.

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Topics: Culture Change, business model innovation, remote workforce

326: Rohini Anand—Can Businesses Create Cultures Based On True Diversity, Equity and Inclusion?

Posted by Andrea Simon on Aug 22, 2022 6:00:00 AM

Hear how to really live diversity, equity and inclusion 

This was a very special podcast with Dr. Rohini Anand, a global strategic Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) leader. A published author, Dr. Anand’s new book, Leading Global Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: A Guide for Systemic Change in Multinational Organizations, sets the stage for her own journey as a pioneer in DEI and a woman helping global companies transform their organizations, one person at a time. You are going to enjoy learning from Dr. Anand. Open your notebooks, iPads or computers and get ready to capture the innovations, the insights and the impact she is making, and which you can as well. I just love women who are changing the world!

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Topics: Leadership, women leaders, human development, rethinking women

325: Maria Lizza Bowen—Do You Feel Stuck? Time To "See, Feel And Think In New Ways"

Posted by Andrea Simon on Aug 15, 2022 6:00:00 AM

Hear how to understand yourself better and embrace the new

Today we have Maria Lizza Bowen, a scientist and Oncology Clinical Development Director with almost 30 years in the pharmaceutical industry. She has a new book that came out in March that I found very interesting: Reflect: A Perspective on Understanding Your Reality and Becoming Unstuck. If this sounds like something I would like, you are right. You will love it as well. Maria's message is so important: In just about any situation, be it a performance review or co-worker interaction, when you start to get nervous and feel "off," don't run away from it. Face it. Embrace it. Be vulnerable. And then maybe, like Maria, your whole life will change. Listen in, then try it!

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Topics: women in business, women entrepreneurs, emotional intelligence, human development

324: Jann Mirchandani—To Build A Great Presence Online You Must Begin With Your Website

Posted by Andrea Simon on Aug 8, 2022 6:00:00 AM

Hear how to make your website your best marketing tool

We're going to do three things today for my audience as you're listening in or watching. First, Jann Mirchandani will tell you about her own journey as a marketing maven. Then we're going to talk about what Google has done to change the way we search for what we want to buy or answers to what we want to know. For solutions to what you need, you start by asking Google. Have a physical ailment? You ask Dr. Google. Second, do you know why that is so important for your business and its image, identity, brand, presence and what you communicate in the marketplace? And third, what do you need to do to build a brand identity? How can you create the story you want for your business? If you have a company or want to start one, this is for you!

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Topics: Culture Change, social marketing, women in business, women entrepreneurs, social media, marketing your business

323: Maura Carlin and Christie Derrico—Isn't It Time For Us To Solve The "Balance Dilemma" For Working Women?

Posted by Andrea Simon on Aug 1, 2022 6:00:00 AM

Hear how to be bolder and braver at balancing your life

Suppose you are a working woman with children. I bet you have experienced the "Balance Dilemma." How can you find the right balance between home life, family, a business or professional career, and even your own self-care? You, your partner or spouse, your friends and your family will enjoy this podcast. My guests, Maura Carlin and Christie Derrico, have an awesome podcast called The Balance Dilemma. Yes, the title is exactly what we want to share with our audience today. Need some help balancing all the different parts of your life? Listen in!

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Topics: women in business, women entrepreneurs, rethinking women

322: Paula Guilfoyle—How Do You Manage Your Emotions To Build Better Conversations For Exceptional Results?

Posted by Andrea Simon on Jul 25, 2022 6:00:00 AM

Learn how to face adversity, change your thoughts, and smile

Do you ever wish you could handle your emotions better? In difficult conversations at work or in life, do certain words or attitudes trigger negative reactions, maybe from years ago? We've all been there, which is why I'm so happy to bring to you today Paula Guilfoyle, an expert in change management, a transformational leader, and a wonderful lady. She will teach us all to PBS: pause, breathe, and smile. Another tip from Paula: when that voice in your head is trying to make you feel bad, just NBC: notice, bounce, and change. Sound simple? It is, and it isn't. Listen to our conversation and I guarantee that afterward, you will be more peaceful, more focused and more productive, at home and at work. Change is hard but you can do it! I know you can.

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Topics: emotional intelligence, women leaders, self-care, human development

321: Patrick Van Gorder—Ready For The Right Data-Driven Digital Marketing Strategy To Expand Your Business?

Posted by Andrea Simon on Jul 18, 2022 6:00:00 AM

Hear how to provide optimal customer journeys for your prospects

In this On the Brink podcast, I had an amazing conversation with Patrick Van Gorder, Executive Vice President and Partner of Level Agency. Conversations with strategic marketers is always exciting. The world we used to market in has changed. And marketing is supposed to encourage people not just to purchase but to engage with your products and services. The buyer, however, has changed their journey over the past 25 years. As we know from our own work as HubSpot Partners, the buyer’s first task when considering a solution to solve their problem is to Google it. If you don’t have a digital experience that comes up on the first pages of Google search, you're not a good answer for that person’s problem or question. What does that mean for your business? Patrick has many great answers to that question so listen in, learn and share!

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Topics: Culture Change, Corporate Anthropology, Blue Ocean Strategy

320: Dr. Debra Clary—Isn't It Time To Up Your Curiosity Quotient To See Through A Fresh Lens?

Posted by Andrea Simon on Jul 11, 2022 6:00:00 AM

Hear how to rediscover your curiosity to "see" new ideas!

Today I have a fabulous speaker for us, Dr. Debra Clary, who is here to talk with us about curiosity. What a great topic, and also a great lady to have you listen to. Debra shares how we should stop assuming we know the answers to our questions or the solutions to our problems. Rather, it is time to begin to think and listen differently, to open our minds to possibilities. You might be asking: But how do I become and remain curious? (There is actually research on a person's CQ—curiosity quotient). Have you thought about it? Do you love new things? Or does your brain fight the unfamiliar and flee away from it? Many great things to think about. Listen in!

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Topics: women entrepreneurs, women leaders

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