Podcast: Culture

Episode 62: Building Stronger Teams through Dialogue

Too many leaders mistake monologue for dialogue, doing far more talking than listening and engaging others in sharing information. Join us as we meet Dr. Tom O’Connor, communication thought-leader and Founder of both Transforming Corrections and Transforming Communication, two missional companies achieving better results through dialogue. In This Episode 9:48 Creating a tight team 14:01 Importance of your…

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Episode 59: Culture Is Everything

It’s not an accident when 95% of what your employees say about working for you is positive. That’s what can happen when a business is built on the foundational premise that culture is everything. Join us as we go in-depth with cloudEQ CEO Sean Barker to learn how he built a multi award-winning business with…

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Episode 52: Hiring for Good – Interview with Suzanne Hanifin

You’re not winning in business without winning the war for talent. But how do you find top talent with the most sought-after skillsets when everyone else is looking for those same people? Join us for part 2 of our interview with Acumen Executive Search Founder and CEO Suzanne Hanifin to learn how you can attract…

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Episode 51: Cultivating a Nontraditional Company Culture

When good company culture is the price of entry to attract and retain top talent, every company in existence will tell you theirs is a great culture. But what do you do when your industry is traditionally known as highly competitive and every-employee-for-themselves? Join us for this in-depth discussion with CEO and Founder Suzanne Hanifin…

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Episode 48: The Critical Role of Psychological Safety

The Center for Creative Leadership defines psychological safety as “the belief that you won’t be punished or humiliated for speaking up with ideas, questions, concerns, or mistakes. At work, it’s a shared expectation held by members of a team that teammates will not embarrass, reject, or punish them for sharing ideas, taking risks, or soliciting…

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Episode 46: Leadership is Always About the People

Great CEOs understand that the primary function of leadership is to benefit the people they lead. Few would argue conceptually, but what does that look like on the job? Join us for an uplifting conversation with Chris Sarles, recently-retired CEO of Oregon Food Products about growing your skills, caring for the people, developing and engaging…

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Episode 45: An Honest DEIB Discussion

Culture is clearly a concern for every good CEO and senior leader, and you simply can’t create a high-performing one without an honest and intentional focus on diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. Join us for an in-depth and honest DEIB discussion with Chief Executive Consultant and HR Executive Pleasure M. Allen. We hope this one…

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Episode 44: Viewing Diversity and Greening Your Business through the Lens of a Filmmaker

One great strategy for overcoming chronic issues is to change your perspective, and what better way to accomplish that than through the lens of acclaimed filmmaker Jesse Andrew Clark, whose work has been seen on PBS, Discovery Channel, Adult Swim and Comedy Central? Join us for a different, non-traditional examination of key CEO frustrations like…

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Episode 43: Conflict Resolution Starts with You

The New Year brings with it all kinds of resolutions, and perhaps no resolution is more important in the workplace than conflict resolution. While most CEOs wish the conflict in their organizations would just go away, conflict is a great sign your people are invested and care about the state of things. You don’t want…

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Episode 42: The Future of Work – Interview with Ben Pring

When last we spoke with decorated futurist and global business expert Ben Pring in episode 10, the pandemic still raged and the Great Resignation was in full swing. Ben’s valuable vision and foresight were so helpful that it only made sense to bring him back for another round. If you’re looking for the trends that’ll…

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