Podcast: Leadership

Episode 63: Adaptive Leadership

Technical challenges take resources, time, and effort to address, but they expand rather than change the accepted ways of doing business. On the other hand, adaptive challenges involve a fundamental change in an organization’s culture and way of doing business. Join us as we go in-depth with Transforming Communication CEO Tom O’Connor to understand how…

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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 58 – From Productivity to Turnover (and Everything in Between)

Solving old problems often requires looking at things through a new lens. In Episode 58, we examine employee workloads, productivity, revenue, burnout, and turnover through the unique lens of Benchmark Sixty Founder and CEO Jim Taylor, who’s company is revolutionizing the restaurant industry with metrics and KPIs sure to make you rethink things in your…

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Episode 57: Gaining (and Regaining) Strategic Alignment

Strategic Alignment is the primary input to effective strategy execution. How else can you possibly hope to execute in your business when your own leadership team isn’t on the same page? Join our team for an easy-to-follow and idea-packed episode to help you overcome the biggest obstacle to executing your strategic plan. In This Episode…

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Episode 56: A Creative Approach to Strategic Communications

Great companies aspire to lead their respective markets, acting instead of reacting. But how often do you feel like your corporate communication is in a constant state of reaction? More importantly, how do you get out in front of things to communicate more strategically to support your goals, protect your brand, and drive the message…

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Episode 54: Building An Award Winning Business

Who better to talk to about building an award-winning business than Aaron Warner, CEO of ProCircular and winner of Iowa’s 2023 Small Business Person of the Year? Join us for an authentic discussion about leadership, scaling a business, and attracting & retaining talent, all while battling the all-to-common imposter syndrome plaguing CEOs worldwide. In This…

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Episode 53: Our Most Value-able Episode Yet

According to a recent Gallup poll, only 23% of U.S. employees strongly agree they can apply their organization’s values to their everyday work. How the heck do you reach the other 77%? Join us for our most Value-able episode yet as we discuss going beyond just creating Core Values to learn several easy ways to…

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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 50: The Magic of Having a Plan, Part 2

We met Bivo Co-Founders Carina Hamel and Robby Ringer in Episode 49 to hear how strategic planning helped them close one business, start another, and relocate from one coast to the other during the chaos of the pandemic. Here in Episode 50, we pick up where we left off for Part 2 of our interview…

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