Andrew Hard and Sue Parks - 12/4/2018

December 7, 2018

Andrew Hard, the CEO of CWM Media and Sue Parks, the President and CEO of the Orange County United Way are the guests for this episode of TalentTalk.

Andrew Hard talks about the importance of creating strategic communications for organizations, and how these strategic communications have been important in his companies role handling PR in the cannabis business. His hands off style of leadership helps his team to be creative and do what they do best. Sue Parks talks about the importance of corporate responsibility campaigns for their employees, and how the OC United Way helps design these programs. She also shares how her organization centers on a culture of compassion. 

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Jacob Morgan and Lee Benson - 11/27/2018

December 7, 2018

Jacob Morgan, best selling author and Founder of The Future of Work University talks about the future of work and what that will look like for the coming generations. He also shares how some companies miss the mark when it comes to employee experience, but those that do well with their employee experience have the chance to retain the top talent. Lee Benson, the CEO of Execute to Win shares his thoughts on the importance of aligning all team members, and how this can easily bleed into successful employee engagement. 

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Richard Maloney and Sharon Rich - 10/30/2018

November 13, 2018

Richard Maloney, the CEO of Engage and Grow Global talks about the need for organizations to move away from traditional training methods. He also shares about what it means to have a globally engaged workforce. Rich has used his Group Activation System with sports teams, and now implements it with businesses to help them grown in their engagement and culture. Sharon Rich, the CEO of Think Business Growth talks about how organizations can become sustainable and high performing by getting rid of the hidden games that are continually played by employees and management. She also talks about how we need to be accountable for our desired outcomes. 

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Ben Mones and Gerardo Martinez - 10/23/2018

October 31, 2018

Ben Mones, the CEO and Founder of Fama and Gerardo Martinez, the CEO of Triple Direct Leadership join the show to share their thoughts on finding the right talent and leadership development. Ben talks about the benefits of online screening and the importance of AI in finding out about a candidate. Gerardo talks about his experience in the Marine Corps, how that framed his leadership and how his utilization of the outdoors as a tool for leadership development and training can deeply impact a leaders ability to be effective and grow.

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David Zinger and Lori Shaw - 10/16/2018

October 19, 2018

David Zinger, Chief Engagement Officer of David Zinger & Associates talks with Chris Dyer about the future of employee engagement, and the importance of solid engagement practices for companies that want to continue to grow and thrive. Lori Shaw, Vice President at Total Vision, talks about the challenges she experienced in engagement in the healthcare field, and that many employees today are disengaged. She believes that HR has a vital role in shaping company culture.

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Cathy Brown and Ben Whitter - 09/25/2018

October 4, 2018

Cathy Brown, the Operations Director for the Employee Ownership Association talks with Chris about how important it is to transform a company culture, but the challenge of ensuring that change in the organization is managed effectively. Ben Whitter, the Founder and CEO of the World Employee Experience Institute talks about the experience of work, and why it is important for employees to have that good experience in their jobs and in their roles. He also shares about the importance of an engaged workforce and that better productivity comes from those that are engaged.

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Danny Star and Doug Harris - 09/18/2018

September 20, 2018

Danny Star, the CEO of Websites Depot, talks about what it takes to be a leader in a highly competitive market, and how he successfully stays on top of his industry. He also shares his insights on how a solid marketing strategy helps to recruit top talent. Doug Harris, the CEO of the Kaleidoscope Group talks about what organizations need to do and be thinking of in order to obtain the best talent. He also talks about the importance of diversity and how diversity can have both a qualitative and quantitative impact on the company. 

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Kimberly Lanier and Renee Fraser - 09/11/2018

September 13, 2018

Kimberly Lanier, the Co-Founder of Xpedition, talks about the importance of effective employee engagement practices. She also shares her thoughts on some of the analytics that have been useful in helping companies figure out whether they are being effective or not in their engagement. Renee Fraser, the CEO of Fraser Communications, talks about the qualities of strong leaders, and how learning from our mistakes as leaders can only lead to a better understanding of leadership. 

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Francesca Gino and Shawn Andrews - 09/04/2018

September 7, 2018

Francesca Gino, the Tandon Family Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School offered her insights on some of the fears of next generation leaders as it pertains to the future of business, as well as what she feels will define the next generation of business leaders. She also shares about her book, "Rebel Talent:Why it Pays to Break the Rules at Work and in Life," and why it's important to have rule breakers in the work place. Shawn Andrews, the Founder and CEO of Andrews Research International talks about the latest trends in leadership development, and offers her take on the gender divide and how unconscious bias tends to foster this divide. She also offers some solutions on how organizations can close the gender divide. 

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Mike Gellman and John Jackson - 08/28/2018

September 5, 2018

Mike Gellman, The Career Catapult Coach talks about his book, Pipeline Dreams: 7 Pipelines of Career Success, and also shares how managers and leaders need to do a better job at engaging their employees. Engaged employees can become high potential employees if equipped properly.  John Jackson, the President of William Jessup University talks about the challenge of ineffective leadership and how this can adversely impact a company's culture and results. 

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