July 9, 2020
On this episode of TalentTalk, we first welcom Josh Levine, CEO of Rebel Industries and Host of Rebel Radio Podcast. Josh Levine & Chris Dyer share a love for interviewing artists and entrepreneurs so it was a dynamic interview. Starting out as a music journalist, Josh knew he needed to share his skills elsewhere. Somewhere he could use the channels of art and culture to inspire passion in others. He reminds us that "artists with long careers have a great internal compass." hear more about his journey of honesty and integrity, after learning the hard way. Josh now invests in his teams by providing opportunities for them to be entrepreneurs themselves... by believing in them and their success.
Chris next spoke with return guest, Dr. Deena Brown, Senior Associate Director EMBA Career Services at University of California, Irvine and Founder of The Leadhershift. On this podcast, learn about Dr. Deena's superpower, helping leaders implement new strategies. She reminds us that leaders need to think of their people first, including their safety and mental health... all of it. And that it's ok to say, "I don't have all the answers right now." Tune in while Chris and Dr. Deena discuss how to not let your ego get in the way of excellence. Look for your blind spots and create a healthy system within your organization.
Many thanks to our very talented guests for their wisdom and support.
July 6, 2020
On this episode of TalentTalk, Chris engages with Alex Schlinsky, Founder of Prospecting On Demand and Scott Miller, Executive Vice President of Thought Leadership at Franklin Covey.
Alex and Chris spent some time chatting about the importance of team members creating personal goals, Radical Transparency, and that building an online community builds laughter and creativity. One key quote from Alex was "The one non-renewable resource we have is time"... the discussion about that concept was engaging.
Chris and Scott had great dialogue about being active/busy vs. efficient/effective. They also dug deep into the idea that people are not your greatest asset... your relationship WITH your people is of the greatest importance.
Thank you to Alex & Scott for being on the show... Tune in to glean from the whole conversation!
June 22, 2020
Our guests on this episode of TalentTalk are Mike Miller, Director of Talent Acquisition at Chipotle and returning guest, Professor & Author Paul Gibbons.
Chris and Mike were able to talk in depth about Chipotle's desire to create a transformational customer experience. The conversation that surrounded Mike's quote "I've learned to not chase money... it's important to understand your passions and stay close to folks who have similar passions" provided lots of great takeaways.
What an honor to have Paul Gibbons back on the show! A large majority of the dialogue between Chris and Paul was about Change. Change in the business world due to COVID. Change in the leadership space. Change that sparked innovation in business in record time!
This podcast is full of insight and inspiration. Download and enjoy! Thank you again to Mike and Paul for lending advice and providing great conversation.
June 22, 2020
A very special episode today with the Head of Talent at ZOOM... Jodi Rabinowitz, and Author of Courageous, Ryan Berman! These 2 powerhouse guests gave us a ton of takeaways for these COVID times we are living in.
In addition to the topic of prioritizing employee well-being at ZOOM, Jodi and Chris explored how ZOOM leveraged their OWN platform to onboard and connect their new hires in the beginning of the Coronavirus Crisis. The two also touched on the notion that ZOOM was never intended to go from Business to Customer... but they've made those adjustments and navigated well.
Ryan and Chris explored the origins of Ryan's plan of Knowledge + Faith + Action = COURAGE. They also discussed "The business apocalypse: You need time but you don't have time." How DO you work in and around that idea?
Thank you do Jodi and Ryan for their time and expert advice. This episode has a lot to offer.
June 15, 2020
Our first episode after a break during the Covid19 Crisis. Guests are Jennifer McCusker who's specialty is Neuroscience-based Talent Strategy & Design, and leadership coaching. Also, Stephanie Crowe, Head of Global Learning Worldwide at Ingenico.
Chris and Jennifer talked a bit about how Talent & Courage go hand in hand and the nuances of Leadership Coaching. Jen gave great insights into her work around Neuroscience based talent development.
Our second guest, Stephanie, brought some great ideas to the show including the importance of aligning gifts & talents, bringing your team back to their core values, and forward thinking. Chris and Steph also did a deep dive into Teamwork. One key to success within a team is being tuned in to the strengths of each individual.
It's an episode pack with takeaways. Let us know what you think!
April 14, 2020
On this last episode of the season our guests are Jamie Broughton, CEO of Avenue and Kimberly Layne, Principal of The Kimberly Connection Company, professional speaker, Connected Leadership Consultant, and author of Connections Change Everything.
Jamie and Chris had some great dialogue about what people can do to manage the unknowns they're facing right now as it relates to their work. The Covid-19 crisis is affecting everyone... this conversation has some helpful insights.
Chris' second guest Kimberly provided some great conversation about Connected Leadership vs Traditional Leadership, how connection can be a solution for addiction, and how connection and communication are linked.
Amid the chaos of the Covid-19 crisis... Chris' guests were able to bring laughter, good advice, and great takeaways to the show.
March 25, 2020
A special in-studio treat today... not one but two guests from IDIQ: Ken Eiden, VP of Strategic Business Initiatives and CEO, Scott Hermann. This is a unique podcast for TalentTalk... an engaging group conversation!
One of the best quotes from CEO Scott Hermann was ""A penny saved is just a penny. You can't save your way to spectacular growth". Scott, Ken, and Chris covered a variety of topics. They conversed about what the ideal candidate looks like, how to manage diversity in leadership, and how IDIQ has successfully integrated Fun and gameplay into the workplace (what?... yes, you read that right.)
There is a lot to soak up in this podcast. Let us know what parts are most impactful!
March 25, 2020
Our guests today are Margie Rodino, Founder of Business Consulting firm Cheney Pearl and Matthew Patti, CEO of Innerversal Academy.
Margie and Chris covered a wide range of topics including the multi-generational workforce, Talent Wars, and how to connect your business strategy with your people strategy. It was a great conversation with lots of advice and takeaways!
Matthew brought some topics to the table such as passion and purpose & leaders who fall into loneliness and isolation. Chris and Matthew also dug deep into a conversation about confidence and clarity in decision making.
Have a listen and gain some first class insights... this podcast is full of them!
February 28, 2020
Chris Dyer's guests this week are Jeff Blanton, President of The Blanton Group and Nick Cavuoto, Founder & CEO of CavuotoX and Mentormind guru. This episode is full of great HR conversations and how relationships are a pivotal part of business.
Jeff spends some time telling Chris the details of the "Jailbreak Leadership" approach and where "purpose" really comes from and truly looks like.
Chris and Nick go back and forth will all sorts of insights regarding Relationships: How they can fuel the direction of your business and how relationships come into play in regards to Social Media Content. You definitely want to tune in to get the whole picture.
February 28, 2020
On this episode of TalentTalk Radio our honored guests were Deborah Hartung (from South Africa): Leadership & Culture Changemaker and Hacking HR Partner... and Christine Rowe, Chief People Officer, Chief Culture Evangelist, and self-proclaimed HR Nerd.
Deborah and Chris had a great conversation about 'Fitting' vs. 'Belonging' and then delved deep into the whole concept of ‘culture fit’ and ‘hiring for culture fit’ and why it's a Terrible idea.
Our second guest, Christine had a lot to say about why it's important for leadership to be in sync with Human Resources and the leaders of HR. She had Chris had some great insights and takeaways for our listeners.