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The CEB Talent Angle is produced by CEB and includes guests from the world of talent and performance.

The CEB Talent Angle is produced by CEB and includes guests from the world of talent and performance.
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The CEB Talent Angle is produced by CEB and includes guests from the world of talent and performance.






The Strategy of Blitzscaling with Chris Yeh (Co-Author with Reid Hoffman)

The world is changing faster and faster and the only way to thrive is to accept the inevitability of change. Blitzscaling is all about rapidly growing and scaling a business or product in the face of uncertainty. Listen to Chris Yeh discuss the techniques that digital companies like Google, Linkedin and Facebook use to scale and double in size in a short period of time.


SPOTLIGHT: Manage Your Energy, Not Your Time with Tony Schwartz

*This interview was excerpted from our one-hour interview in 2017. Tony Schwartz of the Energy Project believes that we’re at our best when we move rhythmically between spending and renewing energy — a reality that companies must embrace to fuel sustainable engagement and high performance. When you're intent on supplying fuel in each dimension of energy, you're creating happier people that will affect your organization’s success. Tony's book, The Way We're Working Isn't Working: The Four...


The Day After Tomorrow with Peter Hinssen

Humankind is on the brink of an unprecedented technological transformation, and people and organizations that prepare properly have a massive opportunity ahead of them. Listen to Peter Hinssen, business school lecturer, futurist, and author of The Day After Tomorrow as he discusses the technological changes that will fundamentally change how we work, how we live, and how we relate to each other.


SPOTLIGHT: Impact Hiring with The Rockefeller Foundation, The White House, and Walmart

*This interview was excerpted from our one-hour interview in 2017. Voices from Walmart, The Rockefeller Foundation, and The White House discuss innovations to harness untapped talent. In this episode, we dive into how employers like Walmart are working to find more successful matches for entry-level positions from the youth talent pool by encouraging data-driven employment strategies that can both unlock additional business value and expand employment opportunities for disadvantaged young...


Building a Growth IQ with Tiffani Bova

Growing your business is harder to accomplish than ever before. Repeatable, reliable growth depends on your capacity for making the right choices in the right sequence in the right context. Tiffani Bova joins the Talent Angle podcast to discuss how successful companies achieved growth by choosing their right paths.


SPOTLIGHT: Self-awareness, Self-Delusion & Empathy with Dr. Tasha Eurich

*This interview was excerpted from our one-hour interview with Tasha in 2017. “A sprawling exploration of the psychic frailty that leads to self-delusion and self-aggrandizement, and—importantly—a compassionate, helpful guide for avoiding that path (or reversing it).” - Fortune Dr. Tasha Eurich is an organizational psychologist, researcher, and New York Times best-selling author. She’s built a reputation as a fresh, modern voice in the business world by pairing her scientific grounding in...


How to Manage Aggressive People with Dr. Shawn T. Smith

Aggressive people can lay a dark cloud of negative energy over any workplace, from the manufacturing line to the boardroom. Listen to this podcast to hear Shawn Smith--a clinical psychologist and the author of Surviving Aggressive People--share time-tested methods for conflict management historically reserved for law enforcement, psychologists, and other professionals working the frontlines of emotionally charged situations.


SPOTLIGHT:How Emotional Agility Drives Corporate Agility with Susan David, Ph.D.

* This interview was excerpted from our one hour interview with Susan in season 1. Do emotions belong in organizations? In a cultural dialogue focused on happiness and productivity, Dr. Susan David looks at the reality of avoiding emotions in our every day life, and how people who engage in high levels of fake emotions have lower engagement, higher burnout, and lower levels of effectiveness. An award-winning Psychologist on the faculty of Harvard Medical School and co-founder and...


Fueling Innovation through Inclusive Design with Kat Holmes, Google’s Director of UX Design

Inclusion can be far more than a feel-good sideline. Google’s Kat Holmes joins the Talent Angle to show how inclusion can spur innovation, catalyze creativity, and boost the bottom line even as organizations grow. Leaders must address these moments of exclusion - Mismatched interactions - to consciously design an organization where employees are empowered to develop and contribute in meaningful ways. For a deeper look into the ways inclusion fuels innovation, check out one of Kat’s ...


Creating Leadership Awareness with Dr. Bob Rosen

“Conscious is the new smart” says Dr. Bob Rosen, CEO of Healthy Companies International. The more conscious we are, the faster we adapt and the higher performing we become. Nothing is more important than understanding ourselves, our actions, and our environment. Dr. Bob Rosen joins the Talent Angle to discuss how leaders can thrive in an age of disruption and uncertainty by becoming more aware and accountable to the world around them.


SPOTLIGHT: AI and Workforce Disruption with Guru Sethupathy

*This interview is excerpted from our hour long interview with Guru in 2017. Reconcile how AI, analytics, and machine learning effect humans and the future of talent with Guru Sethupathy, Head of People Analytics at a Fortune 100 company and former engagement manager at McKinsey Global Institute. Guru talks to us about the value of people analytics, and how we can overcome the siloed nature of companies to use predictive and prescriptive analytics to help the business achieve its goals. He...


How to Hack Your Brain with Christine Comaford

Being a good leader requires understanding how your actions affect others’ motivation and mental state. Christine Comaford, entrepreneur and bestselling author of Power Your Tribe: Create Resilient Teams in Turbulent Times, breaks down the neuroscience of effective leadership to a level that you don’t need a Ph.D. to understand.


SPOTLIGHT: The Essence of Great Leadership with BCG's Roselinde Torres

*This is a 20 minute excerpt from our 2016 conversation with Roselinde Torres Roselinde Torres distills down the characteristics of leaders who are thriving, what they do differently and the preparation practices that enable people to grow to their potential. Roselinde Torres is a senior leader in the People & Organization practice at The Boston Consulting Group and has served as the first global head of BCG’s leadership topic. In addition, she has been a member of the firm’s Americas...


Bringing Inclusion to Uber with Bernard Coleman III

What is it like to work for Uber as its new head of diversity after holding the same post for Hillary Clinton’s campaign? Bernard Coleman shares his insights based on his experiences as the Head of Diversity and Inclusion for Uber and Hillary Clinton’s campaign. “Diversity in isolation is not effective - to be successful it must always be paired with inclusion,” says Coleman. Meaningful D&I efforts requires engaging with others and navigating different perspectives to build lasting...


SPOTLIGHT: Changing Culture at Microsoft Through Diversity with Kathleen Hogan

As the Chief People Officer at Microsoft, Kathleen Hogan is responsible for the company's cultural transformation. She joins us to talk about how Microsoft is using a technique called "Screening In" to drive cultural change through diversity. Hogan is new to the HR function, but not to talent management. Previously she was vice president of Microsoft Services, a team dedicated to helping businesses and consumers maximize the value of their investment in Microsoft technologies. Hogan has also...


Cultivating a Complaint Free Workplace with Will Bowen

Are there professional ways to dealing with complainers in the workplace? Complaining is like bad breath - you notice it when it comes out of someone else’s mouth, but not when it comes out of your own. Needless to say it happens all the time. Will Bowen, author of A Complaint Free World, shares five ways to identify chronic complaining when it slips out and how to silence those complaints with easy-to-remember solutions in this episode of the Talent Angle. For a deeper look into...


SPOTLIGHT: Give and Take with Adam Grant

For generations, we have focused on the individual drivers of success: passion, hard work, talent, and luck. But today, success is increasingly dependent on how we interact with others. Through his research, Adam Grant argues that at work, most people operate as either takers, matchers, or givers. Whereas takers strive to get as much as possible from others and matchers aim to trade evenly, givers are the rare breed of people who contribute to others without expecting anything in...


Achieving Total Societal Impact with Wendy Woods

Is it possible for businesses to simultaneously drive social impact, innovation, and financial returns all at the same time? More than ever, employees are making their career and purchasing decisions based on a company’s purpose and societal impact. In this episode of the Talent Angle, Wendy Woods, Senior Partner and Global Leader of BCG’s Social Impact Practice, discusses how companies that strive for Total Societal Impact can achieve positive returns in their brand, engagement, PR, and...


Cracking the Culture Code with Daniel Coyle

Where does great culture come from? How do you build and sustain it in your group, or strengthen a culture that needs fixing? Daniel Coyle, author of The Culture Code, joins the Talent Angle to discuss what makes some of the world’s most successful organizations tick - including Pixar, the San Antonio Spurs, and U.S. Navy’s SEAL Team Six. Coyle offers specific strategies to help you trigger learning, spark collaboration, build trust, and drive positive change to ultimately unlock the hidden...


SPOTLIGHT: Passion, Purpose, Gravity and Anchors with Dave Evans, (20 Minutes)

Learn how to design your life through the same techniques that innovators use to design products and new technology. Dave Evans, Stanford Lecturer and New York Times best-selling co-author of Designing Your Life, talks to us about following your passions in life, and how you can design a process to figure out what will ultimately make you satisfied and happy. Dave holds a BS and MS in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford. While en route to biomedical engineering, Evans accepted an...