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Innovating Leadership, Co-Creating Our Future

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The pace of change in the world is increasing exponentially and shows no signs of slowing down. Leadership is evolving and requires more and more innovative leaders to keep up. Many leaders update what they lead but not how they think about and act as leaders. They become outdated. This matters because Leadership creates strategic advantage. This show features interviews with global business executives, thought leaders and academics in a wide range of industries. They discuss their most pressing issues and the innovative approaches they have employed to transform their challenges into opportunities and advantages. The application of proven concepts and tools that may be applied to build your organization and deliver sustainable success are presented and discussed. Become an innovative leader in your own right! Tune in every Tuesday at 11 AM Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Business Channel.

The pace of change in the world is increasing exponentially and shows no signs of slowing down. Leadership is evolving and requires more and more innovative leaders to keep up. Many leaders update what they lead but not how they think about and act as leaders. They become outdated. This matters because Leadership creates strategic advantage. This show features interviews with global business executives, thought leaders and academics in a wide range of industries. They discuss their most pressing issues and the innovative approaches they have employed to transform their challenges into opportunities and advantages. The application of proven concepts and tools that may be applied to build your organization and deliver sustainable success are presented and discussed. Become an innovative leader in your own right! Tune in every Tuesday at 11 AM Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Business Channel.

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United States

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The pace of change in the world is increasing exponentially and shows no signs of slowing down. Leadership is evolving and requires more and more innovative leaders to keep up. Many leaders update what they lead but not how they think about and act as leaders. They become outdated. This matters because Leadership creates strategic advantage. This show features interviews with global business executives, thought leaders and academics in a wide range of industries. They discuss their most pressing issues and the innovative approaches they have employed to transform their challenges into opportunities and advantages. The application of proven concepts and tools that may be applied to build your organization and deliver sustainable success are presented and discussed. Become an innovative leader in your own right! Tune in every Tuesday at 11 AM Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Business Channel.

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English


Episodes

The Bonobo Sisterhood

11/22/2022
People like to think humanity is at the top of cultural achievement, the pinnacle of evolution’s craftwork. But one glance at the daily headlines proves that we have problems. Lots of problems. And across all nations, there’s a glaring problem that hits hard over half our population: sexism. From subtle misogyny to outright violent abuse, women continue to be left on the outside of patriarchies…of a man’s world. That’s not the case with bonobos. They’re our close evolutionary relatives: apes...

Duration:00:50:45

Opportunity in Uncertainty

11/15/2022
When you face uncertainty, how do you react? We’re biologically to meet uncertainty with concern, even panic or anxiety: it triggers our fight-or-flight response. But behind that veil of the unknown lies tremendous opportunity, and we can rewire our brains to look forward to it…to welcome uncertainty as fun and exciting. As Dr. Ciela Hartanov explains to host Maureen Metcalf, the key is to hack our own mindset to create a new mental framework. In the process, we may just find ourselves in...

Duration:00:57:17

Expecting the Unexpected: VUCA in Action at Red Roof

11/8/2022
The pace of change in the world is rapidly increasing, and there’s no slowing it down. VUCA – a program developed by the U.S. military – is a way of identifying the disruptions of change…and, more importantly, of being ready for them. We’ve talked about the theory of VUCA before (see our interview with Chris Nolan posted September 6, 2022). In this episode, George Limbert talks about VUCA and its antidotes practiced in the real world. George is the head of Red Roof Inns. The COVID pandemic...

Duration:00:52:52

Leading with Care (in a Tough World)

11/1/2022
Poor leadership spawns many current organizational ills: disengagement, turnover, absenteeism, and more. What is going wrong? Some leaders have the right beliefs and sentiments. Others may possess the right skills. Yet, world-class leaders need BOTH the right beliefs and practices to address the current employee and organizational challenges. That ideal combination produces a leader who goes beyond servant leadership to truly caring leadership – and the results on employee engagement are...

Duration:01:00:00

Joy at Work!

10/25/2022
85% of employees worldwide are not engaged in their workplaces. That takes an obvious toll on morale…and productivity. What can you do? Roxanne Brown and Edward Cook have some compelling answers. They cofounded The Change Decision, a change and culture consultancy focused on growing Joy at Work. Their mission sounds simple, but after decades of disengagement, there is both art and science in boosting your staff. They’ll explore insightful change leadership tips, including strategies for...

Duration:00:59:06

Curing Corporate Short-Termism

10/18/2022
A leader’s lust for short-term profit often means pulling tomorrow’s results into today’s reports. And that can result in bankrupting the future. After all, if you’re crediting next quarter’s returns into this quarter, how will you make next quarter look as appealing? It’s unsustainable. In his new book, Curing Corporate Short-Termism, Gregory Milano guides senior managers who want to encourage more investment in the future of their companies. Many corporate practices are counterproductive,...

Duration:00:55:08

What Your Team REALLY Thinks...in Real Time!

10/11/2022
Great leaders always care about what their front-line staff think; after all, no one knows the nitty-gritty of how an organization functions better than the people actually making the product or delivering the service. But even the best leaders sometimes have trouble figuring out how to encourage their teams to speak openly. Often, for example, people who have suffered under bad leadership are afraid of speaking up for fear of reprisals. So what's a leader to do? Greg Moran, COO of Aware,...

Duration:00:59:31

The Power of Praise: Making People’s Performance Positive

10/4/2022
Most often, when employees are labeled as underperforming, leaders write them off. When such an employee inevitably leaves (or is forced out), you’re potentially giving your competition top talent…because with the right approach, those employees can become motivated high-performers. Ben Marcovitz, CEO of the Rise Institute, believes expecting radical growth from struggling staff should be the norm. It’s far less costly than staff churn and training, and can reveal untapped potential. From...

Duration:00:56:03

Integrating Integrative Medicine in Leadership

9/27/2022
It’s no secret that the well-being of your workforce directly affects the well-being of your entire organization. Prior to the pandemic, most corporate wellness program focused on physical fitness. The stresses of COVID quarantining, though, showed that mental health is every bit as important. Integrative medicine ties both physical and mental health together, revealing many ways in which they influence each other. In this episode, Dr. Maryanna Klatt discusses the role of integrative...

Duration:00:56:24

The Power of Passion & Perseverance: Four Levels of Grit

9/20/2022
There’s more to grit than determination – a whole lot more. Knowing that can help you harness this incredible power of passion and perseverance. Building on the work of Angela Ducksworth and her seminal book, guest Jim Ritchie-Dunham shows how there are four levels of grit in an organization...an insight which dovetails neatly with his own work in ecosynomics. Leaders often unknowingly determine how it cascades through various parts of their business – but because they’re not aware of it,...

Duration:00:55:39

The Future Is Yours to Create

9/13/2022
All of us took history classes, but who’s taken future classes? Studying the future is a discipline that stretches back decades. Strategic foresight is the established and proven process of looking at future probabilities, yet many business and NPO leaders either don’t know about it, or don’t understand it. It’s used by Fortune 200 companies, the U.S. military, the World Bank, and others. As futurist Rebecca Ryan explains to host Maureen Metcalf, strategic foresight helps those organizations...

Duration:00:54:14

Facing Uncertainty: It's VUCA

9/6/2022
One look at the headlines on any given day makes it clear: the world is UNclear. How can an organization navigate through the volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity to survive – much less succeed? By understanding VUCA, a concept developed by the Pentagon in 1987 to give our military an edge in chaos. Filmmaker Chris Nolan joins Maureen Metcalf to share how this military technique directly applies to businesses and non-profits – information drawn from his new documentary and...

Duration:00:56:00

Employees: Empowered!

8/30/2022
There’s a fierce competition going on out there: competition for talent. While pundits debate how real the Great Resignation is, HR departments face it every day. Rod Lacey has seen it, but the Chief People Operations Officer of simPRO has a very simple and elegant method for recruiting and retaining top talent: listen to them. There’s no need to second guess: current staff and incoming candidates will tell you what they’re looking for from an employer beyond the paycheck. Listen in as he...

Duration:00:56:13

How to Own the AI Revolution

8/23/2022
Many people fear the Artificial Intelligence revolution that’s underway. But like every other major societal revolution in history, you can play it to your favor. The key? Innovative thinking. In reality, these upheavals create newer, better jobs for people – though, from the sabot to the Luddite, people who don’t think differently, innovatively, even disruptively miss the opportunities these advancements create. IBM Master Inventor Neil Sahota joins host Maureen Metcalf to detail the key...

Duration:00:56:23

Growing a Powerhouse City: Leading Together

8/16/2022
It takes a village to raise a city. That twists traditional wisdom, but it’s true: no one leader can improve an urban landscape alone. It takes a group of leaders in public and private partnership. When they’re united by one vision, their city can grow into a powerhouse. Kenny McDonald oversees that for Columbus, Ohio – a city that’s launched into a bold future…most recently, as the site for Intel’s newest, largest chip plant. As president of the Columbus Partnership, McDonald upholds and...

Duration:00:53:45

Hiring for Keeps: The Rise of Recruiter.com

8/9/2022
Having trouble filling positions? Brace yourself: the Great Resignation is morphing into the Job Hopper Economy. Evan Sohn, the CEO of Recruiter.com, is in a unique position to see beyond the simplistic explanations of TV pundits. He joins host Maureen Metcalf to share his big-picture view of the state of hiring today…and where it will be tomorrow. Lesson 1: “Money solves all problems” is a pre-pandemic thought that no longer applies. Employees are looking further; in addition to equitable...

Duration:00:48:27

Recession Prep 101: Planning Is Everything

8/2/2022
Whether it’s official or not, the signs of a looming recession surround us. But that doesn’t necessarily mean doom-and-gloom. During the Great Recession of 2008, for example, while GM needed a huge government bailout to survive, Ford made it through without a Federal dime. Both are large automakers, both based in Detroit, so what made the difference? Planning! Ford started preparing for a downturn nearly two years before. Greg Moran – Ford’s Chief Strategy Officer at the time – shares both...

Duration:00:58:28

Humbitious: How to Be Ambitious without the Ego

7/26/2022
A major myth in politics and business is that arrogant, over-confident people are better leaders. But reality reveals the opposite: humility combined with ambition drives the best leadership performance – and that, in turn, improves the entire organization. Author and Trinity University professor Amer Kaissi discusses the details with host Maureen Metcalf. His new book, Humbitious, digs deep into the reasons the humble-yet-ambitious leader delivers the best results…for everyone from front...

Duration:00:55:51

Recession-Proofing Your Sales Team, Part 2

7/21/2022
Chris Resch of 66 Degrees and Joe DiDonato of Baker Communications (BCI) continue discussing the impacts of a recession on sales teams; the discussion started in Part 1. Too many organizations start trimming staff when revenues drop -- but downsizing isn't a one-size-fits-all answer. Hard data can help you make objective decisions...so you're RIGHTsizing your team to stay strong. That can mean the hard times won't be quite so hard after all!

Duration:00:20:37

Informed Leadership: The Power of Trauma

7/19/2022
Every business has its ups and downs. But when trauma hits, the worst thing to do is ignore it. The best: tend to your people! Rachael Kelly watched the effects of COVID quarantine rapidly cascade through the restaurant industry…including at her organization: Smokey Bones. As a restaurant chain, the quarantine hit Smokey Bones hard -- and almost instantly. That, in turn, created serious issues for servers and other restaurant staff. Rachael joins host Maureen Metcalf to reveal how they dealt...

Duration:00:55:02