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Join internationally known business performance expert and author, Pamela S. (“Pam”) Harper, Founding Partner and CEO of Business Advancement Inc., and her business partner/husband D. Scott (“Scott”) Harper, an internationally known innovation expert, for thought-provoking conversations with visionary leaders who are transforming the face of business. Each week, a new show focuses on sparking fresh insights, inspiration, and immediately useful ideas to take you and your organization to new heights of success in this rapidly changing world.

Join internationally known business performance expert and author, Pamela S. (“Pam”) Harper, Founding Partner and CEO of Business Advancement Inc., and her business partner/husband D. Scott (“Scott”) Harper, an internationally known innovation expert, for thought-provoking conversations with visionary leaders who are transforming the face of business. Each week, a new show focuses on sparking fresh insights, inspiration, and immediately useful ideas to take you and your organization to new heights of success in this rapidly changing world.

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Join internationally known business performance expert and author, Pamela S. (“Pam”) Harper, Founding Partner and CEO of Business Advancement Inc., and her business partner/husband D. Scott (“Scott”) Harper, an internationally known innovation expert, for thought-provoking conversations with visionary leaders who are transforming the face of business. Each week, a new show focuses on sparking fresh insights, inspiration, and immediately useful ideas to take you and your organization to new heights of success in this rapidly changing world.

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English


Episodes

Should You Redefine Your Negotiation Strategy? -- Ep 192

4/21/2021
We speak with Fotini Iconomopoulos, an award-winning negotiation consultant, keynote speaker, and MBA instructor. She is regularly featured in the media and is the author of the new book "Say Less, Get More — Unconventional Negotiation Techniques to Get What You Want.” (Harper Collins) For the last decade, Fotini has been empowering Fortune 500 executives and their teams to achieve their objectives through her expertise in negotiation strategy, communication, and persuasion. She has been...

Duration:00:38:27

How CEOs Can Increase the Value of Innovation – Ep 191

4/7/2021
We speak with Tendayi Viki, an award-winning thought leader, author, and corporate innovation expert. We discuss insights from his third book, “Pirates In The Navy: How Innovators Drive Transformation.” As Associate Partner at Strategyzer, Tendayi works with companies to develop their internal ecosystems so they can innovate for the future while managing their core business. He has been shortlisted for the Thinkers50 Innovation Award and was named on the Thinkers50 2018 Radar List for...

Duration:03:25:25

Why Top Leadership Needs to Embrace “Holistic Insight”– Ep 189

3/9/2021
We speak with Lawrence "Larry" Siff, CEO of Neptune Advisors and the C Level Community. We discuss the key to developing holistic insight to build broader and deeper perspectives for boards and management to optimize a company's growth and create long-term value. Larry has advised hundreds of CEOs and boards on maximizing corporate value. He holds a wide range of leadership positions in multiple organizations and boards. This includes being a National Association of Corporate Directors...

Duration:00:50:12

Is Your Board Fit For The Future? (Episode 188)

2/23/2021
Find out by listening to Episode 188. Scott and I speak with returning guest Peter R. Gleason, CEO of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) about highlights from their Blue Ribbon Commission report "Fit for the Future." Peter is a recognized expert in board leadership and corporate governance issues. He serves as a member of NACD's national faculty, is regularly quoted in the national media, and is a frequent presenter on the subjects of corporate governance, executive and...

Duration:03:04:56

It’s our anniversary! Answering your questions [Episode 187]

2/13/2021
Visit the Show notes page for Episode 187 To thank you for listening to our podcast series for the past 6 years, we have put together a 15-minute episode featuring our responses to the top questions some of you have asked us about game-changing business growth. These include:

Duration:00:24:03

Remembering Dr. Gail Hayes, Race Relations Advocate [Episode 186]

1/28/2021
View this Episode's Show Notes Scott and I were shocked and saddened by the news that a recent guest on Growth Igniters® Radio, Dr. Gail Hayes, unexpectedly passed away after a brief illness. She was a Race Relations Consultant, Speaker, award-winning book author, and media personality. (see bio below). To honor Dr. Gail’s memory, we are revisiting the entire conversation we had with her in the Fall of 2020. We discussed the compelling business case for building bridges to promote racial...

Duration:00:55:12

Get a Jump Start on 2021 [Episode 184]

12/28/2020
Three strategic leadership podcasts for navigating through ambiguity Even if you’ve heard them before, you’ll gain new value when you revisit the three Growth Igniters® Radio episodes highlighted below. Taken together, they create a compelling series of calls for strategic leadership to create more opportunities in 2021. You’ll find out more about: The top leadership challenges that CEOs will face in 2021:The CEO TestThe key to creating more “silver linings”: What mentorship will look...

Duration:00:06:12

A Leader’s Guide to Finding the Positive Side of Turbulence [Fan Favorite]

12/2/2020
How can you find opportunities in the turbulence created by our disruptive environment? Find out by listening as we revisit Episode 172. In this Fan Favorite conversation, Scott and I speak with Amy Lee Segami, President and Managing Principal of Segami Studios and Consulting. We explore how understanding the dynamics of turbulence can help youRead More The post A Leader’s Guide to Finding the Positive Side of Turbulence [Fan Favorite] appeared first on Business Advancement.

Duration:00:29:27

Live a Life of Meaning – Every Day [Fan Favorite]

11/18/2020
Find out the secret of consistently creating a legacy of good in the world Although this is not an easy time for anyone, it’s more important than ever to focus on giving thanks for what we do have. Living a life of meaning helps us give thanks by creating even more good in the world.Read More The post Live a Life of Meaning – Every Day [Fan Favorite] appeared first on Business Advancement.

Duration:00:30:21

The New Keys for Leadership Success in a Disruptive World [Fan Favorite]

11/6/2020
Why are more boards looking for greater adaptability in CEOs, C-Suite, and Sr. Executives? Find out by listening to Episode 152. In this pivotal fan-favorite podcast, Scott and I speak with Peter R. Gleason, President & CEO of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD). Although we recorded this conversation in 2019, before the disruptionRead More The post The New Keys for Leadership Success in a Disruptive World [Fan Favorite] appeared first on Business Advancement.

Duration:00:29:49

How to Spot Major Changes in Business Before They Happen [Fan Favorite]

10/21/2020
Even in the midst of ambiguity, it is possible to “see around corners” Find out more by listening to fan-favorite Episode 168. Scott and I speak with Professor Rita Gunther McGrath, a world-renowned thought leader and a professor at Columbia Business School, where she directs the popular Leading Strategic Growth and Change program. She is widelyRead More The post How to Spot Major Changes in Business Before They Happen [Fan Favorite] appeared first on Business Advancement.

Duration:00:31:59

C-Suite Politics in the age of Zoom [Episode 183]

10/7/2020
How does a virtual C-Suite impact key alliances and critical decisions? Find out by listening on-the-go to Episode 183. Scott and I speak with Nancy Halpern, Founder of the firm Political IQ. She is a nationally recognized leadership consultant who diagnoses political dysfunction in organizations. She leverages her thought leadership and intellectual capital from over twenty years of client engagements to help companies find solutions to the many challenges of office politics. Nancy’s...

Duration:02:46:43

Aim High: Chart Your Course and Find Success as a Leader [Fan Favorite]

9/23/2020
Leadership lessons from the 23rd Secretary of the U.S. Air Force Download and listen-on-the-go to Episode 162. In this Fan Favorite podcast, Scott and I speak with Deborah Lee (“Debbie”) James, who served as the 23rd Secretary of the United States Air Force, with responsibility for 660,000 military and civilian personnel and a budget ofRead More The post Aim High: Chart Your Course and Find Success as a Leader [Fan Favorite] appeared first on Business Advancement.

Duration:00:36:05

How Top Leadership Can Build Bridges to Promote Racial Equity [Episode 182]

9/8/2020
Beyond ethics, what is the compelling business case for promoting racial equity? Find out by listening on-the-go to Episode 182. Scott and I speak with Dr. Gail Hayes, a Race Relations Consultant, Speaker, award-winning book author and media personality who is internationally recognized as a communicator who ignites the atmosphere with contagious enthusiasm and a passion for purpose. She has been called a Conduit and Bridge between Races, genders, generations, and political parties because...

Duration:00:32:40

The Pressure Is Rising — The Keys To Beating C-Suite Burnout [Episode 181]

8/28/2020
How do you stay balanced under conditions of constant crises and extreme ambiguity? Find out by listening on-the-go to Episode 181. Scott and I discuss the difference between leading through “ordinary crises” and the avalanche of major crises happening in today’s environment. We also discuss why the ability to beat burnout in the C-Suite has gone from “important” to “essential” in order to be an effective leader when navigating extreme ambiguity. With this in mind, we revisit a...

Duration:00:34:54

There’s Always More to the Story [Episode 180]

8/14/2020
In the middle of a crisis, what is most important to keep in mind? Find out by listening- on-the-go to Episode 180. In this episode, Scott and I share our own experience of Tropical Storm Isaias (we’re OK), and the reminder of an essential principle we keep actively in mind when the stakes are high and time is short: There’s always more to the story of any situation, and it always makes a difference in the outcome of any decision and action. So how can you consider the perspectives of...

Duration:00:18:51

What Will Separate Top CEOs From The Rest in a Post-Pandemic World? [Episode 179]

7/29/2020
Congratulations to Adam Bryant and Kevin Sharer on the publication of their new book “THE CEO TEST: Mastering the Challenges that Make or Break All Leaders” (Harvard Business Review Press). To mark this event we’re revisiting our summer 2020 conversation with Adam, when we previewed some of the highlights of this book. Adam Bryant is Managing Director of Merryck & Co. He joined them in 2017 after a 30-year career in journalism, including 18 years at The New York Times. In addition to his...

Duration:00:37:17

Visual Thinking … And Why CEOs Should Care About It [Episode 178]

7/15/2020
What is a powerful way to create shared commitment to a vision? Find out by listening to Episode 178. Scott and I speak with Todd Cherches, CEO and Cofounder of BigBlueGumball, a New York City-based consulting firm specializing in leadership development, public speaking, and executive coaching. He is also the author of VisuaLeadership: Leveraging the Power of Visual Thinking in Leadership and in Life. Todd is a three-time award-winning Adjunct Assistant Professor of leadership at the New...

Duration:00:30:48

The Secret to Living a Life of Meaning – Every Day [Episode 177]

7/1/2020
How can you build a more powerful legacy in your business and in your life? Find out by listening to Episode 177. Scott and I speak with “Dr. Jann” Freed. She is a leadership development consultant, author, and speaker who is particularly interested in helping people over 50 find meaning and purpose beyond their careers. She does this through the use of a concept she developed — The Breadcrumb Legacy — in which people create new meaning for themselves and others through small daily...

Duration:00:30:21

Improvising Through Crisis: Employing Comedy To Make Messages Stick [Episode 176]

6/17/2020
How has the Second City Improvisation Theater been improvising through crises? Find out by listening to Episode 176. Scott and I speak with returning guest Kelly Leonard, Executive Director Of Insights And Applied Improvisation at Second City Works, the business arm of the Second City Improvisation Theater. His book, “Yes, And,” received rave reviews in Vanity Fair and The Washington Post. He co-leads a new partnership with Booth School at the University of Chicago that studies...

Duration:00:33:18