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Exploring people-centric organizational design to craft places where people thrive. Join host Tim Cynova, and his colleagues and friends, as they journey through stories and strategies for being more intentional in How We Work. We'll look at how to create great places to work, where people thrive, that have commitments to anti-racism and anti-oppression, and that are grounded in resilience and self-care. SEASON 1: Episodes explore how much of ourselves can we bring to work, shared leadership team approaches, and fully virtual organizations. We'll connect current events to approaches for recruitment and hiring; recognition and engagement; building psychologically safe environments; how to help teams engage in healthy conflict; creating alignment, accountability, and transparency across teams and organizations; and much more. ABOUT THE HOST Tim Cynova spends the bulk of his day assisting teams with creating workplaces where people thrive. In his “day job,” he serves as Co-CEO/Chief Operating Officer of the U.S.-based non-profit Fractured Atlas. The organization is publicly committed to being anti-racist and anti-oppressive in its work and operations as they build tools to support a network of over 1 million artists, creatives, and makers. In his role as Co-CEO, he serves on the organization’s four-person, non-hierarchical shared leadership team as it guides an entirely virtual organization with team members in 11 states and 6 countries. When not at Fractured Atlas, Tim is on faculty at Canada’s Banff Centre for Arts & Creativity and New York's The New School teaching courses in People-Centric Organizational Design and Leadership & Team Building; he's a trained mediator, and a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR). He's also a Principal of the consulting group Work. Shouldn't. Suck, and a certified trainer of the Crucial Conversations and What Motivates Me frameworks. Earlier in his career, Tim was the Executive Director of The Parsons Dance Company and of High 5 Tickets to the Arts, had a memorable stint with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, was a one-time classical trombonist, musicologist, and for five years in his youth he delivered newspapers for the Evansville, Indiana Courier-Press. Also, during a particularly slow summer, he bicycled across the United States. Tim's pronouns: he/him/his.

Exploring people-centric organizational design to craft places where people thrive. Join host Tim Cynova, and his colleagues and friends, as they journey through stories and strategies for being more intentional in How We Work. We'll look at how to create great places to work, where people thrive, that have commitments to anti-racism and anti-oppression, and that are grounded in resilience and self-care. SEASON 1: Episodes explore how much of ourselves can we bring to work, shared leadership team approaches, and fully virtual organizations. We'll connect current events to approaches for recruitment and hiring; recognition and engagement; building psychologically safe environments; how to help teams engage in healthy conflict; creating alignment, accountability, and transparency across teams and organizations; and much more. ABOUT THE HOST Tim Cynova spends the bulk of his day assisting teams with creating workplaces where people thrive. In his “day job,” he serves as Co-CEO/Chief Operating Officer of the U.S.-based non-profit Fractured Atlas. The organization is publicly committed to being anti-racist and anti-oppressive in its work and operations as they build tools to support a network of over 1 million artists, creatives, and makers. In his role as Co-CEO, he serves on the organization’s four-person, non-hierarchical shared leadership team as it guides an entirely virtual organization with team members in 11 states and 6 countries. When not at Fractured Atlas, Tim is on faculty at Canada’s Banff Centre for Arts & Creativity and New York's The New School teaching courses in People-Centric Organizational Design and Leadership & Team Building; he's a trained mediator, and a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR). He's also a Principal of the consulting group Work. Shouldn't. Suck, and a certified trainer of the Crucial Conversations and What Motivates Me frameworks. Earlier in his career, Tim was the Executive Director of The Parsons Dance Company and of High 5 Tickets to the Arts, had a memorable stint with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, was a one-time classical trombonist, musicologist, and for five years in his youth he delivered newspapers for the Evansville, Indiana Courier-Press. Also, during a particularly slow summer, he bicycled across the United States. Tim's pronouns: he/him/his.

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United States

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Exploring people-centric organizational design to craft places where people thrive. Join host Tim Cynova, and his colleagues and friends, as they journey through stories and strategies for being more intentional in How We Work. We'll look at how to create great places to work, where people thrive, that have commitments to anti-racism and anti-oppression, and that are grounded in resilience and self-care. SEASON 1: Episodes explore how much of ourselves can we bring to work, shared leadership team approaches, and fully virtual organizations. We'll connect current events to approaches for recruitment and hiring; recognition and engagement; building psychologically safe environments; how to help teams engage in healthy conflict; creating alignment, accountability, and transparency across teams and organizations; and much more. ABOUT THE HOST Tim Cynova spends the bulk of his day assisting teams with creating workplaces where people thrive. In his “day job,” he serves as Co-CEO/Chief Operating Officer of the U.S.-based non-profit Fractured Atlas. The organization is publicly committed to being anti-racist and anti-oppressive in its work and operations as they build tools to support a network of over 1 million artists, creatives, and makers. In his role as Co-CEO, he serves on the organization’s four-person, non-hierarchical shared leadership team as it guides an entirely virtual organization with team members in 11 states and 6 countries. When not at Fractured Atlas, Tim is on faculty at Canada’s Banff Centre for Arts & Creativity and New York's The New School teaching courses in People-Centric Organizational Design and Leadership & Team Building; he's a trained mediator, and a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR). He's also a Principal of the consulting group Work. Shouldn't. Suck, and a certified trainer of the Crucial Conversations and What Motivates Me frameworks. Earlier in his career, Tim was the Executive Director of The Parsons Dance Company and of High 5 Tickets to the Arts, had a memorable stint with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, was a one-time classical trombonist, musicologist, and for five years in his youth he delivered newspapers for the Evansville, Indiana Courier-Press. Also, during a particularly slow summer, he bicycled across the United States. Tim's pronouns: he/him/his.

Language:

English


Episodes

Inclusive Hiring Practices (EP.45)

10/6/2021
Three members of the Toronto-based company Generator discuss their approach to inclusive hiring practices as recently demonstrated during their call for new organizational leadership. While the search has concluded with https://generatorto.com/updates/leadership-sep-21 (their recent appointment), you can still check out the archived position posting https://generatorto.com/apply/leadership?fbclid=IwAR2u0e3akI9kx9YdjSp360gCau_DKv5NEQKPJohWTfTn8d-LtKlAc7Nz0Ik (here). Two consultants mentioned...

Duration:00:42:52

Race-based Caucusing in the Workplace (EP.44)

9/20/2021
Courtney Harge (CEO, OF/BY/FOR ALL) and Nicola Carpenter (Director of People Operations, Fractured Atlas) sit down with Tim Cynova to answer the 30 questions they most frequently receive when speaking with individuals and organizations about race-based caucusing in the workplace. Want to learn more? Join them for their brand new course "Race-Based Caucusing in the Workplace: The Why & How" taking place in October 2021. To find out more visit:...

Duration:00:36:36

Conversation with David Devan of Opera Philadelphia (EP.43)

8/24/2021
This is the first in a mini-series of episodes where host Tim Cynova in joined by other white male leaders to discuss their personal and professional journeys as their companies engage in the work to become anti-racist organizations. DAVID B. DEVAN (he/him) joined https://www.operaphila.org/ (Opera Philadelphia) in January 2006 and was appointed General Director of the company in 2011. Since his arrival, David has worked closely with board and administration on strategic planning initiatives...

Duration:00:36:26

Ethical Re-Opening Summit (EP.42)

4/22/2021
A year ago, many organizations flipped the switch to being entirely virtual workplaces almost overnight. As the world begins to re-open, we can't simply un-flip that switch. We're still living through the uncertainty of a global pandemic. In this episode, co-hosts Lauren Ruffin and Tim Cynova discuss the upcoming https://hopin.com/events/wss-summit (Ethical Re-Opening Summit) that they're producing on April 27, 2021. They'll be previewing some of the speakers and sessions, as well as...

Duration:00:21:08

The Work Towards Anti-Racism (EP.41)

10/21/2020
In the journey towards becoming an anti-racist organization, the team at Fractured Atlas talk a lot about doing the work. But what exactly do they mean by "the work?" Is reading part of the work? Are workshops in diversity, equity, and inclusion part of the work? In this episode we sit down with three members of the team who are deeply engaged in the work personally and professional to discuss this question. We're joined by Nina Berman, Courtney Harge, and everyone's favorite podcasting...

Duration:00:38:25

Live with Ashara Ekundayo, Esteban Kelly & Syrus Marcus Ware! (EP.40)

7/3/2020
Work. Shouldn't. Suck. LIVE: The Morning(ish) Show with special guests Ashara Ekundayo, Esteban Kelly & Syrus Marcus Ware. [Live show recorded: June 8, 2020.] ASHARA EKUNDAYO is a Detroit-born independent curator, creative industries entrepreneur, cultural strategist, and founder working across arts, community, government, and social innovation spaces. Through her consulting company AECreative Consulting Partners, LLC she designs and manages multidimensional international projects and...

Duration:00:40:10

Live with Oscar Abello & Vanessa Roanhorse! (EP.39)

7/2/2020
Work. Shouldn't. Suck. LIVE: The Morning(ish) Show with special guests Oscar Abello & Vanessa Roanhorse. [Live show recorded: June 5, 2020.] OSCAR PERRY ABELLO is Next City's senior economics correspondent. He previously served as Next City’s editor from 2018-2019, and was a Next City Equitable Cities Fellow from 2015-2016. Since 2011, Oscar has covered community development finance, community banking, impact investing, economic development, housing and more for media outlets such as...

Duration:00:46:55

Live with Elizabeth Streb! (EP.38)

5/15/2020
Work. Shouldn't. Suck. LIVE: The Morning(ish) Show with special guest Elizabeth Streb. [Live show recorded: May 12, 2020.] MacArthur “Genius” Award-winner, Elizabeth Streb has dived through glass, allowed a ton of dirt to fall on her head, walked down (the outside of) London’s City Hall, and set herself on fire, among other feats of extreme action. Her popular book, STREB: How to Become an Extreme Action Hero, was made into a hit documentary, Born to Fly directed by Catherine Gund (Aubin...

Duration:00:26:35

Live with Darren Walker! (EP.37)

5/14/2020
Work. Shouldn't. Suck. LIVE: The Morning(ish) Show with special guest Darren Walker. [Live show recorded: May 11, 2020.] Darren Walker is president of the https://www.fordfoundation.org/ (Ford Foundation), an international social justice philanthropy with a $13 billion endowment and $600 million in annual grant making. He chaired the philanthropy committee that brought a resolution to the city of Detroit’s historic bankruptcy and is co-founder and chair of the US Impact Investing Alliance....

Duration:00:23:30

Live with Bamuthi & Lisa Yancey! (EP.36)

5/10/2020
Work. Shouldn't. Suck. LIVE: The Morning(ish) Show with special guests Marc Bamuthi Joseph and Lisa Yancey. [Live show recorded: May 8, 2020.] LISA YANCEY is a strategist, social impact entrepreneur, community builder, and visionary who believes that people build legacies in a lifetime. Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, Lisa Yancey is the president Yancey Consulting (YC) and co-founder of SorsaMED and The We’s Match. With 18 years of practice, YC has served over 100 nonprofit organizations,...

Duration:00:31:40

Live with Alexis Frasz! (EP.35)

5/9/2020
Work. Shouldn't. Suck. LIVE: The Morning(ish) Show with special guest Alexis Frasz. [Live show recorded: May 7, 2020.] ALEXIS FRASZ sees culture as both a context for and a driver of social change. She is a researcher, strategist and advisor to partners in culture, philanthropy, and the environmental sector, helping design and implement strategies to drive transformative change. Her perspective on systems change draws on her background in cultural anthropology, Chinese Medicine, permaculture...

Duration:00:25:55

Live with Danny Harris! (EP.34)

5/7/2020
Work. Shouldn't. Suck. LIVE: The Morning(ish) Show with special guest Danny Harris. [Live show recorded: May 6, 2020.] DANNY HARRIS, a passionate advocate for livable, walkable and bike-friendly cities, has been named the new executive director of Transportation Alternatives by the non-profit organization’s board of directors. He will officially assume this role on Sept. 3, 2019. Harris spent four years as program director with the Knight Foundation in San Jose, California, where he oversaw...

Duration:00:27:08

Live with Diane Ragsdale & Andrew Taylor! (EP.33)

5/5/2020
Work. Shouldn't. Suck. LIVE: The Morning(ish) Show with special guests Diane Ragsdale & Andrew Taylor. [Live show recorded: May 1, 2020.] E. ANDREW TAYLOR, Associate Professor and Department Chair of the Performing Arts Department at American University thinks (a bit too much) about organizational structure, strategy, and management practice in the nonprofit arts. An Associate Professor of Arts Management at American University, he also consults for cultural, educational, and support...

Duration:00:23:45

Live with Deana Haggag! (EP.32)

5/3/2020
Work. Shouldn't. Suck. LIVE: The Morning(ish) Show with special guest Deana Haggag. [Live show recorded: April 30, 2020.] DEANA HAGGAG is the President & CEO ofhttp://unitedstatesartists.org/ ( United States Artists), a national arts funding organization based in Chicago, IL. Before joining USA in February 2017, she was the Executive Director ofhttp://contemporary.org/ ( The Contemporary), a nomadic and non-collecting art museum in Baltimore, MD, for four years. In addition to her leadership...

Duration:00:27:17

Live with Edgar Villanueva! (EP.31)

5/1/2020
Work. Shouldn't. Suck. LIVE: The Morning(ish) Show with special guest Edgar Villanueva. [Live show recorded: April 28, 2020.] EDGAR VILLANUEVA is a globally-recognized expert on social justice philanthropy. Edgar serves as Chair of the Board of Directors of Native Americans in Philanthropy, NDN Collective, and is a Board Member of the Andrus Family Fund, a national foundation that works to improve outcomes for vulnerable youth. Edgar currently serves as Senior Vice President at the Schott...

Duration:00:26:56

Live with Cathy Edwards! (EP.30)

4/30/2020
Work. Shouldn't. Suck. LIVE: The Morning(ish) Show with special guest Cathy Edwards. [Live show recorded: April 27, 2020.] CATHY EDWARDS is Executive Director of the New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA), where she has served since January, 2015. She believes art has a unique role to play in engaging people and communities, and is committed to building opportunity and equity in the creative sector. NEFA invests in artists and communities and fosters equitable access to the arts,...

Duration:00:27:54

Live with Jamie Gahlon & Vijay Mathew! (EP.29)

4/28/2020
Work. Shouldn't. Suck. LIVE: The Morning(ish) Show with special guests Jamie Gahlon & Vijay Mathew. [Live show recorded: April 24, 2020.] JAMIE GAHLON (she/her/hers) is the Director and a co-founder of HowlRound. She is a co-creator of the World Theatre Map and New Play Map, oversees the HowlRound Journal and HowlRound TV, supports the work of the Latinx Theatre Commons, and co-administers The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s National Playwright Residency Program, and regularly produces theatre...

Duration:00:24:42

Live with Caroline Woolard! (EP.28)

4/24/2020
Work. Shouldn't. Suck. LIVE: The Morning(ish) Show with special guest Caroline Woolard. [Live show recorded: April 22, 2020.] CAROLINE WOOLARD employs sculpture, immersive installation, and online networks to imagine and enact systems of collaboration and mutual aid. Her work has been commissioned by and exhibited in major national and international museums, including MoMA, the Whitney Museum, and Creative Time. Recent scholarly writing on her work has been published in The Brooklyn Rail...

Duration:00:28:12

Live with Mica Scalin & Noah Scalin! (EP.27)

4/22/2020
Work. Shouldn't. Suck. LIVE: The Morning(ish) Show with special guests Mica Scalin & Noah Scalin, Another Limited Rebellion. [Live show recorded: April 21, 2020.] NOAH SCALIN is an artist, author, and activist. He founded Another Limited Rebellion in 2001 with the idea that he could make a living doing what he enjoyed and effect positive change in the world. Since then, Noah has traveled the world bringing his message of creative practice to everyone from incarcerated teenagers to Fortune...

Duration:00:29:44

Live with Dave Archuletta! (EP.26)

4/19/2020
Work. Shouldn't. Suck. LIVE: The Morning(ish) Show with special guest Dave Archuletta, Chief Development Officer, New York Lives Arts. [Live show recorded: April 16, 2020.] DAVE ARCHULETTA Since 2015, Dave has served as Chief Development Officer at New York Live Arts, where he is responsible for leading the organization’s fundraising efforts including individual giving, special events, institutional funding, and fiscal sponsorship. He is also responsible for the management and development of...

Duration:00:25:05