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The Talent Development Hot Seat features interviews and insights from leading talent development professionals and company executives who are passionate about developing their people. The host, Andy Storch, will ask each of them to share some of their successes, failures, challenges and advice for o…

Andy Storch: Talent Development Consultant, Coach, Connector and Podcast Host


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    User-Centered Learning Design with Nick Shackleton-Jones

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 34:57

    In this episode of THE TALENT DEVELOPMENT HOT SEAT, Nick Shackleton-Jones joins Andy on the podcast. He is a revolutionary L&D professional responsible for coining the courses-to-resources shift and introducing the 5Di approach to user-centered learning design. He has a track record for shaping future learning approaches for numerous public and private organizations and has won several awards in the process. Nick Shackleton-Jones is the HR Director in charge of learning at Deloitte in the UK, where he is focused on building a better experience for employees and performance for the organization. He is in the process of starting his own independent consulting practice. In this interview, you'll hear: Nick Shackleton-Jones' philosophy on talent development and learning and how it's developed over time. The overall experience of an employee and how he examines that and sets it up to ensure employees have a great experience at a company. The two ways HR can implement learning in the workplace. What performance consulting is and why it can be innovative to performance learning. The definition of audience analysis and how it can help develop learning and development programs. How Nick Shackleton-Jones defines the 5Di approach to user-centered learning. What you can use to measure success using the 5Di model. How he approached learning during the pandemic and what it made him realize about workplace learning. Connect with Andy Storch here: https://andystorch.com/ (andystorch.com) https://www.linkedin.com/in/andystorch/ (linkedin.com/in/andystorch) https://tdtt.us/ (tdtt.us/) Connect with Nick Shackleton-Jones: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shackletonjones/ (linkedin.com/in/shackletonjones) https://twitter.com/shackletonjones (twitter.com/shackletonjones) https://amz.run/51yl (https://amz.run/51yl)

    The Golden Age of HR Technology

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 54:30

    In this episode of THE TALENT DEVELOPMENT HOT SEAT, Andy is sharing a call he hosted inside of the Talent Development Think Tank community. The guest speaker was Larry McAlister, who is the head of Talent Enablement at NetApp. NetApp is a technology company with over 13,000 employees. He has been a guest on the podcast in the past, and during his time at NetApp, he's implemented a lot of technology in the HR and people practice at his organization. Larry McAlister is big on leveraging technology to hire and develop the best people and says we are in the Golden Age of HR technology with AI and augmented reality. Larry McAlister joined the Talent Development Think Tank community to answer questions surrounding technology and share his thoughts on what's going on with HR technology. He also shared his approach to evaluating different technology partners and vendors. In this interview, you'll hear: Why AI and machine learning have led to the Golden Age of technology for HR and how it's changing the landscape of HR. The process Larry McAlister and his team used for choosing his company's technology vendors. How he's using the data to influence his organization's talent strategy. The size of his company and how the use of this technology affected human capital talent management needs. The effect AI can have on “the last mile” of meaningful conversations with people. Larry McAlister's approach to HR and how it affected the culture of NetApp when he took over Talent Enablement. How he's integrating the different systems he's using and why they successfully work well together. What he does to address mixed messages and stay aligned when coaching is individualized. The three things Larry McAlister asks before new technology is implemented in his organization. His take on the employee experience on the front end and creating a seamless experience with technology. How L&D ties into talent enablement and ongoing learning. What the data is doing to company strategy and why AI is important to the equation. Connect with Andy Storch here: https://andystorch.com/ (andystorch.com) https://www.linkedin.com/in/andystorch/ (linkedin.com/in/andystorch) https://tdtt.us/ (tdtt.us/) Connect with Larry McAlister: https://www.linkedin.com/in/larrymcalister/ (linkedin.com/in/larrymcalister)

    Bonus Q&A with Adam Piandes

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 12:58

    In this episode of THE TALENT DEVELOPMENT HOT SEAT, Andy welcomes Adam Piandes to the podcast. Adam is the founder of The Art of Masterful Communication, a leadership coach and mentor, consultant, and Forbes columnist. He is also an avid surfer, world traveler, and a huge fan and supporter of the Girls Athletic Leadership School. Adam Piandes is a former collegiate athlete who outwardly thrived in high-pressure athletic environments while managing his emotions and internal life didn't. After leaning on unhealthy coping mechanisms throughout much of his adult life, he was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in 2015. It helped him learn how to slow down and start harnessing his sensitivity in a useful way. In combination with 25+ years of teaching coaching and personal development, a master's degree in spiritual psychology, training from the Coaches Training Institute, and seeing the impact of effective communication in his own life, Adam Piandes developed The Art of Masterful Communication and his unique leadership methodology. He's guided students in 70+ countries across a variety of industries into the most effective communication skills that have brought consistent, measurable results to both their business and personal lives. In this bonus interview, you'll hear: 10. Adam Piandes' proudest career moment and why it's so meaningful to him. 11. What makes a great coach and why it all comes back to personal development. 12. His biggest career failure and what he learned from it. 13. The biggest challenge he sees today in talent development. 14. The trend he's following in the working world that he finds interesting right now. 15. The three books Adam Piandes recommends that you read right now. 16. One piece of advice he would give to someone looking to create more personal career success. Connect with Andy Storch here: https://andystorch.com/ (andystorch.com) https://www.linkedin.com/in/andystorch/ (linkedin.com/in/andystorch) https://tdtt.us/ (tdtt.us/) Connect with Adam Piandes: https://www.linkedin.com/in/adampiandes/ (linkedin.com/in/adampiandes) http://adampiandes.com (adampiandes.com) https://www.facebook.com/groups/modernleaders (facebook.com/groups/modernleaders)

    The Art of Masterful Communication with Adam Piandes

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 36:19

    In this episode of THE TALENT DEVELOPMENT HOT SEAT, Andy welcomes Adam Piandes to the podcast. Adam is the founder of The Art of Masterful Communication, a leadership coach and mentor, consultant, and Forbes columnist. He is also an avid surfer, world traveler, and a huge fan and supporter of the Girls Athletic Leadership School. Adam Piandes is a former collegiate athlete who outwardly thrived in high-pressure athletic environments while managing his emotions and internal life didn't. After leaning on unhealthy coping mechanisms throughout much of his adult life, he was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in 2015. It helped him learn how to slow down and start harnessing his sensitivity in a useful way. In combination with 25+ years of teaching coaching and personal development, a master's degree in spiritual psychology, training from the Coaches Training Institute, and seeing the impact of effective communication in his own life, Adam Piandes developed The Art of Masterful Communication and his unique leadership methodology. He's guided students in 70+ countries across a variety of industries into the most effective communication skills that have brought consistent, measurable results to both their business and personal lives. In this interview, you'll hear: What prompted Adam Piandes to start The Art of Masterful Communication and his background in leadership and personal development. Why sitting in the victim seat led to mistakes in his career and why it's taken 20 years of work on himself to shift his perspective. The biggest communication mistakes he sees, especially in leadership. How self-awareness can lead to recognizing when your emotions are taking control of a situation. How imposter syndrome can be a detriment to your career and what you can do to combat it. What companies can do to help their employees and leaders become better communicators and work better as teams and how his program works. The three pillars of The Art of Masterful Communication. Why buy-in from managers is so important to completing Adam Piandes' program and measuring success. What leaders need to do in order to be more effective in our modern workplace. Connect with Andy Storch here: https://andystorch.com/ (andystorch.com) https://www.linkedin.com/in/andystorch/ (linkedin.com/in/andystorch) https://tdtt.us/ (tdtt.us/) Connect with Adam Piandes: https://www.linkedin.com/in/adampiandes/ (linkedin.com/in/adampiandes) http://adampiandes.com (adampiandes.com) https://www.facebook.com/groups/modernleaders (facebook.com/groups/modernleaders)

    Bonus Q&A with Ryan McCrea

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 14:07

    In this episode of THE TALENT DEVELOPMENT HOT SEAT, Andy's guest is Ryan McCrea. Ryan McCrea has focused his career on making an impact on organizations by helping them maximize and develop their talent. His areas of expertise include strategic talent management, talent and leadership development, mentoring, connecting others, consulting and coaching leaders at all levels, and telling a compelling story with data. Ryan McCrea is currently the Vice President and Manager of Talent Development at Commerce Bank in St. Louis. He leads the efforts around people growth, including designing corporate-wide professional development resources and initiatives through a program called “Commerce for You.” He has responsibility for building leadership in the organization through three leadership development programs for high-potential team members. The newest program is focused on developing and growing people of color and includes an 18-month mentorship with the top 13 executives in the company. In this bonus interview, you'll hear: 9. Ryan McCrea's proudest career accomplishment and why those four years have been so important to him. 10. His biggest career mistake and why it's a regret. 11. The biggest challenge he sees in talent development and learning development today. 12. The biggest trend he's most excited about in learning and development. 13. The book he recommends reading because everyone gets something out of it. 14. The advice he would give to someone looking to accelerate their career. Connect with Andy Storch here: https://andystorch.com/ (andystorch.com) https://www.linkedin.com/in/andystorch/ (linkedin.com/in/andystorch) https://tdtt.us/ (tdtt.us/) Connect with Ryan McCrea: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rmccrea/ (linkedin.com/in/rmccrea)

    Career Development for Employees & Aspiring Managers with Ryan McCrea from Commerce Bank

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 38:15

    In this episode of THE TALENT DEVELOPMENT HOT SEAT, Andy's guest is Ryan McCrea. Ryan McCrea has focused his career on making an impact on organizations by helping them maximize and develop their talent. His areas of expertise include strategic talent management, talent and leadership development, mentoring, connecting others, consulting and coaching leaders at all levels, and telling a compelling story with data. Ryan McCrea is currently the Vice President and Manager of Talent Development at Commerce Bank in St. Louis. He leads the efforts around people growth, including designing corporate-wide professional development resources and initiatives through a program called “Commerce for You.” He has responsibility for building leadership in the organization through three leadership development programs for high-potential team members. The newest program is focused on developing and growing people of color and includes an 18-month mentorship with the top 13 executives in the company. In this interview, you'll hear: How Ryan McCrea's interest in IO psychology led to his current career in talent development. What the aspiring manager program looks like, who the program is open to, why the candidates have homework, and how candidates are chosen. The structure of his six-month management program and why it includes an accountability partner. His approach to creating creative solutions in talent development to meet the needs of an organization. How “Commerce for You” has created job opportunities within the bank and employees are finding their paths. Why it's so important to understand your experiences and recognize that a job may not be a fit for you. The reason leadership needs to remove fear around discussing other roles that may be a better fit for an employee. Where Ryan McCrea sees modern leadership going and what he thinks is important for leaders to be successful today. Connect with Andy Storch here: https://andystorch.com/ (andystorch.com) https://www.linkedin.com/in/andystorch/ (linkedin.com/in/andystorch) https://tdtt.us/ (tdtt.us/) Connect with Ryan McCrea: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rmccrea/ (linkedin.com/in/rmccrea)

    Bonus Q&A with Michele Lau Torres

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 12:51

    In this episode of THE TALENT DEVELOPMENT HOT SEAT, Andy welcomes guest Michele Lau Torres to the show. She has 18 years of experience in organizational development, learning and development, HR, and talent management for public businesses and NGOs across education, transportation, hospitality, and public safety industries. She's also worked on multiple continents, including Europe, Australia, Asia, and North America. Her current role is with the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport where she serves as the Performance Manager with scope over organizational and employee development, retention programs, performance systems, DEIB, and workforce planning. Michele Lau Torres is a self-proclaimed people champion with a passion for culture transformation. She is passionate about leadership, inclusion, innovation, and driving enterprise value through people, strategy, and implementation. In this bonus interview, you'll hear: 11. Why building successful teams is Michele Lau Torres' greatest career accomplishment. 12. Her biggest career failure and what she learned from it. 13. The biggest challenge she sees in learning and development today. 14. The books she recommends reading and why they've had an impact on her. 15. Her advice to people looking for new ways to accelerate their career success. Connect with Andy Storch here: https://andystorch.com/ (andystorch.com) https://www.linkedin.com/in/andystorch/ (linkedin.com/in/andystorch) https://tdtt.us/ (tdtt.us/) Connect with Michele Lau Torres: https://www.linkedin.com/in/michelelautorres/ (linkedin.com/in/michelelautorres)

    Defining and Improving Culture with Michele Lau Torres

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 44:29

    In this episode of THE TALENT DEVELOPMENT HOT SEAT, Andy welcomes guest Michele Lau Torres to the show. She has 18 years of experience in organizational development, learning and development, HR, and talent management for public businesses and NGOs across education, transportation, hospitality, and public safety industries. She's also worked on multiple continents, including Europe, Australia, Asia, and North America. Her current role is with the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport where she serves as the Performance Manager with scope over organizational and employee development, retention programs, performance systems, DEIB, and workforce planning. Michele Lau Torres is a self-proclaimed people champion with a passion for culture transformation. She is passionate about leadership, inclusion, innovation, and driving enterprise value through people, strategy, and implementation. In this interview, you'll hear: Michele Lau Torres' background and how she landed in her current role. How she perceives culture given her background and how she helps companies define their own cultures. Why changing a company's culture is everybody's responsibility and should be a grassroots effort. How you can approach shifting culture from a change management perspective in your organization. The reason a company needs a strong culture and how it affects the bottom line. How disruption can be a major source of innovation in an organization's culture. What the Great Resignation means for companies and how that shift is affecting company culture and talent. Michele Lau Torres' views on building a more inclusive culture inside of organizations and how they can be more cognizant of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. What her workplace did to keep employees safe during the pandemic and why it was so challenging for essential workers. How she's planning for future changes in the workplace, including skilled workers. Connect with Andy Storch here: https://andystorch.com/ (andystorch.com) https://www.linkedin.com/in/andystorch/ (linkedin.com/in/andystorch) https://tdtt.us/ (tdtt.us/) Connect with Michele Lau Torres: https://www.linkedin.com/in/michelelautorres/ (linkedin.com/in/michelelautorres)

    Talent Development the Army Way with Shay Potter

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 50:17

    In this episode of THE TALENT DEVELOPMENT HOT SEAT, Andy welcomes Shay Potter, a 20-year Army veteran who recently transitioned out after being an officer for more than 20 years. They will walk us through how onboarding has been done and what training looks like for different fields in the Army. They also share how the Army handled and responded to COVID by switching some of the training to remote and keeping some people on site while others were working remotely. Shay Potter is a 20-year Army veteran who served in both Iraq and Afghanistan as a military intelligence specialist, design and change management planner, and has held multiple jobs developing the workforce and its leaders. They very recently transitioned out of the Army and are working on the next steps but enjoys coaching people and consulting with organizations to help them better understand how to attract and retain military veterans. Shay Potter also writes fiction and nonfiction books and is a contributing writer on career change topics for veterans. In this interview, you'll hear: Shay Potter's background and how they landed in military intelligence for the Army and developed an interest in learning and development. Why military life can be very structured at the lower levels but drops away as you become more senior and have to make more complicated decisions. What onboarding looks like when you join the Army and how it is decided by enlisting as a private or as a commissioned officer. The approach they used to create and run new training programs and help officers understand new concepts within their fields and become more proficient. How the transition to working virtually worked in the Army, how it affected training and development, and what the Army did to manage that transition. Why talent development was so appealing to Shay Potter and how they approached it with more creativity. What consumer-based training is and how the Army is innovatively using that method. The methodology the Army uses for learning and development compared to the corporate world. Where Shay Potter is in the transition away from the military and how they're approaching a career post-military. Connect with Andy Storch here: https://andystorch.com/ (andystorch.com) https://www.linkedin.com/in/andystorch/ (linkedin.com/in/andystorch) https://tdtt.us/ (tdtt.us/) https://www.ownyourcareersummit.com/ (https://www.ownyourcareersummit.com/ ) Connect with Shay Potter: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shaydpotter/ (linkedin.com/in/shaydpotter)

    Bonus Q&A with Jessica Michaels

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 9:37

    In this episode of THE TALENT DEVELOPMENT HOT SEAT, Andy's guest is Jessica Michaels. She spent 20 years of her career hearing, “You're meeting your goals, but you're still failing.” At 39, she got the diagnosis that explained everything. She is now a neurodiversity coach, consultant, and educator offering support for neurodiverse adults with workplace and career challenges. She also helps employers create neurodiversity programs within their organizations. Jessica Michaels is currently serving as the Talent Development Partner at Adobe. She is an expert in the neurodiversity space. In this bonus interview, you'll hear: 12. Jessica Michaels' biggest career accomplishment. 13. Her biggest career failure and what she learned from that experience. 14. The biggest challenge she sees in talent development today and how it can be addressed. 15. Why she's following the multimodal learning trend in talent development. 16. The book she recommends that's had a big impact on her. 17. The career advice she would give to someone with a neurodiverse brain in order to accelerate their career. Connect with Andy Storch here: https://andystorch.com/ (andystorch.com) https://www.linkedin.com/in/andystorch/ (linkedin.com/in/andystorch) https://tdtt.us/ (tdtt.us/) Connect with Jessica Michaels: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jessica-michaels-6a647153/ (linkedin.com/in/jessica-michaels-6a647153/) https://www.ndworkcoach.com/ (ndworkcoach.com) ndworkcoach@gmail.com

    Neurodiversity and Learning with Jessica Michaels from Adobe

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 48:47

    In this episode of THE TALENT DEVELOPMENT HOT SEAT, Andy's guest is Jessica Michaels. She spent 20 years of her career hearing, “You're meeting your goals, but you're still failing.” At 39, she got the diagnosis that explained everything. She is now a neurodiversity coach, consultant, and educator offering support for neurodiverse adults with workplace and career challenges. She also helps employers create neurodiversity programs within their organizations. Jessica Michaels is currently serving as the Talent Development Partner at Adobe. She is an expert in the neurodiversity space. In this interview, you'll hear: How Jessica Michaels made the transition from a sales career to becoming a neurodiversity coach and talent development partner. What led her to pursue an autism and ADHD diagnosis and why it explained so much about her career difficulties. The definition of neurodiversity, how it affects 30% of the world's population, and how it can affect your communication abilities. How she took her own career experience and learning differences to change how she conducted her own workplace training. Why changing the way you train people in your organization in a neurodiversity-friendly way can also assist in training the introverts in your company. How neurodiverse learners can drive innovation and see unique solutions others in your organization may not recognize. The reason Jessica Michaels says we need to change the interview process and job listings to include neurodiverse people and how it can positively affect your workplace. The effect autism has on operating in society and in the workplace and what it can look like to others. Why changing your interview process and job descriptions can attract neurodiverse candidates who perform well. How you can successfully implement changes to support and recruit neurodiverse employees in your organization. What you can do to better account for people with ADHD in your company. Connect with Andy Storch here: https://andystorch.com/ (andystorch.com) https://www.linkedin.com/in/andystorch/ (linkedin.com/in/andystorch) https://tdtt.us/ (tdtt.us/) Connect with Jessica Michaels: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jessica-michaels-6a647153/ (linkedin.com/in/jessica-michaels-6a647153/) https://www.ndworkcoach.com/ (ndworkcoach.com) ndworkcoach@gmail.com

    Bonus Q&A with Julie Turney

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 9:07

    In this episode of THE TALENT DEVELOPMENT HOT SEAT, Andy's guest is Julie Turney. Julie Turney is a heart-centric and people-focused HR professional with over 15 years of experience in the field. She's the brainchild of HRatHeart Consulting Inc., a coaching firm she created after her second bout of HR burnout to help HR professionals build their resilience and agility while providing a safe space to recharge. Julie Turney is also the lead organizer of DisruptHR Caribbean for Barbados--where she lives--as well as Jamaica and Trinidad. She's also the host of “The HR Sound Off Podcast” and author of the book Confessions of an HR Pro: Stories of Defeat & Triumph. In this bonus interview, you'll hear: 12. Julie Turney's biggest career accomplishment. 13. Her biggest career failure and why she prefers her life as an independent consultant versus working in an organization. 14. What she sees as one of the biggest challenges in talent development and why it needs to be addressed. 15. The trend she's following in learning and development. 16. Her favorite book that she reads every year. 17. The advice she would give to someone looking to accelerate their career. Connect with Andy Storch here: https://andystorch.com/ (andystorch.com) https://www.linkedin.com/in/andystorch/ (linkedin.com/in/andystorch) https://tdtt.us/ (tdtt.us/) Connect with Julie Turney: https://www.linkedin.com/in/iamjulieturney/ (linkedin.com/in/iamjulieturney) https://www.amazon.com/Confessions-HR-Pro-Stories-Triumph/dp/0578905825/ (https://www.amazon.com/Confessions-HR-Pro-Stories-Triumph/dp/0578905825/)

    Leveling Up the #HRCommunity with Julie Turney

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 43:04

    In this episode of THE TALENT DEVELOPMENT HOT SEAT, Andy's guest is Julie Turney. Julie Turney is a heart-centric and people-focused HR professional with over 15 years of experience in the field. She's the brainchild of HRatHeart Consulting Inc., a coaching firm she created after her second bout of HR burnout to help HR professionals build their resilience and agility while providing a safe space to recharge. Julie Turney is also the lead organizer of DisruptHR Caribbean for Barbados--where she lives--as well as Jamaica and Trinidad. She's also the host of “The HR Sound Off Podcast” and author of the book Confessions of an HR Pro: Stories of Defeat & Triumph. In this interview, you'll hear: How Julie Turney began her career in human resources, why she burned out twice, and how that led her to write her book Confessions of an HR Pro. The biggest challenge she sees in HR today, why the process-driven profession needs to become more people-focused, and how your HR department can begin to become more people-focused. Why more transparency is needed in HR and what it can look like. The takeaway Julie Turney wants you to have after you read her book. The reason HR professionals are burning out and how that burnout can be addressed. What you can do to analyze your HR career and take more ownership of your schedule. Her tips for building more resilience in your HR career, using agility to make adjustments, and become more proactive. How you can build community in HR and where to start. What Julie Turney does to build her “social muscle” as an introverted HR professional. Why she believes HR is doing as much as they are able to when it comes to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), but there is more work to be done. How she's working in the neurodiversity space, what neurodiversity means, and what they can bring to the workplace. Connect with Andy Storch here: https://andystorch.com/ (andystorch.com) https://www.linkedin.com/in/andystorch/ (linkedin.com/in/andystorch) https://tdtt.us/ (tdtt.us/) Connect with Julie Turney: https://www.linkedin.com/in/iamjulieturney/ (linkedin.com/in/iamjulieturney) https://www.amazon.com/Confessions-HR-Pro-Stories-Triumph/dp/0578905825/ (https://www.amazon.com/Confessions-HR-Pro-Stories-Triumph/dp/0578905825/)

    Post-Pandemic Leadership with Rob Kjar

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 45:48

    In this episode of THE TALENT DEVELOPMENT HOT SEAT, Andy's guest is Rob Kjar. Rob Kjar has over 20 years of experience in leadership consulting and coaching inside organizations and across multiple industries, including pharmaceuticals, financial services, B2B marketing, oil and gas, high tech, and manufacturing. He's led talent development and organizational development teams in North America and globally. Having lived and worked in several other countries, he brings a broad perspective to his clients looking for help with leaders of all levels, especially with high potentials and executive leaders. Rob Kjar is currently the senior managing consultant with Vaya Group, a consulting firm that works with organizations of all sizes to connect people strategy with business strategy and accelerate the success of both. He earned his Ph.D. in Organizational Development from Benedectine University and has written articles for and has spoken at the National Academy of Management Conferences in the areas of global mindset change and organizational development. In this interview, you'll hear: What Rob Kjar says has changed in leadership since the pandemic began and what some of the challenges have been for leaders. The best practices that leaders who are excelling at connection with their teams are using despite the pandemic and the rise of remote work. How he's dealing with people who don't want to be in the office, people who do, and the wrenches that the pandemic has thrown into the work environment. What the Great Resignation is doing to company policies and how organizations can address employees' concerns. Rob Kjar's recommendations for reskilling the workforce for social and emotional intelligence. What workplace diversity looks like in this new normal. The definition of agility and how you can build a more agile and less fragile workplace. What you can do to build more trust between leaders and employees to work collaboratively as a team. The big trends he's following in leadership and talent development and how it's changing leadership. The books Rob Kjar recommends reading for your career. The one piece of career advice he would give to people who want to continue to grow in their leadership careers. Connect with Andy Storch here: https://andystorch.com/ (andystorch.com) https://www.linkedin.com/in/andystorch/ (linkedin.com/in/andystorch) https://tdtt.us/ (tdtt.us/) Connect with Rob Kjar: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-kjar-ab04a915/ (linkedin.com/in/rob-kjar-ab04a915) https://www.vayapath.com/ (vayapath.com)

    Bonus Q&A with Paul Carroll

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 15:19

    In this episode of THE TALENT DEVELOPMENT HOT SEAT, Andy welcomes guest Paul Carroll. Paul Carroll is head of Colleague and Leadership Development at CVS Health, leading a talent development team of 25 professionals who take CVS Health leaders and colleagues to the next level, strengthening their skillsets in their current roles while preparing them for their future roles in the organizations. In his spare time, Paul Carroll is the father of a 14-year-old son and a self-proclaimed autism dadvocate. He's the founder and creator of AutismDadvocate.org, a website community dedicated to fathers of autistic children. His “Autism Dadvocate” podcast is available on iTunes and Spotify. In this bonus interview, you'll hear: 10. Paul Carroll's proudest career moment and why it's so important to him. 11. His most spectacular career failure and what he learned from it. 12. What he thinks is today's biggest challenge in talent development. 13. The trend Paul Carroll is most excited about in talent development. 14. Why he recommends reading the book Together:  The Healing Power of Human Connection in a Sometimes Lonely World by Vivek H. Murthy, M.D. 15. The reason behind starting his podcast, “Autism Dadvocate,” and why he's so proud of it. 16. The one piece of career advice Paul Carroll would give to someone looking to further their career. Connect with Andy Storch here: https://andystorch.com/ (andystorch.com) https://www.linkedin.com/in/andystorch/ (linkedin.com/in/andystorch) https://tdtt.us/ (tdtt.us/) Connect with Paul Carroll: https://www.linkedin.com/in/paul-carroll-autismdadvocate/ (linkedin.com/in/paul-carroll-autismdadvocate) https://www.autismdadvocate.org/ (autismdadvocate.org)

    The Top Five Career Development Mistakes People Make with Paul Carroll from CVS Health

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 44:54

    In this episode of THE TALENT DEVELOPMENT HOT SEAT, Andy welcomes guest Paul Carroll. Paul Carroll is head of Colleague and Leadership Development at CVS Health, leading a talent development team of 25 professionals who take CVS Health leaders and colleagues to the next level, strengthening their skillsets in their current roles while preparing them for their future roles in the organizations. In his spare time, Paul Carroll is the father of a 14-year-old son and a self-proclaimed autism dadvocate. He's the founder and creator of AutismDadvocate.org, a website community dedicated to fathers of autistic children. His “Autism Dadvocate” podcast is available on iTunes and Spotify. In this interview, you'll hear: What Paul Carroll's role is at CVS Health and how his team leverages e-learning and digitization of learning. How CVS approached the change in leadership development and career development when the pandemic hit and how the pandemic is still affecting it. Why agility has been his favorite reaction to the pandemic at CVS and how you can apply some of their successful pandemic reactions to your business. The myth about in-line promotions and why you can't be passive in your career if you want to grow. What you can do to develop a breadth of skills versus just moving up as you move along in your career. How understanding the difference between coaching, mentoring, advocacy, and sponsorship can change your career trajectory. Your approach to networking and how it can build your professional brand or tear it down. Why you need a unique professional brand that has an X factor. How organizations can support employees in their growth and what individuals can do to get better at career development. Connect with Andy Storch here: https://andystorch.com/ (andystorch.com) https://www.linkedin.com/in/andystorch/ (linkedin.com/in/andystorch) https://tdtt.us/ (tdtt.us/) Connect with Paul Carroll: https://www.linkedin.com/in/paul-carroll-autismdadvocate/ (linkedin.com/in/paul-carroll-autismdadvocate) https://www.autismdadvocate.org/ (autismdadvocate.org)

    Working in Your Genius Zone with Gay Hendricks

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 49:59


    In this episode of The Talent Development Hot Seat, Gay Hendricks is with Andy to talk about working in your genius zone. Gay Hendricks is the author of the new book The Genius Zone. He is an author, speaker, and has been a leader in the field of relationship transformation and body-mind transformation for 45 years. He has written more than 40 books and appeared on more than 500 radio and television shows. In this interview, you'll hear: What Gay Hendricks' book The Big Leap is all about and why his new book The Genius Zone is its sequel. How he defines the “genius zone” and what an “upper limit problem” is. What you can do to begin to overcome fear and how can identify it. The biggest upper limit problem Gay Hendricks has faced and how he handled it. How you can begin to discover your own genius zone and why it's so important to find it. His advice for people who know what their genius zone is but requires a big risk to pivot their careers to that. Why owning your time is so important to living and working in your zone of genius. How you can begin to combat comparison in order to feel better about yourself. Why making your creative dreams come true can give you ultimate fulfillment. What a true commitment can do for finding your zone of genius. Gay Hendricks' advice for continuing to spend time in your genius zone if you're already working in it. Connect with Andy Storch here: https://andystorch.com/ (andystorch.com) https://www.linkedin.com/in/andystorch/ (linkedin.com/in/andystorch) https://tdtt.us/ (tdtt.us/) Connect with Gay Hendricks: https://hendricks.com/ (hendricks.com) https://www.linkedin.com/in/gay-hendricks-195a90/ (linkedin.com/in/gay-hendricks-195a90)


    BONUS Career Advice for L&D Professionals with Sarah Cannistra

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 19:50

    On this episode of The Talent Development Hot Seat, Sarah Cannistra is Andy's guest. She is an L&D and career executive coach and founder of The Overnight Trainer, specializing in helping aspiring and existing L&D professionals create and build the L&D career of their dreams. Since beginning her career in L&D over a decade ago, she's created hundreds of learning and development programs for over 5,000 learners, led the learning function for four different organizations, and hired and trained dozens of L&D professionals. Sarah Cannistra now uses what she's learned in her career to develop the L&D careers of others. She is now a career coach specializing in helping learning and development professionals get the best job and accelerate their career success as well as a consultant. In this bonus interview, you'll hear: 10. Sarah Cannistra's proudest career achievement. 11. How she decided to begin her own business and leave the salary and benefits behind. 12. The biggest failure she's had in her career and what she learned from it. 13. What she sees as the biggest challenge in learning and development today. 14. The trend she's paying attention to and where she thinks it's going. 15. What books Sarah Cannistra thinks you should be reading to further your career. 16. Her advice for accelerating your career success. 17. Why she believes you need to join the Talent Development Think Tank Community. Connect with Andy Storch here: https://andystorch.com/ (andystorch.com) https://www.linkedin.com/in/andystorch/ (linkedin.com/in/andystorch) https://tdtt.us/ (tdtt.us/) Connect with Sarah Cannistra: https://www.theovernighttrainer.com/ (theovernighttrainer.com) https://www.linkedin.com/in/scannistra/ (linkedin.com/in/scannistra)

    Career Advice for L&D Professionals with Sarah Cannistra

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 42:25

    On this episode of The Talent Development Hot Seat, Sarah Cannistra is Andy's guest. She is an L&D and career executive coach and founder of The Overnight Trainer, specializing in helping aspiring and existing L&D professionals create and build the L&D career of their dreams. Since beginning her career in L&D over a decade ago, she's created hundreds of learning and development programs for over 5,000 learners, led the learning function for four different organizations, and hired and trained dozens of L&D professionals. Sarah Cannistra now uses what she's learned in her career to develop the L&D careers of others. She is now a career coach specializing in helping learning and development professionals get the best job and accelerate their career success as well as a consultant. In this interview, you'll hear: Sarah Cannistra's advice for people looking to move into learning and development from a different career path and how to carve out your own niche in the L&D space. Why attaining certifications is such a personal decision and how you can evaluate whether they're right for you or not. How you can begin to set yourself up for success once you begin your career in L&D. Sarah Cannistra's advice for using your network to help further your future success. Why talking to people in different roles can help you explore what you want your niche to be. How she assists people who are already in senior positions to continue to grow in their roles. Her recommendation for having your role and L&D as a whole be seen as strategically important to your organization. Why you need to narrow down your job search to match your skillset and your niche. The biggest trend she sees right now in L&D. Connect with Andy Storch here: https://andystorch.com/ (andystorch.com) https://www.linkedin.com/in/andystorch/ (linkedin.com/in/andystorch) https://tdtt.us/ (tdtt.us/) Connect with Sarah Cannistra: https://www.theovernighttrainer.com/ (theovernighttrainer.com) https://www.linkedin.com/in/scannistra/ (linkedin.com/in/scannistra)

    Owning Your Career in L&D

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2021 16:53

    In this solo episode of The Talent Development Hot Seat, Andy discusses how you can own your career in learning and development. Many L&D professionals are focused on caring for others in their organization while forgetting to care for themselves. This episode is all about thinking through your career and where you want it to lead as you work on your personal growth. In this episode, you'll hear: Why self-reflection is important for envisioning where you want your career to go. How to set a vision for your ultimate career goal. Why you need to set specific, timed goals in order to move toward achieving your career vision. Check in on your goals on a regular basis to assess where you are in your progress and make a plan for how to achieve your goals. How to make your goals actionable by writing them down and telling someone about them. Take full responsibility for everything that happens along the way. Take control of your future and the three things you can do to prepare for your future no matter what comes your way. Why your mindset is the most powerful tool for driving your success. Be willing to pivot and take care of your health. Connect with Andy Storch here: https://andystorch.com/ (andystorch.com) https://www.linkedin.com/in/andystorch/ (linkedin.com/in/andystorch) https://tdtt.us/ (tdtt.us/) http://ownyourcareerownyourlife.com/bonus/ (ownyourcareerownyourlife.com/bonus) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0967ND435/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1 (Confessions of an HR Pro) https://www.amazon.com/Own-Your-Career-Life-Drifting-ebook/dp/B08NCHG51Z (Own Your Career Own Your Life)

    Bonus Q&A with Tonille Miller

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 16:05

    On this episode of The Talent Development Hot Seat, Andy welcomes Tonille Miller to the show to discuss managing the ongoing change in the current workplace environment. They also discuss the Great Resignation and what your company can do to keep your employees happy and engaged. Tonille Miller is a consultant and I/O psychologist who advises leaders to operationalize strategy and drive the optimal performance of their organizations and people through digital transformation, change management, the future of work, remote/hybrid workplaces, culture, talent strategy, employee experience, and more. She formerly managed Transformational Change at PwC at Outreach.io before she went out on her own and founded EXT - Experience and Transformation. In this bonus interview, you'll hear: 9. Why Tonille Miller decided to start her own consulting business and what her secret to success has been. 10. What she loves about owning her own business. 11. Why working for herself has been challenging at times. 12. Her biggest career accomplishment. 13. Why she doesn't believe in failure as long as you're learning something from your mistakes. 14. The biggest challenge she sees today in learning and development. 15. The trend she's following and why it could be exciting for learning and development. 16. Her favorite book to recommend. 17. The career advice Tonille Miller would give to people looking to advance their careers. Connect with Andy Storch here: https://andystorch.com/ (andystorch.com) https://www.linkedin.com/in/andystorch/ (linkedin.com/in/andystorch) https://tdtt.us/ (tdtt.us/) Connect with Tonille Miller: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tonillemiller/ (linkedin.com/in/tonillemiller) https://www.experienceandtransformation.com/ (experienceandtransformation.com)

    Managing Change in the Post-Covid World with Tanille Miller

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2021 31:29

    On this episode of The Talent Development Hot Seat, Andy welcomes Tonille Miller to the show to discuss managing the ongoing change in the current workplace environment. They also discuss the Great Resignation and what your company can do to keep your employees happy and engaged. Tonille Miller is a consultant and I/O psychologist who advises leaders to operationalize strategy and drive the optimal performance of their organizations and people through digital transformation, change management, the future of work, remote/hybrid workplaces, culture, talent strategy, employee experience, and more. She formerly managed Transformational Change at PwC at Outreach.io before she went out on her own and founded EXT - Experience and Transformation. In this interview, you'll hear: The current changes going on in the corporate world that Tonille Miller is seeing and her perspective on the Great Resignation. What COVID and the new way of working changed about transformation and change in the workplace. Why employees want more choices now and how it's affecting organizations. The mistakes organizations are making as they decide where their employees should be working from and how those issues can be rectified. How personal preferences are impacting the decision to return to the office, move to a hybrid model, or remain remote. Creating the best employee experience possible and what organizations can do to contribute to a great employee experience. Why getting employees involved in co-creating a back-to-the-office environment is so important for buy-in. What organizations should be considering as they attempt to improve retention and keep their employees happy. Connect with Andy Storch here: https://andystorch.com/ (andystorch.com) https://www.linkedin.com/in/andystorch/ (linkedin.com/in/andystorch) https://tdtt.us/ (tdtt.us/) Connect with Tonille Miller: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tonillemiller/ (linkedin.com/in/tonillemiller) https://www.experienceandtransformation.com/ (experienceandtransformation.com)

    Learning and Self-Care for L&D Professionals

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2021 24:12

    In this solo episode of The Talent Development Hot Seat, Andy shares some thoughts on taking care of yourself while working in HR and talent development. This topic came up because he just returned from a five-week road trip with his family in order to take care of himself, and he recently completed an interview with Julie Turney on her show Magnifying HR Voices. In his discussion with Julie Turney, Andy spoke with her about how HR professionals can own their careers and take care of themselves in their careers. In this interview, you'll hear: What learning and investing in your own growth looks like as you're creating learning programs for your organization. Why you should take advantage of the LMS programs you have available to you. The external resources you should be using to fuel your career growth. Why making time for reading can lead to exponential personal and professional growth. How to be intentional and proactive with the type of work that you want to do and build your personal brand Why asking questions and being vulnerable is vital to learning and growth. What investing in self-care means and why you need to do it. How networking can prepare you for your future endeavors and the tools you can use to build your network. Connect with Andy Storch here: https://andystorch.com/ (andystorch.com) https://www.linkedin.com/in/andystorch/ (linkedin.com/in/andystorch) https://tdtt.us/ (tdtt.us/) http://ownyourcareerownyourlife.com/bonus/ (ownyourcareerownyourlife.com/bonus) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0967ND435/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1 (Confessions of an HR Pro) https://www.amazon.com/Own-Your-Career-Life-Drifting-ebook/dp/B08NCHG51Z (Own Your Career Own Your Life)

    Bonus Round Q&A with Alyssa Dver

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2021 15:04

    On this episode of The Talent Development Hot Seat, Andy welcomes Alyssa Dver to the show. She is a trained and accomplished marketing executive and was a Chief Marketing Officer for many companies early in her career, which stirred a fascination for human motivation. As brain science began to bloom and as she began to delve into that topic, her son was diagnosed with a serious neurological condition. That caused her to begin questioning top neurologists, who would Google topics in front of her. That moment led her to her current career path. Alyssa Dver is a confidence crusader, an expert, speaker, and author of many books. She is the Chief Confidence Officer, CEO, and co-founder of the American Confidence Institute, which trains growth-minded people how to coach and self-coach using basic brain science-based tools and techniques. In this bonus interview, you'll hear: 13. Alyssa Dver's biggest career accomplishment and why it stands out to her. 14. Her biggest career mistake and why she regrets it so much. 15. The biggest challenge she sees in talent development right now and why it's an issue. 16. The trend she's following in the corporate space and why she finds it so interesting. 17. The book she would most recommend right now and what made it so good. 18. The advice she would give to someone looking to find more confidence and success in their careers. Connect with Andy Storch here: https://andystorch.com/ (andystorch.com) https://www.linkedin.com/in/andystorch/ (linkedin.com/in/andystorch) https://tdtt.us/ (tdtt.us/) Connect with Alyssa Dver: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alyssadver/ (linkedin.com/in/alyssadver) https://www.americanconfidenceinstitute.com/ (americanconfidenceinstitute.com) https://www.ergleadershipalliance.com/ (ergleadershipalliance.com)

    How to Gain More Confidence for Ourselves & Our People with Alyssa Dver

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2021 50:53

    On this episode of The Talent Development Hot Seat, Andy welcomes Alyssa Dver to the show. She is a trained and accomplished marketing executive and was a Chief Marketing Officer for many companies early in her career, which stirred a fascination for human motivation. As brain science began to bloom and as she began to delve into that topic, her son was diagnosed with a serious neurological condition. That caused her to begin questioning top neurologists, who would Google topics in front of her. That moment led her to her current career path. Alyssa Dver is a confidence crusader, an expert, speaker, and author of many books. She is the Chief Confidence Officer, CEO, and co-founder of the American Confidence Institute, which trains growth-minded people how to coach and self-coach using basic brain science-based tools and techniques. In this interview, you'll hear: Alyssa Dver's marketing background and how that led to co-founding her company, the American Confidence Institute (ACI). How she pivoted her saucy book for women and success to fit for a more corporate HR audience. Why confidence isn't a feeling and how you can really define it in your own life. The impact your mindset has on confidence and how you can begin building your own confidence. Where innate confidence comes from and why Alyssa Dver thinks it may boil down to more nurture than nature. How false confidence looks in the adult world and why it can amount to bullying. Why we need to give confidence before we take it and what that looks like. Her recommendations for what we can do to continue to increase confidence in ourselves. What talent development professionals can do to begin helping build confidence in others to help boost employee careers in your organization. Alyssa Dver's advice for organizations that want to change behaviors within their companies. Why employee resource groups (ERGs) are important and what it takes for them to be successful in an organization. Her tips for creating successful ERGs that won't become an afterthought.

    Developing the Mindset and Mental Strength to Avoid Burnout with Karen Allen

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2021 61:55

    On this episode of The Talent Development Hot Seat, Andy welcomes Karen Allen to the show. Karen Allen is a versatile and talented woman serving as a coach, motivational speaker, and author. She empowers highly motivated individuals and business leaders to harness the power of their mindset and develop the self-awareness necessary to overcome challenges and achieve their full potential. Since 2014, Karen Allen has been studying the human mind, positive psychology, and post-traumatic growth. Combined with her own experience, she has a trifecta that not many other speakers or coaches can offer. She guides her clients with researched-based habits to get them moving and ascending in the direction they crave. She is the creator of the mental exercise Stop & Shift, which teaches you how to let go of negative thought cycles and move to more positive and productive thinking. In this interview, you'll hear: Where we are with the state of mental health and burnout in the workplace at this moment in time and what ultimately triggered it. Why productivity in the workplace has increased due to the pandemic and how it has affected people differently. The risk of employees feeling “on” all the time and what it's doing to employees as well as organizations. Why your top talent may leave your organization and what you can do to prevent it and continue to attract top talent. The three things your employees value above money. How a personal tragedy landed Karen Allen in her current career and why she is so passionate about it. What inspo-action is and how you can use it to get clear on who you are and what you want from life. How you can begin to shift your mindset to overcome big obstacles in your life and move forward with your goals. What inspired action is and how you can begin to live a mindful life. How adopting a growth mindset and silencing your inner critic can lead you to paths you didn't anticipate. Why saying yes to the things that are right for you may lead you to know more about yourself. How having a growth mindset can help you deal with potential failures and mistakes. Karen Allen's tips for creating more self-care opportunities to avoid burnout. What inspired her to create the inspo-action steps and why clarity helps you feel more confident to achieve a goal. What HR and leadership can do to help people own their careers and find more fulfillment with their careers. Her proudest career accomplishments. Her biggest career failure and what she learned from it. The biggest challenge she sees in talent development right now. Why she's following the trend of people leaving their jobs and how it might affect the landscape of employment. The one piece of advice she would give to someone looking to advance their career. Connect with Andy Storch here: https://andystorch.com/ (andystorch.com) https://www.linkedin.com/in/andystorch/ (linkedin.com/in/andystorch) https://tdtt.us/ (tdtt.us/) Connect with Karen Allen: https://www.karenallen.co/ (karenallen.co) https://www.linkedin.com/in/karenallenmillsap/ (linkedin.com/in/karenallenmillsap) https://www.instagram.com/karen.m.allen (instagram.com/karen.m.allen)

    Bonus Round Q&A with Jess Almlie

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2021 13:26


    On this episode of The Talent Development Hot Seat, Andy's guest is Jess Almlie. Jess Almlie has worked in the talent development field for more than 20 years in nonprofit, for-profit, and higher education organizations. She is currently serving as Vice President of Learning Experience in the Benefits Division of WEX, a leading financial technology service provider with nearly 5,000 associates around the world. In this role, she is responsible for casting vision, defining effective learning strategy, developing learning leaders, and working collaboratively across the organization. Jess Almlie has a BA in organizational communication and a Master's in education leadership from North Dakota State University and a certificate in Improving Human Performance from the Association for Talent Development. In this bonus interview, you'll hear: 12. Jess Almlie's biggest career accomplishment and why it means so much to her. 13. The biggest career mistake she made and what she learned from it. 14. The talent development trends she's paying attention to and why she sees the need for agility in learning and development. 15. Why she recommends reading Multipliers by Greg McKeown and Liz Wiseman and Designing for Modern Learning by Crystal Kadakia and Lisa Owens. 16. The advice she would give to someone looking to advance their career. Connect with Andy Storch here: https://andystorch.com/ (andystorch.com) https://www.linkedin.com/in/andystorch/ (linkedin.com/in/andystorch) https://tdtt.us/ (tdtt.us/) Connect with Jess Almlie: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jessalmlie/ (linkedin.com/in/jessalmlie)


    Taking a Curious & Consultative Approach to L&D with Jess Almlie from WEX

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2021 50:01

    On this episode of The Talent Development Hot Seat, Andy's guest is Jess Almlie. Jess Almlie has worked in the talent development field for more than 20 years in nonprofit, for-profit, and higher education organizations. She is currently serving as Vice President of Learning Experience in the Benefits Division of WEX, a leading financial technology service provider with nearly 5,000 associates around the world. In this role, she is responsible for casting vision, defining effective learning strategy, developing learning leaders, and working collaboratively across the organization. Jess Almlie has a BA in organizational communication and a Master's in education leadership from North Dakota State University and a certificate in Improving Human Performance from the Association for Talent Development. In this interview, you'll hear: What working at McDonald's as a trainer taught Jess Almlie about talent development and how she eventually chose that path as her career. Why the manager you're working under makes or breaks the experience you have at a company. How she knows when it's time to take the next step and how you can use that to evaluate your own career. What she's doing in her role in L&D at WEX and what she loves about it. The questions Jess Almlie asks to ensure that she's using processes within the company that are effective and strategic. Why a request for training doesn't necessarily mean that training is what's needed and how she addresses it. The data Jess Almlie uses to guide her training methodology and how you can apply the same approach to your company's training. Why learning will only solve a problem if there is a gap in knowledge and skills and how you can shift your training approach to address the true issues. The three tips she would give to someone looking to get into learning and development and grow a career in that field. The reason curiosity she values curiosity so highly in her role and how it is woven into leadership. What she's enjoyed about the Talent Development Think Tank community and the value she's received from it. Connect with Andy Storch here: https://andystorch.com/ (andystorch.com) https://www.linkedin.com/in/andystorch/ (linkedin.com/in/andystorch) https://tdtt.us/ (tdtt.us/) Connect with Jess Almlie: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jessalmlie/ (linkedin.com/in/jessalmlie)

    Building a Culture of Curiosity with Simon Brown from Novartis

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2021 37:04


    On this episode of The Talent Development Hot Seat, Andy welcomes Simon Brown, Chief Learning Officer at Novartis to the show. Novartis is a Swiss, multi-national pharmaceutical company with over 40,000 employees. Simon Brown is also the co-author of the new book The Curious Advantage. He is a commercially-minded learning leader with experience across a range of the world's leading organizations, having co-founded Brightwave, one of the UK's leading eLearning companies. Simon Brown is co-host of the popular podcast The Curious Advantage with his co-authors, and he is a regular keynote speaker at events around the world.  In this interview, you'll hear: How Andy met Simon Brown and the lessons he's learned that helped with the transition to virtual during the pandemic. The meandering path he took to become a Chief Learning Officer at Novartis today and how it all ties back to learning. Simon Brown's philosophy on learning and development for a large company and why L&D is so important for remaining competitive. The Novartis approach to learning and development, why they teach their leaders to become “unbossed,” and how their approach has changed over the past year. What the biggest impact was on virtual learning during the pandemic and how it affected both Simon Brown and other employees. The tricks he used to create an impactful and effective virtual learning experience. Why he wrote the book The Curious Advantage and what inspired him to write it. How he defines leadership and why it isn't about having all the answers but rather than enabling employees to find the answers. The 7 C's of curiosity and how you can apply them in your organization. Some ways you can begin to create a culture of curiosity in your company. The impact the culture of an organization has on innovation and curiosity. Advantages companies experience when they build a culture of curiosity. What Simon Brown wants people to know about curiosity and creating a culture of curiosity in your organization. Connect with Andy Storch here: https://andystorch.com/ (andystorch.com) https://www.linkedin.com/in/andystorch/ (linkedin.com/in/andystorch) https://tdtt.us/ (tdtt.us/) Connect with Simon Brown: https://www.linkedin.com/in/simoncbrown1/ (linkedin.com/in/simoncbrown1) chttps://curiousadvantage.com/ (uriousadvantage.com)


    Leadership Lessons from Lee Cockerell, Retired Disney EVP

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2021 54:17


    On this episode of The Talent Development Hot Seat, Andy welcomes guest Lee Cockerell, retired Executive Vice President of Operations for the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. He held that position for more than 10 years, and during that time, his responsibilities encompassed a diverse mix of operations that included 20 resort hotels, four theme parks, two water parks, five golf courses, a shopping village, and much more. Lee Cockerell joined Disney in July 1990, and prior to joining Disney, he spent 17 years in various executive positions with the Marriott Corporation and eight years with Hilton Hotels. During his career, he shifted his leadership style from the classic command-and-control to become a more modern, inclusive leader, leading with empathy and discipline and creating an environment where people wanted to come to work. In this episode, you'll hear: How Lee Cockerell overcame a turbulent childhood and began his career in hospitality and eventually landed at Disney. Why insecurity propelled him forward and how continuing to move forward transformed him. Experience, education, and exposure were key to creating a new mindset. What Disney did to reinforce diversity, equity, and inclusion and why Lee Cockerell believes it made the destination so popular. What you can learn about leadership from moms and how you can apply it to your leadership skills. His approach to talent development and creating great leaders and why it's all about the human factor. The three things Lee Cockerell focused on in his role as a Disney EVP and what you can learn from his approach. How Disney maintains its culture of workplace excitement. Why offering opportunity encourages employees to stick around long-term. The types of training Disney offers and how they determine what training is needed. What diversity and inclusiveness are and why these qualities are so important for companies to have. Why you should do the things that make you uncomfortable and how it can change you for the better. Lee Cockerell's proudest career accomplishment. The biggest mistake he's made in his career and what he learned from it. The trend in talent development and leadership he's following right now. Why he recommends reading The Effective Executive by Peter Drucker and The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey. One piece of career advice he would give to anyone looking to accelerate their career. Connect with Andy Storch here: https://andystorch.com/ (andystorch.com) https://www.linkedin.com/in/andystorch/ (linkedin.com/in/andystorch) https://tdtt.us/ (tdtt.us/) Connect with Lee Cockerell: https://www.leecockerell.com/ (leecockerell.com) https://www.linkedin.com/in/leecockerell/ (linkedin.com/in/leecockerell)


    Building Sustainable Change through Compassionate Leadership with James Hudson

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2021 44:01

    On this episode of The Talent Development Hot Seat, Andy welcomes guest James Hudson, who runs a learning and development community in the United Kingdom. Andy initially connected with James Hudson through LinkedIn, and he is a consultant who works with many other L&D professionals. In this conversation, you'll hear what James Hudson is hearing and working on. You'll also hear how to help companies with major organizational change. James Hudson has 20 years of learning and development experience, has worked in and with organizations in the digital, telecommunications, automotive, and financial services sectors, and has also run training around the world. He is also the founder and host of the L&D Mastermind Community, which has over 3,500 L&D professionals around the globe that connect to learn and grow together on a regular basis. In this episode, you'll hear: How James Hudson began his career in learning and development and how he created his popular L&D Mastermind community. The moment he decided to start his own consulting business and how he overcame his fear of it. Creating sustainable change in organizations comes from getting people bought into the “why” of the change. How threat versus reward affects creating change in a company and what he does to help change the employees' mindset about it. What clear communication can do for change and understanding. Using compassionate and people-focused leadership as a tool to inspire change. How collaboration and social learning can be used even when teams are working from home and the tools being used to enable it. James Hudson's expectations for companies as they enter the hybrid work environment. The future of learning and why it may happen in the form of micro-learning and social learning. How the L&D Mastermind began, what people will receive from it if they join, and how to join. Connect with Andy Storch here: https://andystorch.com/ (andystorch.com) https://www.linkedin.com/in/andystorch/ (linkedin.com/in/andystorch) https://tdtt.us/ (tdtt.us/) Connect with James Hudson: lhttps://ldmastermind.com/ (dmastermind.com) https://www.linkedin.com/in/james-hudson-mcipd-fimi-flpi/ (linkedin.com/in/james-hudson-mcipd-fimi-flpi)

    Helping our People Avoid Burnout with Leah Weiss

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 6, 2021 50:57

    On this episode of The Talent Development Hot Seat, Andy welcomes guest Leah Weiss. She's a Ph.D. and created a perenially waitlisted course called “Leading with Mindfulness and Compassion” at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where she is on the faculty for Stanford Business School's lead program. Leah Weiss is a principal teacher and a founding faculty member of Stanford's Compassion Cultivation Program, conceived by the Dalai Llama, and is on faculty for Space Center Houston's Human Performance Accelerator Lab. In 2019, Leah Weiss co-founded Skylyte, a company that specializes in data-driven, scaleable solutions to team health. Dr. Weiss's first book, How We Work: Live Your Purpose, Reclaim Your Sanity, and Embrace the Daily Grind focuses on compassion and resilient leadership through research-backed techniques. Her work guides the mental health and well-being strategies of over 85 organizations, including the Mayo Clinic and Stanford Children's Hospital. In this episode, you'll hear: How the loss of a close friend due to suicide led Dr. Leah Weiss to further explore resiliency and mindfulness and how it became her career focus. Practical tips for beginning a meditation routine and why it should become part of your daily routine. What you can gain from mindfulness and intentionality and why you may not even realize you're practicing mindfulness with your daily activities. Why burnout has become so prevalent and what is really is. How the pandemic particularly affected women adversely and why. Burnout isn't just the number of hours worked but also encompasses moral injury, unfairness, and purpose in the workplace. Dr. Leah Weiss's advice for setting boundaries to avoid experiencing burnout. What resilience is and how you can begin to develop more resilience. Why compassion can look different for everyone and how your organization can become a compassionate organization. How your organization can help prevent employee burnout and create more wellness. The impact of loneliness on wellness and how organizations can address it. Her advice for talent development leaders to improve wellness and help their employees through these challenging times. Connect with Andy Storch here: https://andystorch.com/ (andystorch.com) https://www.linkedin.com/in/andystorch/ (linkedin.com/in/andystorch) https://tdtt.us/ (tdtt.us/) Connect with Leah Weiss: https://www.linkedin.com/in/leahweissphd/ (linkedin.com/in/leahweissphd)

    Building a Content Curation and Learning Experience Platform with Neda Schlictman from Deloitte

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2021 40:11

    On today's episode of The Talent Development Hot Seat, Andy welcomes guest Neda Schlictman. She is a human performance executive with more than 25 years of experience leading high-performance teams. She continuously pioneers leading talent development strategies, enabling business impact through agility and transformative market-leading solutions. In 2008, Neda Schlictman became Chief Learning Officer for the U.S. and Global Tax at Deloitte and led the transformation of the talent development strategy for both tax organization and cross-business talent development. She had a principal role in establishing the learner experiences at Deloitte University and the learning experience at Deloitte overall. In this interview, you'll hear how she established those experiences and Deloitte's approach to learning. In this episode, you'll hear: Neda Schlictman's background as a teacher and how she moved into her current career path. The differences she's experienced between professional services and retail corporate holdings and why she prefers the professional services world. What it was like to work for a declining brand like Sears and the invaluable lessons she learned there. How Neda Schlictman helped to develop Deloitte University and why it took a village to create the guiding principles in order for it to be successful. What Deloitte University did to pivot to digital learning and development when COVID-19 hit and how they're planning for the future post-COVID. The system Deloitte University uses to curate its content and its built-in social component. How she's approached team effectiveness in the virtual remote world. What steps she implemented for her teams in order to ensure they were taking care of their mental health. What you need to know about the learning experience platform (LXP) and how it can be beneficial to your organization. Why Neda Schlictman is writing articles about LXP and why she believes it's so important to share that information. Connect with Andy Storch here: https://andystorch.com/ (andystorch.com) https://www.linkedin.com/in/andystorch/ (linkedin.com/in/andystorch) https://tdtt.us/ (tdtt.us/) Connect with Neda Schlictman: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nedaschlictman/ (linkedin.com/in/nedaschlictman) https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/great-outcomes-require-grit-tenacity-neda-schlictman/ (linkedin.com/pulse/great-outcomes-require-grit-tenacity-neda-schlictman) https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/bringing-project-cura-life-shared-vision-inspiration-tough-neda/ (linkedin.com/pulse/bringing-project-cura-life-shared-vision-inspiration-tough-neda) https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/perfection-futile-neda-schlictman/ (linkedin.com/pulse/perfection-futile-neda-schlictman) https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/you-cant-always-get-what-want-neda-schlictman/ (linkedin.com/pulse/you-cant-always-get-what-want-neda-schlictman) https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/making-impact-lasts-neda-schlictman/ (linkedin.com/pulse/making-impact-lasts-neda-schlictman)

    The New Social Contract and Future of Work with Nuno Gonçalves from Mars

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2021 38:11

    In this episode of The Talent Development Hot Seat, Nuno Gonçalves is a senior human resources leader who is at the forefront of envisioning and driving business and HR life transformations. He is an early pioneer in the move toward continuous transformation as a new reality and is currently the Global Head of Strategic Capability Building for Mars, working on understanding the crucial capabilities for the future and that the business strategy is fully aligned with Mars University. He spent time as the Chief Learning Officer for another major company in Europe and has a long history of work in L & D and capability building. Andy and Nuno Gonçalves discuss global transformation, what strategic capability building is, and how it works with L & D, and what's changing in the world of talent development. In this episode, you'll hear: Nuno Gonçalves explains his role as Global Head of Strategic Capability Building and what it means for his company. How learning and development are cultivated at Mars and how the corporate universities play a role in L & D. The changes happening in the global learning and talent development space and the companies that are leading the way for these changes. What “learning in the flow of work” means and how it's being applied. How the social contract between corporations and employees is changing and why it may change the face of what work looks like. An explanation of the employment social contract and how it affects the economic model. Why organizations should be aspiring to create a culture of learning in the flow of work and some steps they can take toward creating it. Nuno Gonçalves's belief that HR professionals need to become leaders who need to become visionaries of the future and how it can move a company in the right direction. How he sees the future of work in 2021 and beyond. What “economics of mutuality” means and how it's being used at Mars. The myth that needs to be deconstructed for progression to continue. Connect with Andy Storch here: https://andystorch.com/ (andystorch.com) https://www.linkedin.com/in/andystorch/ (linkedin.com/in/andystorch) https://tdtt.us/ (tdtt.us/) Connect with Nuno Gonçalves: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nuno-goncalves/ (linkedin.com/in/nuno-goncalves)

    Combining L&D Strategies in a Merger and Eliminating Bias in the Talent Review Process with Mario Brown

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2021 36:54

    Today on The Talent Development Hot Seat, guest interviewer Bennett Phillips speaks to Dr. Mario Brown, Chief Talent Development Officer at First Horizon Bank in Memphis, Tennessee.  In this episode, you'll hear: What Dr. Mario Brown's role is with First Horizon Bank and how it is closely aligned with their learning and development functions as well as with the Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer. How he handled his company's merger with another organization and his appointment as Chief Talent Development Officer. Why relationships inside and outside of Mario Brown's organization were so important to completing a successful merger. How proactively leading change can help both employees inside the organization and clients feel heard. What he does to address biases and how it affects talent planning and development at First Horizon Bank. Why an evaluation of both companies' systems during the merger was an important part of bringing the two cultures of the organizations together. Why professional development opportunities may have an impact on an employee's ability to rise in the organization. Connect with Andy Storch here: https://andystorch.com/ (andystorch.com) https://www.linkedin.com/in/andystorch/ (linkedin.com/in/andystorch) https://tdtt.us/ (tdtt.us/) Connect with Mario Brown: https://www.linkedin.com/in/drmariobrown/ (linkedin.com/in/drmariobrown)

    Developing Leaders for the Modern Workplace with Tonya Cornileus

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2021 46:43

    This episode is all about leadership development, modern leadership, developing modern leaders, and developing inclusive leaders. Today's guest is Tonya Cornileus. She's a teacher, certified leadership and life coach, a trusted advisor to executives, and an award-winning HR executive. She's currently the Vice President of Development, Inclusion, and Wellness at ESPN. In this interview, you'll hear some of Tonya Cornileus's background, her philosophy on modern leadership, and what characteristics leaders need today to be successful. In this episode, you'll hear: How Tonya Cornileus got into talent development and why her experience as a teacher in inner-city Miami taught her to always remember the people. The biggest challenges people face when they initially become managers or leaders and what you can do to overcome them. What she does to help leaders shift their mindset about leadership, what creates a phenomenal leader, and how you can begin to shift your mindset. The themes Tonya Cornileus is beginning to integrate into her leadership development to create modern and inclusive leaders. Her best practices for creating a great modern leader. Why leaders at ESPN are expected to roll up their sleeves and get involved in creating employee programs and how it creates support for those programs. The must-have competencies and experiences we need to develop in the modern workplace. How COVID-19 impacted our ability to stay connected and collaborate and what we've learned about work-life balance during the pandemic. What you can do to make sure your company culture is inclusive and how it can make your team better. The most common thing you need to overcome to have an aha moment. Connect with Andy Storch here: https://andystorch.com/ (andystorch.com/) https://www.linkedin.com/in/andystorch/ (linkedin.com/in/andystorch/) https://tdtt.us/ (tdtt.us/) Connect with Tonya Cornileus: tonya.cornileus@espn.com http://instagram.com/tonya.yourahalife (instagram.com/tonya.yourahalife) http://linkedin.com/in/tcornileus (linkedin.com/in/tcornileus) http://yourahalife.com/resources (yourahalife.com/resources)

    All About Digital Learning with David James

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2021 56:27

    This episode is all about digital learning and leveraging data. Andy welcomes guest David James to the show. He is the Chief Learning Strategist at Looop, and he’s been a people development professional for more than 20 years, most notably as Director of Talent, Learning, and OD for the Walt Disney Company across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. David James is also the host of The Learning and Development Podcast, a prominent writer and conference speaker on topics around modern and digital L&D, and a member of the CIPD L&D Advisory Board. In this episode, you’ll hear: How David James became passionate about digital learning and, as a result, pivoted his career. The lessons Disney culture taught him that have served him well during his career. Why building your own personal brand is so important to growing your career, especially in a company like Disney. The current state of digital learning in the COVID-19 era and why there is such a difference between online learning and tech-enabled learning and the opportunities of digital. What effect rich learning vs. passive learning has on employee continuing education and why training doesn’t always translate to results. Why you need to stop thinking about event-based learning and instead start thinking about the problems your team faces. The biggest mistakes people are making in the transition to digital learning from in-person learning. What organizations are doing correctly in the digital learning space. How to get the data you need to meet the needs of your organization. David James’ prediction for L&D and what it may look like going into 2022. Connect with Andy Storch here: https://andystorch.com/ (andystorch.com/) https://www.linkedin.com/in/andystorch/ (linkedin.com/in/andystorch/) https://tdtt.us/ (tdtt.us/) Connect with David James: https://twitter.com/davidinlearning (https://twitter.com/davidinlearning) https://twitter.com/LandDPodcast (https://twitter.com/LandDPodcast) https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidjameslinkedin/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidjameslinkedin/)

    The Power of Rituals to Improve Engagement with Erica Keswin

    Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2021 36:22

    Erica Keswin joins Andy on this episode of The Talent Development Hot Seat to talk about the power of rituals to improve engagement and productivity as well as inclusion in the workplace. She is a bestselling author, internationally sought-after speaker, and founder of the Spaghetti Project, a roving ritual devoted to sharing the science and stories of relationships at work. She helps businesses, organizations, and individuals improve their performance by honoring relationships in every context and was named one of Marshall Goldsmith’s top 100 coaches in 2020 as well as Business Insider’s Most Innovative Coaches of 2020. Erica Keswin’s bestselling book, Bring Your Human to Work: 10 Surefire Ways to Design a Workplace That is Good for People, Great for Business, and Just Might Change the World was published in 2018, and her newest book, Rituals Roadmap: The Human Way to Transform Everyday Routines into Workplace Magic was published in January 2021. In this episode, you’ll hear: Erica Keswin’s background as a connector and how it led to her examining the impact of technology on the workplace. Why putting technology in its place can help us stay connected rather than disconnected. How you can use rituals to become more intentional about connecting with others even when it involves technology. The definition of “ritual” and you can apply it practically to your workday. The shift she’s noticed from office work to working from home, the rituals people are missing in their commutes, and how they’re adapting to the change. Why rituals are defined with intention while habits are rote. The three Ps of rituals that you can begin to incorporate right now into your workplace and the return on investment (ROI) it creates. What rituals can do to contribute to inclusion. Why rituals need to be defined with a purpose. The magic question Erica Keswin asks company leaders to help define their company rituals. Some easy questions to ask for establishing some healthy rituals in your organization. Surprising rituals she’s learned some companies do. Connect with Andy Storch here: https://andystorch.com/ (andystorch.com/) https://www.linkedin.com/in/andystorch/ (linkedin.com/in/andystorch/) https://tdtt.us/ (tdtt.us/) http://ownyourcareerownyourlife.com/mistakes (ownyourcareerownyourlife.com/mistakes) Connect with Erica Keswin: https://ericakeswin.com/ (ericakeswin.com/)

    Leveraging ERGs for Talent Acquisition & Development with Yvonne Harris

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2021 31:45

    Andy welcomes Yvonne Harris to the podcast to discuss diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and employee resource groups (ERGs). Yvonne Harris is a DEI leader, corporate social responsibility champion, and human resources expert. Prior to her consulting business, she was with Capgemini North America, a global leader in consulting, technology services, and digital transformation where she held roles in DEI, diversity talent attraction, inclusion brand leader, and as an HR leader for their Houston office. Yvonne Harris also has a passion for making a positive contribution to issues that impact women and has led her to involvement in a community-wide effort to increase awareness about maternity mortality and to advocate for improvement in women’s healthcare. In this interview, Andy digs into all things ERGs including what they are, how to get the most out of them, the mistakes a lot of organizations make, some of the best practices in setting up and using ERGs, and some examples and topics she’s seen organizations use. In the bonus content of this interview, which is only available in the Talent Development Think Tank private podcast, Andy talks to her about running her business, some of her challenges, the proudest moment in her career, biggest mistakes, trends she’s following, books she recommends, and her career advice for you. In this episode, you’ll hear: How Yvonne Harris became involved with DEI and ERGs. What employee resource groups (ERGs) are and why they are important to organizations. How ERGs are being used in talent recruitment and development and as outreach. Why talent development leaders should view ERGs as an effective business partner in what they’re trying to drive. What employee resource groups can do to create development opportunities in an organization and how they connect employees to one another. The mistakes in ERG programs that your organization needs to avoid. The best practices Yvonne Harris has seen in employee resource groups and why they work so well. How the COVID-19 pandemic has affected ERGs with virtual networking and talent development. The most popular employee resource groups Yvonne Harris sees and how you can start your own ERGs. Why you should poll your employees before planning your employee resource groups. Connect with Andy Storch here: https://andystorch.com/ (https://andystorch.com/) https://www.linkedin.com/in/andystorch/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/andystorch/) https://tdtt.us/ (https://tdtt.us/) Connect with Yvonne Harris: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ynharris/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/ynharris/)

    Ted Fleming from CVS on How to Develop Yourself and Others

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2021 36:46


    Today’s guest is Ted Fleming, who is the head of talent development for CVS, which is the drugstore and healthcare company with more than 300,000 employees. His responsibilities include learning and career development for all employees, executive development, and providing business consulting solutions. Ted has more than 30 years of experience in the healthcare, financial services, and education industries as a strategic planner, consultant, business owner, and general manager. Ted Fleming is the author of the new book Develop: 7 Practical Tools to Take Charge of Your Career, and he speaks frequently with others on career development. Andy speaks with him about the importance of networking to build your career. In this episode, you’ll hear: Ted Fleming’s background in education, banking, and how he landed in the healthcare industry. What surprised him most about working with human resources (HR). How he navigated working in healthcare during the COVID-19 pandemic. The philosophy he’s used to help his frontline employees handle the recent challenges and how he’s helped them continue to learn and train even when they’re hourly. How Ted Fleming and his team have approached diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and how they plan to continue those initiatives. How you can use the tips in his book to feel more confident in your career. The three things you can do to begin feeling unstuck in your career. Why you should follow your curiosity to discover a new career path. How you can use your network to help guide your career choices and identify transferable skills. Why you need to identify your leadership style and your personal brand and how those two things can affect future career growth. The reason feedback is so important for an organization to provide to its employees to fuel career growth. His proudest career accomplishment and the mistake he makes too often. The virtual learning trend and how it’s affecting his industry. The reason you need to read The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership by John Maxwell and The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz. Why activating your network is the most important part of growing your career. Connect with Andy Storch here: https://andystorch.com/ (https://andystorch.com/) https://www.linkedin.com/in/andystorch/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/andystorch/) https://tdtt.us/ (https://tdtt.us/) Connect with Ted Fleming: https://tedfleming.com/ (https://tedfleming.com/) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B084JMVCG9/ (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B084JMVCG9/)


    Get Out of Your HR Comfort Zone with Tracie Sponenberg

    Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2021 43:06

    Andy welcomes Tracie Sponenberg, the Chief People Officer at The Granite Group, which is a plumbing wholesale company based in New Hampshire. Formerly a paper-pushing, compliance-driven HR person, Tracie Sponenberg became a people-first business leader several years ago and has made it a mission to help others do the same through speaking around the globe and writing daily on LinkedIn. An introvert and bookworm at heart, she started becoming uncomfortable, and it changed her life for the better. In this episode, you’ll hear: How Tracie Sponenberg started in HR and how it led her to where she is today. The pros and cons of working for a small business versus where she started at UPS. Her methodology for building her personal brand on social media and how she began creating that brand. How she’s using Clubhouse and what she’s learning there. What Tracie Sponenberg means when she says she transitioned from a paper-pusher to a people-first business leader. Why companies lose sight of the importance of their people and how it began to shift. What you can do to develop better self-awareness to become a better person and build a better career. How being an introvert did not keep her from becoming a good public speaker who enjoys it--but then needs a break after it’s over. Why so many HR professionals are focused on paper first and how they can change that mindset. What HR leaders can do to make the shift to people first and adopt a growth mindset. HR’s role in talent development and why traditional structures may be inhibiting that role. The culture of learning and what your organization needs to adopt in order to create this type of culture. Tracie Sponenberg’s work in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and the steps she’s taking hand-in-hand with her CEO to create a better company. Her greatest accomplishments personally and professionally. Her biggest career mistake and why it taught her an important lesson. The biggest shift she sees companies making and why it’s an important one. The book Tracie Sponenberg wants you to read now. Why networking is the fastest way to accelerate your career. Connect with Andy Storch here: https://andystorch.com/ (https://andystorch.com/) https://www.linkedin.com/in/andystorch/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/andystorch/) https://tdtt.us/ (https://tdtt.us/) Connect with Tracie Sponenberg: https://www.linkedin.com/in/traciesponenberg/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/traciesponenberg/) https://twitter.com/traciespon (https://twitter.com/traciespon) https://www.instagram.com/traciespon/ (https://www.instagram.com/traciespon/)

    Stop Living on Autopilot with Antonio Neves

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2021 51:40

    Andy’s guest is Antonio Neves, who is the author of four books, including Stop Living on Autopilot: Take Responsibility for Your Life and Rediscover a Bolder, Happier You. He is also the host of The Best Thing podcast where he talks with leaders about the best thing to happen to them that would never appear on a résumé. Antonio Neves and Andy have hosted Clubhouse rooms together after being introduced recently. In this interview, they discuss how people can take more ownership of their careers, how they can stop living on autopilot, and the things that hold people back, and how they can move past those. Andy and Antonio Neves also talk about how you can move forward and the importance of surrounding yourself with the right people, setting the right goals, and making the right moves in your career. In this episode, you’ll hear: How Antonio Neves’ background and how he transitioned into his current career. What his Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is and how it relates to his professional and personal lives. Why Antonio Neves needed a course correction in his life, which led to writing Stop Living on Autopilot. What you can do right now to begin your own course correction if you feel like you’re on autopilot. Antonio Neves’ definition of success and why you shouldn’t downplay your success. Why you need to surround yourself with friends who are excited to see you win. How to set yourself up for success without leaving longtime friends and colleagues behind. What you can do to find happiness and fulfillment exactly where you are now. Why asking questions at organizations can help create a more fulfilling work life and career and get off autopilot. How COVID has affected communication and outreach in organizations when employees are craving feedback and authentic communication. The trend Antonio Neves is noticing with young people and how they’re investing in themselves. His actionable steps for people who want to stop living on autopilot. Connect with Andy Storch here: https://andystorch.com/ (https://andystorch.com/) https://www.linkedin.com/in/andystorch/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/andystorch/) https://tdtt.us/ (https://tdtt.us/) Connect with Antonio Neves: https://theantonioneves.com/ (https://theantonioneves.com/)

    The Four Disciplines of Execution with Chris McChesney

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2021 46:41

    Andy welcomes Chris McChesney, co-author of The 4 Disciplines of Execution: Achieving Your Wildly Important Goals, which is a #1 Wall Street Journal bestseller with more than 500,000 copies sold. Chris McChesney and his team are soon releasing a new revised edition of the book that teaches leaders how to create lasting organizational change through creating accountability and focusing on the wildly important. Chris McChesney is the global practice leader of execution for Franklin Covey and one of the primary developers of The 4 Disciplines of Execution. For more than a decade, he’s led Franklin Covey’s ongoing design and development of these principles. In this episode, you’ll hear: The story behind how Chris McChesney started at Franklin Covey 30 years ago. Why you should embrace failure and take a risk. Chris McChesney’s biggest failure and what it taught him. What opportunity looks like and why it’s worth the extra effort. How Chris McChesney defines success and why it may be a private victory. The background of The 4 Disciplines of Execution and the secret of its success. Why initiatives die in an organization and the steps you can take to improve your business execution. What the 4 disciplines are and how you can apply them to your life and business. Why you should start small with the 4 disciplines of execution and how small changes create big results. What Chris McChesney says you can do today to instill more accountability and use the 4 disciplines to get things done. The trend Chris McChesney is following and why talent development leaders need to know about it. The one piece of advice Chris McChesney would give you to accelerate your career success. Connect with Andy Storch here: https://andystorch.com/ (https://andystorch.com/) https://www.linkedin.com/in/andystorch/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/andystorch/) https://tdtt.us/ (https://tdtt.us/) Connect with Chris McChesney: https://www.chrismcchesney4dx.com/ (https://www.chrismcchesney4dx.com/) https://amzn.to/3gbdKqA (https://amzn.to/3gbdKqA)

    Pamela Fuller on Inclusion and Unconscious Bias

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2021 43:25

    Pamela Fuller on Unconscious Bias Today’s guest is Pamela Fuller, an author and expert on inclusion and unconscious bias. She’s always been tied to issues related to inclusion with an emphasis on exploring the impacts of bias and pushing a bit more into making progress in this world. Pamela Fuller has worked for more than 15 years in the public and private sectors, supporting clients and solving complex problems. She currently serves as Franklin Covey’s thought-leader on inclusion and bias well as a global client partner responsible for supporting some of the organization’s most strategic accounts. Pamela Fuller’s new book is called The Leader’s Guide to Unconscious Bias. In this episode, you’ll hear: Pamela Fuller shares her background, which began with nonprofits, and how her career transitioned after she received her MBA. How behavior change affects talent development and the formation of a career. The question individual leaders must ask themselves about diversity and unconscious bias and how micro-actions lead to macro-change. Why Pamela Fuller’s book The Leader’s Guide to Unconscious Bias was so timely given the events surrounding George Floyd in the summer of 2020. What effect bias has on your behavior and what you can do to acknowledge them and evaluate its impact. Types of bias and how they impact talent development, including affinity bias and negativity bias. Why Pamela Fuller believes women and people of color are over mentored and under sponsored in their careers. The reason honest feedback in performance reviews and coaching is so important to talent development and how it can be affected by affinity bias. How to identify unconscious bias with introspection and self-awareness and what you can do right now to become more aware of it. How our origin story affects our biases. What leaders can do to cultivate connections and utilize empathy and curiosity to better understand circumstances. Why an experience important to us opens our aperture to the reality of someone outside of ourselves and increases our empathy. How unconscious bias affects workplace performance and talent development and why an inclusive team performs more efficiently. What you can do to confront unconscious bias with sincerity and lead with curiosity. Pamela Fuller recommends assuming good intent along with curiosity and empathy to create space to get to know people, along with leading with questions, in order to build a more meaningful connection. The current trends Pamela Fuller sees in the corporate space and the challenges they’re facing. Pamela Fuller’s career advice that you need to hear right now to achieve growth. Connect with Andy Storch here: https://andystorch.com/ (https://andystorch.com/) https://www.linkedin.com/in/andystorch/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/andystorch/) https://tdtt.us/ (https://tdtt.us/) Connect with Pamela Fuller: https://www.franklincovey.com/speakers-bureau/pamela-fuller/ (https://www.franklincovey.com/speakers-bureau/pamela-fuller/) https://www.linkedin.com/in/pamela-fuller-mba-she-her-08ab379/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/pamela-fuller-mba-she-her-08ab379/) https://www.franklincovey.com/unconscious-bias-book/ (https://www.franklincovey.com/unconscious-bias-book/)

    My Interview on the Transform your Workplace podcast with Brandon Laws

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 9, 2021 43:19

    Today I'm doing something a little different. Instead of sharing an interview that I conducted for this podcast, I'm share an interview I did on the Transform Your Workplace podcast hosted by my friend Brandon Laws. If you want to listen on his podcast, you can https://www.xeniumhr.com/hr-resources/podcast/ (go here) to check it out. For free resources, go to ownyourcareerownyourlife.com/bonus If you work in talent development, don't forget to check out our community, the https://tdtt.us/ (Talent Development Think Tank).

    Embracing Curiosity and Empathy in Leadership with Shannon Minifie

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 6, 2021 71:15

    Business leaders must always have the desire to learn if they want to improve their work continuously. Integrating curiosity in leadership does not only hone the business itself, but the people who actually run it as well. Andy Storch sits down with https://boxofcrayons.com/ (Shannon Minifie) to share how they teach people in asking the right questions, helping them elevate their business and experience personal growth at the same time. Shannon talks about how becoming the CEO of Box of Crayons taught her the right way to guide leaders in avoiding overwhelming responsibilities, burnout, and micromanaging. She also explains how they pivoted to cope with the virtual world brought by COVID-19, the importance of empathy in their processes, and her major realizations about working in talent development.

    Shannon Minifie: Teaching Entrepreneurs to Embrace Curiosity in Leadership

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 6, 2021 35:37

    Business leaders must always have the desire to learn if they want to improve their work continuously. Integrating curiosity in leadership does not only hone the business itself, but the people who actually run it as well. Andy Storch sits down with Shannon Minifie to share how they teach people in asking the right questions, helping them elevate their business and experience personal growth at the same time. Shannon talks about how becoming the CEO of Box of Crayons taught her the right way to guide leaders in avoiding overwhelming responsibilities, burnout, and micromanaging. She also explains how they pivoted to cope with the virtual world brought by COVID-19, the importance of empathy in their processes, and her major realizations about working in talent development.

    Coaching to Emotional Intelligence in a Virtual World with Tim Hagen

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 30, 2021 71:23

    We hear all the time about the importance of coaching and emotional intelligence. During stressful times, people need to draw upon their EI to maintain resilience. But how do you coach to emotional intelligence and how do you get your leaders to do it regularly in a virtual world? Well get your notepad ready because that’s what this session is all about. Tim Hagen is the President and Chief Coaching Officer of Progress Coaching and a well known workplace coaching expert. He is a member of the Forbes Coaching Council and the host of the Coaching Conversations Podcast and is also a regular speaker at conferences and on webinars around the world and I’m excited to bring his expertise to you today.  Tim shares with us: The biggest mistakes that managers and organizations make Why feedback is not coaching What is emotional intelligence How to improve self-awareness The #1 thing upper level managers can do is to get some group coaching going Why coaching sessions needed to be activity-based  How to think about using empathy in the workplace What can organizations do to improve culture and EI If you are interested in joining the TDTT community for only $1 for the first month, go to TDTT.US and join us before the offer ends!

    Coaching to Emotional Intelligence in a Virtual World with Tim Hagen

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 30, 2021 35:41

    We hear all the time about the importance of coaching and emotional intelligence. During stressful times, people need to draw upon their EI to maintain resilience. But how do you coach to emotional intelligence and how do you get your leaders to do it regularly in a virtual world? Well get your notepad ready because that’s what this session is all about.Tim Hagen is the President and Chief Coaching Officer of Progress Coaching and a well known workplace coaching expert. He is a member of the Forbes Coaching Council and the host of the Coaching Conversations Podcastand is also a regular speaker at conferences and on webinars around the world and I’m excited to bring his expertise to you today. Tim shares with us:The biggest mistakes that managers and organizations makeWhy feedback is not coachingWhat is emotional intelligenceHow to improve self-awarenessThe #1 thing upper level managers can do is to get some group coaching goingWhy coaching sessions needed to be activity-based How to think about using empathy in the workplaceWhat can organizations do to improve culture and EIIf you are interested in joining the TDTT community for only $1 for the first month, go to TDTT.US and join us before the offer ends!

    Leading the Multigenerational Workplace in the Virtual World with Lindsey Pollak

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 23, 2021 72:35

    Developing different generations of talent and navigating careers were already a big challenge before the pandemic and now both have become infinitely more complicated. But there are some great things we can be doing to develop ourselves and the younger generations and we are going to share those with you today.  Lindsey Pollak is a New York Times bestselling author and one of the world’s leading experts on today’s multigenerational workplace. She was named to the 2020 Thinkers50 Radar List, which honors 30 global management thinkers whose work is shaping the future of how organizations are managed and led. Lindsey has published such books as Getting from College to Career and The Remix: How to Lead and Succeed in the Multigenerational Workplace. Her next book, Recaclualting; Navigate Your CAreer Through The Changing World of Work will has just been published today! In this episode, we discuss: How the multigenerational workforce has changed in the virtual world The challenges that the crisis creates for different generations How COVID has changed the landscape for early career professionals How the job application process is changing in the new world What Millennials and Gen Z want and need including real job opportunities The concept of the “lifelong colleague” The practice of providing “manager toolkits”

    Leading the Multigenerational Workplace in the Virtual World with Lindsey Pollak

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 23, 2021 36:17

    Developing different generations of talent and navigating careers were already a big challenge before the pandemic and now both have become infinitely more complicated. But there are some great things we can be doing to develop ourselves and the younger generations and we are going to share those with you today. Lindsey Pollak is a New York Times bestselling author and one of the world’s leading experts on today’s multigenerational workplace. She was named to the 2020 Thinkers50 Radar List, which honors 30 global management thinkers whose work is shaping the future of how organizations are managed and led. Lindsey has published such books as Getting from College to Career and The Remix: How to Lead and Succeed in the Multigenerational Workplace. Her next book, Recaclualting; Navigate Your CAreer Through The Changing World of Work will has just been published today!In this episode, we discuss:How the multigenerational workforce has changed in the virtual worldThe challenges that the crisis creates for different generationsHow COVID has changed the landscape for early career professionalsHow the job application process is changing in the new worldWhat Millennials and Gen Z want and need including real job opportunitiesThe concept of the “lifelong colleague”The practice of providing “manager toolkits”

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