Culture Fix | Colin Ellis | Episode 109

April 8, 2020

Business leaders are well aware that their organization’s viability directly relates to its culture. Research shows that 92 percent of senior executives cite culture as a critical driver to their company, yet only 16 percent said their culture “is exactly where it should be.” Even knowing culture transformation is a critical strategy for giving them a competitive edge, leaders tend to avoid embarking on it — because it involves risk, time and money. A cultural evolution is a complex undertaking and isn’t something you hire a consultant to lead or that you purchase off the shelf. If people within the organization don’t believe in the culture change, aren’t involved in it or simply don’t understand it, it will fail. Leaders need to prepare their organization for cultural evolution by answering the “why this and why now?” questions and providing a foundation upon which the activity required to deliver the change can be built.

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The Leadership Killer | US Navy SEAL (retired) John Havlik | Episode 108

April 1, 2020

Captain John “Coach” Havlik, U.S. Navy SEAL (Retired), led special operations teams around the world during his 31-year naval career, including the Naval Special Warfare Development Group, the SEAL’s most elite operational unit. Captain Havlik was a nationally ranked swimmer and is a member of the West Virginia University Sports Hall of Fame and Mountaineer Legends Society.

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Applying Conscious Leadership | Michael Bianco-Splann | Episode 107

March 25, 2020

Today’s leaders have many faces. From pedal-to-the-medal startups to behemoth multinational corporations, those in various leadership roles have one thing in common: they’re all burning out. A 2013 study of C-Suite executives and senior managers found that roughly 80 percent of respondents felt overworked, overloaded, powerless, and unrewarded. Fast forward to 2019, and in some industries, such as healthcare, burnout is so extreme it could push 51 percent of executives to leave their jobs. And just this May, the World Health Organization recognized this crisis by expanding its definition of occupational burnout in the ICD-11 International Classification of Diseases.

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Developing a Culture of Engagement | David Veech | Episode 106

March 18, 2020

Engagement and culture are two aspects which followers yearn for within any organization. They want to feel like they belong in the organization, that the organization understands them as an individual, and that they feel connected with their organization at the core level. Yet too many organizations out there couldn’t care less about this aspects. […]

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The Strategy Mindset 2.0 | Chuck Bamford | Episode 105

March 9, 2020

Far too many organizations formulate their strategy with antiquated approaches designed to make everyone feel good, and then fail to implement anything meaningful. Ineffective strategies, assessed using assumptions rather than quantifiable metrics, muddy organizations’ abilities to hone an identity that will make them stand out. Developing goals around the business’s true competitive advantages — determined using a five-factor test — will distinguish them in the eye of the customer and result in extraordinary returns.

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Embracing the Warrior’s Edge | Jannell MacAulay | Episode 104

March 2, 2020

All leaders need an edge to be at the top of their performance. If we leaders fail, so do our teams and organizations. Sometimes we need to seek out help in getting that edge and at times that edge comes from those who are trained to the highest standards. Dr Jannell MacAulay is a combat […]

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People over Process | Michael K. Levine | Episode 103

February 23, 2020

Today’s leaders face a situation no one imagined fifty years ago: getting a hundred or more people to assemble complex and abstract ideas into an invisible, effective decision-making machine. The key is focusing on people, not process. Agile software development is transforming how businesses run. But too many leaders are in the dark when it comes […]

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Why Digital Transformations Fail | Tony Saldanha | Episode 102

February 16, 2020

Digital transformation is more important than ever now that we’re in the Fourth Industrial Revolution, where the lines between the physical, digital, and biological worlds are becoming ever more blurred. But fully 70 percent of digital transformations fail.

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Embrace AI as an Humachine | John Wood | Episode 101

February 10, 2020

There’s a lot of hype, hand waving, and ink being spilled about artificial intelligence in business—and enterprises are taking the bait. According to a 2019 report by Gartner, AI implementation has grown by an astounding 270 percent in the past four years and has tripled in the last year alone. By 2021, IDC researchers predict that organizations will spend $52.2 billion annually on AI-related products. We’ve spent decades feeding AI vast amounts of data and propping it up with energy-hungry data centers. But despite its speed and smarts, AI lacks one critical element: common sense. AI simply can’t replicate the decision-making abilities of its flesh-and-blood counterparts. AI isn’t ready for prime time. But the Humachine is.

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Episode 100!!

February 3, 2020

It’s been a heck of a ride. In this episode of the Moving Forward Leadership Podcast I keep it simple. Just one question but many answers. In this episode you’ll hear from many past guests and a few future quests. As they answer: How can leaders best serve their people today? So sit back, relax […]

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