Category Archives: Interviews

Let’s Get Radical podcast – Building Collaboration interview

Teams can make or break your company or organization. In this episode, we talk with leadership development consultant Steffan Surdek about building strong and efficient teams and how to leverage those elements for success. Join us as we talk with Steffan about his experience working with businesses as he shares some of his favorite stories and lessons.

Small business owners and creative freelancers, get ready. Let’s Get Radical is not your typical business radio show. Jody Padar and Liz Gold take a peek into your company’s financial underwear drawer with an insightful and compassionate eye. You’ll get tips and tricks, strategies and guidance and straight talk on how to get more radical with your practices and policies and reap the rewards. They talk technology, tools, attitudes and passion. They interview those who have done it and are learning to do it now. They talk about how business is changing and operating from the mindset of abundance. This show is for small business owners and creative freelancers like you who are looking for answers with a radical approach and fun. Jody and Liz dislodge the stodgy and energize you to take your business, whatever you do, to the next level. Let’s Get Radical is broadcast live every Tuesday at 8 AM Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Business Channel.

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The 4 Principles of Success Podcast – Episode 36

The 4 Principles of Success podcast is where Antonio Holman chats with successful people about the 4 principles of success: enhancing Knowledge, Health, Wealth and Spirituality. He strongly believes that with a solid foundation of these 4 principles, success in any realm of life can be greatly achieved. The 4 Principles of Success podcast goes narrow and deep by having conversations today’s successful people who have experienced the trials and tribulations of life and business while focusing on the 4 principles of success.

In this episode, I speak with Antonio about a wide variety of topics from the content I write on provokingleadership.com to what drove me to launch Pyxis Cultures, to my take on his 4 principles of success.

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Q&A: Why Experiential Learning Should Be Part Of Your Employee Training – forbes.com

There are a lot of different learning styles out there; not everyone is suited to listening to a lecture, then going off to perform a task or follow a procedure. Employee training is needed not only to establish expectations on tasks but to impart company goals and culture.

One way to get everyone up to speed is trough experiential learning, a process where students or employees get their hands dirty while practicing a new task, then reflecting on what happened. The process has a number of advantages, including employing multiple senses and emotional connections when training, in order to create stronger memories.

Below, member of Forbes Coaches Council talk about why they favor the use of experiential learning to train employees.

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Q&A: Easy Onboarding Techniques To Welcome And Inspire New, Young Hires – forbes.com

Employers and hiring managers don’t typically give much thought to onboarding new employees aside from giving them a general tour and assigning them a first task. Few of them actually have a plan to make new hires feel welcome and appreciated by making sure they are included in the organization’s culture as soon as possible.

Onboarding should be more than an afterthought. It is actually considered the second most important HR practice after recruiting in terms of the impact it has on a business, according to research from consulting firm BCG. It is especially important if the new hire is a millennial or a fresh college graduate who is just joining the workforce, since proper onboarding will result in high employee loyalty and retention, ultimately leading to higher growth and profit.

Below, 15 members of Forbes Coaches Council share a series of easy onboarding practices and techniques that will help your new employees feel right at home in your organization.

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Q&A: 13 Ways To Regularly Support Your Employees’ Personal Development – forbes.com

One of the most important things you can do to nurture and retain talent is provide them with personal development opportunities. This can encompass anything from leadership training or building a new skill, to simply pursuing a passion that inspires an employee in and out of the workplace.

But personal development is not one-size-fits-all: In a Forbes article, Joe Folkman writes that most individual personal development plans fail because they’re not driven by the individual and his or her interests.

Members of Forbes Coaches Council share 13 ways managers can show support for their employees’ personal development initiatives, while still giving them the autonomy they need to grow in their own way.

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TechTarget podcast interview now online!

Last week, I did an interview with Yvette Francino, the editor of the Search Software Quality area of the TechTarget web site and had a fun adventure! Now that our conversation is available online, I decided to talk about this experience. As usual, if you want the details you have to read on…

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