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How to Find Inner Peace - with Lauren Smith

How to Find Inner Peace - with Lauren Smith

August 9, 2022

The term "Spirituality" is often confusing.  Is it about religion?  Meditation?  Mindfulness?  Maybe a better definition is that it's about inner peace.  Our guest today, Lauren Smith is an expert in looking at this question and provides us some tips on getting to inner peace.  Lauren hosts the wildly-popular Master Your Mind, Business, and Life Podcast and speaks with guests from all over the world on topics relating to these.  We discuss what inner peace is, and more importantly, ways we can get it in today's tumultuous times.

How to Develop Your Positive Intelligence - with Lei Comerford

How to Develop Your Positive Intelligence - with Lei Comerford

August 2, 2022

We've all heard of IQ.  Some of us know about EQ.  But what about PQ?  PQ stands for Positive Intelligence and it's a concept that can help you quiet negative voices in your head and enable you to make better decisions.  It also help you increase your self-confidence, emotional self-control, resilience, optimism, and empathy, while decreasing overwhelm, burnout, stress, and conflict.

If that sounds good to you, then please listen to this episode with our special guest Lei Comerford.  She is a coach who also facilitates the PQ program.  We talk about PQ and she even debriefs my assessment results so you can get a better sense of what this program does.  As a listener, you also get a discount if you want to get into Lei's next bootcamp.  For more information, click HERE.

The Spirit of Selling for Success in Recruiting - with Rhonda Petit

The Spirit of Selling for Success in Recruiting - with Rhonda Petit

July 18, 2022

If you're an HR professional, recruiting new talent is probably one of your biggest challenges.  It's a case of too many positions for too few candidates.  To succeed according to our guest Rhonda Petit, you have to learn to master the sales process.  Rhonda is the author of The Spirit of Success and the owner of 3x5 Consulting. In this interview, she shows us how to build better connections and learn how to engage candidates by operating within the universal laws of sales success.  Lots of good information in this episode!

The Diversity Factor:  How to Ignite Superior Organizational Performance - with James McKim

The Diversity Factor: How to Ignite Superior Organizational Performance - with James McKim

June 28, 2022

Many of you are working on DE&I initiatives.  We know we should do it because it's the right thing to do, but what if it also bolsters the bottom line?  According to today's guest, James McKim, those different perspectives can do just that!  James is the managing partner of Organizational Ignition and the author of The Diversity Factor:  Igniting Superior Organizational Performance. You'll get lots of great ideas and the stats to back them up in this episode.  Enjoy!

HR Tips for New Managers - with Joe Price

HR Tips for New Managers - with Joe Price

June 13, 2022

Managers have a responsibility to Protect the House.  This means handling safety issues, customer care issues, and finally, and sometimes most importantly, legal issues.  Our guest today is Joe Price, Member of the Robinson & McElwee PLLC law firm from Charleston, WV.  Joe takes the time to show you step-by-step how lawyers can make your job very difficult if you're not taking care of your people.  This is probably one of our most important podcasts so tune in and take lots of notes!!!

Current Trends in Recruiting and Retention - with Martin Plumlee

Current Trends in Recruiting and Retention - with Martin Plumlee

May 23, 2022

The early 2020s will probably be remembered for challenges in remote work, recruiting, and retention.  Navigating this can be challenging for any company and certainly any HR professional.  Our guest today, Martin Plumlee, is an expert in the world of recruiting and talent management.  We discussed the nature of the current challenges, strategies to attract the best talent, and ideas to keep your best talent where it belongs:  in YOUR company.  Martin is a great guy and I know you will enjoy this interview!

Extreme Words of Wisdom for the Newly-Promoted Supervisor - with Keppel Bharath

Extreme Words of Wisdom for the Newly-Promoted Supervisor - with Keppel Bharath

May 16, 2022

More often than not, people are promoted to roles in management with very little training and few expectations set.  That of course is a recipe for disaster (although it keeps us busy at Boss Builders!) but one you can prevent.  Our guest today is one of the most knowledgable people I know.  Keppel Bharath is a retired Senior Fellow from Pratt & Whitney Canada.  I had the pleasure of meeting Keppel many years ago and was amazed at his knowledge.  He was on my original podcast a couple of years ago and I want you to hear this powerful interview.  Lots of tips so be sure to take good notes!

 

How to Create a Workplace Where Everyone Belongs - with DDS Dobson-Smith

How to Create a Workplace Where Everyone Belongs - with DDS Dobson-Smith

May 3, 2022

Many of my listeners are busy working on developing cultures of diversity, equity, and inclusion. My guest on this episode, DDS Dobson-Smith tells us to also include BELONGING in this effort.  DDS is the Founder of Soul Trained.  He is an author, coach, speaker, and consultant who helps organizations create the type of culture where people are accepted for WHO they are, leading to a more cohesive, successful, and effective organization.  DDS is the author of You Can Be Yourself Here:  Your Pocket Guide to Creating Inclusive Workplaces by Using the Psychology of Belonging.  

How to Create the Workplace You Crave - with Anne Jacoby

How to Create the Workplace You Crave - with Anne Jacoby

April 19, 2022

Is it possible to create a workplace culture that exudes creativity?  According to our guest Anne Jacoby, it is. Anne is an accomplished public speaker, author, entrepreneur and CEO of Spring Street Solutions, dedicated to cultivating creativity at work. She offers practical tools for business leaders to build the culture they crave. By blending her background in the arts and business know-how, Anne addresses how cultivating creativity is essential in the new world of work. 

Promotions are so Yesterday - with Julie Winkle Giulioni

Promotions are so Yesterday - with Julie Winkle Giulioni

April 12, 2022

You know that careers don't operate like they used to. And yet, career development continues to keep going along as it has for decades. Something's got to change. It's time to discover a new framework and tools that will allow you to reimagine and update career development so you can help employees tap the endless possibilities for growth and satisfaction beyond promotions.  Our guest today, Julie Winkle Giulioni is a champion for workplace growth and development and helps executives and leaders optimize talent and potential within their organizations.  Julie and I discuss this as well as training strategies to use in today's hybrid environment.

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