47: Applying Design Thinking to #covid19 Challenges with Innovation Accelerator Noelle Dye

While known as an approach for product innovation, Design Thinking can help leaders navigate through the myriad challenges presented during and beyond COVID-19. On today’s episode, I chat with innovation guru Noelle Dye, who pioneered design thinking work as part of the team that developed P&G’s blockbuster Swiffer products. The essence of Design Thinking is…

46: Lead with Love: L.O.V.E. Will Keep Us Together (LOVE = Living Our Values Everyday )

Join me and my frolleague Jennifer Davis to talk about banishing the Inner Critic from your mind’s talk track, activating the best version of yourself, spicing up your team’s values with invigorating new principles, and honoring your personal values as a fundamental measure of success during the “New Now.” This is episode is Part 3…

45: L.O.V.E. On a Two-Way Street (LOVE = Lots of Virtual Employees)

Tired of redundant lists of best practices for remote teams? The focus of this webinar is leading virtual teams in times of crisis. Learn and experience in real time a few clever approaches for building sustainable connection, trust, and productivity – including a no-BS Team Agreement, an effective turbo coaching model, and creative new roles for team…

44: Lead with Love: Crazy Little Thing Called L.O.V.E. (LOVE = Literally Overwhelmed by Various Emotions)

This episode is Part 1 of the LEAD WITH LOVE “Music Festival”: A free 4-Part webinar series on personal and professional resilience during the COVID-19 crisis. Because we’re all in the midst of redefining our priorities, roles, schedules, and lives, we created this series to help empower people and teams with tools to become more grounded, purposeful,…

43: 6 Best Practices for SHIFTing smoothly to #WFH

With millions of workers globally now working from home in the wake of #covid19, it’s important to reduce confusion and set people up for success during this new normal. That not only includes your team but also clients, vendors, cross functional partners, and any other stakeholders with whom you typically communicate. In this episode, I…

42: Shifting to cultures of straight talk with former Twitter VP for EMEA and best-selling author, Bruce Daisley

A leader with no shortage of personal and professional shifts under his belt, digital media guru Bruce Daisley astutely lobbied to lead YouTube when no other Google UK leaders seemed to care about it and subsequently brought his passion for leadership and culture to run EMEA for Twitter. While overseeing big growth there, he also…

41: LeaderShifting in the midst of Covid-19

In an impromptu and open-hearted discussion of the leadership issues to consider during this unprecedented time of Covid-19, I’m joined by valued collaborator and fellow leadership development enthusiast, Daniel Kimble, CEO of Resonance Executive Coaching and co-host of the Unshakable Influence podcast. In many ways, our discussion took us  back to basics: communicate clearly, frequently…

40: Open-source software and culture SHIFTS with QuantConnect CEO Jared Broad

On today’s episode, learn how startup founder and CEO Jared Broad left his native New Zealand on a cargo ship to do humanitarian work in Asia and ultimately founded QuantConnect, an algorithmic trading platform that is SHIFTing the way hedge funds generate “alpha,” or active return on investment against an index or benchmark. Their platform…

39: Lessons in SHIFTing gears from bootstrapped startup founder Jim Downs

Jim Downs, CEO of Chicago-based custom trading software company Connamara Systems, has had a fascinating career path. Once an avionics engineer, an Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (ICBM) telemetry expert with the CIA, and market maker at the CBOT and CBOE, he founded Connamara in 1998. On today’s episode, he shares some of the lessons he has…

38: Tips for “The Good Guys” in the #metoo Era with Femily

Part 2 of my interview with Femily, Silicon Valley’s Gender and Inclusion Consultant, focuses on what “the good guys” can do to support women in the #metoo era. Sadly, some men who would never harass have become reluctant to mentor women, and this will only hurt business results all around. So it’s more important than…