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Amanda Setili shares a podcast from her series Fearless Growth where she interviews Ken Blanchard and Randy Conley,  the authors of the new book, Simple Truths of Leadership: 52 Ways to Be a Servant Leader and Build Trust, on leadership. The world is in desperate need for a new model of leadership, say Ken Blanchard and Randy Conley. We have seen the results of self-centered leadership, the kind that loves power and status. They make the case that it’s just…
Greg Acton shares a podcast that explains why you should challenge assumptions when solving problems. While leadership entails guiding people in the direction of success, it also requires the ability to look at problems and seek solutions. How you frame those problems can have much to do with the solution arrived at. Mark Twain once said, “What gets us into trouble is not what we don’t know, it’s what we know for sure that just ain’t so.” Remaining convinced that…
Creating your own podcast provides multiple benefits, including: – RELATIONSHIPS: An opportunity to build relationships with potential clients or collaborators – VISIBILITY: If you host an interview-based show, your guests may promote the episode to their followers on social media – CREDIBILITY: Even if a client doesn’t listen to a single minute of your show, if you’ve published 50 episodes on a topic, you’ll be viewed as more credible than someone with a similar background who has not published any…
Morten Stilling shares a podcast from his series Lifting Construction. In this episode, Michael Moran from digital construction consultancy Telos Systems explains how he, together with three client companies, has successfully laid the foundation to benchmark construction project performance, identify potential improvements, digitize, and lift performance to the highest level of performance.   Access the full podcast, Three steps to build your executive dashboard, on Spot-Solutions.dk….
Jared Simmons shares an episode from his podcast, What is Innovation. In this episode, he interviews William A. Lumpkin, Head of New Products Strategy & Business Development for Alexion, Astra Zeneca Rare Disease Business Unit. Will shares how innovation works within the pharmaceutical industry and how marketing and science differs especially in commercialization. EPISODE SUMMARY William A. Lumpkin is Head of New Products Strategy & Business Development for Alexion, Astra Zeneca Rare Disease Business Unit. Will shares how innovation works…
Amanda Setili shares how she started her podcast Fearless Growth with a little help from her friends and what she learned in the process.  When my podcast guest Ginger (Virginia) Bowman was a waitress right out of college, she went to see Jurassic Park and instantly had the desire to create animated imagery like the creatures in that movie. Although she lacked any training or knowledge relevant to the entertainment industry, Ginger started telling anyone who would listen, “That’s what…
Indranil Ghosh has launched a new podcast where he unpacks the success stories from his network of champions in impact business. For over a decade, I have been working companies which have made a material impact on the environment, on human health, and on social equality—while also returning extraordinary financial returns to shareholders along the way. Each week starting August 10th, I will unpack the success stories of entrepreneurial champions from my network, digging deep to find the winning practices…
  David A. Fields shares a few key tips on promoting your services through a podcast in the best possible way. Podcasts are (relatively) easy to produce, the barrier to entry is virtually zero, and they’ve become more popular than cabbage patch dolls in the 1980s. Should your consulting firm have a podcast? Probably. Can you leverage the podcast movement to your consulting firm’s advantage? Absolutely. My consulting firm can trace a substantial portion of our revenues to podcasts. Your…
  In this podcast,Tineke Keesmaat interviews Dr. Elsbeth Johnson who shares her ground-breaking research on how leaders and managers can achieve successful strategic change in their organizations.  Big, strategic change efforts often fail. Virtually all of them are harder than they need to be. Why is this and what can leaders do to make change stick?  Leaders must learn to step up in the early stages of an organizational change, and then step back in its later stages. This combination…
  In this episode of Subscription Stories, Robbie Kellman Baxter interviews Electronic Arts’ Mike Blank about bringing subscription to the world of gaming. They discuss the challenges of subscriptions in the gaming industry, how to encourage consumers to discover new content within the subscription, and how EA offers multiple consumer models to support their “player first” promise. ‘EA has historically built their model around these awesome specific franchises, each with their own fan base: Madden, Battlefield, The Sims. So why…
  Charity: water’s MZ Goodman joins Robbie Kellman Baxter to share how she is applying subscription model best practices to a nonprofit. They discuss how MZ leverages content marketing and digital community strategies developed in her work at The New York Times to build a donation-based subscription model, how they’ve leveraged a single 20-minute video to raise millions, and how to think about a Forever Promise in the context of engaging donors. Welcome to the show. It’s your host, Robbie…
  Diane Mulcahy was recently interviewed on the Ideas X People podcast where she discusses the gig economy and how to use it to your advantage. I actually created the MBA class on the gig economy at Babson College about seven years ago, and at the time, the gig economy was not even a thing that people talked about or even were aware of. When people I used to tell people the name of the course, they would ask me…
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Eric Hiller to our community.  Eric is the managing partner of Hiller Associates, the leading consulting firm specializing in product cost management (PCM), should-cost, design-to-value and software product management. He is a former McKinsey & Company engagement manager and operations expert. Before McKinsey, Mr. Hiller was the co-founder and founding CEO of two high technology start-ups: aPriori (a PCM software platform) and TADA.today. Before aPriori & TADA, he worked in product development and manufacturing at Ford…