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Jacob Morgan is a best-selling author, speaker, and futurist who explores what the future of work is going to look like. The goal of the show is to future-proof your career and your organization by giving you the insights you need to adapt to how the...Show More
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Are We Living In The Future Of Work?

01:44 | May 23rd

There are countless conversations, concerns, theories and ideas about the future of work. Will AI and automation take over? Will we experience major job loss? Will there be a ton of new jobs created? Will we all be on Universal Basic Income and be ab...Show More
Keeping Up With The Accelerating Pace Of Change: Insights From Mastercard's President Of Operations And Technology

1:06:16 | May 20th

Ed McLaughlin is the President of Operations and Technology at Mastercard, where he has worked for the past 14 years. In his current role Ed oversees all of Mastercard’s technology functions including the global network, processing platforms, informa...Show More
Where Is Your Yellow Notepad?

02:07 | May 16th

Sam Walton was the creator of Walmart and Sam’s Club, two hugely successful retailers that have been around for many, many years. He had a practice that he carried out for many years at the beginning of his career that we may view as simple nowadays,...Show More
How Fidelity Investments Is Using Data And Analytics To Create A Diverse And Inclusive Organization

1:04:02 | May 13th

Amy Philbrook is the Head of Diversity and Inclusion at Fidelity Investments, a financial services company with around 50,000 employees. She’s been with Fidelity for 24 years working in almost every department. She started her career there in custome...Show More
Don't Empower Your Employees, Stop Disempowering Them

01:34 | May 9th

One of the common questions I have been asked in the past is, how do we empower our employees. For me the answer has always been about investing in employee experience. But lately I have been thinking about the root cause of this problem. Why do we n...Show More
The Best Leadership Advice From Walmart, Box, Lego, National Grid, WD-40 And Others

1:00:33 | May 6th

Having great leadership inside of an organization is critical. An organization can succeed or fail based on how it is lead. I’ve had some great discussions on the podcast over the years on this topic of leadership and today I’m sharing a few of my fa...Show More
The Real Question Around Jobs and Automation

01:46 | May 2nd

AI and Automation is still at the forefront of so many conversations that business leaders are having. And the core issue that continues to be the main focus of these conversations is whether we are going to create more jobs than we replace or vice v...Show More
The Nine Lies About Work: Insights From Cisco’s SVP Of Leadership And Team Intelligence

1:11:43 | Apr 29th

Ashley Goodall is that SVP of Leadership and Team Intelligence at Cisco and the author of the new book, Nine Lies About Work: A Freethinking Leader’s Guide to the Real World. Prior to Cisco, Ashley spent 14 years at Deloitte where he worked in severa...Show More
Every Day Should Be Employee Appreciation Day

01:32 | Apr 25th

Most organizations set aside specific time to appreciate employees. Sometimes it is one day a year, sometimes once a month, but it is usually sporadic. Usually it consists of one day a year where the company provides food, games, activities, prizes, ...Show More
Why Organizations, Governments, Educational Institutions, And Individuals Need To Work Together To Shape The Future Of Work

1:08:08 | Apr 22nd

Thomas Kochan is the George M. Bunker Professor of Work and Employment Relations at MIT’s Sloan School of Management and co-director of the MIT Institute for Work and Employment Research. Thomas has actually been a faculty member at MIT since 1980. I...Show More
The One Trait Most Leaders Don't Have

03:25 | Apr 18th

Are you a leader that truly acts like a coach and mentor? A leader who actually believes in being a coach or mentor to their employees doesn’t stop once the employees get to a certain level of success. They are willing to help others be more successf...Show More
The President Of Amy's Kitchen On Finding Your Purpose And Figuring Out The Right Company To Work For

1:14:31 | Apr 15th

Xavier Unkovic is the President of Amy’s Kitchen, a family owned, privately held company founded in 1987 that manufactures organic and non-GMO convenience and frozen foods. Amy’s Kitchen employs around 2,400 people in California, Oregon, and Idaho an...Show More
What Is The Internet Of Things?

03:29 | Apr 11th

The Internet of Things (IoT) is having a huge impact on the way we live and the way we work. But many people are still trying to figure out what IoT actually is. Here is my simple explanation. The Internet of Things (IoT) is a huge topic of discussio...Show More
CEO Of IDEO On How Leaders Can Apply Design Thinking Inside Of Their Organizations And Why They Must

1:13:21 | Apr 8th

Tim Brown is the CEO of IDEO, the global design and innovation company behind projects such as the first Apple mouse and the first notebook style computer. The team of around 800 people are located around the world and they come from a wide variety o...Show More
Think Like A Futurist

03:13 | Apr 4th

Imagine you are looking through the narrow end of a paper cone. The space in the cone closest to your eye is very narrow and closed in, but the farther out into the cone you look the wider it becomes. Futurists use a tool/technique called the cone of...Show More
Founder Of The Ritz-Carlton On Creating Purpose For Your Employees, Why It Matters, And How To Do It

1:03:35 | Apr 1st

Horst Schulze is the Co-Founder and former President of the Ritz-Carlton and author of the new book, Excellence Wins: A No-Nonsense Guide to Becoming the Best in a World of Compromise. Even though he is technically retired, he is staying extremely bu...Show More
Shifting From Linear To Exponential Thinking

02:18 | Mar 28th

When we normally think about change, whether in our organizations or even in our personal lives, we tend to think about linear change. But what would happen if we thought about exponential change instead? What’s the difference? Well a couple of years...Show More
Developing A 21st Century Workforce: Insights From The CEO Of Siemens USA

1:08:36 | Mar 25th

Barbara Humpton is the CEO of Siemens USA, a global company that operates in several areas including industry, energy, healthcare, and infrastructure. They have almost 400,000 employees around the world in 190 countries and Barbara is responsible for...Show More
Should You Standardize Your Corporate Culture?

01:51 | Mar 21st

Business leaders at companies around the world are always asking, “how can we standardize corporate culture across all of our locations?” My response is, “do you really want to do that?” Standardizing corporate culture is a subject that comes up quit...Show More
How The CEO Of Zapier Leads A 100% Remote Team

1:08:48 | Mar 18th

Wade Foster is the Co-Founder and CEO of Zapier, a company that allows you to connect the apps you use daily in order to automate tasks and save time. The company was started back in 2011 as a side hustle for Wade and fellow founders, Brian and Mike....Show More
The One Game Business Leaders Should Play

03:57 | Mar 14th

The game of Chess has been around since the 6th Century AD and it has been a huge part of my life for as long as I can remember. I think all business leaders should learn how to play because there are so many business lessons we can learn from Chess....Show More
Columbus 2020: How This City In Ohio Is Shaping The Future Of Jobs And Preparing The Next Generation

1:09:48 | Mar 11th

Kenny McDonald is the President and Chief Economic Officer of Columbus 2020, an economic development organization for the 11-county Columbus, Ohio region. This initiative was started back in 2010 by a team of more than 20 economic development experts...Show More
It's Not Human Resources, It's Human Transformation

03:00 | Mar 8th

When we think of traditional HR functions we typically think about hiring, firing, policies, training and rules/regulations. But in the future of work we need a shift in the role that HR plays in the organization. We need HR to not be like HR. I know...Show More
How To Lead, Motivate, And Collaborate With A Team You Cannot See: Advice From The CEO Of LiveOps

1:05:45 | Mar 4th

Greg Hanover is the CEO of LiveOps, a virtual call center company that provides services for a wide variety of industries including healthcare, retail, travel, hospitality, and insurance. LiveOps has a little over 200 full-time employees and they hav...Show More
The Key To Being A Great Manager

02:39 | Feb 28th

There are many things that make up a great manager or leader. But I have identified one key characteristic that all truly great leaders and managers should have. It is something that employees all over the world consistently ask for and want. It is t...Show More
What Is Emotional Intelligence And Why Is It A Skill You Need To Focus On Now?

56:38 | Feb 25th

Dr. Marc Brackett is the Founding Director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and Professor in the Child Study Center at Yale University and Dr. Robin Stern is the Associate Director of Partnerships for the Yale Center for Emotional Intell...Show More
Want Job Security? Then You Must Possess This One Crucial Skill

01:26 | Feb 22nd

In this new world of work skills are vitally important. One of the most crucial skills that we can possess is one that could help provide job security even as AI and automation continue replacing jobs. In this rapidly changing world of work and life ...Show More
A Look At Red Hat's Culture: How They Use Open Leadership, Creating Meaning At Work, Dealing With Change, & Much More

1:07:51 | Feb 18th

DeLisa Alexander is the Chief People Officer at Red Hat, a role she has held since March 2011. She is responsible for leading Red Hat’s global Human Capital team, including Red Hat University College of Leadership and Management. She joined Red Hat i...Show More
Ditch The Employee Lifecycle And Focus On Moments That Matter

03:20 | Feb 14th

We all have moments in our lives that stand out from the rest, moments that matter. For me personally some of the moments that matter are the day I got married, the day my daughter was born, and the day I bought my first house. But there are also mom...Show More
How To Take Control Over Technology Instead Of Having It Take Control Over You

1:13:35 | Feb 11th

Cal Newport is a computer science professor at Georgetown University and the author of a brand new book called Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World. He earned his PhD in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT, spe...Show More
Is Technology Really Improving Our Lives

02:25 | Feb 8th

The pace of technology in our world today is faster than it has ever been. We go out and buy the newest phone out on the market with all of the bells and whistles and the newest innovations and then a few months later it is obsolete as there’s a newe...Show More
Staying Relevant In Today's Constantly Changing World: Insights From The CEO Of Box

1:08:28 | Feb 1st

Aaron Levie is the Co-Founder and CEO of Box, a company that specializes in helping companies securely share and manage their information. The company was started back in 2005 while Aaron was in college. Back then it was him and one other person, but...Show More
Elephants, Deadfish, And Vomit, The Secret To Airbnb's Amazing Corporate Culture

02:25 | Feb 1st

In my newest book, The Employee Experience Advantage, Airbnb was ranked one of the best organizations for employee experience and there is a rather odd practice they implement that may be helping them create such a successful corporate culture. Durin...Show More
Author Douglas Rushkoff On Why Humans Are Being Devalued In The Digital Age And How We Can Stop It

1:12:05 | Jan 28th

Douglas is a bestselling author of 20 books, including his most recent, Team Human. He is a research fellow of the Institute for the Future, and founder of the Laboratory for Digital Humanism at The City University of New York/Queens, where he is a ...Show More
What We Do With AI Is A Choice

02:31 | Jan 24th

AI and Automation doesn’t have to create the job apocalypse that some people are worried about. We have a choice to make--will AI replace your workers or will it augment them? I have heard both sides of the AI and Automation debate over the past few ...Show More
A Look Inside Lego: How They Utilize Storytelling, The Power Of Play, And How They Are Redesigning Their Leadership Model

1:15:46 | Jan 21st

Loren Shuster is the Chief People Officer at the Lego Group. He joined the LEGO Group in 2014 from a position with Google as Managing Director of Brand Solutions, Asia Pacific. Loren was also previously with Nokia for 10 years where he worked across ...Show More
Sills Are Greater Than Jobs

01:42 | Jan 17th

Many conversations these days revolve around AI and Automation and whether or not there will be any jobs left for humans in the future. But the truth is, jobs were made to be automated. Our problem is that we are focusing too much on jobs instead of ...Show More
How To Create A Diverse And Inclusive Culture: Insights From Dow Chemical's Chief Inclusion Officer

1:19:49 | Jan 14th

Karen Carter is the Chief Human Resources Officer and Chief Inclusion Officer at the Dow Chemical Company. She is responsible globally for guiding and directing Dow's efforts to create a more diverse and inclusive environment and workforce. “My job, ...Show More
The Changing Nature Of Companies

02:24 | Jan 11th

Looking back 20 or 30 years the very nature and definition of a company was very different than it is today. Companies used to be viewed solely as a place that offered jobs in exchange for compensation. Employees would show up to the building, work 9...Show More
How One Of The Largest Global Apparel Companies Is Building The HR Function

1:17:40 | Jan 7th

Dave Kozel is EVP and Chief Human Resources Officer of PVH Corp, the global apparel company that owns brands such as Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Izod, Speedo and Arrow. PVH employees around 36,000 people and has locations in 40 countries. Dave is r...Show More
The Employee Life Cycle is a Myth, Here's Why

00:19 | Jan 4th

In our organizations we like to put the life cycle of an employee into a neat series of buckets such as recruitment, onboarding and separation. But is the employee lifecycle model really an accurate way to look at an employee’s time at our organizati...Show More
A Shift In Workplace Demographics: How Organizations Need To Adapt For The Aging Workforce

1:16:08 | Dec 31st, 2018

Paul Irving is Chairman of the Milken Institute Center for the Future of Aging and distinguished scholar in residence at the University of Southern California Davis School Of Gerontology. Paul spent much of his life as a corporate lawyer as chairman ...Show More
Employee Experience Cannot Happen Unless We Embrace Empathy

03:08 | Dec 27th, 2018

What is Empathy and why do we need it? A lot of times we confuse empathy with sympathy. In the past organizations have been good with being sympathetic to employees, but in the future of work it is empathy, not sympathy that is crucial for organizati...Show More
How One Of The Largest Law Firms In The World Is Changing The Way They Work, Collaborate, And Lead

1:18:26 | Dec 24th, 2018

Andrew Glincher is the CEO and Managing Partner at Nixon Peabody LLP, one of the largest law firms in the world. Andrew started at Nixon Peabody 30 years ago. He is a first generation college graduate, having grown up in Brockton, Massachusetts. He s...Show More
Change Takes Time to Happen, Don’t Give Up!

03:22 | Dec 22nd, 2018

There has been a major shift in the way we view work. In the past when a company had a position to fill they announced the opening and people jumped at the opportunity. There wasn’t any talk of employee perks, health and wellness programs, workplace ...Show More
How This Fortune 500 Company Gives Its Employees Ownership Of Their Learning, Development, And Success

1:13:45 | Dec 17th, 2018

Caskie Lewis-Clapper is the Chief Human Resources Officer at Magellan Health, Inc., (“Magellan “). Prior to joining Magellan, she served as senior Director for Human Resources Operations for Helix Health, a Baltimore, Maryland-based health care syste...Show More
A Shift In The Way We Think About Work

02:55 | Dec 13th, 2018

There has been a major shift in the way we view work. In the past when a company had a position to fill they announced the opening and people jumped at the opportunity. There wasn’t any talk of employee perks, health and wellness programs, workplace ...Show More
How The World's Largest Employer Is Evolving For The Future Of Work

1:00:28 | Dec 10th, 2018

Jacqui Canney, is EVP and Chief People Officer at Walmart and Clay Johnson, is EVP and Chief Information Officer at Walmart. Jacqui has been with Walmart for three and a half years. She is focused on the development, the retention and the rewarding o...Show More
Work Life Balance Vs. Work Life Integration

02:16 | Dec 6th, 2018

There used to be a time where work and life were kept separate and they did not overlap. Once you got home at 5pm everything that happened at work was put to the side and you focused on your personal life. But today there’s no longer boundaries betwe...Show More
The Future Of Work Is Talent: Organizations Will Win Or Lose Based On Their People

1:11:26 | Dec 3rd, 2018

Dan Shapero is the Vice President of Talent Solutions, Careers, and Learning at LinkedIn. Prior to this, Dan held several positions at LinkedIn, from Vice President of Talent Solutions and Insights to Vice President of North America Sales, Hiring Sol...Show More
How To Keep AI And Automation From Taking Your Job

03:00 | Nov 30th, 2018

A lot of times I hear people discussing AI and Automation in a way that makes it seem like once everything is fully automated we will all lose our jobs. But is that the right way to think about it? When you lose something that means you misplaced it,...Show More
Bringing A 165 Year Old Company Into The 21st Century: Upskilling Employees, Utilizing AI & Data, And Creating A Meaningful Culture

1:15:59 | Nov 26th, 2018

Judy Marks is President of Otis Elevator Company, a 165 year old company that helps move over 2 billion people a day. With 27 years of experience serving federal customers across multiple agencies, her experience spans multiple disciplines including ...Show More
How To Be More Successful In Life And Business

02:21 | Nov 25th, 2018

Have you ever heard of the phrase, “Fake it til you make it”? It is this idea of believing something or telling yourself something even when it’s not necessarily reality yet. I am a big believer in this mindset and I have used it to help me throughou...Show More
Maynard Webb Shares Business & Leadership Lessons He Learned From Yahoo, eBay, And IBM

1:07:35 | Nov 19th, 2018

Maynard Webb is co-founder and board member of Everwise, a talent development startup, and a board member of Visa and Salesforce. Previously, Maynard served as Chairman of the Board of Yahoo!, CEO of LiveOps, COO of eBay, and held executive roles at ...Show More
What Happens When We Rely Too Much On Technology

03:02 | Nov 15th, 2018

Technology is cool and it helps us in daily life. But one thing that is cause for concern is that we tend to over rely on technology. We have this scenario in our heads that in the future we will all have robots that will do things for us at home and...Show More
Seth Godin On Marketing Yourself: What Promises Are You Making And Can You Live Up To Them?

1:14:27 | Nov 12th, 2018

Seth Godin is a bestselling writer, with 18 books and another one coming out on November 13, 2018. His books address various aspects of marketing, advertising, business venturing and leadership. He is also a successful entrepreneur, marketer and publ...Show More
How Your Mindset Can Impact Your Work

01:36 | Nov 9th, 2018

There is a story of a man who walks into a construction site and as he walks into the site he passes by a worker and asks, “What are you doing?” and the worker says, “I’m laying bricks”. The man continues on his way and runs into a second worker and ...Show More
The Science Of Attracting, Recruiting, And Performance Management From Alorica’s CEO

1:13:29 | Nov 5th, 2018

Andy Lee founded Alorica Inc. in 1999 and serves as its Chairman and CEO. Guided by his desire to improve customer experiences and his entrepreneurial talents, he has become one of the leaders in the service and support outsourcing industry. He conce...Show More
Why Following Your Passion is Terrible Career Advice

02:33 | Nov 1st, 2018

We have all heard it before, the advice that many people have given when asked for career advice or when talking to college students entering the workforce--”Follow your passion”. But there are some challenges with that statement. First of all, telli...Show More
Digital Upskilling: How PwC Is Ensuring No Employees Get Left Behind In The Digital Revolution

1:15:39 | Oct 29th, 2018

Mike Fenlon is the Chief People Officer at PwC US, a global network of firms with 208,000 people across 158 countries. PwC firms provided services to 429 of the Global Fortune 500 companies and more than 100,000 entrepreneurial and private businesses...Show More
Why You Should Never Be “Heads Down”

01:47 | Oct 25th, 2018

In a world where things are ever changing at a fast pace, it is no longer good enough to work “heads down”. We have to keep our heads up and be constantly aware of our surroundings. Have you ever had anyone tell you “I’m so busy at work, I’ve just be...Show More
A Look Inside Hyland Software: How This Ohio Based Tech Company Is Attracting And Retaining The Best Talent

1:17:25 | Oct 22nd, 2018

Bill Priemer is the CEO of Hyland Software. Bill joined Hyland in 1997 as Vice President of Marketing. He became Vice President of Sales & Marketing in 2001, Chief Operating Officer in 2005, and CEO in January 2013. Prior to joining Hyland, Bill work...Show More
What Happens When Code Becomes the New Law?

01:58 | Oct 19th, 2018

The length of time it takes to create or update a new law far exceeds the time it takes to update software or code. Are we going to get to a point where code or software surpasses laws in the real world? How long does it usually take us to update or ...Show More
Connecting People To Priceless Possibilities: Insights From MasterCard’s Chief Human Resources Officer

1:07:56 | Oct 15th, 2018

Michael Fraccaro is the Chief Human Resources Officer of MasterCard. In this role, he is responsible for all human resources functions globally, including driving cultural transformation, building leadership capability and creating a company that is ...Show More
How Are We Going To Build The Future Of Work

01:51 | Oct 13th, 2018

Conversations around the future of work usually include questions like, “What is the future of work going to look like?” or “What is the future of work going to bring?”. But this is a very passive view of the future of work. It’s almost as if we are ...Show More
Sweetgreen's CEO On Creating A Meaningful Company Culture And Positively Impacting The Surrounding Community

1:10:03 | Oct 8th, 2018

Jonathan Neman is Co-Founder & CEO of Sweetgreen, an American fast and casual restaurant that focuses on simple, seasonal, healthy food that uses locally sourced ingredients. Jonathan and his co-founders, Nathaniel Ru and Nicolas Jammet, started swee...Show More
Dealing With Change Management Inside Of Organizations

02:46 | Oct 4th, 2018

Humans are creatures of habit; we are not fond of change. But is it the actual change that we find difficult or is it the process of change? I recently heard a quote that makes so much sense, it is “Everybody loves Disneyland, but nobody likes the jo...Show More
Beth Comstock On How To Be A Changemaker, Lead With Imagination And Overcome Challenging Roadblocks

1:12:34 | Oct 1st, 2018

Beth Comstock, is the former CMO and Vice Chair at GE and the author of a new book, Imagine It Forward: Courage, Creativity, and The Power of Change. The book pulls from Beth’s experiences and observations from her 20+ years at organizations like NB...Show More
Creating The Workforce Of The Future: What You Need To Do To Prepare For The Changing Labor Market

1:02:29 | Sep 24th, 2018

Charles Phillips is the CEO of Infor, the largest privately held technology provider in the world. During Charles’ time at Infor the company has more than doubled in size and became the first major software company to offer an integrated, end-to-end ...Show More
How to Keep Your Company From Becoming Irrelevant

02:42 | Sep 21st, 2018

How would it feel if you were on a 30 year train ride on a train that is traveling at such high speeds you aren’t able see anything outside the windows. You would only be able to focus on what is immediately around you in the train; the food you are ...Show More
The Making Of Modern Elders: Why It's Not All About Millennials

1:12:01 | Sep 17th, 2018

Chip Conley is a NY Times bestselling author, founder of Joie de Vivre Hospitality, and the Strategic Advisor for Hospitality and Leadership at Airbnb. His newest book, "Wisdom@Work: The Making of a Modern Elder," was inspired by his post-50-year-old...Show More
We Still Need Humanity in the Future of Work

02:52 | Sep 15th, 2018

AI and automation is at the center of a lot of conversations these days. Most of the time these discussions are focused around efficiency and the ability of AI and automation to get a task done. An autonomous vehicle, for example, can pick you up fro...Show More
Creating A Challenge Culture: Insights From Former CEO Of Dunkin' Brands And Papa John's

1:16:29 | Sep 10th, 2018

Nigel Travis is the current Executive Chairman of the Board for Dunkin’ Brands. Previously, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Dunkin’ Brands and added responsibility as Chairman of the Board in May 2013. Dunkin’ Brands Group controls nearly 19,...Show More
Does Your Company Have A Reason For Being?

02:57 | Sep 7th, 2018

There are some organizations that are great. Their employees love coming to work, they have satisfied customers and they make a great impact on their communities. There are also organizations that are not so great. But what makes some organizations g...Show More
The Future Of Energy And How National Grid Is Future Proofing Itself For The Changes Ahead

1:15:14 | Sep 4th, 2018

Dean Seavers is the President of National Grid, US. Prior to leading the US portion of National Grid, Dean worked in leadership at companies such as Ford, GE, United Technologies and Tyco. National Grid is one of the largest investor-owned energy com...Show More
The Truth About Self-Awareness From New York Times Bestselling Author Dr. Tasha Eurich

1:12:22 | Aug 27th, 2018

Dr. Tasha Eurich is an organizational psychologist, researcher, and New York Times best-selling author. Over her 15-plus-year career, she’s helped thousands of leaders around the world become more self-aware and successful. With a PhD in Industrial-O...Show More
How Often Should You Measure Employee Engagement?

03:53 | Aug 26th, 2018

Is there an optimal number of times to check in with employees or gather data on employee engagement? There is an important element of employee engagement that most organizations are missing out on. All organizations want their employees to be engage...Show More
The Future Is Gen Z: What You Need To Know From CHRO Americas at JLL

1:08:43 | Aug 20th, 2018

Mary Bilbrey is the Chief Human Resource Officer (CHRO) for Americas at JLL, the leading integrated global real estate services and investment management firm. Mary joined JLL in February of 2016. She came to JLL from HSBC, the multinational banking ...Show More
Encouraging Soft Skills At Work

02:53 | Aug 19th, 2018

With major advances in technology and the talk of AI and automation invading the workplace, the subject of soft skills has become a huge topic of discussion for organizations and individual employees. I think soft skills are very important, however I...Show More
The Secret To World Wide Technology’s Success From CEO Jim Kavanaugh

0:00 | Aug 13th, 2018

Jim Kavanaugh is the co-founder and CEO of World Wide Technology.  From St. Louis, Missouri Jim played collegiate soccer, then he played for the U.S. Olympic men’s soccer team in 1984 and finally for the Major Indoor Soccer League. He graduated from ...Show More
The Secret To World Wide Technology’s Success From CEO Jim Kavanaugh

1:11:36 | Aug 13th, 2018

Jim Kavanaugh is the co-founder and CEO of World Wide Technology.  From St. Louis, Missouri Jim played collegiate soccer, then he played for the U.S. Olympic men’s soccer team in 1984 and finally for the Major Indoor Soccer League. He graduated from ...Show More
Taking Off The Gorilla Suite: FINCA's CEO On How To Be A Leader That's True To Yourself

1:15:58 | Aug 6th, 2018

Andrée Simon is the President and Chief Executive Officer of FINCA Impact Finance, a global provider of responsible financial services. FINCA’s network of 20 community-based banks offer responsible and affordable loan and saving products that empower...Show More
The Best Career Advice You Haven't Heard

03:08 | Aug 5th, 2018

Most parents wonder what advice they should be giving to their kids as they grow up and graduate high school. What should they tell them to study in college, what school should their kids go to, what type of career is safe and what type of organizati...Show More
Putting The Humanity Back Into Human Resources: EA’s Chief People Officer On The New HR Function

1:15:42 | Jul 30th, 2018

Mala Singh serves as Chief People Officer for Electronic Arts (EA) where she focuses on developing their talent and cultivating the company culture. In this role, Mala oversees Human Resources, Talent Acquisition, Facilities and Corporate Services. P...Show More
How To Avoid Being A Soul-Sucking CEO: WD-40's CEO On How To Create An Engaged Workplace Culture

1:07:00 | Jul 23rd, 2018

Garry Ridge is President and CEO of the WD-40 Company headquartered in San Diego, California. WD-40 Company is the maker of the ever-popular WD-40 (found in 8 out of 10 US households), as well as 3-IN-ONE Oil, Solvol and Lava heavy duty hand cleaners...Show More
Should You Stay At Your Company?

02:59 | Jul 21st, 2018

We all have many relationships throughout our lifetime; relationships with friends, family, significant others, etc...Some relationships we have thrive, they make us happy and encourage us to be better. But some relationships are unhealthy. They stre...Show More
How To Create A Culture Of Success

55:06 | Jul 17th, 2018

This week’s episode is all about creating meaningful employee experiences and a thriving corporate culture. We are taking a look back at some clips from CHROs, Chief People Officers, and CEOs who are helping their organizations excel in these areas. ...Show More
What Is The One Question We Should Be Asking To Measure Employee Engagement?

02:27 | Jul 15th, 2018

We are obsessed with Employee Engagement in our companies today, but we give employees surveys to fill out with 50-100 questions on them. There has got to be an easier and more direct way to find out if our employees are engaged at work. Have you eve...Show More
Unilever's Chief Learning Officer On How To Foster Curiosity And A Hunger To Learn, Why Companies Need To Focus On Purpose, Sharing The Learning Responsibility And Much More

1:09:40 | Jul 10th, 2018

Tim Munden is the Chief Learning Officer at Unilever. Tim has worked there since 2000, holding roles such as Senior European HR Manager, VP HR – Unilever Food Solutions Americas and VP HR for their Global Business Services. Unilever is found in over ...Show More
How To Tell If You Have A Good Or Bad Corporate Culture

02:32 | Jul 8th, 2018

Corporate culture is really hard to define, but I think it can be defined as the side effects of working for your organization. Take the example of some well-known prescription drugs that are out on the market today. You see advertisements for them o...Show More
How The Best Organizations Are Using Data And Analytics To Stay Ahead Of The Competition

37:46 | Jul 3rd, 2018

Welcome to another episode of The Future of Work Podcast. With this week being a holiday week in the States, the format for this episode is a little bit different. Instead of the usual format where I interview one guest every episode, for this week’s...Show More
What It’s Like To Be A Woman CEO, How AI Is Affecting Legal Services, Creating An Authentic And Engaging Place To Work And Much More

1:09:03 | Jun 26th, 2018

Elena Donio has been Chief Executive Officer of Axiom Global, Inc. since November 2016. Prior to this role,  Donio served as President of Concur Technologies, Inc., from 2014 to 2016. She has also served as a Senior Manager at Deloitte & Touche and a...Show More
Organizations Do What We Design Them To Do

02:59 | Jun 25th, 2018

Why is it that we are so shocked when companies shut down or are slow to adapt to change? We shouldn’t be surprised, because we create organization that do what they are supposed to do. We as humans are good at building things that do what they are s...Show More
How To Ensure You Are A Destination Of Choice For Talent, The Business Value Of Culture, The Future Of Leadership And Much More

1:16:21 | Jun 18th, 2018

Jeffrey Puritt serves as the President and CEO of TELUS International, Inc. Puritt has international experience in communications and technology sectors including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, strategic planning, corporate reorganizations and ...Show More
US Chairman Of PwC On The Future Of Leadership, The Evolution Of PwC, How To Be A Purpose Led, Values Driven Organization, And Much More

1:09:51 | Jun 11th, 2018

Tim Ryan is the US Chairman and Senior Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). Previously he served as the Vice Chairman, having responsibility for the firm’s strategy function and stakeholder relationships including investor relations, regulatory a...Show More
What Is The Future Of Work?

02:34 | Jun 10th, 2018

A lot of people ask the question, “What is the future of work”. But that is not the right question we should be asking. Why? Because it leads to two major assumptions. First, we assume that there is one single future that could happen. Second, we ass...Show More
Former Netflix Chief Talent Officer Reveals What She Learned From Working At Netflix, How The Company Got Its Start, How To Use Tough Love In HR And Much More

1:34:45 | Jun 4th, 2018

Patty McCord is the author of the book, Powerful: Building a Culture of Freedom and Responsibility and starting in 1998 she spent 14 years at NetFlix, serving as Chief Talent Officer. She has more than 15 years experience in Human Resources with high...Show More
Who Controls Work: The Employee or the Employer?

01:36 | Jun 1st, 2018

There is a big debate these days about whose responsibility it is to create a sense of purpose for employees at an organization. Is it up to the employee or the employer? Many people believe that in order to create a workplace where people actually w...Show More
Podcast Mashup: A Look Back At The Advice Given By Past Guests

43:32 | May 29th, 2018

Since we are starting the week with a holiday, I thought we could do something a little different. I have interviewed a lot of fascinating guests over the years ranging from the CIO of IBM to the Chief People Officer at McDonald’s to the CHRO at Alls...Show More
When Technology Becomes a Human Problem

02:24 | May 26th, 2018

Technology is a vital part of our organizations today, but a lot of times we neglect the technology problem and focus solely on the human problem. The truth is both are connected and we have to learn how to fix them both. Employee experience, corpora...Show More
Vistaprint’s CEO On How To Modernize Your Organization, Why They Stopped The Annual Review, Dealing With Rapid Growth, And Much More.

1:07:30 | May 21st, 2018

Trynka Shineman is the CEO of Vistaprint, a 20 year old global company that provides online custom printing, marketing materials, and a lot more. She brings more than 20 years of experience in market research and analysis, strategic planning, databas...Show More
Former Girl Scouts CEO On The State Of Work, Why The Future Is Bright, The Reason Age Doesn't Matter And More

1:21:51 | May 14th, 2018

Frances Hesselbein is the President and CEO of The Frances Hesselbein Leadership Institute, founded as The Peter F. Drucker Foundation for Nonprofit Management and renamed in 2012 to honor Hesselbein’s legacy and ongoing contributions. Mrs. Hesselbei...Show More
Why You Need To Learn To Speak Up At Work

02:34 | May 13th, 2018

I constantly hear stories about how people feel they are working for an organization where they feel like they don’t have a voice or where they don’t feel like they can be themselves. It doesn’t have to be this way! We have to learn how to speak up a...Show More
Allstate’s CHRO On How The Company Has Evolved, Skills For Employees Of The Future, And Why It Is Good To Be Uncomfortable

55:08 | May 7th, 2018

Harriet Harty is the CHRO for Allstate Insurance Company Harriet Harty is the CHRO for Allstate Insurance Company. She is responsible for developing their talent strategy and the tools and programs to enable the enterprise to attract, develop and ret...Show More
How Do You Drive Change Inside Of An Organization?

02:47 | May 6th, 2018

When an organization gets to a point where they realize they need to change things up, they typically start by looking at people in leadership and management positions. They feel that the issues in the company can be solved by changing the people at ...Show More
Chess Master And CEO Gives His Take On The Skills Gap, The Future Of Leadership, Universal Basic Income And Much More

1:06:27 | Apr 30th, 2018

Alan Trefler founded Pegasystems and as CEO has built the company into a $750 million provider of customer engagement solutions with 4,000+ employees based in Boston with 30 global offices, growing about 20 percent annually. Trefler’s life’s work has...Show More
Everything You Need To Know About People Analytics from Pfizer’s Head Of Talent Analytics

1:07:23 | Apr 23rd, 2018

Arun Chidambaram is the Global Head of Talent Analytics at Pfizer. His main area of focus is building and sustaining analytical capability within HR for large global corporations. Chidambaram has deep experiences in quantitative and visualisation met...Show More
Work Is Life And Life Is Work

02:52 | Apr 22nd, 2018

We spend a majority of our lives working, therefore work and life are not separated. What kind of life do you want to have? In the past there has always been a clear distinction between a person’s work and their personal life. A person would leave wo...Show More
Behind The Scenes At Freshbooks: “Blind Dates” With Coworkers, Creating A Secret Competitor, Being The Longest Living Cocktail Party, And Much More

1:02:21 | Apr 16th, 2018

Mike McDerment is the founder and CEO of FreshBooks, the world’s #1 cloud accounting software for self-employed professionals. Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, it was built in 2003 after he accidentally saved over an invoice. McDerment spent 3.5 yea...Show More
Should We Be Scared Of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Automation

02:35 | Apr 13th, 2018

There is no question about it, AI and Automation have been at the center of many debates and discussions in the workplace. Many people are asking what the role of AI and Automation will be in the future of work. Will they create more jobs than they r...Show More
Artificial Emotion Intelligence: How It Can Enhance Our Lives, Advances Over The Past Few Decades, And Some Valid Concerns

1:09:29 | Apr 9th, 2018

Mary Czerwinski is the Research Manager at the Visualization and Interaction (VIBE) Research Group at Microsoft. She worked in computer-human interaction for Bellcore, the Johnson Space Center, and Compaq, and also held an adjunct position at Rice Un...Show More
Employee Engagement VS Employee Manipulation

02:11 | Apr 7th, 2018

Employee engagement is at the center of a lot of conversations inside of organizations these days. The problem is, investment in employee engagement has never been higher while the employee engagement scores have never been lower. So what is causing ...Show More
A Look At The Future Workplace: The Role Data Plays, Top Trends, How To Keep Up With The Fast Pace Of Change, And Much More

1:09:29 | Apr 3rd, 2018

Gordon Wright is the Senior VP and Global Director of HOK’s Workplace Practice. Based in Chicago, he leads diverse project teams that solve clients’ business and organizational challenges related to real estate business process, strategic planning, w...Show More
How To Make Sure Your Organization Outlasts The Competition

02:50 | Mar 30th, 2018

Running a business used to be all about revenue, profit, metrics and power. That is not the case these days. So what is it that you need to focus on to succeed? In the past running a successful business was all about revenue, profit, quarterly metric...Show More
NY Times Bestselling Author And Leading Futurist On AI, The Future Of Jobs, And Universal Basic Income

1:26:48 | Mar 26th, 2018

Martin Ford is a futurist and the author of the New York Times bestselling "Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future" (winner of the 2015 Financial Times/McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award) and "The Lights in the Tunnel...Show More
How To Unlock Discretionary Effort Of Your Employees

02:28 | Mar 22nd, 2018

In order to go above and beyond, you must learn how to unlock the true potential of your employees. Companies that learn how to do this will stay on top. There are some companies that just seem to stand out above the rest of their competition. Why is...Show More
Director Of Stanford's New Big Data Program Gives Insight Into The Gig Economy, Big Disruptions Coming In The Future Of Work, Reasons Why AI Is Not The Biggest Threat To Jobs And More

1:11:08 | Mar 19th, 2018

Paul Oyer is a Professor of Economics at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and director of Stanford’s new Big Data program called, Big Data, Strategic Decisions: Analysis to Action. Dr. Oyer is the author of two books published in 2014 – Every...Show More
The Physical Space Is A Symbol Of Your Organization

01:58 | Mar 17th, 2018

Although most people don’t think about it this way, your organization’s physical workspace is a symbol. What does your symbol reflect to employees and outsiders? What most people don’t understand is that your organization’s physical workspace is not ...Show More
How The Largest University In The US Prepares Students For The Future Of Work

1:11:53 | Mar 12th, 2018

Cindy Parnell is the Executive Director at Arizona State University Career and Professional Development Services.  At 103,000 students, ASU is the largest university in the country. Parnell’s team of 35 serves all students. Career services is a uniqu...Show More
Why We Need To Change the Way We Think About Work

02:28 | Mar 10th, 2018

The way we think about work is a little bit backwards. It’s time for us to redefine how we view work, managers and employees. If an alien were to come to earth to make some observations they would notice several things including the population of ear...Show More
Workplace Analytics: How Using Data Can Optimize Your Workforce, Change Culture, And Make You A Better Leader

1:10:07 | Mar 5th, 2018

Natalie McCullough is the General Manager of MyAnalytics and Workplace Analytics at Microsoft. Her experiences are broad, from years of consulting organizations of all sizes and across industries. She found her true calling – helping people manage th...Show More
The Big Lie Organizations Tell

03:25 | Mar 2nd, 2018

No one wants to work for an organization where they feel like they are not taken care of. So why is it that billions of people around the world end up stuck in these types of jobs? I think in the business world we’ve been telling a pretty good story ...Show More
How To Be Great At Work: Mastering Your Own Work, Becoming A Forceful Champion, Matching Passion With Purpose And Much More

1:21:15 | Feb 26th, 2018

Morten Hansen is a Management Professor at the University of California Berkeley and the author of a new book, Great at Work: How Top Performers Do Less, Work Better and Achieve More. He also has a previous book titled Collaboration and co-authored a...Show More
The Dangers Of Relying On Data And Algorithms For Decision Making

03:24 | Feb 23rd, 2018

With companies making a move towards relying on data and algorithms to make decisions, it is important to remember that there is still a human aspect that has to be considered. Many organizations are making a move towards relying on data and algorith...Show More
The Future Of Work & Security: Smart Buildings, Using Technology To Attract The Next Generation Of Workers And Dealing With Threats

1:06:30 | Feb 19th, 2018

Tracy Reinhold is currently the Chief Security Officer at Fannie Mae, a role he has held since 2015. Prior to working for Fannie Mae, Tracy spent 22+ years working for the FBI, first in the Intelligence Program in areas such as counter-terrorism and ...Show More
Why Your Organization Should Stop Trying to Be Like Google

02:54 | Feb 19th, 2018

Companies like Google, Netflix and Facebook have great perks and workspaces, but just trying to copy and paste their ideas into your company will not get you very far. There has been a lot of talk over the past few years about the unique and impressi...Show More
Cisco's Chief People Officer Returns To Discuss The Importance Of Being Hungry To Learn, How We Can Foster Risk Taking, And How Cisco Is Creating Killer Employee Experiences

1:08:01 | Feb 12th, 2018

Francine Katsoudas is the Senior Vice President and Chief People Officer of Cisco. She plays a major role in the company's overall performance, leading organizational strategy, promoting operational effectiveness, and elevating team performance throu...Show More
Technology Alone Is Not Enough To Change The World

02:47 | Feb 9th, 2018

It is quite common for people to worry about technological advances such as AI, Automation and self-driving cars. And while these changes are coming, it won’t happen overnight. The impacts of technology are all around us. You don’t have to go far to ...Show More
The Transformation of Weight Watchers: How They Are Investing in Employee Experience, Updating Their Brand and Fostering a Sense of Community Inside and Outside of Their Company

1:20:55 | Feb 5th, 2018

Kimberly Samon is the Chief Human Resources Officer at Weight Watchers. She has more than 20 years of HR experience in the Retail industry. Previously Samon was at KSL Advisory Services, a private Corporate Strategy and Human Resources Consulting fir...Show More
How Science Fiction Can Show Us the Future of Work

03:12 | Jan 31st, 2018

Want to get a visual of what our future may look like? The best thing to do may be to grab a sci-fi book off of the shelf. Over the years there has been a multitude of great science fiction books and movies that have been released. Authors like H.G. ...Show More
The Psychology Of Work: How Loss Aversion Can Be Applied In The Workplace, How To Drive Behavioral Change, And Influence VS. Free Will

1:08:10 | Jan 29th, 2018

Jordan Birnbaum is the VP and Chief Behavioral Economist at ADP. In his role, he is responsible for the integration of behavioral economics into software design and marketing communications of new talent-based products. Birnbaum has more than 20 year...Show More
Why Diversity And Inclusion Matter, The Difference Between The Two And How You Can Start Building A Diverse And Inclusive Company Today

1:11:18 | Jan 22nd, 2018

Celeste Warren is the Vice President of Human Resources and Global Diversity and Inclusion, Center of Excellence at Merck. In this dual role, she has responsibility for the strategic and operational Human Resources support of Merck's Global Legal, Co...Show More
The Future Of Work Is Employee Experience

02:46 | Jan 18th, 2018

A study about satisfaction carried out by a professor of psychology gives us something to think about in the workplace. Tom Gilovich, a professor of psychology at Cornell University, did a study along with some members of his team to find out how le...Show More
The Power of Moments to Create Amazing Employee Experiences

1:05:34 | Jan 15th, 2018

Chip Heath, PhD. is the Professor of Organizational Behavior in the Stanford Graduate School of Business.  He is also the co-author (along with his brother, Dan) of Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die and a new book, The Power of M...Show More
Creating A Sense Of Purpose In The Workplace

04:10 | Jan 11th, 2018

Now more than ever employees are looking for a sense of purpose and meaning in their work. But where does that purpose come from--the worker or the organization? There is a story about President Kennedy visiting to NASA in the 1960s. While he was vis...Show More
Hidden Motives In Everyday Life: How Our Brains Deceive Us At Work And In Life And Whether Or Not We Have The Power To Change

1:04:48 | Jan 8th, 2018

Robin Hanson is an associate professor of economics at George Mason University and a research associate at the Future of Humanity Institute of Oxford University. He has a PhD in social science from Caltech, Master's in physics and philosophy from the...Show More
Disrupt or Be Disrupted: Advice from GM’s Chief Talent Officer

1:05:18 | Jan 3rd, 2018

Michael Arena, PhD is the Chief Talent Officer at General Motors. He is responsible for enterprise talent management, strategic workforce analytics, talent acquisition, executive development and global learning. GM employs 200,000 people across the g...Show More
People Analytics: A New Way to Make Decisions in the Workplace

03:03 | Dec 29th, 2017

In the past we have always depended on humans and their ideas, intuitions, and feelings to figure out certain issues in our companies such as how to build teams, work on projects and carry out performance evaluations. Now, we have an increase in devi...Show More
How A City Uses Human Resources, Creating A Culture Of Innovation, And Driving Change In The Public VS. Private Sector

1:03:40 | Dec 27th, 2017

Teresa Roche, Ph.D is the Chief Human Resources Officer for the City of Fort Collins, Colorado. Sixty miles north of Denver, Fort Collins is home to Colorado State University, with 32,000 students, several large high tech employers, and leading busin...Show More
If You Want to Change Behavior Then Lead By Example

02:52 | Dec 21st, 2017

A lot of times managers and executives tell their employees how they should act and behave. They explain what their expectations are for the employees and they lay out ground rules for working for the company. But a lot of times those same leaders ar...Show More
Tim O'Reilly: The Secret of Happiness, How to Be an Activist for Ideas and Why Job Replacement vs. Augmentation is a Choice

1:17:30 | Dec 18th, 2017

Tim O’Reilly is the founder and CEO of O'Reilly Media (formerly O'Reilly & Associates). O’Reilly Media delivers online learning, publishes books, runs conferences, urges companies to create more value than they capture, and tries to change the world ...Show More
AI and Automation Can't Replace Being Human

02:12 | Dec 14th, 2017

There is one thing we as humans possess that technology will never have and if we can hone in on it, we can overcome the technology takeover. The topic of automation and AI in the workplace keeps coming up. A lot of people are worried about job loss ...Show More
PayPal’s Global Head of People Analytics on Strategy, Team Building, Data, & Much More!

1:05:54 | Dec 11th, 2017

Jeremy Welland, PhD is the Global Head of People Analytics at PayPal Holdings, Inc.  PayPal is an American company with 18,000 employees, operating a worldwide online payments system that supports online money transfers and serves as an electronic al...Show More
We All Deserve To Work For An Organization That Cares About Us

02:15 | Dec 6th, 2017

So many us work for organizations where don't feel valued and appreciated. We only live once and we all deserve to work for organizations that genuinely care about us and create environments where we genuinely want to show up. Don't you want to work ...Show More
Ep 162: Preparing Students to Lose Their Jobs, The Future of Learning, and The Evolution of Work

1:08:44 | Dec 4th, 2017

Heather McGowan is the Co-Founder, Author and Advisor for Work to Learn. She speaks internationally on the future of work and the future of learning. She advises and partners with education and business leaders to most effectively prepare for rapid a...Show More
Ep 161: The Chief People Officer Of GSN Games On Corporate Culture, Employee Experience And Annual Reviews

1:06:02 | Nov 27th, 2017

Peter Walmsley, the Chief People Officer at GSN Games, is an experienced and committed leader with extensive Executive Human Resources experience in multi-national organizations across the USA; Europe; Asia and North Africa. He has a track record of ...Show More
Ep 160: People Analytics, Data and Learning: Insights from SAP’s Chief Learning Officer

1:12:32 | Nov 20th, 2017

Jenny Dearborn is the Chief Learning Officer and Senior Vice President at SAP,  a global software company. Dearborn leads an internationally-acclaimed and award-winning team recognized as the #1 performing corporate learning department in the world b...Show More
Ep 159: How To Create An Organization Where Everyone Is Engaged In Learning

1:03:41 | Nov 13th, 2017

My conversation today is with Rebecca Chandler, the Chief Learning Officer and Global Director of the Learning Group at Steelcase. We are talking about real life examples of what Steelcase is doing to promote learning and development, how learning ha...Show More
Ep 158: Future Crimes: How You and Your Organization Can Stay Safe in a Connected World

1:06:33 | Nov 6th, 2017

Marc Goodman is one of the world’s leading authorities on global security and the New York Times Bestselling author of Future Crimes: Inside the Digital Underground and the Battle for Our Connected World —selected by the Washington Post as one of the...Show More
Ep 157: How IBM Is Thinking About The Future Of HR

1:08:13 | Oct 30th, 2017

Susan Steele is the former CHRO at Millward Brown, the former CHRO at Deloitte Consulting and currently she is an Executive Partner of Global Talent & Engagement at IBM. Steele has had repeated success at building and turning around the HR function, ...Show More
Ep 156: Big Data: It’s Not About Technology, It’s About Economics

1:06:14 | Oct 23rd, 2017

Bill Schmarzo, author of “Big Data: Understanding How Data Powers Big Business” and “Big Data MBA: Driving Business Strategies with Data Science”, is responsible for setting strategy and defining the Big Data service offerings for Dell EMC’s Big Data...Show More
Ep 155: Employee Experience, Preparing for the Future of Work, The Importance of Building a Human Company, and more

1:09:21 | Oct 9th, 2017

Jacob Morgan is an author, speaker and futurist living in the Bay Area. He recently started a new Facebook group called, The future if. This group is a global community of business leaders, authors, and futurists who explore what our future can look ...Show More
Ep 154: Sex, Politics, Big Data and What Our Search History Reveals About Who We Really Are

1:02:29 | Sep 25th, 2017

Today’s guest is Seth Stephens-Davidowitz, author of Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data and What the Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are. During our conversation Seth talks about what it was like to work at Google and why he left, how he wen...Show More
Ep 153: Why The World’s Best Managers Are Coaches and How You Can Be One

1:04:45 | Sep 18th, 2017

Michael Bungay Stanier is the founder and senior partner of Box of Crayons, a company that works with organizations, ranging from AstraZeneca to Xerox, to help them do more great work. A Rhodes scholar who earned both arts and law degrees with highes...Show More
Ep 152: Why Relying on Data Can Cause More Harm Than Good

59:47 | Sep 11th, 2017

Cathy O’Neil is a mathematician who has worked as a professor, hedge-fund analyst and data scientist. Cathy founded ORCAA, an algorithmic auditing company, and is the author of Weapons of Math Destruction.  Cathy says she was always a math nerd. Sh...Show More
Ep 151: Artificial Intelligence: Debunking Myth From Reality

1:14:55 | Sep 4th, 2017

Perez-Breva, PhD is an expert in the process of technology innovation, an entrepreneur, and the author of Innovating: A Doer’s Manifesto for Starting from a Hunch, Prototyping Problems, Scaling Up, and Learning to Be Productively Wrong. (MIT Press 20...Show More
Ep 150: Working With Your Spouse, Building a Personal Brand & The Future of Customer Service

1:14:31 | Aug 28th, 2017

Blake Morgan is a keynote speaker, a Customer Experience Futurist and author of the new book, "More is More: How The Best Companies Work Harder And Go Farther To Create Knock Your Socks Off Customer Experiences.”  She is also my wife. Blake is an ad...Show More
Ep 149: Turning Ideas Into Actions, Overcoming Fear, and Embracing What Makes You Unique

1:03:18 | Aug 21st, 2017

Nilofer Merchant is the author of The Power of Onlyness and the recipient of the Thinkers 50 #1 Future Thinker Award. Nilofer began her career in business 25 years ago as an administrative assistant, and quickly rose to division leader, to CEO to boa...Show More
Ep 148: Staying Human In A Technology Obsessed World

1:07:26 | Aug 14th, 2017

Leena Nair is the Chief Human Resources Officer for Unilever. Since 1992, when she joined Unilever as a trainee, Leena has had many firsts to her credit. Prior to her current role, she undertook a wide range of HR roles in India  and currently, she i...Show More
Ep 147: Innovate, Motivate and Activate Your Organization

1:19:51 | Aug 7th, 2017

Dr. John J. McGowan,  is a PhD and he serves as the NIAID Deputy Director for Science Management. In this position, Dr. McGowan provides leadership for scientific, policy, business, and administrative management of the Institute and conducts senior-l...Show More
Ep 146: Working With Steve Jobs, Why You Should Never Retire and How Today's Companies are Becoming Soft

1:06:22 | Jul 31st, 2017

Nolan Bushnell is a technology pioneer, entrepreneur and engineer. Often cited as the father of the video game industry, he is best known as the founder of Atari Corporation and Chuck E. Cheese. Currently, he is Co-Founder/Chairman at Modal VR, HearG...Show More
Ep 145: Why We Shouldn't Overdesign Employee Experiences

1:14:28 | Jul 24th, 2017

Georgia Collins is the Senior Managing Director and Co-Leader of the Workplace Strategy Practice at CBRE. CBRE is a Global commercial real estate company that ‘helps clients identify opportunities to reduce and/or reallocate their costs, more effecti...Show More
Ep 144: How Learning, Education and Language Play Into the Future of Work

1:13:27 | Jul 17th, 2017

John Hass is the Chairman, President and CEO of Rosetta Stone, a language and literacy company with around 1,000 employees in the U.S. and around the world. Prior to Rosetta Stone, Hass spent two decades at Goldman Sachs both in New York and in Chica...Show More
Ep 143: The Future of Privacy and Security

1:13:04 | Jul 10th, 2017

Dr. Alissa Johnson, aka Dr. Jay,  is the Chief Information Security Officer for Xerox Corporation.  She is also the former Deputy Chief Information Officer of the Executive Office of the President. Dr. Jay is an IT strategist and visionary with exper...Show More
Ep 142: Seth Godin on the Future of Work: The Importance of Being Persistent, Making Mistakes and Becoming a Perpetual Doer

1:14:21 | Jul 3rd, 2017

Seth Godin is the author of 18 books that have been bestsellers around the world and have been translated into more than 35 languages. He writes about the post-industrial revolution, the way ideas spread, marketing, quitting, leadership and most of a...Show More
Ep 141: Positive Leadership and Overcoming Negativity in the Workplace

57:42 | Jun 26th, 2017

Jon Gordon is a best-selling author whose books and talks have inspired readers and audiences around the world. Gordon’s principles have been put to the test by numerous Fortune 500 companies, professional and college sports teams, school districts, ...Show More
Ep 140: The Future of Education, Skills and the Economy

1:03:47 | Jun 19th, 2017

David Deming is the Professor of Public Policy, Education and Economics at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research. His research focuses broadly on the economics of education,...Show More
Ep 139: What We Need to Know About Skills, Jobs, Technology and the Global Economy

1:12:26 | Jun 12th, 2017

Steven Tobin is a Senior Economist and the Team Leader at the Research Department of the International Labour Organization (ILO) and currently heads up the Policy Assessment Unit. His team is currently focused on undertaking policy assessments across...Show More
Ep 138: The Changing Nature of Talent for People and for Organizations

1:10:32 | Jun 5th, 2017

Monica Pool Knox is the Head of Global Talent Management at Microsoft Enterprises.  She started with GTE (which would later become Verizon) and since then she has worked at several large companies including Pepsico, Sony, Twitter and she is now at Mi...Show More
Ep 137: The Transformation of One of America’s Most Iconic Companies

1:22:17 | May 29th, 2017

David Fairhurst is the Chief People Officer at McDonald’s. Prior to joining McDonald's in 2005, Fairhurst held senior roles at H J Heinz, SmithKline Beecham and Tesco. For four consecutive years (2008-2011) he was voted the UK's 'Most Influential HR ...Show More
Ep 136: How Radical Candor Can Make You A Better Leader at Work and in Life

1:16:42 | May 22nd, 2017

Kim Scott is the New York Bestselling Author of a new book, Radical Candor: Be a Kickass Boss without Losing Your Humanity  Kim is also the co-founder of Candor, Inc and co-host of the podcast Radical Candor. She led AdSense, YouTube, and Doubleclic...Show More
Ep 135: The Rise of the Mobile Economy and What it Means for our Future

1:02:01 | May 15th, 2017

Anindya Ghose is the Professor of IT and Business Analytics at NYU and the author of TAP: Unlocking the Mobile Economy.  He is a Professor of IT and a Professor of Marketing, at New York University's Leonard N. Stern School of Business. He is also t...Show More
Ep 134: How a 200 Year Old Company Is Evolving Work

1:00:44 | May 8th, 2017

Today my guest is Archana Singh, the EVP and Chief Human Resource Officer at John Wiley and Sons Publishing. Join us as we talk about what transformations Wiley is going through, why these transformations are important, how to create a sense of purpo...Show More
Ep 133: How to Deal with the Schmuck in Your Office

54:52 | May 1st, 2017

Today’s conversation is with Dr. Jody Foster, author of The Schmuck in My Office and a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry. Our discussion centers around dealing with difficult people at work and learning to look for the reasons behind their annoying be...Show More
Ep 132: What Everyone Needs to Know about the Future of Work

1:00:37 | Apr 24th, 2017

My conversation this week is with John Hagel, the Co-Chairman at the Center for the Edge at Deloitte, and we are talking about the future of work: what you need to know, how to prepare and what to look forward to. Today’s guest is John Hagel the Co-C...Show More
Ep 131: What Will Technology Look Like in 2050?

1:03:11 | Apr 17th, 2017

This week’s guest is Daniel Franklin, the executive editor of The Economist and editor of The Economist’s annual publication The World In....  which focuses on predictions for the upcoming year. He is also the author of the book, Megatech: Technolog...Show More
Ep 130: Why People Should Always Come First: Lessons From BNY Mellon

1:07:17 | Apr 10th, 2017

Monique Herena is the Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer at BNY Mellon. As Senior Executive Vice President, Herena oversees BNY Mellon’s Human Resources and Marketing and Corporate Affairs departments. In her role as Ch...Show More
Ep 129: The Gig Economy Smackdown

1:09:11 | Apr 3rd, 2017

This week’s conversation is all about the gig economy. Listen in to find out how big the gig economy actually is, what the skills gap is and how we can fix it and how individuals and organizations can adapt to a rapidly growing gig economy.   This we...Show More
Ep 128: Trends Shaping the Global Workplace in 2017

1:01:38 | Mar 27th, 2017

This week join me as I talk with Sylvia Metayer, the CEO of Worldwide Services at Sodexo, about the report that Sodexo recently conducted to find the top trends shaping the global workforce.   Sodexo is the 19th largest employer in the world. They ...Show More
Ep 127: Behind the Scenes of Talent Acquisition: What Employees Need to Know and What Organizations Need to Do

1:03:36 | Mar 20th, 2017

Today’s guest is Sjoerd Gehring, the Global VP of Talent Acquisition at Johnson & Johnson. We are going behind the scenes of talent acquisition to explain what it is, how it works and why one size never fits one in this area.  Sjoerd Gehring, was b...Show More
Ep 126: Cognitive Diversity and The Future of Finance

1:09:00 | Mar 13th, 2017

This week’s podcast features two guests, both from Acadian Asset Management, Churchill Franklin and John Chisholm. Join us as we discuss what Cognitive Diversity is, why it is important, why companies find it challenging to implement and where the fu...Show More
Ep 125: The Role of People Analytics in the Workplace

1:07:39 | Mar 6th, 2017

David Green joined IBM about a year ago to help IBM customers grow their people analytics and technology. He has been involved with HR since the late 90’s and also writes and speaks about data driven HR. Historically, HR decisions used ‘gut and intui...Show More
Ep 124: The New Geography Of Jobs

1:06:07 | Feb 27th, 2017

Enrico Moretti is a professor of Economics at the University of California, Berkeley. His research covers the fields of labor economics and urban economics.  Professor Moretti’s book, “The New Geography of Jobs”, was awarded the William Bowen Prize f...Show More
Ep 123: Rethinking Talent Retention

1:10:39 | Feb 20th, 2017

Michael Dawisha has been the CIO in the division of Residential and Hospitality Services of Michigan State University for over eight years. He has previously been the CIO of a large medical non-profit organization.   As the global trend toward trav...Show More
Ep 122: The Self Driving Organization: What Happens When Software Can Run the Company

1:12:01 | Feb 13th, 2017

Devin Fidler is the Research Director at the Institute for the Future and the Founder of Rethinkery Labs, a software defined organization that specializes in developing technologies to automate management.  Automation is definitely a hot topic thes...Show More
Ep 121: A Brief History Of Tomorrow

1:17:46 | Jan 24th, 2017

This week’s guest is Yuval Noah Harari, author of Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow. Join us as we discuss topics such as the major threats that the human race is facing, how virtual reality is similar to religion and what the future of life is ...Show More
Ep 120: Podcast Mashup: Highlights from the 2016 Podcast Interviews

51:14 | Jan 18th, 2017

In this podcast we take a look back on some of the interviews I did in 2016 and listen to some of the past guests talk about key issues they feel are shaping the workplace of the future. In 2016 I had a lot of great conversations with a wide variety ...Show More
Ep 119: A Look Back on 2016

31:12 | Jan 10th, 2017

Join me as I take a look back on six lessons I’ve learned about the future of work from my podcast guests over the last year.   We are moving into a new year and I am excited to see what podcast guests we will have and the things we will learn abou...Show More
Ep 118: The World’s Greatest Visionary

11:20 | Jan 4th, 2017

I am a big fan of stories, so this week I am trying something new for the podcast. The following story is about a well known business leader. Try to figure out who it is before the end of the story where I reveal who it is.   This young boy was bor...Show More
Ep 117: The Impact Of Extraordinary Talent And A Compelling Culture

1:11:32 | Dec 27th, 2016

Dee Ann Turner is the Vice President of Enterprise Social Responsibility for Chick-fil-A. She was previously the Vice President of Corporate Talent at Chick-fil-A for 16 years. She is the author of a book called, It’s My Pleasure: The Impact of Extra...Show More
Ep 116: Innovation During a Disruptive Era

1:05:57 | Dec 19th, 2016

Jeff Wong is the Global Chief Innovation Officer at EY, a global organization that has over 200,000 employees worldwide. Before he was at EY he spent 10 years in innovation at Ebay. He has an AB in Economics, a Master in Industrial Engineering and En...Show More
Ep 115: How to Build a Cutting Edge Company Using the Hearts, Minds, Passions and Dedication of the Millennial Generation

1:05:48 | Dec 12th, 2016

Join this week’s podcast as I talk with Doug Waggoner, the CEO of Echo Global Logistics, about what Millennials want, how to manage them, how to adapt to this new workforce and some common misconceptions people have about Millennials.    Doug Waggo...Show More
Ep 114: People Analytics: The Promise, The Perils, and the Possibilities

1:09:30 | Dec 5th, 2016

Ben Waber is the Founder and CEO of Humanyze, a people analytics company. He is also the author of a book titled, People Analytics: How Social Sensing Technology Will Transform Business and What it Tells Us About the Future of Work.   People analyt...Show More
Ep 113: Four Ways The Workplace Is Changing In The Future Of Work

1:08:14 | Nov 28th, 2016

Monika Fahlbusch is the Chief Employee Experience Officer at BMC Software, a company in the IT management space. BMC Software has over 6,000 employees around the world and the Experience Team has 450 people focused on employee experience. Fahlbusch h...Show More
Ep 112: What The World’s Leading Organizations Are Doing About The Gig/Freelance Economy

1:07:11 | Nov 21st, 2016

Teresa Carroll is the Senior Vice President and General Manager of Global Talent Solutions for Kelly Services. Kelly Services is a staffing agency that has been around for 70 years and now it is a $6 Billion company that has 10,000 employees operatin...Show More
Ep 111: Exploring And Implementing The People Strategy At Adidas

1:00:08 | Nov 14th, 2016

We explore the people strategy Adidas has been implementing with chief HR officer, Karen Parkin, and we talk about how things might be changing in the world of work.  Karen Parkin is the chief HR officer at Adidas, a global sporting goods company h...Show More
Ep 110: How Workplace Design Impacts the Employee Experience

1:08:13 | Nov 7th, 2016

Diane Hoskins, the Co-CEO of Gensler explains the importance of workplace design and what organizations can do to improve employee experience, productivity, and innovation.   Diane Hoskins is the Co-CEO of Gensler, which is a global design firm tha...Show More
Ep 109: How Companies Can Change the World (Not Just Non-Profits)

1:10:12 | Oct 31st, 2016

Bruce Poon Tip is the founder of G Adventures, the largest adventure company in the world. The company is now 25 years old and today people from 160 countries book trips with G Adventures. He is also the author of Looptail: How One Company Changed th...Show More
Ep 108: The Changing Nature of Work: New Norms for How Work Gets Done

1:01:57 | Oct 24th, 2016

Natalie Foster, the advisor to the Aspen Institute Future of Work Initiative, discusses the gig economy and our growing need to re-write the norms of how work gets done.   Natalie Foster is the Advisor to the Aspen Institute Future of Work Initiati...Show More
Ep 107: Why Diversity and Inclusiveness is Important Today and Tomorrow

1:01:58 | Oct 17th, 2016

Karyn Twaronite, the Global Diversity and Inclusiveness Officer at EY talks about the importance of having a diverse organization, how to measure diversity in your company, and what steps you can take to move forward in this space.   Karyn Twaronit...Show More
Ep 106: How Do You Become The Wisest Person In The Room?

1:14:05 | Oct 10th, 2016

Tom Gilovich is a professor of Psychology at Cornell University with an interest in judgement and decision making. He is also the author of the book, The Wisest One in the Room: How You Can Benefit from Social Psychology’s Most Powerful Insights. He ...Show More
Ep 105: Why You Need To Focus On People And Culture To Win In The Business Game

1:05:23 | Oct 3rd, 2016

David Klein, CEO and Co-founder of CommonBond discusses the exciting work culture and hiring process his team uses to bring in the best talent.   David Klein is the CEO and co-founder of CommonBond, an online lending company for student loans.  It ...Show More
Eo 104: A New And Improved HR

1:11:59 | Sep 26th, 2016

Ron Storn is the Vice President of the People department at Lyft. Lyft is a ride-sharing company based out of San Francisco, CA that unites technology and humans for more affordable rides. He has been with Lyft for 3 years and he is at the head of al...Show More
Ep 103: Work, Love, And Life When Robots Rule The Earth

1:10:37 | Sep 19th, 2016

So in this EM world, what would EMs do? In Hanson’s view they would take over all of the work form the humans. Some EMs would do virtual jobs and some would do physical jobs, therefore they would be able to switch from a physical form to a virtual fo...Show More
Ep 102: Should We Embrace A Sharing Economy?

1:06:58 | Sep 12th, 2016

Arun Sundararajan is the author of The Sharing Economy: The End of Employment and the Rise of Crowd-Based Capitalism. He is a professor of business at the Stern School of Business at NYU. He is interested in researching how digital technology brings ...Show More
Ep 101: Only Humans Need Apply: Winners And Losers In The Age Of Smart Machines

1:03:22 | Sep 6th, 2016

Thomas Davenport is the President’s Distinguished Professor of Information Technology and Management at Babson College in Massachusetts. He is an author, the co-founder of the International Institute for Analytics, a Fellow at the MIT Initiative on t...Show More
Ep 100: Metrics And HR: How HR Works With Enterprise Analytics To Drive Strategy And Provide Value To Business Partners

53:49 | Aug 29th, 2016

Jennie Carlson is the Executive and Chief Human Resource officer at US Bancorp.  They are the 5th largest bank in the US, with 67,000 employees.  Jennie has been with the company for 15 years and able to provide valuable insight in this week's podcas...Show More
Ep 99: Why Diversity And Inclusion Are Crucial for The Success of Organizations Today

1:00:03 | Aug 23rd, 2016

Anka Wittenberg is the SVP and Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer at SAP, a software firm based in Walldorf, Germany.  She holds master’s degrees in economics and international business and is a mother of three.  That last note is what helped launch...Show More
Ep 98: Relationship Based Leadership

1:10:38 | Aug 15th, 2016

Beth Taska is the EVP of Human Resources for 24 Hour Fitness, which was founded in 1979 and has over 400+ locations and over 23,000 employees serving 4 million club members.  She has held the CHRO (Chief HR Officer) title and Senior HR positions for ...Show More
Ep 97: How Millennials Are Changing The Way Organizations Recruit And Retain Top Talent

1:08:09 | Aug 8th, 2016

Bask Iyer is the chief information officer of VMware and serves as the company’s senior vice president. Prior to VMware Bask was the chief information officer for Juniper Networks and held the same position at Honeywell and GlaxoSmithKline Beechcam. ...Show More
Ep 96: Enabling The Digital Workforce And The Digital Worker

59:33 | Aug 1st, 2016

Andrew Wilson is the Chief Information Officer at Accenture.  He leads the company’s global IT operations, where his work helps Accenture enable businesses with increasingly advanced technology. Andrew also aids all of Accenture’s 400,000 workers (th...Show More
Ep 95: Developing The Employee Of The Future

1:10:06 | Jul 25th, 2016

Frank Tucker is the Chief People Officer of Taco Bell.  Working with the company for the last 23 years, Frank has made his way through the human resources department.  He has worked in designing employee processes, methods, tools and technology, and ...Show More
Ep 94: My Co-Worker Is A Bot: How Robotic Process And Automation Will Transform The Workplace

1:06:09 | Jul 18th, 2016

Mihir Shukla is the CEO of Automation Anywhere, an enterprise software company.  They are redefining how work gets done by introducing the idea of a digital workforce platform and digital workers that work alongside human employees.  This combination...Show More
Ep 93: Why The Future Of Work Is All About People

1:01:39 | Jul 12th, 2016

Francine Katsoudas is the Chief People Officer of Cisco, one of the most forward thinking organizations on the planet when it comes to designing employee experience and thinking about the future of talent.  Cisco was started in 1983, and now has 70,0...Show More
Ep 92: Creating An Engaged Organization By Focusing On Sustainability In The Workplace

1:00:59 | Jul 4th, 2016

Kathrin Winkler is the Chief Sustainability Officer at EMC, a massive global organization that offers products that enable customers to store, manage, protect, and analyze data. EMC started with helping businesses store data but evolved as the econom...Show More
Ep 91: How To Drive Behavior Change

1:12:30 | Jun 27th, 2016

Dr. Marshall Goldsmith is one of world's top business and leadership experts. He is the author of 35 books, including the most recent bestseller ‎Triggers: Creating Behavior That Lasts--Becoming the Person You Want to Be. This and another of Marshall...Show More
Ep 90: Talent Practices Of One Of The Bay Area's Hottest Companies

1:00:22 | Jun 20th, 2016

Jessica Mah is the founder and CEO of inDinero, one of the bay area's hottest companies. We met in Israel in 2009 when Jessica was just getting started building the company's software with her computer science background. Today, inDinero has 200 empl...Show More
Ep 89: What it Looks Like to Live and Work in a Connected World

1:02:04 | Jun 13th, 2016

Miguel Gamino is a self-proclaimed "accidental public servant" now working as the Chief Information Officer for the city and county of San Francisco. He was on a little break after starting a couple of tech companies in his hometown in Texas when he ...Show More
Ep 88: Social Entrepreneurship, Cooperative Extension, and the Future of Work

1:03:03 | Jun 6th, 2016

Dr. Christine Geith is the CEO at eXtension, which is part of the Cooperative Extension System. She has worked in higher education at two universities, including Michigan State most recently. Her specialty is online learning. About three years ago, C...Show More
Ep 87: How to Go From Fear-Driven to Freedom-Centric Organizations

1:02:50 | May 31st, 2016

Matt Perez has been in the technology industry for a very long time, working in both small and large companies.  Almost 10 years ago he co-founded Nearsoft with partner Roberto Martinez. Nearsoft helps their software development company clients grow ...Show More
Ep 86: Primed To Preform - The Science Behind Building a Legendary Workplace Culture

1:08:41 | May 23rd, 2016

Lindsay McGregor is the co-founder and CEO at Vega Factor, a company that helps organizations build high-performing, adaptive cultures. She is also the co-author of a New York Times Best Seller, Primed to Perform: How to Build the Highest Performing ...Show More
Ep 85: What The City Of The Future Will Look Like

1:12:29 | May 16th, 2016

The way that cities evolve impacts our lives, personally and professionally. Jonathan Reichental works as the Chief Information Officer for the city of Palo Alto, reinventing sectors of the government that are struggling. Cities need a CIO because te...Show More
Ep 84: The Era of Living Services: The Next Wave In The Digitization Of Everything

1:09:52 | May 9th, 2016

Mark Curtis started his career in the marketing and digital field, and is now the co-founder and Chief Client Officer at Fjord. Fjord is the design and innovation part of Accenture Interactive that employs 750 people in 18 cities... mainly designers ...Show More
Ep 83: The 2016 GE Global Innovation Barometer: Innovation Around the World

1:09:59 | May 2nd, 2016

Marco Annuziata is the Chief Economist and Executive Director of Global Market Insights at General Electric. He is relatively new in the company, only having been there for 5 years in a newly created position. Marco is tasked with studying what is ha...Show More
Ep 82: Why Mindfulness is So Important in the Workplace Today

1:06:50 | Apr 25th, 2016

Joe Burton comes from a corporate background, working in high stress situations with long hours and constant travel. His career was on an uphill track but his personal life and health started to decline. He even developed insomnia and asthma around t...Show More
Ep 81: How To Design Physical Spaces That Encourage Collaboration

1:05:14 | Apr 18th, 2016

The workplace of the past is gone... We are now talking about homing from work, not working from home. Tim Oldman uses his background in interior design and architecture, along with his fascination in merging diagnostic tools like the Myers-Briggs Ty...Show More
Ep 80: Education And Skills For The Fourth Industrial Revolution

1:06:40 | Apr 11th, 2016

We are currently in the midst of an industrial revolution with an exponential pace of change and it is disrupting industry in every country. This revolution is different from the past three in terms of velocity, scope, and impact. It is a digital rev...Show More
Ep 79: SUPERBOSSES: How To Create Exceptional Leaders For The Future Of Work

1:07:59 | Apr 4th, 2016

Lately, I've been surrounded by the theme of management and leadership, and the role of each in the future of work. Today, we are chatting with Sydney Finkelstein to discuss what makes some leaders truly exceptional. Sydney is the Steven Roth Profess...Show More
Ep 78: Leadership And The Future Of Work

1:15:50 | Mar 28th, 2016

A few months back while I was doing a keynote in Mumbai, I had the pleasure of meeting Dr. N.S. Rajan. Dr. Rajan is the author of a new book, Quote Me if You Can, as well as Group Chief Human Resources Officer and a member of the Group Executive Coun...Show More
Ep 77: How To Create An Agile Enterprise

1:05:24 | Mar 21st, 2016

When you are leading one of the world's largest organizations with hundreds of thousands of employees you need a unique vision to succeed. Jeff Smith, the Chief Intelligence Officer at IBM, has two major missions as CIO. First, to enable a productive...Show More
Ep 76: The Past And Future Of Jobs And Paychecks

1:14:19 | Mar 14th, 2016

This week we are discussing the past and future of jobs and paychecks with Dr. Lawrence “Larry” Mishel. Larry has been a labor market economist for 30 years and is now the President of The Economic Policy Institute, a Washington based think tank. EPI...Show More
Ep 75: The Future Of Office Space

52:57 | Mar 7th, 2016

Today, we welcome Julien Smith, cofounder and CEO of Breather, to discuss the factors that are disrupting the idea of traditional office spaces. Julien and I explore how trends, pricing, real estate, and technology are shaping the evolution of physic...Show More
Ep 74: The Future Of Talent

1:06:43 | Feb 29th, 2016

The future of recruiting and retaining top talent is changing.   With new developments in employee engagement, the gig economy, and the rise of Millennials and Generation Z in the workforce, organizations are adapting their methods to find and mainta...Show More
Ep 73: Industries Of The Future

1:26:52 | Feb 22nd, 2016

If the last 20 years was all about digitization and the rise of the internet, what is next?  This is the subject Alec Ross covers in his new book, The Industries of the Future.  If you regularly listen to The Future of Work podcast, then you know wha...Show More
Ep 72: Entrepreneurship In The Age Of the Freelancer Economy

1:07:57 | Feb 15th, 2016

Imagine waking up in the morning, and as your coffee is brewing, reflecting on the work that needs to be completed for the day. For many of us, this can include a long commute to an office, sitting down at a desk, and working within restrictions that...Show More
Ep 71: Rethinking Our Personal And Professional Relationships

1:08:41 | Feb 8th, 2016

Today’s Future of Work podcast is with Anne Raimondi the SVP of Strategy at Zendesk.   The topic today is a little different than most of the topics covered on the podcast.  Anne speaks on rethinking our personal and professional relationships.  Our ...Show More
Ep 70: How Airbnb Creates Amazing Employee Experiences

58:55 | Feb 1st, 2016

Today’s Future of Work Podcast is a very exciting topic!  My guest is Mark Levy, the Global Head of Employee Experience at Airbnb.  Airbnb has been making headlines lately, as they shifted their focus from a Human Resources Department to Employee Exp...Show More
EP 69: How The Role Of IT Is Transforming

1:09:29 | Jan 25th, 2016

The role of IT inside of an organization is transforming. With all of the new technologies being created and utilized in today's workplace, there are a lot of discussions how best to expand the organizations technology infrastructure. Today’s guest o...Show More
Ep 68: The Future of Learning and Careers

1:07:42 | Jan 18th, 2016

Today on the Future of Work Podcast, my guest is Abhijit Bhaduri, the Chief Learning Officer of Wipro Group. Wipro has almost 170,000 employees around the world in IT services. Since Abhijit is the Chief Learning Officer, today’s topic is all around ...Show More
Ep 67: Talent Practices For The 21st Century

1:16:10 | Jan 11th, 2016

Today’s Future of Work podcast guest is Ellyn Shook, the Chief Leadership and Human Resources Officer of Accenture.  Accenture is a global professional services organization and has over 360,000 around the world.  Their mission is to help improve the...Show More
Ep 66: Marriott & the Business Impact of Employee Health and Well-Being

1:10:29 | Jan 4th, 2016

For the first Future of Work Podcast for 2016, I speak with David Rodriguez the Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resource Officer of Marriott International. The topic of this podcast is all around the business impact of employee health and we...Show More
Ep 65: Holacracy and New Organizational Structures for the Future of Work

58:41 | Dec 28th, 2015

Today my guest for the Future of Work Podcast is Alexis Gonzales-Black.  Alexis is the former organizational design lead for Zappos, and is currently the co-founder of Thoughtful Org Partners.  Previously, I spoke with Brian J. Robertson, the creator...Show More
Ep 64: How Exponential Technologies Are Shaping the Future of Work

1:08:32 | Dec 21st, 2015

Today I bring to you a very special Future of Work Podcast.  I speak with Dr. David Bray the Chief Information Officer of the FCC, the Federal Communications Commission.  The FCC is responsible for regulating interstate communications by radio, telev...Show More
Ep 63: Why Culture Is The Greatest Competitive Advantage In Business Today

1:04:58 | Dec 14th, 2015

My guest this week for the Future of Work podcast is Hal Halladay, the Chief People Officer at Infusionsoft.  Infusionsoft is a sales and marketing automation company, specifically focused on small businesses.  They have around 700 employees and are ...Show More
Ep 62: The Importance of Being Social Inside and Outside of your Company

56:51 | Dec 7th, 2015

What this episode is about and why you should care My guest this week for the Future of Work Podcast is Dr. J.R. Reagan, the Global Chief Information Security Officer at Deloitte.  We speak on the importance of being social inside and outside of a c...Show More
Ep 61: Why The Gig Economy Is The Future Of Work

58:22 | Nov 30th, 2015

Today’s guest on the Future of Work podcast is Micha Kaufman, the CEO of Fiverr.  Fiverr started as a website where you could get any digital task done for $5.  Now, it is becoming a true freelance marketplace with bundled gigs. Organizations are flo...Show More
Ep 60: Why Self – Developing Organizations And Individualized Learning Is The Future Of Work

1:03:52 | Nov 23rd, 2015

What this episode is about and why you should care This week’s episode of the Future of Work Podcast features two very special guests from Skillsoft. Skillsoft is a technology company that produces learning management systems and the content that go...Show More
EP 59: Why Every Company Should Be A Platform Company

1:04:48 | Nov 16th, 2015

My guest for this week’s Future of Work podcast is Régis Mulot.  Régis is the Executive Vice President of Human Resources at Staples.  We speak on why every company should be a platform company.  A platform company partners and incorporates technolog...Show More
Ep 58: The Future Employee

1:01:17 | Nov 9th, 2015

The Chief Human Resource Officer of the AARP, John Sigmon, joins me today on the Future of Work Podcast.  We talk about what it means to be an employee in the future of work. We discuss the very definition of what being an employee is, and how it is ...Show More
Ep. 57: The Talent Driven Economy

1:03:45 | Nov 2nd, 2015

This week on The Future of Work Podcast, my guest is Tara Sinclair. Tara is an Associate Professor of Economics and International Affairs at The George Washington University and Chief Economist at Indeed.com.  Together, we look at the talent driven e...Show More
Ep 56: The Happiness Industry

1:13:06 | Oct 26th, 2015

This week’s guest on the Future of Work Podcast is William Davies.  William Davies is the author of a book called The Happiness Industry: How the Government and Big Business Sold Us Well-Being.  He is also the Senior Lecturer at Goldsmiths, Universit...Show More