HRD Advisory Group Podcasts 2019

Episodes presented from first to latest

019: Choosing Family AND Career in a New Environment | Maia Siprashvili-Lee

Imagine the challenge of starting your life over in a new country [on a new continent!] 

Maia Siprashvili-Lee is the Deputy Commissioner of the Division of Supplier Diversity at the Indiana Department of Administration. She has spent her career in government leadership and moved to the United States from her home country of Georgia in 2013. In Georgia, Maia served as the Deputy Minister of Defense. 

In this episode of Being [at Work], you’ll hear Maia’s story of perseverance through a major life transition – not just on her own, but also with her family. 

How can you change your inner world throughout exiting AND challenging moments? You’ll want to hear Maia’s advice. 

 

018: The Story Behind The Leadership Challenge Journey | Jim Kouzes

Jim Kouzes is a bestselling author, an award-winning speaker and, according to the Wall Street Journal, one of the 12 best executive educators in the United States. 

He is also the co-author of The Leadership Challenge, which is named one of the 100 best business books of all time. Jim and his co-author Barry Posner are currently working on the seventh edition of this book. 

A highly-regarded leadership scholar and an experienced executive, Jim believes that the best leaders are the best learners. 

Listen in to hear the story behind the creation of The Leadership Challenge as Jim digs into his leadership research, plus shares his personal leadership insights. 

 

017: Taking a Big Leap – What’s the Worst That Could Happen? | Patty Hatter

“What’s the worst that could happen?”

This is a question that Patty Hatter, SVP Global Customer Services at Palo Alto Networks, frequently asks herself.  

Patty isn’t afraid to take the unfamiliar path. Throughout her career, she’s experienced all different types of roles from operations to tech startups to for-profit board positions. 

The theme of simply figuring it out has been with her during all of this, and it’s led her to take some big leaps. 

How does resiliency play a role in taking these leaps? Check out Patty’s inspiring story. 

016: Laying the Groundwork for Your Future | Melissa Davis

You never know where your path is going to lead. That’s one of the key themes from this Being [at Work] episode with Melissa Davis.

Melissa is the President of BSA LifeStructures, a design firm that creates inspired solutions to improve lives, and she’s incredibly passionate about the impact BSA has on so many people. 

She believes if you do work that you love and be the best that you can be, everything else will fall into place and align. 

You’ll want to hear Melissa’s story, and why she stresses to never be afraid of doing what works for YOU and your journey. Listen in.

015: Equipping Early-Career HR Leaders | Next Gen Talent 

Host Andrea Butcher understands that leadership is hard in today’s complex, dynamic work environment. 

On this episode of Being [at Work], she’s discussing Next Gen Talent, an initiative to equip early-career human resources leaders to best serve their organizations through the development of key business skills.

The group was created to fill the gap in the development of business skills for HR leaders, and four leaders from this group join Andrea in today’s episode. 

Listen in as Next Gen Talent’s Kathleen Armbruster, Kiley Schmitz, Lauren Parke, and Kim Spivey explain why they’re passionate about disrupting the shift when it comes to HR. 

014: Making Decisions That Are Right for You | Lisa Price

Lisa Price is the Executive VP of Human Resources at KAR Global, a company that provides support, technology, and logistics for the used vehicle industry. 

As an attorney and leader of the HR talent function for KAR, Lisa is responsible for identifying and implementing best practices that enable all human resources teams to act as strategic partners to the company, and efficiently and effectively serve the needs of employees.

In this episode, Lisa explains the importance of staying true to your authentic self, recognizing your strengths and the support you surround yourself with. You’ll hear how these key themes show up in her career-defining moments.

Do your people know you have their back? Are you putting them in a position to win every day? Listen in to Lisa’s advice. 

013: Success with Less: Making More Time for You | Karen Mangia

Karen Mangia is Vice President, Customer & Market Insights at Salesforce, author of Success with Less, and TEDx speaker, and she knows what it’s like to lead a life with a full calendar. 

As a recovering activity addict and overachiever, it was challenging for Karen to say ‘no.’ Soon, she wasn’t feeling like herself. She finally reached a point where she realized she was ignoring the signs that she needed to slow down and focus on her needs. Sound familiar? 

In this episode, Karen discusses how she has learned to live in the messy through the words ‘yes, never, and release.’ As she started being intentional about taking care of herself, she realized she could better serve others. 

Listen in to hear Karen’s practical strategies when it comes to creating more room for YOU in the midst of a full calendar. 

012: The Value of Giving Honest Feedback | Matt Odum

Matt Odum is the President of Briljent, a professional services company. Over the years, Matt has learned that developing his team is his number one job as he runs the company. 

Listen in as Matt discusses a situation that highlighted the value of giving honest feedback. You’ll hear how this ‘oops moment’ ended up being a great leadership lesson for him.

If you’re struggling with when and how to be vulnerable, this episode of Being [at Work] is for you.

011: Owning Your Story | Richard Cardwell

Richard Cardwell is the Vice President and Head of Midwest Region for Infosys, a global leader in next-generation digital services and consulting.

He is growing a tech hub and representing 3,200 people, all while modeling ultimate transparency. 

In this episode, you’ll hear Richard explain the importance of ‘finding your five’ and the impact of owning your story. If you’re struggling when it comes to surrounding yourself with people who lift you up, listen in to Being [at Work]. 

010: Choosing to Be Vulnerable | Dennis Martin

Dennis Martin is the President of Individual Life and Financial Services at OneAmerica®. He’s also a visionary. Today, Dennis is in the role that he set out to get 20 years ago. 

Throughout his career, Dennis has been incredibly deliberate and intentional. However, he realized through candid feedback that he wasn’t as ready for his dream role as he may have once thought. So, throughout this journey, Dennis chose to lean into and embrace the feedback. 

Listen in to Being [at Work] as Dennis describes what he learned about himself when he chose to be vulnerable. 

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