Bringing Success Using Culture, Innovation And Curiosity With Michael Hvisdos

TTL 876 | Culture, Innovation And Curiosity

Bringing Success Using Culture, Innovation And Curiosity With Michael Hvisdos

What are the things you need to build a successful organization? You need culture, innovation and curiosity, and you need these in spades. In this episode, Dr. Diane Hamilton discusses these three values with the CEO of Inquizo, Michael Hvisdos. Michael discusses how these values affect organizations and how to drive these values for success. Tune in and learn more in this thought-provoking conversation.

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TTL 866 Dr. Martin Seldman | Empower People

Providing The Tools To Empower People In The Workplace With Dr. Martin Seldman

There are many challenges in today’s modern workplace, and we need to start empowering people, especially women, to navigate these challenges. In this episode, Dr. Diane Hamilton sits down for an insightful interview with the Chairman and Co-Founder of Optimum Associates, Dr. Martin Seldman. Dr. Seldman talks about his days studying as a Buddhist monk, learning many skills that are taught in universities today. He discusses the traits crucial in modern leaders and discusses the need to empower people in the workplace. Learn more about empowerment by listening to this provocative episode.

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TTL 849 | What Makes A Leader

What Makes A Leader: Life Shifting Vision With Rahul Bhandari

Mother Teresa and Martin Luther King were two of the greatest leaders in history. The question arises: what makes somebody a leader? Dr. Diane Hamilton’s guest today is Rahul Bhandari, a leadership expert featured in Forbes and award-winning author of Slingshot. Rahul discusses with Dr. Diane how a shift happens with entrepreneurs when they believe in a vision that transcends self-interest. When they dwell in that vision and lead others forward to achieving it, they become inspirational. Join in the conversation for more valuable insights on what makes somebody a leader. Tune in and learn to lead with commitment and significance!

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TTL 835 | Patents

Navigating The World Of Patents With Jay Baker And Growing A Human Performance Company With Kyle Valery and Chris Wilke

You don’t have to rack your brains trying to come up with a totally new idea just to have a product. As they say, necessity is the mother of invention. You need only to take on some of the existing problems you find and offer a solution. That is what Jay Baker did. He is the President of Jamestown Plastics—a 60+ year old plastics manufacturing company based in the USA. As an inventor holding more than 40 USA and international patents, Jay has created the world’s first Certified Child Resistant clamshell container called the ‘Clamtainer’. In this episode, he joins Dr. Diane Hamilton to share how he came up with this innovative product, taking us into the world of innovation, patents, marketing, and more. He also lets us in on his previous inventions and the lessons he learned all throughout.

From one invention to another, Dr. Diane also sits down with Kyle Valery and Chris Wilke. This time, in the world of fitness. Kyle and Chris are co-founders of Stretch Affect, a human performance company that helps people with their health and fitness goals. Here, they share with Dr. Diane how they are faring in this pandemic—what challenges they are facing and what experiences, both good and bad, helped their business. They also talk about the role of psychology in fitness and working with people who want to become high-performers.

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TTL 815 Hon. Henry F. De Sio, Jr. | Making Change Global

The Changemaker Playbook: Making Change Global With The Hon. Henry F. De Sio, Jr.

Known as the global ambassador for changemakersthe Honorable Henry De Sio, Jr. is a leadership advisor, campaign strategistand keynote speaker who was the 2008 Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Barack Obama’s presidential campaign. Serving as Deputy Assistant to the President in the Obama White House, he became intimately acquainted with a new emerging pattern of societal change. On today’s show, he joins Dr. Diane Hamilton to share how he has since followed his campaign-driven passion for hope and change to make changemaking a global phenomenon. He also talks about his workservant leadershipand what inspired him to write the Changemaker Playbook. 

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TTL 763 | Google Talent

How Google Creates The Next Generation Of Innovators With Kyle Ewing

Have you ever Googled how Google hires its Googlers? Since 2006, it has been Kyle Ewing’s job to make sure that the global software giant doesn’t run out of the best talent the world has to offer. Leading the company’s Talent and Outreach Program Team, Kyle is responsible for all of Google’s entry-level hiring, internship, apprenticeship, and residency programs. Joining Dr. Diane Hamilton in this episode, she gives us a sneak peek at what the how curiosity plays into Google’s innovation culture and how the company is advocating for greater diversity and inclusion in its teams. Now is your chance to learn what makes Google Google and what Googleness is all about.

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TTL 752 | Curiosity Leadership

Bringing Curiosity Into The Core Of Growth And Innovation With Stefaan Van Hooydonk

Innovation comes from brilliant ideas and those ideas come from asking the right questions. How can a company’s leadership foster this kind of curiosity among the people in their organization? In this episode, Dr. Diane Hamilton sits down with a kindred spirit to talk about the role of curiosity in driving innovation, how it can be fostered in corporate organizations and the role of the Chief Learning Officer in all these. Having been an ex-CLO for such organizations as Flipkart, Philips, Nokia, Afga and most recently, Cognizant, Stefaan van Hooydonk has been a thought leader in the L&D space for more than 20 years. Fresh from his recent exit from Cognizant in August, 2020, Stefaan is already knee-deep into something new, a creation of his called Curiosity Institute. Listen to this conversation to learn more about the work that he has done with Cognizant and the future endeavors he is looking to do at the Institute.

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TTL 684 | Culture Change

Culture Change With Siobhan McHale And Investing In Innovation With Dan Toma

When workflows, even entire workplaces are beginning to stagnate, it’s very likely that a culture change must happen in order to turn things around for the company. Dr. Diane Hamilton speaks with Siobhan McHale, who’s helped thousands of leaders create more agile and productive workplaces. Learn how to get to the heart of your company’s issues and create the culture change you want to see.

A company’s growth is reliant on what it can provide the very customers it aims to serve, which is why adapting through innovation is such an important piece in every company’s toolkit. Innovation thought leader Dan Toma discusses how workplaces can foster innovation. While innovation isn’t a measurable quantity or statistic, it certainly can make or break the future and fortune of your company, so don’t get left behind.
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TTL 653 | Making Innovation Easier

Making Innovation Easier For Leaders With Kaihan Krippendorff and Creating Better Leaders Through Proper Communication With Tracey Thomson

Innovation is key to every company’s growth. How one business succeeds solely depends on how it is run by a leader. Today, Dr. Diane Hamilton interviews Kaihan Krippendorff about innovation and leadership. Kaihan is a strategy, innovation, and transformational keynote speaker, author, the Senior Advisor at Coplex, and the Founder of Outthinker. Join Kaihan as he talks about how they are making innovation easier for leaders and breaks down INOVATE, sharing how entrepreneurial actions and intentions can lead to better opportunities for any business.

Body language and communication are necessary for business development. Dr. Diane Hamilton interviews Tracey Thomson, the co-author of the Globe and Mail Canadian bestseller Truth and Lies: What People Are Really Thinking and the Director of Business Development at TRUTHPLANE.  Tracey shares what their company is doing in helping companies resolve communication issues. She also explains some key concepts being discussed in her book.
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TTL 646 | Delivering Exceptional Customer Service

Bringing Technology To Education With Dr. Peter Hirst and Delivering Exceptional Customer Service With Micah Solomon

With the vast technological access we have today, a bigger room for experimentation opportunities has opened up. Talking about the great and exciting things in the world of technology and bringing that information through his educational programs is Senior Associate Dean for Executive Education at MIT Sloan School of Management, Dr. Peter Hirst. In this episode, Dr. Hirst shares with Dr. Diane Hamilton his journey from London to MIT along with the latest about artificial intelligence and access to information. Known for his innovative executive education programs for individuals and companies, Dr. Hirst lets us in on how he develops, designs, and delivers the programs out there.

One of the main issues businesses and organizations grapple with is customer service. Top authority on customer service, Micah Solomon, sits down with Dr. Diane Hamilton to share how we can overcome this problem and create great customer experience. Author of the book, Ignore Your Customers (And They’ll Go Away), he lets us in on how he delivers turnaround customer service to organizations, starting with its culture, and cites some great examples of big companies who do exceptionally with their customer service.
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