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

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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TTL 645 | Creating Online Engagement

Creating Healthy Online Engagement With Audiences With David Meerman and Dealing With Failure With Fred Colantonio

Even in the age of instant connection and communication, many companies find it difficult to communicate organically. Connecting with online audiences is an indispensable skill that every company needs to have in its toolkit in order to keep their audiences engaged with them. David Meerman Scott, an acclaimed business strategist and the author of Fanocracy: Turning Fans Into Customers and Customers Into Fans, sits down with Dr. Diane Hamilton and discusses how companies can create and maintain healthy online engagement with their customers.

Failure is a subject that we, as a society, have become averse to because it’s such a difficult thing to feel and talk about. But though we find it difficult to accept, it is also the root and origin of innovations and incoming success. Fred Colantonio, a trained professional criminologist who investigates behavioral patterns within groups of people, gets to the nitty-gritty of how you should be dealing with failure, and how processing it in a healthy way is the best way for you to turn it into something more.
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How to Promote Curiosity in the Workplace

You have probably taken a DiSC, MBTI, Emotional Intelligence, or other personality assessment. What you might not have taken yet is the assessment everyone is talking about, which is the CCI. The Curiosity Code Index™ (CCI) is a new assessment that tells you what inhibits your curiosity and helps you develop a plan to improve.

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TTL 609 | Think Like Amazon

Think And Win Like Amazon With John Rossman and Experimentation Programs With Chris Goward

Amazon is one of the leading eCommerce businesses around the globe. In this episode, former Amazon executive and the author of Think Like Amazon, John Rossman, provides some strategies and ideas on how to think and win like Amazon. He also shares his thoughts on the impact of perception on how we run our business.

The best companies have experimentation as a core competency where they ask and answer decisions using experiments. Chris Goward, an author, digital disruption expert, and the Founder of WiderFunnel, provides insights on using experimentation as a way to achieve marketing success and business decisions. Chris also talks about conversion rate optimization, changing culture, improving curiosity, and more.
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TTL 607 | Simplification

Innovation Strategies With Joel Carnes and Life Simplification With Gary Collins

Cities and even small towns aim to grow into better places, not just for recognition but for the greater good of its people. Joel Carnes, the President and CEO for the Alliance for Innovation, shares the wonderful tasks that his company is doing for the betterment of communities. It is through innovation that people and nations achieve greatness. With this, Joel dives deeper into the three main approaches to innovation and how they work with the local government.

What is simplification and how can we achieve it? Gary Collins, a life simplification expert and the author of The Simple Life, answers this question on today’s show. Finding our life purpose may not sound so simple, but Gary shows how we can determine it and teaches us how we can answer the magic questions of life – why am I here and what am I going to do with this time? Moreover, he points out how to be healthy in the simplest way possible and not be lured by consumerism promoted by America.
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