Humanity And The Future Of Innovation Technology with Byron Reese and Tapping Into Curiosity And Creativity Through Technology with Chris Hoffmann

TTL 327 | Innovation Technology

Humanity And The Future Of Innovation Technology with Byron Reese and Tapping Into Curiosity And Creativity Through Technology with Chris Hoffmann

Byron Reese, CEO of Gigaom and author of The Fourth Age, talks about innovation technology, its future, and how humanity fits within the picture. He poses great questions that tug at our current conditions such as identifying whether you are a machine or an animal. Believing greatly in humanity and technology, he defines what technology is and gives us a view of the changes that will happen sooner. Byron then shares his insights about artificial general intelligence and emotional intelligence in robots while predicting how technology can end hunger and poverty.

 

Tying innovation to an open heart, Chris Hoffmann – author, innovator, and TEDx speaker – talks about the emotional aspects that need to be present with technology. He finds that it is by having that sense of self that we will tap into curiosity and creativity. He is also about helping people get over that fear of being more innovative, leading us to identify the things that make us emotionally satisfied. Reflecting on the current relationship between people and technology, Chris then shares his thoughts about people aligning to different jobs as they become more curious and creative than ever.
TTL 300 | Getting Things Done

Getting Things Done with David Allen and Understanding People with Jason Greer

We would often write a to-do list of things we need to get done only to switch it over to the next day, and to the day after that, and so on. David Allen, author of Getting Things Done, has come up with a book for teens, teaching them how things can get done and how take control of their lives in a distracting world. David shares how the same principle on keeping your head focused applies for a nine-year-old as it is for a CEO of a company. Learn some great strategies as he talks about how to get things done and how you can avoid frustration.

 

It is interesting how people matters to diversity consultant Jason Greer despite being a victim of cross burning and racial harassment in the 90’s. Jason shares the importance of understanding people, and how it can be helpful for companies to avoid unions. He is out there having the ear of the CEO and of the executive teams, making a better work environment.

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TTL 268 | Emotional Connectedness

Emotional Connectedness In The Workplace with Louis Carter and Design The Life You Love with Ayse Birsel

There’s a myriad of reasons why people come together and why they want to stay together and perform even more. Most times, it all comes down to one common denominator called respect. However, Louis Carter says it’s deeper than that. It gets into the concept called psychological safety. Louis is the CEO and founder of Best Practice Institute and the author of several books on best practices, leadership, and management. He says when people have that feeling of emotional connectedness inside of groups, there’s less mistakes, there’s higher performance, and the group begins to stick together a lot longer.

 

During the economic crash in 2008, Ayse Birsel suddenly found herself with a lot of time in her hands. She took it as an opportunity to map out and develop the Deconstruction: Reconstruction design process which they now use with all of their clients. Ayse talks about applying that to her life as well and coming up with the concept of her book, Design the Life You Love, a book and coursework that teaches how to create a meaningful life using design process and tools.

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How A Hobby Turned Into A Business Opportunity with Ron Douglas and Delivering Content To Pique People’s Curiosities with Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer

From time to time, we find ourselves craving for certain foods from specific places, restaurants, or food brands. But thinking about the means and effort to go those places seem like hard work sometimes or that they could be a tad expensive. Well, Ron Douglas has cracked the code to a number of those recipes. He is a former finance manager at JP Morgan who later rose to success as the founder of the #1 copycat recipe website RecipeSecrets.net as well as Ron Douglas Publishing. He recreates recipes to make it accessible to more people. Sharing how he got into the Wendy Williams show and sold a million copies of his book, he shows that even your hobby can be a business opportunity. Plus, he offers great tips on how to get your own book deals.

 

Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer from Curiosity.com talks about providing information to people that will pique the curiosities in a most accessible and easy way. As an experienced writer, radio host, and podcast veteran, Cody Gough discuss about all the different ways of delivering content that makes it consumable to a number of people. With Ashley Hamer, she shows off her role as the managing editor of Curiosity.com as well as a science communicator by giving us the ways to entice people into being curious. They also share the studies they conducted about improving people’s productivity in the workplace, pushing forward the importance of being naturally curious in all walks of life.

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TTL 252 | Safe Working Environment

Building A Safe Working Environment with Rich Sheridan and Software And Energy with Dr. Martha Amram

Rich Sheridan, CEO, chief storyteller and co-founder of Menlo Innovations, shares the software and the culture they have at Menlo, touching on the quality of being introverts as well as providing a working environment for women against the usually male-dominated industry. Rich also gives a peek into his book, Joy, Inc., where discusses the importance of building a safe working environment where people love and find happiness in the work they are doing.

 

As the founder and CEO of WattzOn, Martha Amram talks about the driving force behind her company, which is saving energy. Martha delves into the role of technology in complimenting human productivity. She shares how, with WattzOn, she has enabled consumers and businesses to quickly provide their utility bill data to customers. Martha also touches on the topic of education and being able to provide it for more people through online courses.

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Managing Millennials Requires Understanding Their Values

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Millennials are one of the most misunderstood generations, which has led to frustration in the workplace.  With so many generations working together, it is not unusual that there would be some conflict. The biggest issues have revolved around the clash between Boomers and Millennials.  With varying views on political and leadership issues, as well as differences in the frequency at which they embrace technology, conflict management has become a top concern for many leaders.  Part of learning to manage this unique generation includes understanding and embracing their values. Continue reading “Managing Millennials Requires Understanding Their Values”

Soft Skills: Critical to Employee Success

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Attend any leadership conference, and someone likely will bring up startling statistics regarding how employees and leaders lack something they refer to as soft skills. This term is used to describe many qualities that include interpersonal skills, emotional intelligence, and other personality-based issues. The problem that many organizations have experienced is that people are hired for their hard skills, or in other words, for what they know (knowledge). Then later, are often fired for their lack of soft skills, or what they do (behaviors). If employers recognize the importance of soft skills, they can avoid costly hiring and training mistakes, improve turnover, and boost productivity. Continue reading “Soft Skills: Critical to Employee Success”