Make Culture Your Strategic Advantage For Breakout Success

Thank God for this week’s guest, Tim Kuppler, former president of Dennison Consulting, author of The Culture Advantage and founder of Culture University. Not only does Tim get it, but he’s been studying it for most of his career. He wrote a book on it, a collaborative effort with four other experts, and he’s built an insight-delivery vehicle for leaders to access the true significance of this all-important aspect of business…. Read More»

When Girl Meets Oil, a Fascinating Show Ensues

Today’s show features Christine Bader, the author of The Evolution of a Corporate Idealist: When Girl Meets Oil. She is a Visiting Scholar and Lecturer at Columbia University, where she co-teaches a course on Human Rights and Business, and a Human Rights Advisor to BSR (Business for Social Responsibility)…. Read More»

The Four Most Important Questions A Leader Must Ask

Startup founder. Enterprise CEO. Author of one of my favorite books ever. And one of the most generous leaders I know. That just gets it started describing today’s guest, Vineet Nayar.

But what’s with the title of his book, “Employees First, Customers Second”? He’s joking, right?

Hardly. Not only is Employees First Customers Second (EFCS) the name of his book: much more importantly, it’s baked into the very fabric of HCLT, the company Vineet led until he retired early to dedicate his life to helping those less fortunate in his home nation of India.

Says Vineet about EFCS…… Read More»

Strategy Is Easy. Here’s How To Earn Buy-In

What a treat! Today’s guest on Switch and Shift TV is one of my all-time favorite authors, and one of the most popular contributors here at the site as well. Like me, Jim Haudan is an educator-turned-CEO. His book, The Art of Engagement, is one of my all-time top 5 favorite business books in large part because it’s all about people, specifically about how to engage their hearts and minds by working with them to make corporate strategy come to life!… Read More»

Reinvent Yourself. Here’s How in Ten Simple Steps.

My guest this week on Switch and Shift TV is Dorie Clark, a professor at Duke’s executive MBA program, columnist at Forbes and Harvard Business Review, and author of Reinventing You – and let me tell you, she knows first-hand what self-reinvention is all about!! Dorie’s own career starts from Harvard Divinity School, to journalist, […] Read moreRead More»

Think Creativity Is For Experts Only? Think Again!

Today’s guest on Switch and Shift TV is David Burkus, author of The Myths of Creativity, a must-read book that debunks the ten most common myths about how we create. A professor of management and founder and “talent” of the popular LDRLB podcast, David’s whole career focuses on leadership, strategy, and innovation. Among the myths […] Read moreRead More»

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