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The Survive & Thrive podcast features Jennifer Ayres, host, and co-Founder of Concinnity. With over 20 years leading large-scale global transformation programs for Fortune 500 companies, her purpose is to help the conscious leader create meaningful and sustainable change by helping companies realize their most ambitious goals. The Survive & Thrive podcast will highlight ideas, learnings, and stories about organizational and personal transformation, by featuring clients, and other notable lea ...
 
Voice of Influence: Personal Brand and Communication Strategy for Message-Driven Leaders is a podcast featuring interviews with thought leaders and experts who have a highly developed voice of influence. Creative, message-driven leaders will appreciate the support, insight and advice that will help them develop their own voice and compelling communication that makes a difference in the world.
 
Changing Higher Ed is dedicated to helping higher education leaders improve their institutions. We offer you the latest in higher ed news, as well as some of the top experts in our profession who share their perspectives on how you can grow your institution. Your host, Dr. Drumm McNaughton, is a renowned leader and pioneer in strategic management systems and leadership, and one of a select group with executive leadership experience in academe, nonprofits, government, and business. Over the c ...
 
Dr Phil Richardson explores how to solve complex problems in strategy, innovation and change management using business models created from biological systems. Based on 3.8 billion years of evolution biological systems can provide a unique, if not counterintuitive way of thinking differently. The approach has been successfully used in product and service development, creating new ways of working, improving collaboration and delivering disruptive change.
 
Learn how to make the most out of your nonprofit technology with this free podcast. Only 50% of nonprofit technology projects succeed. The technology moves forward, but the organization stays in place. Why? Because although new technology can be powerful, it can’t transform a nonprofit on its own. Technology change is organizational change. Change management is key. Build Consulting has extensive experience transforming nonprofit organizations. We combine deep data and information technology ...
 
The Uptake with Anna Chu is a new show on all things tech and community. Host Anna Chu will be traveling and introducing you to people all over the world as she follows the path of Microsoft Ignite The Tour. The show covers topics in the world of tech, as well as uncovers people’s journeys - and how-tos - of professional learning, development and community building. You will meet inspiring people in the community of tech and get inspired to be a part of a vast and expanding community in your ...
 
Join subject matter experts in procurement, supply chain, and finance as they provide thought leadership and insights for source-to-pay success in this Driving Digital Transformation with SAP Ariba podcast. Each episode covers various topics and innovations on source-to-pay, transforming procurement, improving business outcomes, best practices, and change management -- all designed to help you prepare for your digital transformation.
 
Gain insights into how you can enhance your thinking to make improvements in all areas of your work and life. Thinking for Success is a fortnightly podcast designed to give you practical steps to take to become more personally effective. Each episode highlights easy to apply tips, tools and ideas to help you focus on getting your thinking right, so you take the right actions and then get the results you want.
 
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Jeff Hahn is a Public Relations and Crisis Management Expert based in Austin, Texas. The owner and principal of a family of integrated agency brands, he concentrates on reputation protection and restoration. Jeff recently published a book on the subject - Breaking Bad News, the definitive crisis communication guide for brands. Learn about how our T…
 
Now is the week of gratitude. For this special Thanksgiving episode, we chat about the social and emotional benefits of practicing gratitude. We cover what the research says and why gratitude is so important. Not only does gratitude impact you tremendously, but it can also bolster healthy relationships and overall work environment. Listen to the ep…
 
What can we do when we feel emotionally triggered and bumped out of our best selves by the stress of the day (or the year)? In this episode Bonnie Blueford and Andrea discuss how to improve our individual resilience and help others, as well. Bonnie Blueford is the founder of The Blueford Group, a communications and coaching organization dedicated t…
 
Mergers and acquisitions come with a ton of unique challenges and changes that must be planned for and well-executed in order to be successful. However, while most focus on the financial side of things, the human element of M&As can’t be ignored either. On this episode of the Survive & Thrive podcast, we’re joined by Melanie Payne, the CFO at Synit…
 
Podcast Summary Dr. Drumm McNaughton interviews Mark Lombardi, president at Maryville University, about the institution’s culture of innovation. Podcast Highlights Innovation in higher education involves starting with the end in mind, i.e., identifying the end point and ending date, and then allowing people to innovate with a focus on bringing the …
 
Guest expert Stefanie Cruz, from DigiGeeks Collective and Build Consulting’s Kyle Haines had an informal discussion on how nonprofits can pivot from using social media simply for marketing and communications to something much more integrated into the relationships organizations value most. Stef is the founder of DigiGeeks Collective, a community of…
 
The best leaders learn from other great leaders. In this episode Andrea shares three leadership lessons from actor, director, and producer Ron Howard. You probably remember him as a child actor on the Andy Griffith Show. He was also in American Graffiti and in the TV show, Happy Days. Howard went on to direct and produce a few of the dozen films su…
 
Every single industry was touched in some way by COVID-19. But few industries have seen as much upheaval and change as the automotive industry has over just the last two decades. What is it about that industry that has allowed them to quickly adapt and pivot as needed to not just survive but actually thrive? On this week’s episode of the Survive & …
 
Podcast Summary Dr. Drumm McNaughton interviews Dr. Russell Lowery-Hart, president at Amarillo College, about how to successfully transform a higher education institution to meet the needs of today’s students in a way that that results in improved persistence and graduation rates. Podcast Highlights To successfully navigate the current environmenta…
 
Guest expert Stefanie Cruz, from DigiGeeks Collective and Build Consulting’s Kyle Haines had an informal discussion on how nonprofits can pivot from using social media simply for marketing and communications to something much more integrated into the relationships organizations value most. Stef is the founder of DigiGeeks Collective, a community of…
 
What was the diversity tipping point in corporate America? In this episode we hear from Dee C. Marshall, an award winning national leader in the area of diversity and inclusion. Dee shares the evolution of her own Voice of Influence from her experience on September 11th, 2001 on Wall Street to a large ministry Girlfriends Pray, to the role she play…
 
The heart of a business sounds like an abstract idea at first glance. But with employees leaving companies in droves as they search for purpose and meaningful work, knowing the core values and the heart of your business is more critical than ever. Joining the Survive & Thrive podcast this week is Sasha Lund. You might know her from her podcast “Leg…
 
For 25-years Jim Kukral has been writing books, keynote speaking, and building successful lifestyle businesses as a marketing entrepreneur. But the pandemic and a near-death diagnosis of colon cancer changed everything for Jim in 2020, so he threw away all his past success to start something completely different, a new brand called Life Apocalypse.…
 
In Part 2 of this episode Peter Mirus, co-founder of Build Consulting, discusses ways to succeed with your software implementation, shares leadership strategies, and answers questions from the webinar audience. What you’ll learn: What does it mean for the implementation of a new software or platform project to be a “success?” What are the key eleme…
 
Do you find it difficult to own who you are? In this episode of the Voice of Influence podcast, Andrea interviews Emmy Award Winning journalist and author of the book "DARE TO OWN YOU: Taking Your Authenticity and Dreams Into Your Next Chapter," Liz Brunner. A speaker who trains others in the craft of speaking, Liz shares compelling stories about c…
 
The term “Future Of Work” is nothing new. However, the pandemic has accelerated timelines and brought about new realities that must be faced in order to not just survive but thrive. On this episode of the Survive & Thrive podcast, Jennifer discusses what areas have seen the biggest cultural shifts, as employees rethink the traditional work model. S…
 
In this episode Peter Mirus, co-founder of Build Consulting, discusses ways to succeed with your software implementation, shares leadership strategies, and answers questions from the webinar audience. What you’ll learn: What does it mean for the implementation of a new software or platform project to be a “success?” What are the key elements your o…
 
Chanda Smith Baker has over 20 years of experience working in, for, and with underestimated communities. In 2017, Chanda joined The Minneapolis Foundation as the Senior Vice President of Impact where she oversees the Foundation’s grantmaking programs, provides strategic direction to community initiatives and partnerships, and is the event and podca…
 
Organizational leaders can be the driving force behind effective change. They can improve employee engagement and navigate a team through difficult change. However, with new working environments, leaders have to double down on building and maintaining relationships with their team members. Peter Hess joins Jennifer on the Survive & Thrive podcast t…
 
The biggest concern for most companies right now is the need to attract and retain workers. But the biggest reason people leave their jobs is that they don't feel valued at work. Compensation and benefits are part of the equation, but just as important is the desire to believe that they are making a difference. In this episode Andrea shares two spe…
 
On the Survive & Thrive podcast, we always talk about ways organizations can drive meaningful and sustainable change. But how do you actually implement those strategies and get the relevant information in front of your staff in a consistent and engaging way? For many organizations, internal podcasts have been the way. On this episode of the Survive…
 
Podcast Summary Dr. Drumm McNaughton interviews Tom Netting, CEO at TEN Government Strategies, about the current issues being discussed by federal policymakers in Washington. Podcast Highlights The U.S. Congress is considering several packages. However, the names and vehicle for passage continue to change to get buy-in politically. Two Neg Regs are…
 
Podcast Summary Dr. Drumm McNaughton interviews Dr. Michael B. Poliakoff, president of the American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA), and Dr. Armand Alacbay, ACTA’s vice president of trustee and government affairs, about the organization’s new report, “The Cost of Excess,” which analyzes the reasons and impacts behind the continual rising cost…
 
Part 2: A robust and frequent training program helps staff use your IT more effectively. An Ask the Experts panel discussion with Community IT CEO Johan Hammerstrom and David Deal, co-founder of Build Consulting for a webinar on nonprofit IT staff training – how to do it, why to do it, and how to make time to prioritize it. Training is a security, …
 
On this special episode of the Survive & Thrive podcast, Steve Van Valin joins Jennifer Ayers to discuss the growing anxiety about returning to work and how to combat that. Businesses are still figuring out what the work structure even looks like as the pandemic continues on and that’s making both leaders and staff anxious. Whether your return to w…
 
In 2001, Scott Sunderland found himself going from a 35-year-old athletic father, husband, and business owner to lying in a hospital bed unable to move. Using visualization techniques over the course of a year, Scott was able to heal himself. However, old limiting beliefs, past traumas, and disempowering mental habits came back to haunt him when, i…
 
Aviv Shahar enables Fortune 500 companies to create purpose-inspired visions that bring out the best in their people and catalyze growth. As the President of Aviv Consulting and the author of Create New Futures, Aviv guides executive teams at companies around the world to dramatically accelerate the achievement of their business results. In this “G…
 
Empathy, resilience, and positivity are some of the foundational elements to building engagement and setting up success as a leader and organization. However, not every organization or leader truly values those three elements in the way they should. So, how do you build them into your change initiative, your business model, and your everyday life? …
 
Part 1: A robust and frequent training program helps staff use your IT more effectively. An Ask the Experts panel discussion with Community IT CEO Johan Hammerstrom and David Deal, co-founder of Build Consulting for a webinar on nonprofit IT staff training – how to do it, why to do it, and how to make time to prioritize it. Training is a security, …
 
Only 36% of employees say they’re engaged in the workplace and it’s costing U.S. companies between $450 Billion - $550 Billion annually. It’s an area organizations need to improve upon immediately but how do they even get started, much less get buy-in throughout the entire organization? On this episode of the Survive & Thrive podcast, Jennifer is j…
 
Claudio Toyama is committed to raising the awareness of people around the world, so they live full and fulfilled lives at work and home. He is an international bestselling author, an award-winning speaker, and the CEO of Toyama & Co., an international leadership consultancy specializing in small shifts that produce big results. Claudio has delivere…
 
How do you realize positive and sustainable change? By better understanding the problems at hand and the people facing them. That’s what makes the design thinking strategy such a natural fit with change management. To talk about design thinking and how it can be a power for good in your efforts to enact change, Holly Chasan-Young joins me on today’…
 
Podcast Summary Dr. Drumm McNaughton interviews Dr. Roger Hughes, President at Doane University, about the knowledge, qualities and skills that higher education leaders need to have. Podcast Highlights Higher education leaders can come from a variety of backgrounds, including coaching. Leadership knowledge and skills can be transferred between diff…
 
On July 16, 2020, Build Consulting learned that Blackbaud experienced a significant, and extensive, theft of data and was the subject of a ransomware attack. As of July 22, much remains uncertain about the full scope of the attack, but Kyle Haines, Partner at Build Consulting, shares what we have learned thus far and what your organization should c…
 
On this special episode of Survive & Thrive, Jennifer Ayers discusses the recurring topics that come up with individuals from the podcasts or organizations she has worked with. In times of change, there is an abundance of opportunities for leaders to impact their organizations and employees. Changes: Re-evaluating time (1:02) With much change in th…
 
Podcast Summary Dr. Drumm McNaughton interviews Dr. Melik Khoury, president of Unity College, about the institution’s out-of-the-box thinking that is creating a new business model for higher education. Podcast Highlights Higher education is built on a traditional system that was developed by elite institutions. However, the model isn’t sustainable …
 
On July 16, 2020, Build Consulting learned that Blackbaud experienced a significant, and extensive, theft of data and was the subject of a ransomware attack. As of July 22, much remains uncertain about the full scope of the attack, but Kyle Haines, Partner at Build Consulting, shares what we have learned thus far and what your organization should c…
 
Podcast Summary Dr. Drumm McNaughton interviews Matt Scogin, president at Hope College, about the institution’s Hope Forward program. Podcast Highlights Higher education leaders can look at innovation through creating new financial models that are not based on tuition. The Hope Forward model is designed to increase access to higher education while …
 
What’s the best way to evaluate the advice you’re receiving? And how can you be more effective at offering helpful advice to others? Andrea gives three practical considerations for assessing counsel that we receive or give so that we inspire healthy growth. Learn about how our Team Performance System and Personal Brand Strategy can Help You Serve W…
 
Everyone loves a good strategy but it requires flexible and thoughtful leadership to actually implement it successfully. Not getting honest buy-in from your team is the quickest way to watch a great strategy fail, which can be the catalyst for a leadership change. On this episode of the Survive & Thrive podcast, Glade Holman joins Jennifer Ayers to…
 
Podcast Summary Dr. Drumm McNaughton interviews Jaime Casap, a consultant and Google’s former education evangelist, about how higher education needs to create a new model that will help students embrace lifelong learning and succeed in the emerging economy. Podcast Highlights Students who come from low-socioeconomic circumstances, immigrant familie…
 
Part 2 Microsoft Dynamics and Salesforce: What You Need To Know Before Choosing a Platform Making the move to a platform like Microsoft Dynamics or Salesforce can fuel your nonprofit’s digital transformation. These platforms allow you to manage and engage with constituents in new ways, create more unified experiences for them, and transform how you…
 
You should never underestimate people. But tapping into the power of people during times of change is far easier said than done. Whether you’re building a compelling case for change, creating buy-in from leadership and below, or simply trying to build confidence; managing to drive your people forward takes a deft hand. Tammie Pinkston, the vice pre…
 
Today, we welcome Deborah Coviello. After 25+ years in Quality and Operational Excellence roles, Deb has a deep understanding for what’s important when it comes to creating solutions for CEO’s by assessing the landscape, solving their technical business issues and elevating their people for a lasting impact and ultimately – peace of mind. She is he…
 
Microsoft Dynamics and Salesforce: What You Need To Know Before Choosing a Platform Making the move to a platform like Microsoft Dynamics or Salesforce can fuel your nonprofit’s digital transformation. These platforms allow you to manage and engage with constituents in new ways, create more unified experiences for them, and transform how your organ…
 
Jess Hotz is the co-founder and Director of ELEVATE, a non-profit social enterprise. ELEVATE exists to lift people up to a higher position through their small businesses development program for people around the world. The first small business initiative was an ethical leather workshop in India, where artisans handcraft full-grain leather goods sol…
 
No matter how big or small the change, the very first step is building the case for change. As we discussed in both Season 1 and Season 2, that means defining the purpose of the change and the reason people should care. In order to do that successfully and efficiently, you’ll need to get everyone on the same page and marching in the same direction …
 
Podcast Summary Dr. Drumm McNaughton interviews Dr. Kim Hadley, CFO at John Brown University, about lessons from pandemic that can help transform higher ed institutions. Podcast Highlights Developing collaborations with other higher education institutions can help a university develop new programs without assuming significant fixed costs. Innovativ…
 
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