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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 ...
 
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 ...
 
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 ...
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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 ...
 
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Learning how to motivate people is a foundational tenet of change management. You can’t create an organizational culture or deal with a sudden and unexpected change well if people aren’t properly motivated. While that might seem like an easy task, organizations get it wrong far too often. However, by recognizing and having empathy for what people a…
 
In part two of this “Ask the Experts” webinar co-presented with Community IT Innovators, we answer your questions on ways to create a sound process for software selection, before you consider the specific technologies available to meet your organizational needs. Join Build Consulting co-founders Kyle Haines and David Deal as they leverage their com…
 
Just a few years ago, Zack Boothe was a window cleaner. You can even find his window cleaning tutorial videos on youtube with millions of views. However, Zack always dreamt of being a real estate investor. Taking a leap of faith, he walked away from window cleaning, and within a handful of years, he was making over a million dollars per year from r…
 
As we learned throughout the coronavirus pandemic, change is constant. So, how do you make changes stick? To do it right, you’ve got to start at the very beginning and create a change-adapted organization that can stay resilient. Kelli Skaff joins Jennifer Ayers on this episode of the Survive & Thrive podcast to talk about how and why organizations…
 
Michael Bianco-Splann is a conscious leadership expert, visionary author, inspirational speaker and transformational life coach who brings unique and powerful expertise to deliver a differentiated and innovative approach to leaders, organizations and those seeking a life fully engaged and true to one’s passion and purpose. He joins Andrea to discus…
 
Podcast Summary Dr. Drumm McNaughton interviews Dr. Danielle Wilken, the new president at the University of Bridgeport, about the changing plans that have allowed the university to survive through a partnership with Goodwin University. Podcast Highlights Change efforts are not set in stone, so expect things to evolve. This happened with University …
 
In part one of this “Ask the Experts” webinar co-presented with Community IT Innovators, we answer your questions on ways to create a sound process for software selection, before you consider the specific technologies available to meet your organizational needs. Join Build Consulting co-founders Kyle Haines and David Deal as they leverage their com…
 
When implementing a change, how do you know if it’s successful or creating more problems than it’s solving? If you’re smart, you’re using change management metrics to gauge progress, what success looks like, how the change is impacting employees, and finding critical problems before they blow up in your face. On this episode of the Survive & Thrive…
 
What does it mean to be aligned at work, and why does it matter? Thought Leader, Speaker, Author, and Transformer of people, cultures and workplaces, Laurie Battaglia is CEO of Aligned at Work® in Scottsdale, AZ. Having spent 35+ years leading people in corporate environments, Laurie discovered ways to engage team members, build trust quickly, and …
 
Podcast Summary Dr. Drumm McNaughton interviews Dr. Philomena Mantella, President at Grand Valley University, about creating an REP4, an innovation effort using design thinking to improve education. Podcast Highlights REP4 is an alliance of six higher education institutions that are committed to innovation. This effort flips the innovation model th…
 
Podcast Summary Dr. Drumm McNaughton interviews Vickie Schray, EVP and chief external affairs officer at Zovio, about the role of innovation in helping higher education navigate the current turbulent environment. Podcast Highlights Innovation will be critical in helping colleges and universities survive. This innovation can be through creating part…
 
Any well executed change begins with a great change plan. That’s what we’re discussing on this episode of the Survive & Thrive podcast. Kristel Kurtz, a strategic advisor at Concinnity, joins Jennifer Ayers on this episode to discuss the importance of change plans in change management. A great change plan will think about the who, how, and why of a…
 
With our societal experience of honesty in freefall, the close alignment of our words and actions is more necessary than ever if we want to establish ourselves as trustworthy. Ron A. Carucci has a 30-year track record helping CEOs and executives tackle challenges of strategy, organization and leadership in 25 countries at more than 100 companies. H…
 
Joining us today is Cliff Oxford, founder of CliffCo., an international think tank symposium, to discuss his third book, Redneck Reverie: The Rationale for the Trump Phenomenon. which combines data-driven insights and real life experiences to explain Donald Trump’s election to the White House and the intersection with rural cultures across America.…
 
Join guest expert Ryan Ozimek and Build Partner Kyle Haines and listen in on an informal discussion and Q&A on the ways Microsoft is expanding its offerings and presence in the nonprofit technology ecosystem, and what that means for your organization. Ryan is an experienced independent software vendor and open-source evangelist and Kyle serves as t…
 
Podcast Summary Dr. Drumm McNaughton interviews Mike Goldstein, managing director and co-creator of the Center for Higher Education Transformation at Tyton Partners, about how the pandemic has accelerated change in higher education and some of the trends that are emerging. Podcast Highlights Higher education is experienced a burst of rapid accelera…
 
It can be so easy to view change from a distance and miss how that change impacts each and every person and facet of an organization. Not thoroughly thinking about how change impacts at the individual level can create additional challenges or even derail a project well before it’s finished. Samantha Collins, a Concinnity partner, joins Jennifer Aye…
 
What if “being real” in the moment may not truly be an accurate expression of authenticity? In this episode, Andrea looks at the parallels between the way we process physical and emotional pain and how a skewed perspective can impact our experience of pain. Learn about how our Team Performance System and Personal Brand Strategy can Help You Serve W…
 
No matter how big or small of a change, it can only really happen if you’ve got great business messaging in the first place. From perceived gaps in the plan to a lack of buy-in from leadership and staff, poor communication can create a host of issues that can make change management downright impossible. To discuss the merits of good business messag…
 
Naghmeh Panahi made international news when she publicly advocated for the release of her then-husband, Saeed Abedini, who was imprisoned in Iran for his work as a pastor. However, behind the scenes, her husband had a long history of domestic abuse, and Naghmeh’s journey out of oppression would eventually lead to her role today as a speaker, Bible …
 
Podcast Summary Dr. Drumm McNaughton interviews Dr. Anthony Wutoh, provost at Howard University, about how partnerships with industry and academic institutions can encourage innovation that benefits students, faculty, and the higher education institution. Podcast Highlights Partnerships with industry can offer many benefits, including industry expe…
 
Today’s guest is Kris Kelso. Kris is a keynote speaker, entrepreneur, and is the author of “Overcoming The Impostor: Silence Your Inner Critic and Lead with Confidence“. Trained and certified as an executive coach, Kris has worked with hundreds of entrepreneurs, business owners, and their leadership teams. He is a faculty instructor at the Professi…
 
Whether you’re in the initial planning stages or firmly in the middle of enacting change within your organization, knowing your audience is critical to success. If you don’t know who is being impacted and how; you’ll face major hurdles along the way and struggle to get the type of buy-in needed. On this episode of the Survive & Thrive podcast, Jenn…
 
Being a whistleblower has numerous challenges. How do you prepare for the task of bringing difficult things to light in a way that gives the best opportunity for a positive outcome? Andrea and Rosanne discuss positional power, factors to be considered for those hoping to influence healthy accountability, and ways to reduce risks. Learn about how ou…
 
Nonprofit organizations know they need to keep themselves safe from cybercriminals. But how safe is safe enough? How much should organizations budget for the latest defensive technology, and how much should they focus on staff training? How does a nonprofit leader balance cybersecurity and convenience for users? In this webinar co-presented with Co…
 
In order to start enacting change, you have to build the case for change. No matter if it’s a positive or negative change, a small or large company, or anything in between; doing a little initial homework can put the right wheels in motion. In the first episode of Season 2, Jennifer Ayers is joined by Lisa Insley, a partner at Concinnity, to discus…
 
Are you aware of the kinds of power that you hold in your relationships? So often we’re more aware of the times when we feel powerless, and so we don’t handle the power we possess in healthy ways. Today, psychologist and author Dr. Diane Langberg joins Andrea to discuss key elements of establishing psychological safety in relationships, what’s nece…
 
Podcast Summary Dr. Drumm McNaughton interviews Tom Netting, CEO at TEN Government Strategies, about policy changes emerging from Washington, D.C. as the Biden Administration and Congress move forward to deal with the pandemic. Podcast Highlights Significant federal funding is expected to continue to come to higher education institutions and studen…
 
Welcome to Season Two! This season, my partners and I will walk you through eight tenets to drive meaningful, impactful, and sustainable change in an organization. Starting next week, we’ll explore each of these tenets at a high level over 8 weeks, and then, we’ll take a deeper dive into each one to really understand why it’s important and how to p…
 
What does covert abuse look like? Most of the time here at Voice of Influence, we focus on the dynamics of healthy influence that makes collaborative teams more innovatively productive. As Andrea and Rosanne discuss today, however, it’s vital to recognize the characteristics of unhealthy influence, especially in their most deceptive forms, so that …
 
After more than a year of the coronavirus pandemic, what have we learned? That’s the very question host Jennifer Ayers aims to answer as she looks back at the first season of the Survive & Thrive podcast. In the Survive & Thrive Season 1 finale, Jennifer takes a look back at the 19 guests and 19 stories she helped to tell in order to find the commo…
 
We’ve all crossed paths with manipulative people who seem great on the surface but who actually undermine others. Helena Knowlton of Confusion to Clarity Now and the Arise Healing Community joins us today to talk about covert abuse, covert abusers, and how a correct understanding of trauma’s impact is vital to healing. Learn about how our Team Perf…
 
Peter Mirus, Partner at Build Consulting, presents an exploration of the dimensions of data quality—completeness, validity and accuracy, consistency, timeliness, and integrity – interwoven with impact examples from the nonprofit and public sectors. Attendees will learn a structure for how to qualify “what makes data good,” and how to talk compellin…
 
From supporting the groundbreaking medical researchers of tomorrow to students embarking on the most formative years of their lives, The University of Pennsylvania is creating a platform for innovation that meets the diverse needs of a community of students, researchers, faculty, administrators, and staff. Josh Beeman, Associate Vice President of I…
 
Podcast Summary Dr. Drumm McNaughton interviews Ken Knueven, senior program director at the Charles Koch Foundation, about the various disruptors facing higher education and and what grantmakers are looking for in higher education transformation initiatives. Podcast Highlights Higher education is facing financial issues caused by a variety of disru…
 
Podcast Summary Dr. Drumm McNaughton interviews Dr. Ashley Finley, vice president of research and senior advisor to the president for the AAC&U, about how the workforce is changing and how higher education can play a part in this transformation. Podcast Highlights Employers consistently are looking for employees who have the competencies and skills…
 
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic was felt worldwide. But by looking at and learning from what happened and how people responded to it, we can get a far better idea of where to go from here. However, one thing that became obvious was the need to continue to nurture our sense of humanity and take better care of one another. On this episode of the …
 
What’s your response to those who are marginalized? What is lost when a culture dehumanizes or disenfranchises certain groups of people? How can you be an advocate that truly lifts up someone else's voice rather than inadvertently using the vulnerable to pursue your own agenda? Dr. Marion Byrne offers wisdom about how to amplify the voices of those…
 
No one is immune to stress and the effects it can have on the body and mind. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic has been a major stressor for a lot of people, leading to a sharp increase in employee burnout as the lines between work and home have blurred. As both individuals and companies are beginning to pay closer attention to wellness, it’s im…
 
The COVID-19 pandemic was a time of change for everyone. But for Devin Basinger, it was an even bigger one as he decided to leave the company he founded and join another startup right as the pandemic was starting. On this episode of the Survive & Thrive podcast, Jennifer Ayers is joined by Devin Basinger to talk about his experiences founding and e…
 
What is taking up space in your life that you’d be better off releasing? Andrea shares her thoughts about Greg McKeown’s book Effortless, why she believes we sometimes make life harder than it has to be, and how we can make challenging conversations easier and more constructive. Learn about how our Team Performance System and Personal Brand Strateg…
 
Podcast Summary Dr. Drumm McNaughton interviews Dr. Dave Haney, the interim president of Hiram College, about the ongoing transformation of the college to serve the needs of students and key stakeholders in its region. Podcast Highlights Targeted marketing allows institutions to share their story with prospective students who would be a good fit. T…
 
During the COVID-19 pandemic, people began to reflect more on their lives, their relationships, how they spend their time, and finding purpose in their work. While everyone dealt with a massive amount of change throughout the pandemic, having to quickly pivot in their personal and professional lives, there could be even more change on the horizon a…
 
Many of us value hard work. But what if we’re making things harder than necessary? What if we’re carrying a burden we don’t need to carry? Greg McKeown, author of the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less, joins Andrea to discuss his new book Effortless: Make It Easier to Do What Matters Mos…
 
Podcast Overview Dr. Drumm McNaughton interviews Brian Kelly, Director of the Cybersecurity Program at Educause, about cyber risk management, and the increasing importance of including cybersecurity and cyber-hygiene in higher education’s enterprise risk management program. Podcast Highlights Disruptions in cybersecurity are becoming more common as…
 
While the COVID-19 pandemic was hard on just about everyone, it also helped provide some introspection. With so much upheaval over the last year in processes and even organizational hierarchy; many companies have been making strides to become more inclusive. However, not enough has been done to boost women’s voices, especially minority women, when …
 
”Everyone’s a critic.” But does it have to be that way? Putting your work out into the work tends to be a scary thing. Will others value it the same way you do? Andrea shares how a conversation about Star Wars spurred her to think about approaching creative self-expression with a constructive, rather than critical, eye. Learn about how our Team Per…
 
Join Build Partner, Peter Mirus, and moderator, Jennifer Keller Jackson, to learn what it takes to lead an effective software selection! There are many reasons why selection processes can hit rough patches. Maybe you need to alter the composition of your selection team, perhaps your objectives or requirements aren’t clear, perhaps you confused one …
 
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