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Inevitable: The Future of Work is a podcast designed to help leaders and workplace activators effectively address the opportunities that allow us to move forward together. Now is the time to stand out and embrace the chance to do things differently. Hosted by SHIFT Managing Director, Jeff Lesher, IFOW listeners get a front-row seat to stories, research, and recommendations shared by thought leaders from a broad spectrum of backgrounds and expertise.
 
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Bjorn Reynolds is known as Chief Guardian at Safeguard Global. Formally, he's the Founder and CEO. Regardless of title, his commitment is to help Safeguard's clients hire and manage the best, highly-skilled workers they can from around the globe without screwing it up. In fact, the phrase "don't try this at home" comes up in our conversation. More …
 
Bailey Showalter is the VP Product | Ecosystem Partnerships & Solutions for Pearson where she advocates for and advances efforts to reimagine opportunity in the workplace - especially for women. Critical elements of her approach include a shift from a mentor to a champion mindset to ensure getting woment into the spotlight. Recognizing potential no…
 
Scott Wharton is VP & GM at Logitech - the digital tools and worker connection giant - with a focus on video collaboration. His insights about what people need to succeed in TODAY's work environment are more than just timely, they're critical. This a must-hear wake-up call for all the employer "grandpas" providing a laptop and not much else as we r…
 
Carol Schultz is an executive search expert who believes the industry is broken. Her company, Vertical Elevation, is dedicated to helping employers better understand their needs and their cultures to truly find the right people. Whether in her book, "Powered by People," her podcasts, or her no-nonsense discovery sessions with people who think they …
 
Who knew that the key to a great buainess meeting was mimicking Howard Stern? Answer: Sam Kolbert-Hyle, CEO of Brandlive, who - along with his trailblazing team - brings production constructs and techniques to best use the time available in modern, hybrid gatherings. Sam paints the picture of how to segment your agenda much like an episode of Ellen…
 
Dr. Jon Finn has spent years researching and developing clear processes for helping each of us improve and transform our lives...by shifting from the ever-vexing state of knowing what we want to do and helping us make sure we do it. Part of the secret - don't be put off by the things that don't go as well as we hoped. Adapting failure into success …
 
Meaghan Wiliams is Manager, Hybrid Enablement & Operations for HubSpot. In her role, she helps to facilitate a great culture for all 6,400+ empoyees around the globe by making sure they can connect when, how, and for what suits and serves them. Meaghan advises that culture should be decoupled from location, and takes the listener through a number o…
 
Who knew that people and bots could be teammates? Turns out, they can - and really good ones if used well. Bots can offload the scut work that slows down innovation and just good experiences. Even better, bots can own the repeatable drudergy that can suck the life out of workers longing to create more meaningful impact..and free folks up to do just…
 
Holly Welch Stubbing leads E4E Relief, helping organizations manage their efforts to lend aid to employees and family members strick by natural diaster, military conflict, illness, and more. The art and science of distributing millions of dollars in assistance at a moment's notice anywhere in the world is, in a word: astounding. The fact that it's …
 
From his perch as Managing Director at Allegis Partners specializing in placing people leaders on boards and in C-Suites, John Anderson has seen a lot of growth in the representation of those who've devoted themselves to the human resource at the top of organizations. Still, 300% growth only amounts to about 8% of board membership. John gives us hi…
 
Alice Carleton went from highly regarded consultant to in-house role creator at Ceros: Head of People Potential. With a specific emphasis on emerging leaders, she is engineering acelerated trajectories to overcome the lack of time highly dynamic organizations suffer in scaling. Learn through her lessons some of what you can do to provide expedited …
 
Chris De Santis' lively book, Why I FInd You Irritating: Navigating Generational Friction at Work, is one of the most insightful, useful guides to understanding others in posotive, productive ways. We explore what differences do tend to exist, why, and how to harness them for everyone's benefit. Imagine a world in which we embrace difference as an …
 
Talk about ripping the bandaid off, Gil Mayron, Founder and CEO of Cobot Nation - a leader in collaborative robotics - makes it clear that jobs built around routine, repetitive tasks are slated to be taken over by technology...soon! In one of the IFOW's starkest conversations, we learn about the momentum building towards and advancing capabilities …
 
Rajiv Ayyanger, Co-founder and CEO of Tandem - a virtual office for remote and hybrid teams, loves to work together with his co-founders and team. But he understands that today's work space needs include places to gather physically and through technology, and a sense of place. By creating a variety of ways to connect and collaborate across these sp…
 
Derek Lundsten is the President and Chief Culture Office of well-being innovator, LifeGuides - an organization that provides people trained to aid others by intentionally offering counsel that's more casual than therapy and more qualified than a friend. LifeGuides and Derek's podcast series, "Rebels with a Heart," were conceived well before the pan…
 
Jason Greer, Founder and President of labor relations and diversity training firm Greer Consulting, has earned the nickname "The Employee Whisperer" by channelling his pain into a highly refined ability to meet people where they are and inspire them to find better places through sharing their story and feeling more connected.…
 
Kevin Campbell is an employee experience scientist with Qualtrics (https://www.qualtrics.com). He specializes in identifying and closing gaps in their experience in order to drive relevant business and customer outcomes. Join us for a consciousness-raising and action-inducing conversation about how we literally can make the food taste better throug…
 
Sonja Price, Founder and CEO of Dynamo Careers, is on a mission to help people get paid what they're worth AND get paid to work somewhere that reflects their values. And, she's really good at helping people establish what they really value and going after it successfully. That's great news for talented people everywhere, and it should strike fear i…
 
Dr. Scott Rigby, CEO of Immersyve/MotivationWorks brings his A Game to our exploration of the three basic human psychological needs we all share and that can be addressed in ways to help us and the organizations we comprise excel...and feel great while doing so. There is no one "right" policy. Learning about and tapping into what matters to our peo…
 
IFOW Host, Jeff Lesher, shares his appeal to take away a critical leadership lesson and opportunity from the most recent massacre of innocent people in our country. As an encouraging number of people are coming forward to say, the IFOW view is that it's time to do something. Without action, change cannot occur. While not every action will result in…
 
Eric Harris is the Founder and CEO of Mindhandle - a recovering creative agency that now helps companies create and utilize high impact employment brands. The brand, though, is only the beginning. Striking deep emotional chords with people...most often through storytelling...is essential to attracting and inspiring the right people, and sending the…
 
Tonille Miller, Founder of consulting firm, EXT – Experience and Transformation, advises us on a whole host of issues to better understand and support our people...creating better experiences that lead to better outcomes. What a concept! Among her areas of practical guidance are: go on a listening tour and appreciate that everything we do is at its…
 
Betsy Cerulo, Founder and CEO of AdNet/AccountNet, Inc.( www.adnetp3.com) and author of Shake It Off Leadership: Achieving Success Through the Eyes of Our Labels AND Miss Crabapple and Her Magical Violin, reminds us that we never can learn too much about how to better understand each other, starting with understanding ourselves. Betsy's blend of re…
 
Come along for an amazing personal story of challenge, perservance, and triumph. The payoff for us is that Martine Kalaw, proprieter of a high impact consultancy bearing her name and the author of two books, shares her well-earned perspective and empathy with us in ways that allow us to set aside the shame and blame approach and instead invite peop…
 
In his just released book, The Radical Enterprise https://itrevolution.com/a-radical-enterprise/, Matt K. Parker guides us through the four imperatives of the radical collaboration needed to save us from the repeated missteps we take by trying to foster innovation and engagement through mandate and hierarchy. Learn how to snatch sanity from madness…
 
SHIFT CEO and two-time best-selling author, Joe Mechlinski, returns to the IFOW to share his insights about the stories we tell ourselves and each other in pursuit of purpose, fulfillment, and impact. This lively conversation has something for everyone - including pretending today is unique, participation trophies, and the Norwegian Winter Olympic …
 
We live in unprecedented and unpredictable times…sort of a climate change circumstance for organizations. So what are leaders and activators to do? How will they facilitate sensemaking for themselves and their teams? Dr. Ciela Hartanov, who runs innovation and strategy firm humcollective, is an alumna of Google, and the author of the forthcoming bo…
 
Brad Federman, Founder and CEO of PerformancePoint and author of Cultivating Culture, joins us for a lively discussion about leadership, engagement, and performance and offers great counsel about ways to help teams discover and live their possible. Can people really learn to walk the talk...tune in and find out. We also cover issues of vertical and…
 
As many business books, seminars, programs and such that continue to be churned out, effective leadership remains an ongoing science project: hypothesis, test, observations, conclusions, update, repeat. Light the candle and see what sort of height and orbit we can achieve. Rocket Science! The IFOW is thrilled to welcome an actual rocket scientist, …
 
In an era of technology-enabled services and a greater embrace of holistic well-being, Lionrock Recovery could well be the poster organization for both. As they say, “We use technology to make it easier and more private to get addiction treatment, and to reach people who would not otherwise get help.” Ashley Loeb Blassingame, Co-founder and Chief P…
 
Melissa Henderson, Executive Agent and hiring expert, rejoins us to splash some cold water on the faces of those trying to hire in our extremely tight and competitve talentmarket. She issues a blunt piece - and highly accessible - piece of advice to would-be employers: get off you backsides and do the work. Take a listen to find our ore about exact…
 
Jorge Quezada, Chief Inclusionist for Granite Construction, has built a career on being a practitioner able to guide multiple organizations in establishing a "method to the madness" of their diversity, equity, and inclusion aspirations. He counsels that no one has cornered the market on diversity, and that - without inclusion - the value of diversi…
 
People have never been more interested in or in need of focusing on what's most important to them. This quest has revealed that we all have "gremlins" - things we imagine or place in our paths that derail us. Turns out, this is how we're wired - with a negative bias that attaches to our brains like Velcro. Certified Mental Fitness Coach, Wendy Swir…
 
Co-authors of the book, Love As A Business Strategy, Chris Pitre and Frank Danna (along with Mohammad Anwar and Jeffrey Ma), share their views on how we can battle the loss of engagement and the great resignation through actively promoting acts of true caring for one another in the workplace. Frank and Chris are clear and compelling in their counse…
 
IFOW Executive Producer and Co-host, Jeff Lesher, provides perspective, candor, and encouragement to leaders to make a definitive call when it comes to vaccinations in their workplace. It IS the purview of leaders to make this call, and the time for them to make it is NOW. Their criteria need to include facts, the interests of the many, and the res…
 
Standing for diversity, equality, equity, and inclusion by showing everyone respect because they deserve it, being willing and able to walk the "tightrope" while staying true to you, and - among other things - expanding your horizons by asking why, and making the time to share with and create space for others We tap into the experience-driven wisdo…
 
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