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Bite-sized episodes on the latest news and info in our industry, to keep all HR pros up to date! Topics include HR thought leadership, compliance, and authentic HR situations we face every day. Continue Reading >>
Bite-sized episodes on the latest news and info in our industry, to keep all HR pros up to date! Topics include HR thought leadership, compliance, and authentic HR situations we face every day. << Show Less
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Why Giving Rich Employee Feedback Matters with Dr. Wade Larson As any manager knows, feedback is essential for helping employees grow and develop. By providing feedback, managers can help employees to identify areas where they need improvement and set goals for future growth. However, giving feedback can also be challenging. It's essential to strike the right balance between positive and negative feedback and to avoid coming across as overly critical. Listen in as host Shari Simpson talks with Wade Larson about giving rich feedback to employees.
Guest: Dr. Wade Larson, Chief Human Resources Officer / Workforce Development at Wagstaff Incorporated
Wade is an author, international speaker, career coach, consultant, podcaster, and CHRO for Wagstaff, Inc., a global manufacturing firm in Washington State, and has worked more than 25 years in the field of human resources and professional development.

As a speaker, Wade brings new energy to the stage with an alternative perspective that brings a big dose of reality, motivation and hope to the audience. If you want the right mix of cutting-edge perspective in leadership, cultural dynamics, people and healthcare, blended with just the right amount of humor, motivation and a twist of cynicism, this doctor has your prescription to cure boring keynotes and workshops.

As a senior leader, Larson has specialized in reengineering the HR function for several organizations; as a consultant, he has worked with over 300 organizations finding solutions for better employee alignment and organizational performance. In his latest book, HR Transformation (2021), he presents a new model for leading HR in today's new world recognizing that the world has completely changed - and the way we do HR must change with it.

In his first book, Doing HR Better (2018), Larson lays out a simplified model to assist other HR leaders in their efforts to improve the HR function. In his second book, Mind Shifts in Healthcare (2019), he identifies key strategies for employers to win the war in healthcare. Today he is on a personal mission to help organizations overcome mediocrity and assist their employees to do more, become more and achieve more.
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Why Giving Rich Employee Feedback Matters with Dr. Wade Larson As any manager knows, feedback is essential for helping employees grow and develop. By providing feedback, managers can help employees to identify areas where they need improvement and set goals for future growth. However, giving feedback can also be challenging. It's essential to strike the right balance between positive and negative feedback and to avoid coming across as overly critical. Listen in as host Shari Simpson talks with Wade Larson about giving rich feedback to employees.
Guest: Dr. Wade Larson, Chief Human Resources Officer / Workforce Development at Wagstaff Incorporated
Wade is an author, international speaker, career coach, consultant, podcaster, and CHRO for Wagstaff, Inc., a global manufacturing firm in Washington State, and has worked more than 25 years in the field of human resources and professional development.

As a speaker, Wade brings new energy to the stage with an alternative perspective that brings a big dose of reality, motivation and hope to the audience. If you want the right mix of cutting-edge perspective in leadership, cultural dynamics, people and healthcare, blended with just the right amount of humor, motivation and a twist of cynicism, this doctor has your prescription to cure boring keynotes and workshops.

As a senior leader, Larson has specialized in reengineering the HR function for several organizations; as a consultant, he has worked with over 300 organizations finding solutions for better employee alignment and organizational performance. In his latest book, HR Transformation (2021), he presents a new model for leading HR in today's new world recognizing that the world has completely changed - and the way we do HR must change with it.

In his first book, Doing HR Better (2018), Larson lays out a simplified model to assist other HR leaders in their efforts to improve the HR function. In his second book, Mind Shifts in Healthcare (2019), he identifies key strategies for employers to win the war in healthcare. Today he is on a personal mission to help organizations overcome mediocrity and assist their employees to do more, become more and achieve more.
HR as the Master Strategic Influencer with Vivian Blade The HR function is often seen as the reinforcer of rules and regulations. However, in recent years, the HR profession has pushed to shift that mentality. With the new candidate-driven labor market, businesses have had to pivot to see the importance of their human capital. Tune in to hear how Vivian Blade and host Shari Simpson share tips on how HR can become a strategic business partner.  
Guest: Vivian Blade, Resilience & Inclusive Leadership Expert, #1 Best Selling Author, Top 100 HR Influencer-2021
Vivian is a recognized leadership expert and thought leader. She works with the world’s top brands, equipping leaders with the resilience that inspires teams to recover quickly in the face of ongoing disruption and thrive in spite of insurmountable odds. Her impact is felt as a frequent speaker for association conferences, and in delivering transformative leadership development programs, executive coaching, and consulting for corporations.
In the face of her own crisis following a successful 20-year corporate career with Fortune 100 companies, Humana and GE, Vivian launched her current leadership consulting practice, applying her extensive business, finance and leadership experience to coach and develop aspiring and established leaders in building high-performance, high-quality and high-service level organizations. She also works in academia as Adjunct Faculty for the University of Louisville College of Business.
Vivian is the author of four books. Her #1 best-selling book 'Resilience Ready: The Leader’s Guide to Thriving Through Unrelenting Crises’ and accompanying workbook, 'Resilience Ready: The Leader's Guide Workbook', reveal the keys to living and leading with resilience. Her newest book, 'Influence in Talent Development', unpacks how to SCALE this essential skill for greater impact. 'FuelForward: Discover Proven Practices to Fuel Your Career Forward' reveals the inside secrets of career success. She is a contributor to two books published by the Association for Talent Development, 'Find Your Fit: A Practical
Developing a Diverse Candidate Pipeline for Women with Francine Parham As part of your recruiting efforts, creating a diverse candidate pipeline of women and supplying them with what they need to be successful can push your organization to the next level. Join Francine Parham and host Shari Simpson as they share how leadership can center the importance of diverse thought and inclusivity by inviting diversified women to the table. 
Guest: Francine Parham, Founder & CEO | Author of Please Sit Over There: How to Manage Power, Overcome Exclusion and Succeed as a Black Woman at Work
Francine is the founder and CEO of Francine Parham & Co, a company focused on women’s leadership and the advancement of women and women of color in the workplace. She has held the position of global vice president for General Electric and Johnson & Johnson, and she currently serves as a senior fellow for the Human Capital Center at the Conference Board, a global think tank. Parham is a frequent public speaker, and she has been recognized as a women’s leadership and career advancement expert by the Women’s Media Center.
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Book: Please Sit Over There: How to Manage Power, Overcome Exclusion and Succeed as a Black Woman at Work
”I Got Fired” with Anne Bono Anne Bono shares her story of getting fired and what she learned from that experience. Our host Shari Simpson dives in to learn more about how HR professionals and managers can better coach and terminate when necessary.
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Guest: Anne Bono, Vice President, Growth Marketing at Penguin Random House and Coach/Speaker at Human Centric Work
Anne is an accidental marketer, corporate executive, and multipotentialite with a smart mouth and a willingness to shout what most will only quietly think. She has spent much of the last two decades working in marketing for startups and large organizations and based largely on her prior experiences in those spaces, is on a mission to get the business world to focus on the humanity of their teams and put people over profits. She partners with new, emerging leaders and seasoned execs, empowering them to build a humancentric future of work for themselves and their teams, and speaks to audiences on how to embrace and embody lucid leadership, create a humancentric workplace, and become an agent of authenticity. 

She is loud, proud, heavily caffeinated and tattooed, and usually not safe for work.

Mentioned in the episode:
Website: humancentric.work
LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/annebono
Tiktok: @leadershipcoachanne
Facebook/IG: @work
Twitter: @humancentricwrk
Building Trust with Employees with Sarah Noll Wilson and Dr. Teresa Peterson In any workplace, trust is essential. Without trust, it can be challenging to get anything done. Employees need to trust that their boss has their best interests at heart, and bosses need to trust that their employees are competent and reliable. But how can you build trust in the workplace? Join host Shari Simpson as she talks with Sarah Noll-Wilson and Dr. Teresa Peterson about how to build trust in your workplace.
Guest(s) Bio:
Sarah Noll Wilson is an Executive Coach, an in-demand Keynote Speaker, Researcher, Contributor to Harvard Business Review, and Bestselling Author of “Don’t Feed the Elephants”, Sarah helps leaders close the gap between what they intend to do and the actual impact they make. She hosts the podcast “Conversations on Conversations”, is certified in Co-Active Coaching, and Conversational Intelligence, and is a frequent guest lecturer at universities. In addition to her work with organizations, Sarah is a passionate advocate for mental health. With 15+ years in leadership development, Sarah Noll Wilson earned a Master's Degree from Drake University in Leadership Development and a BA from the University of Northern Iowa in Theatre Performance and Theatre Education - no wonder clients love the energy she brings to their teams! When she isn't helping people build and rebuild relationships, she enjoys playing games with her husband Nick and cuddling with their fur baby, Sally. 
Dr. Teresa Peterson is the Director of Learning and Development for Sarah Noll Wilson, Inc. Teresa is passionate about applying best practices for learning to make development experiences meaningful, engaging, and accessible for all types of learners. In her role, Teresa co-creates powerful learning content and guides deep research. She holds a Doctorate in Education from the University of Northern Iowa and brings over twenty years of experience teaching, facilitating, and leading. She is trained in Immunity to Change Coaching and Certified in Appreciative Inquiry. Clients love Teresa’s grounded energy, depth of thought, and ability to listen deeply.
 
Mentioned in the episode:
Book: Don't Feed the Elephants!: Overcoming the Art of Avoidance to Build Powerful Partnerships
How to Build Workforce Resilience with Stephen Sokoler In the face of an ever-changing landscape, employers are increasingly looking for ways to build resilience across their workforce. Employers can create a more adaptable and responsive workforce by investing in systems that focus on the individual, team, and organization. This investment is paying off in terms of employee retention; while the average turnover intent risk across industries is 45-55%, only 15% of our members report considering leaving their jobs. In a world where change is the only constant, employer investment in resilience will be vital to maintaining a competitive edge. Join host Shari Simpson and Stephen Sokoler as they discuss building resiliency in the workforce.
Guest: Stephen Sokoler, Founder and CEO, Journey
Stephen spent years in the business sector, founding and running companies, including Altrum Honors, which helped organizations celebrate and inspire their employees. After years of personal practice, Stephen recognized that wellbeing needed to be shared with the world in a more approachable, accessible way. In 2015, Stephen founded Journey with a simple but powerful goal: help people live happier lives with greater clarity and peace of mind.
 
Mentioned in the episode:
Website: Journey
How to Build Psychological Safety at Work with Jeff Harry Psychological safety at work is critical to a team's ability to give and receive candid, respectful feedback. If your organization is looking to build a stronger feedback culture, it needs to start with a safe environment where employees feel comfortable sharing their thoughts and ideas. When team members feel safe, they're more likely to take the initiative and provide valuable feedback to the business. Listen in as Jeff Harry and host Shari Simpson. Talk about how companies can build psychological and emotional safety starting today.
Jeff Harry, Workplace Play Consultant / International Play Speaker / Positive Psychology Play Whisperer. Jeff shows individuals and companies how to tap into their true selves, to feel their happiest and most fulfilled — all by playing. Jeff has worked with Google, Microsoft, Southwest Airlines, Adobe, the NFL, Amazon and Facebook, helping their staff to infuse more play into the day-to-day. Jeff is an international speaker who has presented at conferences such as INBOUND, SXSW, and Australia’s Pausefest, showing audiences how major issues in the workplace can be solved using play. Jeff was selected by Engagedly as one of the Top 100 HR Influencers of 2020 for his organizational development work around addressing toxicity in the workplace.
His playwork has been featured in the New York Times, AJ+, SoulPancake, the SF Chronicle, and CNN. While we spend most of our time pretending to be important, serious grownups, it's when we let go of that facade and just play, that the real magic happens. Fully embracing your own nerdy genius — whatever that is — gives you the power to make a difference and change lives. Jeff believes that we already have many of the answers we seek, and by simply unleashing our inner child, we can find our purpose and, in turn, help to create a better world.
Mentioned in the episode:
Website: Rediscover Your Play
The Importance of Disability Inclusivity with Lesa Bradshaw Disability inclusion means understanding the relationship between the way people function, and how they participate in society while ensuring everyone has the same opportunities to participate in every aspect of life to the best of their abilities. Join Lesa Bradshaw and host Shari Simpson as they navigate how HR can be more disability-inclusive.
Lesa Bradshaw is a Diversity and Disability Inclusion Expert, International Speaker, and Managing Member at Bradshaw LeRoux Consulting. She started Bradshaw LeRoux Consulting in 1998 with the vision of sourcing, assessing and developing talent in a fair and relevant manner, recognizing prior learning and potential, as well as competence. As a registered psychometrist in independent practice, I am qualified and experienced in a range of assessment tools. Given that I have a disability, I have, over the years, had the privilege of applying my knowledge and experience in talent recognition and development to the field of disability inclusion - becoming a leading Disability Inclusion Specialist. My key role is to work with organizations to build a Disability Confident culture, through Diversity and Inclusion Strategies as well as assisting with the identification and integration of talent with a disability. Having completed my MBA in Disability Inclusion Best Practice Strategies, I educate and empower employers and employees on an international and local speaker platform through a range of disability awareness campaigns.
Mentioned in the episode:
Website: Bradshaw LeRoux
HRCI vs. SHRM Certification and Test Prep with John Newton So, you're thinking about getting certified in human resources? Good for you! Having a certification can help show employers that you have the skills and knowledge necessary to be a successful HR professional. But which should you choose? There are two main organizations: SHRM and HRCI. So how do you choose? Listen in as John Newton and host Shari Simpson discuss the differences between SHRM and HRCI certifications and what you need to know about test prep.
John Newton, President/Consultant at John Newton and Associates, is a Public Speaker, and Human Resources and Learning and Development professional, with more than 20 years of experience and a proven track record of successfully helping companies and individual clients reach their ultimate possibilities in and outside of the workplace. In addition to his role with John Newton and Associates, John has been a longtime Instructor for both DePaul University and Northern Illinois University.
Mentioned in the episode:
Website: John Newton Associates
SHRM Certification
HRCI Certification
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