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The D.FINED ENGAGEMENT BOOKCAST with Doug J. Fine

The D.FINED ENGAGEMENT BOOKCAST with Doug J. Fine

By Doug Fine
The mission of this podcast is to share the latest and best thinking of practitioners, authors, leaders, and influencers in the leadership, employee experience, and engagement space.

Our audience is comprised of professionals in the leadership development, employee experience and engagement, and organization culture renewal space.
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It's Not Them It's YOU - Final Episode (8!) with Laura Sukorokoff - Wrap Up
In our final episode Laura and I talk about the overarching theme of her book, It's Not Them, It's You: Why Employees "Breakup" With Their Managers and What To Do About It. Good positive relationships between managers and employees are the key to any organization's success in meeting their goals, serving their customers, and making sustainable profits. An important foundation to those relationships are regular 1:1 meetings between individual employees and their manager. These meeting are not merely a "check-in" to see how things are going with specific tasks, goals, or projects. Of course those are important to discuss. But effective 1:1s go much deeper than that. These meeting should be seen as almost "sacred" time between people and distractions and interruptions should be minimized. Managers will need to practice supportive attending skills which includes active listening, proper sitting arrangements, and enough time to build better trusting relationships. Laura's book offers many great questions that a manager can use to help them in having rich, effective, and meaningful 1:1s. 1:1s are NOT meeting for meetings sake. Rather they are the means to build strong partnerships and mutual satisfaction and engagement between a manager and a team member. We discuss the overarching theme of the book, R-E-S-P-E-C-T, which coincide with the seven leadership traits that Laura's book emphasizes - Relationships, Empathy, Support, Promotion, Empowerment, Consideration, and Trust. Laura explains that the first trait, respect, is woven through all the others traits.    Many thanks to Laura Sukorokoff for giving of her time and leadership expertise to me and the listeners of the D.FINED Engagement BookCast. Here's a link to Laura's book. It will greatly benefit a manager / leader at any stage of their career. We think it would be a great addition to a management library. https://tinyurl.com/y3fe2k2c Laura can help you personally or bring her expertise to your workplace.   Her Website: https://www.cchangelearning.com/ Her LinkedIn Profile: linkedin.com/in/laurasukorokoff  Her email: laura@cchangelearning.com
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March 3, 2021
BookCast w/ Author Laura Sukorocoff - It's Not Them, It's You - Ep. 7 - Tom and Trust
Doug Fine and Laura Sukorocoff talk about the final Leadership trait  covered in her book, "It's Not Them, It's You: Why Employees "Break Up"  With Their Managers and What To Do About It." That trait is "trust."  She  tells the true story of Tom who, like most people, began his new job  with high enthusiasm. It was a good fit and he believed that he could  learn and grow a lot working from the owner of a small training company.  However it was not long before there were signs that Tom joined a  company that might not have been financially strong enough to support  him as an employee. Tom's trust in the company and his manager was being  eroded by a series a things that happened to him.  Although Tom enjoyed  the work, promises made to him were not fulfilled and his manager was  becoming unreliable and untrustworthy. Tom had to look for another job  as a result.    Laura emphasizes that you cannot have a effectively operating  organization without sufficient trust between the people and especially  between a manager and her team. There are significant business costs  associated with a low trust work environment. Especially now, in a  global pandemic, foundational physical and safety needs are being  threatened by companies towards their people. Things are particularly  uncertain now and it is extremely important to maintain mutual trust to  weather the storm together.    Another aspect touched upon in this conversation are actions to take when a manager does or says something to damage trust with their people.  Laura lays out the steps that must occur for there is to be a chance  that trust can be reestablished.      Here's a link to Laura's book. It will greatly benefit a manager /  leader at any stage of their career. We think it would be a great  addition to a management library. https://tinyurl.com/y3fe2k2c    Laura Sukorocoff can help you personally or bring her expertise to your workplace. She helps everyone she encounters to grow!    Her Website  Her LinkedIn Profile  Her email: laura@cchangelearning.com
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February 19, 2021
Episode 6 With Author Laura Sukorokoff - It's Not Them, It's You - We meet Caitlin and Talk About Consideration
I continue my fun and informative conversations with Laura Sukorokoff about her recent book, "It's Not Them, It's YOU: Why Employees "Break-Up" With Their Managers and What To Do About It."  Leaders of people, most often called managers, need important so-called "Soft-Skills" to move a business forward. Laura is an expert in leadership training and she brings the wealth of her experience to this book. Caitlin took pride in her work. She had an "ownership" mentality in her part-time retail setting. She was an expert in the products sold, the customers loved her and they kept coming back for more - to see Caitlin and to spend money!   But something happened that popped Caitlin's balloon. It was her leader's treatment of her. She soon ended up saying she was going on an extended vacation and never came back, even though she was wanted back. Caitlin's manager showed little consideration for her and you will learn the details in our discussion. Laura uses real-life people and stories to make her leadership lessons speak to all levels that can use the help that her book provides.    First, here's a link to Laura's book. It will greatly benefit a manager / leader at any stage of their career. https://tinyurl.com/y3fe2k2c   Second, contact Laura, she can help you personally or bring her expertise to your workplace. She helps everyone she encounters grow!   Her Website: https://www.cchangelearning.com/ Her LinkedIn Profile: linkedin.com/in/laurasukorokoff  Her email: laura@cchangelearning.com
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February 12, 2021
Episode 5 With Author Laura Sukorokoff - It's Not Them, It's You - We meet Elton and Talk About Empowerment
The subtitle of Laura's book is "Why Employees "Break Up" with Their Managers and What To Do About It."    This episode we talk about Elton and his situation. He gets a new manager who disregards any work and any accomplishments of Elton's team the minute he arrives. So off to a bad start. On top of that, new manager is a classic micro-manager. Laura and I talk about what the natural consequences are when a manager micromanages. Eventually people shut down, and in frustration, stop exercising any individual initiative. They only wait for the next order to be told what to do, and how to do it by the boss. The complete opposite of micromanaging is to empower people to unleash their ideas, innovations, problem-solving abilities, and engagement. We briefly discuss the legendary culture at Zappos and how empowered people make dedicated and long-term employees, even in their call centers. Call centers are notorious for high turnover, miserable management, and awful work environments. Laura and I think the Episode with Elton just might be our favorite of our time together so we hope you enjoy!    Here's a link to Laura's book. It will greatly benefit a manager / leader at any stage of their career. https://tinyurl.com/y3fe2k2c   Here are ways to get in touch with Laura:   Her Website: https://www.cchangelearning.com/ Her LinkedIn Profile: linkedin.com/in/laurasukorokoff  Her email: laura@cchangelearning.com
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February 5, 2021
D.FINED Engagement BookCast - IT'S NOT THEM, IT'S YOU with Author Laura Sukorokoff - Ep. 4 - Meet Percy and Learn About Promotion
In this BookCast we talk again with Laura Sukorokoff, author of "It's  Not Them, It's You: Why Employees "Break-Up" With Their Managers and  What To Do About It."   We discuss the story about Percy who hired on to a company and a manager  that had a plan to advance him up in the company and Percy was excited  and eager for more responsibility. It did not turn out that way for Percy for a number of reasons. Percy was primed for promotions that never came, actually through no fault of his own.    Laura shares the Leadership Trait of "Promotion," what it means and why it is very important to some people. Laura Sukorokoff is a champion of  1:1 regular conversations between managers and employees and advocates that they become a required KPI (Key Performance Indicator) that a  manager is accountable for. Regular conversations that build relationship would have benefited both Percy and his manager. They are  crucial in getting things done and for a manager to know what's really happening on their team.    Engaged employees that have good relationships with managers help  companies 1) Keep good performers, 2) raise productivity, 3) boost  customers service and loyalty, 4) increase revenue, and 5) build better  work cultures.   Get Laura's book from Amazon here:  Here are ways to get in touch with Laura:  https://tinyurl.com/y28w5lq6   Her Website: https://www.cchangelearning.com/  Her LinkedIn Profile: linkedin.com/in/laurasukorokoff  Her email: laura@cchangelearning.com
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January 27, 2021
D.FINED Engagement BookCast - "It's Not Them, It's You"- Ep. 3 with Author Laura Sukorokoff - Simone and Support
In this episode we continue our BookCast series with Laura Sukorokoff, Author of It's Not Them, It's You: Why Employees "Break-Up" With Their Bosses and What To Do About It.  Simone was a highly sought after recruit to an important role. The company quickly shuffled Simone to begin reporting to a manager that told her at their very first meeting, "I don't want you on my team. I never asked for you."   That manager was a bully boss. He lacked basic respect for people. He was completely lacking in support for Simone and she left that company at the one-year mark. In this discussion Laura Sukorokoff advocates for managers to get along with their people even though they may not even like them. The expectation of every manager towards their team members is to pay them basic respect. Unfortunately some organizations view their people as just resources similar to things like office furniture. Simone's story includes how "HR" added to Simone's lack of support with the advice they gave her.    We also touch briefly on the importance of self-awareness in managers.  Here's a link to Laura's book. It will greatly benefit a manager / leader at any stage of their career. Find the book here:  https://tinyurl.com/y3fe2k2c Here are ways to get in touch with Laura: Her Website: https://www.cchangelearning.com/ Her LinkedIn Profile: linkedin.com/in/laurasukorokoff Her email: laura@cchangelearning.com
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January 21, 2021
D.FINED Engagement BookCast - IT'S NOT THEM, IT'S YOU With Author Laura Sukorokoff - Episode 2 - Emily and Empathy
Doug Fine meets again with Laura Sukorokoff, Author of "It's Not Them, It's You: Why Employees "Break-Up' with Their Managers and What To Do About It."    After a few minutes talking about the woeful state of good training and preparation for a management roles, Laura and Doug get to the crux of the episode discussing a very good employee named Emily. She suffered an unfortunate injury and she could not work at 100% for a period of time. Her manager displayed a clear lack of empathy, and Emily began to feel lost and alone on her work team. Laura shares why empathy is a key trait that managers need to have if they want to get the best work from people. But in workplaces where human-centered leadership is not practiced often a manager's response to a vexing issue for an employee is "Suck It Up and Deal." Empathy from a manager towards their people is important because they need to be interested in what is happening in their peoples' lives. Again, regular relationship-building 1:1 meetings with people is the surest way that relationships can grow and empathy for people can be discovered by knowing them better.  Here's how to get to know Laura:   First, here's her book: https://tinyurl.com/yydgmxxg  Laura’s Website: https://www.cchangelearning.com/ Laura’s LinkedIn Profile: linkedin.com/in/laurasukorokoff  Laura’s email: laura@cchangelearning.com
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January 19, 2021
D.FINED Engagement BookCast With Author Laura Sukorokoff - It's Not Them, It's You: Why Employees "Break Up" With Their Managers" and What To Do About It -- Rosalie's Story
Meet Laura Sukorocoff, author of It's Not Them, It's You: Why Employees "Break-Up" With Their Managers and What To Do About It.  We briefly discuss whyt Laura wrote this book and her need to help leaders keep their employees highly engaged and delivering great results in their work. The book is story-based and each story conveys a real-world work experience of a real person. Today's discussion is about Rosalie's experience and what happened to change her from a  high-performing contributor to spending company time looking for a better job. Positive relationships are key between bosses and their people. Laura provides a vital practice for manager that will build and sustain strong relationships with their team members.  Laura’s Website: https://www.cchangelearning.com/ Laura’s LinkedIn Profile: linkedin.com/in/laurasukorokoff  Laura’s email: laura@cchangelearning.com
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January 12, 2021
D.FINED Engagement BookCast with Author Trish Tagle - Everyone Knows You Suck - Pillar 4 - "Trust"
Our fourth and final episode with Trish Tagle covers the concept of TRUST between a manager and their people and teams. Trish conveys a story where a silly little demonstration of hierarchy within a company had a new team member wondering if she made the right choice to join this company. We also explore when a senior executive does something that no credible leader should ever do - that is, fail to defend their team in response to false allegations about them that were political in nature. Something that led to the situation was also pointed out - the failure of the leader came from them not knowing the real work of the team in order to push back on the criticism.    I hope you enjoyed this 4-Episode series with Trish Tagle, author of Everyone Knows You Suck - Bad Boss Stories - A Succinct Guide.    You can find Trish here: www.trishtagle.com    You can find her book here: https://www.amazon.com/Everyone-Knows... 0 Comments
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December 3, 2020
D.FINED Engagement BookCast with Author Trish Tagle - Everyone Knows You Suck - Pillar 3 - "Think"
Trish Tagle is the author of Everyone Knows You Suck: Bad Boss Stories - A Succinct Guide. In this episode she and I discuss two sub-topics under the third Pillar of her book - "Think."  The sub-topics are "Countenance" and "Freedom." Having an appropriate countenance means a leader is not going to blow their top in anger or yell at people, especially people on their team. Trust in a leader can be immediately lost if they do. There is a better way - communicate in a manner to get your message across and don't attack the person, attack the problem together. Also, a leader does not have to yell to damage a relationship with someone. Just providing inappropriate and cutting feedback will do the job too. In our discussion about freedom Trish explains that once a good foundation is provided to a team member a manager should let their people do their jobs - give them the freedom and autonomy that allows them to get to the goal their own way. Freedom is the polar opposite of micromanaging. We also discussed how it is important for a leader to keep learning from the people that do the work. There are many ways to do it - engagement happens and the best ideas can arise when employees are asked for their ideas about a project, initiative, a problem, etc. Find Trish here: www.trishtagle.com
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November 19, 2020
D.FINED Engagement BookCast - EVERYBODY KNOWS YOU SUCK - With Author Trish Tagle - This Episode: "Teach"
This is the second episode of our BookCast review with author Trish Tagle. We are discussing her book, "Everyone Knows You Suck: Bad Boss Stories: A Succinct Guide."The second pillar in the book is "Teach" and our discussion focused on two aspects of "Teach," The Fish Philosophy and Feedback. In a very short period of time we talk about cross-training, making yourself redundant, promoting from within and asking for feedback from the people you manage. Trish is a no-nonsense BS Assassin and her advice to Bosses is clear and unambiguous. There is a lot of learning to be had from this episode. Enjoy!  Trish Tagle's contact info: www.trishtagle.com email: info@trishtagle.com Video Version #leaders #leadership #coaching #bookcast #management #leadershipdevelopment #engagement #relationships #team #work #training #learning #motivation
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November 12, 2020
D.FINED Engagement BookCast - "EVERYONE KNOWS YOU SUCK" with Author Trish Tagle - "TRUTH"
Trish Tagle is a speaker, business efficiency expert, author, and consultant... and is a straight-shooter in all of those roles. In our first discussion about her book, Everyone Knows You Suck: Bad Boss Stories: A Succinct Guide, you will learn why she wrote the book and how it can benefit a manager at any stage in their career development. In this episode we discuss a few things that fall under the first pillar, Truth. The concepts of 'Fairness" as well as "Saying I Don't Know" are discussed. You will note the depth of Trish's experience in helping leaders perform better. I hope you will invest in the time to get to know about Trish's thinking and approach to business relationships that lead to winning performance. Find out more about Trish and her work here: https://trishtagle.com/
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November 12, 2020
D.FINED Engagement BookCast - With Author of BELONGING FACTOR, Devin Halliday - Chapter 11
We have come to the conclusion of BELONGING FACTOR: How Great Companies and Great Leaders Inspire Loyalty, Build Community, and Grow Profits. In this episode we cover some highlights of Chapter 11 - A Practical Approach to People, Process, and Profits.  According to Devin, here's the thing: it is people that deliver business or organizational result. Nobody else. So leaders at every level need to make people their first priority, and the rest will take care of itself. Focusing on people's abilities and their needs will win every time. Devin shares a couple of real-life stories of this principle that gave him a personal experience from which to draw from. We also discuss The Belonging Factor Podcast which actually began before the book. His guests are diverse and exceptional, so we include the link to his podcasts below. Finally, in closing, you get to hear the talented drummer that is Devin Halliday at episode's end. Rock On Mr. Halliday!    Devin Halliday would love to hear from you and he invites you to hunt him down to build a new professional relationship and become an ally in bringing a stronger sense of belonging to your life and work.    The Belonging Factor Podcast: https://anchor.fm/belongingfactor
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October 30, 2020
D.FINED Engagement BookCast - BELONGING FACTOR with Author - Chapter 10
My discussion with Devin Halliday covers a thought experiment that he  recommends in this Chapter, "What Would Your 12-Year-Old Self Think?"  When we are 12 we think in binary terms. Is something good or bad?;  should I do this or not?; Is it cool or uncool? Devin encourages us to  use a simple binary choice method that will help your company or  workplace quickly make some decisions about whether you are living up to  your stated values of quality, service, work environment, and other  things you say you want to be. It works on a personal level too. This  simple thought experiment, when done honestly, can keep a person and an  organization on track or help it course correct if things have gone  side-ways in terms of living up to stated values.    We also take a little time to discuss other ventures Devin has including  his Ally Cooperative. You will find it interesting to say the least.  Devin Halliday would love to hear from you and he invites you to hunt  him down to build a new professional relationship and become an ally in  bringing a stronger sense of belonging to your life and work.     allycooperative.com  (Company Website - Discussed in this episode)     Linkedin.com/in/devinhalliday   Websites:  rudimentsolutions.com  (Company Website)  devinhalliday.com  (Personal Website)   Email: devin@rudimentsolutions.com
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October 22, 2020
D.FINED Engagement BookCast - BELONGING FACTOR with Author Devin Halliday- Chapter 9
Chapter 9 of BELONGING FACTOR is titled Operational Objectives (Do Not  Equal) Organizational Values. There is a distinct difference between an  organization's operational objectives and their organizational values.  However, if operations can be guided by, and in sync, with core values  that's when wonderful things start to happen for team members,  customers, and other stake holders. Too often though, values can be on  the wall, in the handbook, and summarily ignored. Devin Halliday has a  unique way to help the readers of BELONGING FACTOR understand the  benefits to everyone with business objectives overlap with each other  and drive each other.    Devin would love to have you contact him to discuss his book or for any  other reason. He is the Chief Belonging Officer of Rudiment Solutions.  Let me count the ways you can be in touch with Devin:    Linkedin.com/in/devinhalliday   Websites:  allycooperative.com  (Company Website)  rudimentsolutions.com  (Company Website)  devinhalliday.com  (Personal Website)   Email: devin@rudimentsolutions.com
24:08
October 22, 2020
D.FINED Engagement BookCast - BELONGING FACTOR - Chapter 7
Devin  Halliday and Doug Fine discuss some highlights of Chapter 7 of  BELONGING FACTOR - "A Case for Belonging in A Brand." They discuss the  incredible story of SJC Drums of which Devin is a faithful customer and a  raving fan and part of a special community known as the "SJC Family."  SJC Drums are hand-and-custom-made for their customers. Their drum are  of premium quality, are legendary, and they are not inexpensive. Devin  describes how SJC Drums builds a community that is "beyond loyal." There  are many lessons and inspirations that organizations and businesses can  take away from this BookCast and the book, BELONGING FACTOR. We hope  you enjoy! Just for fun, let's start you with the website of SJC Drums. You'll pick up their vibe. https://www.sjcdrums.com/ You can access Devin in a number of ways and he would very much  welcome your questions, inquiries, and helping you in any way he can.  He's good people!   Linkedin.com/in/devinhalliday Websites: allycooperative.com  (Company Website) rudimentsolutions.com  (Company Website) devinhalliday.com  (Personal Website) Email: devin@rudimentsolutions.com
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October 14, 2020
D.FINED Engagement BookCast - BELONGING FACTOR - Chapter 8 - With Author Devin Halliday
Devin Halliday and Doug Fine discuss Chapter 8 in BELONGING FACTOR -  Authenticity and Other Sh%t to Consider. Values and Behaviors within an  organization or business should, at best, be aligned as close as  possible. When there is a big disconnect between what is professed and  what is practiced, that's when the problem arise. They touch briefly on  organizational culture requires constant maintenance and attention and  culture is manifest in actions performed rather than words that we say.  Aligning words and actions and things we say with things we do is  authenticity and without it your brightest and best people will begin planning their exit to join a culture with more integrity and promise.    You can access Devin in a number of ways and he would very much welcome  your questions, inquiries, and helping you in any way he can. He's good  people!   Linkedin.com/in/devinhalliday   Websites: allycooperative.com  (Company Website)  rudimentsolutions.com  (Company Website)  devinhalliday.com  (Personal Website)   Email: devin@rudimentsolutions.com
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October 11, 2020
D.FINED Engagement BookCast with BELONGING FACTOR Author, Devin Halliday - Chapter 6
Devin and Doug discuss a little bit about Chapter 6 in Devin's book,  BELONGING FACTOR: How Great Brands and Great Leaders Inspire Loyalty,  Build Community, and Grow Profits. At first they have a good exchange  about "great leaders." Doug is skeptical of that description and Devin  explains why he included it in his book's title.  Chapter 6, which is  titled "A Case for Belonging in the Workplace," includes a real-world  story of a steel company top executive that evolved from "walking the  shop" to "talking the shop." This practice made a profound difference in  his leadership and in the tenor and engagement of his people.   You can access Devin in a number of ways and he would very much welcome  your questions, inquiries, and helping you in any way he can. He's good  people!    Linkedin.com/in/devinhalliday   Websites: allycooperative.com  (Company Website)  rudimentsolutions.com  (Company Website)  devinhalliday.com  (Personal Website)   Email: devin@rudimentsolutions.com
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September 28, 2020
Conversation with BELONGING FACTOR Author, Devin Halliday - Chapter 5 - The Belonging Factor Explained
This week's episode touches on Chapter 5 of BELONGING FACTOR: How Great  Brands and Great Leaders Inspire Loyalty, Build Community, and Grow  Profits.  The chapter covers the five characteristics of the Belonging Factor and we touch on the necessity for everyone in an organization to work each  day to align what they do with the values that have been decided on.  Organizational values are the things that people live and breathe as it  relates to their work, their co-workers, their leaders, and their  customers. You will gain a bunch of wisdom and guidance about this from Devin and his book.    Devin would very much like to hear from you. Here are a few ways to  track him down:   Linkedin.com/in/devinhalliday   Websites: allycooperative.com  (Company Website)  rudimentsolutions.com  (Company Website)  devinhalliday.com  (Personal Website)   Email: devin@rudimentsolutions.com
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September 28, 2020
Doug Fine and Author Devin Halliday discuss Chapter 4 of BELONGING FACTOR
Doug and Devin talk about parts of Chapter 4 of BELONGING FACTOR: How  Great Brands and Great Leaders Create Loyalty, Build Community, and Grow  Profits. In the chapter Devin includes his vision for an ideal work  place or organization. We wonder together what leaders and team members  should DO NOW to get there because the future can't wait. Devin will you  why.      Ways to learn more about Devin and how to reach him:  Linkedin.com/in/devinhalliday   Websites:  allycooperative.com  (Company Website)  rudimentsolutions.com  (Company Website) devinhalliday.com  (Personal Website)   Email devin@rudimentsolutions.com
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September 10, 2020
D.FINED Engagement BookCast - Featuring Devin Halliday, author of BELONGING FACTOR, Chapter 3
Chapter 3 is titled: The Past Informs the Present (My Privilege) The word "Loyalty" appears in the subtitle of BELONGING FACTOR and Doug and Devin discuss the concept of loyalty as it pertains to working in  companies and organizations in these times. Is loyalty even important  any more whether on an organization's part or from a team member? Devin  explains: "Loyalty in the sense we are talking about, in terms of  belonging, is not a one-way street. It's not a pledging loyalty no  matter what." Also in this short BookCast, Devin explains his personal  discovery of his own "privilege" and the experiences that taught him  about it.     Devin's Contact Info:    LinkedIn Profile: linkedin.com/in/devinhalliday   Websites:  allycooperative.com  (Company Website)  rudimentsolutions.com  (Company Website)  devinhalliday.com  (Personal Website)   Email: devin@rudimentsolutions.com
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September 4, 2020
BELONGING FACTOR with Doug Fine and Author Devin Halliday - Chapter 2
This episode discusses the times we are living in and how organizations will need to adapt to monumental changes taking place. Devin Halliday coins the term "Belonging Deficit" that is common in many people and workplaces. He also provides an excellent definition of "Engagement" which makes tons of sense. 
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August 27, 2020
The D.FINED Engagement Bookcast - Chapter 1 of BELONGING FACTOR with Devin Halliday
This episode Doug Fine chats with Devin Halliday about Chapter 1 of his book BELONGING FACTOR - The Importance of Belonging
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August 27, 2020
D.FINED Engagement Bookcast - Doug Speaks to Devin Halliday About His Book Belonging Factor - The Introduction
Devin Halliday is the Founder and Chief Belonging Officer at Rudiment  Solutions a cutting edge consulting and advisory firm in Santa Rosa, CA. In this episode we talk about the highlights in the Introduction to  Devin's book, BELONGING FACTOR: How Great Brands and Great Leaders  Inspire Loyalty, Build Community, and Grow Profits. The book is a short  and easy read, but it is packed with insights and support to enable  companies and organizations to meet the challenges ahead.    Devin's Contact Info: Websites:     allycooperative.com  (Company Website)      rudimentsolutions.com  (Company Website)      devinhalliday.com  (Personal Website)  Email:devin@rudimentsolutions.com
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August 18, 2020
Discover Your Money Temperament with author Ted McLyman
My series of interviews with Ted McLyman starts today. We'll be discussing his book, Discover Your Money Temperament: A Common Sense Guide to Financial Security. Ted starts with the premise that money drives most of us crazy and most of us are not very good with money. That would include me. Ted and I will be discussing his book chapter by chapter in the coming weeks. The podcasts will be short and manageable for everyone. This one starts with Ted's Introduction to his book.  If you are interested in Ted's book, and I hope you are, it's available from Amazon. You can visit Ted's Website here: https://tedmclyman.com/
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May 7, 2020
D FINED Engagement Podcast With Wally Bock
Here's my short-form D.FINED ENGAGEMENT Webcast interview with leadership expert, blogger, and business-book writing coach, Wally Bock. I hope you enjoy it and if you do, please share it with your friends. This man is extremely well-read. Google Wally's Three-Star Leadership Blog and read his regular reviews of the latest business and leadership books being published. I describe Wally Bock as a "humble sophisticate." He is an accomplished  blogger, business-book writing coach, and leadership expert. In this   rapid-fire interview Wally shares about his book-writers coaching  services and how it all works. He is an amazing person and I'm so happy  that he gave me this time to get to know him.     Find Wally:   Wally Bock's Three-Star Leadership Blog:  https://www.threestarleadership.com/    Wally Bock's Writing Edge https://writingabookwithwally.com/    LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/wallybock    Email: bock.wally@gmail.com    Twitter: @wallybock
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January 7, 2020
Wally Bock - D.FINED Engagement Podcast "EXTRA"
I describe  Wally Bock as a "humble sophisticate." He is an accomplished  blogger,  business-book writing coach, and leadership expert. In this   D.FINED  Engagement Webcast "EXTRA"  interview Wally shares about his  background  and the career and where it led him. I loved learning about  his  mothers and her non-traditional role as a "preachers wife." He also   takes being fire once or twice in stride. He is an amazing person and   I'm so happy that he gave me this time to get to know him. Find Wally:  Wally Bock's Three-Star Leadership Blog: https://www.threestarleadership.com/ Wally Bock's Writing Edge https://writingabookwithwally.com/ LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/wallybock Email: bock.wally@gmail.com  Twitter: @wallybock
49:03
January 7, 2020
Michael Wade - D.FINED Engagement Podcast Extra
This is the "Extra" version of my interview with Michael Wade. We cover lots of ground and he shares his thoughts about a number of things that drive workforce engagement via the MAGIC Model. Michael is a modern day Renaissance Man who estimates reading 50 books a year. His blog, Execupundit.com, has a world-wide readership and is chock full of his insights, book and movie reviews and recommendations, good humor and reasoned opinions about things past and present. Enjoy that blog! So many do. Michael is currently writing his first novel.  Michael is the chief management consultant with Execupundit Consulting LLC in Phoenix. He has advised a wide array of organizations on leadership, management, ethics, and equal opportunity issues for over 40 years. His thoughts on leadership and life can be found at the Execupundit.com blog.    Reach Michael here:   linkedin.com/in/michael-wade-450637a   Business: www.execupunditconsulting.com   Email: michael@execupunditconsulting.com   Phone: (602) 510-3881 Amazon links to two of Michael Wade's books: Random Thoughts All I Said Was
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January 6, 2020
Michael Wade, Management Consultant, Author, Blogger, and Leadership Expert - The D.FINED Engagement Podcast
Doug Fine describes Michael Wade as a "digital colleague/guru" to him.  He's known Michael through his blog, Execupundit.com for many years and  they have had a mutually respectful, pithy dialogues back and forth over  the years. That Doug has a chance to spend some quality time with  Michael Wade was a real treat. This is their rapid fire interview that  went a bit longer than usual. It was that good!    Michael Wade is the chief management consultant with Execupundit  Consulting LLC in Phoenix. He has advised a wide array of organizations  on leadership, management, ethics, and equal opportunity issues for over  40 years. His thoughts on leadership and life can be found at the  Execupundit.com blog.    Reach Michael here:   linkedin.com/in/michael-wade-450637a   Business: www.execupunditconsulting.com   Email: michael@execupunditconsulting.com   Phone: (602) 510-3881
35:08
January 5, 2020
Shane Metcalf - Chief Culture Officer at 15Five - D.FINED Engagement Podcast Extra
Doug Fine and Shane Metcalf are both in San Francisco and go deeper  during this long-form interview. Shane is the Co-Founder and Chief  Culture Officer of 15Five, a continuous performance management software  platform for companies with knowledge workers. 15Five makes continuous  employee feedback simple to drive high performing cultures. Shane  discusses his background and operating philosophies and practices that  help 15Five's client and makes their own workplace and culture  extraordinary. How many companies in the world would pay for a ticket to  Burning Man for their people?  I would venture, only one.  15Five did  that. Come to our interview with an open and receptive mind and I think  you will really enjoy this interview. You will see the mindset that this  young entrepreneur has and how he manifests it in his live and in his  business.     15 Five's Website: https://www.15five.com/  Shane's LinkedIn Page: linkedin.com/in/shane-metcalf-55620213
39:30
January 1, 2020
Shane Metcalf, Chief Culture Officer at 15Five - D.FINED Engagement Podcast
Doug Fine joins Shane Metcalf in San Francisco for a rapid fire  interview. Shane is the Co-Founder and Chief Culture Officer of 15Five, a  continuous performance management software platform for companies with  knowledge workers. 15Five makes continuous employee feedback simple to  drive high performing cultures. Shane discusses the basics of this  business as well as advocates for building more human business cultures  through all the conversations had within an organization. I think you  will really enjoy this interview.  15 Five's Website: https://www.15five.com/  Shane's LinkedIn Page: linkedin.com/in/shane-metcalf-55620213
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January 1, 2020
Julia Wojnar - D.FINED Engagement Podcast
Doug Fine has a rapid-fire interview with Julia Wojnar. She is the  Founder of Unleash Your Presence which bridges the gap between  executives' brilliant ideas and their ability to communicate them  powerfully. She has been a featured speaker and presenter on  world-recognized platforms such as Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO), and  has been cited as an “authority builder” by The Huffington Post. Julia  holds a B.S. in Communication Management and Design from Ithaca  College’s Park School, has fifteen years of stage experience, and has  been featured on outlets such as Thrive Global, iHeartRadio, and  numerous podcasts.    Julia's Website: https://www.unleashyourpresence.com  Julia's LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/juliawojnar/
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January 1, 2020
Kevin Buck - D.FINED Engagement Podcast EXTRA
Kevin Buck is a collaborative leadership and executive coach, leveraging  more than 30 years of consulting experience to guide organizations  through self-transformation. He is the founder and President of Emergent  Success in Southern California whose mission is to assist individuals, teams, and organizations in 'co-creating' the optimal conditions for  success to emerge. We take a deeper dive into Kevin's background and his career accomplishments. Kevin and Doug were actually undergraduates students of Theology together and do a little bit of reminiscing together. Enjoy this long-form EXTRA version of the D.FINED Engagement Podcast.  You can find out more about Kevin Buck here:   His Website:  https://www.emergentsuccess.com/  His LinkedIn Profile: linkedin.com/in/emergentsuccesskevinbuck   His Phone Number: 949.309.2780  ex. 201
37:28
January 1, 2020
Kevin Buck - D.FINED Engagement Pocast
Kevin Buck is a collaborative leadership and executive coach, leveraging  more than 30 years of consulting experience to guide organizations  through self-transformation. He is the founder and President of Emergent  Success in Southern California whose mission is to assist individuals,  teams, and organizations in 'co-creating' the optimal conditions for  success to emerge.  -This is our "rapid fire" short-form interview where Kevin speaks about his ideal clients and the problems that he collaborates with them to solve.   You can find out more about Kevin Buck here:   His Website:  https://www.emergentsuccess.com/  His LinkedIn Profile: linkedin.com/in/emergentsuccesskevinbuck His Phone Number: 949.309.2780  ex. 201
08:51
January 1, 2020
Kurt Mueller - D.FINED Engagement Postcast "EXTRA"
This webcast "EXTRA" long-form interview goes into much greater depth  with Wealth Management Advisor, Kurt Mueller from Appolon Wealth  Management. Kurt speaks about his own concerns about his industry and  how it is important to asked the right questions of a financial planner  before you work with them. He explains the fiduciary relationships that  he has with his clients and what that really means. Enjoy this exchange  and please consider getting in touch with Kurt for your business or  personal financial planning needs.   Find Kurt Here:    Kurt's LinkedIn Profile: linkedin.com/in/kurtmueller1   Kurt's address and phone number: 137 Old Market Street Suite 102 Aiken, SC 29803 803-671-8792 (Mobile)   Email: kurt.mueller@apollonwealth.com
41:40
December 31, 2019
Kurt Mueller - D.FINED Engagement Podcast
Doug Fine and Kurt Mueller sit down for a rapid fire interview where  Kurt shares the basics of his independent financial advisor business -  who his ideal clients are, and what problems that he helps them solve.  Learn how to get in touch with Kurt and see how he might be able to help  you meet your business and personal financial goals.    Find Kurt Here:   Kurt's LinkedIn Profile: linkedin.com/in/kurtmueller1   Kurt's address and phone number:  137 Old Market Street Suite 102  Aiken, SC 29803  803-671-8792 (Mobile)   Email: kurt.mueller@apollonwealth.com
10:29
December 31, 2019
Devin Halliday - D.FINED Engagement Podcast "EXTRA"
Doug Fine, Principal at D.FINED Performance Solutions, provides a  long-form interview with Devin Halliday, speaker, author, consultant and  all-around impressive individual. Devin makes his home in Pittsburgh,  PA and is the founder and leader of Rudiment Solutions. Devin shares  some of his path in becoming an expert in belonging, organizational  culture and leadership. He got a bit of a challenge when he was asked to  provide his interpretation of an engagement model which includes  MEANING, AUTONOMY, GROWTH, IMPACT, and CONNECTION (i.e. MAGIC). He was  given a grade at the end!  You can learn more about Devin here:  His Press Kit: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1b...   His LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/devinhall...   Rudiment Solutions Website: https://www.rudimentsolutions.com/  Find his book Belonging Faction on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/BELONGING-FACT...
52:21
December 31, 2019
Devin Halliday - D.FINED Engagment Podcast
Doug Fine, Principal at D.FINED Performance Solutions, provides a  rapid-fire interview with Devin Halliday, speaker, author, consultant  and all-around impressive individual. Devin makes his home in  Pittsburgh, PA and is the founder and leader of Rudiment Solutions. This  interview focuses on the specific help that Devin can provide to  clients willing to take their people, products, profits and culture to  the next level.  You can learn more about Devin here:   His Press Kit: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1b...   His LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/devinhall...   Rudiment Solutions Website: https://www.rudimentsolutions.com/  Find his book Belonging Faction on Amazon:  https://www.amazon.com/BELONGING-FACT...
15:08
December 31, 2019
D.FINED Engagement Podcast EXTRA with Ted McLyman
Ted McLyman is a,Entrepreneur, business owner, author, speaker, trainer,  Lt Col, USMC (Ret), and Ironman All World age group triathlete. Among  the many things he does, he specializes in helping individuals and  businesses think about money in a whole different way. Ted also a  retired Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Marine Corps.   In this "EXTRA" long-form interview Ted speaks about how our  brains are  wired to deal with money, each in our own unique way. We have emotional  connections with money and those connections manifest themselves in our  behaviors as we spend and as we save.    Learn more about Ted, his services, and books here:  https://tedmclyman.com/  Learn about Money Temperaments: https://tedmclyman.com/money-temperam...  LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/ted-mclyman   Email: ted@myapexx.com
45:01
December 29, 2019
D.FINED Engagement Podcast with Ted McLyman
Ted McLyman is a,Entrepreneur, business owner, author, speaker, trainer,  Lt Col, USMC (Ret), and Ironman All World age group triathlete. Among  the many things he does, he specializes in helping individuals and  businesses think about money in a whole different way. Ted also a  retired Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Marine Corps.    Learn more about Ted, his services, and books here:  https://tedmclyman.com/  LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/ted-mclyman   Email: ted@myapexx.com
18:31
December 29, 2019
D FINED Engagement Podcast "EXTRA" With Kevin Eikenberry
In this "EXTRA" interview, Doug Fine and Kevin Eikenberry have the time  to go deeper into Kevin's career as a leadership development trainer and  consultant. Kevin shares from his vast experience in helping  organizations develop effective leaders, and, as a result, improve a  company's performance through its people. Kevin can be reached at his website: https://www.kevineikenberry.com/  LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/kevineikenberry   Twitter: @KevinEikenberry   Kevin's Blog: https://blog.kevineikenberry.com/  13 Days to Remarkable Leadership (Free Training):    https://www.kevineikenberry.com/sign-...
41:30
December 29, 2019
D.FINED Engagement Podcast With Kevin Eikenberry
Doug Fine and Kevin Eikenberry share a rapid fire interview where Kevin  speaks about the basics of his business, The Kevin Eikenberry Group.  Kevin is world-know for his leadership training and has authored a  number books to help people become effective and caring leaders. You  will enjoy this dialog immensely.    Kevin can be reached at his website: https://www.kevineikenberry.com/  LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/kevineikenberry   Twitter: @KevinEikenberry   Kevin's Blog: https://blog.kevineikenberry.com/  13 Days to Remarkable Leadership (Free Training):    https://www.kevineikenberry.com/sign-...
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December 29, 2019
D FINED Engagement Podcast "EXTRA" With Jason Lauritsen
Doug Fine and Jason Lauritsen share a free-wheeling time touching on all kinds of topics relating to what we both do and some things about what we know. It's a deeper conversation. Jason is a pro and someone that adds lots of value to his clients. You can just tell. And his advice for people like me: "Keep going." Sage advice indeed.   Here's how you can get in touch with Jason:   Website: https://jasonlauritsen.com.  (You can find blog posts and podcasts there too.)    Twitter:  https://twitter.com/JasonLauritsen  LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/jasonlauritsen
40:36
December 28, 2019
D FINED Engagement Podcast With Jason Lauritsen
Doug Fine and Jason Lauritsen come together for a brief chat about his  best (ideal) clients and how he helps with developing higher engagement,  more empowered managers and a healthier workplace culture. His gift is helping leaders build organizations that are good for both people and  profits. I know you will enjoy this rapid fire webcast. Jason has deep  knowledge that works in the real world. He's and expert and I was very  fortunate to spend a little time with him.     Here's how you can get in touch with Jason:   Website: https://jasonlauritsen.com.  (You can find blog posts and podcasts there too.)    Twitter:  https://twitter.com/JasonLauritsen  LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/jasonlauritsen
11:06
December 28, 2019
D.FINED Engagement Podcast EXTRA with Josia Nakash
Doug Fine speaks with Josia Nakash from the Good Vibe Agency in Israel.  Good Vive is a global strategic corporate consultancy with a clear  purpose - to generate good vibes in every area of our lives; in the  home, at work, and throughout society on a daily pasis. How's that for a  purpose!  Enjoy hearing the thinking of a truly visionary leader.  Here are some ways to find Josie:   LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/josia  Website: goodvibeagency.com   Email: josia@goodvibeagency.com
32:58
December 28, 2019
The D.FINED Engagement Podcast With Doug Fine - Doug is With Josia Nakash
Josia Nakash is a partner with the Good Vibes Agency, a global strategic  corporate consultancy in Israel. Her agency has a clear purpose - to  generate good vibes in every area of our lives; in the home, at work,  and throughout society on a daily basis.
12:33
October 28, 2019