Human Capital Innovations (HCI) Podcast

Human Capital Innovations (HCI) Podcast

By Dr. Jonathan H. Westover
Maximize your personal and organizational potential with the Human Capital Innovations (HCI) Podcast! We're your source for personal, professional, and organizational growth and development. We share and discuss our own original research, explore recent industry reports and data, and interview leading academic and business executives from around the world. Join us for innovative practitioner-oriented content and discussions around all things leadership, HR, organizational development and change, and social impact related.

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S6E8 - Fostering Self-Leadership within Organizations, with Dr. Benjamin Ritter
In this HCI Podcast episode, Dr. Westover talks with Dr. Benjamin Ritter about fostering self-leadership within organizations. See the video here: https://youtu.be/Ew6qQ6PPy6I. Dr. Benjamin Ritter (https://www.linkedin.com/in/ritterbenj/), founder of Live for Yourself (LFY) Consulting, is a Chicago based leadership and empowerment coach, regional learning manger for YPO, national speaker, podcaster, author, consultant, mentor, teacher, and passionate about guiding others in finding, creating, and sustaining a career they love.
27:38
August 6, 2020
S6E7 - People-Centric Organizational Culture and Health, with Jeff Ruby
In this HCI Podcast episode, Dr. Westover talks with Jeff Ruby about People-Centric Organizational Culture and Health. See the video here: https://youtu.be/aIisEMM1UTI. Jeff Ruby (https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeffrubytampa/) began his business career in his hometown, earning a degree in Business Administration at the University of Akron. After graduating, Jeff created a successful career in sales—in one case, increasing a company’s sales by 800% in only four years.  He leveraged his sales record into his first business (which he ultimately sold for profit), The Ruby Group, which focused on training sales teams across the country. In addition to sales training and leadership, Jeff’s extensive experience includes marketing, business strategy, job costing and profitability analysis.  In 2010, Jeff started RedRock Leadership, a company with a game-changing strategy for dynamic business growth and leadership. A compelling speaker, Jeff continues to inspire not only his clients but business leaders across the country, incorporating stories from his own experience as well as his love of baseball and coaching. He also hosts the RedRock Leadership Podcast.  Jeff and his wife, Tracey, have successfully raised two beautiful daughters and currently reside in Tampa Florida with their dog, Rosco. Follow Jeff and RedRock@RedRockLeadership.com, on Facebook @RedRockLeadership, or on Twitter and Instagram @RedRockLeader.
18:32
August 6, 2020
S6E6 - Agile Strategy and Emerging Opportunities During the Pandemic, with Jeremy Brown
In this HCI Podcast episode, Dr. Westover talks with Jeremy Brown about agile strategy and emerging opportunities during the pandemic. See the video here: https://youtu.be/DviJgxrQ9lk. Jeremy Brown (https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeremyryanbrown/) is a veteran of strategy development and change management. He is equal parts introvert, where he totally digs analyzing complex data to spot patterns – and extrovert, where he would enjoy a day at an executive offsite facilitating strategy decisions and team alignment. One of his biggest challenges in life was finding something that equally balanced both sides – you know, getting a little high off of the extroverted dopamine, as well as the introverted acetylchlorine. Helping organizations transition to strategic agility is exactly in this sweet spot for Jeremy. After several years working in traditional strategy shops, he became frustrated at the typical lack of execution of the beautifully-designed and well-researched strategies that he helped develop. That led him to start digging into change management, adult learning, behavioral psychology, and agile methodologies – and he slowly began experimenting with these principles in his strategy work to further execution. The result? He loved the results and wanted to take it a step further. Not wanting to be constrained with the limited business model and political challenges of an established consulting company, he launched strategyNow with the mission of supporting his clients transition to an agile strategy approach and achieve 100% ROI of their strategy portfolios. Jeremy also enjoys raising two courageous daughters, traveling, and spending time in the majestic Utah outdoors.
27:17
August 6, 2020
S6E5 - The Importance of Personal Professional Branding, with Ian Moyse
In this HCI Podcast episode, Dr. Westover talks with Ian Moyse about the importance of personal professional branding. See the video here: https://youtu.be/iS0JhLUNUbw. Ian Moyse (https://www.linkedin.com/in/ianmoyse/) is EMEA Sales Director for Natterbox and a long time Sales Leader and business advisor. He has sat on the boards of a number of industry bodies; FAST (Federation Against Software Theft), CIF (Cloud Industry Forum) and Eurocloud and as non-exec to various firms. He was awarded the accolade of BESMA UK Sales Director of the year and in 2019 was listed in the top 50 Sales Keynote speakers by Top Sales World. Ian was rated #1 Cloud influencer Onalytica and has been recognised as a leading cloud Blogger, listed in the EMEA top 50 influencers in Data Centres, Cloud & Data 2017 and Top 50 Cloud Computing Blogs 2020.
29:34
August 4, 2020
S6E4 - The Importance of Effective Leadership Coaching in Organizations, with Julie M. Wilson
In this HCI Podcast episode, Dr. Westover talks with Julie M. Wilsonn about the importance of effective leadership coaching in organizations. See the video here: https://youtu.be/KR9IxjfLvCM. Julie M. Wilson (https://www.linkedin.com/in/juliemargrettawilson/) can show you how great you can become, and she helps you get there. She is an author, consultant, and leadership coach. Her workplace skill-building programs have helped thousands of employees and managers step into their potential as leaders and increase the creativity, collaboration, and problem-solving capabilities of their teams. She is the Co-Founder of the Academic Leadership Group, the Founder of the Institute for the Future of Learning, and an instructor at Harvard Extension School. Julie graduated from the Harvard Graduate School of Education with a Master’s degree in Education, specializing in adult development, learning technology and behavioral change.
22:51
August 4, 2020
S6E3 - Successful Mentorship and Lessons in Leadership, with Adam Mendler
In this HCI Podcast episode, Dr. Westover talks with Adam Mendler about successful mentorship and lessons in leadership. See the video here: https://youtu.be/TieE2BTlrvo. Adam Mendler (https://www.linkedin.com/in/adammendler/) is the Chief Executive Officer of The Veloz Group, where he co-founded and oversees ventures across a wide variety of industries. Adam also provides business thought leadership as a speaker to businesses, universities and non-profit organizations; as the host of the leadership and personal / professional development podcast Thirty Minute Mentors; as an expert regularly cited in national media outlets; and as an advisor, consultant, coach and board member. Adam utilizes his professional, entrepreneurial and managerial background developed through a unique set of experiences. Adam created both the Lessons in Leadership series in Thrive Global and the Thirty Minute Mentors podcast, where he regularly elicits insights from America's top leaders. Adam has conducted over 300 one on one interviews with leading CEOs, founders, athletes, celebrities, influencers and generals / admirals. Adam has also written extensively on leadership, management, entrepreneurship, marketing and sales, having authored over 70 articles published in major media outlets including Forbes, Inc. and The Huffington Post. 
26:26
August 3, 2020
S6E2 - Protecting the Health of Vulnerable Employees, with Holly Bertone
In this HCI Podcast episode, Dr. Westover talks with Holly Bertone about autoimmune disease and workplace accommodations to protect the health of vulnerable employees. See the video here: https://youtu.be/teZKTCpd_qs. Holly Bertone, PMP, CNHP (https://www.linkedin.com/in/pinkfortitude/) is the #1 Amazon.com bestselling author of the book Thriving in the Workplace with Autoimmune Disease: Know Your Rights, Resolve Conflict, and Reduce Stress, the first book ever to educate others on Autoimmune Disease as a legal disability in the U.S. workplace. She is a highly sought-after speaker and wellness expert and the leading authority on Autoimmune Disease in the workplace. Holly spent the first 10 years of her career in Human Resources, primarily as a recruiter. After working for the prestigious consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton, she was invited into federal government service as the Chief of Staff for one of our nation’s top national security offices. From there, she spent 15 years in Project Management. She is currently the President and CEO of Pink Fortitude, LLC, and founder of Fortitude.Academy and the health and wellness website pinkfortitude.com. As a breast cancer and Hashimoto’s survivor, she turned these two significant health challenges into a passion to help transform lives for women with chronic illness. Holly is a Project Management Professional (PMP), holds a Masters Degree from Johns Hopkins University, and is a Certified Natural Health Professional. In her free time, she loves to garden, and hit flea markets and yard sales. Holly is married to a retired Green Beret, is a stepmother, and lives in Alexandria, VA.
29:53
August 3, 2020
S6E1 - As Seen On Forbes - The Necessity Of Consciously Inclusive Leadership
In this HCI Podcast episode, Dr. Westover shares his recent Forbes article, "The Necessity Of Consciously Inclusive Leadership." See the full article here: https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbescoachescouncil/2020/07/27/the-necessity-of-consciously-inclusive-leadership/#7482a0425fe3
06:52
August 1, 2020
Season 6 Preview
In this HCI Podcast Season 6 Preview episode, Dr. Westover briefly reflects on the first five season of the podcast and provides an overview and preview of what is in store for season 6 of the podcast.
03:53
August 1, 2020
S5E30 - As Seen on Forbes - Transformative Leadership: How To Help Others Become 'Bluer Than Indigo'
In this HCI Podcast episode, Dr. Westover shares his recent Forbes article, "Transformative Leadership: How To Help Others Become 'Bluer Than Indigo'." See the full article here: https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbescoachescouncil/2020/07/06/transformative-leadership-how-to-help-others-become-bluer-than-indigo/#3456139b676a
06:42
August 1, 2020
S5E29 - National Leadership Development Day Webinar: An Iterative Model of Self-Sustaining Authentic Servant Leadership
In this HCI Webinar session, part of National Leadership Development Day,  participants will learn about developing an authentic leadership style grounded in Servant Leadership Theory. They will learn about the reciprocal process between self-discovery and learning about those they lead, the role of developing and applying leadership skills and competencies, and the importance of creating reinforcing positive feedback loops so our learning and growth becomes continual and self-sustaining.   Takeaways:  How an attitude of service and humility can lead to powerful and meaningful leadership.  The importance of critical self-reflection in the process of our growth and development.  How to foster a growth mindset that will lead to lifelong learning and the development of yourself and those you lead.
46:46
July 31, 2020
S5E28 - Successful Remote Work and Thriving during COVID, with Scott Orn
In this HCI Podcast episode, Dr. Westover talks with Scott Orn about remote work and how organizations are dealing with it and learning to thrive during Covid. See the video here: https://youtu.be/UHFZYzYkvNE. Scott Orn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/scottorn/) runs Operations at Kruze Consulting, a fast growing Startup CFO Consulting firm that works with over 250 startup clients. Kruze is based in San Francisco with clients in the Bay Area, Los Angeles and New York. In addition to his Operations responsibilities, Scott runs the Venture Debt Consulting practice at Kruze. In his spare time, Scott publishes the Founders & Friends Podcast, which interviews Startup CEO's, Investors and Other Service Providers in the Startup Ecosystem (https://www.kruzeconsulting.com/founders_and_friends).  
23:16
July 31, 2020
S5E27 - Standing Out in a Job Search, Finding Stability and Connection, and Supporting Employees During Times of Uncertainty, with Kyle Elliott
In this HCI Podcast episode, Dr. Westover talks with Kyle Elliott about standing out in a job search, finding stability and connection, and supporting employees during times of uncertainty. See the video here: https://youtu.be/hcwwS5j09I8. Kyle Elliott, MPA, CHES (https://www.linkedin.com/in/kylecromerelliott/) is the career and life coach behind CaffeinatedKyle.com.  He is also a self-proclaimed Starbucks addict. As a result of working with Kyle, clients have landed jobs at Facebook, LinkedIn, Amazon, Google, Microsoft, and nearly every other Fortune 100/500 company you can think of. They have also found happiness. Kyle is an official member of the invitation-only Forbes Coaches Council, a member of the Gay Coaches Alliance, and a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES).
25:05
July 31, 2020
S5E26 - The Connection Between Sports and Leadership, Self Care, and Mental Health, with Sarah Wolfer
In this HCI Podcast episode, Dr. Westover talks with Sarah Wolfer about the connection between sports and leadership, being a pro athlete, self care, mental health. See the video here: Sarah Wolfer (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarahwolfer/) is the CEO and Founder of Girl Boss Sports - We have two goals: Increase the number of women sports coaches and keep girls in sports. She is also a professional tackle football player with the Phoenix Red Tails (part of the WFLA). She is also a mental health therapist and in the middle of opening up a private practice. She loves to talk about all things leadership, productivity, being a womanpreneur, the connection between sports and leadership, being a pro athlete, self care, mental health, and more!
26:03
July 31, 2020
S5E25 - Purpose-Driven Entrepreneurship and Success DNA in Supporting Leaders, with Alex Kuhn
In this HCI Podcast episode, Dr. Westover talks with Alex Kuhn about purpose-driven entrepreneurship and success DNA in supporting leaders. See the video here: https://youtu.be/xK6KIXLmg4c. Alex Kuhn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/alexkuhnco/), the founder of Born to Lead, helps coaches & purpose-driven entrepreneurs become high-impact, high-income leaders. Over the past three years, 200+ clients have built 6 & 7 figure businesses, generating $30m through a unique process called SuccessDNA. Featured in Entrepreneur™, he regularly writes and speaks to 10k+ entrepreneurs weekly on the topics of aligned leadership, business flow, and resonance marketing. Having failed in his first three years as an entrepreneur, he finally discovered his own unique, innate leadership gifts that helped him start & sell two other company’s. He wants every big vision, heart-led entrepreneur to know they are not that far off. The key is to build a business that works beautifully and aligns exactly with who you were born to be…a one-of-a-kind leader.
31:04
July 31, 2020
S5E24 - Bonding and Bridging Social Capital in Organizations, with Dr. Froswa’ Booker-Drew
In this HCI Podcast episode, Dr. Westover talks with Dr. Froswa’ Booker-Drew about bonding and bridging capital in organizations, as they connect to diversity and inclusion and being a successful leader. See the video here: https://youtu.be/Hkas7jhxqNE. Dr. Froswa’ Booker-Drew (https://www.linkedin.com/in/froswabookerdrew/) is the Founder and CEO of Soulstice Consultancy, specializing as a Partnership Broker and Leadership Expert for companies and organizations to thrive with measurable and meaningful impact. She also is the VP of Community Affairs and Strategic Alliances for the State Fair of Texas. Dr. Booker-Drew is a passionate philanthropist and Co-Founder of HERitage Giving Circle. Her connectivity expertise and notable research is highlighted in quotes and profiles in major media such as Forbes, Huffington Post, Bustle, Ozy, and other outlets around the world. As a professional speaker, Dr. Booker-Drew educates and expands upon various subject matter such as social capital and networking, leadership, diversity, and community development. She is well-regarded by national and international audiences and served as a workshop presenter at the United Nations on the Access to Power.     
28:41
July 30, 2020
S5E23 - Empowering Women Leaders, with Wanda Booth
In this HCI Podcast episode, Dr. Westover talks with Wanda Booth about empowering women leaders. See the video here: https://youtu.be/5TSTrJkDVBw. Wanda Booth (https://www.linkedin.com/in/wandabooth/) is a Business Strategist helping the Million Dollar Business Divas achieve financial freedom and purpose in their business. After serving 25 years in the US Army, Wanda worked as a licensed financial advisor and broker, helping business owners and families build wealth. During her work, she noticed a gap in women's leadership programs and financial literacy. Wanda had enough and decided to form a company strengthening business owners through the art of masterminding. Additionally, Wanda commits time and resources as a champion for several nonprofits assisting mental well-being for teens and young women.   Wanda is the best-selling author of two books, Insight 20/20: Applying Lessons to Advance in Life and Career and You Matter Most: 8-Week Self-care Guided Journal for Building Confidence and Coping with Anxiety.  
27:29
July 30, 2020
S5E22 - Servant Leadership Series - Empowerment and Delegation, with Dr. Eric Russell
In this HCI Podcast episode, Dr. Westover and Dr. Russell continue their weekly servant leadership discussions and explore the concepts of empowerment and delegation as they relate to servant leadership. See the video here: https://youtu.be/fTYCBCIl3C4.  Dr. Eric J. Russell is an Associate Professor in the  Emergency Services department at UVU. His writings and research involve the influence of homeland security education on responders, as well as the impact of servant leadership on organizations and individuals. He is the author of more than 60 peer reviewed and trade publications as well as two books: The Desire to Serve: Servant Leadership for the Fire and Emergency Services (Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership) and In Command of Guardians: Executive Servant Leadership for the Community of Responders (Springer). In addition, Eric speaks nationally on the subjects of servant leadership and homeland security education. Dr. Russell retired early as a Captain from the Department of Defense/USAF Fire and Emergency Services with combined active duty military and DoD service. He is a Department of Defense Rescue Technician, Hazardous Materials Technician/IC, and a Dive Master. Dr. Russell is also a Certified Homeland Protection Professional (CHPP) from the National Sheriff's Association and the Global Society of Homeland and National Security Professionals (GSHNSP) and was awarded a Graduate Certificate in Homeland Security Studies from Michigan State University.
38:04
July 30, 2020
S5E21 - The History of Industrial Revolutions, the Transition of Human Capital, and the Shifting Future of Work, with Dave Broker
In this HCI Podcast episode, Dr. Westover talks with Dave Broker about the history of industrial revolutions, the transition of human capital, and the shifting future of work. See the video here: https://youtu.be/rmOY0w87Jl0. Dave Broker is the host of The Industrial Revolutions podcast, the story about how a primate species called homo sapiens built an interconnected world of skyscrapers, robots, airplanes, vaccines, and nuclear bombs. Each month he releases new episodes about the history of the last 250 years and the impact that new technologies have had on the world's economies, governments, religions, families, environment, and more.
30:30
July 29, 2020
S5E20 - Creating a Culture of Transparency and Trust in Organizations, with Shell Phelps
In this HCI Podcast episode, Dr. Westover talks with Shell Phelps about creating a culture of transparency and trust in organizations. See the video here: https://youtu.be/dOo5MuEq7uQ. Shell Phelps (https://www.linkedin.com/in/shell-phelps-author-m-a-shrm-cp-52717b47/) is a SHRM-Certified Human Resources Director and co-founder of Phelps Strategies, where she is a strategic life coach. She holds a Master’s in Counseling Psychology and previously ran her own private therapy practice.  By day, Shell works at Applied Dynamics International, heading up their human resources department. In her spare time, she focuses on solution-based strategies to help her clients get through life’s greatest challenges and live happier, more fulfilled lives with Phelps Strategies.  She is the author of the popular book The Big Bliss Blueprint: 100 Little Thoughts to Build Positive Life Changes. Learn more about Shell and her work at https://www.phelpsconsulting.net.   
28:39
July 29, 2020
S5E19 - Implementing Mindfulness in the Workplace, with Marcy Westcott
In this HCI podcast episode, Dr. Westover talks with Marcy Westcott about the importance of mindfulness and implementing mindfulness in the workplace. See the video here: https://youtu.be/F63oVsE6ozc. Founder of The Still State Meditation & Mindfulness Instruction, Marcy Westcott (https://www.linkedin.com/in/marcy-westcott-the-mindful-culture-curator-28825a186/) spent 20 years in sales and service management with American Honda Motor Company. There she experienced firsthand how stress and anxiety in the workplace affects both the well-being of people and a business’s bottom line. Over the last 15 years as an entrepreneur, Marcy has served in leadership positions on boards of non-profits and civic organizations. She is certified as a Meditation & Mindfulness Instructor (CMMI) through the McLean Meditation Institute and has advanced certification in Mindfulness @Work, a program designed to train instructors to take mindfulness into the workplace. Marcy has been published on LinkedIn, Elephant Journal, and Thrive Global. She works with individuals, businesses, and other organizations and is dedicated to improving well-being and quality of life in the business environment. Her mission is to help businesses and organizations enhance perspective and improve culture in order to reduce workplace stress and bring awareness to the importance of employee well-being.
26:18
July 28, 2020
S5E18 - Turning Chaos into Calm, with Alina Maryles Haitz
In this HCI Podcast episode, Dr. Westover talks with Alina Maryles Haitz about turning chaos into calm and addressing workplace inclusion efforts. See the video here: https://youtu.be/aZqVmj8Q0rk. Alina Maryles Haitz (https://www.linkedin.com/in/alinarhaitz/) is an experienced inclusive leader, author and keynote speaker with demonstrated history of working in higher education, leadership development, digital communication strategy, and strong corporate training background. She has a mindful leadership style with a passion to disrupt the status quo in our current world.
25:23
July 28, 2020
S5E17 - Comparative International Contexts, Cultures, and Identities in Organizations, with Chris Smit
In this HCI Podcast episode, Dr. Westover talks with Chris Smit about comparative international context, cultural differences, and identities and how organizational leaders can better prepare their diverse workforce for the challenges of working in an increasingly interconnected world. See the video here: https://youtu.be/gsgxknfGMLk. Chris Smit MSc. (https://www.linkedin.com/in/smitchris/) makes companies and organizations more aware of cultural diversity. In business, the im­pact of cultural differences are still under-estimated. We talk a lot about globalization. The world seems to be getting smaller, and yet we all bear the mark of the culture in which we grew up. This often leads to misunderstandings that are detrimental to your business. More attention to cultural diversity should be a top priority for companies and organizations.  Chris puts you on track to efficiently deal with the cultural differences. Since 1993 he has advised thousands of people from more than 100 different nationalities. His work has taken him to more than 45 countries. He is a passionate and enthusiastic speaker with extensive experience in coaching and managing staff at all levels.  The World in Your Pocket  Chris was born in Amsterdam. He has lived in three different countries (US, Netherlands, and Belgium, where he still lives).  As a marketing and sales consultant for the Dutch airline KLM, he traveled the world. Meanwhile, he earned a Master’s degree in psychology at the University of Amster­dam. In 2007, he founded the company Culture Matters. Chris helps companies working in an international context to become aware and deal with cultural differences.  
27:29
July 28, 2020
S5E16 - Cracking the Leadership Code, with Alain Hunkins
In this HCI Podcast episode, Dr. Westover talks with Alain Hunkins about effective leadership and his new book, Cracking the Leadership Code: Three Secrets to Building Strong Leaders. See the video here: https://youtu.be/Hy_0ENl-gK0. Alain Hunkins (https://www.linkedin.com/in/alainhunkins/) helps high achieving people become high achieving leaders.  Over his twenty-year career, Alain has worked with over 2,000 groups of leaders in 25 countries. Clients include Wal-Mart, Pfizer, Citigroup, General Electric, State Farm Insurance, IBM, General Motors, and Microsoft. In addition to being a leadership speaker, consultant, trainer, and coach, Alain is the author of CRACKING THE LEADERSHIP CODE: Three Secrets to Building Strong Leaders (Wiley, March 2020), which was endorsed by leadership luminaries Jim Kouzes, Barry Posner, and Marshall Goldsmith. A faculty member of Duke Corporate Education, Alain’s writing has been featured in Fast Company, Inc., Forbes, Chief Executive, Chief Learning Officer, and Business Insider.
26:03
July 28, 2020
S5E15 - Making Employee Mental Health a Priority in Organizational Culture and Practice, with Jessi Beyer
In this HCI Podcast episode, Dr. Westover talks with Jessi Beyer about making employee mental health a priority in organizational culture and practice. See the video here: https://youtu.be/GZGWEnGi614. Jessi Beyer (https://www.linkedin.com/in/jessierinbeyer/) is a speaker, mental health advocate, and the #1 best-selling author of How To Heal: A Practical Guide To Nine Natural Therapies You Can Use To Release Your Trauma. She is on a mission to help those around her feel valid, heard, and appreciated in their mental health struggles. Jessi has been featured in dozens of media outlets, including Best Company, Thrive Global, and Elite Daily, and has spoken to thousands of people across the country through groups like Leadercast NOW, Fairygodboss, and the WomenTech Global Conference. Outside of her professional life, she is a K9 search and rescue handler and a proud pet mom. facebook.com/jessibeyerinternational; instagram.com/jessibeyerinternational
29:02
July 27, 2020
S5E14 - Individual, Team, and Organizational Motivation and Success, with Michael Arterberry
In this HCI Podcast episode, Dr. Westover talks with Michael Arterberry about individual, team, and organizational motivation and success. See the video here: https://youtu.be/7J361FCYUNM. Michael Arterberry (https://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelarterberry/), Master Encourager, and Dynamic Motivational Speaker.  As a teenager, Michael was fortunate to receive guidance from positive adult role models who helped him overcome adversities and set high expectations for his future. Grateful for the role these mentors played in his own development, Michael decided to dedicate his professional life to helping people navigate the difficulties of life and launch their future into motion. For more than 25 years, he has been helping teens and adults to use what they have gone through as a catalyst for success rather than an obstacle for failure.  Michael received the 2010 USA Network’s Characters Unite Award for exceptional commitment to combating prejudice and discrimination while increasing tolerance and acceptance within the community. He is also the recipient of the 2014 100 Men of Color Award for leadership in education, government, mentorship, entrepreneurial success and community service.  In 2008, Michael founded Youth Voices Center, Inc. a non-profit with the mission of helping young people to become active, productive members of society by overcoming their obstacles, their history, stereotypes and even their own self-image and limiting beliefs.  
26:27
July 27, 2020
S5E13 - The Power of Relationships and Leveraging Human Capital, with Zak Romanoff
In this HCI Podcast episode, Dr. Westover talks with Zak Romanoff about the power of relationships and leveraging human capital. See the video here: https://youtu.be/Tz31DvUcO7A. Zak Romanoff (https://www.linkedin.com/in/zakromanoff/) is President of OMNI Food Sales, the premier food brand advocate that  works with food brands to increase sales  and distribution in the Metro New York  marketplace. Zak was exposed to the food  industry from early on and grew up with a  strong understanding of how it operates.  From picking orders in the refrigerated  warehouse, to making deliveries as a truck  driver’s assistant, to gathering with customers  at events, Zak understands the priorities of  principals and customers. Over many years,  Zak observed firsthand from his father  and other key mentors, the importance of relationships. Zak graduated from the University of Connecticut and received  his Master’s Degree from Manhattanville College. He then worked his way up  in the company, learning all the angles of OMNI, from retail to customer service  and account management. Zak now runs the day to day operations of OMNI.
24:19
July 27, 2020
S5E12 - Career Shifts, Marketing for Success, and the Power of Persuasion, with Karen Tibbals
In this HCI Podcast episode, Dr. Westover talks with Karen Tibbals about career shifts, marketing for leadership and business success, and the power of persuasion. See the video here: https://youtu.be/2qRn_4vSc34. Karen Tibbals (https://www.linkedin.com/in/karen-tibbals-5b76a72/) has been an executive in the area of market research and strategy with stints at Ogilvy, Ipsos, Novartis and Merck.  Since starting in pharmaceuticals, she was responsible for many product launches. She took a detour for a degree in Religion from Earlham School of Religion.  She was so excited about what she learned that it totally changed how she thought about marketing!  To capture these thoughts, she wrote  her first book, which is about how these theories apply to marketing and marketing research.  Now, she has written a second book for a more general audience, Persuade, Don’t Preach and is at work on her next book applying these theories to business life.
26:44
July 27, 2020
S5E11 - Personality Styles, Team Dynamics, and Leadership, with Merrick Rosenberg
In this HCI Podcast episode, Dr. Westover talks with Merrick Rosenberg about personality traits, team dynamics, and leadership in organizations. See the video here: https://youtu.be/1PPcZ5Vg1dc. Merrick Rosenberg (https://www.linkedin.com/in/merrickrosenberg/) co-founded Team Builders Plus in 1991 and Take Flight Learning in 2012. He is the author of Personality Wins, The Chameleon and Taking Flight, three books about personality. Under Merrick’s leadership as CEO of Take Flight Learning, his company has been selected as the New Jersey Business of the Year and named one of the Fastest Growing Companies and Best Places to Work in the Philadelphia area. Merrick received his MBA from Drexel University who recognized him as the Alumni Entrepreneur of the Year. Merrick has worked with more than half of the Fortune 100 companies in the US and around the world.
24:48
July 24, 2020
S5E10 - Employee Well-being, Inclusion, and Becoming an Employer of Choice, with Orin Davis
In this HCI podcast episode, Dr. Westover talks with Orin Davis about employee well-being, inclusion, and becoming an employer of choice. See the video here: https://youtu.be/4U5EkYSUr-o. Orin Davis (https://www.linkedin.com/in/davisoc/) earned his doctorate in positive psychology, and is a self-actualization engineer who enables people to do and be their best. He consults, lectures, and does workshops for companies worldwide on hiring strategies, culture, innovation, diversity/equity/inclusion, positive psychology, and employee well-being. In addition to being an executive and career coach, Dr. Davis also serves as an adjunct professor of business, and is a startup advisor who helps early-stage companies enhance their value propositions, pitches, culture, and human capital.
19:39
July 24, 2020
S5E9 - Organizational Development and Cycles of Change, with Sasha Laghonh
In this HCI podcast episode, Dr. Westover talks with Sasha Laghonh about organizational development and cycles of change. See the video here: https://youtu.be/Hb69W5lBQIo. Sasha Laghonh (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sashatalks/) is the founder of Sasha Talks, a platform that integrates self & professional development into nurturing meaningful outcomes. As an entrepreneur, speaker, and author, she partners alongside different clients, from individuals to organizations, to capitalize upon their existing resources. She invests her time partnering alongside organizations restructuring their operations, cultivating work cultures, and entities seeking a fresh voice to provide solutions to their on-going challenges. Each of these commitments expect Sasha to rely upon a self and professional development regimen in order to actualize results. To learn more, visit sashatalks.com.
25:19
July 24, 2020
S5E8 - Effective Story Telling to Drive Leadership and Organizational Success, with Geoffrey Klein
In this HCI Podcast episode, I talk with Geoffrey Klein talk about effective story telling in organizations to drive leadership and organizational success. See the video here: https://youtu.be/ae3qY5-jkWc. Geoffrey Klein, the Story Guy, is a speaker, an educator and a marketer who helps people and organizations communicate more effectively through the power of story. He currently serves as President & CEO of nine dots, a content development and marketing agency that helps businesses share their message through visual communication to connect with their audience. Geoffrey’s diverse professional experience includes working in the film industry, where he worked on films such as the Truman Show, Mission Impossible 2, Legally Blonde and Die Another Day. He also spent 10 years living in Manchester, England where he worked in both real estate and at a creative design agency. Geoffrey is a Google Trusted Photographer and is certified in both content marketing and social media. Geoffrey has been a Tedx speaker and has guest lectured at Manchester Metropolitan University, Drexel University, Hussian College and currently serves as an adjunct Professor at Temple University’s School of Media & Communications. Geoffrey has a bachelor’s degree from Amherst College and a law degree from Temple University. Geoffrey is a gadget and cufflinks enthusiast, and in his spare time he enjoys spending time with his wife and three kids, whether it’s baking, basketball or board games.
23:21
July 24, 2020
S5E7 - The Power of Language in Inspiring Others, with John Klymshyn
In this HCI Podcast episode, Dr. Westover talks with John Klymshyn about the power of language in inspiring others. See the video here: https://youtu.be/ge5tat43KUY. John Klymshyn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/johnklymshyn/) is an author, speaker and coach who guides leaders and executives to inspire others, by crafting and delivering precise language. To Klymshyn… “It’s all about the language!” Klymshyn’s concepts have been adopted by International companies ranging from indeed.com to American Express Travel, to Siemens, to Barcelona- Based Wallbox EV Chargers.
24:06
July 23, 2020
S5E6 - Fear, Acceptance, Focus, Leadership, and Courage, with Jeremy Neves
In this HCI Podcast episode, Dr. Westover talks with Jeremy Neves about fear, acceptance, focus, desires, parenting, leadership, courage, and love. See the video here: https://youtu.be/H5QoNeAnlh4. JEREMY NEVES As a founder, investor, and consultant, Jeremy Neves (https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeremy-neves-77334835/) spends his time starting and scaling businesses and teaching others to do the same. He is most known for his ability to take an entrepreneur or aspiring entrepreneur to the next level in life and business. He and his team have been able to simplify the success in a business down to three main components: Vision, Culture, and Strategy. By getting really clear on these three components, he can simplify and optimize any business. One of Jeremy’s true geniuses is his ability to see ten steps ahead when others can only see one or two. AS A LEADER In 2009, he founded Xcite Satellite which employed 1,000+ individuals over a ten year period, generating over $70 million in sales before making a successful exit in 2019. During his time at Xcite Jeremy was passionate about helping his people become better leaders, increase their earnings, provide for their families and serve in their community. During and after his tenure with Xcite, He has consulted a number of businesses, most notably a company that he helped grow revenue by $90 million year over year. Jeremy is a powerful, compassionate, inspiring leader who creates trust by being real. AS A ROLE MODEL Today, when he’s not found working on a business, he can be found working on his other two passions in life: his family and saving trafficked children. Jeremy is part of an undercover team responsible for rescuing children from sex-trafficking around the world. He is passionate about helping all people know that they are valued, loved, and remembered, whether here or abroad. Jeremy chooses every day to reach for his potential by living life to its fullest and helping others do the same
29:33
July 23, 2020
S5E5 - Resilience and Overcoming Adversity to Drive Leadership Development, with Tyrone Smith
In this HCI Podcast interview, Dr. Westover talks with Tyrone Smith about resilience and overcoming adversity to drive leadership development. See the video here: https://youtu.be/6POIdDMVDjU. Former NFL Player I Business Professional I Author I Motivational Speaker I Mentor I Youth Advocate I Husband I Father Tyrone Smith (https://www.linkedin.com/in/tyronesmith24/) is a nationally recognized lecturer and motivational speaker. After he retired from playing in the National Football League (NFL), Tyrone dedicated his life to empowering youth and young adults. He established First and Goal, Inc., a non-profit organization focused on providing programs and services to enhance academic, social and moral development. Every life has purpose and everyone has the opportunity to do a greater good in the lives of others.  It is this belief that has driven Tyrone to implement successful youth development programs throughout the state of Texas and California, and also create the Journey Beyond Dreams College Experience Program that has enabled thousands of youth to gain the confidence needed in themselves and their abilities to succeed and graduate from college. Tyrone’s philosophy, which stresses educational prowess and proactive social behavior, helps today’s youth and young adults become the leaders of tomorrow.
24:26
July 22, 2020
S5E4 - Performance, Accountability, and Building Resilience in Organizations, with Dr. Russell Thackeray
In this HCI Podcast episode, Dr. Westover talks with Dr. Russell Thackeray about performance, accountability, and building employee resilience in organizations. See the video here: https://youtu.be/xWCmhDtFXlg. Dr. Russell Thackeray (https://www.linkedin.com/in/russellthackeray/) is an expert at assisting people and organisations drive change, achieve goals and win, in a constant and sustainable way. A psychologist, coach and hypnotherapist, Dr Thackeray regularly works with the ‘soft issues’ in business by building the strong culture and emotional and mental toughness that allows people to thrive, whatever life throws at them. As a speaker, coach and trainer Dr Thackeray can be challenging, especially with senior groups in driving sustainable change by creating accountability through resilience tactics and techniques. However, he also deploys extraordinary empathy that allows him to work across levels, genders and hierarchies to ensure people are inspired and seize their opportunities in both life and at work. His fast-paced, impactful and engaging training, workshops and presentations provide real world, practical strategies and skills that improve the performance of organisations and individuals. He has also developed an innovative new approach to the evaluation of learning in organisations through a highly practical and analytical method that backs up development with statistical evidence and proof. Dr Thackeray has substantial and varied experience working within sales and marketing, operational management (including a spell as a CEO in a UK Law Firm) as well as time as an organisational development consultant and coach. He has worked with a diverse range of organisations including Central and Local Government, the National Health Service, Mercedes Benz, GKN, The Guardian, Hyundai, QinetiQ and Asda as well as for Private Equity and Venture Capitalists. As an entrepreneur, he has grown a number of organisations and has worked in the investment space with a number of UK Private Equity companies, including some major UK universities, to help them build the best people to ‘ramp up’ their investments. He is also a non-executive director of a number of digital businesses including lifestyle transformation and cruise travel companies.
22:11
July 22, 2020
S5E3 - Servant Leadership Series - Foresight and Servant Leadership, with Dr. Eric Russell
In this HCI Podcast episode, Dr. Westover and Dr. Russell continue their weekly servant leadership discussions and explore foresight and servant leadership. See the video here: https://youtu.be/c_qSzK6iGYU. Dr. Eric J. Russell is an Associate Professor in the  Emergency Services department at UVU. His writings and research involve the influence of homeland security education on responders, as well as the impact of servant leadership on organizations and individuals. He is the author of more than 60 peer reviewed and trade publications as well as two books: The Desire to Serve: Servant Leadership for the Fire and Emergency Services (Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership) and In Command of Guardians: Executive Servant Leadership for the Community of Responders (Springer). In addition, Eric speaks nationally on the subjects of servant leadership and homeland security education. Dr. Russell retired early as a Captain from the Department of Defense/USAF Fire and Emergency Services with combined active duty military and DoD service. He is a Department of Defense Rescue Technician, Hazardous Materials Technician/IC, and a Dive Master. Dr. Russell is also a Certified Homeland Protection Professional (CHPP) from the National Sheriff's Association and the Global Society of Homeland and National Security Professionals (GSHNSP) and was awarded a Graduate Certificate in Homeland Security Studies from Michigan State University.
45:11
July 22, 2020
S5E2 - Responding to Adversity, Ambiguity and Change, with Steve Gavatorta
In this HCI Podcast episode, Dr. Westover talks with Steve Gavatorta about responding to adversity, ambiguity and change. See the video here: https://youtu.be/0MS7OAP-xFY. Steve Gavatorta (https://www.linkedin.com/in/gavatorta/), owner of the Steve Gavatorta Group, specializes in empowering individuals and organizations in identifying, developing, and exceeding performance goals. Steve has had the privilege of coaching and training thousands of high performers across an array of industries. From small businesses on the move to Fortune 500 companies, Steve collaborates with organizations to build foundations, set goals, and eclipse their highest potential.     Steve is a Certified Professional Behavioral Analyst (CPBA) and Certified Professional Values Analyst (CPVA), a certified Myers-Briggs practitioner, and accredited to coach and train for Emotional Intelligence (EQ). He is a two-time published author, and his new book In Defense of Adversity: Turning Your Toughest Challenges Into Your Greatest Success won Richter Publishing’s Amazon Best Seller Award for 2018. Steve currently resides in Tampa.  Link to review Steve Gavatorta Topline Capabilities & Credentials Video: https://youtu.be/Jl6SAa0niWs 
23:43
July 21, 2020
S5E1 - Extreme Uncertainty, Scenario Planning, and a Healthy Remote Work Culture, with Amie Devero
In this HCI Podcast episode, Dr. Westover talks with Amie Devero about the challenge of planning in extreme uncertainty, scenario planning, and creating a remote culture that doesn’t leave behind more junior employees. See the video here: https://youtu.be/xPtFWcyWjEg. Amie Devero (https://www.linkedin.com/in/amiedevero/) has more than 25 years of experience as an executive coach and management consultant. In that time, she has led public seminars for over 20,000 people, done one on one and group coaching with thousands of professionals, and provided C-Suite executive coaching to business leaders of everything from Fortune 500 companies to nascent start-ups, and is active in the start-up community. Along with her work as a coach and consultant, Amie has led two technology start-up companies in the urban tech/payment sector, and has worked in multiple different kinds of industries as an executive, including software, advertising, international sovereign banking, NGOs and media. She is often asked to provide thought-provoking keynote presentations as well as multi-day training seminars to conferences, associations and to corporate audiences. Amie attended Bennington College and Harvard University as an undergraduate, and has two masters degrees, one from the London School of Economics in Social Philosophy and Management and another from Florida International University. She is the author of “Powered by Principle: Using Core Values to Build World-Class Organizations”, a management book addressing issues of strategy and leadership. She is often published on issues relating to business, management effectiveness and strategy.
28:37
July 21, 2020
Season 5 Preview
In this HCI Podcast Season 5 Preview episode, Dr. Westover briefly reflects on the first four season of the podcast and provides an overview and preview of what is in store for season 5 of the podcast.
04:57
July 21, 2020
S4E30 - Public Speaking and Presentation Skills, with Brenden Kumarasamy
In this HCI Podcast episode, Dr. Westover talks with Brenden Kumarasamy about developing effective public speaking and presentation skills to drive greater impact in our careers. See the video here: https://youtu.be/LHjsMH66aBY. Brenden Kumarasamy (https://www.linkedin.com/in/brendenkumarasamy/) is the founder of MasterTalk, a YouTube channel he started to help the world master the art of public speaking and communication. He coaches purpose driven entrepreneurs on how to master their message and share their ideas with the world.  
24:51
July 21, 2020
S4E29 - Role Perception, Work, and Changing the World, with Carol Sanford
In this HCI Podcast episode, Dr. Westover talks with Carol Sanford about our various roles, how we view those differently to impact change, and how these roles carry over into our work. See the video here: Carol Sanford (https://www.linkedin.com/in/carolsanfordkeynote/) is a consistently recognized thought leader working side by side with Fortune 500 and new economy executive teams, designing and leading systemic business change and design. She is Senior Fellow of Social Innovation, Babson College; Founder,The Regenerative Business Development Community, Change Agent Development community. Her best-selling books have 15 awards, are required reading at leading business and management schools including Harvard,Stanford, Haas Berkeley and MIT. Carol also partners with producing Executive Education through Babson College, Kaos pilot in Denmark,University of Washington and The Lewis Institute at Babson. Her books are filled with case stories, from around the worldwide diversity represented.  
32:27
July 21, 2020
S4E28 - Designing Meaningful Work during COVID-19: Implications for Managers & the Future of Work
In this HCI Podcast episode, we share Dr. Westover's recent ISQOLS webinar. This webinar summarizes a series of studies comparing job satisfaction and its determinants across 37 countries, based on data from the most recent wave of the International Social Survey Program. This research explores various work-life balance factors, job autonomy, and meaningful work indicators and the related considerations for managers as they work to design work (including remote work) during the COVID-19 pandemic. As we all know, COVID-19 is having a worldwide and significant impact on the world of work. Scheduling flexibility has taken on new meaning with employees working from home on a regular basis. Not only must these employees fulfill their work responsibilities, but in many cases, care for children and assist with schoolwork. Some may find working from home isolating and experience increased conflict between home and work responsibilities, while others may enjoy the flexibility and find that it increases productivity. A study administered early in the COVID-19 crisis found that 80% of those working remotely were happy doing so. Well-designed jobs, that provide meaning and purpose to employees, the autonomy to determine how they perform their work, and that provide for various work-life-balance benefits are proven to drive higher levels of worker satisfaction and engagement, which has enormous benefits for both workers and their employers alike. These benefits include increased productivity, innovation and creativity, and less job turnover and absenteeism. Additionally, COVID-19 has provided an opportunity for managers to determine effective practices for working from home. Given that flexible work arrangements improve worker satisfaction and engagement globally and across generations of workers, managers should determine how to leverage and continue these arrangements as they work to support their employees and design jobs that drive performance.
1:01:52
July 18, 2020
S4E27 - Time Management, Productivity, and Relieving Stress in the Workplace, w/ Alexis Haselberger
In this HCI Podcast episode, Dr. Westover talks with Alexis Haselberger about time management, productivity, and relieving and reducing stress in the workplace. See the video here: https://youtu.be/Sp9U_Uc_aHQ. Alexis Haselberger (https://www.linkedin.com/in/alexis-haselberger/) is a time management and productivity coach who helps people do more and stress less through coaching, workshops and online courses.  Her pragmatic, yet fun, approach helps people easily integrate practical, realistic strategies into their lives so that they can do more of what they want and less of what they don't.  Alexis has taught thousands of individuals to take control of their time, their to do lists and their overwhelm and her clients include Google, Lyft, Workday, Capital One, Upwork and more. Free download: Distraction Minimization Action Plan: hhttps://www.alexishaselberger.com/reduce-distraction Website: https://www.alexishaselberger.com/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCh9iAkCALqr3FsKfYOqjb3Q Insta: @do.more.stress.less FB: @domorestressless FB Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/domorestressless/ Online courses: https://www.alexishaselberger.com/online-courses
24:25
July 15, 2020
S4E26 - COVID-19, Organizational Potential, and Engaging Remote Teams, with John Neral
In this HCI Podcast episode, Dr. Westover talks with John Neral about how organizational potential has changed because of COVID-19 and how leaders can create more engagement with their remote teams. See the video here: https://youtu.be/_0gPKFUDOH4. John Neral, MA, CPC (https://www.linkedin.com/in/johnneral/) reawakens, energizes, galvanizes and innovates the mind think of employees, corporations, associations, systems--people. A celebrated executive/career and professional development coach, and in-demand, mindset-shifting public speaker, John’s professional walk included serving as a former professional development manager of an instructional coaching program at the District of Columbia Public Schools system (DCPS); a 14-year mathematics educator; a state educational assessment specialist (DC); and a longstanding corporate consultant for Fortune 500 giant, Casio America, Inc., and a Training and Staffing Director for an Educational Non-Profit (AIR). He now leads John Neral Coaching, LLC, one of the most progressive, mindset-shifting professional and organizational coaching and public speaking firms in the U.S. and is the author of the new book, “SHOW UP – Six Strategies to Lead a More Energetic and Impactful Career.” A champion of enlivening the mind and compelling action, John also currently hosts The #SHOWUP6Book on IGTV, a new channel dedicated to encouraging employees, corporations, systems, and individuals--living in the times of #COVID19--to #SHOWUP, transform amidst the present challenges, and emerge as their best selves yet. The show is an extension of his weekly inspo Facebook livestream, @JohnNeralCoaching LLC. His intriguing, previous interviews with industry leaders and insiders are also available on his YouTube Channel, @JohnNeralCoaching. A former church organ prodigy, John is an avid traveler--having sojourned to 5 of the 7 continents, a professional bowler and the winner of a Professional Bowlers’ Association Regional Title (2010), and a game-show fan, having appeared on previous episodes of GSN’s Chain Reaction and Make My Day. John is happily married and lives with his spouse and their rescue cat, Amy Farrah Meowler (named after the Big Bang Theory character), in the heart of Washington DC’s Dulles Technology Corridor, Tysons Corner, VA.
26:42
July 15, 2020
S4E25 - Effective Performance Management, with Caroline Ceniza-Levine
In this HCI Podcast episode, Dr. Westover talks with Caroline Ceniza-Levine about effective performance management practices in organizations. See the video here: https://youtu.be/qndoM0l9Dko. Caroline Ceniza-Levine (https://www.linkedin.com/in/carolinecenizalevine/) is the co-founder of SixFigureStart® and provides career coaching, leadership training and HR consulting. Caroline is a senior contributor to Forbes Leadership, adjunct at Columbia University SIPA and frequent media guest, including appearances on CBS, CNN, CNBC and FOX Business. Her work with companies includes talent management, diversity programs and leadership training, particularly for high-potential managers stepping into a bigger role or leading for the first time. Prior to starting SixFigureStart in 2008, Caroline spent 15 years in strategy consulting, retained executive search and corporate HR.
23:58
July 15, 2020
S4E24 - The ROI of Gratitude, Active Gratitude, and the Gratitude Lifestyle, with Kristin Petrucci
In this HCI Podcast episode, Dr. Westover talks with Kristin Petrucci about the importance of gratitude, a gratitude lifestyle, and the ROI of gratitude. See the video here: https://youtu.be/2EkzbZcNp6Y. Kristin Petrucci (https://www.linkedin.com/in/kpspeaks/) received her post graduate positive psychology training from the University of Utah. It helped save her life after suffering from brain trauma and damage in March of 2016. Known as the Mindset Architect, She is a Mother of 5 kids, Transformational Speaker, Corporate Mindfulness Consultant and Executive Coach. Her main focus is to Build a Victory mindset incorporating micro-practices: gratitude, wonder and connection--helping others thrive not just surviive. She practices a Gratitude Lifestyle and is the author of: Daily Reflections: Therapeutic Gratitude Practice Journal, Host of Gratitude Stories, Founder of KP Speaks, Buonaforchettaut, & Co-founder of Women Soul Summit www.kpspeaks.com
30:19
July 15, 2020
S4E23 - Servant Leadership Series - The Power of Persuasion, with Dr. Eric Russell
In this HCI Podcast episode, Dr. Westover talks with Dr. Eric Russell as they continue their weekly servant leadership discussions and explore the power of persuasion.  See the video here: https://youtu.be/xgtWkeDlPis.    Dr. Eric J. Russell is an Associate Professor in the  Emergency Services department at UVU. His writings and research involve the influence of homeland security education on responders, as well as the impact of servant leadership on organizations and individuals. He is the author of more than 60 peer reviewed and trade publications as well as two books: The Desire to Serve: Servant Leadership for the Fire and Emergency Services (Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership) and In Command of Guardians: Executive Servant Leadership for the Community of Responders (Springer). In addition, Eric speaks nationally on the subjects of servant leadership and homeland security education. Dr. Russell retired early as a Captain from the Department of Defense/USAF Fire and Emergency Services with combined active duty military and DoD service. He is a Department of Defense Rescue Technician, Hazardous Materials Technician/IC, and a Dive Master. Dr. Russell is also a Certified Homeland Protection Professional (CHPP) from the National Sheriff's Association and the Global Society of Homeland and National Security Professionals (GSHNSP) and was awarded a Graduate Certificate in Homeland Security Studies from Michigan State University.
46:39
July 15, 2020
S4E22 - Changing Directions, Empowering Employees, and Helping Others to Achieve their Dreams, with Mary Miller
In this HCI Podcast episode, Dr. Westover talks with Mary Miller about being willing and able to pivot, change directions, daring to dream, and helping to improve the lives of those around you. See the video here: https://youtu.be/KMnaNXZ2eyU. Mary Miller is a Motivational Speaker and CEO of JANCOA, Cincinnati’s largest family-owned & operated commercial cleaning company. Mary has a passion to encourage people to move in the direction of their dreams.  Author of Changing Direction: Ten Choices that Impact Your Dreams,  Mary outlines steps anyone can take to achieve their wildest dreams. In addition to running a business with almost 500 full-time employees, Mary is an Associate Coach at Strategic Coach in Chicago.  She is a popular keynote speaker for audiences around that world who want to focus on a vision for a bigger future. Mary’s forward-thinking and caring entrepreneurial spirit is evident in all aspects of her life.  An energetic and enthusiastic business leader, she is notorious for her positivity and desire to help others realize their uniqueness and personal power. Mary's life-changing work has earned her numerous accolades including the local 2017 EY Entrepreneur of the Year Lifetime Achievement Award & a Doctorate of Humane Letters from College of Mount Saint Joseph. See a video profile of JANCOA here.
26:11
July 14, 2020
S4E21 - Disruptive Technologies, Predictive Analytics, and the Future of Work, with Rebecca Costa
In this HCI Podcast episode, Dr. Westover talks with Rebecca D. Costa about disruptive technologies, predictive analytics, and the future of work. See the video here: https://youtu.be/WoXEyRApzu4. Rebecca D. Costa is an American sociobiologist and futurist. She is the preeminent global expert on the subject of “fast adaptation” and recipient of the prestigious Edward O. Wilson Biodiversity Technology Award. Her career spans four decades of working with founders, key executives and venture capitalists in Silicon Valley. Costa’s first book, The Watchman’s Rattle: A Radical New Theory of Collapse, was an international bestseller. Her follow‐on book, titled On the Verge was introduced in 2017 to critical acclaim, shooting to the top of Amazon’s #1 New Business Releases. Costa’s work has been featured in The New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, SF Chronicle, The Guardian, and other leading publications. For more information visit www.rebeccacosta.com.
27:01
July 14, 2020
S4E20 - Career Passions, Healthy Workplace Relationships, and Humble Leadership, with Jay Hodge
In this HCI Podcast episode, Dr. Westover talks with Jay Hodge about his career passion of helping organizations to better engage their employees, creating more healthy workplace relationships, and the importance of humble leadership. See the video here: https://youtu.be/HudYst-9flE. Jay Hodge is the author of The Lean Treasure Chest and has spent his 25-year career in Manufacturing Operations, Supply Chain, Healthcare, and Operational Excellence. He started by serving in the United States Marine Corps, and he grew professionally as his career progressed from front-line supervision to executive-level roles as Vice President at organizations like Ford, General Motors, Toyota, Caterpillar, KIK Industries, Hol-Mac Corporation, and Tenet Healthcare. Jay is a published author and accomplished public speaker who is able to drive cultural change throughout an organization from the A-Suite to the floor level. His experiences range from the implementation of effective management systems, Strategy Development and Deployment, Leadership Development, focused areas of improvement in operations, and the facilitation of problem-solving Kaizen Events. He started Jay Hodge & Associates, LLC. in 2016 and has been blessed with success simply because he understands that the clients he works with are not simply organizations; they are people who are passionate about making a difference. See his company website here.
29:18
July 14, 2020
S4E19 - Assessing Life Goals, Changing Career Trajectories, and Getting Out of Corporate America, with Lane Kawaoka
In this HCI podcast episode, Dr. Westover talks with Lane Kawaoka about the shifts in his career, starting in civil engineering and construction management, leaving the corporate grind, and ultimately getting into real-estate and investment strategies to generate passive income streams. See the video here: https://youtu.be/hAjrt6kPiZo. Lane Kawaoka (https://www.linkedin.com/in/lanekawaoka/) currently owns 3,500+ units across the US. He lives in Hawaii and recently quit his day job as a Professional Engineer with a MS in Civil Engineering & Construction Management and a BS in Industrial Engineering. Lane partners with investors who want to build their portfolio, but are too busy to mess with “tenants, toilets, and termites” by curating opportunities in his “Hui Deal Pipeline Club” where his investors have personal access to him and know that Lane is personally putting his money on the line too. The Hui Deal Pipeline Club has acquired over $255 Million dollars of real estate acquired by syndicating over $25 Million Dollars of private equity since 2016. Lane reverse engineers the wealth building strategies that the rich use to the middle class via the Top-50 Investing Podcast SimplePassiveCashflow.com. Lane’s mission is to help hard working professionals out of the rat race, one free strategy call at a time.
27:49
July 8, 2020
S4E18 - Create an Innovative Environment in Organizations, with Terry Rich
In this HCI Podcast episode, Dr. Westover talks with Terry Rich about creating an environment to promote creativity and innovation within organizations and the importance of being an ethical leader that demonstrates integrity in all things. See the video here: https://youtu.be/V3djcVlXm-o. Terry Rich (https://www.linkedin.com/in/terich/) is a successful CEO and President of 25 years who loves to engage and entertain audiences across the globe. During his appointment by three Governors, his leadership increased lottery sales and profits by 50%. He also led the Blank Park Zoo to profitability from a $600,000 deficit while positioning it as the second largest attended attraction in the state.  But his national insight on business,banking, gaming, TV production, marketing and PR led him to success in his professional career and to his passion for public speaking.  Oh, and he’s also given away over $1 billion. Recently, Terry headed the team that cracked the largest lottery fraud in US history and has given away over a billion dollars to lottery winners. During the investigation, Terry oversaw day-to-day operations while considering long-term consequences, adapting quickly to change, and delivering on promises. Before that, he started four successful entrepreneurial businesses, and has numerous national media appearances including ABC, NBC, HBO, CBS, 20/20, CNN, CNBC, USA Today and The New York Times; a movie host on Starz!; and appeared as a panel guest on the "Tonight Show". He’s a disruptive innovator and entrepreneur with a drive for integrity and honesty. He’s worked in the trenches, survived new business trends and had success with generational changes.  Terry’s keynotes are energetic, motivating and perfect for an early morning, lunch or after dinner presentation. Terry Rich has authored two books: The $80 Billion Gamble and Dare to Dream, Dare to Act.
30:51
July 8, 2020
S4E17 - Servant Leadership Series – The Importance of Listening for Organizational Success, with Dr. Eric Russell
In this HCI Podcast episode, Dr. Westover and Dr. Eric Russell continue their weekly servant leadership discussions. This week they focus on the the foundational nature of listening in servant leadership and its necessity for successful, healthy organizations. See the video here: https://youtu.be/hX80-4FqRxE.   Dr. Eric J. Russell is an Associate Professor in the  Emergency Services department at UVU. His writings and research involve the influence of homeland security education on responders, as well as the impact of servant leadership on organizations and individuals. He is the author of more than 60 peer reviewed and trade publications as well as two books: The Desire to Serve: Servant Leadership for the Fire and Emergency Services (Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership) and In Command of Guardians: Executive Servant Leadership for the Community of Responders (Springer). In addition, Eric speaks nationally on the subjects of servant leadership and homeland security education. Dr. Russell retired early as a Captain from the Department of Defense/USAF Fire and Emergency Services with combined active duty military and DoD service. He is a Department of Defense Rescue Technician, Hazardous Materials Technician/IC, and a Dive Master. Dr. Russell is also a Certified Homeland Protection Professional (CHPP) from the National Sheriff's Association and the Global Society of Homeland and National Security Professionals (GSHNSP) and was awarded a Graduate Certificate in Homeland Security Studies from Michigan State University.
44:50
July 8, 2020
S4E16 - Creating a Culture of Love in the Workplace, with Michael McFall
In this HCI Podcast episode, Dr. Westover talks with Michael McFall about his business philosophy of creating a "culture of love in the workplace." See the video here: https://youtu.be/N2qqTbpq3fQ. Michael McFall (https://www.linkedin.com/in/mike-biggby/) graduated from Kalamazoo College in 1993 where he earned four varsity letters as a member of the golf team and a Bachelor's degree in Economics. He also studied six months at Fourah Bay College at the University of Sierra Leone where he wrote the life story of Johnny Smythe. Mike participated in the West Island College Class Afloat program in 1988 and sailed halfway around the world on a square-rigged tall ship, visiting 13 countries. Mike currently teaches on the subject of finding your venture at The University of Michigan Center of Entrepreneurship and is a hockey enthusiast with a lifelong goal to one day own the Detroit Red Wings. When Mike is not spearheading BIGGBY’s latest business venture or writing his latest book, he can be found in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with his wife, Elizaveta, and their four children, Lee, Klava, Oscar, and Lorenzo.
27:47
July 6, 2020
S4E15 - Dispersing Power and Strengthening the Voices of Others, with Kevin Hancock
In this HCI Podcast episode, Dr. Westover talks with Kevin Hancock about dispersing power in organizations and strengthening the voices of others through the championing of a work culture where everyone leads and every voice is trusted, respected, and heard. See the video here: https://youtu.be/Tj1gXegLwhs. Kevin Hancock (https://www.linkedin.com/in/kevin-hancock-6bb0501a1/) is CEO of one of the oldest companies in America. Hancock Lumber was established in Maine in 1848. Today the company grows trees, manufactures lumber for global distribution, and provides building materials and construction services for contractors. The company has 550 employees and is a six-time recipient of the ‘Best Places to Work in Maine’ award. Kevin is the recipient of the Ed Muskie – Access to Justice Award, the Habitat for Humanity Spirit of Humanity Award, and the Boy Scouts of America Distinguished Citizen Award. In 2010, at the peak of the national housing and mortgage market collapse, Kevin acquired a rare neurological voice disorder called Spasmodic Dysphonia (SD). When his own voice became weakened he developed a new leadership style based on strengthen the voices of others. He is now a champion of a work culture where everyone leads and every voice is trusted, respected, and heard. Kevin is a frequent visitor to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota.  His first book, NOT FOR SALE – FINDING CENTER IN THE LAND OF CRAZY HORSE won three national book awards.  His next book, THE SEVENTH POWER – ONE CEO’S JOURNEY INTO THE BUSINESS OF SHARED LEADERSHIP was released in February 2020. Find his book here: https://kevindhancock.com/product/the-seventh-power
32:36
July 6, 2020
S4E14 - HCI Research Snapshot - The Importance of Scheduling Flexibility at Work
In this HCI Podcast episode, Dr. Westover shares the recent HCI Research Snapshot titled, "The Importance of Scheduling Flexibility at Work." To read this HCI Research Snapshot in it's entirety, along with all of the HCI research blog posts, one sheets, snapshots, briefs, articles, and books, please visit us at www.innovativehumancapital.com.
06:30
July 5, 2020
S4E13 - HCI Research Snapshot - Working from Home
In this HCI Podcast episode, Dr. Westover shares a recent HCI Research Snapshot titled, "Working from Home." To read this HCI Research Snapshot, as well as all other HCI original research one sheets, snapshots, briefs, articles, and books, please visit www innovativehumancapital.com.
06:45
July 5, 2020
S4E12 - Creating Healthy Organizational Cultures, LGBTQ+ Advocacy, and Consciously Inclusive Leadership, with Dr. Steve Yacovelli
In this HCI Podcast episode, Dr. Westover talks with Dr. Steve Yacovelli about inclusive organizational cultures and consciously inclusive leadership. See the video here: https://youtu.be/BJwaApL81zE. Dr. Steve Yacovelli (https://www.linkedin.com/in/steveyacovelli/) is a hard working, creative, energetic professional with over twenty-five years’ experience in learning and development, e-learning management, leadership, change management, diversity and inclusion consulting, an M.A. in education policy & leadership development, and an Ed.D. in instructional technology and distance education. A published author, competencies include change management, instructional design, instructional systems design, leadership and organizational development, diversity and inclusion, classroom facilitation, strategic planning, educational marketing and administration, computer-based training (CBT), Web-based training (WBT), SAP, e-learning, and professional public speaking and keynote speaking. TopDog Learning Group, LLC is a learning and development, leadership, change management, and diversity and inclusion consulting firm based in Orlando, FL, with consultants (“TopDoggers”) located throughout North America and beyond. We specialize in corporate learning, custom training development, e-learning creation, change management initiatives, and learning impact measurement. In short: we’re focused on human learning and performance (not canines!).
30:28
June 29, 2020
S4E11 - Servant Leadership Series - Developing People, with Dr. Eric Russell
In this HCI Podcast episode, Dr. Westover and Dr. Eric Russell continue their weekly servant leadership series discussions. This week, they discuss developing people and Dr. Jim Laub’s work on the topic. Dr. Laub is best known for building the Organizational Leadership Assessment Instrument that measures servant leadership within organizations as well as job satisfaction of followers. We need to (1) provide opportunities for learning and growth, (2) model appropriate behavior, and (3) build up others through encouragement and affirmation. See the video here: https://youtu.be/OTu2LUVX62s.  Dr. Eric J. Russell is an Associate Professor in the  Emergency Services department at UVU. His writings and research involve the influence of homeland security education on responders, as well as the impact of servant leadership on organizations and individuals. He is the author of more than 60 peer reviewed and trade publications as well as two books: The Desire to Serve: Servant Leadership for the Fire and Emergency Services (Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership) and In Command of Guardians: Executive Servant Leadership for the Community of Responders (Springer). In addition, Eric speaks nationally on the subjects of servant leadership and homeland security education. Dr. Russell retired early as a Captain from the Department of Defense/USAF Fire and Emergency Services with combined active duty military and DoD service. He is a Department of Defense Rescue Technician, Hazardous Materials Technician/IC, and a Dive Master. Dr. Russell is also a Certified Homeland Protection Professional (CHPP) from the National Sheriff's Association and the Global Society of Homeland and National Security Professionals (GSHNSP) and was awarded a Graduate Certificate in Homeland Security Studies from Michigan State University.
48:26
June 29, 2020
S4E10 - Overview of Recently Published HCI Research Brief: "The State of Global Worker Satisfaction"
In this HCI Podcast episode, Dr. Westover shares an overview of the recently published HCI Research Brief, "The State of Global Worker Satisfaction," written with Dr. Maureen Andrade, HCI Research Associate. In this research brief, Dr. Westover and Dr. Andrade summarize the results of 10 different peer-reviewed academic studies that explore different facets of global differences in employee motivations and experiences that drive employee engagement and satisfaction, across 37 countries.
07:04
June 28, 2020
S4E9 - Overview of HCI's Recently Published Research Brief: "Designing Work during COVID-19"
In this HCI Podcast episode, Dr. Westover shares part of the recent HCI Research Brief, "Designing Work during COVID-19: Implications for Managers & the Future of Work," written with Dr. Maureen Andrade, HCI Research Associate. This 25-page report (including 7 distinct research snapshots) summarizes a series of studies comparing job satisfaction and its determinants across 37 countries, based on data from the most recent wave of the International Social Survey Program. This research explores various work-life balance factors, job autonomy, and meaningful work indicators and the related considerations for managers as they work to design work (including remote work) during the COVID-19 pandemic.
07:12
June 28, 2020
S4E8 - Building Agile Leadership to Drive Successful Change Management, with Michaela Lindinger
In this HCI Podcast episode, Dr. Westover talks with Michaela Lindinger about building agile leadership capacities and capabilities to drive successful change management initiatives. See the video here: https://youtu.be/JY4bpZW6W6g. Michaela Lindinger (https://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelalindinger/) is founder & CEO of braininspa, an executive sparring and employee experience company, guiding visionary leaders to maximize their healthy high performance with more clarity, productivity and passion. Michaela worked with Fortune 500 organizations around the world on digital strategies and large scale change projects, value creation and product as well as process innovations in multi-million-dollar projects. She has also worked with several startups and corporate talents to prepare their mindset for the digital transformation and adjusting their business models to become agile and purpose-driven. Michaela is a millennial serial founder (3x CEO / Co-Founder) and experienced corporate executive, mompreneur, author and university lecturing professor for innovation and business models since the age of 29, a member of the international Forbes Council and the International Society for Coaching Psychology. She holds an international Business Masters Degree from Austria and a Masters Degree in Coaching Psychology from the UK/London. www.braininspa.com office@braininspa.com
29:30
June 26, 2020
S4E7 - Servant Leadership Series - The Importance of Awareness of Self, Others, and Situations, with Dr. Eric Russell
In this HCI Podcast episode, Dr. Westover and Dr. Eric Russell continue their weekly discussions on aspects of servant leadership. This week they focus their discussion on the importance of awareness today, awareness of self, others, and situational, as it pertains to leadership and organizations. See the video here: https://youtu.be/7BGdopBZPMw. Dr. Eric J. Russell is an Associate Professor in the  Emergency Services department at UVU. His writings and research involve the influence of homeland security education on responders, as well as the impact of servant leadership on organizations and individuals. He is the author of more than 60 peer reviewed and trade publications as well as two books: The Desire to Serve: Servant Leadership for the Fire and Emergency Services (Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership) and In Command of Guardians: Executive Servant Leadership for the Community of Responders (Springer). In addition, Eric speaks nationally on the subjects of servant leadership and homeland security education. Dr. Russell retired early as a Captain from the Department of Defense/USAF Fire and Emergency Services with combined active duty military and DoD service. He is a Department of Defense Rescue Technician, Hazardous Materials Technician/IC, and a Dive Master. Dr. Russell is also a Certified Homeland Protection Professional (CHPP) from the National Sheriff's Association and the Global Society of Homeland and National Security Professionals (GSHNSP) and was awarded a Graduate Certificate in Homeland Security Studies from Michigan State University.
45:07
June 24, 2020
S4E6 - As Seen on Forbes - The Role of Systems Thinking in Organizational Change and Development
In this HCI Podcast episode, Dr. Westover shares his recent Forbes article, "The Role of Systems Thinking in Organizational Change and Development." See the full article here: https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbescoachescouncil/2020/06/15/the-role-of-systems-thinking-in-organizational-change-and-development/
07:57
June 20, 2020
S4E5 - Distributed Leadership and Developing an Experimentation Culture, with Anand Tamboli
In this HCI Podcast episode, Dr. Westover talks with Anand Tamboli about distributed leadership and developing an experimentation culture. See the video here: https://youtu.be/XyMrW6Hqsio. See the transcript here. Anand Tamboli (https://www.anandtamboli.com/about) is an entrepreneur, award-winning author, global speaker, futurist, and highly sought after thought leader. He works with organizations that want to transform into a sustainable brand with creative and innovative employees. Anand specializes in areas that intersect with technology and people. He is creativity, innovation, entrepreneurship, and transformation specialist, and is well-known for bringing ideas & strategies to life. Being a polymath, he can often shed new light on a topic that you think is "done to death." Having worked with several Fortune 500 multinationals for the past two decades, Anand draws upon his cross-industry and multi-cultural experience. See his LinkedIn here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/anandtamboli/. 
26:57
June 19, 2020
S4E4 - How Do You Do Organizational Development and Why is People-Centered Leadership So Important?
Earlier this week Dr. Westover was interviewed on the "Listen to Trends, Innovation & Business Model Podcast" with Michael Thiemann. This podcast is about organizational development and human-centric business models.  Many companies are reactive. Trends and changes determine their daily activities. Management, in particular, is more like a fire extinguisher, which only ever takes care of the biggest fire that external changes and trends trigger. In this podcast you will learn first-hand from the world-renowned Organizational Development expert, Prof. Dr.  In this podcast you will learn, among other things:  1) Why a scholar practioner approach is so suitable and successful? 2) Why change should be actively controlled? 3) What matters in organizational development? 3) Why it is so basic a human-focused approach to thinking and business models?  You can learn more about Jonathan's academic and consulting expertise at the following links: http://www.innovativehumancapital.com/ http://www.linkedin.com/in/jonathanhw...   Give me your feedback in comments and subscribe to my channel so you don't miss any episode of this podcast in the future.  Further valuable information on trend, sustainable, innovative and people-centered business models can be found under the following links: Blog: https://www.strategy-lab.com/ratgeberYoutube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCv72...Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CreateFuture...Twitter: https://twitter.com/thiem_mLinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/in/strategy-lab
32:00
June 19, 2020
S4E3 - Driving Successful Organizational Change Initiatives, with Scott Anderson
In this HCI Podcast episode, Dr. Westover talks with Dr. Scott Anderson about working with executive teams to drive successful organizational change initiatives. See the video here: https://youtu.be/GwS9kvfuMn4. As a change management and business communications strategist, Scott Anderson (https://www.linkedin.com/in/scottandersonphd/) helps executives get more buy-in, quicker adoption, and better business results in their major organizational changes. His career has been about helping individuals, teams, and leaders organize and simplify their difficult challenges into actionable plans that improve their results and unchain their potential. Scott has led various change management initiatives in the IT industry, including software implementations, enterprise planning, enterprise project management practices, corporate performance measurement and dashboards, technology governance policies and processes, and other executive initiatives. In addition to being certified by Prosci as a Change Practitioner and completing Prosci's Experienced Practitioner Program, he is also a Prosci Certified Advanced Instructor (PCAI), which enables me to facilitate and certify internal employees in Prosci's change management process. As a graduate of Prosci's Train-the-Trainer program, he has facilitated change management courses for hundreds of executives, practitioners, managers, project professionals, and front-line employees. In addition to change management, he is also experienced in: Executive Communications - Business and Professional Communications - Performance Measurement - Training Development - the IT Industry - University Teaching - Multimedia Design - Corporate Strategy and Planning - Visual Business Intelligence (Data Visualization) - Product Management - Process Management - Project Management - Persuasion and Social Influence
32:48
June 19, 2020
S4E2 - Communicating Support: Working From Home During COVID-19
In this HCI Podcast episode, HCI Research Associates Dr. Maria Blevins, Dr. Leandra Hernandez, and Dr. Jessica Pauly discuss statistics around the current work-from-home (WFH) context, challenges of working from home, advice for managers during this time, and general tips to ease this transition. Douglas McGregor’s Theory X and Theory Y are brought into the conversation to better understand the importance of the managerial perspective, specifically how it can hinder or support relations with employees.
33:24
June 19, 2020
S4E1 - The Biggest Concerns for HR Leaders in the Next 90 Days, with Amy Dufrane
In this HCI Podcast episode, Dr. Westover talks with Dr. Amy Dufrane, CEO of HRCI, about the biggest challenges facing HR leaders right now, the biggest concern for HR in the next 90 days, how to make HR more business relevant, and her journey in transforming HRCI. See the video here: https://youtu.be/sYrwLk6qrL8. Dr. Amy Dufrane’s (https://www.linkedin.com/in/amydufrane/) vision has created an innovative learning organization to meet new career, business and workforce demands. HRCI®, with a suite of eight credentials, continues to provide the most trusted and recognized HR certifications worldwide. Under her leadership, HRCI has continued to expand its offerings to include self-paced learning and professional development opportunities. In 2018, the organization introduced HRCI upSkill e-learning and assessment modules to help professionals at all levels improve their supervisory skills and become leading custodians of human capital initiatives that reduce risk, engage employees and drive company goals. She is the co-founder of the podcast Inevitable: The Future of Work and the facilitator, author and motivator behind The Rise of HR: The Future of Work with 73 HR thought leaders, including Dave Ulrich, Libby Sartain and Bill Schiemann.  Before joining HRCI, Dufrane has spent more than 25 years as an innovator of human capital strategies for progressive organizations. She also serves on the Wall Street Journal CEO Council, is a member of the CEO Roundtable and a member of the advisory board for the Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind and the Next Concept Human Resources Association. Dufrane holds a doctorate from The George Washington University, an MBA and MA from Marymount University and a BS from Hood College. She is also an adjunct faculty member at Marymount University She is certified by HRCI as a Senior Professional in Human Resources® (SPHR®) and has a Certified Association Executive (CAE) credential from the American Society of Association Executives, The Center for Association Leadership. Her honors and awards include: 2019 DCA Live Nonprofit Leadership Award; smartCEO Award for Healthy Workplaces; International Development Accelerator (IDATeam) and Associacion Mexicana en Direccion de Recuros Humanos A.C. Award; American Society for Quality Middle East Africa Quality Fundamentals in the Digital Age Award; The Executive Council of The Adjutant General’s Corps Regimental Association Order of Horatio Gates Honorary Medal; and recognition for dedication and service to the HR industry by the Human Resource Leadership Awards of Greater Washington. As a global business leader, Dufrane is committed to advancing organizations by identifying opportunities to develop human capital that is responsive to the demands of the competitive economy.  She is adept at thinking strategically to identify future workforce needs and requirements by creating processes and solutions that empower individuals to enhance their professional credibility and the organizations they serve.  As a Chief Executive Officer at HRCI, Dufrane recognizes constantly shifting technologies, laws, and workplace environments require diverse knowledge, skills and experience.  Collectively, these factors have disrupted businesses and created opportunities for HR to develop strategies that encompass broader learning as a critical ingredient that will drive successful businesses.  In fact, 98 percent of Fortune 500 companies have HRCI-certified professionals among their leadership ranks.  Her thought leadership in the future of work encourages individuals to stand at the cutting edge, discover new skills and become fiercely agile.
41:48
June 19, 2020
Season 4 Preview
In this HCI Podcast Season 4 Preview, Dr. Westover teases the upcoming Season 4 premium episode with Dr. Amy Dufrane, CEO of the HR Certification Institute. He also highlights some of what to expect in Season 4.
03:54
June 19, 2020
S3E30 - Servant Leadership Series - Stewardship in Leadership and Followership, with Eric Russell
In this HCI Podcast episode, Dr. Jonathan H. Westover and HCI Research Associate, Dr. Eric Russell continue their weekly series on servant leadership. This week they discuss the importance of stewardship in leadership and followership. See the video here: https://youtu.be/rxRc0HpMBI4. Dr. Eric J. Russell is an Associate Professor in the  Emergency Services department at UVU. His writings and research involve the influence of homeland security education on responders, as well as the impact of servant leadership on organizations and individuals. He is the author of more than 60 peer reviewed and trade publications as well as two books: The Desire to Serve: Servant Leadership for the Fire and Emergency Services (Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership) and In Command of Guardians: Executive Servant Leadership for the Community of Responders (Springer). In addition, Eric speaks nationally on the subjects of servant leadership and homeland security education. Dr. Russell retired early as a Captain from the Department of Defense/USAF Fire and Emergency Services with combined active duty military and DoD service. He is a Department of Defense Rescue Technician, Hazardous Materials Technician/IC, and a Dive Master. Dr. Russell is also a Certified Homeland Protection Professional (CHPP) from the National Sheriff's Association and the Global Society of Homeland and National Security Professionals (GSHNSP) and was awarded a Graduate Certificate in Homeland Security Studies from Michigan State University.
50:29
June 15, 2020
S3E29 - Mindfulness as a Driver of Focus, Peace, and Joy, with Joree Rose
In this HCI Podcast episode, Dr. Westover talks with Joree Rose about the importance of mindfulness to reduce stress and anxiety and to increase attention, focus, peace, happiness, and joy. See the video here: https://youtu.be/b1PCRgFvsBE. Joree Rose, MA, LMFT (https://www.linkedin.com/in/joree-rose-17766399/) is a licensed marriage and family therapist, mindfulness and meditation teacher, coach, author, speaker, and she also leads mindfulness retreats around the world. Joree has helped thousands of people to live happier and more fulfilling lives through living with greater awareness and compassion, allowing them to decrease their stress, anxiety and shed unhealthy habits, patterns and mindsets. Joree is host of the podcast ‘Journey Forward with Joree Rose’ and has authored 2 mindfulness books, Squirmy Learns to be Mindful and Mindfulness, It’s Elementary, and has been featured in Oprahmag.com, NBCnews.com, Business Insider, KTLA News, and more! To learn more, or work with Joree, visit www.joreerose.com; Follow her on IG: @joreerose; Follow her on FB: @joreerose33
29:23
June 12, 2020
S3E28 - Spirituality, Mindfulness, and Healthy Corporate Culture, with Lynette Reed
In this HCI Podcast episode, Dr. Westover talks with Dr. Lynette Reed about mindfulness, conflict resolution, spirituality, and healthy corporate culture. See the video here: https://youtu.be/li53T7AszDY. Dr. Lynette Reed (https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-lynette-reed-1b91051b/) is a people and culture partner. Her mission is to help people and organizations feel more connected to the world around them and the relationships that are most important to them. Dr. Reed has mentored people from various organizations to include businesses, not for profit organizations, schools, allied health agencies, Chambers of Commerce, governmental entities, and churches. She has taught courses on world religion and world cultures and continuing education courses approved by the American Planning Association for ethics, HRCI, and team building/leadership training sessions approved by the Texas Education Agency for continuing education of teachers, superintendents, and school board members. Her current literary contributions include an executive summary paperback titled, Fixing the Problem, Making changes in how you deal with challenges, as well as book contributions, syndicated articles, guest radio appearances, and a series of children's books with Abingdon Press. She is also a co-founder and board member of the Institute for Soul-Centered Leadership at Seton Cove. Her academic background includes a Doctor of Ministry in Spirituality, Sustainability, and Inter-Religious Dialogue and a Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders.
30:57
June 12, 2020
S3E27 - Successful Talent Management to Drive Organizational Success, with David Yudis
In this HCI Podcast episode, Dr. Westover talks with Dr. David Yudis about successful talent management and development to drive organizational success. See the video here: https://youtu.be/nrrPtTgT890. David Yudis (https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidyudis/) is a relentless champion of organizational talent. He invests in people. In working collaboratively with clients, he decreases the distance between them and their next success. He has a depth of experience working closely with global, senior executives to build the skills that inspire others to align and win during challenging times. He is nimble identifying areas of individual, team and organizational need while leveraging existing strengths to achieve results. He is expert in working with leaders in the areas of organizational culture and dynamics, interpersonal communication and executive branding to bring about change. He is also a master facilitator designing process and delivering programs in sales, strategy, innovation and succession planning. David’s talent development is grounded in his experience as a senior human resources executive and management consultant in a variety of organizations and settings. He combines both art and science in his approach to problems. He has worked extensively as a global advisor to senior management of highly competitive organizations that range from small cap to large multinational corporations comprised of thousands of employees. “Knowledge” is power when a person understands their ability to impact others. David builds others knowledge. His consulting services have provided links between employee engagement and business performance. Find more about him here: https://www.potentialselves.com/. See the complete transcript of this episode here.
29:51
June 11, 2020
S3E26 - Leadership in Practice: Sir Ernest Shackleton
In this HCI Podcast episode, HCI Research Associate, Dr. Maureen Andrade shares the leadership example of Sir Ernest Shackleton. How many people would volunteer for a job with low wages, constant danger, and doubtful success? More than you think. Of the 5,000 who applied for a job posting with this description, only 27 were selected. This podcast provides an analysis of the leadership skills of Sir Ernest Shackleton, a British explorer who led expeditions to Antarctica in the early 1900s. While we can analyze his leadership through the perspectives of different leadership theories, what we learn from this case is that Shackleton had a combination of traits, behaviors, and skills. He was able to respond to situations and uplift others. He changed his goal from being the first to cross the subcontinent of Antarctica to saving the lives of each of his crew. And, as he put it, “strength lies in unity.” This episode is based on Dr. Andrade’s book, Organizational Behavior In Practice (Great River Learning).
11:07
June 11, 2020
S3E25 - Empathy Mapping, Generating Buy-in, and Successful Organizational Change, with Douglas Flory
In this HCI Podcast episode, Dr. Westover talks with Douglas Flory about empathy mapping, generating buy-in, successful organizational change, and his journey at LogMeIn. See the video here: https://youtu.be/A3vEf33-AUU. Douglas Flory (https://www.linkedin.com/in/douglasflory/) is leading and coaching thru times of change and waves of transformation. In his current role as leader of Change Management at LogMeIn, Douglas has leveraged change management techniques to help their company, culture, and employees transition through Covid-19. He has 15+ years of experience as a leader, consultant, and coach. Additionally, he is a very involved in ACMP (Association of Change Management Professionals) and Prosci communities. What is LogMeIn? A top 10 global SaaS company with products such as GoToMeeting, GoToWebinar, LastPass, and Rescue. These products enable companies, organizations, communities, and individuals to connect globally yet in a remote capacity to work without boundaries. Contact Information for follow up or to connect:  doug.flory@logmein.com
26:29
June 11, 2020
S3E24 - Leadership for Change: Reframing
In this HCI Podcast episode, HCI Research Associate, Dr. Maureen Andrade talks about leadership for change through reframing. The ability to lead change and anticipate its impact in an organization is a critical leadership skill. Bolman and Deal’s reframing approach helps leaders envision the impact of change on structures and people and manage political and cultural elements. Viewing an organization from a single frame or perspective has been the downfall of many prominent leaders. This podcast explains how to reframe – using structural, human resource, political, and symbolic lenses - to facilitate lasting change. This episode is based on Dr. Andrade’s book, Organizational Behavior In Practice (Great River Learning).
08:33
June 11, 2020
S3E23 - Servant Leadership Series - Healing of Self, Others, Organizations, and Societies, with Dr. Eric Russell
In this HCI Podcast episode, Dr. Westover talks with Dr. Eric Russell about the concept of healing; healing of self, healing of others, healing of organizations, and healing of societies, particularly within the current socio-political context. See the video here: https://youtu.be/jnXaASHL0lc. Dr. Eric J. Russell is an Associate Professor in the  Emergency Services department at UVU. His writings and research involve the influence of homeland security education on responders, as well as the impact of servant leadership on organizations and individuals. He is the author of more than 60 peer reviewed and trade publications as well as two books: The Desire to Serve: Servant Leadership for the Fire and Emergency Services (Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership) and In Command of Guardians: Executive Servant Leadership for the Community of Responders (Springer). In addition, Eric speaks nationally on the subjects of servant leadership and homeland security education. Dr. Russell retired early as a Captain from the Department of Defense/USAF Fire and Emergency Services with combined active duty military and DoD service. He is a Department of Defense Rescue Technician, Hazardous Materials Technician/IC, and a Dive Master. Dr. Russell is also a Certified Homeland Protection Professional (CHPP) from the National Sheriff's Association and the Global Society of Homeland and National Security Professionals (GSHNSP) and was awarded a Graduate Certificate in Homeland Security Studies from Michigan State University.
51:21
June 9, 2020
S3E22 - The Vertical of Power, Sycophant Syndrome, and the Harm to Organizations, with Frederick White
In this HCI Podcast episode, Dr. Westover talks with Dr. Frederick White about the verticals of power, sycophant syndrome, and how both harm organizations, with a special focus on Vladimir Putin's Russia and the higher education context. See the video here: https://youtu.be/hUcCLAtxL8A. Dr. Frederick H. White (https://www.linkedin.com/in/frederick-h-white-2b4aa926/) is Professor of Russian and Integrated Studies. He has published seven books and more than thirty-five academic articles on Russian literature, film and culture. He has published in the areas of Russian Modernism, psychiatry and literature, as well as the economics of culture and post-Soviet cinema.
36:44
June 8, 2020
S3E21 - Dr. Martin Luther King's historic Letter from a Birmingham Jail
Are you looking to better understand systemic racism, white privilege, and the #BlackLivesMatter movement? In this HCI Podcast episode, we share Dr. Martin Luther King's historic Letter from a Birmingham Jail. Though he wrote this letter a little over 57 years ago, it remains incredibly relevant today. See the Stanford link below for a full written draft of the letter and the full audio of Rev. King reading his letter that is presented in this podcast episode. The YouTube video link below is a slightly abridged version of his own reading, along with powerful imagery of the vital work he performed in the pursuit of racial justice and fairness and dignity for all. https://kinginstitute.stanford.edu/king-papers/documents/letter-birmingham-jail https://youtu.be/ATPSht6318o
58:31
June 7, 2020
S3E20 - As Seen on Forbes - How Much Are Toxic Leaders Costing Your Business?
In this HCI Podcast episode, Dr. Westover shares his recent Forbes article, "How Much Are Toxic Leaders Costing Your Business?" See the article here: https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbescoachescouncil/2020/05/27/how-much-are-toxic-leaders-costing-your-business/#4215363351c6
06:27
June 6, 2020
S3E19 - Expanding Our Vision of Social Impact
In this HCI Podcast episode, we share Dr. Westover and HCI Contributor, Summer Valente's presentation from April 17 at the Ashoka Exchange conference! #ashokaexchange2020 The title of their presentation was, "Expanding Our Vision of Social Impact." You can watch the video of the presentation here: https://youtu.be/1MxgybFILec. Here is the complete session description: "This session will build on a 2019 Ashoka conversation around expanding our collective understanding of social impact. We will share about our transformation from a volunteer and service-learning center to the Center for Social Impact, including our strategic framework, getting campus buy-in and approval, and our plans moving forward." The Exchange is Ashoka U’s global gathering for social impact educators. The values that guide the Ashoka community are: Authenticity. Our actions and motivations remain true to our personal and collective values. Belonging. We are a home for changemakers and a support network of visionary thinkers. Optimism. Where others see problems, we see the spark of a new idea. Inclusion. We seek out diverse voices and take active strides to ensure they feel empowered in our community and their perspectives are respected. Generosity. We are here for each other, eager to listen and share. Courage. We’re not afraid of unorthodox ideas because they’re inherent to progress. Respect. We recognize the right of every attendee to feel safe, heard, and valued at the Exchange. We are all part of this community together and all voices matter.
34:01
June 6, 2020
S3E18 - Teaching Social Innovation: Context Matters and Opportunity Knocks
In this HCI Podcast episode, we share HCI Contributors, Marissa Getts and Cassie Bingham's presentation on April 17th at the Ashoka Exchange conference! #ashokaexchange2020 The title of their session was, "Teaching Social Innovation: Context Matters and Opportunity Knocks." You can watch the video of their presentation here: https://youtu.be/IDSIv2WHraw, Here is the full description: Developing and implementing social innovation education programs that balance various stakeholders’ needs can be complex, but need not be daunting. During this hands-on workshop session, presenters from three different institutions invite you to gain insight from the perspectives, challenges, milestones, and lessons they learned from building impactful curricula and co-curricula that cultivate changemakers on their campuses and within their communities. The Exchange is Ashoka U’s global gathering for social impact educators. The values that guide the Ashoka community are: Authenticity. Our actions and motivations remain true to our personal and collective values. Belonging. We are a home for changemakers and a support network of visionary thinkers. Optimism. Where others see problems, we see the spark of a new idea. Inclusion. We seek out diverse voices and take active strides to ensure they feel empowered in our community and their perspectives are respected. Generosity. We are here for each other, eager to listen and share. Courage. We’re not afraid of unorthodox ideas because they’re inherent to progress. Respect. We recognize the right of every attendee to feel safe, heard, and valued at the Exchange. We are all part of this community together and all voices matter.
25:46
June 6, 2020
S3E17 - Authentic Servant Leadership on the "Be a Leader Podcast"
In this HCI Podcast episode, Dr. Westover is featured on the Be a Leader Podcast, where he shares a daily leadership tip about authentic servant leadership.
04:32
June 6, 2020
S3E16 - Uncertainty Soup: Taking Vacations During COVID-19
In this HCI Podcast episode, HCI Research Associates Dr. Jessica Pauly, Dr. Maria Blevins, and Dr. Leandra Hernandez discuss the reality and safety of taking vacations during COVID-19. Focusing on a communication theory by the name of Uncertainty Reduction Theory, considerations for the workplace, employees, and employers are offered. See the video here: https://youtu.be/-WQvo5fo1uc.
25:41
June 5, 2020
S3E15 - The Role of Training and Evaluation in the Future of Work, with Jim Kirkpatrick
In this HCI Podcast episode, Dr. Westover talks with Dr. Jim Kirkpatrick about the role of training and evaluation in organizations currently and how things may change to respond to the shifting future of work. See the video here: https://youtu.be/VmgAgtB69vw. Dr. Jim Kirkpatrick (https://www.linkedin.com/in/kirkpatrickfourlevelevaluation/) is co-owner of Kirkpatrick Partners. He is a visionary and an expert in training evaluation and the creator of the New World Kirkpatrick Model.Using his 15 years of corporate experience, Jim trains and consults for organizations around the world. He is passionate about assisting learning professionals in redefining themselves as strategic business partners. Jim delivers keynote addresses and conducts workshops on topics including maximizing business results, creating powerful training and evaluation strategies, and building and leveraging business partnerships. Jim co-authored three books with his father, Don Kirkpatrick, the creator of the Kirkpatrick Model, and four books with Wendy Kirkpatrick, including Kirkpatrick’s Four Levels of Training Evaluation. Jim and Wendy also served as the subject matter experts for the United States Office of Personnel Management’s Training Evaluation Field Guide. Read more about Kirkpatrick Partners at kirkpatrickpartners.com.
28:51
June 5, 2020
S3E14 - Strategic Planning and Growth in 2nd Stage Companies, with Michael Vann
In this HCI Podcast episode, Dr. Westover talks with Michael Vann about strategic planning, people management, and growth, particularly within 2nd stage companies. See the video here: https://youtu.be/LfRpY7kgE7U. Michael (https://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelvann/) is the President of The Vann Group, LLC. Michael joined the Firm in 1999 and is responsible for the day-to-day management and strategic direction of the Firm. Michael has over twenty years of strategic consulting and transactional advisory experience.  He is a member of the Forbes Coaches Council,a Licensed Predictable Success Practioner and is a Licensed Facilitator of the Edward Lowe Foundation’s Peer Spectives program. He is also a member of the Lowe Foundations Strategic Integrated Growth(SIG) SWAT team which provides support to growth oriented 2nd stage companies. Michael focuses his efforts on helping owners build and realize their value by creating the framework for continuity and scalability within their organizations. Hisareas of expertise include strategic facilitation, succession/transition planning and mergers and acquisitions. He serves as a trusted advisor to the owners of companies who value his practical and personable approach and his ability to simplify complex business issues into an actionable plan. An industry generalist, Michael has successfully advised companies in a variety of industries including professional and technical services, insurance and financial services, construction, industrial services, manufacturing, and food& hospitality. As a transactional advisor, he has advised both buy-side and sell-side companies on transactions with enterprise values up to $50 million. Michael is the co-author of “Buying out the Boss: The Successors Guide to Succession Planning”which looks at succession and transition planning from the perspective of the internal acquirer.  He is a frequent guest speaker on topics such as value building, succession/transition planning and selling a business.  He is also a partner in multiple restaurants, including the Student Prince Café. In addition to his business activities, Michael is also active in the community.  He serves on the Board of Trustees of Elm’s College, chairs the Audit Committee and is a member of  Executive Committee and the Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership’s Advisory Board. Michael is a graduate of George Mason University. He and his wife Amanda reside in South Hadley, Massachusetts and are raising two amazing daughters and one unruly puppy. The Vann Group, LLC is a multi-generational family owned business that provides strategic consulting and transactional advisory services to the owners of privately held businesses.  The Vann Group is an affiliate of ROCG Americas. ROCG is an international professional services and consulting firm with offices throughout North America, Europe and the Asia Pacific region. They are one of the only international firms specializing in the areas of strategy, finance operations and business transition for the privately owned and emerging growth enterprises.
29:07
June 5, 2020
S3E13 - Leadership Agility for Personal and Organizational Development and Growth, with Chuen Chuen Yeo
In this HCI Podcast episode, Dr. Westover talks with Chuen Chuen Yeo about leadership agility for personal and organizational development and growth. Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/ZmPV47_luQk. Chuen Chuen Yeo (https://www.linkedin.com/in/chuen-chuen-yeo/) is a multi-award-winning executive coach who raises the quality of leadership in every organization by developing agility. Honored with accolades and praise for her outstanding work over the years, she was named “Woman Super Achiever” and one of "Top 101 Global Coaching Leaders" at the 28th World HRD Congress. She is a Professional Certified Coach (ICF), John Maxwell Coach, Marshall Goldsmith Executive Coach, Agile Certified Coach and Conscious Business Coach. She works with business executives enabling leadership development in organizations, and excels at organizational mindset shifts and creating learning solutions for companies around the globe. Her clients hail from more than 30 countries and are mostly from Fortune 500 companies. A satisfied client has described the coaching experience with her as "transformational" and "life-changing". Some even said it is "the only program leaders need to do". Chuen Chuen has also authored a book "8 Paradoxes of Leadership Agility", a collection of stories of transformations using a 4-step, Re4 Coaching Model she has developed. She believes the agility mindset is the key to enabling deep and effective transformations in organizations and wanted to write a book which is useful and immediately implementable. Her book was recently rated 5 Stars by Readers' Favorite. The 4-step coaching model presents an easy pathway which shifts mindsets for leaders to make the quantum leap. To get the book: http://www.ACESENCE.com/agility-book To hear real insights from industry leaders on agility and paradoxes: http://www.ACESENCE.com/blog
33:38
June 5, 2020
S3E12 - Complacency Syndrome and Creating High Performance Systems to Increase Profitability and Productivity, with Anthony Garcia
In this HCI Podcast episode, Dr. Westover talks with Anthony Garcia about complacency syndrome, how to create high performance work systems, reducing employee turnover, and increase productivity and profitability. See the video here: https://youtu.be/Jbf6dtg58ME. Anthony Garcia (https://anthonypgarcia.com/) is an expert in sales training, recruiting, goal achievement and motivating salespeople to peak performance. As an 18-year veteran of sales, Anthony has achieved top accolades in direct sales, business to business sales and medical sales. In his previous roles, he has trained and developed sales teams for Cutco Cutlery and Paychex. His experiences have included managing teams of highly compensating sales professionals, facilitate international training programs and launching new products in emerging markets. As the author of the International Best-Selling book Catapulting Commissions, he provides strategies to get into the mental game of selling. Anthony has delivered numerous keynotes focusing on complacent sales syndrome, goal achievement and S.M.A.R.T.E.R. goal setting. His thoughts and opinions have been featured in CNBC, FOX, and CBS. Anthony created his 1st business and built a team of over 100 sales reps at the age of 22 and has gone on to coach and mentor hundreds of top performing sales professionals whose accolades have been national rep of the year, rookie of the year and hall of fame. Anthony is also the host of the Catapulting Commissions podcast where he discusses the complacency that robs people of their full potential and interviews some of the world’s top sales performers and entrepreneurs. Anthony is a sought-after speaker passionate about unlocking the high-performer lying dormant in every sales professional.
30:05
June 4, 2020
S3E11 - Communicating Company Vision, Mission, and Purpose in a Time of Crisis, with Michael Thiemann
In this HCI Podcast episode, Dr. Westover talks with Michael Thiemann about how to effectively communicate corporate vision, mission, and purpose in a time of crisis. See the video here: https://youtu.be/JDEyuSrAk_0 Dr. Michael Thiemann (https://www.linkedin.com/in/strategy-lab/) has been helping companies to successfully and sustainably position themselves through innovative and people-focused business models for over 30 years. He offers his Europe-wide activities as an interim manager, consultant, coach, key note speaker and project manager under the Strategy-Lab brand around innovation, corporate strategy, business models, processes and financing. https://www.instagram.com/createfuturetoday https://www.facebook.com/createcuturetoday https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCv72WCy20L1atWdF2xpAGQA https://twitter.com/thiem_m
27:55
June 4, 2020
S3E10 - Servant Leadership Series - Humility, Servant Leadership and Successful Organizational Leadership, with Dr. Eric Russell
In this HCI Podcast episode, Dr. Westover talks with HCI Research Associate, Dr. Eric Russell, about the role of humility in servant leadership and effective organizational leadership. See the video here: https://youtu.be/wkfwmyUVhYQ Dr. Eric J. Russell is an Associate Professor in the  Emergency Services department at UVU. His writings and research involve the influence of homeland security education on responders, as well as the impact of servant leadership on organizations and individuals. He is the author of more than 60 peer reviewed and trade publications as well as two books: The Desire to Serve: Servant Leadership for the Fire and Emergency Services (Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership) and In Command of Guardians: Executive Servant Leadership for the Community of Responders (Springer). In addition, Eric speaks nationally on the subjects of servant leadership and homeland security education. Dr. Russell retired early as a Captain from the Department of Defense/USAF Fire and Emergency Services with combined active duty military and DoD service. He is a Department of Defense Rescue Technician, Hazardous Materials Technician/IC, and a Dive Master. Dr. Russell is also a Certified Homeland Protection Professional (CHPP) from the National Sheriff's Association and the Global Society of Homeland and National Security Professionals (GSHNSP) and was awarded a Graduate Certificate in Homeland Security Studies from Michigan State University.
42:55
June 3, 2020
S3E9 - Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning, and the Future of Work, with Scott Christianson
In this HCI Podcast episode, Dr. Westover talks with Dr. Scott Christianson about artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning and implications for students and universities, employees and employers, and how it will impact the future of work. See the video here: https://youtu.be/oppi9qrRPkQ. Scott Christianson (https://www.linkedin.com/in/jscottchristianson/) is a successful instructor and business owner with more than 25 years of experience in networking, videoconferencing technology, and project management. He currently serves as an Assistant Teaching Professor at the University of Missouri, where his interests are focused on the impact of technology on society and human well-being.
35:23
June 3, 2020
S3E8 - COVID-19 Convo Week 8
In this HCI Podcast episode, HCI Research Associate, Dr. Leandra Hernandez and 3 other experts in medical humanities, medical ethics, palliative care, and health communication continue their weekly discussion about the impacts of COVID-19. • Dr. Leandra H. Hernandez, Assistant Professor of Communication, Utah Valley University • Dr. Kari Nixon, Assistant Professor of English, Whitworth University • Dr. Jenn MacLure, Assistant Professor of English, Kent State University • Dr. Pamela Gilbert, Liberty Brick Professor of English, University of Florida
43:07
June 2, 2020
S3E7 - Engaging & Motivating an Increasingly Virtual Workforce in a post-COVID-19 World
With technological advancements, it was already likely that we would see a continued shift towards more flexible and mobile virtual work in the coming decade. However, due to the impact of COVID-19, there appears to be an acceleration towards this shift. How does the shifting nature of work influence needed leadership and professional competencies? How do we engage and motivate an increasingly virtual workforce? Regardless of what the future holds, these are the types of questions leaders need to be asking and the discussions we need to be having now so that we are prepared for the future of work. In this HCI Podcast episode, Dr. Westover shares his recent presentation at the online submit with Robert Kiyosaki. See the video here: https://youtu.be/GdOH8fK1TkU.
28:12
June 2, 2020
S3E6 - COVID-19 Convo Week 7
In this HCI Podcast episode, HCI Research Associate, Dr. Leandra Hernandez and 3 other experts in medical humanities, medical ethics, palliative care, and health communication continue their weekly discussion about the impacts of COVID-19. • Dr. Leandra H. Hernandez, Assistant Professor of Communication, Utah Valley University • Dr. Kari Nixon, Assistant Professor of English, Whitworth University • Dr. Jenn MacLure, Assistant Professor of English, Kent State University • Dr. Pamela Gilbert, Liberty Brick Professor of English, University of Florida
34:43
June 2, 2020
S3E5 - As Seen on Forbes - Maximizing Employee Engagement By Leveraging An Organizational Social Impact Strategy
In this HCI Podcast episode, Dr. Westover shares his recent Forbes article, "Maximizing Employee Engagement By Leveraging An Organizational Social Impact Strategy," where he argues that organizations have a responsibility to give back to and directly benefit their communities. See article here: https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbescoachescouncil/2020/05/07/maximizing-employee-engagement-by-leveraging-an-organizational-social-impact-strategy/#325c7b795629
08:14
June 2, 2020
S3E4 - COVID-19 Convo Week 6
In this HCI Podcast episode, HCI Research Associate, Dr. Leandra Hernandez and 3 other experts in medical humanities, medical ethics, palliative care, and health communication continue their weekly discussion about COVID-19 and it's impacts. • Dr. Leandra H. Hernandez, Assistant Professor of Communication, Utah Valley University • Dr. Kari Nixon, Assistant Professor of English, Whitworth University • Dr. Jenn MacLure, Assistant Professor of English, Kent State University • Dr. Pamela Gilbert, Liberty Brick Professor of English, University of Florida
27:04
June 2, 2020
S3E3 - COVID-19, Virtual Labor, and the Future of Work
In this HCI Podcast episode, Dr. Westover shares a recent article he and Dr. Andrade (HCI Research Associate) wrote for the Nkafu Policy Institute, where they examine the impacts of COVID-19 on the global economy, the role of disruptive technologies on the shifting nature of work, and how COVID-19 is accelerating us towards the shift to virtual labor.  
19:43
June 2, 2020
S3E2 - COVID-19 Convo Week 5
In this HCI Podcast episode, HCI Research Associate, Dr. Leandra Hernandez and 3 other experts in medical humanities, medical ethics, palliative care, and health communication continue their weekly COVID-19 discussion. • Dr. Leandra H. Hernandez, Assistant Professor of Communication, Utah Valley University • Dr. Kari Nixon, Assistant Professor of English, Whitworth University • Dr. Jenn MacLure, Assistant Professor of English, Kent State University • Dr. Pamela Gilbert, Liberty Brick Professor of English, University of Florida
38:12
June 2, 2020
S3E1 - A Conversation with Dave Ulrich, Father of Modern HR
In this HCI Podcast episode, Dr. Westover talks with HR thought leader and influencer, Dr. Dave Ulrich. In their discussion, Dave shares his unique approach to HR and people management in organizations and he describes what he thinks organizational leaders are missing when it comes to their people. They also discuss the importance of growth mindset, organizations as bundles of capabilities, and the why of work. See the video here: https://youtu.be/97ce3TcSLdw. See the full transcript here: https://tinyurl.com/yd423bn8. Dave Ulrich (https://www.linkedin.com/in/daveulrichpro/) is the Rensis Likert Professor at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan and a partner at the RBL Group (http://www.rbl.net) a consulting firm focused on helping organizations and leaders deliver value.  He has published over 200 articles and book chapters and over 30 books. He edited Human Resource Management from 1990-1999, served on editorial board of 4 Journal and on the Board of Directors for Herman Miller (16 years), has spoken to large audiences in 90 countries; performed workshops for over half of the Fortune 200; coached successful business leaders,and is a Distinguished Fellow in the National Academy of Human Resources. He is known for continually learning, turning complex ideas into simple solutions,and creating real value to those he works with in three fields.
49:44
June 1, 2020
Season 3 Preview
In this Season 3 Preview, Dr. Westover shares information about his upcoming Episode 1 interview with Professor Dave Ulrich, major HR thought leader and influencer and the "father of modern HR."
03:32
May 30, 2020
S2E30 - Season 2 Finale, COVID in the House...
In this HCI Podcast episode, Dr. Westover provides a brief recap of Season 2 and teases some of what is to come in Season 3. He also shares his own situation with COVID-19, as it relates to his work and his family.
18:38
May 30, 2020
S2E29 - Unmasking the Mask - Implications of COVID-19 Mask Wearing in the Workplace
In this HCI Podcast episode, HCI Research Associates Dr. Jessica Pauly, Dr. Maria Blevins, and Dr. Leandra Hernandez discuss issues around mask wearing and mask shaming during the COVID-19 pandemic, and how it all applies to the workplace.
22:09
May 29, 2020
S2E28 - Weekly Leadership Nugget - Listening to the Vital Truth of Silence
In this HCI Podcast episode, Dr. Eric Russell, HCI Research Associate, shares this week's leadership nugget about listening and the role of silence in decision making and leading others.
06:36
May 27, 2020
S2E27 - Corporate Social Responsibility Programs to Make a Sustainable Social Impact, with Linda Lattimore
In this HCI Podcast episode, Dr. Westover talks with Linda Lattimore about corporate social responsibility programs to make a sustainable social impact. See the video here: https://youtu.be/RtTSZ_J105A. Linda Lattimore (www.lindalattimore.com) is a seasoned lawyer, corporate executive and business strategist. Linda has worked as the lead counsel for various multinational corporations and as the Chief of the Fraud Section of the US Attorney’s Office, Southern District of Texas where she first chaired many noteworthy trials. Her international, corporate and litigation background have given her the tools to provide astute guidance and counsel in today’s changing and highly regulated climate. An American who lived for many years in Peru and Mexico, Linda is fluent in Spanish, conversant in French and has traveled extensively throughout the world with her work. Linda is a well-regarded speaker who believes that social responsibility is critical to competitive edge. She often consults on this new norm of business encouraging clients to create thriving social responsibility programs which have a direct impact on their bottom line. She is the Founder of Cross Sector Institute (www.xsectorinstitute.com) which includes Cross Sector Law (an educational platform (CLE) by and for socially responsible attorneys), Cross Sector Gives (a community give-back program) and Cross Sector Advantage (which offers small companies a toolkit to set up their own programs allowing them to compete in a world where social responsibility requisites have become the norm).
28:22
May 26, 2020
S2E26 - Employee Trust, Relationships, Engagement, and Authentic Leadership During a Pandemic Response, with Shona Elliott
In this HCI Podcast episode, Dr. Westover talks with Shona Elliott about employee trust, relationships, engagement, and authentic leadership during pandemic response. See the video here: https://youtu.be/BhLC3WHLdDA. Shona Elliott (https://www.linkedin.com/in/shona-elliott-965581b1/) is an experienced senior leader who is passionate about helping other senior leaders connect and engage with their greatest assets – their employees – for the purposes of increasing employee retention, employee engagement, and achieving an organization’s strategic goals. As a previous CEO, with fifteen years of senior leadership experience, including pandemic planning, occupational health & safety and operations, Shona understands the many challenges and competing priorities of busy executives. Having been in their shoes, designing and successfully implementing her organizations’ strategic plans, she recognized and harnessed the power of employee engagement to achieve her organizations’ goals. Throughout her fifteen years as a senior leader – both in healthcare and for-profit organizations in Canada and the United States – Shona has a proven track record helping organizations emerging from crisis achieve cultural renewal with a people-centered focus. Through connection with leaders and front line employees, Shona has led an organization through the process to achieve two Top 100 Employer designations. Shona has extensive expertise in strategic planning, transformational leadership, organizational development, and quality management.  Shona previously worked and lived in Southwestern Ontario, Canada, where she obtained her Bachelor of Science, honors degree in biochemistry. Shona also holds an MBA from NYIT, an advanced program certificate in human resources management from the University of Toronto and obtained her certification as an ISO 9000 auditor. She now lives with her family in Edmond, Oklahoma. Shona is an avid golfer, having golfed six out of the seven continents. In addition, she is a novice biohacker, a cautious skier, a world traveler, as well as a food and cooking enthusiast.   Contact Information Website:  www.shonaelliott.org Email:  shona@shonaelliott.org Mobile: 4058883893 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shonaelliott1/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shona-elliott-965581b1/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/ShonaElliott4 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shona.elliott.566
27:01
May 26, 2020
S2E25 - Affirmation, Freedom, and a Unified Purpose in the Workplace, with Grant Botma
In this HCI Podcast episode, Dr. Westover talks with Grant Botma about motivating employees with affirmation, freedom, and a unified purpose. See the video here: https://youtu.be/qRLQcJDe-Lc.  See the full transcript here: https://tinyurl.com/y4sqvsvs. Grant Botma (https://www.linkedin.com/in/grantbotma/) is the author of the Amazon best-selling book The Problem Isn't Their Paycheck. In this book, Grant teaches business owners, leaders, and managers how to attract top talent and build a thriving company culture. 
24:48
May 26, 2020
S2E24 - Applying Behavioral Science Expertise to Motivate Workers and Lead Organizations, with Kurt Nelson
In this HCI Podcast episode, Dr. Westover talks with Kurt Nelson about behavioral sciences and how interdisciplinary frameworks and expertise can be used to motivate workers and successfully lead organizations. See the video here: https://youtu.be/j7FTlZ9BXBY. Dr. Kurt Nelson (https://www.linkedin.com/in/kurtwnelson/) is a sought-after consultant, speaker and recognized leader in human motivation and behavior change. For over 20 years, Kurt has worked with global companies to apply behavioral science principles to drive change in their organizations. He is founder and president of The Lantern Group, a behavioral change and communication agency.  He also is the co-founder, with Tim Houlihan, of the Behavioral Grooves podcast, where they interview leading academic and business executives from around the world and explore how they apply behavioral science to their work and lives. All his work focuses on understanding ways to positively influence how people behave. Kurt has his MBA from the University of Iowa and his Ph.D.in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Capella University.
29:45
May 26, 2020
S2E23 - Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace, with Kevin Kan
In this HCI Podcast episode, Dr. Westover talks with Kevin Kan about leveraging diversity and inclusion in leading organizations. See the video here: https://youtu.be/5XJaBzuL9ZQ. Kevin Kan (https://www.linkedin.com/in/kevinkansg/) is a multi-award-winning Professional Coach and leader, specializing in Executive & Leadership Coaching and is an elected member of the 2020 – 2021 International Coach Federation (ICF) Singapore Chapter Executive Committee. With a successful career spanning over 30 years in corporate and multinational organizations, Kevin has developed skills in general management, strategic and business development, product development, branding, marketing, distribution, channel management, customer servicing, payment solutions, customer experience and talent development & management. An award-winning leader, Kevin has held management consulting and senior executive management positions in organizations such as AIMIA, American Express, Hewlett-Packard (HP), IBM, PwC Consulting, KPMG Consulting and Solution 6. As the Singapore General Manager for HP Enterprise Services, Kevin led a business unit with over 1,200 employees. Leading and inspiring so many employees sparked his interest in talent and leadership development as a path to ensuring successful business execution and meaningful personal & career development.  A central tenet of Kevin’s coaching philosophy is that effective communication is an integral part of being a successful leader. He demonstrates this in an upcoming documentary movie, IMPACT, showing that when people start to focus on effective communication and emotional intelligence, everyone benefits. Kevin has a Bachelor's degree in economics (majoring in Accounting & Information Systems) from Monash University, Melbourne, Australia and a Masters of Business Administration degree from the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business, Chicago, USA. He is a Chartered Accountant and a member of CPA Australia and is a Mentor Coach & Professional Certified Coach (PCC) credentialed with the International Coaching Federation (ICF). Kevin is also a graduate of the Ultimate Coach Professional and the Executive Coach International Professional Coach programs. He is a Certified Executive Coach and Certified TEAM Coach with Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coaching.
32:32
May 26, 2020
S2E22 - How an Urban Monk Became a Corporate Leadership Consultant Focused on Mindfulness in the Workplace, with Pandit Dasa
In this HCI Podcast episode, Dr. Westover talks with Pandit Dasa about his time as a monk in New York and how he became a corporate leadership consultant focused on mindfulness in the workplace. See the video here: https://youtu.be/Fte0INhF3Tg Pandit Dasa is a Mindful Leadership Expert (https://www.linkedin.com/in/panditdasa/), author and motivational keynote speaker. His inspirational speeches aim to create a more mindful workplace culture which increases productivity and improves retention. He encourages leadership and co-workers to appreciate and celebrate the success and contributions of others. Pandit captures the audience's attention by sharing his journey on how and why he spent 15 years living as a monk in New York City, the incredible life and leadership lessons he learned from that experience and why he's no longer a monk. His story is chronicled in his book, Urban Monk. Some of the companies he has spoken at are: Google, Citibank, IBM, State Farm, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Kellogg’s, Nationwide Insurance.  See https://www.panditdasa.com/ and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89UFFCMlCTc.
28:34
May 25, 2020
S2E21 - EQ, Emotional Intelligence, and Leading with Compassion and Intentionality, with Patricia Carl
In this HCI Podcast episode, Dr. Westover talks with Patricia Carl about EQ, emotional intelligence, and leading with compassion and intentionality.  See the video here: https://youtu.be/vtgJbOSbsVk.  Patricia Carl (https://www.linkedin.com/in/patriciacarl/) is president of Highland Performance Solutions, LLC (https://www.linkedin.com/company/highlandperformancesolutions/). She is an executive coach and consultant, and former Chief Human Resources Officer for both public and private equity backed companies. She partners with leaders, teams and organizations to drive business outcomes, and has worked with clients across industries, from companies such as Microsoft, Target Corporation, Deloitte, Citadel to Silicon Valley start-ups. She has guest lectured at academic institutions including the University of Pennsylvania, and her insights have been regularly featured in Forbes, Real Leaders and other publications. She holds leadership roles with not-for-profit boards and organizations and is an angel investor in multiple technology companies.
24:49
May 25, 2020
S2E20 - Burnout, Meaningful Work, and Creating a Positive Organizational Culture in a Time of Crisis, with David Shar
In this HCI Podcast episode, Dr. Westover talks with David Shar about burnout, meaningful work, and creating a positive organizational culture in a time of crisis.  See the video here: https://youtu.be/X67wi3TPZ10. The founder of Illuminate PMC, David Shar (https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidshar/) is a keynote speaker, consultant, and trainer specializing in helping organizations improve their leadership and culture, combat burnout, and design meaningful work. David combines decades of leadership experience with the latest psychological research to help his clients attract, retain, and motivate top talent. As a scientist / practitioner translator, David makes leadership theory & business psychology accessible, implementable, and fun.
25:58
May 25, 2020
S2E19 - Human Behavior Hacking, Personal Biases, and Leadership, with Susan Ibitz
In the HCI Podcast episode, Dr. Westover talks with Susan Ibitz about the importance of understanding human behavior in leading others, including understanding personal biases.  See the video here: https://youtu.be/Geb-m35pWKU. Susan (https://www.linkedin.com/in/susan-ibitz/) has 28 years of experience applying behavior to sales, communication, negotiation, and everyday life. She delivers training and consults on Human Behavior, Micro-Expression, Body Language, Deception-Detection, Statement Analysis, Face Reading (Physiognomy), & Personality types, in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.
30:47
May 25, 2020
S2E18 - Leading and Coaching for Emotional Resilience in Times of Adversity, with Kim Ades
In this HCI Podcast episode, Dr. Westover talks with Kim Ades (https://www.linkedin.com/in/kimades/), of Frame of Mind Coaching™ and JournalEngine™ Software, about leading and coaching for emotional resilience in times of adversity. See the video of the discussion here: https://youtu.be/jMP2DXiVXV8 Kim Ades (pronounced add-iss) is the President and Founder of Frame of Mind Coaching™ (https://www.frameofmindcoaching.com/) and JournalEngine™ Software (https://journalengine.com/). Author, speaker, entrepreneur, coach, and mom of five, Kim has 15+ years of experience coaching many of North America’s most successful leaders. Recognized as an expert in the area of thought mastery and mental toughness, Kim uses her unique philosophy and quirky coaching style to help her clients deal with core issues and shift their thinking in order to yield extraordinary results.
29:02
May 22, 2020
S2E17 - Dr. Westover on Influential Entrepreneurs with Mike Saunders, Business Innovators Radio
In this HCI Podcast episode, Dr. Westover is interviewed by Mike Saunders on his Influential Entrepreneurs show on Business Innovators Radio. They discuss the origins of Human Capital Innovations, LLC, HCI's unique approach to working with organizations, workplace fads, and how to lead exceptional organizations. https://businessinnovatorsradio.com/jonathan-westover-ph-d-managing-partner-and-principal-at-human-capital-innovations-llc/ Mike Saunders is the Authority Positioning Coach at Marketing Huddle, the author of Amazon Bestselling book Authority Selling™, Adjunct Marketing Professor at several Universities, contributor to The Huffington Post, and member of the Forbes Coaches Council – an invitation-only community for the World’s Most Influential Business Coaches.
24:56
May 21, 2020
S2E16 - Creating a Dynamic Culture of People-Centric Performance Management in Organizations, with Kaleh Raymond
In this HCI Podcast episode, Dr. Westover talks with Kaleh Raymond about creating a dynamic culture of people-centric performance management in organizations. Kelah (https://www.linkedin.com/in/kelahnraymond/) has nearly two decades of experience collaborating with organizational leaders to support, align and further corporate goals and workforce strategies. Her areas of expertise include: HR strategy, talent management, organizational and leadership development, and performance improvement. Kelah's expertise has been leveraged in many industries and organizations, from a combat zone to a corporate boardroom she has done and seen it all. Her greatest joy, however, is helping organizations improve human connections and business metrics. Kelah has a Master of Business Administration focused in HR, as well as an HR certification (SPHR).  She also holds a certification in Strategic Workforce Planning and Leadership Development & Succession Planning.
26:13
May 21, 2020
S2E15 - Developing Technical Experts to become Vulnerable and Successful Organizational Leaders, with Jeff Harmon
In this HCI Podcast episode, Dr. Westover talks with Jeff Harmon about developing technical experts to become vulnerable and successful organizational leaders. Jeff Harmon (https://www.linkedin.com/in/brilliantcoach/) has over 20 years of experience building relationships to equip and mobilize leaders to achieve their most important goals. He has built his life and career based on two principles: how you lead matters and it’s not about me. Eleven years ago, Jeff was diagnosed with a degenerative nerve condition. The reality is that some who are diagnosed with this condition die. He knows more than almost anyone he has ever met the value of every day. Upon diagnosis, Jeff looked at his mortality in the face and then got the news that he is one of the fortunate ones and the disease will likely not take Jeff’s life. He has a much longer lease on life and lives with the regular reminder of impermanence. Jeff uses every precious moment of life to fulfill his mission to set leaders ablaze with the mission God has for their lives and fill the giant leadership void that exists in the world. Loving, supporting and challenging them every step of the way. Jeff’s relationship with God is at the center of his life and this forms the values, principles and perspectives on everything he does. Jeff’s ability to access the strengths and talents of individuals and teams and distill the most complicated, overwhelming concepts into real, actionable steps has enabled him to help leaders to execute plans that produce results while also developing their capacity to lead. Over Jeff’s career, he has either led or facilitated the delivery of over 200,000 hours of strategy in the financial services, information technology, pharmaceutical and non-profit industries. Jeff is the founder and head coach of Brilliance Within Coaching and Consulting. His client list includes GE, Novartis, BDO, PMI, SHRM, Johnson & Johnson, Merck, Fairfax County Government, Alpha Kappa Psi, Morris County Chamber of Commerce and many other companies and associations. Jeff is author of The Anatomy of a Principled Leader, Become a Better Leader 10 Minutes at a Time, the forthcoming book, The Impact-Driven Leader and has been featured in Inc. and Business News Daily magazines. Jeff resides in northern New Jersey, is husband to Sandy, dad to Maddie and Gloria, pastor in the New Apostolic Church and supporter of several organizations who give vulnerable children the opportunity to flourish. Jeff holds a BS degree in finance from the University of Central Florida, a certificate in servant leadership studies from the Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership, is a certified consultant with the Barrett Values Centre, a certified project management professional (PMP) and an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) from the International Coach Federation.
26:25
May 21, 2020
S2E14 - The Importance of Self-Awareness and Humility in Successful Leadership, with Lee Eisenstaedt
In this HCI Podcast episode, Dr. Westover talks with Lee Eisenstaedt about effective leadership characteristics, particularly the importance of self-awareness and humility.  See webinar verion here: Lee Eisenstaedt (https://www.linkedin.com/in/leeeisens...) brings more than 35 years of diverse leadership, finance and operations experience to the clients of the Leading With Courage® Academy (https://www.lwcacademy.com/).  The CFO of SC Johnson has described Lee as a well-rounded businessman because he’s “…worked for more than two companies, in more than two functions, in more than two countries.”   Lee focuses on helping individuals and teams, in employee- and family-owned organizations, realize peace of mind and confidence from being more effective leaders and managers.  This is accomplished with the leadership workshops and assessments and a process for succession planning offered through the Leading with Courage®Academy which are based on his fourth book, Leading With Courage:  The Nine Critical Behaviors of Effective Leaders and Managers (June 2019).  Prior to founding Leading With Courage® Academy, Lee was a founding partner of L. Harris Partners, LLC, during which time he surveyed/interviewed several thousand clients of professional services firms.  He has been a Chief Operating Officer of a Top 5 and a Top 50 CPA firm.  Lee spent the majority of his career, 22 years, with the SC Johnson family of companies –including the consumer products company, the SC Johnson family office, and Johnson Outdoors, Inc. – in the U.S. and Western Europe, frequently as the“right hand” to the leader of the division, subsidiary or country to which he was assigned.  During his two European assignments with SC Johnson, Lee lived and worked in Paris, France for five years and had responsibility for finance, accounting, logistics, IT and customer service in five countries within the European Union.  Lee also spent six years with Baxter International, Inc. in various finance and accounting positions.
28:07
May 20, 2020
S2E13 - As Seen on Forbes - Creating a Workplace Culture of Belonging, Diversity and Inclusivity
In this HCI Podcast episode, Dr. Westover shares his recent Forbes article, "Creating a Workplace Culture of Belonging, Diversity and Inclusivity." See http://www.forbes.com/sites/forbescoachescouncil/2020/04/20/creating-a-workplace-culture-of-belonging-diversity-and-inclusivity/
07:17
May 20, 2020
S2E12 - Exploring Professional and Leadership Development with Dr. Nanette Miner
In this HCI Webinar, Dr. Westover talks with Dr. Nanette Miner, who is a leadership development strategist and founder of The Training Doctor (https://www.trainingdr.com/); a South Carolina-based consulting firm that helps its clients to prepare today, for the organizational leadership they will need tomorrow.  Clients appreciate Nanette's guidance through relevant,timely, and often challenging questions that stimulate new ways of thinking and working, in order to prepare their organizations for the future of work. Her focus on business goals, integrated with sound principles of adult learning,results in enhanced organizational effectiveness and astounding return on investment.   She is a frequent speaker at trade conferences and corporate conventions, and an expert-guest on the topic of workforce development for Inc. Radio.    Her most recent book is Future-Proofing Your Organization by Teaching Thinking Skills.  As a scholar-practitioner, she has authored books on various aspects of business management, marketing and employee development, and has been published in, or quoted by Forbes.com, Huffington Post,Fast Company, the BBC, MBAWorld.com, and numerous industry and trade journals.    Nanette played the drums – professionally – for three years.  Nanette rides a Harley. See webinar version here: https://youtu.be/vXk34g-gHDc
32:44
May 18, 2020
S2E11 - COVID-19 Convo Week 4
In this HCI Podcast episode, HCI Research Associate, Dr. Leandra Hernandez and 4 other experts in medical humanities, medical ethics, palliative care, and health communication continue their discussion of how COVID has made us re-think labor, climate change, and the necessity of goods.
46:49
May 18, 2020
S2E10 - As Seen on Forbes - An Iterative Model of Self-Sustaining Leadership and Service
There is no silver-bullet, no one-size-fits-all approach that will guide you to individual and organizational success. In this HCI Podcast episode, Dr. Westover shares his recent Forbes article, titled: "An Iterative Model of Self-Sustaining Leadership and Service." See the article here: https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbescoachescouncil/2020/02/26/an-iterative-model-of-self-sustaining-leadership-and-service/#2bb683d2520b
06:52
May 18, 2020
S2E9 - COVID-19 Convo Week 3
In this HCI Podcast episode, HCI Research Associate, Dr. Leandra Hernandez and 4 other experts in medical humanities, medical ethics, palliative care, and health communication continue their discussion of COVID impacts on academia, COVID and personal/social responsibility, COVID and risk/crisis communication: • Dr. Leandra H. Hernandez, Assistant Professor of Communication, Utah Valley University • Dr. Kari Nixon, Assistant Professor of English, Whitworth University • Dr. Meaghan McKasy, Assistant Professor of Communication, Utah Valley University • Dr. Jenn MacLure, Assistant Professor of English, Kent State University • Dr. Pamela Gilbert, Liberty Brick Professor of English, University of Florida
49:07
May 18, 2020
S2E8 - As Seen on Forbes - What a Korean Proverb Teaches us about Diversity in the Workplace
An important Korean Proverb is "Frog in the Well." Koreans use this proverb to describe someone who walks through life with blinders on, with tunnel vision or with their head in the sand when it comes to all the diversity present in the world around them. In this HCI Podcast episode, Dr. Westover shares his recent Forbes article, titled: "What a Korean Proverb Teaches us about Diversity in the Workplace." See the article here: https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbescoachescouncil/2020/03/10/what-a-korean-proverb-teaches-us-about-diversity-in-the-workplace/#2e8b797638da
07:08
May 18, 2020
S2E7 - COVID-19 Convo Week 2
In this HCI Podcast episode, HCI Research Associate, Dr. Leandra Hernandez and 3 other experts in medical humanities, medical ethics, palliative care, and health communication continue their discussion of the relationship between labor and COVID, information and media literacy in a COVID era: • Dr. Leandra H. Hernandez, Assistant Professor of Communication, Utah Valley University • Dr. Kari Nixon, Assistant Professor of English, Whitworth University • Dr. Jenn MacLure, Assistant Professor of English, Kent State University • Dr. Pamela Gilbert, Liberty Brick Professor of English, University of Florida
39:19
May 18, 2020
S2E6 - As Seen on Forbes - The Importance of a Purpose-Driven Career and Workplace
Increasingly, employees are seeking enhanced meaning and purpose in their work and the opportunity to impact the broader society in positive ways. In this HCI Podcast episode, Dr. Westover shares his recent Forbes article, titled: "The Importance of a Purpose-Driven Career and Workplace." See the article here: https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbescoachescouncil/2020/03/27/the-importance-of-a-purpose-driven-career-and-workplace/#166a415b454a
07:19
May 18, 2020
S2E5 - COVID-19 Convo Week 1
In this HCI Podcast episode, HCI Research Associate, Dr. Leandra Hernandez and 3 other experts in medical humanities, medical ethics, palliative care, and health communication discuss expressions of distress, local happenings across the nation, and impacts of COVID on academia and healthcare sectors. • Dr. Leandra H. Hernandez, Assistant Professor of Communication, Utah Valley University • Dr. Kari Nixon, Assistant Professor of English, Whitworth University • Dr. Jenn MacLure, Assistant Professor of English, Kent State University • Dr. Pamela Gilbert, Liberty Brick Professor of English, University of Florida
44:38
May 18, 2020
S2E4 - It's Not about the Stapler
In this HCI episode, I talk with Dr. Eric Russell, HCI Research Associate and professor of emergency services at UVU. He shares his experience consulting with a large organization and helping them to drill down and understand the underlying organizational and interpersonal dynamics negatively impacting the organization.
19:41
May 18, 2020
S2E3 - COVID-19 Accelerating the Shift to a New Normal in the Workplace and the Future of Work
Although technological advances are sometimes viewed with fear, specifically that technology will replace jobs, technology has created new types of work that were formerly not even imagined. As we have seen with the response to COVID-19 in terms of rapid technological innovation and adoption to facilitate working from home, technology can enable “global, flexible and independent work” and in particular, in the Global South. However, the impact of technological changes may be uneven displacing some individuals while creating jobs for others. The future of work in the Global South is closely tied to technological innovation, but as these innovations evolve, attention must be paid to policies that protect workers and provide for education and training to help these workers develop the needed skills. The three areas discussed are based on research studies specific to the Global South, examining digital work and its impact in developing countries. In this HCI podcast episode, Dr. Westover talks with Nasir News in Iran about COVID-19, the U.S. healthcare economy, and the future of work.
08:58
May 18, 2020
S2E2 - Promoting and Measuring Employee Engagement While Scaling Up Your Business - Part 2
Scaling a business is incredibly difficult and complex. While founders and early-stage executives are often focused on trying to create and launch a market-viable product, it is not uncommon for strategic people management issues to be an afterthought. In this HCI Podcast episode, Dr. Westover continues his discussion with Freshworks about the importance of promoting and measuring employee engagement while scaling your business.
40:25
May 18, 2020
S2E1 - Promoting and Measuring Employee Engagement While Scaling Up Your Business - Part 1
Scaling a business is incredibly difficult and complex. While founders and early-stage executives are often focused on trying to create and launch a market-viable product, it is not uncommon for strategic people management issues to be an afterthought. In this HCI Podcast episode, Dr. Westover talks with Freshworks about the importance of promoting and measuring employee engagement while scaling your business.
46:19
May 18, 2020
S1E8 - Creative Ways To Boost Employee Morale And Engagement
Employee morale is more important than you may think because it has a direct impact on productivity and profitability. When employee morale is high, employees are happier, more engaged and the quality of work produced increases significantly which allow companies to be more profitable. In this HCI Podcast episode, Dr. Westover explores these topics and provides some ideas for how to boost employee morale and engagement.
54:15
May 18, 2020
S1E7 - Best Methods to Maximize Engagement through Volunteering
In this HCI Podcast episode, Dr. Westover discusses how you can engage your employees through corporate volunteering initiatives.
42:36
May 18, 2020
S1E6 - Managing Employee Performance: HR Analytics and Employee Assessment - Part 2
In this HCI Podcast episode, Dr Westover continues his discussion with CORE HRIR about effective data-driven approaches to managing employee performance!
42:51
May 18, 2020
S1E5 - Managing Employee Performance: HR Analytics and Employee Assessment - Part 1
In this HCI Podcast episode, Dr Westover talks with CORE HRIR about effective data-driven approaches to managing employee performance!
43:05
May 18, 2020
S1E4 - Maximizing Employee Engagement By Leveraging an Organizational Social Impact Strategy
In the hyper-competitive fight for top talent, organizations are looking for innovative ways to attract, retain, and engage employees. In this HCI Podcast episode, Dr. Westover explores employees' desire to make a difference through their work and how leaders can leverage an organizational social impact strategy.
44:20
May 18, 2020
S1E3 - Enhancing HR Practice within an Environment of Professional & Organizational Diversity
As COVID-19 rages across the globe, more and more organizations are leveraging technology to enable an increasingly remote workforce. With traditional geographic barriers to work breaking down, it is more important than ever that organizations create inclusive and diverse professional environments that leverage the unique contributions from their workforce. In this HCI Podcast episode, I explore these topics and address leveraging diversity to enhance employee belonging and to drive positive organizational outcomes.
43:07
May 10, 2020
S1E2 - Innovative HR & the Future of Work
The nature of work continues to change dramatically in response to rapidly developing technologies and shifting global competitive realities. Are you prepared to lead the competitive and sustainable organization of the future?   In this HCI Podcast episode, Dr. Westover addresses these topics and explores the innovations in the HR world and the shifting future of work.
50:31
May 9, 2020
S1E1 - Welcome to the HCI Podcast - Not Your Grandma's Leadership, HR, and Change Podcast!
In this inaugural episode of the Human Capital Innovations Podcast, I briefly introduce myself and share what is new with HCI. I will also tease upcoming HCI Podcast episode topics! Welcome to the HCI Podcast family!
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