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Podcast | January 31, 2023

In this episode of Control the Room, I had the pleasure of speaking with Skye Osunde about her journey helping organizations improve team dynamics.  She shares how her experience in Higher Education, travel, and as a young manager influenced her career.  Later, Skye explains how her windy career background has helped her communicate confidently with leaders from different industries.   We also discuss simple tips for helping companies create space for authentic connection and rapport.  Listen in for thoughts on how companies can move beyond performative inclusion efforts.

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Podcast | January 24, 2023

In this episode of Control the Room, I had the pleasure of speaking with Adam Luepke about his experience supporting change initiatives at Quantive. He begins with reflections on what helped him discover a passion for solving complex business problems. Later, Adam talks about OKRs and best practices for changing your business. We also discuss what makes a successful Chief Of Staff. Listen in for tips on how to synthesize communication.

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Podcast | January 17, 2023

In this episode of Control the Room, I had the pleasure of speaking with Maria Giudice about her decades of experience leading design, creative, and business leaders. She begins with reflections on how a Professor reframed her perspective on design and its value to others. Later, Maria shares her thoughts on transition and how to approach it best. We also discuss one of Maria’s learning experiences leading design initiatives at a large software company in detail. Listen in for tips on how to keep making progress even during failure.

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Podcast | January 10, 2023

In this episode of Control the Room, I had the pleasure of speaking with Nicole Brauckmann about her journey leading Organizational Change initiatives.  She begins with reflections on why it’s important client understand what the change process feels like and where they’re going.  Later, Nicole dives into the four forces that support change.  We also discuss the importance of storytelling and how organizational change starts with the individuals.  Listen in for more tips on how to create the conditions for change to emerge.

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Podcast | January 3, 2023

In this episode of Control the Room, I had the pleasure of speaking with Brian Ardinger about his work helping entrepreneurs and organizations innovate.  He begins with how and why he decided to dedicate his career to innovation.  Later, Brian shares a practical approach to organizational innovation called the 1-2-3-4 method.  We also discuss the importance of creating a shared understanding of what innovation means for each of his clients.  Listen in for tips on how to instigate innovation both inside and outside the organization.

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Podcast | December 13, 2022

In this episode of Control the Room, I had the pleasure of speaking with Gail Taylor & Matt Taylor about their decades of experience creating environments, tools, and processes for facilitating Group Genius with large complex organizations. They begin with how they became facilitators and how they came to the same conclusion from two totally different backgrounds.  Later, they explain how working across many industries helps them bring competitors together to solve complex problems.  We also discuss language and how verbs better describe who we are.  Listen in for many more tips from these two of two giants of facilitation.

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Podcast | December 6, 2022

In this episode of Control the Room, I had the pleasure of speaking with Peggy Holman about her work supporting diverse groups to face complex issues.  She begins with how and why she transitioned from software systems to people systems.  Later, Peggy shares her three keys for creating space that holds compassion and complexity.  We also discuss the importance of setting clear intentions.  Listen in for tips on how to create hubs to help navigate complexity.

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Podcast | November 29, 2022

In this episode of Control the Room, I had the pleasure of speaking with Dethra Giles about her decades of experience working in Human Resources with a focus on Diversity and Inclusion.  She begins with reflections on how ‘playing teacher’ as a child influenced her career.  Later, Dethra explores cultures of connection and how they transcended the transition to virtual workforces.  We also discuss how diversity initiatives need to set new leaders up for success.  Listen in for tips on how to think about unconscious bias.

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Podcast | November 22, 2022

In this episode of Control the Room, I had the pleasure of speaking with Matthew Skelton about his journey in organization dynamics.  He starts with reflections on people and cohesion.  Later, Matthew shares how he applied software principles to teams.   We also discuss simple tips for balancing cognitive load when considering the big picture and getting stuff done.  Listen in for thoughts on how to be more intentional in doing organizational work.

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Podcast | November 15, 2022

In this episode of Control the Room, I had the pleasure of speaking with Tom Geraghty about his journey helping make the world of work a safer, higher performing, more inclusive and equitable place. He starts with reflections on microaggressions in the workplace. Later, Tom shares why he helps organizations embrace emergence and experimentation. We also discuss simple tips for finding the sweet spot between productivity and exploring. Listen in for thoughts on how and why embracing discomfort and disagreement lead to higher performing teams.