Our guest is Rich Diviney - bestselling author of “The Attributes: 25 Hidden Drivers of Optimal Performance”, a leadership and human performance expert, and retired Navy SEAL commander.

During his career in the US Military, spanning over twenty years, Rich completed thirteen deployments overseas. As the officer tasked with training others for specialized command, Diviney was intimately involved in SEAL selection process, paring down a group of exceptional candidates to a small cadre of the most elite optimal performers. He also spearheaded the creation of a directorate, employing a strong emphasis on physical, mental, and emotional discipline to optimize the team’s performance.

Since retiring from the Navy, Rich has worked as a speaker, facilitator, and consultant at the Chapman & Co. Leadership Institute and Simon Sinek Inc. In 2020, he founded The Attributes Inc., where he currently serves as the CEO and in January 2021, Rich released his book: The Attributes.

Currently, Rich speaks and consults on leadership strategies, assessment and selection processes, and optimal performance techniques. He has worked with thousands of businesses, athletic organizations, and military leaders. His past clients include American Airlines, Meijer Inc., the San Francisco 49ers, Pegasystems, Zoom, and Deloitte.

In this episode of Scaling Culture, Ron and Rich discuss:

  • What drove Rich to write his book “The Attributes” and some stories from his Navy SEAL days
  • The Fundamental difference between skills and attributes
  • How businesses and leaders can identify the attributes and screen for them?
  • Stories about some of the most critical attributes of a high-performing team?
  • The Dynamic subordination leadership style

For more information about Rich Diviney, his book and work, please follow him on LinkedIn or go to TheAttributes.com

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Our guest is Bryan Adams - the author of the best-selling book “Give & Get Employer Branding” and the CEO and founder of Ph.Creative, a global employer branding agency.

With his team at Ph.Creative, Bryan has built world-class employer brands and talent engagement strategies for companies like Apple, Entain, and American Airlines.

In this episode of Scaling Culture, Ron and Bryan discuss:

  • The Great resignation and Employer branding
  • Job ads and a psychological profile formula that has 5 key elements
  • EVP (Employer Value Proposition) and effective screening tactics for interviews
  • Future trends and challenges when it comes to attracting and retaining top talent 

For more information about Bryan or his book or Ph.Creative’s work, please follow him on LinkedIn or go to www.ph-creative.com

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Our guest is Aaron Hurst - globally recognized thought leader, author of The Purpose Economy, and the CEO and co-founder of Imperative.

Aaron is the foremost expert on the science of purpose and fulfillment at work. At Imperative with his team, Aaron helps many global brands build strong cultures through their peer coaching platform that uses the power of peers to support each other over time to become increasingly effective and fulfilled. The science-backed platform combines the effectiveness of coaching with the impact of building trusted peer networks that are proven to build resilient and high-performing cultures.

Previously, as the founder of the Taproot Foundation, Aaron also catalyzed the $15 billion pro bono service market. He has written for or been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, World Economic Forum, Fast Company, MIT Sloan Management Review and was named a LinkedIn Influencer.

In this episode of Scaling Culture, Ron and Aaron discuss:

  • Imperative’s tech and the use of AI and data & analytics to help people build positive, consistent, and vulnerable relationships across different teams
  • Myths about Purpose
  • Process to find your Purpose and how you’re contributing to the world 
  • How to run exercises in the workplace to align your purpose at work?
  • Why it’s CEO’s job to make sure friendships are built in their business and how to drive relationships?

For more information about Aaron and his work or Imperative, please follow him on LinkedIn or go to Imperative www.imperative.com.

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Our guest is Delise Simmons - Chief Culture Officer at The Culture Think Tank.

Delise has been a leader in the area of organizational development and human capital for more than 25 years. Her dynamic style and extensive experience have produced exceptional corporate cultures and leaders at companies such as Southwest Airlines, Office Depot, JetBlue Airways, and many others. In her time at Southwest, Delise developed and delivered leadership training called  “University for People” to thousands of Employees during the time they were rated one of the Top Ten Companies to work for in America.

At The Culture Think Tank, Delise helps to make the world a better place through performance analytics and research. With her team, they focus on identifying and quantifying the metrics that drive workplace performance and providing the insights.

In this episode of Scaling Culture, Ron and Delise discuss:

  • Delise's journey into people & culture space and her time at Southwest Airline under Herb Kelleher’s leadership
  • Delise's work at JetBlue Airways and strategies on how to define the culture, core values and behaviors 
  • The Culture Think Tank and workplace culture trends in the hybrid and virtual environments and why culture is everyone’s job not just an HR function

For more information about Delise or her work at The Culture Think Tank, please follow her on LinkedIn or go to TheCultureThinkTank.com

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Our guest is Jim Reid - Author of 'Leading To Greatness’ and Former Chief HR Officer at Rogers Communications.

An accomplished executive and trusted advisor to seven CEOs, Jim has navigated significant change and immense pressure to build winning teams that outperform competitors.

Originally trained as a military pilot, Jim built his expertise working alongside some of the best thinkers on leadership including Jim Collins, Jeffrey Pfeffer, John Kotter, and Dave Ulrich.

Jim’s new book ‘Leading to Greatness’ combines the best research on high performance with over 30 years of observing what the very best leaders do differently to excel. It provides an actionable, practical playbook for all leaders to take their leadership in work and life to the next level.

Jim is also recognized as one of the 50 Best Executives in Canada by The Globe & Mail’s Report on Business Magazine.

In this episode of Scaling Culture, Ron and Jim discuss:

  • Jim's personal journey from being a military pilot to working with Jim Collins to joining Rogers Communications as a CHRO
  • The Role of a leader in shaping culture and why and how best leaders are different
  • Roger's culture transformation and key reasons and initiatives that Roger’s implemented during that change
  • Jim's book Leading to Greatness and his coaching work helping leaders perform at their best and strategies on how to prevent burnout

For more information about Jim, his book ‘Leading to Greatness’ or his coaching work, please follow him on LinkedIn
 
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Our guest is Yetta Toliver - Global Head of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging at Xerox.

In today’s changing, connected world, it is important for Xerox to be committed to advancing diversity, inclusion, and belonging, or DIB – to enable innovation and growth.

In her role, Yetta leads the DIB strategy and roadmap to help Xerox to drive change and build a more diverse community within the company and the communities they serve.

Yetta is a servant leader at heart. In 2013, she established the Journey of Leadership Institute and she also works as a business adjunct professor at a local community college.

In this episode of Scaling Culture, Ron and Yetta discuss:

  • Why and how Xerox created Employee Resource Groups in the late 60s?
  • What have been the outcomes of that initiative and where can other companies start?
  • Xerox’s diversity, equity, inclusion (DEI) commitments and key initiatives
  • Why and how to listen to what’s important to your employees? 

For more information about Yetta, please follow her on LinkedIn.

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Our guest is Kausik Rajgopal - PayPal’s Chief Human Resources Officer.

Kausik is responsible for Paypal’s global workforce planning, talent acquisition and evaluation, compensation, benefits, learning and development, as well as culture, diversity and inclusion initiatives.

Prior to joining PayPal, he spent 15 years with McKinsey leading the development of high-performing HR functions for global companies across industries and sectors.

In this episode of Scaling Culture, Ron and Kausik discuss:

  • The Role of leaders as a culture advocate
  • How to incorporate culture/core values into recruitment
  • The importance of inclusion and belonging which is one of PayPal's core values
  • Strategies related employee listening, taking care of employees mental and financial stability
  • PayPal's systems on how to maintain culture heading into the future and digital remote workplaces 

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Our guest is Kathleen Navarro - Senior Vice President, Head of Talent Management, and Chief Diversity Officer at New York Life.

At New York Life, Kathleen has held a variety of roles across finance, strategy, operations, and now HR, DEI, and Culture. She has been recognized as Top 10 Champion of Global Diversity by DiversityGlobal, Top Executive in Corporate Diversity by Black Enterprise,  Top 50 Chief Diversity Officer by the National Diversity Council, and included on the Most Powerful & Influential Women list by the National Diversity Council.

In this episode of Scaling Culture, Ron and Kathleen discuss:

  • Kathleen’s 28 years journey at New York Life
  • How a 176-year-old company transitioned from full staff on-site to 96% work from home during the pandemic
  • New York Life's strategies to maintain strong culture and relationships remotely
  • How New York Life adapted its traditions to the new reality and how they help people to stay connected
  • Return to work, 2-3 strategy, and other 2022 opportunities for New York Life

For more information about Kathleen, please follow her on LinkedIn
 
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Our guest is Dave Ulrich - Speaker, Author, Professor at University of Michigan Ross School of Business and Co-Founder of The RBL Group.

Dave authored 30+ books and over 200 articles that have shaped the HR profession and been called the “father of modern HR” and “HR thought leader of the decade”. He has been recognized on Thinkers50 as one of the world’s leading business thinkers and received many awards, including one of the world’s top 10 creative people in business by Fast Company.

In this episode of Scaling Culture, Ron and Dave discuss: 

  • The definition of culture and organizational capability
  • Research about key steps to building a strong workplace culture
  • New leadership agenda and paradoxes 
  • How to lead in uncertain times and how to turn your workplace culture into a win on the marketplace? 

For more information about Dave and his books, please follow him on LinkedIn or go to www.rbl.net

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Our guest is Celeste Warren, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer at Merck.

In her 25 year career at Merck, Celeste has held numerous positions of increasing responsibility within HR  and is responsible to advance and embed diversity and inclusion throughout the organization working with Merck’s leaders.

She has been honored with many awards, including Black Enterprise’s “Top Executives in Global Diversity and Inclusion” and Diversity Global Magazine’s “Influential Women in Global Diversity”.

Celeste is also a member of CNBC’s Workforce Executive Council and World 50’s Inclusion and Diversity Impact Community.  

In this episode of Scaling Culture, Ron and Celeste discuss:

  • Why and how the first Diversity & Inclusion department at Merck came to be, more than 70 years ago?
  • The components of Merck’s approach to diversity, equity and inclusion
  • How to integrate DE&I into business and measure progress
  • How to identify and remove biases 

For more information about Celeste, please follow her on LinkedIn. To learn more about DEI strategies from Celeste, please sign up here
 
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