Work Culture and Change

Understanding and enhancing shared value systems, and lessons learned through change initiatives.

293: If your process for setting goals sucks and your business goals are half-baked, what makes you think your accomplishments are going to be great?

Kevin Shulman, author of Goal-Setting Boot Camp: Getting from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be Kevin Shulman and Bill Ringle discuss the …

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284: Lessons from the Tech Titans that Small Business Leaders Can Steal, Adopt, and Use to their Advantage with Alex Kantrowitz

Alex Kantrowitz, author of Always Day One: How the Tech Titans Plan to Stay on Top Forever Alex Kantrowitz and Bill Ringle discuss the secrets …

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268: Understanding the principle behind the practice unlocks your growth potential with Karin Hurt

Karin Hurt, author of Courageous Cultures: How to Build Teams of Micro-Innovators, Problem Solvers and Customer Advocates.

>>> Visit MyQuestforTheBest.com  for complete show notes and more expert advice and inspiring stories to propel your small business growth.

Karin Hurt and Bill Ringle discuss applications of building courageous cultures where practical steps and insightful questions can be followed by small business leaders.

263: Merrick Rosenberg – Understanding the personality types of your team to influence better outcomes

Merrick Rosenberg, author of The Chameleon: Life-Changing Wisdom for Anyone Who Has a Personality or Knows Someone Who Does Merrick Rosenberg and Bill Ringle discuss …

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248: David Komlos, author of CRACKING COMPLEXITY: The Breakthrough Formula for Solving Just About Anything Fast

David Komlos, co-author of CRACKING COMPLEXITY: The Breakthrough Formula for Solving Just About Anything Fast David Komlos and Bill Ringle discuss CRACKING COMPLEXITY: The Breakthrough …

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238: Teach your managers to ask questions that lead to better morale and better outcomes with Cheri Torres

Cheri Torres, co-author of Conversations Worth Having: Using Appreciative Inquiry to Fuel Productive and Meaningful Engagement Cheri Torres and Bill Ringle discuss the finer points of …

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237: Jackie Stavros – applying Appreciative Inquiry for organizational improvement

Jackie Stavros, co-author of Conversations Worth Having: Using Appreciative Inquiry to Fuel Productive and Meaningful Engagement Jackie Stavros  and Bill Ringle discuss using Appreciative Inquiry …

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224: Operating with Higher Levels of Integrity, interview with Katie Hendricks, PhD

Katie and Gay’s article on Operational Integrity Katie Hendricks and Bill Ringle discuss integrity, operating agreements, and the underlying dynamics of strong relationship in small …

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187: How Women Rise – Interview with Sally Helgesen

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Listen to this interview to learn:

  • How senior leaders are looking to use women’s leadership more strategically.
  • How technology allows customers and prospective employees to evaluate the opportunities for doing business with your organization.
  • What a leading Scandinavian law firm changed in their business to allow people to make a greater contribution.
  • The connection between diversity, openness to change, extraordinary customer experience, and the future of business.

Sally Helgesen talks with Bill Ringle about how companies are responding to the demands of their clients for more diverse and responsive leadership.

158: Overcoming Diversity Fatigue – Featured Interview with David Livermore

David Livermore talks with Bill Ringle about how awareness of values diversity drives business value.

Key points that you’ll learn from this interview:

The importance of taking inventory of your company culture.
How to recognize and overcome “diversity fatigue.”
The role of diversity metrics in business.
The key ingredient of shared objectives.
What Jeff Bezos missed with his “empty chair” technique

145: Following Small Business Trends – Featured Interview with Anita Campbell

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Listen to this interview to learn:

  • How she made the successful transition from the corporate world to being a successful entrepreneur.
  • What other entrepreneurs want from learning materials and networking.
  • Four trends that are driven by different forces and are shaping what tools and strategies entrepreneurs use to grow.

Anita Campbell talks with Bill Ringle about small business trends and success.

138: The Most Significant Trait of a Company Culture – Featured Interview with Randy Pennington

Randy Pennington talks with Bill Ringle about how to make company culture work to increase productivity and morale.

Key points that you’ll learn from this interview:

The importance of company culture in attracting talent.
The risks of not changing fast enough as a team or company.
The 6 choices that need to be made regarding how a culture develops.
The single most significant trait of a company culture.
How structure and process are the building blocks of habits.
The executive team that rolled out training to emphasize its importance to the company.

124: Designing Innovative Ecosystems – Featured Interview with Victor Hwang

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Listen to this interview to learn:

  • Why some places thrive and others struggle with comparable levels of talent pool and opportunity.
  • What is a trust network and why it matters.
  • The surprising key to an innovative ecosystem
  • A simple belief to cultivate that makes an ecosystem systainable

Victor Hwang talks with Bill Ringle about creating and growing sustainable ecosystems for startups.

118: What Do You Really Want? – Featured Interview with Michael Bungay Stanier

Michael Bungay Stanier, author of The Coaching Habit, talks with Bill Ringle about how to strengthen your management effectiveness by giving less advice.

Key points that you’ll learn from this interview:

What it means when managers create an environment to stay focused, engaged, and learning as the standard
How to avoid being an advice-giving maniac
Tactics to get beyond the first answer to a deeper question (which is not the only answer and rarely the best answer)
Why your organization will become more productive when there is less of a rush to action
What makes up 50% of our waking behavior and rarely gets the attention it deserves

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