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Episodes

  • steven gaffney and honesty in the workplace [podcast]

    Sep 25, 2014 | 22 min
    In this session of the Great Work Insights Podcast, Todd Nordstrom speaks with Steven Gaffney, president of Steven Gaffney Company, an organization that deals with management consulting. Gaffney is the author of five books, including “Just Be Honest” and “Guide to Increasing Communication Flow Up, Down, and Across Your Organization.” Gaffney’s clients included, but are not limited to: U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, Marriott, Citigroup and American Express. You will learn: There is a study done awhile back that said 91 percent of people lie regularly...Everybody is a liar. We’re all liars in the sense of “withholding information”. The big problem in the workplace is not what people say, but ac...
  • tieman h. "skipper" dippel jr. on personal dignity [podcast]

    Sep 18, 2014 | 20 min
    In this session of Great Work Insights Podcast, Todd Nordstrom speaks with Tieman H. (Skipper) Dippel Jr, author of “The Language of Conscience Evolution” series, including the latest and sixth book, “The Wisdom of Generations: Using the Lessons of History to Create a Values-Based Future”. You will learn: Dignity: The bottom-up sense in how we interact with people, is commonly known as respect. I try to look at it with the perspective of the top-down and why it has power and how it is the ultimate influence in how we work together. It’s vital for company culture. What influences the world? Personal dignity (in strategic sense): How satisfied people are with their life and how much often time...
  • dr. sebastian bailey and the mind [podcast]

    Sep 11, 2014 | 15 min
    In this session of Great Work Insights Podcast, Todd Nordstrom speaks with Dr. Sebastian Bailey of Mind Gym Inc, who “transforms business performance by changing the way people think, feel and behave." Bailey has a PhD in Psychology and Education and co-founded Mind Gym in 2001 with Octavius Black. In addition, Bailey has written three books, including “Mind Gym: Wake Your Mind Up.” You will learn: The difference between the mind and the brain: studying the brain explains how we behave; the mind enables consciences, perception, emotions, judgement, relationships and so on. When we’re talking about the brain, we’re talking about neurons. When we’re talking about the mind, we’re talking about ...
  • baron herdelin doherty on cool company culture [podcast]

    Sep 4, 2014 | 20 min
    In this session of Great Work Insights Podcast, Todd Nordstrom speaks with Baron Herdelin Doherty, president and CEO of YMCA of San Diego County. The company dedicated to helping local families succeed in the community was recently named as one of the Coolest Companies to Work For in the San Diego by O.C. Tanner. You will learn: How the YMCA motivates its employees and developed into a “coolest company”. How Doherty slowly brought agency within the San Diego YMCA organization. Culture surrounding the YMCA of San Diego. Difficulties of running a large human service organization. How employees feel like they are making a difference in the community. How little appreciation impacts employees, e...
  • jenn lim and finding happiness in the workplace [podcast]

    Aug 28, 2014 | 20 min
    In this session of Great Work Insights Podcast, Todd Nordstrom speaks with Jenn Lim, CEO, co-founder and Chief Happiness Officer of Delivering Happiness. The organization aims to help companies find science-based happiness within their business culture. Before Delivering Happiness, Lin was a consultant at Zappos, writing the Zappos Culture Book. In addition, Lim participates in TED talks and speaks at conferences around the world, talking about implementing happiness in company culture. You will learn: How the idea and creation of the Delivering Happiness organization came to be. We like to suck the fluffiness out of happiness, because we are able to measure it through scientific research. H...
  • tim sanders and the evolving recruitment

    Aug 21, 2014 | 20 min
    For show notes visit: http://www.octanner.com/blog/insights/gwi015-tim-sanders Great Work Insights podcast. Todd Nordstrom chat about understanding the new generation and it's impact on recruiting and keeping top talent.
  • john crossman and business success

    Aug 14, 2014 | 23 min
    For show notes visit: http://www.octanner.com/blog/culture/gwi014-john-crossman Great Work Insights podcast. Todd Nordstrom discuss Crossman and Co. recent Coolest Companies award, rules to business success and how to tackle growth.
  • ethan willis on harmony in life

    Aug 7, 2014 | 16 min
    For show notes visit: http://www.octanner.com/blog/leadership/gwi013-ethan-willis Great Work Insights podcast. Todd Nordstrom and Ethan Willis talk about work and life, both the balance and the medley. For show notes visit: http://www.octanner.com/blog/leadership/gwi013-ethan-willis
  • mark sanborn and developing leadership [podcast]

    Jul 31, 2014 | 20 min
    Great Work Insights podcast. Todd Nordstrom and Mark Sanborn discuss the journey of leadership development, the different between power over people and power with people and how to do jobs differently with increased ROI.
  • libby gill and hope in the business world [podcast]

    Jul 22, 2014 | 19 min
    In this session of Great Work Insights Podcast, Todd Nordstrom speaks with Libby Gill, former head of communications and public relations for Sony, Universal and Turner Broadcasting. Now Gill runs an executive coaching and consulting firm called Libby Gill & Company. Her organization helps companies achieve better results and employee engagement.
  • craig madaus and the bubi bottle [podcast]

    Jul 17, 2014 | 18 min
    In this session of Great Work Insights Podcast, Todd Nordstrom speaks with Craig Madaus, creator of the Bübi bottle, the scrunchable, multi-use bottle and his venture from the corporate world to reinventing the bottle. Today, the Bübi Bottle is sold in 850 retail stores nationwide, and in 23 different countries, all within 2 years of its invention.
  • randy pennington and how to make change work [podcast]

    Jul 15, 2014 | 23 min
    In this session of Great Work Insights Podcast, Todd Nordstrom speaks with Randy Pennington, best selling author of Make Change Work: Staying Nimble, Relevant and Engaged in a World of Constant Change, a guidebook for navigating and implementing change that works at every level of an organization.
  • dr. jeff spencer and the champion’s blueprint [podcast]

    Jul 10, 2014 | 21 min
    In this session of Great Work Insights Podcast, Todd Nordstrom speaks with Dr. Jeff Spencer, creator of The Champion’s Blueprint, team doctor to six winning cycling teams in the Tour de France and acclaimed competitor, physician and coach.
  • dr. jason brooks and radical and realignment RESET [podcast]

    Jul 8, 2014 | 25 min
    In this session of the Great Work Insights Podcast, Todd Nordstrom speaks with Dr. Jason Brooks about individual and organizational transformation in times of necessary reset. Dr. Brooks is the managing partner and found of The RESET Group, a leadership consulting firm headquartered just north of Nashville.
  • dr. kevin fleming and how to change [podcast]

    Jul 3, 2014 | 15 min
    In this session of Great Work Insights Podcast, Todd Nordstrom speaks with Dr. Kevin Fleming about being right. Kevin is president and CEO of Grey Matters International, a company that provides coaching, development and behavior change consultations based on neuroscience.