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Geeks Geezers and Googlization Show

Has the SHIFT hit your plans? Our Geeks, Geezers and Googlization Podcast helps listeners like you make sense of this new world of unknown unknown. We talk about the future of work, jobs, careers, business, and HR.... Show More

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October 14, 2020 50 min

Michael Taylor is a successful motivational speaker, entrepreneur, author, and radio show host. Michael is also a black man who had to shatter all the negative stereotypes of black men that’s often held by the general public. Instead of succumbing to the life of a high school dropout, bankruptcy, depression, homelessness, and racism, Michael befriended adversity and turned it into his ally. He now helps people around the world achi...

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Michael Levitt is a burnout survivor and one of the world’s leading authorities in burnout recovery and prevention. In just one year Michael experienced a heart attack that should have killed him, lost his job during the economic recession, had his family vehicle repossessed by the bank, and then, the bank foreclosed on his house. Michael says, “this was the best thing to ever happen to him.” Like the phoenix, he reimagined his lif...

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Who better to help your company win The Talent War than Mike Sarraille, a retired US Navy SEAL officer, and George Randle, former US Army officer, both trained to identify, mentor, and develop the best of the best talent. What they discovered throughout their careers is that Special Operations and Great Organizations have one thing in common: they both win when they have the right talent. They have also uncovered and faced the ...
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September 23, 2020 49 min

From HR to politics, Main Street to Wall Street, an impassioned plea for more empathy can be heard. It’s being hailed as the cure for conflict and the catalyst for inclusion. But like everything else these days, are we becoming numb? Will we become apathetic about empathy? Will empathy just become another business rallying cry destined for the buzzword graveyard? Join on this episode of Geeks Geezers and Googlization when we welcom...

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September 16, 2020 51 min

In this episode of Geeks Geezers and Googlization, Gordon Zeilstra, Chief Revenue Officer at Tracesafe, joins us to talk about the power and pitfalls of Contact Tracing and Social Distancing. Getting back to business-as-usual is an understatement. Post-pandemic uncertainty and complexity have spun employee and customer anxiety into an all-time high. What must be done to manage the triple challenge of optimal productivity, employee ...

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September 9, 2020 50 min

It’s undeniable: The year 2020 will soon be written into the history book and HR needs data literacy more than ever.  And who better to talk about HR Data Literacy than Victor Assad, CEO of Victor Assad Strategic HR Consulting, Managing Partner of InnovationOne, and Sales Advisor to MeBeBot. Victor is the author of the highly acclaimed book, Hack Recruiting: The Best of Empirical Research, Method and Process, and Digitization.

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Do you know what separates top sales performers from average ones? It’s not grit, money, perks, finely tuned sales scripts, or a motivational tag line but a sense of purpose. It’s what our guest Elizabeth Lotardo, from McLeod and More, calls Noble Selling, two words you don’t often see together often. She didn’t pull noble selling pull out of thin air either but based it on years of research and 10,000 hours of studying salespeopl...

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August 26, 2020 49 min

Micole Garatti is another not-so-Millennial Millennial, defying the stereotype as she helps to transform the future of work and the role Human Resources will play. Micole is the CEO of SocialMicole, Author of The Most Inclusive HR Influencer List, Marketing Manager at Talview, and Host of the #HRforAll Twitter chat. Micole will definitely be a name you'll be hearing more about in the future but you don't have to wait.  Tune...

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When the SHIFT hits your plan, hire a corporate anthropologist! Whether your business growth is stalled, sales are in a slump, or your talent pool is bone dry, it’s time to do things differently. More and more organizations are relying on Blue Ocean Strategy to help them adapt, stand out, and meet the unmet needs of non-customers. Can this work for Human Resources and talent acquisition too? Listen, fresh opportunities might be sta...

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Living on a “Corona-coaster?” Welcome to the New Normal where many of us are pinging between hope and despair, leaving us exhausted. Amidst all the disruption and uncertainty our guest John Sanei sees opportunity in abundance. He relies on foresight- a robust, heart-led, decision-making approach that makes us curious, optimistic, and excited. During this episode, John shares his foresight on future of work, future employees, and fu...

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August 5, 2020 48 min

Many people assume their job title as their identity. Any change in job status (from sudden unemployment to promotion) then puts well-being and self-worth on a roller-coaster. COVID-19 has a lot of people thinking and reflecting. If you are struggling to figure out what’s next for your career, your job, and your work, you want to click play and listen to our guest Laurie Ruettimann. She has a simple suggestion: Bet on Yourself! Lau...

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July 29, 2020 49 min

 

Help wanted: Leaders worth following! More than ever people seek effective leaders. Who can blame them? The world is a pretty complex and uncertain place. Seeking normalcy, we are attracted to leaders who bring out the best in us. Who are those leaders? What do they do differently from “dumpster fire” leaders? Tim Spiker, founder of The Aperio and the Who* Not What People Principle, has narrowed down the list of world-class leade...

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The Health Hero rode into the Geeks Geezers Googlization Show this week. Tim James is living, walking proof about how getting rid of all the crap in our bodies - I’m being figurative and literal here - can change our lives. Whether you stressed out, struggling with chronic health issues, or just looking for more energy to keep up with your kids and grandchildren, Tim dares you to check out what Chemical-Free living can do for you....

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Never let a good crisis go to waste is a philosophy that drives Tony Guarnaccia. Beginning when his parent’s business failed and they lost everything, Tony set out on a life journey to "Democratize Marketing," to figure out what it takes to run a profitable business. Now more than ever is the perfect time to re-assess your marketing, re-imagine your target markets, gut-check your offerings, and revisit your value propositio...

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July 8, 2020 51 min

Most companies overlook the idea that Human Resources should be a labor multiplier. If you spend $100,000 each month on payroll, HR’s job is to multiply the effectiveness of that labor. You do that by paying attention to how well recruiters recruit, managers manage, new hires comply with onboarding, how well performance management is working, even how well employees are terminated. 


COVID-19 has driven changes in the world of work...

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Do you think sheltering in place and working from home is tough? Imagine finding yourself in the world’s most extreme workplace, experiencing a plane crash, living in a constant blizzard with temperatures that hover about -35 degrees, and “seeing” nothing but darkness for 6 months...and that wasn’t the toughest part. Add to that being only the 2nd female expedition leader of a team of 17 random people that you didn’t select...and t...

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June 24, 2020 50 min

Forty-three percent of women drop out of the workforce after becoming a mother. When they return or even while balancing work and raising kids, women are forced to take lesser job titles or put career advancement on hold. Even the entrepreneur world of venture capital seems to penalize working moms with only 3% of female-owned companies earning investment dollars. Claudia Reuters sees a world of better options for women who want to...

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Delivering a positive customer service has always garnered a lot of attention. But then the SHIFT hit our plans. COVID-19 was the last straw. Every company, customer, employee, supplier, and vendor is now grieving over the death of Normal and re-prioritizing the future. “Experience Rules,” says our Geeks Geezers and Googlization guest Joyce Gioia. (“Experience Rules” just happens to be the title of her newest book too - available i...

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June 10, 2020 49 min

We’ve got another first on this week’s episode of Geeks Geezers and Googlization. Our guest is the “World’s 1st Industrial Philosopher” - Cristina DiGiacomo - and her visit couldn’t have come at a better time. The future of work arrived ahead of time thanks to the COVID19 pandemic and death of George Floyd. These events exposed massive cracks and vulnerabilities in our society, traditions, laws, and norms. The future of work needs ...

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Recruiting in a VUCA world? (BTW, VUCA represents Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, Ambiguous.) To get a sense about what’s going on and where talent acquisition is headed post-pandemic, we brought back a good friend of Geeks Geezers and Googlization and an amazing thought leader in recruitment and talent acquisition, Craig Fisher. Craig shared his own personal experience with job search and then peered inside his crystal ball for tren...

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