Geeks Geezers and Googlization Show

Geeks Geezers and Googlization Show

Has the SHIFT hit your plans? Hosted by Ira S Wolfe, The Geeks, Geezers and Googlization Podcast interviews global thought leaders to help make sense of this new world of unknown unknowns and adapt effectively to the new waves of normal. We talk about the convergence of the wired, tired, and technology and its impact on the future of work, jobs, careers, business, and HR.

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June 16, 2022 37 min

A toxic culture has ten times more impact on attrition than compensation, according to MIT’s Sloan Review.

In this episode, Mita Mallick, Head of Inclusion, Equity, and Impact at Carta, discusses culture killers and how to stop them. She also shares strategies for building community at work, holding leaders accountable, and investing in lasting change.

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  • MIT Sloan Review: Toxic Culture Is Driving the Great Resignation Br...
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    Where have all the workers gone? When will labor shortages ease? What can companies do to access and retain qualified and skilled employees? For over 20 years, Ira S Wolfe has been forecasting The Perfect Labor Storm. It’s no longer coming. It’s arrived. A record number of vacant jobs, historic waves of resignations, and widening skill gaps are disrupting everything from production floors and operating rooms to classrooms and suppl...

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    What employer wouldn't want to save $11,000 per employee?

    That is just one of the benefits associated with embracing remote work. But Kate Lister, President of Global Workplace Analytics, recognizes 100% remote work may not be feasible for all organizations which is why she says a hybrid approach is the perfect compromise. In this episode, Kate discusses the upsides of adapting what work looks like.

    As you listen, you’ll learn ...

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    There is nothing worse than having a conversation with someone and feeling like they wish they can be doing anything besides listening to you? Admit it. Whether it’s your boss, customer, spouse, or kids, we’ve all been there. So what do you need to do to get people’s undivided attention, to put down their phones (plus a gazillion other distractions) and want to listen to you? During this episode, we get right to the heart of brain ...

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    Do you feel stuck? Just going through the motions? Living someone else’s dream? Everyone knows that when you want to improve your physical health, lose weight, and get ready to show off that beach body as you head into summer, you head to the gym, right? Physical exercise is even recognized as a great way to get rid of stress - and we certainly have our share of stress to carry around these days. But where do you go to tune up your...

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    What does the best academic science say about how people and companies operate together?

    Here to tell us is Marc Effron, Founder and President of The Talent Strategy Group, and co-author of Harvard Business Review books One Page Talent Management and 8 Steps to High Performance.

    In this episode, Marc shares his top learnings on talent management, the difference between high performance and high potential, and even his best coachi...

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    Transitioning from in-person work to work-from-anywhere teams is undoubtedly different. Building culture, connectivity, collaboration, and engagement can be awkward. How can businesses create the space to collaborate, connect, and communicate in a remote and hybrid workplace? Scott Novis, Founder of GameTruck, believes we need to be intentional about playing together and that the disconnection and loneliness that remote workers fee...

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    “Relationship building is the number one skill set you can have and being involved in community is the core that builds systems for you to really make the most of that skill."

    Nikki Lewallen is a partnership and relationship growth expert. As Founder and Chief Meaningful Work Officer at PeopleForward Network, Nikki knows just how important a sense of community is during these very disconnected times.

    In this episode, Nikki, Jas...

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    More than 50 years the futurist Alvin Toffler described a future human condition called “future shock”: a shattering stress and disorientation that we induce in individuals by subjecting them to too much change in too short a time.” Welcome to 2022, when SHIFT seemed to hit all our plans, leaving many of us all FCDD*up (*Frustrated-Confused-Disappointed-Distracted). During this episode, hosts Ira S Wolfe and Jason Cochran will expl...

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    The New Normal will be Never Normal, VUCA is our kryptonite, and adaptability will be our superpower. Our future isn’t just about digital transformation and how digital you are but how you are digital, says this episode’s guest Greg Verdino. 

    There is a whole generation of new workers who are embracing Web3 as a model. It's almost like gig workers on steroids, where they are building their own day job across 5 or 6 or 10 Web3 p...

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    Nothing scares people more than the unknown. And the concentration of the uncertainty the world is currently experiencing is unprecedented.

    In this episode of Geeks, Geezers, Googlization, author, speaker, and leadership trainer, Dr. Joe Serio, talks about how he went from being afraid of everything to hanging around the Russian mafia and the KGB. As you listen, you’ll learn how to take control of what scares you by putting your fe...

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    Inclusion has officially become a buzzword. Companies tout it all the time, but it's mostly all talk, little action. It's time for them to stand up and read the writing on the wall. While 80% of employees want to work for an inclusive company, a recent report byJoshBersin.com revealed that 80% of companies are merely going through the motions. Inclusion is not only the right thing to do, it's also the smart thing to do....

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    Relationship intelligence is a missed opportunity for managers and businesses. It helps leaders excel and communicate better. But many leadership development and workplace training programs follow a “one-size-fits-most” approach. That’s just not enough to help leaders be their best, according to our guest leadership communication expert Michael Piperno, Founder of The Comvia Group. Effective communication requires a whole lot more ...

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    A paycheck alone isn’t enough anymore. Meaningful compensation and recognition have become just as important. So how can you show your people appreciation to both attract and retain talent?

    In this episode of Geeks, Geezers, Googlization, Sarah McVanel, a leading recognition expert and author, sheds light on some myths that get in the way of acknowledging others. Sarah also breaks down how practicing recognition can help you create...

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    We’ve gone from phone, to email, to text, to video. Communication is constantly evolving. Are you adapting with them to make sure you’re both heard and, more importantly, understood?

    In this episode of Geeks, Geezers, Googlization, leadership communication and influence expert Dr. Laura Sicola discusses the subtle changes that make communication more effective. As you listen, you’ll hear tips on how to bring your in-person best to ...

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    Remember the good old pre-pandemic days when people woke up, showered, got dressed, crawled through long commutes, and searched for a coveted parking spot, just so that they could sit at a desk in a building to do work?

    Today, workers demand flexibility - to work from everywhere, anywhere, at any time. Building an Everywhere Workplace is not just an essential talent strategy. To navigate the labor market in this Never-Normal era, ...

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    March 17, 2022 43 min

    Workers are stressed. Many employees are burned out, running on fumes. Symptoms of stress and burnout are proliferating. A recent McKinsey report revealed that nearly 1 out of every 4 employees has moderate needs for counseling and psychotherapy. The World Health Organization estimates the impact of mental health symptoms on absenteeism, presenteeism, and loss of productivity is costing the global economy over $1 Trillion per year....

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    To everyone else, it looked like Dr. Loubna Erraji had a perfect life. She is a high achiever, a neuroscientist with 20 years of experience encompassing scientific research, teaching, consulting, and coaching. She’s held important academic positions and executive corporate roles. But despite her distinguished career and a long list of accomplishments, she wasn’t happy. Nothing was working in her life and job until she found a coach...

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    The Great Resignation, The Great Attrition, The Big Quit - whatever you want to call it, Steve Browne isn’t buying it. 

    Steve, Chief People Officer at LaRosa’s Pizzeria, says people aren’t leaving the workforce, they are simply leaving places that don’t value them as both a person and an employee. That’s why Steve is making Larosa’s an organization people want to be a part of by putting people first. And not just in theory, but in ...

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    For Kiersten Rippeteau, purpose, meaning, and company culture aren’t just lofty words but high-impact actions. Unfortunately for many business leaders, they are just word-du-jour. They toss them around in the hopes something sticks. She, however, believes that every business can have a powerful positive impact on its employees, customers, and community. And for nearly 15 years, she has been helping leaders do exactly that - connect...

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