Quantum Business Insights with Olivia Parr-Rud

Quantum Business Insights with Olivia Parr-Rud

In today’s fast-paced, high-tech, global economy, the business landscape is constantly changing. The confluence of big data, emerging technologies, and global connectivity puts unprecedented pressure on companies to become more innovative and agile. To maintain a competitive edge, companies must constantly adapt while continuing to identify and exploit new opportunities. Interestingly, new models are emerging from science and nature that offer a unique perspective – one that sees our global economy as a highly interconnected, continually evolving complex adaptive system. These models unveil powerful insights for optimizing our business strategies and processes. Each week on Quantum Business Insights, Olivia explores these concepts with thought leaders from around the globe. We look for ways to leverage their insights to ignite innovation, inspire our workforce, and create positive outcomes for our companies, our communities, and the planet.... Show More

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February 9, 2018 30 min
Nearly two-thirds of all employees are either actively disengaged or ambivalent about their jobs, as Gallup consistently reports. And while organizations and their leaders are increasingly aware of the importance of workplace engagement and happiness, these goals remain elusive to many. Tune in to learn how Dr. Annie McKee answers the question “HOW TO BE HAPPY AT WORK: The Power of Purpose, Hope, and Friendship” with a resounding y...
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To thrive in today’s fast-paced global economy, companies have to constantly adapt to shifting markets, technologies, and consumer demands. This places enormous pressure on employees, as well as leaders, to learn new skills and adopt new behaviors. Tune in and learn how to literally raise your vibration to a frequency that allows you to easily adapt to whatever presents itself. Based on a combination of ancient indigenous wisdom, ...
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In today’s high-tech global economy, companies have to constantly adapt just to remain competitive. This often requires employees, as well as leaders, to learn new skills and even new behaviors. Tune in and learn what leaders need to consider when planning a change initiative, especially when success depends on employees learning new behaviors. Gain insights into how change affects people, how to assess someone’s ability to adapt, ...
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Are you aware of your company’s greatest asset? In today’s high-tech global economy, most businesses have access to the same equipment, technology, and processes – a fact that has leveled the playing field in many industries. Tune in and learn how to turn your employees into your greatest competitive advantage through employee empowerment. Hear how to avoid the most common mistakes made by your competitors. And gain insights into h...
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Are you tired of large-scale organizational change initiatives that are doomed fail? Do you want to learn a simple, yet powerful method for initiating and continually improving all aspects of your business? Tune in and learn how a system approach to organizational change offers a model of continuous improvement that taps the innate wisdom of your organization. Gain insights into the warning signs of large scale organizational failu...
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Would you like to live in a more sustainable, connected, and peaceful world? Do you feel that business has a role in creating this future? Are you drawn to business models that create synergy and mutual benefit for business, society, and the globe? Tune in and learn how the leading pioneer of conscious evolution, Barbara Marx Hubbard, has spent her life building a vision for a positive future. Hear Barbara share her story - as a yo...
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December 19, 2014 56 min
Do you want to achieve record revenue growth while running a legally, fiscally, socially, and environmentally responsible business? Would you like to know the secret to the highest employee satisfaction and talent retention? Tune in and learn from Carol Sanford, a true business visionary. Hear her share how to get everyone in your organization, including the senior team of all functions and lines of business, to be on the same page...
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December 12, 2014 54 min
Are you looking for the best leadership principles that support adaptability and long term survival? According to David Long, “Everything You Think You Know About Being a World Class Manager is WRONG!” He claims that most of the conventional wisdom on how to be an effective leader is outdated or simply untrue. Tune in and listen as David shares success tips from his new book, Built to Lead, 7 Management R.E.W.A.R.D.S Principles fo...
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Did you know that as your use of technology increases across your organization, your costs in the areas of talent acquisition and management also increase? Yes, the need for highly skilled, motivated, and satisfied employees is even more critical to the success of your business in our high-tech, fast-paced, global economy. Tune in and learn how Martine George, PhD approaches strategic business analytics and data science by sharing ...
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Would you like to live in a more sustainable, connected, and peaceful world? Do you feel that business has a role in creating this future? Are you drawn to business models that create synergy and mutual benefit for business, society, and the globe? Tune in and learn how the leading pioneer of conscious evolution, Barbara Marx Hubbard, has spent her life building a vision for a positive future. Hear Barbara share her story - as a yo...
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November 14, 2014 56 min
Are you stressed by the increasing complexity and volatility in your life? What if everything you thought you knew about the nature of reality and the way life works was, well, … wrong? Tune in as Dianne Collins discusses her award-winning bestseller, Do You QuantumThink? New Thinking That Will Rock Your World. Listen as Dianne shares her cutting-edge research into the nature of reality. Gain insights into how the laws of nature ar...
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Did you know that employee satisfaction is a major driver of business success? As complexity increases, our human capital becomes ever more critical to adaptability, innovation, and long term profitability. Tune in and learn how wholehearted leadership leads to employee engagement – the key to unlocking dramatic business results as well as better health and relationships for individuals. Based on his own experience as a CEO, and h...
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To gain an edge in our highly competitive economy, employers need to create an environment that brings out the best in their employees. This includes training, support, and an environment that fosters well-being. We’ve seen a rash of tools introduced from in-office fitness programs to health-conscious catering. The tool that has proven to be the most effective and long-lasting in promoting employee well-being, cooperation, and crea...
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October 24, 2014 53 min
Did you know that, in companies attempting to navigate in our fast-paced, high-tech global economy, authentic leadership is becoming a core competency? The complexity and specialization we experience in business today requires leaders to inspire their employees to be more responsible and accountable. Yes, if a leader can empathize, admit mistakes, and show compassion, they are much more able to motivate, inspire, and lead their tea...
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Did you know there are certain leadership practices that are proven to drive long-term profitability? And were you aware that most of the economic crises of the last 30 years were actually the result of failures in leadership? Tune in and learn how to build Excellent, Ethical, and Enduring organizations with Triple Crown Leadership. You’ll gain insights into the Five Practices that lead to long-term success. Hear about Bob’s resear...
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Did you know that companies that practice disruptive leadership are quickly gaining a competitive advantage in our current fast-paced, high-tech, global economy? But this requires that leaders disrupt their current way of leading in order to empower and align with the new paradigm. Tune in and learn what it takes to be a powerful disruptor through human-centric leading. Gain insights into the difference between human-centric leadin...
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October 3, 2014 56 min
Did you know that innovation is the only value proposition with a shelf life? And with the commoditization of most linear processes and technologies, innovation is essential to stay competitive in our volatile, global economy. However, unlike many business processes that can be strategized and managed, innovation must be encouraged, allowed to emerge, and nurtured through implementation. Tune in and learn how to empower innovation ...
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Have you ever pursued a strategy only to get derailed by some unforeseen consequence of that strategy? The underlying cause goes by many names: Paradox, Tensions, Polarity, Yin and Yang, Interdependent Pairs, etc.. Whatever you call it, every action taken by your organization is vulnerable to the effect of ignoring or underestimating the negative effects of that action. Tune in and learn how to unveil, understand, and model the dy...
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September 19, 2014 56 min
Have you ever considered economics to be sacred? It may seem like a stretch–given the common theme that money is the root of all evil. Money, or currency, is a form of energy through which most of us navigate the world. Yet its misuse has led to some very dire and potentially dangerous scenarios. Tune in and learn how we can transmute money into something sacred. Charles Eisenstein claims that nothing less than a wholesale revoluti...
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Did you know that a company with an engaged workforce has a higher likelihood of being profitable? This presents an unprecedented opportunity and challenge for managers and HR professionals. With a wide variety of tools and methodologies at your fingertips, you can manage the entire employee lifecycle−from your approach to recruiting, hiring, and onboarding to investments in employee performance, retention, and preserving instituti...
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