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Dr Phil Richardson explores how to solve complex problems in strategy, innovation and change management using business models created from biological systems. Based on 3.8 billion years of evolution biological systems can provide a unique, if not counterintuitive way of thinking differently. The approach has been successfully used in product and service development, creating new ways of working, improving collaboration and delivering disruptive change.
 
Voice of Influence: Personal Brand and Communication Strategy for Message-Driven Leaders is a podcast featuring interviews with thought leaders and experts who have a highly developed voice of influence. Creative, message-driven leaders will appreciate the support, insight and advice that will help them develop their own voice and compelling communication that makes a difference in the world.
 
Join subject matter experts in procurement, supply chain, and finance as they provide thought leadership and insights for source-to-pay success in this Driving Digital Transformation with SAP Ariba podcast. Each episode covers various topics and innovations on source-to-pay, transforming procurement, improving business outcomes, best practices, and change management -- all designed to help you prepare for your digital transformation.
 
Gain insights into how you can enhance your thinking to make improvements in all areas of your work and life. Thinking for Success is a fortnightly podcast designed to give you practical steps to take to become more personally effective. Each episode highlights easy to apply tips, tools and ideas to help you focus on getting your thinking right, so you take the right actions and then get the results you want.
 
The Uptake with Anna Chu is a new show on all things tech and community. Host Anna Chu will be traveling and introducing you to people all over the world as she follows the path of Microsoft Ignite The Tour. The show covers topics in the world of tech, as well as uncovers people’s journeys - and how-tos - of professional learning, development and community building. You will meet inspiring people in the community of tech and get inspired to be a part of a vast and expanding community in your ...
 
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We’ve talked this month about the fact that change challenges us. As part of this theme, I had a conversation with Dr. Espen Klausen last week about the psychology behind how people change. In that conversation, Dr. Klausen described some of the differences between assimilation, which he says is bringing new ideas into old schemas, and accommodatio…
 
Espen Klausen, Ph.D., is back on the show! In case you’re not familiar with this frequent guest, Espen is a licensed psychologist and speaker based in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. His work in public community mental health includes individuals, couples, and family therapy with clients of all ages and he conducts psychological assessments. He is the lead…
 
In this episode, we explore the lessons from evolution and how we can apply those to strategy development. By taking the opposing views of Darwin and Lamark we can identify different approaches based on natural selection. We will look at how the common understanding of evolution used in management theory misses the point. Being random is the answer…
 
With all of the global crises that have happened this year, people are stressed and we’re finding ourselves in the middle of a great divide when it comes to our perspectives on many important topics and it’s certainly having an impact on how we’re able to be a voice of influence. In this episode, Rosanne and I discuss the growing lack of respect an…
 
In this special episode, we're taking a look back at episode 100 of the Voice of Influence® podcast! Our team is thrilled with where we've been and we're excited for where we're going with the show in the years to come! In today's show, I share the ways the podcast has shifted and what has remained the same since the beginning. Then I discuss one o…
 
Earlier this year, I had a great conversation with Colin Crowley and I’m excited to have him back on the show today to talk about the value of bringing your diverse experience and talents into your work. Colin is the VP of Customer Experience at Freshly, where he directs a two-hundred-person department across five locations in the United States and…
 
Mission in Action Today on the show we bring a demonstration of living a mission. Our guest is Doug Brown, President of UMass Memorial Community Hospitals and Chief Administrative Officer for the UMass Memorial Health Care system. He had a vision for their community - looking in their own backyard and anchoring their institutional mission through l…
 
Kyle Gillette is an ACC certified coach, behavioral profiler, and author. He’s been coaching for over 15 years, turning professional in just the last couple of years. He focuses on helping his clients become more self-aware and unlocking the talent within. He is the creator of the SAGE Mindset Podcast and The SAGE Mindset course. In this conversati…
 
Today we're extracting the key takeaways from the series we've done this summer about power dynamics and the abuse of power. We started this series because we recognized how important it was to directly address the unhealthy imbalance of power and unhealthy use of power. The first step is to be able to clearly recognize the abuse of power and then …
 
Jason Kanz, Ph.D is a Neuropsychologist at the Marshfield Clinic in Eau Claire, Wisconsin where he lives with his wife and three children. Jason is the author of Soil of the Divine and Notes from the Upper Room: Lessons in Loving Like Jesus, as well as the editor of Living in the Larger Story: The Christian Psychology of Larry Crabb. Jason talks an…
 
Dr. Neal Schnoor is Chief of Staff to the President at California State University, Long Beach where he operates in various functions in support of meeting the mission of the University. Dr. Schnoor was also my Professor when I attended the University of Nebraska at Kearney and he taught me as a Music Education Major and in a leadership class. I st…
 
Dr. Chuck DeGroat is Professor of Counseling and Christian Spirituality at Western Theological Seminary Holland MI, and Co-Founder and a Senior Fellow at Newbigin House of Studies, San Francisco. He is a licensed therapist, author, retreat leader, and spiritual director. Chuck has been married to Sara for 25 years and has two daughters. Chuck is al…
 
Roseanne Moore, my Voice of Influence colleague, is back on this episode to offer guidance on how you can be of help if you suspect that someone in your life is in an abusive relationship. In this episode, Rosanne shares why the place to begin is with yourself, how to create a safe space for the person you want to help to open up, what you need to …
 
Jimmy Hinton is a full-time minister and safeguarding specialist with Godly Response to Abuse in the Christian Environment (GRACE) who researches deception techniques of child molesters and specializes in abuse in plain sight. In 2011, Jimmy's sister confided in him that she had been sexually abused when she was a young child by their father, a for…
 
Debra Wingfield is an Author, Speaker, and Trainer for family abuse prevention and intervention treatment. She practiced counseling for 25 years with domestic abuse victims, offenders, adults, and children from all types of dysfunctional family systems. She’s also provided family court advocacy since 1993 and would love to be able to train those wi…
 
This is an important conversation to listen to the whole way through. First, ask yourself: what’s the highest purpose of your organization? Likely you have an answer, something you’ve been told, or something you’ve absorbed through your experience over the years. But maybe the greater truth is that we need to discover our organization’s purpose wit…
 
In this episode, Anna talks with two powerhouse women at Microsoft and in the Tech Community, Dona Sarkar and April Speight. Both Dona and April are passionate about empowering others, whether in the workplace or in the community - and both have extensive experience working in fashion and tech. We talk about changing careers, re-evaluating ourselve…
 
Naghmeh Panahi is a speaker, a Bible teacher, and an executive director for the TAF Foundation; an organization that helps abused women escape and recover religiously motivated violence, both in the form of domestic violence and in the form of religious persecution. Naghmeh made national news when she publicly advocated for the release of her then-…
 
Heather Jarhling is a rising senior at Colby College in Waterville Maine. She — like her peers — is facing an unsettled future. This cohort spent the last three and a half months running to keep up with a shift to online education that many of them did not sign up for. Of course, no one signed up for the changes sweeping education as a result of th…
 
Last week, we brought you part one of a two-part series about the myths around abuse and coercive control. We had originally planned to release the second part of that series this week, however, we decided that given the events of the past few weeks, in particular, how things really escalated this week around the issues of racial injustice, we deci…
 
My Voice of Influence colleague, Rosanne Moore, is back on the show to break down destructive myths surrounding coercive control and abuse of power. We’ve broken fourteen myths into two groups that will be split between this episode and the next. In this episode, Rosanne shares what the dynamics of an abuse of power and coercive control, the import…
 
As we begin to pivot in our organizations from the necessary critical decisions to get through these first few months and on to living with a new way of working, how do we not fall back into business as usual? Our people are looking not only for direction and stability but a sense of connection to a larger purpose. At the heart of people feeling di…
 
Natasha Sistrunk Robinson is the President of T3 Leadership Solutions, Inc., where she provides customized executive leadership coaching, consulting, and mentoring services. Natasha is an author and sought-after international speaker with more than 20 years of leadership experience in the military, federal government, academic, and nonprofit sector…
 
In celebration of Global Accessibility Awareness Day, we discuss hidden accessibility needs and unexpected benefits for all when accessibility is made a priority in software development. Guests include two of our champion MVPS, Bill Ayers, Microsoft 365 solution architect and developer, and Andy Talbot, Microsoft 365 consultant. "If your applicatio…
 
Bill Flynn is the author of Further, Faster: The Vital Few Steps that take the Guesswork out of Growth and we had a really interesting conversation about building a business and what the characteristics are of somebody who builds a business that endures. Obviously, there’s a lot going on that we need to endure through right now. Even if you don’t h…
 
In our lifetime, Higher Education has not seen the kind of global shock to its system that emerged over a two-month period. We anticipated a systematic and orderly shift in the next few years to address the rising cost of education, changing demographics, and a growing adult population choosing to come back to further their education. Those institu…
 
Today, I’m genuinely excited to introduce to Aaron Wenburg and, no, it’s not a coincidence that we have the same last name. Aaron is, in fact, my awesome husband. He also happens to be a Physical Therapist, the Co-Owner of Sandhills Physical Therapy and Sports Rehab clinics, and a loving father. In this episode, we talk about why Aaron became a Phy…
 
Lia Valencia Key was raised in an impoverished Philadelphia neighborhood, and even lived in a homeless shelter with her mom, sister, and her brother in one room that she says is about the size of a broom closet. When Lia was on the podcast two and a half years ago, she was just starting to share her story and just starting to really get back out th…
 
Anna talks with neurodiversity advocates, Chris Gill and Paul Warren, about the relevance and value of being vulnerable and authentic, mentorship, self-advocacy in the workplace, sharing personal experiences, following orders when you're voluntold to do something, letting your kids teach you, and so much more. Learn tips about talking with your cow…
 
Colin Crowley is the VP of Customer Experience at Freshly, where he directs a two-hundred-person department across five locations in the United States and beyond. He specializes in building customer service departments from the ground up with a focus on scalability, infrastructure agility, technological innovation, and gold-standard quality and eff…
 
Dr. Nashater Deu Solheim is the author of the new book, The Leadership PIN Code. As a former forensic psychologist with clinical research in the neuropsychology of criminal minds, she developed a deep interest in effective learning strategies for lasting success. Now, as an expert negotiator who studied at the Program On Negotiations at Harvard Law…
 
You might think, "I cannot draw" or "I don't have talent." And maybe you are right. However, the good news is: sketchnoting is not about art. It's not about performing as an artist or comparing yourself to famous artists. It's not about perfection. It is about communication. Sketchnotes help people all over the world to better remember what they he…
 
Debbie Dekleva is a recent recipient of the Innovator of the Year award from the Nebraska Business Development Council and the Wild Idea Cultivator at Monarch Flyway; a company that makes products out of milkweed. She also founded Sustainable Monarch in which she heads up Monarch Flyway’s habitat conservation and non-profit efforts. In this episode…
 
In this episode, we talk about how community can play a transformative role in your career – taking it in directions you never expected! Anna talks with Brian Dang, Program Manager for Microsoft PowerApps, and Samit Saini, IT Devops and Office 365 Solutions Specialist for London Heathrow Airport. Both Brian and Samit have unique career journeys, wh…
 
In the past couple of months, probably because of some articles that have come out and some of the opportunities that I’ve had to speak to this, I’ve gotten more questions again about, “How did you get started? What do I need to know if I would like to start a brand online, if I would like to write a book, and if I would like to get going in this t…
 
Everything happening right now has just thrown our world into the state of wondering what in the world is going on. What’s going to happen with the stock market? What’s going to happen with our businesses or our organization? Are we going to be able to maintain where we are? What’s going to happen with the health of the people around us? There’s so…
 
You know, pulling together a team and helping them all feel like they really are a part of your organization is a difficult job as it is. But it’s even more difficult when you’re trying to do it on a global scale. Dmitriy Peregudov is doing that with giftbasketsoverseas.com. He has a team where they are servicing over 200 countries worldwide with t…
 
Many of us listen to podcasts in moments of leisure or capacity to separate from work. Sometimes a topic comes along that is central to what we’re facing right now. This week, we are very fortunate to have educator and futurist Bryan Alexander joining us for a conversation around scenario planning in the era of COVID-19. Bryan recently has been a l…
 
What do you do when you’re stuck on a project? My Communications Specialist, Rosanne Moore, is on the show to help me explain the steps that are needed to make a project a reality; especially when you’re feeling stuck. In this episode, we discuss the common reason when get stuck on projects, the importance of understanding why your voice matter bef…
 
Microsoft Ignite The Tour is in Sydney! Anna is in her home country talking with Australia-based Microsoft Cloud Advocate Sonia Cuff and Microsoft Office MVP Loryan Strant. Both Loryan and Sonia have delivered workshops about mental health and awareness in the workplace, how to address individual behavioral differences, and steps to avoid employee …
 
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