Peak Development Radio
Great conversations and practical advice for making your organization stronger
#1701 – In most organizations nearly everyone is doing a second job…trying to look their best and manage others’ impressions of them. What if, instead, organizations encouraged people to overcome their internal barriers to change, and use their errors and vulnerabilities as prime opportunities for both personal and company growth? What would it look like if we organized our companies around the simple but radical conviction that organizations will prosper when they are more deeply aligned with people’s strongest motive, which is to grow? Dr. Robert Kegan, co-author of the book “An Everyone Culture,” discusses Deliberately Developmental Organizations (DDOs), and how you can begin to create this kind of “Everyone Culture” in your own company.
#1605 – What kind of legacy do you want to leave? Guest Scott Mautz, author of Make it Matter: How Managers Can Motivate by Creating Meaning, discusses what he calls “The 5 Footprints of Legacy,” and how you can begin building your legacy today.
#1604 – Host Dr. Mindy Hall asks eight respected leaders one simple question: “As you think back on your career over the past 20 years, what one thing has had the biggest impact on you as a leader?”
#1603 – Glenn Hartman, Senior Vice President for Customer Business Development at Starbucks, shares his experience on what it takes to create a culture that excites people and inspires them to their best performance.
#1602 – Whether you’re a senior executive in large organization, an entrepreneur with a new startup, or a thought leader seeking to build a successful platform, communication is a key part of your job. But in recent years, huge shifts in the media landscape have made communicating with an audience more complex. Authors and PR professionals Barbara Cave Henricks and Rusty Shelton talk with Dr. Mindy Hall about how leaders can use new media platforms to build their audience and create momentum around their messages.
#1601 – For the past eight months, I’ve been asking a single question of our guests: “What 1-2 books would you recommend every leader have in their leadership library?” Recommendations from Pepper de Callier, Founder and Executive Director of the Prague Leadership Institute; Bill Carmody, author, speaker, and CEO of Trepoint; Bill Humphries, President and CEO of Merz North America; and Kevin Cashman, bestselling author and Senior Partner for CEO and Executive Development at Korn Ferry.
#1507 – The most successful leaders and entrepreneurs know that failure isn’t the opposite of success, it’s a part of it. What is it about adverse events that helps fuel our growth, and why do some leaders seem to weather adversity better than others? Dr. Mindy Hall talks with Pepper de Callier, Founder and Executive Director of the Prague Leadership Institute, who’ll be speaking on this topic at The Economist’s 2016 international conference on human resources in London.
#1506 – The most successful leaders are lifelong, voracious learners, with a seemingly bottomless curiosity and a passion for challenging their own thinking. How do they do it? What drives them to learn? How do they focus their efforts? How do they make the time in their crowded schedules? Dr. Mindy Hall talks with Bill Carmody, author, speaker, and CEO of Trepoint about the importance of actively investing in your own development.
#1505 – Leaders often over-engineer organizational change, taking an episodic approach rather than weaving change into the fabric of an organization. Isn’t “change management” really about leadership, communications, and good, solid project management than some massive body of HR science? Isn’t it more about answering the questions in people’s minds—the who, what, why, when, where, and how, and the congruence among these dimensions—than the exhaustive mapping of what is inherently a normal, human reaction to something new? Bill Humphries, President & CEO of Merz North America, talks about the significant changes they’ve experienced over the past three years, what worked and what didn’t, and how important leaders are in making organizational change efforts successful.
#1504 – As individuals climb higher in organizations, functional skills are not a differentiator of great leadership or a source of long-term competitive advantage, they are merely the price of entry. But while systematic processes for developing functional skills are carried out daily in organizations and at business schools worldwide, much less attention is given to the development of leadership skills. Mindy Hall talks with Kevin Cashman, author and Senior Partner for CEO & Executive Development at Korn Ferry, about what it takes to grow these skills, and how both organizations and individuals should approach their leadership development.