November 21, 2013 /

Customer-Centered Strategies

Sue hosts Darrel Rhea, author, consultant and pioneer in customer-centric design and consumer-led innovation. Darrel is the Founder/CEO of Rhea Insight and a seasoned facilitator of strategy development for senior executive teams around the world.

Darrel will help you understand the strategic importance of the role of meaning for consumers in innovation. His insights and practical tips will help you transform the way your company thinks about innovation and get you started on designing meaningful customer experiences.

Follow him on Twitter: @DarrelRhea

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October 25, 2013 /

Sustainability Strategies

Sue hosts Eric Lowitt, a globally recognized expert in the fields of competitive strategy, growth, and sustainability who has been named one of the Global Top 100 Thought Leaders on Trustworthy Business Behavior by Trust Across America.

Eric discusses his new book, The Collaboration Economy: How to Meet Business, Social and Environmental Needs and Gain Competitive Advantage, and will help you understand why companies can no longer ignore the responsibility to act for the greater good. He argues a new economic model, “the Collaboration Economy,” is the way to secure our future. His insights and innovative thinking will help your company establish a competitive advantage and sustainable growth that leads to prosperity in perpetuity.

Follow him on Twitter: @ericlowitt

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September 24, 2013 /

Branding Strategies

Sue hosts Ty Montague, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of co:collective. Ty is an innovator, a change agent, and was also named one of the 50 most influential creative minds of the past 20 years by Creativity Magazine, one of the Top 10 Creative Directors in America by Advertising Age, and one of the Top Ten Creative Minds in business by Fast Company.

Ty discusses his book, True Story: How to Combine Story and Action to Transform Your Business, and helps you understand the key principles for understanding your company’s authentic story and then connecting it with that of the consumer. His insights based on his experience in the trenches with other companies will help you see how to — and how not to — approach it. Ty’s advice and tips will enable your company to embark on a journey of telling its authentic story through action instead of story, leading to sustained success in the market.

Follow him on Twitter: @tmontague

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August 26, 2013 /

Wise Leadership Strategies

Sue hosts Dr. Prasad Kaipa, a Silicon Valley CEO advisor and executive coach, and Navi Radjou, a Silicon Valley innovation and leadership strategist.

The tips they will share from their new book, From Smart to Wise: Acting and Leading with Wisdom, will help you cultivate practical wisdom and use it to move beyond profit maximization to achieve meaningful change in the world and sustainable success for all.

Follow them on Twitter: @PKaipa and @NaviRadjou

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July 26, 2013 /

Strategies for a High Performance Culture

Sue hosts Kevin Kruse, a serial entrepreneur and NY Times bestselling author, who has used a relentless focus on Wholehearted Leadership and employee engagement to build and sell several, multimillion dollar technology companies, winning both Inc 500 and Best Place to Work awards along the way.

Listen as Kevin and Sue discuss his latest books, Employee Engagement 2.0: How to Motivate Your Team for High Performance and Employee Engagement for Everyone: 4 Keys to Happiness and Fulfillment at Work. He focuses on the key principles behind employee engagement, tips for managers to quickly create engaged teams and how individuals can own their part in creating a thriving culture. Kevin’s practical advice and insights will help you get started on building and executing an employee engagement plan.

Follow him on Twitter: @Kruse

 

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June 26, 2013 /

End of Competitive Advantage

Sue hosts Rita Gunther McGrath, Professor at Columbia Business School, on our 100th show!  Rita shares insights from her latest book, The End of Competitive Advantage: How to Keep Your Strategy Moving as Fast as Your Business.

Listen as Rita and Sue discuss how the notion of a sustainable competitive advantage is irrelevant in today’s market and explore insights for building a successful dynamic strategy. You’ll come away from the conversation with new insights, tools, and approaches that could help you re-think your strategy, or at least shake out some new ideas and questions to explore.

Follow her on Twitter: @rgmcgrath

 

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May 30, 2013 /

Strategies for Creativity

Sue hosts Mike Brown, founder of The BrainzoomingTM Group and a seasoned branding and marketing strategist. Mike shares his insights on creative thinking, based on personally-tested, real-world methods of successfully applying innovation and strategic planning tools. You’ll come away from the conversation with an understanding of the top barriers to creativity and innovation, tips to exploit your own creative talents and ideas for ongoing application to stimulate innovation.

Follow Mike on Twitter: @Brainzooming

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April 24, 2013 /

Reinventing You

Sue hosts branding expert and strategy consultant, Dorie Clark. Listen in as she discusses her new book, Reinventing You, and provides insights on how to think big about your professional goals, take control of your career, build a reputation for more opportunities, and live the life you want.

Follow her on Twitter: @dorieclark

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March 22, 2013 /

Playing to Win

Sue hosts Roger Martin, Dean of the Rotman School of Management.

Roger discusses his new book, Playing to Win, based on the robust strategic approach he helped roll out at P&G. How do we best create a discipline of strategic thinking and strategic practice? What strategic choices help us beat the competition? Roger is a foremost authority in design thinking and brings great examples and metaphors to the table.

Follow him on Twitter: @RogerLMartin

 

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December 19, 2012 /

Hierarchy to Networked Organizations

Sue hosts MJ Petroni, innovation team consultant and cyborg anthropologist to discuss the transition from hierarchy to networked organizational structures.

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