February 25, 2016 /

Insider’s View at Juniper Networks: The Future of Performance Management

Sue Bethanis hosts Jeff Jacobs, Director of Leadership & Organization Effectiveness at Juniper Networks. Jeff discusses how and why Juniper’s early disruption of the performance management process has continued to evolve and change.

  • Why traditional performance management was actually seen as a barrier to productivity and innovation
  • How challenging the status quo improves outcomes for both customers and employees
  • How empathy, courage and vulnerability play key roles in driving internal change
February 25th, 2016|
December 17, 2015 /

Insider’s View at Credit Karma: Managing for Disruption

Sue hosts Ragini Parmar, VP of Talent Operations, at Credit Karma. Credit Karma has set out to disrupt consumer finance and as a disruptive business experiencing hyper growth, they consider their culture fundamental to their success. Credit Karma’s culture is not built around free lunches, but common principles that act as their compass, and is a foundation of how they want people to work together.

Scaling their culture is as important to Credit Karma as scaling their business, and to that end, Ragini talks about their collaborative hiring process. This innovative process helps them avoid bad hiring choices that could change the internal culture instantaneously. Ragini shares why their culture is key to their success, how they structure the interview and debrief process, and how they involve employees.

Follow her on Twitter: @ragini_parmar

December 17th, 2015|
November 23, 2015 /

Innovative Tech Talent Sourcing

Sue hosts Rishon Blumberg, Managing Partner of 10x Management, the world’s first technical talent agency for elite independent technical talent, and one of their clients, Jason Rubenstein, VP Engineering/Software Developer, Beyond Pricing, who is also represented by 10x.

Rishon and Jason help us understand why today’s top independent technical talent needs an agent, the unique qualities and experience these professionals need to possess to be represented by 10x, and how the agency’s rigorous vetting process and unique business model helps reduce recruiting and project risk for companies, while helping them run leaner and smarter.

Follow them on Twitter: @RishonBlumberg @jasonrubenstein @10xmgmt

November 23rd, 2015|
September 28, 2015 /

Executive Talent Onboarding

Sue hosts George Bradt, an executive onboarding expert, Managing Director of PrimeGenesis, and co-author of the book The New Leader’s 100-Day Action Plan.

George shares insights on an approach that can reduce new leader failure rate from 40% down to about 5%. He will help us understand why successful newly hired leaders don’t wait until the first day on the job to plan. Hear his tips on how to make a powerful first impression, identify and deactivate the seven major deadly onboarding land mines that can derail new executives, build a team and get early wins.

Follow him on Twitter: @georgebradt

September 28th, 2015|
July 30, 2015 /

Talent Management in Startups

Sue Bethanis hosts Tina Dao, MBA, Director of Product Engineering at Fitbit. As a leader of technical teams, combined with her experience working in large established companies as well as smaller startups, Tina possesses a well-rounded perspective on talent management for later stage startups. She shares how a passion for talent is strongly connected to business results and offer her insights on recruiting and developing technical talent in later stage startups.

July 30th, 2015|
June 30, 2015 /

Insider’s View: Hiring and Developing Creative Talent

Sue hosts Bob Baxley, Head of Product Design, at Pinterest, and former senior executive at Apple.

As a leader of design teams, Bob brings a unique perspective to our conversation on talent management. He shares tips on recruiting and hiring creative talent, including how to evaluate creativity in the hiring process. He talks about the tension between business needs and creativity and its role in developing creative employees on the job as well as share his thoughts on grooming creative talent for future leadership positions.

Follow him on Twitter: @bbaxley


June 30th, 2015|
May 29, 2015 /

Act and Think Like a Leader

Sue hosts Herminia Ibarra, Chair of the Organizational Behavior department, and the founding director of The Leadership Transition executive education program at INSEAD. She is the author of the book, Act Like a Leader, Think Like a Leader and was named a Thinkers50 most influential business guru.

Herminia helps us understand why one’s ability to step up to leadership can be hindered by a highly introspective approach. She explains how change really works, and how applying the “outsight” principle reshapes our image of our selves, our jobs and our potential.

Follow her on Twitter: @HerminiaIbarra

May 29th, 2015|
April 23, 2015 /

Demystifying Talent Management

Sue hosts Kimberly Janson, a 20-year seasoned talent management and development professional in Fortune 500 companies, and author of the book, Demystifying Talent Management: Unleash People’s Potential to Deliver Superior Results.

Kimberly helps us understand the importance of establishing strong talent management practices and how the components of talent management work together to help companies deliver on business strategy. Explore common roadblocks that prevent companies from delivering an exceptional experience for employees that enable them to thrive, and discuss how managers, leaders and human resource professionals can work together to remove them and unleash talent potential.


April 23rd, 2015|
March 31, 2015 /

The Future of Work and Talent Management

Sue hosts Jacob Morgan, a globally-recognized thought leader on the future of work, keynote speaker, Forbes columnist and author of the book The Future of Work: Attract New Talent, Build Better Leaders, and Create a Competitive Organization.

Jacob discusses the key trends shaping the workplace of the not-too-distant future and how they will impact organizations, current management practices, and how employees will work. His insights will help us think about the changes we need to make to attract, develop, retain and manage talent in the new world of work.

Follow Jacob on Twitter: @JacobM


March 31st, 2015|
February 27, 2015 /

Hiring Top Talent

Sue hosts Lou Adler, CEO/Founder of The Adler Group, a training and search firm which helps companies make hiring top talent a systematic business process, and author of the book, The Essential Guide for Hiring and Getting Hired: A Performance-based Hiring Handbook.

Lou helps us understand why in the war for talent, in which the demand is greater than the supply, companies are using the wrong talent strategies. He discusses how traditional hiring methods and policies get in the way of finding top talent, shares why the performance-based hiring process is so effective and offers tips on how companies can begin to maximize the quality of hire and raise the talent bar.

Follow him on Twitter: @LouA

February 27th, 2015|
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