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.

December 16, 2014 /

Capturing Rookie Smarts

Sue hosts Liz Wiseman, a leadership expert recognized by Thinkers50 and author of of the new Wall Street Journal best seller book Rookie Smarts: Why Learning Beats Knowing in the New Game of Work.

Drawing on both personal experience and extensive research, Liz explains why those who are inexperienced should not be underestimated. Listen why the ability to learn can be more important than what we know and tips for renewing your mind and skills to become a perpetual rookie.

Follow her on Twitter: @LizWiseman

May 29, 2014 /

The Necessity of Strangers

Sue hosts Dr. Alan Gregerman, President and Chief Innovation Officer of Venture Works Inc. Dr. Gregerman is an internationally-respected expert on business strategy, innovation, and the customer experience as well as an award-winning author of three books on innovation and business success.

Dr. Gregerman shares insights from his latest book, The Necessity of Strangers: The Intriguing Truth About Insight, Innovation, and Success, to help us understand why our individual and business success is dependent on strangers. His tips help develop a more stranger-centric mindset so we can tap into the value strangers can offer us and unlock leadership and business potential.

Follow him on Twitter at: @alan_gregerman

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


November 29, 2012 /

Designing for Growth

Sue hosts Jeanne Liedtka, strategist and professor of business administration at the Darden School of the University of Virginia, particularly known for her work on strategic thinking, design thinking and organic growth. Jeanne will discuss her book, Designing for Growth: A Design Thinking Toolkit for Managers, and the ability to turn abstract ideas into practical applications for optimal business growth.

Follow her on Twitter: @jeanneliedtka

May 4, 2012 /

Your Business Re-designed

Sue hosts prominent design thinker Roger Martin, Dean of the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto.  Roger will discuss his book, The Design of Business: Why Design Thinking is the Next Competitive Advantage, and what it takes to keep an organization moving forward while not neglecting the efficiencies and rewards of the present offerings. Leaders at any level can learn how to hold space for these seemingly opposable goals for incredible competitive advantage.

Follow him on Twitter: @RogerLMartin

February 28, 2012 /

Clearing the Way for Progress

Sue hosts Teresa Amabile, renowned psychologist and author of The Progress Principle: Using Small Wins to Ignite Joy Teresa talks about the best and surprisingly small ways to motivate employees to think big and do their most creative and inspired work.

Follow her on Twitter: @TeresaAmabile

April 26, 2011 /

Social Media and Open Leadership

Sue hosts Charlene Li, founder of the Altimeter Group, author of the New York Times best-seller Open Leadership: How Social Technology Can Transform the Way You Lead, and co-author of the critically-acclaimed best-seller Groundswell: Winning in a World Transformed by Social Technologies, which was named one of the best business books in 2008. Charlene share tips on how social technology is forcing leaders to be more open – making for better, more equal relationships with customers and employees.

Follow her on Twitter: @charleneli

April 29, 2009 /

Real-time Issues on Innovation at Whirlpool

Sue hosts Nancy Tenant Snyder, Corporate Vice-President for Leadership and Strategic Competencies at Whirlpool, reporting to the CEO. She is the co-author (with Deborah Duarte) of Unleashing Innovation: How Whirlpool Transformed an Industry and is also the co-author of Mastering Virtual Teams and Strategic Innovation: Embedding Innovation as a Core Competency.

May 22, 2008 /

Distractions and Decision Making: A Leadership Challenge

Sue hosts Maggie Jackson, an award winning journalist who writes the popular “Balancing Acts” column for the Boston Globe and author of What’s Happening to Home? Balancing Work, Life, and Refuge in the Information Age and Distracted: The Erosion of Attention and the Coming Dark Age.

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