69 episodes

People leaders (that’s you!) are recruiters for your company.

Whether you are a CEO, CHRO, COO, recruiter, sourcer, HR Director, AI specialist or manager of your firm: you are a human hiring another human to reach the big hairy audacious goals you’ve promised both your shareholders and customers.

At The EI Recruiter, we love tech and human advancement. Podcast host Caroline Stokes, Author of Elephants Before Unicorns: Emotionally Intelligent HR Strategies To Save Your Company (Entrepreneur Press, 2019) has been in the heart of tech internationally for 27 years and advocates for organizations to adopt tech in order to achieve benchmarks faster. Many EI Recruiter podcast conversations spotlight various new technologies that can enhance your company’s operations.

But tech is only one piece of a much larger puzzle. At the EI Recruiter we believe that if work is to be meaningful, it has to first be human. Beyond tech, this podcast was created to help develop the many lenses of emotional intelligence to move you and your company forward.

In Season One, we spoke with guests across the emotional intelligence spectrum. We talked to bestelling authors including Kim Scott, Dorie Clark, Warren Berger, David Meade, Darrell West, Marshall Goldsmith, and Dr. Annie McKee with the goal of helping people leaders learn to adapt to the changing landscape of work. We also spoke about the tech and marketing aspect of business with employer brand leaders including Graeme Johnson, Erin Wilson, Bryan Chaney, and machine learning leaders including Beth Porter, Ulrik Juul Christiansen, Dr Charles Handler, and Raghav Singh.

The conversations were enlightening, entertaining, and inspiring. They are required listening for any people leader wanting to increase emotional intelligence to improve their company’s performance. Our conversations spotlighted the latest trends in organizational leadership; knowing these trends will enhance your ability to compete in the talent wars.

Season Two springboards off the first season to do a deeper dive on the challenges facing people leaders on the cusp of the fourth industrial revolution.

We are excited to have you join the conversation.

The Emotionally Intelligent Recruiter Caroline Stokes

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People leaders (that’s you!) are recruiters for your company.

Whether you are a CEO, CHRO, COO, recruiter, sourcer, HR Director, AI specialist or manager of your firm: you are a human hiring another human to reach the big hairy audacious goals you’ve promised both your shareholders and customers.

At The EI Recruiter, we love tech and human advancement. Podcast host Caroline Stokes, Author of Elephants Before Unicorns: Emotionally Intelligent HR Strategies To Save Your Company (Entrepreneur Press, 2019) has been in the heart of tech internationally for 27 years and advocates for organizations to adopt tech in order to achieve benchmarks faster. Many EI Recruiter podcast conversations spotlight various new technologies that can enhance your company’s operations.

But tech is only one piece of a much larger puzzle. At the EI Recruiter we believe that if work is to be meaningful, it has to first be human. Beyond tech, this podcast was created to help develop the many lenses of emotional intelligence to move you and your company forward.

In Season One, we spoke with guests across the emotional intelligence spectrum. We talked to bestelling authors including Kim Scott, Dorie Clark, Warren Berger, David Meade, Darrell West, Marshall Goldsmith, and Dr. Annie McKee with the goal of helping people leaders learn to adapt to the changing landscape of work. We also spoke about the tech and marketing aspect of business with employer brand leaders including Graeme Johnson, Erin Wilson, Bryan Chaney, and machine learning leaders including Beth Porter, Ulrik Juul Christiansen, Dr Charles Handler, and Raghav Singh.

The conversations were enlightening, entertaining, and inspiring. They are required listening for any people leader wanting to increase emotional intelligence to improve their company’s performance. Our conversations spotlighted the latest trends in organizational leadership; knowing these trends will enhance your ability to compete in the talent wars.

Season Two springboards off the first season to do a deeper dive on the challenges facing people leaders on the cusp of the fourth industrial revolution.

We are excited to have you join the conversation.

    Episode 69: Ron Carucci, CEO Navalent and Caroline Stokes, CEO of FORWARD talk about building an honest organization for the 2020s

    Episode 69: Ron Carucci, CEO Navalent and Caroline Stokes, CEO of FORWARD talk about building an honest organization for the 2020s

    Ron Carucci helps CEOs and their stakeholders tackle some of the most complicated transformations across food science innovation, biopharma R+D, Silicon Valley tech start-ups and has helped build leadership pipelines for global Fortune 100 companies.
    From working with the US Patent and Trademark Office, Price Waterhouse Coopers, McDonalds, CitiBank, Starbucks and the CIA, Ron is one of the most accessible,  insightful and practical organizational behaviour leaders I’ve had the pleasure to meet and share my conversation with you. 
    For the final episode of Season 2, join us whilst we have a discussion about how to approach your organizational transformation with honesty this decade.
    To learn more about Ron Carucci, I suggest you head on over to TED to see his talk on Power, or, I suggest hopping along to Harvard Business Review where you can find dozens of leadership thinking articles to transform the way you lead your organization.
    Quotes
    On leadership, “If you don't know what stories they're telling about you, you should assume they’re probably not flattering. And if people, if on a regular basis, two, three times a week, there are not people in your office comfortably telling you things that are uncomfortable to hear, you can constantly assume that your leadership sucks. If you concluded that no news is good news, that's even worse. So what narratives are shaping and what data you're getting are two of the simplest metrics to know on the question, ‘Am I effective?’. 
    On hiring,  “I want to know why isn't the recruiting approach you're taking, the honest profiling briefing, why isn't that industry standard? Why is that just not the norm?”
    On purpose, “We’re about to launch our 15-year study on organizational honesty and justice and purpose to market. We learned through 3,200 interviews over a 15 year period that we can predict now under what conditions people will behave with justice, honesty and purpose”
    Contact details:
    https://www.navalent.com
    Ted talk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v234mvaUQ4o&feature=youtu.be
    Caroline Stokes – The Forward Co.
    Diagnose your organizations EQ to use the online diagnostic featured in Caroline Stokes’ new book Elephants Before Unicorns: Emotionally Intelligent HR Strategies To Save Your Company. 

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    Episode 68: Scott Hawthorn, CEO Native Shoes and culture development advocate

    Episode 68: Scott Hawthorn, CEO Native Shoes and culture development advocate

    Scott Hawthorn is a Vancouver-based creative entrepreneur and the co-founder and CEO of Native Shoes. Active in his community, Scott is also a co-founder and Board member of the Design Build Research Institute, and sits on the Board at Emily Carr University of Art and Design.
    Join us as Scott Hawthorn shares strategies for transitioning an organization to a purpose-driven one: defining the purpose and building the culture of a great organization. 
    In today’s episode you will learn:
    How workplace leaders can lead with a sense of curiosity and possibility How one CEO was motivated to lead a purpose-driven organization, and the positive, aligned corporate culture that followed Keys to finding meaning in the work experience and inspiring a passionate, happier, more engaged workforce How to define your organization’s purpose and attract like-minded talent  Quotes:
    “Culture is an important pillar of the organization. ... And an organization built around people who have a shared purpose is much more inspiring and a better, happier place to work.”
    “When you are defining your purpose, you have to use understandable language. … Create an understandable language so that people can identify and participate. If it isn’t inclusive and understandable then it doesn’t give people the opportunity to join.”
    You can connect with Scott Hawthorn via Instagram at @ScottHawthorn or @cabinoftheunknownmoose 
    Contact details:
    Scott Hawthorn on Instagram
    Cabin of the Unknown Moose on Instagram
    Native Shoes
    Simon Sinek: Start With Why
    Simon Sinek: The Infinite Game
    Caroline Stokes – The Forward Co.
    Diagnose your organization’s EQ using the online diagnostic featured in Caroline Stokes’ new book Elephants Before Unicorns: Emotionally Intelligent HR Strategies To Save Your Company. 

    • 22 min
    Episode 67: Meliessa Ogrodowski, Director of Learning and Development, Craft Brew Alliance

    Episode 67: Meliessa Ogrodowski, Director of Learning and Development, Craft Brew Alliance

    Meliessa Ogrodowski is a 20-year HR executive and, since 2015, Director of Learning and Development at Craft Brew Alliance, shifting their culture.
    Join us as Meliessa and her CBA colleague Andy Edmundson share insider take-aways from CBA’s cultural journey; tips and truths guaranteed to benefit any organization looking to embrace and support organizational change.
    In today’s episode you will learn:
    How to drive transformation and make organizational culture a top priority – and who holds the key Fundamentals for ensuring successful company-wide engagement in a change strategy Effective ways of communicating and reinforcing new cultural norms so that a cultural shift becomes permanent How culture and employee buy-in can become an organization’s competitive advantage Quotes:
    Meliessa Ogrodowski: “It (organizational cultural transformation) needs alignment at the very top. If just the HR dept makes the decision, it’s not enough. It can’t happen in a vacuum. And we attribute our success to the fact that we had a committed executive team and they have not wavered.”
    “Cultural transformation takes time. You have to take the long view. Be patient, be steadfast. We posted our best financial performance ever our last two years … and we do believe that culture has made the difference.”
    You can connect with Meliessa Ogrodowski on LinkedIn at meliessaogrodowski 
    Contacts Details:
    Meliessa Ogrodowski on LinkedIn
    Cy Wakeman – Reality-Based Leadership
    Caroline Stokes – The Forward Co.
    Diagnose your organization’s EQ to use the online diagnostic featured in Caroline Stokes’ new book Elephants Before Unicorns: Emotionally Intelligent HR Strategies To Save Your Company. 

    • 32 min
    Episode 66: Jennifer Fondrevay, M&A expert, author of 'Now What? A Survivor's Guide for Thriving Through Mergers and Acquisitions'

    Episode 66: Jennifer Fondrevay, M&A expert, author of 'Now What? A Survivor's Guide for Thriving Through Mergers and Acquisitions'

    Jennifer Fondrevay is author of Now What? A Survivor’s Guide for Thriving Through Mergers and Acquisitions. Jennifer is an organizational transformation consultant advising business leaders on how to prepare for the human capital challenges of mergers and acquisitions. 
    Join us as Jennifer Fondrevay shares important strategies for guiding a human-centred approach to business transformation, where employees are at the heart of the change.
    In today’s episode you will learn:
    Why 79 percent of mergers and acquisitions fail to meet their financial goals in the first year How forward-thinking leaders can avoid pitfalls such as the “Us Versus Them” dynamic that frequently follows a merger and acquisition announcement What really undermines a successful M & A deal, and how to prevent it Steps leaders can take to retain the vision, momentum, and especially the talent acquired, post M & A Quotes:
    Jennifer Fondrevay: “If you haven’t from the get-go defined what the vision is going to be and how it’s going to come to life and the role that the work force plays in delivering the vision, you are going to have a really hard time holding onto key talent.”
    “This is not an HR-only problem. Everyone has to be accountable. All executives need to consider what the roles will be for this business to be successful. To make the vision become a reality. Own it from the beginning.”
    You can connect with Jennifer Fondrevay via Twitter at @jjfondrevay
    Contact details:
    Jennifer Fondrevay on Twitter
    Jennifer Fondrevay’s website
    Jennifer Fondrevay: Now What? A Survivor’s Guide for Thriving Through Mergers and Acquisitions
    Geoffrey Moore: Crossing the Chasm
    Michael Watkins: The First Ninety Days
    Caroline Stokes – The Forward Co.
    Diagnose your organization’s EQ using the online diagnostic featured in Caroline Stokes’ new book Elephants Before Unicorns: Emotionally Intelligent HR Strategies To Save Your Company. 
     

    • 30 min
    Episode 65: Nir Eyal, author of Hooked and Indistractable

    Episode 65: Nir Eyal, author of Hooked and Indistractable

    Nir Eyal, often referred to as “the prophet of habit-forming technology,” writes, consults, and teaches about the intersection of psychology, technology, and business. He is the best-selling author of Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products and Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life.
    Join us for this first podcast of the decade, as we discover ways to harness both personal and organizational well-being and productivity, and make 2020 your most indistractable year yet.
    In today’s episode you will learn:
    One simple guiding principle for handling distractions The ten-minute rule, borrowed from psychology - use it to support at-work productivity How to build an emotionally intelligent and indistractible organization The four-step model that you can adapt and customize to manage any distraction Quotes:
    Nir Eyal: 
    “Most people struggle with tech distractions, but there are others that are less obvious, such as email, or superfluous meetings. We want to beat up on tech but that’s not actually the real source of the problem. And when we give up, when people tell us we have to hold our breath and wait for the tech companies to do something about it or the government to legislate it—that’s just not going to happen. Change your mindset about the problem to empower yourself.”
    “Distraction in the workplace is a symptom of cultural dysfunction. Conditions in the workplace can literally drive people crazy. There is a type of work environment that has been shown to correlate with anxiety and depression … These causes can be traced to what makes people very distracted.”
    You can connect with Nir Eyal via Twitter at @nireyal 
    Contact details:
    Nir Eyal on Twitter
    Nir Eyal’s website
    Nir Eyal: Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products
    Nir Eyal: Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life
    Caroline Stokes – The Forward Co.
    Diagnose your organization’s EQ using the online diagnostic featured in Caroline Stokes’ new book Elephants Before Unicorns: Emotionally Intelligent HR Strategies To Save Your Company. 

    • 29 min
    Episode 64: Tim Sackett, President, HRU Technical Resources, Author of 'The Talent Fix: A Leader's Guide to Recruiting Great Talent'

    Episode 64: Tim Sackett, President, HRU Technical Resources, Author of 'The Talent Fix: A Leader's Guide to Recruiting Great Talent'

    Tim Sackett is an HR and talent acquisition specialist, international speaker, and President of HRU Technical Resources, an IT and Engineering staffing firm. He wrote the best-selling book The Talent Fix: A Leader’s Guide to Recruiting Great Talent, and in 2018 was named the #8 global recruitment influencer by Onalytica, and a top 10 global HR influencer by Workforce magazine.
    Join us as Tim Sackett shares insights on the most important role of HR in any organization, and how to use that role to drive positive corporate culture and build fantastic organizations.
    In today’s episode you will learn:
    How the CEO and senior leaders can most effectively influence the growth of a strong organizational culture. Practical ways for HR leaders to create a dynamic and positive relationship with the CEO. A revealing look at how great leaders shape great organizations. A simple but transformative mindset for cultivating employee retention. Quotes
    On the present-day role of HR: “The modern-day function of HR is to own performance across the organization. HR understands well how to drive performance. Show leaders how it’s done, then you drive the performance culture across the organization.”
    On employee retention: “The best hire that you ever make is the one you don’t have to make. We should be doing more to keep the people we have working for us.”
    You can connect with Tim Sackett via Twitter at @TimSackett. 
    Tim Sackett on Twitter
    Tim Sackett: The Talent Fix: A Leader’s Guide to Recruiting Great Talent
    Caroline Stokes – The Forward Co.

    • 36 min

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