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Join Ron Lovett (who is obsessed with culture) as he speaks with thought leaders who share their experiences with building incredible high performing cultures.

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Join Ron Lovett (who is obsessed with culture) as he speaks with thought leaders who share their experiences with building incredible high performing cultures.

    Human Rights Watch: How to Create Safe Work Environments - Episode 64

    Human Rights Watch: How to Create Safe Work Environments - Episode 64

    Our guest is Colin Mincy - Chief People Officer at Human Rights Watch, a global non-profit and NGO of 500 staff based in New York.

    Human Rights Watch defends the rights of people in 90 countries, spotlighting abuses and bringing perpetrators to justice. Colin has had a long career in HR, culture, and training. He serves on boards and volunteers his time helping New York City’s workforce and new graduates by generating pathways out of poverty through employment opportunity

    In this episode of Scaling Culture, Ron and Colin discuss:


    How to provide a safe space where individuals feel safe to speak out

    The most common type of workplace event where human rights violations occur 

    Strategies on how to deal with unfortunate issues to ensure the best path forward. 


    For more information about Colin, please connect with him on LinkedIn.

    For more information about the Scaling Culture Podcast or the Scaling Culture Masterclass, go to scalingculture.org.

    • 39 min
    Instacart: Scaling Culture Through Rapid Growth - Episode 63

    Instacart: Scaling Culture Through Rapid Growth - Episode 63

    Our guest is Christina Hall - Chief Human Resources Officer for Instacart.

    Christina oversees the Company’s Human Resources, Recruiting, and Diversity Equity, and Inclusion functions. As CHRO. She brings a holistic people and talent strategy designed to attract, retain and develop employees at Instacart. She most recently served as Chief People Officer at LinkedIn, and previously worked at Facebook and Intuit.

    In this episode of Scaling Culture, Ron and Christina discuss:


    Instacart’s experience developing creative and effective systems to re-energize the culture when rapidly scaling during pandemic

    Strategies on how to make culture be part of the day-to-day?

    Communication tactics and systems to intentionally engage the workforce at all levels


    For more information about Christina Hall, please connect with her on LinkedIn.

    For more information about the Scaling Culture Podcast or the Scaling Culture Masterclass, go to scalingculture.org. 

    • 50 min
    General Motors: Becoming the Most Inclusive Company in the World - Episode 62

    General Motors: Becoming the Most Inclusive Company in the World - Episode 62

    Our guest is Ken Barrett - Global Chief of Diversity at General Motors.

    As General Motors’ first Global Chief of Diversity, Ken Barrett leads GM’s diversity and inclusion portfolio, which includes workforce diversity strategy, empowering employee resource groups, and fostering an inclusive culture that promotes diversity of thought to help GM compete and win in the marketplace.

    Prior to joining GM, Barrett, a retired Navy Captain, served as the Under Secretary of Defense’s acting director of the Office of Diversity Management and Equal Opportunity in Washington, D.C. He also served five years of award-winning performance as the U.S. Navy's Diversity Director, where he achieved historic levels of minority and female officer additions - a challenging shift from a previous dont ask dont tell mentality around LGBTQ+ in the forces. He also led transformational work-life balance initiatives. 

    In this episode of Scaling Culture, Ron and Ken discuss:


    GM's mission to become the most inclusive company in the world and some practices that keep them accountable 

    How to measure inclusion and GM’s 8 metrics

    Some hiring practices to attract from a diverse candidate pool  


    For more information about Ken Barrett, please connect with him on LinkedIn.

    For more information about the Scaling Culture Podcast or the Scaling Culture Masterclass, go to scalingculture.org.

    • 41 min
    Sunwing: Going From HR to People & Culture - Episode 61

    Sunwing: Going From HR to People & Culture - Episode 61

    Our guest is Deon Blyan - Director of  Global Talent Development at Sunwing Travel Group.
     
    Driven to help people thrive in dynamic organizational cultures, Deon spent 17 years in corporate retail operations in roles focused within learning, development, and people initiatives. In 2015, Deon aligned his career focus by officially joining the People & Culture side of business. Now within North America’s largest vertically integrated travel group, Deon oversees talent acquisition, training, development and engagement., bringing aligned methods of support and a collaborative approach while maintaining divisional uniqueness where necessary.      
     
    In this episode of Scaling Culture, Ron and Deon discuss:


    Sunwing's 2-year journey going from traditional HR to P&C, from administrative to strategic partnerships.

    How to unite culture and align teams when operating from 10+ countries around the world? 

    Leaders role in “change leadership” model

    Ways that all companies can reinforce leadership competencies of the future  


    For more information about Deon Blyan, please connect with him on LinkedIn.

    For more information about the Scaling Culture Podcast or the Scaling Culture Masterclass, go to scalingculture.org. 

    • 37 min
    Culture DNA: Defining and Hiring for It - Episode 60

    Culture DNA: Defining and Hiring for It - Episode 60

    Our guest is Brett Putter - the founder and CEO of CultureGene and the author of 2 books: “Culture Decks Decoded” and “Own Your Culture: How to Define, Embed and Manage your Company Culture”.

    Prior to founding CultureGene Brett was the Managing Partner at a specialist London based Executive Search firm where he successfully completed CxO, VP and Director level searches for over 400 companies.

    Brett is a contributor to Forbes and Entrepreneur.com who writes a popular blog on culture-driven companies and is a sought-after speaker. 

    In this episode of Scaling Culture, Ron and Brett discuss:



    Where many companies get hiring wrong when “hiring” for culture vs gut instinct? 

    How to really screen for values and behaviors? 

    Best practices for screening candidates from some of the most innovative companies in the world



    For more information about Brett Putter, please go to culturegene.ai or connect with him on LinkedIn or by email at brett@culturegene.ai



    For more information about the Scaling Culture Podcast or our upcoming Masterclass or our 2nd book “Scaling Culture”, go to ConnollyOwens.com.

    • 48 min
    Servant Leadership Legacy with Lieutenant Colonel Oakland McCulloch - Episode 59

    Servant Leadership Legacy with Lieutenant Colonel Oakland McCulloch - Episode 59

    Our guest is Lieutenant Colonel Oakland McCulloch, the author of “Your Leadership Legacy: Becoming the Leader You Were Meant to Be”

    In his 23 year career in the Army he held numerous leadership positions in the Infantry and Armor branches and instructed at the US Army Ordinance School, the US Army Command and General Staff College, the Australian Command and Staff College, University of South Alabama, and Stetson University.

    Leutenant Colonel McCulloch later became the Recruiting Operations Officer for the Eagle Battalion Army ROTC program at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University where he has more than doubled the size of the program in 6 years. 

    He received thirty-one military service awards including the Bronze Star, eight Meritorious Service Medals, and the Humanitarian Service Medal.




    In this special episode of Scaling Culture, Ron and LTC McCulloch discuss:



    What do “selfless service” and Servant Leadership mean? 

    What can we learn from our best and worst bosses? 

    Can we become leaders or is this something that only some people are born with?


    How to build a team where you as a leader make others feel valued and appreciated while still having them be the best version of themselves?



    For more information about LTC McCulloch, please go to www.ltcoakmcculloch.com or connect with him on LinkedIn.



    For more information about the Scaling Culture Podcast or our upcoming Masterclass or our 2nd book “Scaling Culture”, go to ConnollyOwens.com

    • 40 min

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