Talent Champions is the best source of relevant and engaging discussion focused on the issues facing the world of HR and talent development. Join host and talent development veteran, Diana Thomas, on your commute, coffee break, down time, and gym time as she shares best practices, promotes new approaches and discusses important solutions available to HR and talent development professionals.
Episode #50: Sparking a renaissance of trust with Stephen M. R. Covey
We live in a low-trust age, but that shouldn’t stop us from being the change the world needs. Trustworthiness and trustfulness are the foundations of a thriving work culture, and Stephen M. R. Covey has loads of practical advice for creating the environment that will enable organizations to thrive and win today and in the future.
Episode #49: Navigating an executive career with Justin Lombardo
Throughout his varied and fascinating career in learning, healthcare, and now human resources, Justin Lombardo has learned a lot about digging in and letting go. In this episode, he and Diana discuss ways to be a continuous learner, how to know when it’s time to move on from your role or organization, and ideas for managing the needs of a stressed-out workforce while maintaining a strategic point of view.
Episode #48: Leader, Lead Thyself with Jack Groppel
Self-care is absolutely essential for everyone, and top leaders tend to be the most likely to let recovery time slip away in their demanding lives. Jack Groppel, author of The Corporate Athlete and professor at Judson University, explains why leaders set the tone for the whole culture by prioritizing their own needs. From co-founding the human performance institute at Johnson & Johnson to summitting Mt. Kilimanjaro with his 12-year-old son, Jack shares from his deep knowledge about how leaders can inspire their people by meeting their own needs first.
To find links to resources mentioned in this episode, visit talent-champions.com.
Episode #47: How empowered leaders create engaging work environments with Patrick Cournoyer
Today’s employees have three top concerns: diversity and inclusion; flexible working; and career growth. The leaders that are setting themselves and their organizations up for success in the future are focused on creating the best work environments where people are safe bringing their whole selves to work, as well as supported in their physical and mental wellbeing. Patrick Cournoyer, Chief Evangelist at Peakon, shares lots of ideas that enable leaders to focus on the things that matter most to their employees.
Episode #46: Practical ways to grow as a leader with Kevin Wilde
There are many resources out there to help leaders grow and develop, but it turns out that most significant growth occurs through challenges. In this episode, executive leadership expert Kevin Wilde offers tools to help us recognize growth opportunities, reflect on what we learn, and be intentional about carrying new lessons forward.
To access Kevin’s coachability assessment, visit our website, talent-champions.com.
Episode #45: How your purpose guides your life with Peggy Sealfon
Defining your purpose—that feeling of fire in your belly—is deeply connected with your overall health and wellness. In episode 45, we welcome back health and wellness coach Peggy Sealfon to discuss how to create a purpose, or vision statement, and hear about how to connect to your purpose every day. As she did in episode 21, Peggy shares a wealth of resources and tips to help all of us keep the most important things at the forefront of our lives.