11 episodes

Be Human Project exists to embolden leaders to experiment with making their businesses and organizations more human.

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Be Human Project exists to embolden leaders to experiment with making their businesses and organizations more human.

    Memento Mori (Ep. 10)

    Memento Mori (Ep. 10)

    Listen to this episode if:
    You have had an idea that took you out of your comfort zone or if you have ever wanted to inspire people in your organization to first seek what is possible before deciding what is probable.

    Short Description:
    The entrepreneurial journey of Attilio D’Agostino. What is possible for a human life if you knew that today could be your last.

    Music Credits:
    Shofunkan by Snarky Puppy
    Balloons Rising, Cayon by AA Aalto
    Night Owl, Something Elated by Night Owl
    Smoke by Rafael Archangel

    • 48 min
    How to Build a Space for Humans (Ep.9)

    How to Build a Space for Humans (Ep.9)

    Listen to this episode if:
    You are trying to lead people through change and want your solution to be the most long-lasting.

    Short Description: Ken Crabiel and Cindy Bambini, two humans from Cannon Design, share with us what inspired them to dig deeper into the needs of the communities they serve. They also offer a methodology for how to go about using something like space or the built environment as a canvas for a larger discussion about what humans really need.

    • 24 min
    Laurence Hillman and Richard Olivier: The Human Language for Leadership (Ep. 8)

    Laurence Hillman and Richard Olivier: The Human Language for Leadership (Ep. 8)

    Listen to this episode if:
    You are expecting an increase in creativity and cognitive flexibility in yourself and those you lead.

    Short Description: Through dramatic characters and archetypes, Richard Olivier and Laurence Hillman have designed a scaffolding for describing the parts of human cognition that are harder to define. They are not tangible or always visible - kind of like values - and yet they are alive within us. And contemporary leaders facing complex challenges and accelerating change must harness this part of human cognition to be effective.

    • 25 min
    Cy Wakeman: Don’t Bring Your Whole Self to Work (Ep. 7)

    Cy Wakeman: Don’t Bring Your Whole Self to Work (Ep. 7)

    Listen to this episode if:
    You are exhausted at trying to implement “best practices” for making your business more human, and you want to get rid of the drama.

    If you are someone who has had a leadership role, you may have become frustrated with top-down approaches to making change happen in your organization. There are a lot of measures we take from a human resources perspective to get buy-in, to make concessions and to make systems optimized for human beings.

    And it is in that context that Cy Wakeman’s point of view becomes compelling: What if instead of working to orchestrate the perfect circumstances for everyone, we challenge one another to show up as our higher selves? What if, the next time you faced a challenge, you would not shake your fist toward the sky at the fates? What if, instead, you entreated your team to ask: What would great look like?

    This episode outlines the basis of Cy’s ideas. You can prepare to be challenged and have many of your preconceived notions on creating a human-centered workspace called into question.

    • 32 min
    Scott Ginsberg: The Boldness to Reinvent (Ep. 6)

    Scott Ginsberg: The Boldness to Reinvent (Ep. 6)

    Listen to this episode if:
    You are looking to offer a playful way to reinvent yourself or others.

    Short Description:
    Scott Ginsberg may be the only person who never needs an introduction. That is because, for the past 20 years, he has worn a nametag. All the time. Yes, even then. It is tattooed on his body. That commitment inspired countless articles and books on what his life has been like. He has toured the world with speaking engagements and corporate retreats. He wrote a rock opera and produces his own albums. He has been featured in USAToday, 20/20, NPR and Entrepreneur Magazine. Almost all of this is possible because of his willingness to live with his name out there…for everyone. Boldly. That decision accelerated his life in ways that would otherwise be invisible. As the result of a silly decision he made as a college student, he has gathered an understanding of human beings that is as complex and layered as his artistic expression. He has tested out what it really means to be human and how one can always reinvent.

    Background:
    Scott Ginsberg hellomynameisscott.com/

    • 28 min
    Justin Woodard: Making the Invisible Visible (Ep. 5)

    Justin Woodard: Making the Invisible Visible (Ep. 5)

    Listen to this episode if:

    You are working to connect deeper meaning and values to everyday activities of a group of humans.

    Short Description:

    Justin Woodard, CEO and president at Woodard Cleaning and Restoration, has taken a leadership approach that seeks to reveal what is most valued and unique about the humans that make up the Woodard network. As opposed to an authoritarian approach, Justin’s role within his organization focuses on creating an environment for emerging leadership. In this episode, you will hear ways that you can begin to experiment with ways to make the values of your organization more visible and how that process can add meaning to everyday employee and customer experiences.

    Music Credits:
    Shofunkan by Snarky Puppy
    Night Owl by Broke for Free, Creative Commons
    Feathersoft by Blue Dot Sessions, Creative Commons
    Heliotrope by Blue Dot Sessions, Creative Commons

    • 26 min

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