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What is Strategic Enterprise Education?
Vivek Sharma, founder and CEO of InStride, discusses how strategic enterprise education helps corporations achieve their business goals; why investing in your employees is critical, even during a pandemic; and the changing nature of education.
How the Pandemic Highlights Digital Inequality
Todd Marks, CEO of Mindgrub, discusses the work that Mindgrub does to bridge the digital divide, how the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted this inequality, and why we need to have a government that prioritizes big goals and takes bold action.
Aligning Your Senior Leaders in Times of Change
Brett Simpson joins the podcast for the second episode in our series, “The Future of Work.” Simpson is the managing director of Elevate Simply and a member of the Kansas City Business Journal Leadership Trust. He’ll discuss what alignment means, the fact that senior leadership teams likely aren’t in alignment around basics such as company purpose or priorities, and how chaotic times like the coronavirus pandemic highlight the need for alignment to ensure the future viability of companies.
Optimizing Your Workspace
Courtnay Bradley joins the podcast for the first episode in our Future of Work series, “Optimizing Your Workspace.” Bradley is the founder and chief purpose officer of Trilogie and a member of the Kansas City Business Journal Leadership Trust. She discusses how companies need to think about the future of their workspace (which is more than just furniture!).
A New Jobs Plan: Reduce Friction in the Hiring Process
Ed Barrientos joins the podcast for the third episode in our series, “Startup Nation.” Barrientos is the Chairman and CEO of Brazen Technologies and a member of the Washington Business Journal Leadership Trust. He discusses how less friction and pre-interviews with job candidates can help reduce the time and cost of hiring talent.
Is Austin Still Weird?
Eugene Sepulveda joins the podcast for the second episode in our series, “Start Up Nation”. Sepulveda is the CEO of Entrepreneur Foundation and a member of the Austin Business Journal Leadership Trust. He’ll discuss how Austin is attracting early-stage companies and the impact of startups on Austin’s storied culture.