40 episodes

Most leaders know that a strong culture is a foundation for building a great organization, but great cultures don't just happen on their own. Rather, they're designed and built systematically, brick by brick.  Each week, join David J. Friedman, the best-selling author of Culture by Design, as he speaks with extraordinary leaders, from all walks of life, and they share their biggest successes, failures, and lessons learned on their culture journeys.  If you're searching for the best insights on building a high-performing culture, then Culture Architects, a production of ForbesBooks, is for you.

Culture Architects David J. Friedman

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Most leaders know that a strong culture is a foundation for building a great organization, but great cultures don't just happen on their own. Rather, they're designed and built systematically, brick by brick.  Each week, join David J. Friedman, the best-selling author of Culture by Design, as he speaks with extraordinary leaders, from all walks of life, and they share their biggest successes, failures, and lessons learned on their culture journeys.  If you're searching for the best insights on building a high-performing culture, then Culture Architects, a production of ForbesBooks, is for you.

    Episode 20 | Part Two: Kevin Schnieders

    Episode 20 | Part Two: Kevin Schnieders

    In this second part, Kevin Schnieders fills in the details of his culture-building experiences at EDSI, and unpacks the title of ‘Chief Servant Leader.’ He and David discuss what it means to be recognized as a “cool place to work.”

    • 26 min
    Episode 20 | Part One: Kevin Schnieders

    Episode 20 | Part One: Kevin Schnieders

    In this episode, David welcomes Kevin Schnieders of Educational Data Services, Inc. Kevin started as a training consultant in 1994, working his way up to eventually become CEO in 2007 — or Chief Servant Leader, as he calls it. Under his care, today EDSI is not only a growing organization and provider of customized training and workforce development solutions, but also a top workplace. In part one, Kevin shares his journey into the leadership position, and his experiences in introducing intentional systems of culture in the company.

    • 29 min
    Episode 19 | Part Two: Saul Blinkoff

    Episode 19 | Part Two: Saul Blinkoff

    David continues his conversation with Saul Blinkoff. In this second part, Saul shares more leadership and culture-building experiences across different studios and projects, as well as his biggest learning about culture from his decades-long career in animation.

    • 33 min
    Episode 19 | Part One: Saul Blinkoff

    Episode 19 | Part One: Saul Blinkoff

    Here at Culture Architects, we also take time to explore culture from the perspective of other disciplines. For over 20 years, Saul Blinkoff — animator, director, producer, and life coach — has worked with some of the biggest names in media and entertainment. In this episode, he and David sit down to talk about what culture-building is like with creatives.

    • 27 min
    Episode 18 | Part Two: Adam House

    Episode 18 | Part Two: Adam House

    David continues his conversation with Adam House Sr. In this second part, Adam shares his take on the importance of culture in a growing organization, as well as his culture-building plans for future entrepreneurial ventures.

    • 22 min
    Episode 18 | Part One: Adam House

    Episode 18 | Part One: Adam House

    In this episode, David welcomes serial entrepreneur, executive coach, and professional growth expert Adam House Sr. With over 20 years of experience in launching and scaling companies, Adam's journey towards becoming a serial entrepreneur has taken him across multiple industries — including professional basketball at one point. With each industry and each company comes some new insight into culture-building.

    • 22 min

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