233 episodes

Join internationally known business performance expert and author, Pamela S. (“Pam”) Harper, Founding Partner and CEO of Business Advancement Inc., and her business partner/husband D. Scott (“Scott”) Harper, an internationally known innovation expert, for thought-provoking conversations with visionary leaders who are transforming the face of business. Each week, a new show focuses on sparking fresh insights, inspiration, and immediately useful ideas to take you and your organization to new heights of success in this rapidly changing world.

Growth Igniters Radio Pamela S. Harper and D. Scott Harper

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 12 Ratings

Join internationally known business performance expert and author, Pamela S. (“Pam”) Harper, Founding Partner and CEO of Business Advancement Inc., and her business partner/husband D. Scott (“Scott”) Harper, an internationally known innovation expert, for thought-provoking conversations with visionary leaders who are transforming the face of business. Each week, a new show focuses on sparking fresh insights, inspiration, and immediately useful ideas to take you and your organization to new heights of success in this rapidly changing world.

    The CEO’s Key Role in Increasing Innovation ROI - ep. 191R

    The CEO’s Key Role in Increasing Innovation ROI - ep. 191R

    At a time when it’s more important than ever to get the greatest possible value from innovation, listen again to our Fan Favorite episode 191. Scott and I speak with Tendayi Viki, an award-winning thought leader, author and corporate innovation expert. We discuss insights from his third book, “Pirates In The Navy: How Innovators Drive Transformation,” and how they apply to increasing innovation ROI.
    As Associate Partner at Strategyzer, Tendayi works with companies to develop their internal ecosystems so they can innovate for the future while managing their core business. He was shortlisted for the 2021 Thinkers50 Innovation Award and was named on the Thinkers50 2018 Radar List for emerging management thinkers to watch. He is also a regular contributor at Forbes.
    You’ll gain insights on:
    Why continuous innovation in an established company (beyond start-up) can be so challenging The myths of leading innovation and how they can decrease value Three immediately useful ideas for CEOs and top leadership to create a greater ROI for innovation

    • 42 min
    Navigating the Challenges of Visionary Leadership in the Post-Pandemic World

    Navigating the Challenges of Visionary Leadership in the Post-Pandemic World

    Listen again to this Fan-Favorite Episode as we discuss how leadership teams re-envisioning the future can gain commitment in the face of stakeholder pushback. If you are re-envisioning your company’s future direction to better respond to changing needs and emerging opportunities triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic and economic volatility, this episode will provide insights about what it takes to go from big ideas to big results.
    Highlights include:
    The most critical principle to remember as your leadership team re-envisions the future One of the top reasons for mysterious stakeholder pushback Three immediately actionable ideas to increase stakeholder commitment to a new direction

    • 29 min
    The Key to Increasing Negotiation Success in High-Stakes Scenarios - Ep 192R

    The Key to Increasing Negotiation Success in High-Stakes Scenarios - Ep 192R

    In this Fan-Favorite episode, Scott and I revisit our conversation with Fotini Iconomopoulos, an award-winning negotiation consultant, keynote speaker, and MBA instructor. She is regularly featured in the media, and her book, “Say Less, Get More — Unconventional Negotiation Techniques to Get What You Want,” has just “celebrated its first birthday.”
    For the last decade, Fotini has been empowering Fortune 500 executives and their teams to achieve their objectives through her expertise in negotiation strategy, communication, and persuasion. She has been recognized for her achievements and philanthropic work with the Network of Executive Women’s national Inclusion award as well as the Greek America Foundation’s Top 40 under 40 award. (learn more about Fotini Iconomopoulos below)
    You’ll gain insights on: When & why a CEO or C-Suite executive might decide to redefine their negotiation strategy The key to negotiating in high stakes scenarios where people have opposing positions Three immediately useful ideas for negotiating with different types of stakeholders

    • 33 min
    The Next Big Wave for Business: Multi-Stakeholder Societal Benefit– Ep 207

    The Next Big Wave for Business: Multi-Stakeholder Societal Benefit– Ep 207

    Scott and I speak with Andrew Hollo, the director and principal consultant at Workwell Consulting. We discuss the growing trend for businesses of all sizes to collaborate with their diverse stakeholders on strategies that create a lasting positive impact for society and build financial value.
    Andrew is one of Australia’s leading experts in realizing the potential of organizations and groups to develop big ideas and gain collective results. In over 20 years, Andrew has led almost 1000 projects for clients who deliver substantial public value: government and non-government, privately held and non-profit organizations.
    You’ll gain insights on: Why multi-stakeholder societal benefit matters now more than ever Top leadership implications for CEOs, C-Suites and Boards Immediately useful ideas for leading an organization to create multi-stakeholder societal benefit  

    • 42 min
    The Secret to Preserving Your Company's Culture in the Hybrid/Remote Workplace - ep. 195b

    The Secret to Preserving Your Company's Culture in the Hybrid/Remote Workplace - ep. 195b

    This Fan-favorite episode is especially relevant as more companies are changing the structure of their workplaces to include various forms of remote working. Scott and I discuss the keys to preserving what makes your company special as your organization grows and evolves.
    You'll gain insights on: The challenge as well as opportunities for preserving your company's culture when everyone isn't in one place Debunking myths about what it takes to maintain your company's unique culture over time Three immediately useful ideas for transforming while preserving the most important aspects of your company's culture, even with a remote workforce

    • 18 min
    How CEOs Can Strengthen Employee Engagement Through Virtual Events – Ep 206

    How CEOs Can Strengthen Employee Engagement Through Virtual Events – Ep 206

    Whether your workplace is hybrid or fully remote, listen as Scott and I speak with Robbie Samuels – an author, speaker, and business growth strategy coach who is also a virtual event design consultant and executive Zoom Producer.
    Robbie has been recognized as a “networking expert” by Harvard Business Review, Forbes, and Inc, and as an “industry expert in the field of digital event design” by JDC Events. As a virtual event design consultant, he assists organizations with bringing their events strategically online with less stress and greater participant engagement (read Robbie Samuels full bio below).
    You’ll gain insights on: How strategically designed virtual events can open new conversations that foster company culture The roles of CEO and C-level leaders in ensuring a successful outcome for virtual events Immediately useful ideas for creating high impact virtual events with less stress and greater participant engagement

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

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12 Ratings

12 Ratings

JoshCrist ,

Empowering, insightful and actionable! 🙌

Whether you’re well established as someone who can translate creative energy into the impact you want to have on the world, or just getting started as a catalyst for change - this is a must-listen podcast for you! Pam and Scott do an incredible job leading conversations that cover a huge breadth of topics related to the ins and outs of building a thriving enterprise - and life you can be proud of - with leaders who’ve actually walked the path. Highly recommend listening and subscribing!

Todd Cherches ,

One of the best leadership podcasts out there

I've done about 60 podcast interviews since my book, "VisuaLeadership," was published last year, and Pam and Scott Harper's Growth Igniters Radio is by far one of my favorites! Not only is this show exceptionally well-done in terms of production quality and professionalism, but Pam and Scott are master interviewers who truly bring out the best in their guests.

Sid Vaidya ,

Game Changing Discussions!

Pam and Scott, I have been listening to your radio show for quite some time and very happy to also be featured on it. The topics you both select are very relevant and dive deeper into the subject matter. I will keep listening and pass the word along as well!!! Cheers, Sid.

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