As a leader, how do you know whether you’re betting on the best people to bring your organization to a new level of performance? Whether you’re an investor, owner, or responsible for a transformative program, you need to get it right. You need someone who’s wired for the business unusual moment - we call them HiPER leaders. Join David Morris, founder and CEO of HiPER Solutions, and his guests as they intimately unpack what makes a HiPER leader distinct from a traditional leader and, ultimately, one that can change the world. For more information visit: www.hipersolutions.com
20. Enabling Talent for Intrapreneurship with Stephen Dover
Crafting a culture where corporate intrapreneurs thrive requires intentionality. Doing so in an international investment enterprise with $1.5 trillion under management takes a game-changer. Stephen Dover, the Chief Market Strategist and head of the Franklin Templeton Investment Institute, joins the HiPERleadership podcast to discuss the culture he built to enable a global team for success while dismantling the traditional corporate hierarchy.
19. Grace Under Pressure with Secretary Cathryn Rivera-Hernandez
Just eight months into her role as Appointments Secretary for the State of California, Cathryn Rivera-Hernandez found herself in the situation room with Governor Gavin Newsom. With her cabinet experience during 9/11, Cathryn was asked to support those on the frontlines of COVID-19, while also being faced with staffing an administration during an unprecedented global health crisis.
As the California Appointments Secretary, Cathryn and her team are responsible for recruiting the roughly 4,000 Governor appointed positions throughout the state. Hiring in government has its challenges; however, as the realities of COVID-19 settled in, Cathryn and her team had to quickly pivot their approach.
In this episode of HiPERleadership, Secretary Cathryn Rivera-Hernandez shares how she rolled up her sleeves and creatively sourced new talent at a time when changing careers was exponentially more stressful. Cathryn also shares valuable recruiting tips to find talent that align with your company's mission and can exhibit grace under pressure.
18. Effecting Change with Secretary Lourdes Castro Ramírez
Trying to solve complex social issues like affordable housing and homelessness would be too daunting of a mission for most people. However, for Secretary Lourdes Castro Ramírez, she sees it as an opportunity to effect real change and engage the community, while giving back.
In this episode of HiPERleadership, Secretary Castro Ramírez shares with us what it takes to be a servant leader, how she helped address a housing crisis in San Antonio, Texas by involving the individuals most affected, and how she is working to do the same in solving the homeless and housing crises impacting California. The Secretary provides us with actionable insights on how to earn trust, hire great people, and make change happen within a complex government system.
17. Driving Culture & Performance with Ron Alvesteffer
In 2002, Ron Alvesteffer became President of Service Express overnight. During his tenure as President, Ron has taken the company from a local service provider maintaining server rooms, with $10MM in revenue, to an international player with $200MM in revenue.
According to Ron, the keys to a performance driven culture are trust, communication, and curiosity. In this episode, Alvesteffer shares how he and his team apply these principles to the business and how they’ve had consistent double-digit growth as a result. Ron opens up about how he uses data to align company and employee goals, as well as how he gains air cover from the company’s founder and investors.
16. Why Alignment Enables Rapid Growth with Girish Rishi
In 2016, JDA Software, today known as Blue Yonder, was valued at $2.8 billion. In April 2021, Panasonic announced it will acquire Blue Yonder at an $8.5 billion valuation. When Blue Yonder CEO Girish Rishi was hired as an outsider to lead the company, he knew he had an uphill battle to establish trust within the organization. In this episode, Girish shares the keys to leading a company on a transformation journey, which can be applied to any organization big or small. The number one strategy: alignment. This episode goes beyond the theory of alignment and dives deep into practical steps leaders can take early on across direct reports and stakeholders to get on the same page.
15. What Can Business Leaders Learn from the Hurricane Irma Recovery? with Joelle Marquis
Define a clear mission. Identify your key stakeholders. Assemble the right team. Own the culture. Execute. Those are the keys to success that Joelle Marquis took to help her Florida community recover from the devastating damage caused by Hurricane Irma in September 2017.
In this episode you’ll hear how Joelle, a Senior Partner at Arsenal Capital Partners, sprung into action to help her community physically and emotionally recover from the hurricane and how the lessons learned can be applied in your next big endeavor.
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Fantastic conversations with true game-changing leaders about what makes a leader high impact. David really asks great questions that dive deeper than what you’ll typically hear on other podcasts. It’s obvious he has real business experience himself and knows what is most relevant for listeners. Keep up the good work David and team!
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