47 episodes

Opening authenticity in organizations allows us to bring more of who we are to what we do. Mike Horne helps people and culture leaders to discover their authentic selves to create an open, trusting, and fun workplace.

Authentic Change Mike Horne, Ph.D

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 11 Ratings

Opening authenticity in organizations allows us to bring more of who we are to what we do. Mike Horne helps people and culture leaders to discover their authentic selves to create an open, trusting, and fun workplace.

    Episode 046: Esteem and Leadership with Nenuca Syquia

    Episode 046: Esteem and Leadership with Nenuca Syquia

    “Having healthy self esteem allows you to be a better leader,” explains Nenuca Syquia, CEO and Co-Founder of Better Organizations By Design, a BIPOC and woman owned management consulting firm that designs scalable organizations. Nenuca joins Mike Horne in conversation to talk about the link between self-esteem and leadership and the importance of leadership within organizations.
    Leaders with low self-esteem often cause their teams to suffer and can be a major contributing factor to a toxic work environment. Many leaders have been promoted based on their technical abilities with no regard for their individual esteem or leadership qualities. This can cause leaders to be less effective and engage in toxic behaviors like being territorial, hypercritical, or resistant to receiving feedback. It is important to prioritize a leader's self-esteem because leaders are ulitmately responsible for creating the culture at an organization. 
    Tune into this week’s episode of the Authentic Change Podcast to learn more about the connection between self-esteem and leadership and why it is so important to promote leaders who are confident. 
    Quotes:
    “Leaders are so critical in terms of making or breaking companies.” (4:24-4:32 | Nenuca)
    “I know people joke about hating Mondays, but if you actually really do hate Mondays, I would invite you to do some introspection as to why that actually is because there might be something about your work environment that's making that happen.” (6:37-6:50 | Nenuca)
    “Having healthy self-esteem allows you to be a better leader and people who don't have that, their teams suffer.” (8:29-8:37 | Nenuca)
    “Asking for external help is an act of courage.” (30:01-30:05 | Nenuca)
     
    Mentioned in this episode:
    Learn more about Mike Horne on Linkedin
    Email Mike at mike@mike-horne.com
    Find more about Leading People and Culture with Authenticity
     
    Learn more about Nenuca Syquia:

    Website: Boxd.us
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nenuca/
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    • 33 min
    Episode 045: Empowering Leaders to Build, Scale, and Refine

    Episode 045: Empowering Leaders to Build, Scale, and Refine

    “I wouldn't be in business for 20 years, if we didn't relentlessly focus on not just initiating great relationships, but nurturing those and sustaining those,” shares David Nour, CEO of Nour Group, a world-class global revenue growth advisory and managing services firm. David joins host Mike  Horne in conversation to talk about ways to empower leaders to build, scale, and refine their businesses. 
    In the right environment, employees feel safe to test new ideas and make their unique voices heard. In order to attract and retain the best talent for your organization, the focus needs to be on building and maintaining relationships. The best business leaders are always learning and keeping up the tenacity they had in the early days of the company. When complacency hits, growth slows to a halt. By focusing on sustaining relationships, elevating the voices of employees from all different backgrounds, and continuing to push the envelope by trying new things, leaders can ensure their business will continue to expand and succeed. 
    Tune into this week’s episode of the Authentic Change Podcast to learn more about the best way to empower leaders to build their businesses to both achieve and maintain successful growth. 
     
    Quotes:
    “If you can build an environment where people can quickly test ideas, you can hopefully quickly figure out what worked, what didn't, and be willing to kill 999 flowers to grow that one oak tree.” (6:09-6:23)
    “What happens over time is in some ways, success breeds complacency.” (8:35-8:40)
    “The day you stop learning, and stop growing as a leader, manager, and individual contributor, is the day you become complacent. And the day you become complacent, you're no longer valuable to your biggest asset, which I believe are your relationships.” (9:34-9:48)
    “I wouldn't be in business for 20 years if we didn't relentlessly focus on not just initiating great relationships, but nurturing and sustaining them.” (21:48-22:00)
    “I am always going to want the best version of you. I'm always going to push you to show up in the best possible version of yourself. And you may not be able to see that version, but I can see the ingredients. And when you come up short, I'm disappointed for you because I know what you're capable of.” (26:04-26:26)
    “It goes back to making the time and creating the space so others can be heard and feel valued. It is important that others feel like their ideas, their perspectives, and their voice matter.” (30:13-30:26)
     
    Mentioned in this episode:
    Learn more about Mike Horne on Linkedin
    Email Mike at mike@mike-horne.com
    Find more about Leading People and Culture with Authenticity
     
    Learn more about David Nour:
    Website: nourgroup.com
     
     
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    • 36 min
    Episode 044: Authentic Leadership: Emily Winston on Boichik Bagels and Scaling a Business

    Episode 044: Authentic Leadership: Emily Winston on Boichik Bagels and Scaling a Business

    “I knew it was technically possible to make the bagel I want to eat,” shares Emily Winston, founder of  Boichik Bagels in Berkeley, California. Growing up in suburban New Jersey, Emily cherished the days when her father would bring home H&H bagels after a long day of business in New York. When H&H went out of business in 2011, Emily was devastated and became determined to recreate the bagel that she had longed for. After 5 years of trial and error, Boichik Bagels was born. Emily joins host Mike Horne in conversation to talk about her experience creating her perfect bagel and how she scaled it into an efficient business model. 
    When Emily first figured out her bagel recipe, she was not thinking about using them to launch a career. Since she had a master’s in mechanical engineering, owning a bagel shop was never anything she had anticipated. After a lot of encouragement from her friends to pursue her passion, Emily began to get involved with the Bay Area’s rich entrepreneurship food scene, taking business classes and doing extensive networking. While she began with pop ups, Emily quickly realized that people would actually pay money for her bagels. This ultimately inspired her to invest in the necessary equipment to make bagel production more efficient and eventually led to the opening of her own shop. 
    Tune into this week’s episode of the Authentic Change Podcast to learn more about how Emily turned passion for bagels into a full scale and successful business.
     
    Quotes:
    “I never grew up thinking I was going to have a bagel shop. Not in a million years would I have guessed that I’d wind up where I am today.” (2:15-2:21)
    “Eating a lot of bagels was very much part of our standard family tradition. Sunday morning, my dad would go out to the local bagel shop, buy a bag of bagels. We'd have bagels with cream cheese and lox, and the Sunday New York Times would be spread around the kitchen table. It was great.” (2:39-3:02)
    “Fast forward many years I found myself in California and the bagels were not good. So I stopped eating them.” (4:42-4:48)
    “I knew it was possible to make the bagel I’d want to eat. So I just embarked on this new obsessive quest to recreate my bagel for me to eat.” (6:48-6:59)
     “I'm an engineer and I love equipment. I want the equipment to be efficient or else I am not going to do it.” (14:34-14:39)
    “Look, we're gonna do it, and it's gonna be hard. It's okay for something to be hard.” (37:18-37:21)
     
    Links:
    Connect with Emily Winston: 
    Website: boichikbagels.com 
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/emily-winston-8392672/
    Connect with Mike Horne: 
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikehorne1/ 
    Email Mike at mike@mike-horne.com
    Find more about  Leading People and Culture with Authenticity 
     
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    • 43 min
    Episode 043: Find The Leader in You with Mark Herschberg

    Episode 043: Find The Leader in You with Mark Herschberg

    Welcome to another episode of The Authentic Change Podcast, I am Mike Horne, your host and I am joined today by Mark Herschberg the author of The Career Toolkit.
    From tracking criminals and terrorists on the dark web to creating marketplaces and new authentication systems, Mark has spent his career launching and developing new ventures at startups, Fortune 500s and in academia. He helped to start the Undergraduate Practice Opportunities Program, dubbed MIT’s “career success accelerator,” where he teaches annually. At MIT, he received a B.S. in physics, a B.S. in electrical engineering & computer science, and an M.Eng. in electrical engineering & computer science, focusing on cryptography. At Harvard Business School, Mark helped create a platform used to teach finance at prominent business schools.
     
    Key Takeaways:
    [2:29] Why the Mark write Ther Career Toolkit?
    [3:54] Mark talks about the biggest takeaways from his book.
    [4:29] Who benefits the most from the teachings in Mark’s book?
    [5:37] Mark speaks about peer learning.
    [9:00] Mark relates learning to self-awareness as a way of promoting people to bring more of who they are to what they do.
    [10:56] How can people identify their set of leadership skills in addition to what might be expressed in a peer learning situation?
    [11:53] Who are Mark’s inspirational superheroes?
    [13:07] Does following certain applications lead to a path of success?
    [14:47] What do employers bring to employees and vice versa?
    [16:51] What are the conversations that leaders have to be having relative to careers?
    [19:56] Great power brings great responsibility.
    [20:38] Why do people need a career plan?
    [22:27] Who needs to invest in designing a career plan?
    [23:42] How do people get their managers interested in their careers? An annual review can help.
    [26:36] Mark talks about how some managers work versus how leaders guide and train.
    [28:28] Mark speaks about authenticity and integrity coming together in a career plan.
    [29:43] Mark talks about his free app and how it works.
    [32:22] Mark is a renowned ballroom dancer and he shares his wonderful experience as a dancer and how it helped him with his public speaking.
     
    Mentioned in this episode:
    Learn more about Mike Horne on Linkedin
    Email Mike at mike@mike-horne.com
    Find more about Leading People and Culture with Authenticity
     
    Visit The Career Toolkit Book
     

    • 35 min
    Episode 042: Establishing Greater Communication with Richard Newman

    Episode 042: Establishing Greater Communication with Richard Newman

    Welcome to another episode of The Authentic Change Podcast, I am Mike Horne, your host, and I am joined today by Richard Newman who provides insight on authenticity and integrity in ways that are uniquely shaped by his experience. Richard is an award-winning writer and an in-demand speaker, with expertise in leadership communication, storytelling, mindset, and personal impact. He is the founder and CEO of BodyTalk, global leaders in evidence-based communication since 2000, Richard and his team have trained 100 thousand people worldwide with clients from 46 countries.
     
    Key Takeaways:
    [2:26] Richard shares about himself.
    [5:40] The key to greater communication: Lift.
    [8:31] How do we know when someone is ready to be lifted?
    [10:19] What values drive people to lifting behaviors?
    [14:15] You have to be the real deal in order to achieve real connections among people.
    [17:20] Entering the pandemic, how did Richard experience our ability to be authentic with one another?
    [21:23] Does my leader care about me?
    [24:34] Richard talks about the advancements achieved in the last few decades in the work field.
    [25:45] People need to know they have a meaningful reason to move in one direction or the other.
    [27:04] A leader needs to start with intention rather than with strategies and tactics.
    [30:44] Richard talks about the alignment between purpose and words.
    [35:40] What does BodyTalk teach?
    [37:49] What is next in the world of work for Richard?
     
    Mentioned in this episode:
    Learn more about Mike Horne on Linkedin
    Email Mike at mike@mike-horne.com
    Find more about Leading People and Culture with Authenticity
    BodyTalk
    BodyTalk on Instagram

    • 40 min
    Episode 041: Unleash Your Potential with Sam Horn

    Episode 041: Unleash Your Potential with Sam Horn

    Welcome to another episode of The Authentic Change Podcast, I am Mike Horne, your host and I am joined today by Sam Horn, who is the founder and CEO at the Intrigue Agency; she’s a keynoter, a best-selling author, a consulter, and a media resource. Sam is the author of Someday Is Not a Day in the Week: 10 Hacks to Make the Rest of Your Life the Best of Your Life, which content really reflects on the concept of authenticity and integrity. Sam shares today how to unleash your potential and to stay aligned to your values.
     
    Key Takeaways:
    [2:23] Sam shares about herself.
    [3:36] Sam expands on the concept of “meaningful next.”
    [4:30] How does Sam approach integrity as a successful businesswoman?
    [6:18] How does Sam begin to connect her clients with their greatness?
    [10:05] Sam shares the secret sauce to unleash your potential through the four As.
    [14:50] If you don’t name it you don’t own it.
    [15:18] To be authentic we need to have done the work.
    [22:32] How are attitudes and values related?
    [24:28] Sam shares a story to explain how it feels to be out of alignment with your own values.
    [27:08] What was the outcome of writing Someday Is Not a Day in the Week?
    [29:58] What is the most exciting thing Sam is going through now?
    [32:53] Sam shares a special story.
     
    Mentioned in this episode:
    Learn more about Mike Horne on LinkedIn
    Email Mike at mike@mike-horne.com
    Find more about Leading People and Culture with Authenticity
     
    SamHorn.com
    INTRIGUEagency.com
    TongueFu.com
     

    • 37 min

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