Are You Ready For Your Interconnected Future?Your future holds great promise. Everyone in all groups and all geographic regions can benefit from the adjacent possibilities that technology affords. Our focus is on how people, interconnected through platforms and apps on global exchanges, can create the new institutions, organizations, career paths, and opportunities for themselves and others. On this podcast we interview entrepreneurs, technologists, and innovators who are helping to make that future a reality.
Laura Prisc on Conscious Leadership
Jeff interviews Laura Prisc, an Organization Leadership and Executive Coach as well as the author of Conscious Leadership: Are Your Leaders Wide Awake? Laura talks about Individual Empowerment and how she utilizes the diagnostic tool Strength Finders for self-discovery and Consciousness Leadership for team building and leadership development.
Some of the topics Jeff and Laura also discuss:
Collaboration as a way to approach life and work. (1:30)Laura’s career and background, and a few stories about her life. (2:50)How Laura defines “empowerment mentoring” and her use of Strengths Finder in the mentoring world. (7:50)The characteristics people have to overcome to become “empowered” and what it really means to be empowered. (10:44)A fresh interpretation of empowerment, and how to feel it for yourself. (13:15)Why Laura loves Strengths Finder and how she uses it. (15:00)Examples of what a Strengths Finder profile might illustrate. (16:30)The concept of “confident vulnerability”. (20:20)The definition of “consciousness leadership”. (21:30)What makes for a good leader in a new organizational paradigm? (24:30)Building emotional intelligence. (29:30)What does “consciousness leadership” as a tool. (30:55)Laura’s Podcast, Making Space For Conversation That Matter. (34:30)Are you enjoying our Interconnected Individuals podcast series? Don’t forget to subscribe on iTunes so you get notified when new episodes are released. You can also learn more about this podcast and Jeff Saperstein at InterconnectedIndividuals.com.
Dart Lindsley on Being "Whole and Alive" at Work
Jeff interviews Dart Lindsley, Google and former-Cisco Organization Design and Talent Executive in a second interview to discuss how to justify employee engagement to management. Dart also explores what it means to feel "whole and alive" at work.
Some topics covered by Jeff and Dart include:
Dart Reminds us of his Management Philosophy and addresses what managers and employers have historically gotten wrong. (1:20)How the culture at the companies Dart has been a part of contributes to “degrees of freedom” and employee engagement. (9:20)What “Workers as Customers” really means, and how to persuade management to invest in the concept and redefine the mission of the work unit. (14:00)Jeff’s observation that to date workers have been looked at as an expense, not an investment (or customer). (20:00)What it means to be whole and alive as a worker and the value component relative to being 'disengaged' at work. (22:15)Can workers really rise to the level to be “whole and alive” and also create enough value for the enterprise to thrive? Do millennials entering the workforce right from school have a different set of expectations? (27:40)The intangible things that improve relationships with workers but don’t cost the organization very much. (32:30)The transition from college to full-time employment. (35:00)A summary of what impact Dart would like to see happen for our individual work experiences and how to find what we want in career navigation. (37:30)Are you enjoying our Interconnected Individuals podcast series? Don’t forget to subscribe on iTunes so you get notified when new episodes are released. Learn more about this podcast and Jeff Saperstein at InterconnectedIndividuals.com.
Ninh Tran on the Future of HR and Recruiting
Jeff interviews Ninh Tran, Co Founder at Hiretual to discuss how Hiretual is using AI to screen and recruit talent for major companies and organizations. Ninh will discuss hiring trends, the talent recruiting process, and how individuals can improve online reputation and presence. He will also discuss the skills gap that you can actively work on to increase your market value and become more competitive for recruiters.
Some topics covered by Jeff and Ninh include:
the nature of online recruiting, how it has evolved over time, and how his company helps organizations in talent search. (1:30)emergent opportunities in fast-growing fields. (6:15)which professional characteristics and skills of individuals are most in-demand by recruiting organizations he works with. (10:20)Ninh's views on the future of HR. (12:35)Ninh's advice for those who want to get recognized and be more highly valued in the online job market (15:30)the do’s, don’ts, and merit of using videos in recruiting. (19:15)Ninh's passions and personal goals about and how it impacts his life and work. (24:40)Learn more about Hiretual at https://hiretual.com/ and learn more about this podcast and Jeff Saperstein at InterconnectedIndividuals.com.
Michael Perman on Imagining and Creating New Realities
Jeff interviews Michael Perman, Innovation Futurist, Author, and Consultant of C’Est What? about how Michael sees “the experience” as a marketing insight and how organizations and individuals can create new realities. His book "Craving the Future” provides guidance and practical exercises for you to develop a more creative, innovative mindset.
Some topics covered by Jeff and Michael include:
Michael explains the thesis of his new book, “Craving the Future”, and discusses what he believes people truly crave in their lives. (1:00)Michael identifies ways to re-imagine the future and create new realities for themselves (including skills and examples). (2:30)Jeff asks Michael a few questions about his own personal evolution, his creative mindset and career experience. (7:00)Michael discusses how his creative mindset and the way he saw the world transitioned over the course of his life and career. (11:00)Jeff asks Michael about his transitions between different roles in his own career and how people can “re-imagine” themselves. (13:35)Michael explains how one should approach the challenges to working in a ‘resistant’ environment. (16:25)Michael discusses how he’s been able to maintain passion and enthusiasm throughout his career, and discusses what motivates him today and for the future. (18:40)Check out Michael’s website and podcasts at https://www.cestwhat.org, order a copy of his book on Amazon, and learn more about this podcast and Jeff Saperstein at InterconnectedIndividuals.com.
Robert Kim Wilson on Purpose-Driven Ecosystems
Jeff interviews Robert “Kim" Wilson, author of “They Will Be Giants: 21st Century Entrepreneurs and the Purpose-Driven Business Ecosystem.” Kim is an executive high-achiever and business innovator with a proven track record working with large, global enterprises as well as start-up entrepreneurs. Kim’s business solution of Ecosystems is an agile, adaptable approach thru which any business leadership team can improve value creation and innovation.
Jeff and Kim discuss the distinction between a network and a purpose-driven business ecosystem as well as Kim’s seven principles for creating and flourishing a business ecosystem.
Some topics covered by Jeff and Kim include:
The definition of a purpose-driven ecosystem and how it differs from a professional network (1:23) Exercise as a metaphor for purpose-driven activity (11:30)A detailed description of principles and practices that will help your ecosystem create real value (12:00)A short summary of each principle for listeners to jot down as a note (25:00)Advice Kim has as a first step for those who want to improve their professional network and build a purpose-driven ecosystem (27:49)Why is this personally important to Kim (31:20)
Check out "They Will Be Giants" on Amazon, and learn more about this podcast and Jeff Saperstein at InterconnectedIndividuals.com
Eilif Trondsen on EdTech, Networking and Purpose-Driven Ecosystems
Jeff interviews Eilif Trondsen, formerly with SRI and Strategic Business Insights (SBI). Eilif is both an international innovation consultant and futurist. He discusses EdTech, trend-spotting, and how to build your own professional network for a purpose-driven Echosystem.
Some topics discussed include:
The current state of EdTech where Eilif believes the industry is headed (1:45)The opportunities emerging worldwide for people to jump into EdTech as providers and users (5:30)How individuals should prioritize their own continuous learning and what criteria should they use to decide what to learn and where to learn it (7:45)Suggestions for how someone could stay ahead of the curve when planning their learning (11:30)The values that motivated Eilif's work and how he made career transitions (15:15)What advice Eilif has for those who want to improve their professional network and develop an ecosystem (19:30)How Eilif decides who are the right people to trust and collaborate with (23:00)Advice for mentoring others (26:45)Eilif’s journey to America (29:15)How to evaluate companies you might want to work for (31:50)Check out Strategic Business Insights to learn more about Eilif's work, and learn more about this podcast and Jeff Saperstein at InterconnectedIndividuals.com
Excellent Interview Series
Jeff and Hunter have a great series of guests and each episode so far has been informative and relevant. Helpful lessons from interesting people!
Excellent new pod
Innovative and Outstanding
After just a few episodes I am enjoying this podcast series quite a bit. Each of the interviews offers a new take on work/careers and how they are transition in this new technological era - great for provoking thought about the future!