Overland Resource Group presents "Profiles in Leadership, Collaboration and Employee Engagement". Each podcast is a candid conversation with leaders of corporations, government agencies, and the unions which represent their workforces, plus other leading experts, authors and researchers in the field of organizational change, conflict resolution, and leadership.
The Podcasts are downloadable as MP3 files and transcripts are also available to download for reading and sharing as PDF files.
Interview with Kansas City, Missouri Mayor Sly James
Mayor Sly James leads the city of Kansas City, Missouri's largest city and the 36th largest city in the nation. A lawyer, Mayor James was re-elected in 2015 with 87% of the vote with a campaign strategy marked by a commitment by both candidates to not go negative in any way. Mayor James discusses his practice of working collaboratively to achieve "more results and better" and team approach in running his administration.
Mayor Sly James Podcast Transcript
Interview with Dan Hesse, Current PNC Bank Board of Director's Member and former CEO of Sprint
Dan Hesse currently serves as a member of the board of Directors of PNC Financial Services Group. He was president and CEO of Sprint from 2007 to 2014.
Among his many accolades, Hesse was named “Most Influential Person in Mobile Technology” by LAPTOP magazine (ahead of Steve Jobs) and the Wireless Industry “Person of the Year” by RCR Magazine. In 2014, Glassdoor named him one of America’s highest rated CEO’s by employees (he was the only telecom CEO on the list). For Hesse’s last two full calendar years as CEO, Sprint’s Total Shareholder Return ranked No. 1 among all S&P 500 companies (Netflix was No. 2).
Dan Hesse Podcast Transcript
Interview with Lee Bolman and Joan Gallos, authors of Engagement: Transforming Difficult Relationships at Work
Lee Bolman holds the Marion Bloch/Missouri Chair in Leadership at the Henry Bloch School of Management at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He holds a Ph.D in organizational behavior from Yale University. Bolman consults and lectures worldwide to corporations, public agencies, universities and schools.
Joan Gallos is a professor of leadership at Wheelock College. She holds master's and doctorate degrees organizational behavior and professional education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Lee Bolman and Joan Gallos Podcast Transcript
Interview with Sydney Finkelstein, author of Superbosses: How Exceptional Leaders Master the Flow of Talent.
Sydney Finkelstein, author of Superbosses: How Exceptional Leaders Master the Flow of Talent is interviewed. Finkelstein is the Steven Roth Professor of Management at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College...and director of Tuck's Center for Leadership. He has published eight previous books, including the Wall Street Journal bestseller Why Smart Executives Fail.
Sydney Finkelstein Podcast Transcript
Interview with Mike Herron, United Auto Workers (UAW)
Mike Herron, long-time UAW leader, on the lessons from innovative Saturn experience that still make positive influences today at GM worldwide, and indeed the auto industry. Herron also shares his thoughts on the evolving roles of labor unions in the 21st century, and how unions around the world are bringing great value through labor/management collaboration, benefitting all stakeholders.
Mike Herron Podcast Transcript
Part II: Interview with Ford UAW co-authors of Inside the Ford-UAW Transformation: Pivotal Events in Valuing Work and Delivering Results.
Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld, professor Brandeis University; Dan Brooks, leader with UAW; and Martin Mulloy, Ford VP-Global Labor Affairs, co-authors of Inside the Ford-UAW Transformation: Pivotal Events in Valuing Work and Delivering Results. This two-part podcast examines the events that led to Ford’s 2009 decision not to accept federal bailout funds, and extraordinary collaboration and relationship shift between all stakeholders that allowed Ford to avoid bankruptcy, and return to sustained profitability.
Ford UAW Interview Part II Transcript