8 episodes

In each episode, we reach out to thought leaders and deep thinkers in the talent development space to talk about the issues that matter to you and your business.

PDG Real Impact Performance Development Group

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In each episode, we reach out to thought leaders and deep thinkers in the talent development space to talk about the issues that matter to you and your business.

    Real Impact! Season 2, Episode 8: Measuring Learning Impact

    Real Impact! Season 2, Episode 8: Measuring Learning Impact

    Why is measuring the impact of learning so difficult? In a recent survey, nearly 70% of respondents said the inability to measure learning impact was impeding the achievement of strategic goals. Rich Mesch discussed the challenges of measurement with thought leader Will Thalheimer, creator of the Learning-Transfer Evaluation measurement model.

    • 27 min
    Real Impact! Season 2, Episode 7: Values-Based Leadership

    Real Impact! Season 2, Episode 7: Values-Based Leadership

    Why do some leaders thrive during difficult times? Leadership grows from the roots of beliefs and values. How does a leader turn values into action? PDG’s Rich Mesch discusses that topic and more with leadership expert Stacy Henry, author of Get Rooted: Growing People and Companies Through Change.

    • 20 min
    Real Impact! Season 2, Episode 6: Leading Virtually

    Real Impact! Season 2, Episode 6: Leading Virtually

    Welcome to Season 2 of Real Impact!, PDG’s podcast series.
    In each episode, we reach out to thought leaders and deep thinkers in the talent development space to talk about the issues that matter to you and your business.
    Episode 6: Leading Virtually 
    The pandemic has forced us to rethink what it means to be a leader, and how we can lead effectively from a distance. But virtual leadership isn’t new; some organizations have been doing it for years and developed some powerful best practices. PDG’s Rich Mesch discusses that topic and more with leadership expert Keith Willis. 

    • 21 min
    Real Impact! Season 1, Episode 5: Why Leadership Training Doesn't Work

    Real Impact! Season 1, Episode 5: Why Leadership Training Doesn't Work

    Welcome to Real Impact!, a new podcast series from PDG!
    In each episode, we reach out to thought leaders and deep thinkers in the talent development space to talk about the issues that matter to you and your business.
    Episode 5: Why Leadership Training Doesn’t Work
    What happens when leadership development doesn’t work? Sometimes we have the best intentions, but the worst outcomes. PDG’s Rich Mesch discusses that topic and more with author and leadership expert Katy Tynan, author of How Did I Not See This Coming? A New Manager’s Guide to Avoiding Total Disaster.

    • 20 min
    Real Impact! Season 1, Episode 4: Virtual Feedback and Coaching

    Real Impact! Season 1, Episode 4: Virtual Feedback and Coaching

    Welcome to Real Impact!, a new podcast series from PDG!
    In each episode, we reach out to thought leaders and deep thinkers in the talent development space to talk about the issues that matter to you and your business.
    Episode 4: Virtual Feedback and Coaching
    Coaching is one of the most important tools a leader has. In today’s increasingly virtual world, how can we be sure we are coaching effectively? In this podcast, PDG Managing Partner Dave Manning discusses coaching savvy with Michelle Braden, VP of Global Talent Development at Wex, Inc.

    • 21 min
    Real Impact! Season 1, Episode 3: Employee Recognition in the Virtual World

    Real Impact! Season 1, Episode 3: Employee Recognition in the Virtual World

    Welcome to Real Impact!, a new podcast series from PDG!
    In each episode, we reach out to thought leaders and deep thinkers in the talent development space to talk about the issues that matter to you and your business.
    Episode 3: Employee Recognition in the Virtual World
    Talent is one of the most valuable assets and organization has, especially in today’s knowledge economy. Team members want to know their work is valued and appreciated. While many organizations have employee recognition programs, the simple truth is that many of them don’t work. In this podcast, PDG’s Rich Mesch discusses why employee recognition programs need to be rebooted, and the challenges of virtual employee recognition, with Sam Jennniges, author of Recognition Rebooted: A Smarter Approach to Employee Recognition.

    • 22 min

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