74 episodes

Are you an organizational leader, people specialist, HR strategist or a people manager who is shaping the future of work and have a story to tell? Be a guest on our People Strategy Leaders Podcast and share your story with the world.

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People Strategy Leaders Podcast Srikant Chellappa

    • Business
    • 4.4 • 7 Ratings

Are you an organizational leader, people specialist, HR strategist or a people manager who is shaping the future of work and have a story to tell? Be a guest on our People Strategy Leaders Podcast and share your story with the world.

If you're looking to share insights into the future of work, or advice on how to motivate and engage your talent, join the guest list today.

    74 - Empowering Employees Through Hyper-Personalization with Harvard Business Publishing's Angela Cheng-Cimini

    74 - Empowering Employees Through Hyper-Personalization with Harvard Business Publishing's Angela Cheng-Cimini

    Your host, Sri Chellappa, talks with the SVP, Talent, and CHRO of Harvard Business Publishing, Angela Cheng-Cimini. Angela shared her extensive knowledge gained from 30 years across various industries, including consumer product goods, professional services, and nonprofits. With her strong background in HR venture advising, Angela brought a wealth of information on the transformative power of personalizing the employee experience to the table.
    Angela underscored the significance of understanding and catering to the individual needs of employees. She drew parallels between the personalized experiences offered by giants like Amazon, Netflix, and Spotify, and how such personalization can be mirrored in the workplace to create a tailored employee journey. The demand for hyper-personalization is not just a trend; it's a growing necessity.
    Angela highlighted the various dimensions of the employee experience, from recruitment to offboarding, and the importance of personalization at each of these touchpoints. She dispelled the myth that personalization requires advanced technological tools, asserting that organizations already have the data they need to create a more personalized experience for employees.
    To learn more about Angela's work, click HERE and HERE.
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    Want to learn more about Sri's work at Engagedly? Check out his website at https://engagedly.com/.

    • 23 min
    73 - Navigating the Challenges of Effective Mentoring with The Connected Leadership Podcast's Andy Lopata

    73 - Navigating the Challenges of Effective Mentoring with The Connected Leadership Podcast's Andy Lopata

    Your host, Sri Chellappa, talks with the Author, Speaker, Mentor, Trainer, and Podcast Host of The Connected Leadership Podcast, Andy Lopata. Drawing parallels between professional athletes and their coaches, Andy explained the critical role of mentors in guiding and training professionals. Andy emphasized that mentorship is not exclusive to the early stages of a career; even seasoned professionals can benefit from the fresh perspectives and wisdom a mentor brings. The concept of a "team of mentors" particularly resonates, as it suggests a more dynamic and multifaceted approach to mentorship, where different mentors address various aspects of one's professional journey.
    To learn more about Andy's work, click HERE and HERE.
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    Want to learn more about Sri's work at Engagedly? Check out his website at https://engagedly.com/.

    • 32 min
    72 - The Power of Rest: Transforming Leadership and Well-being with Sand & Salt Escapes' Max Schneider

    72 - The Power of Rest: Transforming Leadership and Well-being with Sand & Salt Escapes' Max Schneider

    Your host, Sri Chellappa, talks with the Founder of Sand & Salt Escapes, Max Schneider. Burnout is a term we hear often, but what does it truly look like? For Max, it was a harrowing experience marked by anxiety attacks and physical manifestations like shingles. The root cause? There is a misalignment between his personal values and his work. This internal conflict, coupled with a disregard for the importance of rest, led him down a path of mental and physical exhaustion.
    As a consultant with over a decade of experience, Max has witnessed the unique pressures that leaders face. They absorb the emotional weight of their teams, striving to meet high expectations while navigating complex interpersonal dynamics. This relentless pursuit of performance can be a one-way ticket to burnout, affecting not just the individual leader but the entire organization.
    Max's advice to companies is unequivocal: prioritize the well-being of your talent, especially your leaders. It's not about superficial perks; it's about a fundamental shift in how we support high performers. Engaged employees who feel cared for are less likely to leave, making well-being a strategic investment.
    To learn more about Max's work, click HERE and HERE.
    Think you'd be a great guest on the show? Apply HERE.
    Want to learn more about Sri's work at Engagedly? Check out his website at https://engagedly.com/.

    • 25 min
    71 - Understanding the Four Key Mindsets of High Achievers with Dr. Ruth Gotian

    71 - Understanding the Four Key Mindsets of High Achievers with Dr. Ruth Gotian

    Your host, Sri Chellappa, talks with the Speaker, Author, Coach, and Educator, Dr. Ruth Gotian. Ruth is not only the Chief Learning Officer and an Associate Professor of Education in Anesthesiology at Weill Cornell Medicine but also a former Assistant Dean of Mentoring and Executive Director of the Mentoring Academy. Her contributions to Forbes and Psychology Today, along with her weekly show and podcast, have made her a central figure in conversations about success and achievement.
    Ruth's accolades are numerous, including her recognition on the Thinkers 50 Radar List, which names 30 influential thinkers globally, and as a semifinalist for the Forbes 50 Over 50 list. With a plethora of publications in prestigious journals and an upcoming book, "Financial Times Guide to Mentoring," she is a wellspring of knowledge on mentorship and leadership development.
    To learn more about Ruth's work, click HERE and HERE.
    Think you'd be a great guest on the show? Apply HERE.
    Want to learn more about Sri's work at Engagedly? Check out his website at https://engagedly.com/.

    • 27 min
    70 - Understanding the Shift in Corporate Leadership: Embracing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for Organizational Success with Two Rivers Partners' Barbara Spitzer

    70 - Understanding the Shift in Corporate Leadership: Embracing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for Organizational Success with Two Rivers Partners' Barbara Spitzer

    Your host, Sri Chellappa, talks with the Founder and CEO of Two Rivers Partners, Barbara Spitzer. One of the most significant shifts Barbara discussed is the transformation occurring within the corporate sphere. The younger generations are exerting unprecedented pressure on corporate governance and leadership, demanding a level of transparency and authenticity previously unheard of. Companies are now expected to make public statements and take action on social issues that align with their values, and this expectation extends beyond mere words to genuine, impactful deeds.
    Barbara underscored the importance of considering the ramifications of corporate decisions on a wide array of stakeholders. It's no longer just about shareholders; employees, customers, and the community are all part of the equation. This holistic approach to decision-making is crucial for companies that want to thrive in a world where social consciousness is on the rise.
    To learn more about Barbara's work, click HERE and HERE.
    Think you'd be a great guest on the show? Apply HERE.
    Want to learn more about Sri's work at Engagedly? Check out his website at https://engagedly.com/.

    • 22 min
    69 - Revolutionizing HR: The Future of Technology in Employee Experience with Naviant's Tricia Shields

    69 - Revolutionizing HR: The Future of Technology in Employee Experience with Naviant's Tricia Shields

    Your host, Sri Chellappa, talks with the Chief Human Resources Officer of Naviant, Tricia Shields. Trisha's passion for HR technology is rooted in its potential to revolutionize the employee experience. She advocates for the strategic use of technology to handle tasks that machines excel at, such as data processing and workflow automation. This approach allows HR professionals to dedicate more time to what truly matters: providing a human touch in their interactions with employees and managers.
    At Naviant, Trisha has been instrumental in digitizing documents and implementing workflow processing to deliver real-time information to the workforce. She shared how leveraging a platform like OnBase has been transformative in managing the entire employee lifecycle, from onboarding to performance management, with automated reminders and notifications keeping employees engaged and informed.
    Trisha stressed the importance of starting with digitizing processes and seeking out technologies that can cohesively address multiple HR challenges. She shared examples of how performance management systems and onboarding technologies have made a tangible impact on the employee experience at Naviant.
    However, Trisha also pointed out common pitfalls organizations encounter, such as investing in technology without adequate support or failing to align technology adoption with a clear talent strategy. Her advice to HR professionals is to take incremental steps in adopting technology and to partner with vendors who possess a comprehensive understanding of the HR landscape.
    To learn more about Tricia's work, click HERE and HERE.
    Think you'd be a great guest on the show? Apply HERE.
    Want to learn more about Sri's work at Engagedly? Check out his website at https://engagedly.com/.

    • 23 min

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