At North Carolina State University’s Poole College of Management, we’re on a mission to create an innovative and collaborative intellectual environment. By balancing industry and academia, we’re developing and supporting leaders with entrepreneurial mindsets and the skills to solve our world’s problems. On this podcast, we’ll talk with faculty and industry leaders to share how thought leadership can be transformative in all areas of industry. This is how we think and do at NC State.
Big Data Analytics with Home Depot CFO Richard McPhail, VP Erik Holbrook, and Professor Bill Rand
"In God we trust. All others must bring data." - Edwards Deming
With about 500,000 employees and over 2,000 stores, at The Home Depot, data science and analytics are critically important to solving business problems and giving the customer the best experience, both in-store and online. They need to know when to have inventory available, when to have staff ready, how to allocate resources, and so much more.
But leveraging data and analytics are not just for huge companies anymore. Today, Bill Rand, Erik Holbrook, and Richard McPhail talk how every tactical decision should be made with analytics backing it up.
B-Corps and the Triple Bottom Line, with Jessica Thomas and Eric Henry
On today's episode, Jessica Thomas and Eric Henry give us the inside information on B-Corps, which Jessica describes as, "the leading edge of a sustainable business movement - businesses that are really innovating when it comes to social and environmental impact and really positively impacting stakeholders across the board." But what does all that mean? And how does NC State, Poole College and the B-Corp Clinic, create a roadmap to guide and educate students on positive social impact?
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) 101, with Tayah Butler and Danya Perry
On today's episode, Tayah Butler and Danya Perry discuss what we should be doing at Poole College of Management (and at all colleges and universities) to help grow the conversation of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), and how we can embed DEI into the curriculum. As Tayah looks at it, she's like "a river guide, an expert river guide. Because when we're trying to navigate the challenges that we encounter in diversity, equity and inclusion as both individuals, and then also as organizations, there are some smooth rivers that we can float down easily, but then there are some moments where it really is a rough ride." Today, Tayah and Danya look at what students, faculty, and organizations can do to navigate the sometimes choppy waters.
LIVE with Terrence Holt, CEO of Holt Brothers Inc.
NC State grad, former NC State football star, former NFL player, and current CEO of Holt Brothers Inc Terrence Holt joins us in-studio for a special LIVE episode of the Poole Podcast. Terrence and Jenny talk about the Holt Brothers mission to serve its employees and the community, leadership lessons from his playing days and career, and why the Holts are spending their time and resources on giving back with the Holt Brothers Foundation.
Empathy, authenticity, and soft skills: Next-generation leadership with Chuck Saia and Leigh Shamblin
Today we're joined by Chuck Saia and Leigh Shamblin to discuss leadership. What skills do the leaders of tomorrow need? How do we teach those skills in the classroom? How has the pandemic changed leadership styles? And what does any of this have to do with an armadillo, a Mandarin duck, an eagle, and a dolphin?
Lessons Learned: COVID 19 and the Global Supply Chain, with Rob Handfield and Joydeep Ganguly
How has the global supply chain has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, and what lessons were learned so that we're better prepared for the next pandemic? NC State professor Rob Handfield and Gilead's Joydeep Ganguly share their expertise and provide actionable insight into supply chain strategy.