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The Sage Thought Leadership Podcast is dedicated to the possibility that entrepreneurs continue the work of creation. We celebrate them by allowing them to tell their stories and share their knowledge with others. In doing so we energize the success of businesses around the world through the imagination of our people and the power of technology.

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    • 4.5 • 20 Ratings

The Sage Thought Leadership Podcast is dedicated to the possibility that entrepreneurs continue the work of creation. We celebrate them by allowing them to tell their stories and share their knowledge with others. In doing so we energize the success of businesses around the world through the imagination of our people and the power of technology.

    Steve Hearsum on his book, No Silver Bulllet: Bursting the bubble of the organizational quick fix

    Steve Hearsum on his book, No Silver Bulllet: Bursting the bubble of the organizational quick fix

    Steve Hearsum discussed the limitations of quick fixes and the importance of functional collaboration in a complex world. They also explored the link between anxiety and creativity, and the need for leaders to acknowledge their limitations and learn. Lastly, they examined the persistence of the heroic leadership concept and the need for a shift in organizational mentality. Steve is the author of No Silver Bullet: Bursting the bubble of the organizational quick fix.
    Steve is the founder of Edge and Stretch, working with brands and organisations to increase their capacity for collaboration and experimentation, including the NHS, a global fast moving consumer goods company, international financial institutions and many others. He is an experienced developer of change practitioners and consultants and a qualified Consulting and Coaching Supervisor. Steve is a trustee and Council Member for the Tavistock Institute of Human Relations and previously served as Co-chair of the Organisation Development Network Europe. He also holds a Masters in Change Agent Skills & Strategies from the University of Surrey.

    • 10 min
    Thought Leader - Domenic Colasante on the real power of AI in marketing

    Thought Leader - Domenic Colasante on the real power of AI in marketing

    Domenic Colasante discussed the potential benefits and challenges of integrating artificial intelligence in marketing, emphasizing the importance of human expertise and the need for more personalized and impactful content. The concept of heroism was also explored in relation to professional life, with Domenic identifying CMOs as heroes due to their commitment to business growth. The discussion concluded with Ed thanking Domenic for his insights and offering to continue the conversation on LinkedIn.
    Domenic is CEO at 2X, the category creator and fastest growing marketing-as-a-service firm. Domenic is a thought leader on marketing organizational models and operating model transformation. Previously, Domenic was CMO at WGroup and has held demand creation, marketing ops, analytics, and account based marketing roles at Siemens and SAP.

    • 9 min
    Thought Leader - David G. Ewing on Systematizing Customer Experience

    Thought Leader - David G. Ewing on Systematizing Customer Experience

    Summary
    David G. Ewing emphasized the importance of mapping individual customer journeys, utilizing a systematic approach encompassing systems, processes, culture, and incentives to deliver exceptional customer experiences. He highlighted examples that exemplified the power of empathy and cultural values in providing meaningful customer service. Finally, David promoted his newsletter focused on sharing exceptional customer experience stories.
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    David G. Ewing , CEO of Motiv, is a trailblazer in customer experience innovation. With over 25 years in the industry, he's transformed insights into substantial revenue for 500+ clients. A Harvard cum laude engineering graduate, David's leadership has earned motive a spot on the Inc 5000 list. As president of the entrepreneurs association in Austin, he's dedicated to empowering fellow entrepreneurs. Beyond business, he's a devoted husband of 19 years and a passionate coach for his son’s robotics team.

    • 10 min
    Thought Leader - Anton Skornyakov on waterfall and agile project management

    Thought Leader - Anton Skornyakov on waterfall and agile project management

    Summary
    Anton Skornyakov, the co-founder and managing director of Agile.Coach, discussed his role in coaching organizations and individuals on agile project management methodologies. He emphasized the importance of delivering small, useful pieces of a project to customers for feedback and the challenges encountered when implementing new ERP systems. Anton also shared his admiration for Russian political activist Alexei Navalny, calling him a hero due to his successful and agile campaigning. Lastly, Anton provided information about how one could contact him through his website, Slicingwork.com.
     
    About Anton
    Passionate about Agile methodologies, Anton Skornyakov holds the esteemed Certified Scrum Trainer certification, a distinction shared by only 250 individuals globally, awarded by the Scrum Alliance®. Anton's dedication to organizational collaboration and Agile principles in the public and nonprofit sectors led him to his current role as co-founder and managing director of Agile.Coach. In this capacity, he has coached nearly a hundred organizations and thousands of individuals in the art of slicing work. Anton is also the author of the upcoming book The Art of Slicing Work: How to Navigate Unpredictable Projects, which is the subject of our conversation today. 

    • 10 min
    Thought Leader - Scott Tillema on applying crisis negotiations to business

    Thought Leader - Scott Tillema on applying crisis negotiations to business

    Scott Tillema discussed the importance of negotiation skills in various fields, particularly business, and how techniques used in crisis negotiations can be applied to business situations. Scott emphasized the need for emotional intelligence, self-regulation, and effective communication in difficult conversations. He also discussed the importance of authenticity, practice, and persistence in maintaining genuine connections and achieving desired results. Lastly, Scott shared his role models and invited listeners to connect with him for speaking or corporate negotiation inquiries.
    Scott Tillema is a retired SWAT hostage negotiator with over 20 years of law enforcement experience in the Chicago area. Educationally, Scott holds a bachelor’s degree in behavioral science, and a master’s degree in psychology, and he was trained in negotiation by the FBI and at Harvard University. Today, he is a Partner at The Negotiations Collective, an international negotiations and conflict resolution training firm. As a global keynote speaker and corporate trainer, Scott inspires audiences to use techniques of verbal influence to be powerful negotiators, effective conflict resolvers, and influential leaders.

    • 11 min
    Sage Partner - Kendyl Campbell on her podcast The Dirty Boots Show

    Sage Partner - Kendyl Campbell on her podcast The Dirty Boots Show

    Kendyl Campbell , a director of strategic partnerships, emphasized the importance of bridging the information gap between companies, field operations, and financials. She highlighted the potential for cost savings by integrating systems to eliminate the information gap and shared her role in creating the "Dirty Boot Show" podcast, aiming to connect the construction industry and share insights. Kendyl also expressed professional admiration for Sarah Blakely, founder of Spanx.
    Kendall Campbell spent many years in and around the construction industry before joining Assignar in 2020, implementing dozens of strategic enterprise accounts with complex integrations. She quickly rose through the ranks to lead the Customer Success Team in 2022 before becoming Director of Strategic Partnerships. Currently, Kendy is helping sell value across complex software ecosystems, ultimately solving the information gap between companies’ field operations and financials-- selling some of our largest deals globally. Kendyl was awarded the 2022 Customer Custodian Award in North America, and she can now be heard as one of our hosts on Assignar’s The Dirty Boots Show.

    • 11 min

Customer Reviews

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20 Ratings

20 Ratings

Dan Balcauski ,

Must listen!

The "Sage Thought Leadership Podcast" is a compelling platform that showcases the stories and wisdom of entrepreneurs shaping the future. The dedication to encouraging creative ideas and technology-driven solutions makes it a must-listen for anyone aiming to succeed in the world of business. This podcast truly sparks inspiration and fuels entrepreneurial spirits.

CTK1310 ,

Precise! Focused!

What a great podcast! The short format requires an extreme focus and precision that is not found elsewhere! The guests are fantastic!

howardtnyc ,

Full of inspiring stories

Love the guests - and Ed's amazing talent in making conversations interesting and engaging! Plus, there's a lot of insightful info to absorb in every episode. A must-listen if you want to stay up to date with the latest trends on everything business-related!

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