151 episodes

Welcome to The People Dividend Podcast, a platform where meaningful dialogues, diverse perspectives, and inspiring stories come together to redefine the world of human capital. Every week, we sit down with industry experts, thought leaders and innovative professionals across various sectors to discuss the most pressing issues concerning people and work. Our goal is to change the narrative of business, emphasizing that people are not just resources but the most valuable assets who drive growth, innovation, and success.

The People Dividend Podcast Mike Horne, Ph.D

    • Business
    • 4.8 • 14 Ratings

Welcome to The People Dividend Podcast, a platform where meaningful dialogues, diverse perspectives, and inspiring stories come together to redefine the world of human capital. Every week, we sit down with industry experts, thought leaders and innovative professionals across various sectors to discuss the most pressing issues concerning people and work. Our goal is to change the narrative of business, emphasizing that people are not just resources but the most valuable assets who drive growth, innovation, and success.

    Episode 023: The People Dividend: Reflecting on Season 6 and Paving the Way for Season 7

    Episode 023: The People Dividend: Reflecting on Season 6 and Paving the Way for Season 7

    “This is an important opportunity to develop and illuminate humanistic values in management, showing how they make organizations run effectively, efficiently, and with authentic leadership at the heart,” says Mike Horne as he reminds listeners of the People Dividend movement. In this inaugural episode of Season 7 of The People Dividend Podcast, host Mike Horne takes a reflective look back at the highlights of Season 6.
     
    Mike celebrates the diverse and insightful guests from Season 6, who shared valuable perspectives on leadership, empathetic work environments, diversity and inclusion, career transitions, innovation, community building, and holistic wellness. He revisits conversations about the benefits of a four-day workweek, the power of storytelling, customer-centric strategies, resilience, strategic leadership, ethical leadership, workplace wellness, and spiritual intelligence.
     
    Looking forward to Season 7, Mike promises a fresh lineup of inspiring guests and high-quality programming to help listeners grow personally and professionally. He invites the audience to stay engaged, provide feedback, and join the movement to create great workplaces, emphasizing the irreplaceable value of people in driving growth, innovation, and success. To elevate your performance and unlock your potential, visit Mike Horne’s website for additional resources and exclusive content.
     
    Quotes
    “We moved from Authentic Change with Mike Horne to The People Dividend, and it’s been an absolute blast in terms of the information we’ve been able to convey, the guests that we’ve interviewed, the good wishes that you’ve shared with me. I’d encourage you as we dig into season six in this recap for you to visit me at mike-horne.com where you will find lots of great resources to enhance your professional journey and to become part of The People Dividend movement. This is an important opportunity as we develop and illuminate humanistic values and management and how those make organizations run effectively, efficiently, and with authentic leadership at the heart.” (01:22 | Mike Horne) 
    “I'm just so grateful for all of these guests on the People Dividend: Randy Ross, Lee Cordell, Sugey Piedra, Debra Boggs, Brad Smith, Jordan Tait, Martin Lespérance, Al Watts, Rachel Kindt, Jonathan Bennett, Dr. Richard Safeer, Steven Stein, Yosi Amram, Jack Craven, Rhonda Moret, Nicole Jackson, Bruno Cignacco, Alice Inoue, Nick Jain, Eileen McDargh, Alex Brueckmann. Quite a diverse list of episode guests spanning many aspects and facets of business and organizational life.” (23:55 | Mike Horne)
    “I’m so looking forward to Season 7. We already have a great lineup of guests. As you know, we operate every week, bringing new insights and fresh, live content designed to help you on your professional development journey and your mission to bring your best to what you do, and to help others do the same.” (25:05 | Mike Horne) 
     
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    • 28 min
    Episode 022: Elevated Diversity with Rhonda Moret

    Episode 022: Elevated Diversity with Rhonda Moret

    “At its very core, DEI work could mean some really good things for a lot of folks who simply haven’t had the opportunities in the past,” says Rhonda Moret, a pioneering leader in diversity, equity, and inclusion. In this episode, Rhonda shares with Mike Horne her journey from a first-generation college graduate to a top communications strategist for brands like Universal and Nike Golf. She discusses founding Elevated Diversity to help leaders develop impactful DEI strategies.
     
    Rhonda highlights the evolution of DEI to include accessibility and belonging, stressing the importance of creating inclusive workplaces. She addresses the polarization in the U.S. and the need for organizations to adapt their DEI efforts. Younger generations, she notes, are crucial in advancing DEI due to their strong inclusivity mindset.
     
    This episode challenges leaders to rethink their approach to inclusivity, emphasizing that the future of business depends on embracing diversity and equity. Rhonda’s insights demonstrate how proactive DEI efforts can drive growth and innovation, underscoring the essential role of diverse voices in shaping a more equitable workplace.
     
    Quotes
    “At its very core, DEI work could mean some really good things for a lot of folks who simply haven’t had the opportunities in the past. That’s my personal take on it. But from a professional vantage point, I see it as being the next evolution.” (05:12 | Rhonda Moret)
    “It’s always been about ‘How do we connect people?’ It’s not like, ‘Oh, we want to give this group this and provide that group this other benefit.’ No, it’s ‘How do we create a much more equitable and inclusive workplace?’ And somewhere along the way, we kind of got off track.” (11:56 | Rhonda Moret)
    “How do we make sure that as leaders, we are prepared to lead a workforce that may look different than I do or may look different than the person next door? Those leaders need to be inclusive leaders and have the skills and the competency to be able to be effective in that role.” (14:39 | Rhonda Moret) 
    “Diversity is not simply along color lines and a black-white issue, but it covers all of us. So, whether we’re women, whether we’re an older demographic, so on and so forth. So, it really is looking at the totality of these diversity dimensions and finding ways to accommodate people to your point so that they feel like they can show up authentically at the workplace and be prepared to do their best work.” (21:55 | Rhonda Moret) 
     
    Links
    Learn more about Mike Horne on Linkedin
    Email Mike at mike@mike-horne.com
    Learn More About Executive and Organization Development with Mike Horne
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/mikehorneauthor 
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mikehorneauthor/, 
    LinkedIn Mike’s Newsletter: https://www.linkedin.com/newsletters/6867258581922799617/, 
    Schedule a Discovery Call with Mike: https://calendly.com/mikehorne/15-minute-discovery-call-with-mike  
     
    Learn more about Rhonda Moret:
    https://elevateddiversity.com/ 
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/rhondamoret/
     
     
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    • 24 min
    Episode 021: The Aliveness Mindset with Seasoned CEO Jack Craven

    Episode 021: The Aliveness Mindset with Seasoned CEO Jack Craven

    “If I’m focused on how I want to feel, then I want to bring that feeling of aliveness into wherever I’m going to be,” explains Jack Craven, author of “Aliveness Mindset: Lead and Live with More Passion, Purpose, and Joy.” Jack, whose career has ranged from trial lawyer to CEO and now executive coach, shares his journey of discovering fulfillment beyond conventional success.
     
    In this episode, Jack explains the aliveness mindset, a framework he developed to help leaders infuse their lives with passion, purpose, and joy. He emphasizes the importance of authenticity and how embracing one’s true self can catalyze positive change.
     
    Listeners gain practical insights on integrating the aliveness mindset into their organizations and daily lives. Jack advocates for small but impactful practices, such as fostering authenticity and using technology to stay connected to desired feelings. His actionable advice and personal anecdotes make this episode a must-listen for those seeking to bring more aliveness, passion, purpose, and joy into their leadership style and organizational culture.
     
    Quotes
    “What really became an awakening for me is that when I was leading the family business, I was orienting my days based on my calendar and what meetings were on there. And then the meetings themselves weren’t as meaningful. And so I realized that the way I was orienting my life, which is I was trying to derive happiness from my schedule, wasn’t really fulfilling me passionately and fulfilling my purpose.” (06:19 | Jack Craven)
    “What I decided to do was to orient my day with how I want to feel today, and that becomes the priority. If I’m focused on how I want to feel, then I want to bring that feeling of aliveness into wherever I’m going to be.” (06:48 | Jack Craven)
    “People can sense sincerity. People can sense authenticity. If you’re able to be authentic, the other traits like ownership, openness, awareness, courage, tenacity, and love will flow naturally.” (08:03 | Jack Craven) 
    “What makes me qualified to speak about [authenticity] is that for 50 years, I was not authentic. And I knew that there was an internal conflict going on. I think what was leading me was a desire to live up to the expectations of others, of not wanting to disappoint anyone. And when you’re doing that, it has great intention, but somewhere along the way you lose what you really want. And over time when we don’t tune into our own wants and satisfy those wants, we lose our passion. We lose our energy. We lose our meaning.” (08:54 | Jack Craven) 
     
    Links
    Learn more about Mike Horne on Linkedin
    Email Mike at mike@mike-horne.com
    Learn More About Executive and Organization Development with Mike Horne
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/mikehorneauthor 
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mikehorneauthor/, 
    LinkedIn Mike’s Newsletter: https://www.linkedin.com/newsletters/6867258581922799617/, 
    Schedule a Discovery Call with Mike: https://calendly.com/mikehorne/15-minute-discovery-call-with-mike  
     
    Learn more about Jack Craven
    jackcraven.com
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/jackcraven1/
     
     
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    • 31 min
    Episode 020: Spiritual Intelligence with Distinguished Psychologist Yosi Amram

    Episode 020: Spiritual Intelligence with Distinguished Psychologist Yosi Amram

    Transformative leadership goes beyond emotional intelligence—it requires spiritual intelligence. In this episode, Dr. Yosi Amram, a distinguished psychologist and executive coach, introduces spiritual intelligence as essential for effective leadership. He emphasizes virtues like purpose, service, gratitude, compassion, and integrity, showing how they enhance well-being and leadership.
     
    Dr. Amram’s research with diverse leaders reveals that these qualities are universally valued. He shares personal stories, illustrating how spiritually intelligent leadership infuses daily interactions with meaning, presence, and wisdom. True leadership, he argues, starts with self-leadership and aligning with inner values.
     
    Dr. Amram offers practical advice for maintaining spiritual intelligence amid external pressures, focusing on long-term goals, and building resilience. He highlights the benefits of spiritually intelligent leadership, including higher team commitment and better morale.
     
    This episode is a call to redefine leadership by grounding it in deeper values, promoting a humane and inspired approach to business and personal development.
     
    Quotes
    “Alignment means to live in integrity. We have to be in contact with our essence, with our spirit, because when we’re not aligned, then we’re divided. And that means we lose our power. So when we’re out of integrity with ourselves, with our spirit, with our core values, we’re actually weakened.” (18:59 | Dr. Yosi Amram) “We’re not talking about spirituality as an experience or as a belief system, but we’re talking about the embodiment of values that have now been validated in the fields of positive psychology and leadership—things like integrity, purpose, meaning, gratitude, and compassion to be very helpful in daily life. So my hope is that in the next 10 or 20 years, spiritual intelligence will be broadly understood as a valuable concept in our daily life, at home, at work, and everything else.” (45:01 | Dr. Yosi Amram) 
     
    Links
    Learn more about Mike Horne on Linkedin
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    Learn More About Executive and Organization Development with Mike Horne
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/mikehorneauthor 
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mikehorneauthor/, 
    LinkedIn Mike’s Newsletter: https://www.linkedin.com/newsletters/6867258581922799617/, 
    Schedule a Discovery Call with Mike: https://calendly.com/mikehorne/15-minute-discovery-call-with-mike  
     
    Learn more about Yosi Amram
    yosiamram.net
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/yosiamram/y/
    https://www.facebook.com/yosi.amram.7
    https://www.youtube.com/@awakeningspiritualintelligence
     
     
     
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    • 47 min
    Episode 019: From Emotional Intelligence to Hardiness: Unpacking the Secrets with Steven Stein

    Episode 019: From Emotional Intelligence to Hardiness: Unpacking the Secrets with Steven Stein

    “Emotional intelligence is a critical aspect of leadership,” says Dr. Steven Stein, a distinguished clinical psychologist and recognized authority on emotional intelligence (EQ). In this episode, Dr. Stein, founder and executive chair of Multi-Health Systems (MHS), shares insights from his extensive career in psychology, highlighting the impact of EQ in professional settings.
     
    Dr. Stein discusses the evolution of emotional intelligence as a crucial factor in workplace dynamics and leadership effectiveness. He explores how MHS has pioneered EQ research, developing tools that have influenced millions worldwide. He also emphasizes the importance of EQ in promoting diversity and inclusion within organizations.
     
    One intriguing aspect of the conversation is Dr. Stein’s work with reality TV shows, where he applies psychological principles to select candidates, offering a unique perspective on human behavior and social dynamics. Additionally, he introduces his book, “Hardiness: Making Stress Work for You,” co-authored with Paul Bartone, which delves into the concept of hardiness and its role in turning stress into growth.
     
    Dr. Stein provides valuable advice for emerging psychologists and leaders, encouraging them to innovate and challenge conventional wisdom. This episode underscores the irreplaceable value of emotional intelligence in driving growth, innovation, and success, aligning with the podcast’s mission to redefine the significance of human capital in the world of work.
     
    Quotes
    “We really do have a purpose that we believe in—a mission, but I think that’s important for any organization. People who work for us believe in that mission, whether you’re on our clinical side and you really believe in helping kids and families, or in our public safety side where you believe in making the streets safer for people by locking up the people who should be locked up and not locking up the people who shouldn’t be.” (11:23 | Dr. Steven Stein) 
    “It’s interesting that you describe in the title of the book, ‘Hardiness: Making Stress Work for You.’ I think a lot of people think about, ‘How can I get rid of my stress?’ as opposed to making it work. …And that doesn't always work out very well if you try and suppress what’s going on. And that’s how we differ from resilience. Resilience is going through stress and then just coming back to where you were before you started. Hardiness involves actually learning from the stress and coming out even better than you were when you started.” (22:39 | Mike Horne & Dr. Steven Stein) 
    “I work with the coach of the US open tennis champion and how she was able to go from nowhere to beating Serena Williams for the final championship; how these concepts of ’hardiness’ fit into their training and made them achieve. And we take that and translate it to the average person in their workplace who has to do a project, has to do a presentation. How do you use these factors to get through those difficult times?” (23:46 | Dr. Steven Stein) 
     
    Links
    Learn more about Mike Horne on Linkedin
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    Learn More About Executive and Organization Development with Mike Horne
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/mikehorneauthor 
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mikehorneauthor/
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    Schedule a Discovery Call with Mike: https://calendly.com/mikehorne/15-minute-discovery-call-with-mike  
     
    Learn more about Dr. Steven Stein
    https://stevenstein.com/ 
    linkedin.com/in/drstevenstein
     
     
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    • 35 min
    Episode 018: A Cure for the Common Company with Richard Safeer, MD

    Episode 018: A Cure for the Common Company with Richard Safeer, MD

    “Most leaders never get trained on how to support the health and well-being of their workforce,” says Dr. Richard Safeer, Chief Medical Director of Employee Health and Well-Being at Johns Hopkins Medicine. In this episode, Dr. Safeer, author of “A Cure for the Common Company,” discusses his shift from family medicine to spearheading workplace health initiatives. He stresses that true organizational change goes beyond superficial wellness programs, advocating for a fundamental shift in how companies view and support employee health.
     
    Dr. Safeer highlights the critical role of leadership in modeling healthy behaviors and integrating well-being into the core business strategy. He challenges current practices, noting that less than 3% of Americans live fully healthy lifestyles, largely due to ineffective corporate support systems. His advice to HR leaders and executives is clear: prioritize genuine health habits and create a culture where well-being is as fundamental as any business operation. Through patience and persistence, Dr. Safeer believes that impactful, lasting changes can be achieved, transforming the workplace into a catalyst for well-being.
     
    Quotes
    “We think that it’s our own responsibility to live a healthier life. Sure, we can be responsible for ourselves. But we also have to recognize that most of us don’t live on an island. We live with people in our home and we live with people in the workplace. And it’s really the collection of those forces that shape our ability to make healthier choices and have healthier emotions. One of my catchphrases is that well-being is a team sport because we really can’t win alone. (13:26 | Dr. Richard Safeer) 
    “We can be proactive in the workplace… UKG did a study about a year and a half ago… And they found out that just as many people who said their spouse impacts their mental health also said their manager impacts their mental health. That’s how powerful we are as leaders. And I don’t think most leaders are trying to be a negative force in their team’s life, but they don’t recognize it. And then they aren’t helped. We don’t help them understand what they can do to be a more positive force.” (21:21 | Dr. Richard Safeer)
    “We need to understand that if we’re truly going to optimize the well-being of our workforce, we need to look at this not only as an individual challenge, but an organizational challenge, which will require organizational change.” (37:21 | Dr. Richard Safeer) 
     
    Links
    Learn more about Mike Horne on Linkedin
    Email Mike at mike@mike-horne.com
    Learn More About Executive and Organization Development with Mike Horne
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/mikehorneauthor 
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mikehorneauthor/, 
    LinkedIn Mike’s Newsletter: https://www.linkedin.com/newsletters/6867258581922799617/, 
    Schedule a Discovery Call with Mike: https://calendly.com/mikehorne/15-minute-discovery-call-with-mike  
     
    Learn more about Richard Safeer, MD
    richardsafeer.com 
    linkedin.com/in/richardsafeer/ 
     
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    • 40 min

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