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A show where we discuss innovative ways organizations, and their leaders overcome complex issues at work 

Thinking Inside the Box Matt Burns

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A show where we discuss innovative ways organizations, and their leaders overcome complex issues at work 

    How to Lead with Empathy in Times of Change - Andrea Herron

    How to Lead with Empathy in Times of Change - Andrea Herron

    In today’s episode, I chat with Andrea Herron, Head of People at WebMD, an HR executive leader, published author of "There's an Elephant in Your Office," and host of the award-winning podcast The HR Scoop. Andrea was recently selected as one of Ragan’s Top Women in Wellness and HR, an Agent of Change in American Healthcare Leader magazine, and a Top Leader in DEIB by Mogul. She lives in Portland, OR with her family and french bulldog Norman.Our conversation began, as many do, with a candid di...

    • 31 min
    How EdTech is Shaping the Future of Learning - Jess Weems Thibault

    How EdTech is Shaping the Future of Learning - Jess Weems Thibault

    In today’s episode, I chat with Jess Weems Thibault, VP of Growth at HireEducation, a talent service firm that supports education and EdTech partners in the Early Childhood, K12, Higher Education, and Workforce sectors. A former-teacher-turned-marketer, Jess works with industry leaders to strategically grow executive, sales, marketing, and product teams in organizations of all sizes with the goal of providing equitable access to education and economic mobility. Jess spent over a decade w...

    • 40 min
    How Sourcing Talent Has Changed Forever - Jim Stroud

    How Sourcing Talent Has Changed Forever - Jim Stroud

    In today’s episode, I chat with Jim Stroud. With over a decade of experience in recruitment and sourcing, Jim has consulted for companies such as Microsoft, Google, Siemens, and a host of startup companies. During his tenure with Randstad Sourceright’s Global Head of Sourcing and Recruiting Strategy, he alleviated the sourcing and recruiting headaches of clients worldwide. Jim has created and sold five online properties, managed an award-winning blog, published a weekly newsletter for jo...

    • 39 min
    How Servant Leadership Leaves a Lasting Legacy - Terrance Cooley

    How Servant Leadership Leaves a Lasting Legacy - Terrance Cooley

    In today’s episode, I chat with Terrance Cooley, Chief People Officer and Executive Vice President of Special Projects for the United States Air Force "Joint All-Domain C2" R&D Center, steering the agency’s strategic vision, people-first culture, digital security posture and advanced warfighter technology development. A champion of inclusivity, he shapes high-performance, cross-functional teams that model and inspire a workplace based on trust, curiosity, integrity and excellence.&nb...

    • 30 min
    How Storytelling Leaves a Lasting Legacy - Verdell Walker

    How Storytelling Leaves a Lasting Legacy - Verdell Walker

    In today’s episode, I chat with Verdell Walker, a seasoned consumer-oriented content and marketing professional and board director. Verdell is highly regarded by her peers as a thought leader and someone who fosters an inclusive environment, demonstrated by her effectiveness in leading and working collaboratively with teams. She serves on the board of directors of Scholastic, Inc, and has held roles at Spotify, Mattel, and Sesame Workshop - the makers of Sesame Street. With stints at suc...

    • 48 min
    How Today’s Recruiters Leverage Artificial Intelligence - Martyn Redstone

    How Today’s Recruiters Leverage Artificial Intelligence - Martyn Redstone

    In today’s episode, I chat with Martyn Redstone, Conversational AI & Generative AI Consultant at PPLBOTS. With close to 20 years of recruitment industry experience, and nearly 7 dedicated to the exploration of automation and AI in recruitment, Martyn is a leading thinker at the intersection of talent and technology.He believes strongly in harnessing the power of artificial intelligence to create more efficient, equitable, and enjoyable recruitment processes. And our discussion followed a ...

    • 34 min

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The perspectives Matt and his guests offer on this podcast are incredible. If you’re looking for key insights and actionable advice around work and culture, I highly recommend this show. Thanks Matt!

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