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Work Pod takes you on the journey with leaders, experts, academics, authors, and change-makers designing the future of work, worker, and workplace. In our journey, we will seek answers on the future of work-life, productivity, upskilling, growth, and mindfulness hacks in world 2.0, going through technology, machine learning, AI, scientific, and cultural transformation.

Work Pod | Work 2.0 & Future Of Work Upgrades Vishal Kumar, TAO.ai[Talent And Orgs Company]

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Work Pod takes you on the journey with leaders, experts, academics, authors, and change-makers designing the future of work, worker, and workplace. In our journey, we will seek answers on the future of work-life, productivity, upskilling, growth, and mindfulness hacks in world 2.0, going through technology, machine learning, AI, scientific, and cultural transformation.

    Discussing The Live Organization

    Discussing The Live Organization

    Discussing #FutureOfWork & Work2.0 with Jeff Kavanaugh. Jeff discussed the importance and tenets of a live evolving organizations. He shared some tips and tricks that businesses could do to ensure they are evolving for faster and agile growth through the age of transformation.

    Jeff Kavanaugh is global head for the Infosys Knowledge Institute, the research and thought leadership arm of Infosys, a leader in digital services and consulting. Jeff is also an adjunct professor at the business school at the University of Texas at Dallas. He authored the best-selling book Consulting Essentials, and serves on boards of the Institute of Business Analytics at Indiana University, and the Marketing Analytics Advisory Board at the University of Texas at Dallas. Jeff earned an MBA from the University of North Texas.


    Jeff's Book:
    The Live Enterprise: Create a Continuously Evolving and Learning Organization https://amzn.to/3pYJFMd

    Jeff's Recommendations:
    Contact https://amzn.to/37LvGmB
    The Nature of Nature: Why We Need the Wild https://amzn.to/37J3PTM
    Longitude https://amzn.to/3buTEDC
    Endurance https://amzn.to/3by5hK1

    TIMELINE

    1:07 Jeff's journey.
    4:22 What brought Jeff to consulting?
    8:34 Creating knowledge institutes within an organization.
    13:07 Initial steps to create a knowledge institute.
    17:06 Convincing leadership for data based decision making.
    23:07 Challenges in building a knowledge institute.
    28:19:00 How are organizations impacted by Covid.
    34:59:00 What is the live element in an organization?
    38:18:00 Defining a non-live organization.
    44:04:00 Turning a non-living organization into a living one.
    51:27:00 Defining a quantum organization.
    52:55:00 Drivers of a living organization.
    57:19:00 The ideal reader for "The live enterprise".
    1:01:45 Jeff's success mantra.
    1:04:54 Jeff's favorite reads.
    1:07:04 Closing remarks.

    About TAO.ai[Sponsor]:
    TAO is building the World's largest and AI-powered Skills Universe and Community powering career development platform empowering some of the World's largest communities/organizations. Learn more at https://TAO.ai

    About WorkPod:
    Work Pod takes you on the journey with leaders, experts, academics, authors, and change-makers designing the future of work, workers, and the workplace.

    About Work2.org
    WorkPod is managed by Work2.org, a #FutureOfWork community for HR and Organization architects and leaders.

    Sponsorship / Guest Request should be directed to info@tao.ai

    Keywords:
    #FutureofWork #Work2.0 #Work2dot0 #Leadership #Growth #Org2dot0 #Work2 #Org2

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Kent Billingsley on Fixing Revenue and not just growth

    Kent Billingsley on Fixing Revenue and not just growth

    Discussing #FutureOfWork & Work2.0 with Kent. He discussed some of the ways business model success could be achieved by minor changes to the process. Learn how a focus on revenue will get many failing businesses to journey of success.

    KENT BILLINGSLEY is the founder and president of the Revenue Growth® Company, LLC. He has become America's Revenue Growth® Architect by helping thousands of entrepreneurs, and small businesses (representing hundreds of thousands of employees) generate billions in new sales and revenue. He has personally designed, built, transformed, or turbocharged over 1,000 organizations in 36 countries. Billingsley has served in executive and leadership positions in several billion-dollar firms. Over nearly three decades, he has developed thought-leading content and trademarked programs helping thousands of entrepreneurs and their employees become millionaires and multimillionaires from their businesses.


    Kent's Book:
    Entrepreneur to Millionaire: How to Build a Highly Profitable, Fast-Growth Company and Become Embarrassingly Rich Doing It Hardcover https://amzn.to/2O13zJa

    Kent's Recommendations:
    Think and Grow Rich https://amzn.to/3kqYs0P

    Discussion Timeline:
    TIMELINE

    0:50 What's fascinating about revenue?
    2:16 Advice to companies who don't have a clear roadmap to profitability.
    4:31 Pitfalls in the understanding and implementations of revenue.
    7:09 Advice to companies not doing too well.
    9:10 Fixing revenue model in a fast changing world.
    13:04 Growth company vs revenue company.
    17:20 Misconceptions of revenue.
    19:22 Quick fixes for revenue issues.
    22:15 The right time for an entrepreneur to focus on revenue.
    25:39:00 Getting started with a revenue model.
    30:19:00 Who's responsible for revenue in a company?
    32:51:00 Advice for a company doing well on the revenue front.
    36:35:00 On "Entrepreneurs to Billionaires".
    47:13:00 The ideal reader for "Entrepreneurs to Billionaires".
    51:56:00 Who doesn't need to read "Entrepreneurs to Billionaires"?
    58:57:00 Tangible steps for revenue generation.
    1:02:03 The first clues to that you're doing well in terms of revenue.
    1:09:04 Kent's favorite reads.
    1:12:42 Sequel to "Entrepreneurs to Billionaires".

    About TAO.ai[Sponsor]:
    TAO is building the World's largest and AI-powered Skills Universe and Community powering career development platform empowering some of the World's largest communities/organizations. Learn more at https://TAO.ai

    About WorkPod:
    Work Pod takes you on the journey with leaders, experts, academics, authors, and change-makers designing the future of work, workers, and the workplace.

    About Work2.org
    WorkPod is managed by Work2.org, a #FutureOfWork community for HR and Organization architects and leaders.

    Sponsorship / Guest Request should be directed to info@tao.ai

    Keywords:
    #FutureofWork #Work2.0 #Work2dot0 #Leadership #Growth #Org2dot0 #Work2 #Org2

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Using little creative ideas to spurt up big disruptions

    Using little creative ideas to spurt up big disruptions

    Discussing #FutureOfWork & Work2.0 with Josh Linkner talks about using little creativity spurts to use for disruption. He sheds light on how organizations could embrace creativity and use little creative innovation to help stir for big breakthroughs. She shared lots of examples of big little breakthroughs.

    Bio:
    He has been the founder and CEO of five tech companies, which sold for a combined value of over $200 million. He’s the author of four books including the New York Times Bestsellers, Disciplined Dreaming, and The Road to Reinvention.
    This guy just loves starting and building companies. He’s the founding partner of Detroit Venture Partners and has been involved in the launch of over 100 startups.
    Today, Josh serves as Chairman and co-founder of Platypus Labs, an innovation research, training, and consulting firm. He has twice been named the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year and is a recipient of the United States Presidential Champion of Change Award.
    Josh is also a passionate Detroiter, the father of four, a professional-level jazz guitarist, and has a slightly odd obsession for greasy pizza


    Josh's Book:
    Big Little Breakthroughs https://amzn.to/3usFCLm

    Josh's Recommendations:
    Think Like a Monk: Train Your Mind for Peace and Purpose Every Day https://amzn.to/3bzvyYh
    Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World https://amzn.to/37K4PqW
    Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don't Know https://amzn.to/37MepcR

    Discussion Timeline:
    TIMELINE

    0:49 Josh's journey to creativity.
    1:54 On Josh's five start-ups.
    3:38 Motivation behind working on creativity.
    4:53 Surprises while working with companies on creativity.
    7:21 Finding a balance between being creativity and being structural.
    10:07 Tackling creativity in a mature company set up.
    13:15 Creativity coming from unexpected places.
    15:45 Precursor to innovation.
    17:48 Frugality and creativity.
    19:06 Bottlenecks to creativity.
    21:17 Small innovations and big innovations within a company.
    24:43:00 Innovation during a crisis.
    26:15:00 Innovation post Covid.
    27:13:00 Misconceptions on innovation and creativity.
    29:12:00 Big companies and creativity.
    33:10:00 On "Big, little breakthroughs".
    34:39:00 The process of writing "Big, little breakthroughs".
    39:11:00 Picking great stories for "Big, little breakthroughs".
    41:01:00 Ideal reader for "Big, little breakthroughs".
    42:10:00 Litmus test for creativity.
    44:17:00 Creativity frameworks.
    45:45:00 Practical steps to become creative.
    49:28:00 Josh's secret to success.
    51:28:00 Josh's success qualities.
    53:38:00 Josh's favorite reads.
    54:46:00 Closing remarks.

    About TAO.ai[Sponsor]:
    TAO is building the World's largest and AI-powered Skills Universe and Community powering career development platform empowering some of the World's largest communities/organizations. Learn more at https://TAO.ai

    About WorkPod:
    Work Pod takes you on the journey with leaders, experts, academics, authors, and change-makers designing the future of work, workers, and the workplace.

    About Work2.org
    WorkPod is managed by Work2.org, a #FutureOfWork community for HR and Organization architects and leaders.

    Sponsorship / Guest Request should be directed to info@tao.ai

    Keywords:
    #FutureofWork #Work2.0 #Work2dot0 #Leadership #Growth #Org2dot0 #Work2 #Org2

    • 57 min
    Finding growth through pandemic

    Finding growth through pandemic

    Discussing #FutureOfWork & Work2.0 with Federico Demarin, SVP HR, 3SixtyDutyFree. In this session, Federico discussed some of the critical ways leaders could prepare their organization to stay on the course of development through the pandemic. He sheds light on some of the critical tenets of HR leadership required to take the organization to the future of work.

    Guest: Federico Demarin SVP HR, 3SixtyDutyFree
    Federico Demarin, Human Resources executive with +20 years of HR experience in renowned global companies such as Thomson-Reuters and Swarovski, where he occupied local, regional, and global roles.
    Currently, the Senior Vice President Human Resources for 3Sixty Duty-Free, Travel Retail company specialized in helping consumers and businesses access the enticing world of Duty-Free and travel retail. He is the global HR leader reporting to the company’s Vice-Chairman, and accountable for HR strategy, execution, and employee experience.
    Professional Coach and Certified EQ Practitioner, providing professional consulting services to organizations and Educational Institutions around topics such as Organizational Development, HR Startups, Employee Value Proposition, Leadership, Team Building, retail, and luxury.
    He is also an MBA professor for ESDEN Institute of Spain in Mexico & Colombia; and SKEMA Executive Education institute in France & China.

    Federico's Recommendations:
    The Infinite Game https://amzn.to/3dDdL5g

    TIMELINE

    0:46 Federico's journey.
    4:11 Running a business successfully during a crisis.
    6:45 Steps that HR can take to prepare an organization for a crisis.
    10:40 Strategies to deal with the Covid crisis.
    13:23 Actions the governments had to take to support companies during the pandemic.
    16:14 Learnings from the pandemic.
    20:03 Qualities HR must posess to deal with disruptive change.
    25:30:00 Growing your business in the midst of a crisis.
    29:30:00 Preparing the workforce for the future.
    34:12:00 Tips for HR leaders to remain updated and ready for future of work.
    36:27:00 Issues to be solved at the HR leadership level.
    40:18:00 How can HR leaders develop progressive ideas?
    45:09:00 Developing a flexible work culture.
    48:55:00 Traits of a good HR leader.
    52:54:00 Federico's secret for success.
    57:25:00 Federico's favorite reads.
    59:21:00 Closing remarks.

    About TAO.ai[Sponsor]:
    TAO is building the World's largest and AI-powered Skills Universe and Community powering career development platform empowering some of the World's largest communities/organizations. Learn more at https://TAO.ai

    About WorkPod:
    Work Pod takes you on the journey with leaders, experts, academics, authors, and change-makers designing the future of work, workers, and the workplace.

    About Work2.org
    WorkPod is managed by Work2.org, a #FutureOfWork community for HR and Organization architects and leaders.

    Sponsorship / Guest Request should be directed to info@tao.ai

    Keywords:
    #FutureofWork #Work2.0 #Work2dot0 #Leadership #Growth #Org2dot0 #Work2 #Org2

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Robbie Kellman Baxter(@robbiebax) on The Forever Transactions

    Robbie Kellman Baxter(@robbiebax) on The Forever Transactions

    In this podcast with Robbie, we discussed various topics of increasing importance on the changing landscape of business models and what all it entails. Lots of businesses are struggling to get their business model right. Robbie went into details on some pitfalls and some challenges. In this book, she lays out a clear and actionable summary with stories and playbooks that are easy to follow for the readers. It's a great watch for anyone who cares to learn about forever transactions.

    1:50 Robbie's journey.
    6:25 Consumer experience with the subscription economy.
    10:55 Businesses that aren't suitable for membership.
    12:23 Evolution of the membership space.
    15:23 Maturity level of businesses in the adoption of membership model.
    18:03 Misunderstanding on membership.
    22:45 Being business ready for subscription.
    26:22 Changing business culture to adopt subscription.
    31:22 Business transformation into subscription.
    35:52 Coming up with the title "Forever Transaction".
    41:00 The ideal reader for "Forever Transaction".
    43:25 Challenge's in membership adoption.
    47:40 Subscription fatigue.
    50:01 Robbie's success mantra.
    52:46 Robbie's favorite reads.
    55:11 Closing remark.

    Robbie's Book:
    The Forever Transaction: How to Build a Subscription Model So Compelling, Your Customers Will Never Want to Leave by Robbie Kellman Baxter amzn.to/2HBjJG7

    Robbie's Recommended Read:
    Selling With Noble Purpose: How to Drive Revenue and Do Work That Makes You Proud by Lisa Earle McLeod, Elizabeth Lotardo amzn.to/3jpitCU
    Humor, Seriously: Why Humor Is a Secret Weapon in Business and Life (And how anyone can harness it. Even you.) by Jennifer Aaker , Naomi Bagdonas amzn.to/35Ez0xO

    1776 by David McCullough amzn.to/31PxNmK
    John Adams by David McCullough amzn.to/3hXoQ0f
    The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here For? by Rick Warren amzn.to/31TNmKk
    Halftime: Moving from Success to Significance by Bob P. Buford (Author), Jim Collins (Foreword) amzn.to/2DoXQb3


    Robbie's BIO:
    Robbie Kellman Baxter is a bestselling author, speaker, and consultant with more than 20 years of experience providing strategic business advice to major organizations including Netflix, the Wall Street Journal, and Electronic Arts. In the past ten years, her company Peninsula Strategies has advised over 100 organizations on subscription and growth strategy. Her first book, The Membership Economy was an international bestseller. Her new book, The Forever Transaction, was released in April 2020. It has been described as a true game-changer taking readers through every step of the subscription business process—from initial start-up or testing of a new model to scaling the operation for long-term growth and sustainability to revamping your culture so everyone works together to optimize customer lifetime value. For more information about Robbie go to www.robbiekellmanbaxter.com.

    • 58 min
    Michael Canic(@MichaelCanic) on Leading with ruthless consistency

    Michael Canic(@MichaelCanic) on Leading with ruthless consistency

    In this podcast, Michael Canic discussed his book Ruthless Consistency, the insights it carries, and shared how his journey has helped him craft a strategy that could work on the testing times. He sheds light on the importance of ruthless consistency and how any leader could adopt it in their day to day activities and succeed in leading.

    Timeline:

    1:47 Michael's journey.
    3:33 Defining "Making strategy happen".
    5:20 Training leadership in various fields.
    7:15 Forming an ideal team.
    14:15 Misconceptions of "ruthless consistency".
    16:10 Being consistent and having a strong culture.
    17:57 Being consistent and still failing.
    19:22 Litmus test for leaders today to be accountable.
    24:20 Being a manager and being a coach.
    26:44 Managing a failing organization.
    29:19 Innovation and ruthless consistency.
    30:54 The right amount of change in an organization.
    33:16 Success indicators purpose alignment.
    34:23 Being consistent in times of disruption.
    35:45 Implementing ruthless consistency in a startup.
    37:59 Role model companies with the message of ruthless consistency.
    39:36 Ruthless consistency in assessing an impeding failure in a company.
    41:45 An ideal reader for "Ruthless Consistency".
    43:02 At which stage should a company implement "ruthless consistency".
    44:40 Michael's success mantra.
    47:24 Michael's favorite reads.
    48:50 Parting thoughts.

    https://youtu.be/gVpuMHWyOpQ

    Michael's Recommended Read:
    Lincoln on Leadership: Executive Strategies for Tough Times by Donald T. Phillips amzn.to/2K0h18Q

    Michael's Book:
    Ruthless Consistency: How Committed Leaders Execute Strategy, Implement Change, and Build Organizations That Win by Michael Canic amzn.to/3luMF1u

    Podcast Link:
    https://work2.org/robbie-kellman-baxterrobbiebax-on-the-forever-transactions-work-2-0-podcast-futureofwork/

    Michael's BIO:
    Michael Canic, Ph.D., is the author of RUTHLESS CONSISTENCY: How Committed Leaders Execute Strategy, Implement Change and Build Organizations That Win (September 1, 2020; McGraw Hill). He is also the president of Making Strategy Happen, a consultancy which helps committed leaders turn ambition into strategy, and strategy into reality. Previously, he managed the consulting division at The Atlanta Consulting Group and held a leadership role at FedEx. Michael earned a Ph.D. in the psychology of human performance from the University of British Columbia. Currently, Michael leads strategic change initiatives in the corporate world and spent the past 25 years consulting with CEOs and top management teams across North America. A former national championship-winning coach, Michael is also a member of Marshall Goldsmith’s global 100 Coaches project. He lives between Denver and Vancouver and has written over 400 posts for his blog.

    About #Podcast:
    Work 2.0 Podcast is created to spark the conversation around the future of work, worker, and workplace. This podcast invite movers and shakers in the industry who are shaping or helping us understand the transformation in work.

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Customer Reviews

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teresaroche ,

Powerful and Insighful

I listened to the two most recent podcasts with Jeff Kavanaugh and Kent Billingsley. Learned from their wisdom. Welcome listening to more.

Jerome Shaw 🤲🏾 ,

Lessons on leadership!

Listened to episode “Leading with Ruthless Consistency”. Great talk with Michael Canic! Wonderful messages on the concept of consistency. I completely agree that focus is key for success in all endeavors.

The lessons that are laid out in this episode are timeless for anyone interested in leading an organization. My favorite quote is about sacrificing for the best of the team. Seeing the big picture. The small affects the all.

Thank you for creating this content. Nice interviewing style and great questions. Bring the best out of your guests. Recommend this podcast to anyone interested in collaboration and growth for themselves and their organization.

WorkChef ,

Good conversation on deep work topics

Found the interview useful and thought provoking

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