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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.

    Love, Self-Worth and #FutureOfWork

    Love, Self-Worth and #FutureOfWork

    In this session, Amelia Dunlop, author of Elevating the Human Experience, discusses some of the points in her book about creating a better human experience in the workplace. She also shares best practices and strategies on how companies and leaders can use data to foster a better human understanding for their workforce.

    Amelia's Book:
    Elevating the Human Experience: Three Paths to Love and Worth at Work by Amelia Dunlop https://amzn.to/3F2lWn1

    Podcast Link:
    iTunes: http://math.im/jofitunes
    Youtube: http://math.im/jofyoutube

    As the Chief Experience Officer at Deloitte Digital and leader of the US Customer Strategy and Applied Design practice for Deloitte LLP, I help companies develop winning strategies that combine innovation, creativity, and digital strategy. I lead a team of exceptional problem solvers who use human-centered design and customer insights strategies to help businesses shift their focus from the customer experience to the human experience. As a result of our work, I was honored to receive Consulting Magazine's 2020 Top Women in Technology Award for Excellence in Innovation.

    Timelines:
    1:02 Amelia's journey.
    2:06 A brief on Amelia's career.
    3:08 The evolution of the field of human experience.
    4:30 The proper use of data.
    6:36 Pandemic vis a vis the human experience.
    8:29 Organization's dealing with the changing customer experience during the pandemic.
    10:13 Examples and best practices of a successful organization managing the pandemic.
    12:08 What's an ideal experience run organization.
    13:51 Exciting experiments on the human experience are trending today.
    16:01 Advice for leaders to create a better human experience.
    17:39 Practical steps leaders can take in creating a better human experience.
    22:10 On Amelia's book "Elevating the Human Experience."
    25:03:00 Three ways to achieve self-worth.
    27:00:00 Evaluating the three paths to self-worth.
    30:28:00 Challenges to attain self-worth.
    33:41:00 Dealing with low self-worth.
    35:52:00 The changing perception of self-worth from a cultural point of view.
    38:33:00 Steps organizations can take to create an environment of self-worth.
    42:15:00 The role of data in creating a human-centric organization.
    44:00:00 The role of a leader in creating a human-centric organization.
    45:20:00 Connection between self-worth and burnout.
    48:15:00 The ideal reader for "Elevating the Human Experience."
    49:26:00 Rapid fire.
    51:38:00 Amelia's success mantra.
    53:00:00 Can curiosity be taught?
    55:38:00 Amelia's favorite reads.
    59:28:00 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

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Building #FutureOfWork at #NASA

    Building #FutureOfWork at #NASA

    In this session, Jane Datta, chief human capital officer at NASA, talks about her experience in managing employee well-being in a large, diverse workforce such as in NASA. Many of her points focus on the Pandemic year and how it has made organizations revisit the strategies and policies that enable a more employee centric environment.

    Podcast Link:
    iTunes: http://math.im/jofitunes
    Youtube: http://math.im/jofyoutube

    Jane Datta is NASA’s chief human capital officer and lead people champion. She wholly embraces that “we are people leaders in the people business” which guides her oversight of NASA’s human capital policies, practices, and operations. Ms. Datta is responsible for building the quality and depth of talent necessary for supporting the agency’s mission, improving capabilities for delivering out-of-this-world human resources services, and positively shaping NASA’s culture to maintain high levels of employee engagement and commitment.

    Timelines:
    0:53 Jane's journey.
    4:06 A typical day for an executive at NASA.
    6:02 Jane's transition from a career consultant to a chief human capital officer.
    10:28 Running a diverse workforce in a large organization like NASA.
    13:48 Keeping the workforce aligned with the larger version.
    16:52 NASA's strategy for it's employees during the Pandemic.
    20:28 Balancing the well-being of employees and ensuring business continuity during the pandemic.
    27:07:00 Surprises and learnings in managing the wellbeing of a workforce during the pandemic.
    30:33:00 Handling employee burnout.
    37:12:00 Gauging the mental and emotional state of employees and finding a way to alleviating their pain.
    41:27:00 Workforce trends that are here to stay.
    47:55:00 Next breakthrough tool for collaboration in the new age of employee engagement.
    52:21:00 NASA's best practices that can be replicated in other organizations.
    55:18:00 Rapid fire.
    58:00:00 Jane's success mantra.
    1:00:58 Jane's advice to her sixteen year old self.
    1:03:23 Jane's favorite reads.
    1:04:54 Closing remarks.

    Questions Addressed:
    Segment 1: Lead-in
    1. Starter: Give your starter pitch 1 point that you wish as a central theme.
    2. Vishal briefly introduce guest

    Segment 2: State of organizations
    3. What it means to be a people's leader for NASA?
    4. NASA is a hyper collaborative organization, how do you lead the people aspect of the agency?
    5. How has NASA managed to still accomplish so much during the pandemic?
    6. How has work evolved for NASA during the pandemic times?
    7. What did the shift to mandatory telework look like for NASA? What needed to be done and how did you do it?
    8. What have been some of the lessons you’ve learned over the past 18 months in terms of workforce productivity, recruiting and hiring, training and development, etc.?
    9. What would other organization learn from NASA's progress and wonderful people it is lead by?
    10. What has been some of your surprises as you lead NASA's people aspect?
    11. Looking toward the future, is NASA planning to have everyone return to on site work when it’s safe to do so or will you be adopting a hybrid model? Or a perhaps a different model?
    12. How has technology, and your use of technology, evolved over the past 18 months and how will it continue to evolve to enable your work and missions?
    13. How is one thing you wish to improve in NASA?

    Segment 3: Rapid Fire [Say what comes to your mind quickly]
    14 a. #FutureOfWork
    14 b. #Technology
    14 c. #Leadership
    14 d. #RemoteWork
    14 e. #Equity
    14 f. #Diversity
    14 g. #Legislature
    14 h. #JobsOfFuture
    14 i. #FutureOfLearning
    14 j. #Something exciting
    14 k. #Things that keep you up at night?

    Segment 4: Your personal journey
    15. What are 1-3 best practices that you think are the key to success in your journey?
    16. Do you have any favorite read?
    17. As a closing remark, what would you like to tell our audience?

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

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Fail Fast and Learn Faster To Bring #Work to the Future.

    Fail Fast and Learn Faster To Bring #Work to the Future.

    In this session, Randy Bean, Author of "Fail Fast, Learn Faster", shares tips on how to build a people-centric data-driven organization. With his vast experience in this field, being a noted author and a strategic advisor to fortune 1000 companies, he talks about some of the challenges and opportunities data holds for organizations today.


    Randy's Book:
    Fail Fast, Learn Faster: Lessons in Data-Driven Leadership in an Age of Disruption, Big Data, and AI by Randy Bean https://amzn.to/2XNcLpF

    Podcast Link:
    iTunes: http://math.im/jofitunes
    Youtube: http://math.im/jofyoutube

    Randy Bean is an industry thought leader, author, and speaker in the field of data-driven business leadership. He is known for his frequent columns in Forbes, Harvard Business Review, MIT Sloan Management Review, and The Wall Street Journal. His book, Fail Fast, Learn Faster: Lessons in Data-Driven Leadership in an Age of Disruption, Big Data, and AI, was published on August 31, 2021. Bean is the founder and CEO of NewVantage Partners, a strategic advisory firm which he founded in 2001. Bean also serves as co-chair of the James Merrill House, an internationally acclaimed writers residency program. He is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis and resides in Boston, MA, and Stonington Borough, CT.

    Timelines:
    0:45 Randy's journey.
    4:10 What are some of the trends fortune 1000 companies are facing in these disruptive times?
    9:50 Challenges fortune 1000 companies are facing with the tech disruptions today.
    12:16 The reason for not having any strategy for capitalizing the available data.
    15:13 Best practices for leaders to get the company on the data bandwagon
    21:33 The dilemma of being data-driven is against our intelligence.
    28:22 How are businesses communicating data to their people?
    35:00 Inspiration behind Randy's book "Fail Fast and Learn Faster".
    37:20 The reasoning behind writing "Fail Fast and Learn Faster".
    40:05 How have leaders and company's understanding of data maturity evolved over the past few years?
    44:50 How can business leaders and data leaders coordinate better?
    47:54 Rapid fire.
    52:44 Randy's success mantra.
    53:56 Randy's favorite reads.
    55:04 Closing remarks.

    Questions Addressed:
    Stage 1: Lead-in
    1. Starter: Give your starter pitch 1 point that this book points to:
    2. Vishal briefly introduce guest

    Stage 2: Subject Matter Expertise
    3. What is the state of startups in data-driven times today?
    4. State of leadership in a data mature organization?
    5. AI and Enterprise outlook? Cautionary tale or hopeful story
    6. Who will win the AI race?
    7. Challenges in leadership through AI adoption?

    Stage 3: Introduction as an author
    8. What is fail fast, earn faster?
    9. Why write this book?
    10. How has leadership evolved in the age of data, analytics, and AI?
    11. What is the recipe for a well-managed AI organization?
    12. If you are an AI startup, how you should look at your leadership?
    14. If you are an experienced leader, how would you understand leadership through post-AI times?
    15. AI + Business, will make it more science or art?
    16. Can AI be a competitive edge to a leader? How much AI is too much AI?

    Stage 4: Rapid Fire [Say what comes to your mind]
    17 a. #MachineLearning
    17 b. #Technology
    17 c. #Leadership
    17 d. #FutureOfWork
    17 e. #Culture
    17 f. #DigitalTransformation
    17 g. #Disruption
    17 h. #JobsOfFuture
    17 i. #FutureofStartup
    17 j. #FutureofOrganization
    17 k. #Data Driven Leader

    Stage 5: Closing
    18. What are 1-3 best practices that you think are the key to success in your journey?
    19. Do you have any favorite read?
    20. As a closing remark, what would you like to tell our audience?


    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

    • 57 min
    WorkPod: Frank Calderoni on Upstanding Company Character to Succeed

    WorkPod: Frank Calderoni on Upstanding Company Character to Succeed

    In this session, Frank Calderoni, CEO Anaplan shared how to build a company that sees hypergrowth by upstanding the character of the company. He shared his insights on his journey in leading a large organization while still maintaining the character-led culture.

    Bio:
    Frank Calderoni is the Chief Executive Officer of Anaplan and the chairman of the company’s board of directors. Frank is a technology industry veteran with over 30 years of successful executive leadership. Before joining Anaplan, Frank served as the Executive Vice President (EVP), Operations, and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Red Hat, Inc. from June 2015 to January 2017. He also served as EVP and CFO at Cisco Systems, Inc. for seven years. Prior to that, he served as Cisco’s Senior Vice President (SVP), Customer Solutions Finance, and Vice President, Worldwide Sales Finance. Frank joined Cisco in 2004 from QLogic Corporation, where he was the SVP and CFO. Prior to that, he was the SVP, Finance & Administration, and CFO for SanDisk Corporation. Frank also sits on the board of Adobe Systems, Inc.

    Franks Book:
    Upstanding: How Company Character Catalyzes Loyalty, Agility, and Hypergrowth by Frank A. Calderoni https://amzn.to/3z7igws

    Discussion Timeline:
    0:57 Frank's journey.
    2:11 Thoughts on meaning of success for a leader in a large organization.
    4:13 Financial metrics vs employee happiness.
    8:42 Culture is built from bottom up or top down?
    12:00 Culture and strategy.
    14:19 Leadership during uncertain times.
    19:33 The story behind the book "Upstanding".
    20:52 The timing of the book "Upstanding".
    24:17:00 How to gauge the character of an organization?
    26:39:00 Influence of a leader in determining the character and culture of an organization.
    28:23:00 The ideal reader for the book "Upstanding".
    30:06:00 Rapidfire with Frank.
    33:17:00 Frank's favorite reads.
    34:29:00 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

    • 36 min
    #FutureOfWork Leadership: Performing Through Transformation

    #FutureOfWork Leadership: Performing Through Transformation

    #FutureOfWork Leadership: Performing Through Transformation

    Join us for an interesting conversation on learning the #FutureOfWork panel series. This session 3 leaders, sat together and shared their journey leading their organization through #Futureofwork and sharing their best practices and insights with us

    Panelist:
    Andrea Patten, Chief People Officer at MOBĒ
    A results-driven Senior Human Resources Executive with over 20 years of experience and a proven track record of managing and developing strategic and pragmatic people solutions to allow businesses to achieve financial and growth expectations.

    Kristine Janhunen, Chief People Officer at Generate Capital
    Passionately expert in people & team innovations that lead to higher performance & results, operational execution, restructuring, pre- & post-acquisition integration, leveraging functional line-management against business objectives, process design, scaling, cross-functional team leadership, corporate communications, organization strategy, alternative energy, cleantech

    Kurt Landon, Founder & CEO at Enspira
    Executive and entrepreneur with 26 years of experience in senior business and HR leadership roles spanning various industries and geographies. CEO of Enspira, a boutique HR consulting firm specializing in Performance Management, Talent Strategy & Planning, Engagement & Retention, Diversity & Inclusion, Manager Capability & Effectiveness, and HR Function Transformation & Optimization.

    Moderator:
    Vishal Kumar, Chief Taoist, TAO.ai
    Building crossroads of Human and Technology to help tomorrow's workforce today. Using the power of AI, Connected learning and collaborative intelligence transform the career growth of the masses. Vishal's TAO.ai currently server 200k global community to find their career growth. Besides his love for AI, Vishal is a award-winning chef, and love spending time with his kids teaching them robotics

    • 59 min
    Art of dealing with conflict to better the future!

    Art of dealing with conflict to better the future!

    In this show, Susan Schmitt Winchester shared her journey to a leadership role of a Fortune 500 company. She shared her journey through her troubled childhood and how she copes up with her past and grow into the future. Susan shared wisdom on how to use the workplace as a healing vehicle and how everyone could achieve success by keeping their conflict as a progressive tool to achieve success. She shared ways to have a better working life.

    Introduction:
    Meet Susan! Susan Schmitt Winchester is the Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer for Applied Materials, and its more than 23,000 global employees. She has more than 30 years of experience in HR providing executive leadership most recently at Rockwell Automation and the Kellogg Company. She continually looks to meet today's global business challenges with creative HR strategies that engage people, support a dynamic, inclusive corporate culture, and enable company exceptional performance. Her passion is teaching executives and professionals how to succeed by discovering greater self-acceptance, fulfillment, and joy at work and in life. She has lived, studied, and worked in the United States, France, and England. She earned her master's degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Illinois State University, and her double bachelor's from Albion College in Michigan. She also attended the University of Grenoble, France. Susan is a fellow of the National Academy of Human Resources-the highest professional honor for individuals in HR. She is also Vice-Chair, Leadership Advisory Board to the Dean of Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Michigan. And she is a member of the Forbes HR Council. She and her husband Charles live in southeastern Wisconsin, near Susan's sons Joseph and Sam. To follow her online, learn more about her programs, courses, and other opportunities to learn, or contact her directly, go here: https: //www.linkedin.com/in/sjschmitt/ www.susanjschmitt.com

    Susan's Book:
    Healing at Work: A Guide to Using Career Conflicts to Overcome Your Past and Build the Future You Deserve by Susan Schmitt Winchester https://amzn.to/3rDzor7

    TIMING:

    Here's the GPS for the questions (These are just the boundaries questions to give a rough journey for the conversation):

    Stage 1: Lead-in
    1. Starter: Give your starter pitch 1 point that this book points to:
    2. Vishal briefly introduce guest

    Stage 2: Subject Matter Expertise
    3. Walk us through your journey as a female leader having to big ranks at a large organization?
    4. What is your secret as a female leader to finding success that you want other aspiring leaders to follow?
    5. How would you see the future of the organization today?
    6. What is the role of HR leaders for an organization?
    7. How has HR evolved over the past years and where are you seeing it go next?

    Stage 3: Introduction as an author
    8.Why talk about healing?
    9. Why conflicts are important?
    10. What is bumper car movement?
    11. You talk about an unconscious wounded career path, what does that mean?
    12. You talked about self-acceptance, the first person you hire is yourself, Could you elaborate a bit more?
    13. Why do you call the workplace a lab for emotional healing?
    14. How do you keep a check on your own anger? What is the role of a leader when it comes to providing emotional support?
    15. Who is the ideal reader for the book?
    16. What is the incentive for a business to invest in employee healing?

    Stage 4: Rapid Fire[Say what comes to your mind]
    17 a. #FutureOfWork
    17 b. #Technology
    17 c. #Leadership
    17 d. #Conflict
    17 e. #Culture
    17 f. #DigitalTransformation
    17 g. #Disruption
    17 h. #JobsOfFuture
    17 i. #Empathy
    17 j. #FutureofOrganization
    17 k. #HealingAtWork

    Stage 5: Closing
    18. What are 1-3 best practices that you think are the key to success in your journey?
    19. Do you have any favorite read?
    20. As a closing remark, what would you like to tell our audience?

    • 1 hr 7 min

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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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