Scaling Culture

Scaling Culture

Join Ron Lovett (who is obsessed with culture) as he speaks with thought leaders who share their experiences with building incredible high performing cultures.

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Kraft Heinz: Quiet Quitting, Autonomy vs. Flexibility,  & Hybrid Workplace Strategies with Monica Novomisle - Episode 85
Sep 27 2022
Kraft Heinz: Quiet Quitting, Autonomy vs. Flexibility, & Hybrid Workplace Strategies with Monica Novomisle - Episode 85
*This episode was sponsored by WilsonHCG, a strategic, global recruitment partner focused on bringing out the best in what your workplace culture has to offer. Our guest is Monica Novomisle - Chief People Officer at Kraft Heinz North America. Monica is known for building high-performing teams that deliver profitable business results. In her 20+ years of experience in the people space, she worked with leadership teams at Kraft Heinz, Diageo, and Tory Burch, to achieve total business and culture transformations, focusing on changes in performance culture, coaching culture, employee experience, and corporate integrity and compliance. She also has focused her career on evolving HR teams away from executional and administrative work and into business partnering and people experience strategies. In this episode of Scaling Culture, Ron and Monica discuss: Confusion happening between flexibility and autonomy   Starting a meeting with “What are you hoping for today” to determine whether to be a coach, mentor or sponsor for the team member  Remote/hybrid work how Kraft Heinz shifted back to the office and how they are planning to better serve Gen Z as Baby Boomers retire   For more information about Monica Novomisle, please follow her on LinkedIn. To learn more about our books or Scaling Culture 6hrs Masterclass Series, please go to ScalingCulture.Org. To learn more about a sponsor of this episode, WilsonHCG, please go to WilsonHCG.com. Lastly, if you enjoyed this episode, please leave us a comment and share the podcast with one of your friends or colleagues. We’ll be back soon with another incredible guest!
Kraft Heinz: Quiet Quitting, Autonomy vs. Flexibility,  & Hybrid Workplace Strategies with Monica Novomisle - Episode 85
Sep 27 2022
Kraft Heinz: Quiet Quitting, Autonomy vs. Flexibility, & Hybrid Workplace Strategies with Monica Novomisle - Episode 85
*This episode was sponsored by WilsonHCG, a strategic, global recruitment partner focused on bringing out the best in what your workplace culture has to offer. Our guest is Monica Novomisle - Chief People Officer at Kraft Heinz North America. Monica is known for building high-performing teams that deliver profitable business results. In her 20+ years of experience in the people space, she worked with leadership teams at Kraft Heinz, Diageo, and Tory Burch, to achieve total business and culture transformations, focusing on changes in performance culture, coaching culture, employee experience, and corporate integrity and compliance. She also has focused her career on evolving HR teams away from executional and administrative work and into business partnering and people experience strategies. In this episode of Scaling Culture, Ron and Monica discuss: Confusion happening between flexibility and autonomy   Starting a meeting with “What are you hoping for today” to determine whether to be a coach, mentor or sponsor for the team member  Remote/hybrid work how Kraft Heinz shifted back to the office and how they are planning to better serve Gen Z as Baby Boomers retire   For more information about Monica Novomisle, please follow her on LinkedIn. To learn more about our books or Scaling Culture 6hrs Masterclass Series, please go to ScalingCulture.Org. To learn more about a sponsor of this episode, WilsonHCG, please go to WilsonHCG.com. Lastly, if you enjoyed this episode, please leave us a comment and share the podcast with one of your friends or colleagues. We’ll be back soon with another incredible guest!
NASCAR: Growth Mindset, Power of “YET” and Emotional intelligence with John Ferguson  - Episode 83
Sep 7 2022
NASCAR: Growth Mindset, Power of “YET” and Emotional intelligence with John Ferguson - Episode 83
Our guest is John Ferguson, Chief HR Officer at NASCAR. John oversees NASCAR Human Resources and provides strategic leadership around talent acquisition, employee engagement, and culture development to support and engage employees across more than 20 office and racetrack locations in the U.S. For nearly a decade, John served in HR roles at Monumental Sports & Entertainment (MSE) in Washington, D.C.. He also serves on the Alumni Board of Directors for Furman University, UNCF Orlando Leadership Council, and Durham Success Summit Advisory Council. In 2022, John was named to the Daytona Beach News-Journal’s annual ’40 Under Forty’ list and Savoy Magazine’s Most Influential Black Executives in Corporate America. In this episode of Scaling Culture, Ron and John discuss: Emotional intelligence in hybrid environments and key strategies for all leaders to useHow to scale knowledge across the organization to new and existing employees Power of YET and growth mindsetQuiet quitting and how to provide psychological safety in the work environmentBest practices and strategies for people starting a new leadership position where everything is new and you have none of that organizational knowledge built up. For more information about John Ferguson, please follow him on LinkedIn. To learn more about our books or the Scaling Culture Masterclass online, please go to ScalingCulture.Org. Lastly, if you enjoyed this episode, please leave us a comment and share the podcast with one of your friends or colleagues. We’ll be back soon with another incredible guest!
Rich Diviney: Navy SEALs Selection, the Attributes of High-Performing Teams and Subordination Leadership  - Episode 82
Jun 8 2022
Rich Diviney: Navy SEALs Selection, the Attributes of High-Performing Teams and Subordination Leadership - Episode 82
Our guest is Rich Diviney - bestselling author of “The Attributes: 25 Hidden Drivers of Optimal Performance”, a leadership and human performance expert, and retired Navy SEAL commander. During his career in the US Military, spanning over twenty years, Rich completed thirteen deployments overseas. As the officer tasked with training others for specialized command, Diviney was intimately involved in SEAL selection process, paring down a group of exceptional candidates to a small cadre of the most elite optimal performers. He also spearheaded the creation of a directorate, employing a strong emphasis on physical, mental, and emotional discipline to optimize the team’s performance. Since retiring from the Navy, Rich has worked as a speaker, facilitator, and consultant at the Chapman & Co. Leadership Institute and Simon Sinek Inc. In 2020, he founded The Attributes Inc., where he currently serves as the CEO and in January 2021, Rich released his book: The Attributes. Currently, Rich speaks and consults on leadership strategies, assessment and selection processes, and optimal performance techniques. He has worked with thousands of businesses, athletic organizations, and military leaders. His past clients include American Airlines, Meijer Inc., the San Francisco 49ers, Pegasystems, Zoom, and Deloitte. In this episode of Scaling Culture, Ron and Rich discuss: What drove Rich to write his book “The Attributes” and some stories from his Navy SEAL daysThe Fundamental difference between skills and attributesHow businesses and leaders can identify the attributes and screen for them?Stories about some of the most critical attributes of a high-performing team?The Dynamic subordination leadership style For more information about Rich Diviney, his book and work, please follow him on LinkedIn or go to TheAttributes.com To learn more or purchase the Scaling Culture Masterclass series, please go to ScalingCulture.Org If you’re enjoying the Scaling Culture podcast, please subscribe and share. We’ll be back in September with another incredible guest!
Aaron Hurst: How to Drive Positive, Consistent and Vulnerable Relationships Across the Organization - Episode 80
May 11 2022
Aaron Hurst: How to Drive Positive, Consistent and Vulnerable Relationships Across the Organization - Episode 80
Our guest is Aaron Hurst - globally recognized thought leader, author of The Purpose Economy, and the CEO and co-founder of Imperative. Aaron is the foremost expert on the science of purpose and fulfillment at work. At Imperative with his team, Aaron helps many global brands build strong cultures through their peer coaching platform that uses the power of peers to support each other over time to become increasingly effective and fulfilled. The science-backed platform combines the effectiveness of coaching with the impact of building trusted peer networks that are proven to build resilient and high-performing cultures. Previously, as the founder of the Taproot Foundation, Aaron also catalyzed the $15 billion pro bono service market. He has written for or been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, World Economic Forum, Fast Company, MIT Sloan Management Review and was named a LinkedIn Influencer. In this episode of Scaling Culture, Ron and Aaron discuss: Imperative’s tech and the use of AI and data & analytics to help people build positive, consistent, and vulnerable relationships across different teamsMyths about PurposeProcess to find your Purpose and how you’re contributing to the world How to run exercises in the workplace to align your purpose at work? Why it’s CEO’s job to make sure friendships are built in their business and how to drive relationships? For more information about Aaron and his work or Imperative, please follow him on LinkedIn or go to Imperative www.imperative.com. To learn more or purchase the Scaling Culture Masterclass online course, please go to ScalingCulture.Org. If you’re enjoying the Scaling Culture podcast, please share with others. We’ll be back soon with another incredible guest!
The Culture Think Tank: Workplace Culture Trends - Episode 79
Apr 27 2022
The Culture Think Tank: Workplace Culture Trends - Episode 79
Our guest is Delise Simmons - Chief Culture Officer at The Culture Think Tank. Delise has been a leader in the area of organizational development and human capital for more than 25 years. Her dynamic style and extensive experience have produced exceptional corporate cultures and leaders at companies such as Southwest Airlines, Office Depot, JetBlue Airways, and many others. In her time at Southwest, Delise developed and delivered leadership training called  “University for People” to thousands of Employees during the time they were rated one of the Top Ten Companies to work for in America. At The Culture Think Tank, Delise helps to make the world a better place through performance analytics and research. With her team, they focus on identifying and quantifying the metrics that drive workplace performance and providing the insights. In this episode of Scaling Culture, Ron and Delise discuss: Delise's journey into people & culture space and her time at Southwest Airline under Herb Kelleher’s leadershipDelise's work at JetBlue Airways and strategies on how to define the culture, core values and behaviors The Culture Think Tank and workplace culture trends in the hybrid and virtual environments and why culture is everyone’s job not just an HR function For more information about Delise or her work at The Culture Think Tank, please follow her on LinkedIn or go to TheCultureThinkTank.com To check out a sample of our 1hr series on Building Relationships at ScalingCulture.Org If you’re enjoying the Scaling Culture podcast, please share with others. We’ll be back soon with another incredible guest!
Jim Reid: How to Build Great Leaders to Shape a Winning Culture - Episode 78
Apr 20 2022
Jim Reid: How to Build Great Leaders to Shape a Winning Culture - Episode 78
Our guest is Jim Reid - Author of 'Leading To Greatness’ and Former Chief HR Officer at Rogers Communications. An accomplished executive and trusted advisor to seven CEOs, Jim has navigated significant change and immense pressure to build winning teams that outperform competitors. Originally trained as a military pilot, Jim built his expertise working alongside some of the best thinkers on leadership including Jim Collins, Jeffrey Pfeffer, John Kotter, and Dave Ulrich. Jim’s new book ‘Leading to Greatness’ combines the best research on high performance with over 30 years of observing what the very best leaders do differently to excel. It provides an actionable, practical playbook for all leaders to take their leadership in work and life to the next level. Jim is also recognized as one of the 50 Best Executives in Canada by The Globe & Mail’s Report on Business Magazine. In this episode of Scaling Culture, Ron and Jim discuss: Jim's personal journey from being a military pilot to working with Jim Collins to joining Rogers Communications as a CHROThe Role of a leader in shaping culture and why and how best leaders are differentRoger's culture transformation and key reasons and initiatives that Roger’s implemented during that changeJim's book Leading to Greatness and his coaching work helping leaders perform at their best and strategies on how to prevent burnout For more information about Jim, his book ‘Leading to Greatness’ or his coaching work, please follow him on LinkedIn.    To check out a sample of our 1hr series on Building Relationships at ScalingCulture.Org If you’re enjoying the Scaling Culture podcast, please share with others. We’ll be back soon with another incredible guest!
Merck: How to Integrate and Measure Diversity & Inclusion Strategies - Episode 73
Feb 16 2022
Merck: How to Integrate and Measure Diversity & Inclusion Strategies - Episode 73
*This episode is sponsored by Spokn (as a listener of our podcast you can get 2 months free on the annual contract with Spokn, please head over to getspokn.com/scalingculture) Our guest is Celeste Warren, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer at Merck. In her 25 year career at Merck, Celeste has held numerous positions of increasing responsibility within HR  and is responsible to advance and embed diversity and inclusion throughout the organization working with Merck’s leaders. She has been honored with many awards, including Black Enterprise’s “Top Executives in Global Diversity and Inclusion” and Diversity Global Magazine’s “Influential Women in Global Diversity”. Celeste is also a member of CNBC’s Workforce Executive Council and World 50’s Inclusion and Diversity Impact Community.   In this episode of Scaling Culture, Ron and Celeste discuss: Why and how the first Diversity & Inclusion department at Merck came to be, more than 70 years ago?The components of Merck’s approach to diversity, equity and inclusionHow to integrate DE&I into business and measure progressHow to identify and remove biases  For more information about Celeste, please follow her on LinkedIn. To learn more about DEI strategies from Celeste, please sign up here.    To learn more or purchase the Scaling Culture Masterclass online course, please go to ScalingCulture.Org If you’re enjoying the Scaling Culture podcast, please subscribe and share. We’ll be back soon with another incredible guest!
Whitney Johnson: How To Grow Your People - Episode 72
Feb 2 2022
Whitney Johnson: How To Grow Your People - Episode 72
*This episode is sponsored by Spokn (as a listener of our podcast you can get 2 months free on the annual contract with Spokn, please head over to getspokn.com/scalingculture) Our guest is Whitney Johnson - one of the top ten business thinkers in the world as named by Thinkers50 and a LinkedIn Top Voice with 1.8 million followers. Whitney is the CEO of Disruption Advisors and an award-winning author of multiple books, including her most recent book “SMARTH GROWTH: How to Grow Your People to Grow Your Company” published by Harvard Business Review Press. She also hosts the weekly Disrupt Yourself podcast with guests including Brené Brown, Adam Grant, Simon Sinek, and General Stanley McChrystal. An innovation and disruption theorist, Whitney is a frequent contributor to Harvard Business Review and MIT Sloan Management Review. She teaches the S Curve of Learning to managers and companies as both a keynote speaker and a frequent lecturer for Harvard Business School’s Corporate Learning. In this episode of Scaling Culture, Ron and Whitney discuss: What is the S Curve of Learning and key stages of growth?How to grow your people and help them find their S Curve?How to use the S curve to become better leaders?How to use the S curve to design your team and scale it across the organization?  This S curve concept gives leaders great language to use in coaching and developing their team members.  Plus in the episode, Whitney gives a trick for ensuring your feedback is well received. This episode of Scaling Culture is sponsored by Spokn, a podcasting platform for the workplace.  For more information about Whitney and her work and books, please follow her on LinkedIn or go to her author’s page on Amazon.    To learn more or purchase the Scaling Culture Masterclass online course, please go to ScalingCulture.Org If you’re enjoying the Scaling Culture podcast, please subscribe and share. We’ll be back soon with another incredible guest!