Growth Hacking Culture

Ivan Palomino

The Growth Hacking Culture Podcast is a series of insightful interviews with prominent experts on mindsets, skills and mental resources to grow individually, lead motivated teams and create human-centric work cultures. These episodes are about thought provoking ideas to scale up and growth hack human-centric and performing work cultures. Hosted by Ivan Palomino. read less
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Alan Versteeg on The Secret Weapon of Top Sales Teams: Mindset & Culture
1w ago
Alan Versteeg on The Secret Weapon of Top Sales Teams: Mindset & Culture
Building a strong sales culture is crucial for driving consistent revenue growth and attracting top sales talent. However, several challenges can hinder this process for corporations. Here are some key obstacles, along with research to support them: 1. Misalignment Between Sales and Other Departments: Challenge: When sales goals are siloed from overall company objectives, it creates friction and distrust between sales and other departments like marketing, product development, and customer service. This lack of alignment can lead to inconsistent messaging, poor product-market fit, and ultimately, dissatisfied customers.Research: A study by CSO Insights found that only 42% of salespeople believe their marketing department is "highly effective" at generating qualified leads. 2. Lack of Focus on Customer Experience: Challenge: When the sales process prioritizes closing deals over building long-term customer relationships, it creates a transactional and unsustainable approach. This mindset can lead to high churn rates and damage the company's reputation.Research: According to a Salesforce report, 76% of customers expect companies to understand their needs and expectations. 3. Short-Term Focus and Pressure to Meet Quotas: Challenge: An overemphasis on hitting immediate sales targets can lead to unethical practices, poor product/service recommendations, and ultimately, customer dissatisfaction. This short-term mentality can also discourage investment in developing long-term customer relationships and employee skills.Research: A study by the Harvard Business Review found that a focus on short-term sales goals can lead to unethical behavior, such as pressure to misrepresent products or services. 4. Inadequate Coaching and Development: Challenge: Without ongoing coaching and development opportunities, salespeople struggle to adapt to changing market conditions, refine their skills, and stay motivated. This can lead to knowledge gaps, outdated techniques, and a lack of engagement with the sales process.Research: According to a study by the Sales Management Association, only 20% of salespeople believe their companies provide them with adequate sales training. 5. Unclear Recognition and Reward Systems: Challenge: Inconsistent or unclear recognition and reward systems can demotivate salespeople and fail to incentivize the desired behaviors. When rewards are solely based on closed deals, it discourages collaboration, knowledge sharing, and long-term customer focus.Research: A study by Gartner found that 74% of sales reps are dissatisfied with their current compensation plans.   About My Guest Alan Versteeg Meet Alan Versteeg, an engineer turned sales management expert. Initially skeptical about the sales world, Alan applied engineering principles of cause and effect to sales management, transforming his career. He co-founded Growth Matters, developing over 2,000 sales managers across 45+ countries and diverse industries. His company Growth Matters: https://www.growthmattersintl.com/  Alan's LinkedIn Profile https://www.linkedin.com/in/alanversteeg/   What We Discussed in this Episode on Mindset & Culture in Top Sales Teams - Key differences between average and top-performing sales teams. - How to cultivate a growth mindset in sales teams. - Practical strategies for developing a winning mindset. - Essential elements of a high-performing sales culture. - Creating a culture of collaboration and knowledge sharing. - Challenges in building a strong sales culture. - Trends shaping the future of sales.   **** Sign up for the Simply Human Newsletter (monthly email newsletter): https://simplyhuman.substack.com For show notes and past guests on the Growth Hacking Culture Podcast: https://www.peoplekult.com/podcast-work-culture Follow Ivan Palomino on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ivanpalomino_ Follow Ivan Palomino on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ipalomino/
Jackie Dacanay on Today’s Culture Challenges - What Keeps HR Up at Night?
Jul 2 2024
Jackie Dacanay on Today’s Culture Challenges - What Keeps HR Up at Night?
In this Episode on Today’s Culture Challenges - What Keeps HR Up at Night? - The Unique work culture challenges in hospitality - Biggest work culture challenges for HR directors - Key HR career insights on work culture - Post-COVID changes for HR professionals - Managing stress as an HR director - HR technical skills for work culture - Growth mindset advice for HR leaders   HR departments face significant cultural challenges, including balancing remote, hybrid, and in-office work, reimagining employee well-being, and enhancing the employee value proposition (EVP). They must create solutions to keep all employees connected, prioritize a supportive work culture, and offer competitive compensation and growth opportunities.  But also, HR professionals also experience stress from an evolving workplace, staffing shortages, and handling sensitive issues like layoffs, requiring them to stay updated on trends and adapt their skills. About My Guest: Jackie Dacanay She is the Director of Organizational Culture & Belonging at Fairmont San Francisco. Jackie has received numerous accolades, including the Silicon Valley YWCA Tribute to Women Executive Leadership Award and the Silicon Valley Business Journal 40 under 40. Know more about Jackie on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/jackie-dacanay-8b0a8a34/ or reach out on jackie.dacanay@fairmont.com   **** Sign up for the Simply Human Newsletter (monthly email newsletter): https://simplyhuman.substack.com For show notes and past guests on the Growth Hacking Culture Podcast: https://www.peoplekult.com/podcast-work-culture Follow Ivan Palomino on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ivanpalomino_ Follow Ivan Palomino on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ipalomino/    About the Growth Hacking Culture Podcast The Growth Hacking Culture Podcast is a series of insightful interviews with prominent experts on mindsets, skills and mental resources to grow individually, lead motivated teams and create human-centric work cultures. These episodes are about thought provoking ideas to scale up and growth hack human-centric and performing work cultures. Hosted by Ivan Palomino.
Heather Cook on Building Thriving Employee Communities: The Power of Tech & Human Connection
Jun 25 2024
Heather Cook on Building Thriving Employee Communities: The Power of Tech & Human Connection
In the past five years, the workplace has transformed, with remote and hybrid models becoming common and creating new challenges for fostering community among employees. Studies show that connected employees have higher job satisfaction, engagement, and productivity, while strong employee communities reduce turnover rates. Building a thriving community is about more than virtual coffee breaks; it requires creating spaces where genuine connections flourish, aided by technology. This episode of GHC explores how tech bridges distances, enhances communication, and fosters collaboration, all while keeping human connections at the forefront. About Heather Cook Heather Cook is the Principal Program Manager in the Microsoft 365 Customer Advocacy Group at Microsoft, leading Global Community Evangelism, Engagement, and Events. As the Founder of Creative Maven, Heather brings over two decades of experience in producing events, campaigns, and experiences in the high-tech and entertainment industries. Reaching out to Heather Cook: Maven Musing Newsletter: https://www.linkedin.com/newsletters/maven-musings-7137925560579588097/ On Twitter https://twitter.com/heddamaven On LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/heathernewman/ On Instagram https://www.instagram.com/heddamaven/ What We Discussed in this Episode on Employee Communities: - Key challenges in fostering employee community in hybrid or remote work settings. - The importance of workplace community versus external connections. - Fundamental aspects of building strong human connections beyond technology. - Strategies for facilitating connections and collaboration, regardless of location. - Effective use of existing technology to foster community. - Preventing technology from becoming a barrier to human connection. ### Sign up for the Simply Human Newsletter (monthly email newsletter): https://simplyhuman.substack.com Follow the Growth Hacking Culture Podcast: https://www.peoplekult.com/podcast-work-culture Follow Ivan Palomino on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ivanpalomino_ Follow Ivan Palomino on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ipalomino/    About the Growth Hacking Culture Podcast The Growth Hacking Culture Podcast is a series of insightful interviews with prominent experts on mindsets, skills and mental resources to grow individually, lead motivated teams and create human-centric work cultures. These episodes are about thought provoking ideas to scale up and growth hack human-centric and performing work cultures. Hosted by Ivan Palomino. 🔔 Don't forget to like, subscribe, and hit the notification bell for more insightful content! ###### #community #belonging #microsoft #creativemaven #humantech
Michel Heitzmann on Why Sustainability is not Working in Corporates | Greenwashing vs Real Change
Jun 18 2024
Michel Heitzmann on Why Sustainability is not Working in Corporates | Greenwashing vs Real Change
Corporate sustainability is on the rise, with over 98% of S&P 500 companies publishing sustainability reports in 2022 and more than 8,000 entities pledging net zero emissions by 2050. A TravelPerk study reveals that 69% of employees want their companies to invest in sustainability. However, challenges like greenwashing, data fragmentation, and poor data quality hinder true sustainability performance and accountability. Despite the progress, there's a need for better transparency and measurable links between sustainability efforts and business outcomes.   About Michel Heitzmann [founder of Ignea] Michel Heitzmann, creator of the Vital Growth Framework for sustainable leadership and founder of Ignea, is a seasoned expert in sustainability. He has worked in several C-suite positions at Fortune 500 companies, served as a strategy advisor, and been a board member of multiple organizations focused on environmental and sustainability issues in Switzerland. Contact Michel @ Ignea https://www.ignea.ltd/ or in LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/michel-heitzmann/   What I discussed with Michel Heitzmann - What are some red flags that indicate a company might be greenwashing? - How can consumers and investors hold corporations accountable for their sustainability claims? - Beyond greenwashing, what are the main obstacles to achieving true sustainability in corporations? - How can corporations overcome internal resistance to change and create a culture of sustainability? - What are some effective strategies for corporations to implement meaningful sustainability measures? - How can we hold corporations accountable for progress on their sustainability commitments? - Do you have any heroes or companies that have been successful in their sustainability efforts? - What advice would you give to individuals interested in promoting sustainability within their own companies?   ### Sign up for the Simply Human Newsletter (monthly email newsletter): https://simplyhuman.substack.com Follow the Growth Hacking Culture Podcast: https://www.peoplekult.com/podcast-work-culture Follow Ivan Palomino on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ivanpalomino_ Follow Ivan Palomino on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ipalomino/    About the Growth Hacking Culture Podcast The Growth Hacking Culture Podcast is a series of insightful interviews with prominent experts on mindsets, skills and mental resources to grow individually, lead motivated teams and create human-centric work cultures. These episodes are about thought provoking ideas to scale up and growth hack human-centric and performing work cultures. Hosted by Ivan Palomino. ######   🔔 Don't forget to like, subscribe, and hit the notification bell for more insightful content! #CorporateSustainability #SustainabilityEfforts #Greenwashing #MichelHeitzmann #SustainableLeadership #EnvironmentalImpact #CorporateResponsibility
Aneace Haddad on Leadership Superpowers after Midlife | The Myth of Age and Performance
Jun 11 2024
Aneace Haddad on Leadership Superpowers after Midlife | The Myth of Age and Performance
For decades, leadership narratives have often centered on youthful energy and fresh perspectives. But what if the true key to exceptional leadership lies not in age, but in the accumulated wisdom and experience gained through life's journey? Discover how these elements ignite the building of superpowers at midlife. About Aneace Haddad Meet Aneace, a former tech CEO turned C-suite executive coach, senior advisor at McKinsey, and external facilitator at Deloitte University. Dive into his insights on midlife leadership in his latest book: 📘 Soaring Beyond Midlife: The Surprisingly Natural Emergence of Leadership Superpowers in Life’s Second Half - Get it here: https://a.co/d/icVCWT9    Learn more about Aneace on https://aramyss.com/     Key Questions Answered in this episode about Leadership Superpowers after Midlife: - What are some of the biggest misconceptions about leadership, especially for midlife leaders? - What challenges do midlife leaders face? - How can midlife leaders overcome the perception that their best years are behind them? - What are the superpowers that midlife leaders can develop and rely on? - How can leaders seize the opportunity to develop these superpowers? - Is "not making the time for self-awareness" a significant issue for midlife leaders? - How can midlife leaders combat ageism? - What are your personal goals for the future as part of your own roadmap?     Bonus reading on Leadership: Authentic Leadership: Strategies for Effective Role Modeling The Power of Role Modeling: How Leaders Impact Our Brains & Behaviors
The Remote Work Challenge: Building Belonging in a Virtual World with Kevin Finke
Jun 4 2024
The Remote Work Challenge: Building Belonging in a Virtual World with Kevin Finke
Today's episode tackles a challenge that's become increasingly relevant in our ever-evolving work landscape: building belonging in a virtual world. Did you know that over 70% of remote workers feel isolated or lonely? While the flexibility and convenience of remote work are undeniable, the lack of physical connection can take a toll. This episode is your roadmap to fostering a sense of belonging in your virtual team. We'll be diving deep into the science behind connection, exploring practical strategies for building camaraderie, and uncovering the unexpected benefits of strong virtual relationships.   About Kevin Finke Founder of Experience Willow, he is a highly acclaimed experience consultant renowned for advising business leaders on the crucial role of creating inclusive and belonging-focused workplaces. Learn more about Kevin Finke on: www.kevinfinke.com https://www.experiencewillow.com/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/kevinfinke/   What We Discussed in this Episode about Belonging in a Virtual World: - Identifying Major Roadblocks in Remote Work Environments - Impact of Loneliness on Remote Workers - Leveraging Neurochemicals for Building Belonging - Fostering Team Spirit in Remote Work - Encouraging Informal Interactions in Remote Teams - Integrating New Team Members in Remote Settings - Designing Inclusive Remote Work Environments   Bonus reading on Belonging at Work: The Need of Belonging at Work: How it Affects Employees and Organizational Success https://www.peoplekult.com/post/the-need-of-belonging-at-work-how-it-affects-employees-and-organizational-success   ### Sign up for the Simply Human Newsletter (monthly email newsletter): https://simplyhuman.substack.com Follow the Growth Hacking Culture Podcast: https://www.peoplekult.com/podcast-work-culture Follow Ivan Palomino on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ivanpalomino_ Follow Ivan Palomino on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ipalomino/    About the Growth Hacking Culture Podcast The Growth Hacking Culture Podcast is a series of insightful interviews with prominent experts on mindsets, skills and mental resources to grow individually, lead motivated teams and create human-centric work cultures. These episodes are about thought provoking ideas to scale up and growth hack human-centric and performing work cultures. Hosted by Ivan Palomino.
Dr. Benjamin Ritter on The Role of Leaders in Creating a Healthy Work Culture
May 29 2024
Dr. Benjamin Ritter on The Role of Leaders in Creating a Healthy Work Culture
In a recent study conducted in 2021, it was revealed that an overwhelming 88% of employees attribute significant influence over company culture to senior leaders. Moreover, a subsequent survey conducted by Robert Half in 2023 shed light on the staggering fact that 60% of workers have contemplated departing from their current roles, citing dissatisfaction with their supervisors as a primary reason.   About Dr. Benjamin Ritter Dr. Benjamin Ritter, renowned for his expertise in leadership development, serves as the founder of Live for Yourself Consulting. He boasts a multifaceted portfolio, excelling as an international leadership and career coach, Senior Talent Management Consultant, and a leading voice in career development and executive coaching on LinkedIn.  Notably, he is also recognized as an international speaker, a connoisseur of values, an esteemed online instructor, and the host of two insightful podcasts: The Executive Podcast and The Live for Yourself Revolution Podcast. Benjamin will be launching his book Becoming Fearless [a Journey from self-doubt to self-mastery] in September 2024 - subscribe to his wait list on https://benjamin-ritter.com/   Reaching out to Benjamin Ritter: https://www.linkedin.com/in/drbenjaminritter-leadershipdevelopment/ or on https://www.liveforyourselfconsulting.com/   What We Discussed in the Episode on The Role of Leaders in Creating a Healthy Work Culture: - What is the biggest risk that you see today regarding work culture? - What are the key characteristics of leaders who foster healthy work cultures? - How can leaders empower employees to have ownership and control over their work? - What are effective ways to encourage open communication and feedback within a team? - What are the skills that we can only learn from a leader and not from training? - What are the psychology books that you would recommend leaders to read? - What are some practical steps leaders can take today to have the mental bandwidth to start improving their work culture? - What role can leaders play in promoting work-life balance and preventing burnout?   ### Sign up for the Simply Human Newsletter (monthly email newsletter): https://simplyhuman.substack.com Follow the Growth Hacking Culture Podcast: https://www.peoplekult.com/podcast-work-culture Follow Ivan Palomino on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ivanpalomino_ Follow Ivan Palomino on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ipalomino/    About the Growth Hacking Culture Podcast The Growth Hacking Culture Podcast is a series of insightful interviews with prominent experts on mindsets, skills and mental resources to grow individually, lead motivated teams and create human-centric work cultures. These episodes are about thought provoking ideas to scale up and growth hack human-centric and performing work cultures. Hosted by Ivan Palomino.
Pam Hurley on The Upcoming Challenges in Communication for Corporates
May 22 2024
Pam Hurley on The Upcoming Challenges in Communication for Corporates
According to a report by McKinsey in 2019, a staggering 70% of employees identified ineffective communication as a significant impediment to company performance. Additionally, a Gallup poll conducted in 2022 uncovered that merely 21% of employees strongly agree with the effectiveness of communication by senior leaders. About Pam Hurley Pam Hurley stands out as a highly regarded expert in communication. As the founder of Hurley Write, Inc., she has crafted a curriculum that numerous companies rely on to enhance their teams' abilities in writing, storytelling, and presentation skills. Reaching out Pam Hurley https://www.hurleywrite.com/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/Hurleywrite/   What We Discussed in this Episode on The Challenges in Communication for Corporates: - Is communication the elephant in the room in the corporate world? Are corporates better or are there new challenges? - How can companies ensure clear and concise communication within a complex organizational structure? - How can companies measure the effectiveness of their internal communication strategies? - Beyond rhetoric, structure, and syntax in communication - are organizations having challenges bringing an emotional connection to their people? Is storytelling part of the solution? - Are companies using the best way to teach their employees how to communicate? What would you recommend instead of the traditional 2-3 days ‘training’? - Will the rise of generative AI positively impact the future of communication? - How does it look the future of communication in corporates?   ##### Listen in real-time to the voice of your employees  Culturama Live is an AI system that helps boards and management understand their company’s true state by continuously analyzing crowdsourced employeeopinions, sentiments and ideas in their own words. Learn more: https://www.peoplekult.com/ai-people-voice-and-culture    About the Growth Hacking Culture Podcast The Growth Hacking Culture Podcast is a series of insightful interviews with prominent experts on mindsets, skills and mental resources to grow individually, lead motivated teams and create human-centric work cultures. These episodes are about thought provoking ideas to scale up and growth hack human-centric and performing work cultures. Hosted by Ivan Palomino.
How Companies can be ready for the Next Talent Pool - Attracting Digital Nomad Talent, Remote Workers and Purpose
May 15 2024
How Companies can be ready for the Next Talent Pool - Attracting Digital Nomad Talent, Remote Workers and Purpose
From an estimated 7 million pre-pandemic in 2019, the digital nomad population soared to over 15.5 million by 2021, and projections indicate a staggering increase to over 35 million by 2023, marking a fivefold surge in just four years. Beyond their tech-savvy skills, digital nomads exhibit remarkable creativity. Moreover, they prioritize purpose-driven work, seeking opportunities that resonate with their values and provide fulfillment beyond financial remuneration.   About Austin Reed, founder of Horizon Dev Austin is a seasoned digital nomad boasting 8 years of extensive global exploration spanning 26 countries. Through Horizon Dev LLC, his software development agency, Austin specializes in streamlining processes and crafting bespoke digital solutions to empower businesses. Contact Austin on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/automationsexpert/ or in his website https://horizon.dev/   What We Discussed in this Episode about Attracting Digital Nomads: - What Motivates Individuals to Embrace Nomadic Lifestyles? - Distinguishing Factors: Traditional Talent vs. Digital Nomads - Crafting a Robust Remote Work Environment to Enhance Team Bonding and Participation - Optimal Technologies and Resources for Seamless Remote Communication and Cooperation - The Significance of Purpose in Contemporary Work Settings: Insights from Digital Nomads and Remote Employees - Future Work Landscape: Anticipated Trends in Talent Recruitment and Remote Work Frameworks   ##### It is now possible to listen LIVE to the voice of your employees  Culturama Live is an AI system that helps boards and management understand their company’s true state by continuously analyzing crowdsourced employeeopinions, sentiments and ideas in their own words. Learn more: https://www.peoplekult.com/ai-people-voice-and-culture
Dr. Veronica Anderson on Respectful Workplace Culture: How to Foster It & Address Disrespect
May 6 2024
Dr. Veronica Anderson on Respectful Workplace Culture: How to Foster It & Address Disrespect
In a study conducted by McKinsey & Company in 2019, a significant correlation was identified between feelings of disrespect and employee turnover. The research revealed that employees who perceived being "treated unfairly" were twice as inclined to contemplate leaving their positions in comparison to those who felt valued and respected. Building a Respectful Workplace Culture has become a milestone for human-centric organizations. About my GHC guest Dr. Veronica Anderson Dr. Veronica Anderson is a distinguished Ivy-League educated eye surgeon, certified Kolbe and Human Design relationship coach, and bestselling author of "Get The Respect You Deserve: 7 Secrets to Getting Heard in Your Job and in Your Relationship". Dr. Veronica, a Princeton University graduate, combines medical proficiency with relationship coaching, offering valuable insights into earning respect in both professional and personal spheres. Reach out Veronica Anderson on: LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/drveronicaanderson/ Website http://drveronica.com/ What We Discussed in this Episode on How to Foster It & Address Disrespect at Work: - Importance of Respect in Human Psychology - Coping Strategies for Employees in a Disrespectful Work Environment - Impact of Personal Actions on How Others Treat Us - Techniques for Managers to Identify Signs of Disrespect - How to Foster It & Address Disrespect at Work   ### Sign up for the Simply Human Newsletter (monthly email newsletter): https://simplyhuman.substack.com Follow the Growth Hacking Culture Podcast: https://www.peoplekult.com/podcast-work-culture Follow Ivan Palomino on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ivanpalomino Follow Ivan Palomino on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ipalomino/
Lilia Stoyanov on Making Your People Ready for a Digital Transformation, continuous learning, upskilling and innovation culture
Apr 29 2024
Lilia Stoyanov on Making Your People Ready for a Digital Transformation, continuous learning, upskilling and innovation culture
In the digital transformation era, employees face a dual landscape of opportunities and challenges. Embracing new technologies promises growth but also highlights a widening skills gap. Studies show automation could impact 60% of job activities. Research indicates that 38% of employees resist change, with job insecurity looming due to automation. Despite concerns, projections suggest creating 9 million new jobs by 2030 in response to technological advancements. About Lilia Stoyanov Lilia Stoyanov is the CEO of Transformify, a fintech expert, professor at Zigurat Business School, and an expert evaluator for Horizon 2020 at the European Commission. She has received prestigious awards including the 2013 Coca-Cola Enterprises Finance Excellence Award, the 2017 First Women Award, and the 2018 Female Entrepreneur Enterprise Award in the UK, recognizing her notable contributions to finance, entrepreneurship, and technology. Reaching out Lilia Linkedin https://www.linkedin.com/in/lilia-stoyanov-fcca-41972b14/ Insta https://www.instagram.com/transformify2320/ Transformify Website https://www.transformify.org/   What We Discussed in the Episode on the People Side of Digital Transformation: - Key Challenges in Workforce Preparation for Digital Transformation - How to Assess Employee Digital Readiness: Practical Tips for Companies - Building a Culture of Continuous Learning for Embracing New Technologies - Balancing Innovation and Operational Efficiency: Strategies for Digital Transformation - Effective Strategies for Upskilling and Reskilling Employees in the Digital Age   Recommended content on digital transformation The Innovation Paradox: Experiment and Fail Fast  Building a Customer-Centric Culture: Embracing Agility and Innovation      ### Sign up for the Simply Human Newsletter (monthly email newsletter): https://simplyhuman.substack.com Follow the Growth Hacking Culture Podcast: https://www.peoplekult.com/podcast-work-culture Follow Ivan Palomino on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ivanpalomino_ Follow Ivan Palomino on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ipalomino/    About the Growth Hacking Culture Podcast The Growth Hacking Culture Podcast is a series of insightful interviews with prominent experts on mindsets, skills and mental resources to grow individually, lead motivated teams and create human-centric work cultures. These episodes are about thought provoking ideas to scale up and growth hack human-centric and performing work cultures. Hosted by Ivan Palomino.
The Human Cost of M&A: Anxiety, Culture Clash & Transition Management with Jonathan Bennett
Apr 23 2024
The Human Cost of M&A: Anxiety, Culture Clash & Transition Management with Jonathan Bennett
Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) often lead to significant employee turnover, morale decline, and productivity loss. Studies reveal that within just 24 months post-M&A, 50% of employees leave, while 70% experience a morale dip. Productivity can plummet by 20-30% in the short term due to heightened uncertainty. Prioritizing employee well-being during M&A is crucial for minimizing disruptions and fostering successful integration. About Jonathan Bennett Jonathan Bennett, a seasoned advisor and executive coach, specializes in guiding founders, CEOs, and C-suite leaders towards overcoming their organization's most formidable challenges while staying true to their purpose.  With a wealth of experience, he founded ClearlyThen, following successful ventures in management consulting and senior executive positions within the healthcare industry. Jonathan's expertise offers invaluable insights for leaders navigating complex business landscapes, ensuring sustainable growth and impactful decision-making. Reach Out Jonathan Bennett: On his LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bennettjonathan/ On his website https://clearlythen.com/ What We Discussed in the Episode on the Human Cost of M&A: - Unveiling the Human Side of M&A: Understanding Failure from a Human Perspective - Navigating Emotional Turbulence: Employee Phases in M&A and Effective Management Strategies - Transparent Transition: Addressing Employee Concerns in M&A Communication - Merging Cultures: Overcoming Challenges in Work Culture Integration Post-M&A - Roadmap to Success: Essential Steps for Effective Change Management in M&A - Mastering Emotional Agility: Success Stories in M&A Emotional Navigation - Leading with Empathy: Guidance for Safeguarding Employee Well-being in M&A Journeys   ### Sign up for the Simply Human Newsletter (monthly email newsletter): https://simplyhuman.substack.com Follow the Growth Hacking Culture Podcast: https://www.peoplekult.com/podcast-work-culture Follow Ivan Palomino on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ivanpalomino_ Follow Ivan Palomino on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ipalomino/    About the Growth Hacking Culture Podcast The Growth Hacking Culture Podcast is a series of insightful interviews with prominent experts on mindsets, skills and mental resources to grow individually, lead motivated teams and create human-centric work cultures. These episodes are about thought provoking ideas to scale up and growth hack human-centric and performing work cultures. Hosted by Ivan Palomino.
Taner Yildiz on The Continuous Improvement Culture: The Most Important Tech-Powered CX, EX Strategies
Apr 15 2024
Taner Yildiz on The Continuous Improvement Culture: The Most Important Tech-Powered CX, EX Strategies
Developing a robust Continuous Improvement Culture is vital for corporate success but faces significant challenges. Resource constraints such as limited budgets and overloaded employees hinder innovation. Cultural bottlenecks, where employee mindsets affect customer interactions, present additional hurdles. Overcoming resistance to change and fostering a culture of continuous improvement are essential steps. By addressing these challenges head-on, corporations can unlock their full potential for innovation and excellence. About Taner Yildiz [founder of Happ Consulting] Taner Yildiz is a veteran navigating dual challenges in the realms of culture and resource constraints within employee and customer experiences. He stands as the innovative mind behind one of the pioneering AI platforms designed to live stream signals, facilitating ongoing enhancements in both employee and customer interactions. As the founder of Happ Consulting Services, Taner spearheads a transformative journey toward optimized experiences for all stakeholders involved. Reach Taner on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/yildiztaner/ or on Happ Consulting website https://www.happcons.com/   What We Discussed in this Episode about Tech for CX and EX: - Understanding Continuous Improvement Culture: Definition and Importance - Enhancing Customer Experience through Positive Employee Experience: The Direct Connection - Organizational Culture's Role in Shaping Employee and Customer Experiences - Overcoming Barriers to Amplifying the Impact of Employee Experience on Customer Experience - Leveraging Feedback Loops: A Key to Continuous Improvement in EX and CX - Anticipating Tech Trends (ML/AI/NLP) for Accelerated Continuous Improvement - Effective Measurement of Positive Employee Experience Impact on Customer-Centric Outcomes   🌟Learn more about The People Agile Experience platform powered by AI and automation https://www.peoplekult.com/agile-employee-customer-experience    ### Sign up for the Simply Human Newsletter (monthly email newsletter): https://simplyhuman.substack.com Follow the Growth Hacking Culture Podcast: https://www.peoplekult.com/podcast-work-culture Follow Ivan Palomino on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ivanpalomino_ Follow Ivan Palomino on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ipalomino/    About the Growth Hacking Culture Podcast The Growth Hacking Culture Podcast is a series of insightful interviews with prominent experts on mindsets, skills and mental resources to grow individually, lead motivated teams and create human-centric work cultures. These episodes are about thought provoking ideas to scale up and growth hack human-centric and performing work cultures. Hosted by Ivan Palomino.
Is Wellbeing a Profit Center or a Sunk Cost? with Reka Deak
Apr 1 2024
Is Wellbeing a Profit Center or a Sunk Cost? with Reka Deak
Amid the pandemic, the concept of a human-centric workplace soared in Google searches, with HR institutions posting 2-3 articles weekly on the topic. Studies underscore its importance: PwC notes 83% of executives see it vital for innovation; University of Warwick research shows 12% productivity gains from happy employees; Gallup finds 21% higher profitability in companies with engaged staff. These findings emphasize the significance of prioritizing employee well-being and engagement for organizational success.   Despite these numbers many are still unsure that investing on wellbeing is worth.   About Reka Deak (founder of Wellbeing Designers) Reka Deak is the visionary Founder of Wellbeing Designers, a pioneering company dedicated to fostering human-centric organizations through Strategic Wellbeing Education. With a senior advisory role at The Josh Bersin Company and previous experience as a management consultant for industry giants like KPMG and Accenture, Reka brings a wealth of expertise in enabling Wellbeing Culture.  Reaching Reka Deak Reka's personal site https://www.rekadeak.com/ Wellbeing Designers https://www.wellbeing.design/ Reka's LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/rekadeak/ What We Discussed in this Episode on Is Wellbeing a Profit Center or a Sunk Cost? - Defining Wellbeing in Corporate Settings - Post-COVID Investments in Employee Wellbeing - Unveiling the Science behind Wellbeing Programs - Assessing the Impact of Employee Wellbeing Interventions - Uncovering Truths about Employee Wellbeing - Expert Perspectives on Emerging Trends - Consequences of Ignoring Employee Wellbeing - Profit Center or Expense? The Economic Outlook of Corporate Wellbeing   ### Sign up for the Simply Human Newsletter (monthly email newsletter): https://simplyhuman.substack.com Follow the Growth Hacking Culture Podcast: https://www.peoplekult.com/podcast-work-culture Follow Ivan Palomino on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ivanpalomino_ Follow Ivan Palomino on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ipalomino/    About the Growth Hacking Culture Podcast The Growth Hacking Culture Podcast is a series of insightful interviews with prominent experts on mindsets, skills and mental resources to grow individually, lead motivated teams and create human-centric work cultures. These episodes are about thought provoking ideas to scale up and growth hack human-centric and performing work cultures. Hosted by Ivan Palomino.
Vuk Vuckovic on Accelerating Tech Skills Acquisition and Self-Learning at Work
Mar 25 2024
Vuk Vuckovic on Accelerating Tech Skills Acquisition and Self-Learning at Work
In the fast-paced world of technology, a significant gap exists between the skills companies need and the available workforce. This gap arises from various factors: the rapid pace of technological change creates a mismatch in skills among existing employees; there's a global shortage of talent with specific technical skills, leading to fierce competition; and educational institutions often lag behind in preparing graduates for current industry demands. Bridging this gap is essential for ensuring a skilled workforce capable of meeting the evolving needs of the tech industry.   About Vuk Vuckovic Vuk stands out as a renowned authority in Growth Marketing and CRM, leveraging his expertise as the founder of GrowthOps, previously associated with industry giants like Uber and DeliveryHero.  He's acclaimed for championing tech self-learning techniques within organizations. Stay updated with his insights through his newsletter https://thegrowthops.substack.com/ and connect with him on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/vukvuckovic/. Explore CRM growth solutions at https://thegrowthops.co/.    Get to know more about how people learn in corporate What We Discussed in this Episode on Self-learning at Work: - Essential Skills for Global Corporate Competition - Modernizing with Digital Skills - The Vital Role of Meta-Skills in Corporate Success - Realizing the Vision of Self-Learning Organizations - Empowering Employees to Stay Updated - Fostering Tech Skill Development in Teams - The Cost of Ignoring Tech Skill Gaps in Corporations   ### Sign up for the Simply Human Newsletter (monthly email newsletter): https://simplyhuman.substack.com Follow the Growth Hacking Culture Podcast: https://www.peoplekult.com/podcast-work-culture Follow Ivan Palomino on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ivanpalomino_ Follow Ivan Palomino on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ipalomino/      About the Growth Hacking Culture Podcast The Growth Hacking Culture Podcast is a series of insightful interviews with prominent experts on mindsets, skills and mental resources to grow individually, lead motivated teams and create human-centric work cultures. These episodes are about thought provoking ideas to scale up and growth hack human-centric and performing work cultures. Hosted by Ivan Palomino.   This episode is sponsored by: PeopleKult [behavioral science, tech and analytics to scale up the next generation work culture] The Cornerstone Advisory [innovation, performance and growth for future-focused organizations]
Jacob Baadsgaard on Viral Leadership Tips for Building Intrinsic Motivation Across Teams
Mar 18 2024
Jacob Baadsgaard on Viral Leadership Tips for Building Intrinsic Motivation Across Teams
Imagine a team where every member is intrinsically motivated, energized, and driven to excel. They're not just working for a paycheck, but because they believe in the work, the purpose, and the impact they create. The reality is that only 15% of employees worldwide feel engaged at work. This means the majority experience disengagement, which can lead to decreased productivity, higher turnover, and a negative work environment. Today, the discussion revolves around Viral Leadership strategies to turn this vision into reality. About Jake Baadsgaard Jake, the founder and CEO of Disruptive Advertising, is a highly acclaimed Digital Marketing Agency renowned for its exceptional service. His remarkable success is attributed not only to business growth but also to his ability to lead a motivated team. Jake's unique approach to leadership has propelled Disruptive Advertising to the forefront of the digital marketing industry. Reach out Jake: On LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/jakebaadsgaard/  On Disruptive Advertising https://disruptiveadvertising.com/      What We Discussed in the Episode on Intrinsic Motivation: - Are corporate teams facing greater motivational challenges today? - Intrinsic vs. extrinsic motivation: A leadership perspective - Key leadership behaviors for fostering team motivation - Empowering employees: Strategies for autonomy and ownership - Tackling demotivating factors in teams. - Motivating remote or hybrid teams: Effective leadership tips - Applying marketing expertise to boost motivation organization-wide     ### Sign up for the Simply Human Newsletter (monthly email newsletter): https://simplyhuman.substack.com Follow the Growth Hacking Culture Podcast: https://www.peoplekult.com/podcast-work-culture Follow Ivan Palomino on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ivanpalomino_ Follow Ivan Palomino on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ipalomino/    About the Growth Hacking Culture Podcast The Growth Hacking Culture Podcast is a series of insightful interviews with prominent experts on mindsets, skills and mental resources to grow individually, lead motivated teams and create human-centric work cultures. These episodes are about thought provoking ideas to scale up and growth hack human-centric and performing work cultures. Hosted by Ivan Palomino.   This episode is sponsored by: PeopleKult [behavioral science, tech and analytics to scale up the next generation work culture] The Cornerstone Advisory [innovation, performance and growth for future-focused organizations]
Steven Gaffney about Unconditional Power, Positive Mindset and Unbreakable Mood
Mar 11 2024
Steven Gaffney about Unconditional Power, Positive Mindset and Unbreakable Mood
Discovering the true expense of underperforming employees is crucial for businesses. A study from the Conference Board reveals that disengaged employees cost an average of $3,400 annually due to lost productivity and increased absenteeism. Recognizing these hidden costs underscores the importance of fostering employee engagement to enhance overall productivity and mitigate financial losses.   About Steven Gaffney [author of Unconditional Power] Steven Gaffney, renowned author of four impactful books including "Just Be Honest" and "Honesty Works!", is a distinguished figure in change management, honest communication, and team optimization. His latest masterpiece, "Unconditional Power: Thriving in Any Situation, No Matter How Frustrating, Complex, or Unpredictable," delves into fostering a culture of achievement and delineates essential behaviors for achieving peak performance. His book Unconditional Power: Thriving in Any Situation, No Matter How Frustrating, Complex, or Unpredictable https://a.co/d/6C3iYXy Stevens' website https://stevengaffney.com/ Stevens' LinkedIn Profile https://www.linkedin.com/in/stevengaffneycompany/    What We Discussed in the Episode On Power, Mindset and Mood: Exploring the Productivity Boost of Positivity: Insights from the Book: Unconditional PowerThe Dynamics of Power: Unraveling Its Connection to MoodCultivating Positivity: Strategies for Establishing a Positive MindsetFostering High Achievement: Key Actions for LeadersIntegrating Unconditional Power: A Case for Corporate CurriculumThe Challenges of Embracing Unconditional Power: Insights on Practice ### Sign up for the Simply Human Newsletter (monthly email newsletter): https://simplyhuman.substack.com Follow the Growth Hacking Culture Podcast: https://www.peoplekult.com/podcast-work-culture Follow Ivan Palomino on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ivanpalomino_ Follow Ivan Palomino on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ipalomino/    About the Growth Hacking Culture Podcast The Growth Hacking Culture Podcast is a series of insightful interviews with prominent experts on mindsets, skills and mental resources to grow individually, lead motivated teams and create human-centric work cultures. These episodes are about thought provoking ideas to scale up and growth hack human-centric and performing work cultures. Hosted by Ivan Palomino.   This episode is sponsored by: PeopleKult [behavioral science, tech and analytics to scale up the next generation work culture] The Cornerstone Advisory [innovation, performance and growth for future-focused organizations]
Alei Hassanein - Unveiling Fear at Work & Building a Culture of Kindness
Mar 3 2024
Alei Hassanein - Unveiling Fear at Work & Building a Culture of Kindness
In the dynamic arena of the workplace, where personal bonds thrive and protective measures ensure employee well-being, there exists a silent specter: the pervasive sense of fear that often remains unspoken. According to a recent survey conducted by LiveCareer in 2023, a staggering 87% of respondents admitted to grappling with work-related fears.  Among the most prevalent anxieties were concerns about committing errors (77%), the daunting prospect of public speaking (72%), the specter of termination (67%), the fear of being unpopular among peers or superiors (64%), and the weighty responsibility of decision-making (63%). Discover more about navigating the intricacies of workplace dynamics and addressing the unspoken fears that hinder professional growth.   About Alei Hassanein [author of La Tyrannie de l'Hibiscus] Alei stands us a recognized pundit in the realm of transformational thought leadership. With a wealth of experience spearheading over 100 multi-million Euro strategic transformation initiatives spanning 4 continents and 20 countries, his expertise transcends industries, encompassing life sciences, industrial, financial, and humanitarian sectors.  As the visionary co-founder of Obicio, Alei's insights have reshaped organizational mindsets, offering compelling alternatives to navigate the pervasive impact of fear in today's workplace landscape. Alei Hassanein is the author of the novel "The Tyranny of the Hibiscus" is available now in French. This book explores fear in the professional world - Fear, the formidable force that can paralyze our actions and distort our decisions. → https://amzn.eu/d/jgkwenf   Reach out Alei in LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/aleihassanein/  or in his consulting practice Obicio's Website https://www.obicio.com/    What We Discussed in this Episode: - Unveiling Workplace Fears: Identifying Common Types in Modern Organizations - The Acceleration of Fear: Examining its Rapid Spread Compared to a Decade Ago - Assessing Organizational Fear: Tools for Companies and Individuals to Gauge Cultural Anxiety - Fear's Roots: Investigating Origins in Society, Family, and Work Environments - Fostering Psychological Safety: Practical Approaches for Fear Reduction in Businesses - Kindness in Business: A Paradigm Shift Towards Productivity and Growth - Integrating Fear Management for Holistic Organizational Development     ### Sign up for the Simply Human Newsletter (monthly email newsletter): https://simplyhuman.substack.com Follow the Growth Hacking Culture Podcast: https://www.peoplekult.com/podcast-work-culture Follow Ivan Palomino on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ivanpalomino_ Follow Ivan Palomino on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ipalomino/    About the Growth Hacking Culture Podcast The Growth Hacking Culture Podcast is a series of insightful interviews with prominent experts on mindsets, skills and mental resources to grow individually, lead motivated teams and create human-centric work cultures. These episodes are about thought provoking ideas to scale up and growth hack human-centric and performing work cultures. Hosted by Ivan Palomino.   This episode is sponsored by: PeopleKult [behavioral science, tech and analytics to scale up the next generation work culture] The Cornerstone Advisory [innovation, performance and growth for future-focused organizations]
Abeer Raza on Sustainability as a Growth Driver on the Financial, Social and Environmental Front
Feb 26 2024
Abeer Raza on Sustainability as a Growth Driver on the Financial, Social and Environmental Front
According to McKinsey, 70% of companies plan to implement sustainability projects in the next year, a significant increase from 2019's 40%. This growing focus on sustainability benefits businesses and the environment alike, allowing companies to reduce their environmental impact, enhance their reputation, and gain a competitive edge. But sustainability goes beyond environmental concerns. It's about redefining organizational practices. Join us as we explore this vital topic with an expert who has aided countless enterprises in their transformation journey. About Abeer Raza Meet the Chief Marketing Officer and founding partner of TekRevol, a leading digital transformation company ranked on the prestigious Inc. 5000 list. With an impressive growth rate of 829% over four years, TekRevol has established itself as a powerhouse in the industry. Reaching out Abeer Raza LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/abeerraza/  or simply by email at abeer@tekrevol.com    TekRevol Website https://www.tekrevol.com/    What We Discussed in the Episode: Defining Sustainability in Abeer's WordsEnhancing Sustainability Across Economic, Social, and Environmental FrontsFixing goals in sustainability doesn’t always work - as it is perceived that the effort of starting is replaceable with the priorities of the moment - What would be the best action to start caring about sustainability?Authenticity Check: Ensuring Sustainability Goes Beyond Lip ServiceCultivating a Sustainable Culture: Leadership Strategies for Employee Engagement Additional resources about Sustainability  How can organizations start linking Purpose and Sustainability? Podcast episode with Sebastien Cretegny https://youtu.be/_1jwLtBxadg What is a Sustainable business strategy?  https://www.thecornerstoneadvisory.com/our-insights/what-exactly-is-a-sustainable-business-strategy Embracing The Human Element: How Modern Businesses Can Commit To Corporate Social Responsibility [article by Abeer]  https://www.forbes.com/sites/theyec/2019/07/16/embracing-the-human-element-how-modern-businesses-can-commit-to-corporate-social-responsibility/?sh=5ac054907eff  ### About the Growth Hacking Culture Podcast The Growth Hacking Culture Podcast is a series of insightful interviews with prominent experts on mindsets, skills and mental resources to grow individually, lead motivated teams and create human-centric work cultures. These episodes are about thought provoking ideas to scale up and growth hack human-centric and performing work cultures. Hosted by Ivan Palomino.   This episode is sponsored by: PeopleKult [behavioral science, tech and analytics to scale up the next generation work culture] The Cornerstone Advisory [innovation, performance and growth for future-focused organizations]   Code: 6c98cb1216a27867746f40f2af4f23cb551786e9
Jack Skeels - Are Managers really Needed? Accountability, Empowerment and Managing Less
Feb 20 2024
Jack Skeels - Are Managers really Needed? Accountability, Empowerment and Managing Less
Many organizations grapple with a crucial issue – the effectiveness of their managers => Only 22% of employees strongly believe their organization's leadership has a clear direction, while just 15% feel enthusiastic about the future. Additionally, a mere 13% think leadership communicates effectively within the organization. This prompts a vital question: do we need to reconsider and redefine the role of managers in organizations?   About my Guest Jack Skeels (author of Unmanaged) Meet Jack Skeels, a distinguished executive and two-time Inc. 500 award winner, with a background as a former RAND senior analyst. As a frequent keynote speaker and published thought leader, he brings a wealth of expertise to the table. Currently serving as the CEO and founder of AgencyAgile, Jack specializes in helping agencies navigate the chaotic agency environment. His approach involves restoring productivity, profitability, and fun through a proprietary culture-based team-empowerment model and agile methodology. Jack Skeels is also the author of the insightful book, "Unmanaged: Master the Magic of Creating Empowered and Happy Organizations." Dive into his wealth of knowledge to unlock the secrets of organizational empowerment and happiness. Connect with Jack on Linkedin https://www.linkedin.com/in/jackaskeels/ or in AgencyAgile https://agencyagile.com/   What We Discussed in this Episode: -  Is There a Need for Traditional Managers in Today's Dynamic Work Environment? - Magic Wand Moments: You get a magic wand: to change the typical training for managers around the world [when it happens] - what would be the most important topics of this ‘global’ training? - Leadership Revolution: Organizations Pioneering the 'Managing Less' Movement - Beyond Metrics: Unveiling the Secrets to Measuring Success for Exceptional Managers - Managerial Mastery: The One Hack Every Manager Should Aim to Master for Unparalleled Success   Additional resources: 📑🧠Read on Self-Awareness: The Bedrock of Human-Centric Leadership   This article emphasizes the crucial role of self-awareness in becoming a more effective leader. It dives into both internal and external awareness, providing practical habits to cultivate a deeper understanding of yourself and your impact on others.   📑🧠 Read on How to Transition from Managing to Leading   Moving from managing tasks to inspiring people requires a specific skillset. This article outlines 5 key skills to hone as you transition from manager to leader, emphasizing the importance of empathy, communication, and vision. 📑🧠 Read on What to Say and Do to be a Badass Inspiring Leader   Creating a vibrant, positive work environment is essential for attracting and retaining top talent. This article dives into specific phrases and actions effective leaders use to cultivate a thriving culture where everyone feels valued and supported.   ### About the Growth Hacking Culture Podcast The Growth Hacking Culture Podcast is a series of insightful interviews with prominent experts on mindsets, skills and mental resources to grow individually, lead motivated teams and create human-centric work cultures. These episodes are about thought provoking ideas to scale up and growth hack human-centric and performing work cultures. Hosted by Ivan Palomino.   This episode is sponsored by: PeopleKult [behavioral science, tech and analytics to scale up the next generation work culture] The Cornerstone Advisory [innovation, performance and growth for future-focused organizations]