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Permission to Speak – Leadership Blog – Kelly Vandever Interviews Deb Lavoy on the Narrative of Your Business

Permission to Speak

Video Blog & Podcast

Hosted by Leadership Communications Expert Kelly Vandever

Permission to Speak is the video blog and podcast that loiters at the intersections of leaders who want their people to speak up, technology that facilitates connections, and results that serve an organization’s higher purpose.
Our guest for this episode:  Deb Lavoy

Topics discussed:

Solving problems that actually mean something to people
Selling products & value propositions
Narratives from the visionary through to the details that make it real
How narratives take over …

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Permission to Speak – Leadership Blog – Kelly Vandever Interviews David Marquet on Intention Based Leadership

Permission to Speak

Video Blog & Podcast

Hosted by Leadership Communications Expert Kelly Vandever

Permission to Speak is the video blog and podcast that loiters at the intersections of leaders who want their people to speak up, technology that facilitates connections, and results that serve an organization’s higher purpose.

Our guest for this episode:  David Marquet

Topics discussed:

Turn the Ship Around: A True Story of Turning Followers into Leaders
Former Commanding Officer of USS Santa Fe
His life depended on his staff speaking up
Took …

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Permission to Speak – Leadership Blog – Kelly Vandever Interviews Ed Brill on Lessons from Social Business for Better Leadership

Permission to Speak

Video Blog & Podcast

Hosted by Leadership Communications Expert Kelly Vandever

Permission to Speak is the video blog and podcast that loiters at the intersections of leaders who want their people to speak up, technology that facilitates connections, and results that serve an organization’s higher purpose.

Our guest for this episode:  Ed Brill

Topics covered include:

– Early computer connectivity, connecting people & ideas
– Sharing knowledge from the field
– Blogging
– IBM social guidelines (started without HR, Legal and …

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Permission to Speak – Leadership Blog – Kelly Vandever Interviews Jacob Morgan on Collaborative Organizations and the Future of Work

Permission to Speak

Video Blog & Podcast

Hosted by Leadership Communications Expert Kelly Vandever

Permission to Speak is the video blog and podcast that loiters at the intersections of leaders who want their people to speak up, technology that facilitates connections, and results that serve an organization’s higher purpose.

Our guest for this episode:  Jacob Morgan

Topics discussed:

– The Future of Work
– Future of Work Podcast
– Author
– The Collaborative Organization
– The Future of Work Community
– Future of Work …

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What Is Your Organization’s Higher Purpose?

by Kelly Vandever

 

“What’s your company’s higher purpose?  And I don’t mean, an answer like ‘increase shareholder value.’  I mean, what does your organization do that contributes to your customers and/or the world.”

I started asking that of participants in my management classes a few months ago after being inspired by the work of Melissa Gordon.

The answers I’ve received have been fascinating.

I remember asking that question myself when I was a manager for a wireless telecom provider. …

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Permission to Speak – Leadership Blog – Kelly Vandever Interviews Charlene Li on the Engaged Leader

Permission to Speak

Video Blog & Podcast

Hosted by Leadership Communications Expert Kelly Vandever

Permission to Speak is the video blog and podcast that loiters at the intersections of leaders who want their people to speak up, technology that facilitates connections, and results that serve an organization’s higher purpose.
Our guest for this episode:  Charlene Li

Topics discussed:
– Internet giving individuals a voice

– technology shifting the balance of power inside and outside of organizations

– disruption

– people power

– digital transformation of organizations

– new ways of working

– difference …

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Permission to Speak – Leadership Blog – Kelly Vandever Interviews Kevin Jones on Organizational Culture and Employee Engagement

Permission to Speak

Video Blog & Podcast

Hosted by Leadership Communications Expert Kelly Vandever

Permission to Speak is the video blog and podcast that loiters at the intersections of leaders who want their people to speak up, technology that facilitates connections, and results that serve an organization’s higher purpose.

Our guest for this episode:  Kevin Jones

Topics discussed:

Employee engagement
Work Zombies
Create work environments where employees love what they do
Social tools in the work environment
Change agent program
Empowering employees to instigate change
Enterprise …

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Permission to Speak – Leadership Blog – Kelly Vandever Interviews Chantel Rice on Using Social Enterprise Tools to Engage Employees

Permission to Speak

Video Blog & Podcast

Hosted by Leadership Communications Expert Kelly Vandever

Permission to Speak is the video blog and podcast that loiters at the intersections of leaders who want their people to speak up, technology that facilitates connections, and results that serve an organization’s higher purpose.

Our guest for this episode:  Chantel Rice

Topics discussed:

– Teaching employees to implement enterprise social sharing tool Yammer at Cargill

– Account representatives were sharing information about point of sales material but they need …

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Permission to Speak – Leadership Blog – Kelly Vandever Interviews Suzie Price on the Fundamentals of Leadership

Permission to Speak

Video Blog & Podcast

Hosted by Leadership Communications Expert Kelly Vandever

Permission to Speak is the video blog and podcast that loiters at the intersections of leaders who want their people to speak up, technology that facilitates connections, and results that serve an organization’s higher purpose.
Our guest for this episode:  Suzie Price

Topics discussed:
Leadership

Good bosses & bad bosses

Vital Learning

Gallup Research

Gallup 12 Questions

Employee engagement

360-degree feedback

Fundamental skills of leadership

4 things you can do to be a better leader

Cultivate a positive …

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Avoid Being Uberized: Tap into the Innovation of Your Employees

by Kelly Vandever

According to recent research from IBM, one of the biggest fears of executives is competitors “coming out of nowhere” to disrupt their industry and business in the way that Uber has upended the taxi business.

That got me to thinking. If organizations were more tapped into their employees, if employees were more engaged and comfortable speaking up, could they avoid becoming the next disrupted business?

What do you think? Comment below.

 


Disruption Isn’t New.
On September 14, 2014, I took this picture and posted on Facebook, …

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