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Permission to Speak – Leadership Blog – Kelly Vandever Interviews June Cline on Leaders and Humor

Permission to Speak

Leadership 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:  June Cline, CSP

About June Cline:
June Cline is a Keynote Speaker, Best Selling Author, Humorist and President of The Center for Laughing and Learning: Where ROI Meets LOL.  June shares her research and expertise using the power …

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Permission to Speak – Leadership Blog – Tom Nixon Interviews Kelly Vandever! Kelly Talks about Work Place Communications and Why the Focus of the Podcast Is What It Is

Permission to Speak

Leadership 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 interviewee for this episode:  Kelly Vandever!  
Our Guest, Tom Nixon, Interviews Kelly about Workplace Communications and Why Topics of the Podcast/Video Blog Are What They Are 

About Tom Nixon:
Tom Nixon is an amazing speaker, a fabulous executive speech coach, an enormously …

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Permission to Speak – Leadership Blog – Laurie Genevish on Performance Improvement and Assessments

Permission to Speak

Leadership 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:  Laurie Genevish
Laurie Genevish is a Performance Improvement Consultant and president of The Performance Difference, a firm that helps companies reduce employee turnover and improve productivity by analyzing hiring

and skill gaps, determining performance success factors, and implementing plans for individual, team and company development.

She …

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Permission to Speak – Leadership Blog – Kelly Vandever Interviews Dr. Philip Kim on Employee Engagement

Permission to Speak

Leadership 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:  Dr. Philip Kim

Dr. Philip Kim is an educator, speaker, consultant, author, and business professor at Walsh University.

We’ll be talking today about his latest book, Zebras & Ostriches: 5 Simple Rules to Engage and …

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Permission to Speak – Leadership Blog – Kelly Vandever Interviews Sandy Weaver about Happiness in the Workplace

Permission to Speak

Leadership 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:  Sandy Weaver

About Sandy Weaver:
Sandy Weaver believes that happiness is job one and not just in your personal life, but in business too.  When people feel better about themselves and are happy, they contribute more which makes …

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Permission to Speak – Leadership Blog – Dr. Joe Garcia from the Home Depot on Employee Engagement

Permission to Speak

Leadership 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:  Dr. Joe Garcia

About Dr. Joe Garcia
Dr. Joe Garcia is the Head of Talent Management and Organizational Effectiveness at The Home Depot where he is responsible for enterprise-wide talent management systems including change management, selection …

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Leadership and Listening: Creating Opportunities for Employees to Have Permission to Speak

By Kelly Vandever

It is the part of my podcast interview with Dr. Denise Cumberland that makes me sad.

For a research article, Dr. Cumberland interviewed 13 leaders who had participated in the Undercover Boss television show. (For those not familiar with the show, a CEO or other highly-placed leader goes “undercover” as a lower level employee in their organization to get a new perspective on their company.)

All the leaders told Dr. Cumberland that they learned a ton from the experience and made changes to improve their organization and the support …

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Permission to Speak – Leadership Blog – Kelly Vandever Interviews Rich Bartlett on Self-Managed Organizations

Permission to Speak

Leadership 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:  Rich Bartlett

About Rich Bartlett:
Rich Bartlett has been described as an engineer turned artist, turned activist.  He has a technical background but also got swept up in the Occupy movement which led him to believe that there’s …

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Permission to Speak – Leadership Blog – Kelly Vandever Interviews Jay Goldman on Employee Centric Workplaces – Part 2

Permission to Speak

Leadership 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:  Jay Goldman – Part 2

Topics Discussed:

The New York Times best-selling book, The Decoded Company
Three characteristics of a decoded company are (1) technology as a coach and trainer (2) data as sixth sense …

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Permission to Speak – Leadership Blog – Kelly Vandever Interviews Jay Goldman on Employee Centric Workplaces – Part 1

Permission to Speak

Leadership 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:  Jay Goldman 
Part 1

Topics Discussed:
– When data is hard to come by, you have one-size-fits-all management practices

– If you optimize with one-size-fits-all, you’re optimizing for the middle of your bell curve of employees, you’re optimizing for the average

– …

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