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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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Permission to Speak – Leadership Blog – Kelly Vandever Interviews David Burkus on Emerging Management Practices

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:  David Burkus

About David Burkus:
David Burkus is a best-selling author, host of the award-winning podcast Radio Free Leader, and

an associate professor of management at Oral Roberts University. His latest book, Under New Management, challenges the traditional and …

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Permission to Speak – Leadership Blog – Kelly Vandever Interviews Hollie Delaney & Christa Foley of Zappos about Holacracy

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 guests for this episode:   Hollie Delaney & Christa Foley of Zappos

About Hollie Delaney & Christa Foley:
Hollie Delaney heads up all things People and HR related at Zappos.

Christa Foley heads up Zappos Insights as well as work on People, Culture, and …

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The “Why” of Leadership: Making Your Intentions Clear

By Kelly Vandever
The “Angst at Work” Conversation
I was sitting around with some friends who were talking about things that were being required of them at work. Not the jobs themselves. But what was being required above and beyond their day to day work.

“I gotta do these health-related things.”

“I have to go sit with people from other departments.”

“I have to track my weekly objectives on a spreadsheet.”

After much comment and angst it came down to:

“Why can’t they just let me do my job?!”

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