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People Business is a weekly podcast exploring human nature in the workplace. Every business is in some way a "people business" and it's often how we manage these dynamics that leads to long-term success or failure.

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Gaining Clarity w/ Ann Latham

Gaining Clarity w/ Ann Latham

Ann Latham is the author of The Power of Clarity and founder of the consulting firm Uncommon Clarity®. Her clients represent over 40 industries and range from organizations such as Boeing, Hitachi, and Medtronic to non-profits such as the Public Broadcasting Service, ...
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Jim Sharpe on Leading a New Team

Jim Sharpe joined Aventri as CEO in January 2020 and is focused on leading the global Aventri team as it executes on its vision to help the world Connect Better. Throughout his career, Jim has led high-performing teams in private equity-backed tech-enabled businesses. Prior to Aventri, Jim was Managing Director and GM of Gerson Lehrman Group’s (GLG) largest and …

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Tommy Choi on Culture, Service, & Gratitude

Tommy Choi co-founded the Weinberg Choi Residential team in 2007 with his business partner Josh Weinberg. They celebrated the opening of their own Keller Williams brokerage in January of 2017. The Weinberg Choi Residential team has sold over 1,000 properties, and over $470 million dollars in sales volume. They are consistently ranked in the top 10 real estate …

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Erin Diehl on Improv as a Development Tool

Erin Diehl is the Founder and CEO of improve it!, a training and development company leveraging improvisational (“improv”) techniques to improve employees’ soft skills in corporate settings. Erin has trained and performed with some of the top improv programs in Chicago, places like The Second City, i.O. Theater and The Annoyance Theatre and uses the skills she …

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Cindi Carlson on Layoffs & Job Seekers

This episode covers both sides of downsizing, including tips for employers needing to lower their headcount and individuals who find themselves in need of a new position. Cindi Carlson is a Senior Vice President for Challenger, Gray & Christmas where she is responsible for developing, delivering, and implementing outplacement consulting, job training, and executive coaching. She has successfully managed …

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Aaron Levy on Leading in Tough Times

Aaron Levy sees a future where work doesn’t suck – where work is both challenging and fulfilling, where your manager is your coach – where she is the person who helps unlock your full potential. Aaron founded, Raise The Bar and wrote the best-selling book Open, Honest, and Direct: A Guide to Unlocking Your Team’s Potential to create this future …

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Gaining Clarity w/ Ann Latham

Ann Latham is the author of The Power of Clarity and founder of the consulting firm Uncommon Clarity®. Her clients represent over 40 industries and range from organizations such as Boeing, Hitachi, and Medtronic to non-profits such as the Public Broadcasting Service, the United Way, and colleges and universities. Ann’s advice has appeared in publications such as …

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Blowing the Whistle w/ Adam Waytz

Adam Waytz is a psychologist and a professor of Management & Organizations at The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He uses methods from social psychology and cognitive neuroscience to study processes related to ethics, intergroup processes, and the psychological consequences of technology. In this conversation, he shares a detailed look at why people …

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Redesigning Work w/ Marc Giannettino

Marc Giannettino is the Vice President of Service Delivery at WNDYR, an organization designing the future of work. He joins the show to discuss how he and his team are helping companies redesign the way work gets done. Mentioned in this Episode: Marc on LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/marcgiannettino/ WNDYR.com – https://wndyr.com/ The Future of Work w/ Claire Haidar …

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The Talent Landscape w/ Tim Schumm

Tim Schumm is the Founder and President of Lucas James Talent Partners, an On-Demand RPO (Recruiting Process Outsourcing) firm that is a cost-effective alternative to the traditional staffing agency model. Tim has been in recruiting for 16 years and is a frequent speaker on topics related to talent acquisition, leadership, and how the labor market …

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2022 Year in Review

2022 has been a great year for People Business with 46 new episodes spanning a wide range of topics at the intersection of humans and business. In case you missed any of the episodes and insights, we wanted to share a recap of the year broken out by category. As always, we hope the content …

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Bringing Purpose to Your Life w/ Jeff Lovell

Jeff Lovell is a coach on authentic living. He created The Great Life Project to help successful founders and executives who are good at work be great at life. Mentioned in this Episode: Jeff Lovell on LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeff-lovell-coach/ JeffLovell.Coach – https://jefflovell.coach/ The Peace Index by Jeremie Kubicek – https://www.amazon.com/Peace-Index-Five-Part-Framework-Fulfillment/dp/1119985927 Start with Why by Simon Sinek – https://www.amazon.com/Start-Why-Leaders-Inspire-Everyone/dp/1591846447/ref=sr_1_1?crid=28EZZP5LFLO1C&keywords=Start+with+Why+by+Simon+Sinek&qid=1670517178&s=books&sprefix=start+with+why+by+simon+sinek%2Cstripbooks%2C79&sr=1-1 Mike …

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Developing Great Teams w/ Mike Goldman

Mike Goldman is an award-winning leadership team coach and the #1 Amazon bestselling author of two books, Breakthrough Leadership Team and Performance Breakthrough. In this conversation, Mike shares what it takes to build and lead a high-performing team. Mentioned in this Episode: Mike Goldman: Leadership Team Coach | Author | Speaker Mike Goldman’s Free Video Course Mike Goldman …

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Let Me Tell You a Story w/ Reena Kansal

Reena Kansal is a Story Facilitator and Chief Operating Officer at Leadership StoryLab, a training company that helps business professionals connect with their audience. Have you ever sat through a boring presentation? Or worse, have you ever given one where you could tell the audience was barely staying awake? If so, Reena can help. Mentioned …

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