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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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Life A.F. w/ Kay Allison

Life A.F. w/ Kay Allison

Kay Allison has been living alcohol-free since 1999. In that time, through her company Juicy A.F., she has helped hundreds of women face their struggles with alcohol and come out the other side living amazing lives. Alcohol dominates our social ...
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Create Your Own Secret Society w/ Michael F. Schein

Michael F. Schein returns to the podcast to talk about his experience building a “secret society”, a term from his book The Hype Handbook: 12 Indispensable Success Secrets From the World’s Greatest Propagandists, Self-Promoters, Cult Leaders, Mischief Makers, and Boundary Breakers. Michael shares practical advice everyday people can use to build a network that works for them, …

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Harnessing Randomness & Innovation w/ Frans Johannson

Frans Johansson has inspired readers and audiences worldwide with his ideas on leadership and success, diversity, and innovation. He is the Founder and CEO of The Medici Group, an enterprise solutions firm that empowers organizations to leverage diversity and inclusion to build and sustain high-performing teams. Frans is also the author of two books – …

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We Are All Biased w/ Michele Ruiz

Michele Ruiz is an entrepreneur, award-winning broadcast journalist, author, public speaker, and former Los Angeles news anchor for KNBC-TV. She is co-founder and CEO of BiasSync, a SaaS technology company that helps organizations identify and eliminate biases in the workplace. Mentioned in this Episode: Michele Ruiz on LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/micheleruiz1/ BiasSync – https://biassync.com/ Ruiz Strategies – https://www.ruizstrategies.com/ Black …

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Scaling Successfully w/ Andrew Bartlow

Andrew Bartlow leads Series B Consulting, through which he helps businesses articulate their people strategy, accelerate their growth, and navigate rapid change. Additionally, he founded the People Leader Accelerator, the preeminent development program for startup HR leaders. He is also the co-author of Scaling for Success: People Priorities for High-Growth Organizations. Andrew has 25 years of Human …

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Influencing Those Around You w/ Melina Palmer

Melina Palmer is an applied behavioral economist with a passion for helping leaders understand what behavioral economics is and how it can be applied to help the world communicate more effectively. Her award-winning podcast, Brainy Business, has downloads in over 170 countries and she teaches applied behavioral economics through the Human Behavior Lab at Texas …

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How We learn w/ Teri Hart

What do you mean learning styles aren’t real? Teri Hart is a corporate learning executive with 25+ years of experience in learning and development at top companies. She is also the author of Hardwired to Learn: Leveraging the Self-Sustaining Power of Lifelong Learning. In this conversation, Teri dispels myths about how people learn and shares practical ways individuals …

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Using AI at Work w/ Kavita Ganesan

Kavita Ganesan is the founder of Opinosis Analytics and an AI strategist, educator, and consultant. The author of A Business Case for AI, Kavita educates and advises businesses of all sizes, from Fortune 500 to small businesses, on better ways to utilize artificial intelligence in their work. Links: Kavita on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kavita-ganesan/ Kavita’s Website: https://kavita-ganesan.com/ Opinosis Analytics: https://www.opinosis-analytics.com/ Book: …

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Remote First w/ Iwo Szapar

Iwo Szapar is the Co-founder and CEO of Remote-how, the world’s leading marketplace with remote & hybrid work experts. Since 2017, he has advised 600+ companies (including Walmart, ING Bank, and Microsoft) to help them optimize their distributed workforce. As a remote work expert, he co-created “Remote-how Academy,” – the world’s first certification program for …

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Rusty Bland on the B-Corp Movement

Rusty Bland is the Senior Vice President of Engagement & Serving at KeHE. As one of their longest-tenured leaders, Rusty has led KeHE’s effort to institutionalize and perpetuate its unique culture and embed the company’s mission, vision, and values into all talent processes. As a B-Corp, KeHE is focused on doing good in the world by doing well …

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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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