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Episode 8: Psychological Safety and High Performance
Today we are very pleased to be joined by Amy C. Edmondson, the Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management at the Harvard Business School. She has been recognized by the Thinkers50 global ranking of management thinkers since 2011, and most recently was ranked as high as #3 in 2019; in that same year, she also received their prestigious Breakthrough Idea Award.
Amy studies teaming, psychological safety, and organizational learning, and her articles have been published in all of the major academic and management outlets. Amy has authored several books, her most recent, The Fearless Organization: Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace for Learning, Innovation and Growth (Wiley, 2019), offers a practical guide for organizations serious about success in the modern economy.
Episode 7: Personal + Professional Boundary Management
Tracy L. Dumas
Tracy L. Dumas
Today we welcome Tracy L. Dumas, PhD to Unleashed. Tracy is an associate professor of management and human resources at the Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business, where she teaches MBA courses on negotiations and managing teams. She earned her PhD in management and organizations from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and has taught and conducted research in the area of organizational behaviour for over fifteen years.
Episode 6 | Positioning Your Organization Ahead of the Competition
David C. Baker
David C. Baker
Today Jeff is joined by David C Baker. David runs his own marketing communications firm and a management consulting firm focused on helping entrepreneurial experts make better business decisions through writing, speaking, and advising. He is the author of five well-received books, he typically speaks at 30-35 conferences per year and has done in-depth consulting with over 900+ small independent firms. David’s work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, NY Times, USA Today, Fast Company. Inc. Magazine, Forbes, BusinessWeek, and CBS. David has also spoken at multiple TEDx events and sits on the advisory board for the graduate “Design for Social Innovation” program at VSA in NYC.ew, Forbes, and The Wall Street Journal.
Episode 5 | Your Workplace is a Stage, Learn to Master It
Today on Unleashed we welcome Cathy Salit. a social entrepreneur, executive coach, jazz singer and performance activist. She’s been a community organizer and educator since she was 13 years old when she dropped out of school and started her own high school in NYC.
For 23 years, Salit was CEO and a co-founder of the award-winning leadership consultancy Performance of a Lifetime, (POAL). Under her leadership, POAL developed a top brand client roster, including American Express, IBM, Twitter, Nike, ArcelorMittal, Pfizer, The U.S. Olympics, and Johns Hopkins Hospital. POAL utilizes the innovative performance and development approach, helping leaders and teams to collaborate, grow, and create culture change. She’s the author of Performance Breakthrough: A Radical Approach to Success at Work, and her work has been featured in the Harvard Business Review, Forbes, and The Wall Street Journal.
Episode 4 | Growing Followers into Leaders
We’ve referenced David’s work in several past articles. In 1981, he graduated top of his class from the U.S. Naval Academy—an institute renowned for developing “leaders to serve the nation.” Thereafter, he joined the submarine force where he spent nearly 30 years, ultimately retiring as Captain in 2009. David has since authored the books, Turn The Ship Around, which outlines his unique approach to leadership and Leadership is Language: the hidden power of what you say, and what you don’t.
Jeffrey White joined the Royal Canadian Navy as a Direct Entry Officer in 1996 following the completion of his BSc in Marine Biology from the University of Guelph. After completing his Naval Warfare Officer training, he joined the West Coast fleet in 1998 as a Sub-Lieutenant serving in all Ships’ Officer positions including Navigating Officer for HMCS BRANDON and culminating in Command tours of both HMCS EDMONTON and HMCS SASKATOON. Following two successful commands, he was then given the prestigious appointment of Commanding Officer of the sail training ship HMCS ORIOLE, the Royal Canadian Navy’s longest-serving vessel, which he commanded from 2006-2008. Today he is a key member of the Results team and continues to serve as a leader in the reserves while managing a busy household of five children with his wife Kerry.
Episode 3 | Heart-Based Leadership: How to Ignite People’s Potential
Today on Unleashed we welcome Mark Crowley, a leadership consultant, professional speaker, and the best-selling author of Lead From The Heart: Transformational Leadership for the 21st Century. His ambition is to fundamentally change how we lead people in the workplace.
Mark honed his leadership abilities over a 20 plus year career in the ultra-competitive banking and financial services industry where he excelled as a leader by implementing unusual practices. He was named Leader of The Year for driving record sales performance while managing nearly 2,000 investment brokers across the nation. And he accomplished all this by breaking away from traditional leadership theory – and serving as both an advocate and a caring coach to every person on his team. And those unique leadership practices influenced his employees to become uncommonly committed and achievement-driven.
Episode 2 | Has Our Obsession with Innovation Disrupted the Work That Matters Most?
Today on Unleashed we welcome Lee Vinsel, a Professor of Science, Technology, and Society at Virginia Tech. He studies human life with technology, with a particular focus on the relationship between government, business, and technological change. His first book, Moving Violations: Automobiles, Experts, and Regulations in the United States, was published by Johns Hopkins University Press in July 2019.
In 2015, with his collaborator Andy Russell, Vinsel has organized and led The Maintainers, a global interdisciplinary research network that examines maintenance, repair, and mundane work with technology. Much of this work led to his latest book, The Innovation Delusion.
Episode 1 | Simple Insights into Creating Extraordinary Culture
Today on Unleashed we are joined by Daniel Coyle, the New York Times bestselling author of The Talent Code, The Little Book of Talent, The Secret Race (co-authored with Tyler Hamilton), Hardball: A Season in Projects, and other books. Winner (with Hamilton) of the 2012 William Hill Sports Book of the Year Prize, he is a contributing editor for Outside Magazine and works as a special advisor to the Cleveland Indians. Dan lives in Cleveland, Ohio during the school year and in Homer, Alaska, during the summer with his wife Jen, and their four children.
Bonus Episode: Accelerating Out of the (Down) Turn
Today we’ve flipped the script and our guest is our own Jeff Tetz. Jeff is CEO & Partner at Results. He is passionate about helping leaders build great workplaces, and for over a decade, working alongside a seasoned team of business advisors, he’s been introducing mid-sized companies in Western Canada to the power of execution discipline and how transformative it can for a business.
Jeff brings a well-rounded perspective to leadership having spent time on the business side of professional sports in corporate positions in the National Hockey League and Canadian Football League with the Edmonton Oilers and Edmonton Football Club respectively and two decades working with high-performance athletes in ice hockey. He is also the host of a leadership webcast series produced by Results called Unleashed.
Away from work, he is a self-proclaimed mountaineer, and he serves on the board of the Brain Care Centre and is the founder of Santa YEG, an organization focused on feeding Edmonton’s homeless population during the winter months.