Burnett and Evans on designing a meaningful life
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For this US holiday week, we’ve grabbed a team favorite from the archives: Jessi’s conversation with Bill Burnett and Dave Evans, Stanford professors and authors of Designing Your Work Life

The Modern Manager: Create and Lead Successful Teams
The Modern Manager: Create and Lead Successful Teams
Mamie Kanfer Stewart
136: Easily Document Processes and Procedures with Owen McGab Enaohwo
Process documentation often feels like a burden. Who has time to write down all the steps, detailed instructions, with screenshots, no less. In reality, we often spend more time communicating and fixing process issues because of a lack of documentation. Sharing information verbally makes it hard to remember and leaves no path for future reference. When you document your processes, you open the door for greater autonomy and improved productivity. Today’s guest is Owen McGab Enaohwo. Owen is the CEO and Co-Founder of SweetProcess; an easy-to-use and intuitive business process management software founded in 2013. The software makes it possible for company executives and their employees to collaborate together to quickly document standard operating procedures, processes, and policies. Owen and I talk about the importance of documenting your processes and procedures, how to do that documentation effectively and efficiently so it doesn’t feel like a burden, and why using a process specific software like SweetProcess is useful. For an extended free trial and reduced price for SweetProcess go to www.sweetprocess.com/modernmanager. Members of the Modern Manager community get a 30-minute session with me to facilitate process documentation or answer questions / provide feedback on your documentation. Learn more and become a member at www.themodernmanager.com/join. Subscribe to my newsletter to get episodes, articles and free mini-guides delivered to your inbox. Read the related blog article: How And Why To Document Your Processes Collaboratively Key Takeaways: * While documenting processes can feel time consuming, it saves time in the long run. * When we do effective, collaborative documentation, we give our team members time to focus on improving their game rather than on understanding basic operating information. * When critical information is documented, you can provide greater freedom and autonomy for your team members to do their jobs creatively. * There are three main areas of documentation. A procedure is a checklist of steps to accomplish a certain task, like directions from how to get from point A to point B. A policy is information - such as a dress code policy or vacation policy - that provides general guidelines. A Process is a longer, complicated set of tasks that involve many steps. For each step in a process, there are often procedures or policies. * To begin documentation, start with either the most common workflow / task-related questions that come up, the tasks that will most help your team achieve its goals, or the tasks where accuracy is most critical. * Start small by documenting the title of the procedure and the main steps. Get your whole team involved to fill in additional detail and provide enhancements as time goes on. * While performing documented tasks, employees have the opportunity to update missing or inaccurate information in the documentation. * Documenting work processes is a constant work in process; as you learn, you can improve the procedures. * Mistakes are opportunities to figure out the real problem. If a documented task is still not done properly, consider if the issue is with the process, the documentation, a lack of skill or motivation, or capacity. Additional Resources: * www.sweetprocess.com/modernmanager * Sweet Process webinar: https://my.demio.com/recording/OuosUYm6 * https://www.themodernmanager.com/courses/effective-delegation mamie@mamieks.com
31 min
How to Be Awesome at Your Job
How to Be Awesome at Your Job
Pete Mockaitis
633: How to Get Unstuck, and Find your Perfect Career Fit with Ashley Stahl
Ashley Stahl discusses how to find your dream career by getting clear on your core skills, values, and motivators. PLUS, we’re giving away copies of Ashley’s book to celebrate the new year! We’ll send copies to the first 24 listeners who share a link to this post on LinkedIn, along with their favorite nugget of wisdom from the episode. Don’t forget to tag both Pete and Ashley in your post! About Ashley Ashley Stahl is counter-terrorism professional turned career coach and author of the book You Turn: Get Unstuck, Discover Your Direction, Design Your Dream Career, and she's on a mission to help you step into a career you’re excited about and aligned with. Through her two viral TEDx speeches, her online courses, her email list of 500,000 and her show, You Turn Podcast, she's been able to support clients in 31 countries in discovering their best career path, upgrading their confidence and landing more job offers.  She maintains a monthly career column in Forbes, and her work has been also featured in outlets such as the Wall Street Journal, CBS, SELF, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune and more. * Ashley’s book: You Turn: Get Unstuck, Discover Your Direction, and Design Your Dream Career * Ashley’s website: YouTurnBook.com * Ashley’s podcast: You Turn Podcast * Ashley’s TEDx Talk: How to figure out what you really want | Ashley Stahl | TEDxLeidenUniversity * Ashley’s Instagram: @ashleystahl Resources mentioned in the show: * App: Insight Timer * Book: The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky Thank you Sponsors! * Blinkist: Read or listen to summarized wisdom from thousands of nonfiction books! Free trial available at blinkist.com/awesome * Raycon. Enjoy 15% off of outstanding earbuds at buyraycon.com/awesome
48 min
Digital HR Leaders with David Green
Digital HR Leaders with David Green
David Green
51. The Future of HR with Dave Ulrich, Brigette McInnis-Day (Google) and Rupert Morrison (orgvue)
Welcome to the first episode of series 11 of The Digital HR Leaders podcast. As I wrote in my annual list of HR predictions for 2021, which we covered on last week's episode, the pandemic has thrust the Human Resources function into the spotlight. All eyes are on HR. Some have likened the pivotal role the CHRO is playing in this crisis to that played by the CFO in the global financial crisis. Undoubtedly HR has a unique role to play, but how does the function shift towards generating value for the business, the customer, the workforce, investors and the community at large? We decided to bring an esteemed panel of three experts together to debate the topic. Firstly, Brigette McInnis-Day Head of HR at Google Cloud, where she focuses on attracting and developing amazing talent and shaping the culture for business growth and transformation. Secondly, we have Dave Ulrich, Professor at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan and co-founder of the RBL Group. With his colleagues, Dave has written over 30 books that have shaped the HR profession, defined organisations of capabilities and shown the impact of leadership on customer and investors. Last but not least Rupert Morrison, who is leading the way in data-driven organisational planning as CEO at orgvue. He has also authored a Chartered Management Institute shortlisted book of the year on data-driven organisational design. In our conversation the panel and I discuss: * The impact of the pandemic on organisations, employees and HR * How HR can be more value and business focused * The skills that Google looks for in its HR business partners and how Google measures its culture * The impact of the pandemic on workforce planning, organisational design and people analytics * What HR can do in 2021 to capture more value for the business This episode is a must listen for anyone interested or involved in HR and how it can create value for the organisation. So that is business leaders, CHROs and anyone in an organisation design, people analytics or HR business partner role. Support for this podcast is brought to you by orgvue . To learn more, visit https://www.orgvue.com/.
56 min
Jack Sweeney Speaks to CFOs About Driving Change | Middle Market Media, LLC
666: When Vision is the Plus Multiplier | Manmeet Soni, CFO, Reata Pharmaceuticals
It’s a phrase that has historically never roamed far beyond the corridors of pharmaceutical companies, but now—thanks to COVID 19—the term “clinical trials” has entered the vocabulary of the public at large. Perhaps at no time in history have the “trials” that pharma companies use to generate data on the safety of a particular drug, vaccine, or treatment been as heavily scrutinized—and at no previous time has CFO Manmeet Soni of Reata Pharmaceuticals believed that the processes and approaches that govern Reata’s “trial design” have been more ripe for innovation. “Our learnings from the past 9 months are going to influence how we operate for the next 90 years,” explains Soni, who says that these learnings were put into motion last spring as COVID’s arrival shut down trials and began curtailing Reata’s data flows. “That’s when we began asking: ‘Why can’t we do trials in a way similar to how home health services are provided? Why don’t we deliver the drug to the patient’s home?’” recalls Soni, who says that serving the company as both CFO as well COO allowed him to be more hands-on when it came time to tweak Reata’s “trial design” and the daily activities performed to keep trials on track. “There will always be certain trials that will have to be completed at the lab, but the pandemic has allowed us to regularly consider how things can be done differently,” adds Soni, who believes that today’s impulse to regularly reconsider current methods and approaches is the biggest change to yesterday’s business as usual. –Jack Sweeney * Leave rating & review * Exclusive Content & More @ CFOTHOUGHTLEADER.COM * Signup for our Newsletter
42 min
Mo' Money Podcast
Mo' Money Podcast
Jessica Moorhouse
260 Designing Your Freedom Years - Stephanie Myers & Gillian Batt, Founders of Our Freedom Years
Happy New Year! And welcome back to the Mo’ Money Podcast! After taking a few weeks off to rest and recharge, I am so excited to be back to drop Season 12 of the Mo’ Money Podcast today. Not only that, I thought I’d start with an episode that will get you excited about the future again! 2020 was rough on us all, some more than others, and we’re still in the thick of it. But I’ve got hope for 2021. And when you’ve got hope, you can make plans for better days to come. That’s why I’ve got the wonderful Stephanie Myers and Gillian Batt from Our Freedom Years on the show. I’m a big fan of their YouTube channel, and not only did they achieve financial independence and retire early in their 30s/40s, but they are also Canadian! I haven’t had many Canadians FIRE people on the show, so this is a big treat. And I sure asked them all the questions I know you would have asked yourself, like what to do with taxes when you’re a nomad, how much to save, how to ensure you won’t run out of money, and does FIRE mean you don’t ever have to work again (since so many people who achieve FIRE seem to continue working?). I know you’re going to love this episode just as much as I enjoyed recording it. And don’t forget to check out the link below to sign up for their free e-course! For full episode show notes visit https://jessicamoorhouse.com/260
53 min
The Look & Sound of Leadership
The Look & Sound of Leadership
Essential Communications - Tom Henschel
The Executive Executive
This month’s coaching conversation is between Tom and Courtney, another executive coach. What traits, they wonder, do effective executives share? If rising leaders wanted to reverse engineer what it means to be executives, what would they put in the mix? The five qualities Tom and Courtney identify are: Resilience -- get over hurts and setbacks  Influence – build a natural reserve of strong relationships  Organization –  create lead-time and eliminate fire drills  Scope – maintain the highest altitude possible; resist the weeds Speed of Thought – exert alertness and be mentally nimble   At the end of this month’s commentary, Tom lists six books, each one different, but all leading towards personal growth and professional development. They are… Change Your Questions, Change Your Life The Confidence Code Crucial Conversations or Difficult Conversations EQ Applied Self-Esteem at Work The Four Agreements   Want a free PDF of these titles, including who might prefer which? Click here and put “6 Books” in the subject line. We’ll send you the PDF.   Want to win an hour of free coaching with Tom? Complete this short survey to be entered in a drawing. https://essentialcomm.com/survey/   To dig deeper into your own development, search the episode archive using these filters: Executive Presence Managing Yourself Relationship Building   Specific episodes relating to this one are: Executive Presence – Three Pillars “Don’t Take Anything Personally” Influence Shouldering the Burden of Leadership Speed of Thought   The entire free archive of Executive Coaching Tips is available at: http://essentialcomm.com/podcast/   Subscribe to the HTML version at: https://essentialcomm.com/subscribe/   Be in touch with Tom at: info@essentialcomm.com   Stay positive! Test negative! See you next month! All of us here at “The Look & Sound of Leadership” wish you grace in this new year.   COACHES: The Executive Coaching Special Interest Group sponsored by ICF Los Angeles will meet six times in 2021.  Icfla.org February 12 — 9:00 - 10:30 am Pacific April 9 — 9:00 - 10:30 am Pacific June 11 — 9:00 - 10:30 am Pacific July 9 — 9:00 - 10:30 am Pacific September 10 — 9:00 - 10:30 am Pacific November 12 — 9:00 - 10:30 am Pacific   You can learn about all the SIGs here. I’d love to see you there! Here’s a link to the first episode of season two of Against The Rules, the podcast by Michael Lewis: Don’t be Good – Be Great. Enjoy!
27 min
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