TCEP 161: Should I Go to Grad School or Apply for Civil Engineering Jobs?
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In this episode, I answer a question that I get from civil engineering students almost daily. Should they seek full-time employment immediately after completing their undergraduate studies or go to grad school and pursue a master’s degree? And I promise you, whether you are a student, a project manager, an owner, or a CEO, you […]

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The Learning & Development Podcast
The Learning & Development Podcast
David James
Actually Addressing Skills Gaps - with Simon Gibson
If addressing Skills Gaps was as easy as plugging in a new platform filled with categorised content then L&D wouldn’t be recognised as part of the Skills Gap problem rather than addressing it. Yes, that’s right, Organisational Learning is deemed under-skilled at addressing ‘broad-based re-skilling efforts’. So how did we get here and how do we sort ourselves out? These questions - and many more are explored in this episode.  KEY TAKEAWAYS Training and learning are different things. We are creating a flawed system through our own educational institutions. We are taught the basics, but not taught how to apply these lessons. The industrial strategy council has highlighted that five million workers could become acutely underskilled in basic digital skills by 2030. Skills gaps are impacted both positively and negatively by more factors that many realise, including the political landscape and economic requirements of any given territory. Approximately, we spend 44 billion pounds per year on L&D, and yet the returns do not seem to be worth the investment. BEST MOMENTS 'We're not addressing a skills gap - it's just keeping a nice chat going' 'We can't just go out and recruit to make this business successful - we're going to have to grow some' 'As a learning profession we have turned the other way' 'What is the outcome that we deliver, year on year, for that spend?'  VALUABLE RESOURC ES The Learning And Development Podcast - https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-learning-development-podcast/id1466927523 Industrial Strategy Council ‘UK Skills Mismatch 2030’ Research Paper - https://industrialstrategycouncil.org/uk-skills-mismatch-2030-research-paper UK’s Digital Skills Gap Poses Risk To Economic Recovery - https://news.microsoft.com/en-gb/2020/11/23/uks-digital-skills-gap-poses-risk-to-economic-recovery-research-reveals/ ABOUT THE GUEST Simon is a modern and experienced Executive-level People Leader who has delivered meaningful commercial Change and Transformation via appropriate Learning, Organisational Development and Talent initiatives. Simon has a varied history and experience of working in different sectors and economic climates. From start-up to large multi-national companies, including NBC Universal, Fujitsu, Sonnedix and NatWest / RBS.  You can follow and connect with Simon via: Twitter: @simon1gibson LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/simongibsonlearning/  ABOUT THE HOST David James David has been a People Development professional for more than 20 years, most notably as Director of Talent, Learning & OD for The Walt Disney Company across Europe, the Middle East & Africa. As well as being the Chief Learning Strategist at Looop, David is a prominent writer and speaker on topics around modern and digital L&D as well as an active member of the CIPD L&D Advisory Board. CONTACT METHOD Twitter:  https://twitter.com/davidinlearning/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidjameslinkedin/ Website: https://www.looop.co/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
41 min
Business of Architecture Podcast
Business of Architecture Podcast
Enoch Bartlett Sears
357: Leadership in Trying Times with SOM
Today kicks off Women’s History Month here in the United States. Today, I'm joined by three impactful and accomplished women who are making history in their own right here with us today. Carrie Byles, Xuan Fu, and Laura Ettelman compose the executive committee of Skidmore, Ownings and Merrill, one of the world’s most highly respected and successful architecture firms, otherwise known as SOM. SOM has completed some of the world’s most legendary buildings, in addition to a plethora of work that spans everything from airports to university campuses. Notable buildings include the Willis Tower of Chicago (I prefer to use its former name “Sears Tower” for personal reasons) and the Burj Khalifa, currently the world’s tallest building. Now before we jump into our interview today, here is a bit of background on today’s guests: In addition to serving on the Executive Committee, Laura Ettelman is the managing partner in SOM’s New York Office and oversees the design and planning of a diverse range of projects across the globe. Her work ranges from large-scale master plans to interior design. Among the projects in her portfolio are some of the world’s largest aviation and transportation hubs, new hospitals and research centers for healthcare and science, and campus master planning and design for both higher education and the civic and government sectors. Partner Carrie Byles is based in SOM’s San Francisco office. She has a strong background in information technology and how it shapes the way we live in and design our buildings. Xuan Fu is a managing partner with SOM's Chicago office. In 1994, Fu started her SOM career as a technical coordinator before assuming the position of a project manager in 2004. As an expert in the Asian market, she has worked on a range of international projects including master plans, commercial buildings, mixed-use developments, retail, hospitality, and convention and exhibition center projects. ► Subscribe to my YouTube Channel for updates: https://www.youtube.com/c/BusinessofArchitecture ******* For more free tools and resources for running a profitable, impactful, and fulfilling practice, connect with me on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/businessofarchitecture Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/enoch.sears/ Website: https://www.businessofarchitecture.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/BusinessofArch Podcast: http://www.businessofarchitecture.com/podcast/ iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/business-architecture-podcast/id588987926 Android Podcast Feed: http://feeds.feedburner.com/BusinessofArchitecture-podcast ******* Access the FREE Architecture Firm Profit Map video here: http://freearchitectgift.com Download the FREE Architecture Firm Marketing Process Flowchart video here: http://freearchitectgift.com Come to my next live, in-person event: https://www.businessofarchitecture.com/live Carpe Diem!
43 min
Leaders in Supply Chain and Logistics
Leaders in Supply Chain and Logistics
Alcott Global
#107: Startups in Supply Chain from a Venture Capital Perspective
In this episode, we have Sune Stilling and Peter Hove Hildebrandt as our guests. Sune Stilling is the Co-founder of Project Aviato, an independent investment fund to support companies with ideas in transport and logistics. Prior to joining Project Aviato, Sune led Maersk's investment arm Maersk Growth since 2017 and reporting directly to the Group CEO Søren Skou. Maersk is one of the world’s leading transport and logistics companies. Also, the largest container ship and supply vessel operator in the world, controlling ~ 20% of seaborne consumer goods — from apparel through autos.  Peter Hove Hildebrandt is the Co-founder of Project Aviato, an independent investment fund to support companies with ideas in transport and logistics. Prior to Project Aviato, he joined Maersk in 2005, and in 2020 he became the Head of Transportation. Peter is responsible for leading and driving the digital transformation of the Maersk Ocean & Logistics business. Maersk is an integrated container logistics company working to connect and simplify its customers’ supply chains. As the global leader in shipping services, the company operates in 130 countries. *Discover more details **here.** * *Some of the highlights of the episode:* * How to spot a million-dollar startup * The key skills that most start-up founders miss (SALES, FINANCIALS, SALES!) * How not to screw up investments * Where the supply chain and logistics industry is heading in next years * Why Rune Sørensen is the best asset any company could hope for * How they filter good startups to invest in *Follow us on:* Instagram: http://bit.ly/2Wba8v7 Twitter: http://bit.ly/2WeulzX Linkedin: http://bit.ly/2w9YSQX Facebook: http://bit.ly/2HtryLd
52 min
HR Works: The Podcast for Human Resources
HR Works: The Podcast for Human Resources
James Davis
HR Works Podcast 135: No Vaccine or I Quit
Can you mandate vaccinations? And if you can, should you? What are the legal considerations of doing so? What are the medical and practical considerations? Finally, what do HR experts advise in order to maximize vaccination rates among employees? These are the answers that I attempt to answer in this episode. We are going to discuss this issue from three perspectives. We’ll consider employment laws surrounding mandating vaccines, medical considerations about the efficacy and safety of the vaccine, and the HR perspective of making employees comfortable and engaging with them surrounding the notion of getting the vaccine. We are joined by three panelists today. The first is Whitney Brown (https://lehrmiddlebrooks.com/professionals/attorneys/whitney-r-brown/), a shareholder with Lehr Middlebrooks Vreeland & Thompson, P.C. in Birmingham, Alabama. Whitney represents employers in a range of employment litigation, including harassment and discrimination cases, Family Medical Leave Act, and cases involving state law claims. The second is Kimberly Cassady (https://www.cornerstoneondemand.com/company/executives/kimberly-cassady/), the Chief Talent Officer at Cornerstone OnDemand. In this role, she works to ensure all Cornerstars realize their potential through the development of a unique culture that strengthens Cornerstone’s core values and supports our employee lifecycle to attract, develop and retain our global team. Finally, we have with us Sree Chaguturu, MD and Senior VP of CVS Health and Chief Medical Officer of CVS Caremark (https://www.caremark.com/). He focuses on enhancing the quality of services provided to millions of its members and patients, while also contributing to the overall mission of CVS Health. I also mentioned a few past podcasts that cover aspects of this episode. You can find them here: HR Works Podcast COVID-19 Update: Religious Exemptions to Mandatory Vaccines (https://hrdailyadvisor.blr.com/podcast/hr-works-covid-19-update-podcast-religious-exemptions-to-mandatory-vaccines/) HR Works Podcast COVID-19 Update: Can Employers Mandate COVID-19 Vaccines? (https://hrdailyadvisor.blr.com/podcast/hr-works-covid-19-update-can-employers-mandate-covid-19-vaccines/) HR Works Podcast COVID-19 Update: Latest Coronavirus Testing Methods (https://hrdailyadvisor.blr.com/podcast/hr-works-covid-19-update-latest-coronavirus-testing-methods/)
52 min
Restaurant Unstoppable with Eric Cacciatore
Restaurant Unstoppable with Eric Cacciatore
Inspiring interviews with todays most successful restaurateurs 2-days a wee
783: Phillip Phillips Chef and Co-Owner of Chicken and the Wolf and Lone Wolf Banh Mi
Chef Phillip Phillips is the co-owner of Chicken and the Wolf and Lone Wolf Banh Mi in Tulsa, OK. Check out episode 728 with Mike Rypka as mentioned in today's episode! Check out episode 772 with Mike Bausch as mentioned in today's episode! Show notes… Calls to ACTION!!! * Subscribe to the Restaurant Unstoppable YouTube Channel * Join the private Unstoppable Facebook Group * Join the email list! (Scroll Down to get the Vendor List!) Favorite success quote or mantra: * "Customers will forgive bad food but customers will never forget bad service" In today's episode with Phillip Phillips we will discuss: * Existentialism * Accepting that we are all not perfect, but there is no excuse for bad service * Getting into the industry at 15 y/o * Food trucks * Being told "No" early on in your career * Ego * Over-saturated markets * Do ONE THING really well * From professional musician to restaurateur * Commissary kitchens * Systems for scaling * Debt * The reality of restaurant reality TV * Building a brick and mortar * Why does Phillip Phillips think 7Shifts is a great tool? * Coming back BETTER after COVID-19 Today's sponsor: 7shifts is a modern labor management platform, designed by restaurateurs, for restaurateurs. Effectively labor management is more important than ever to ensure profitability and restaurant success. Trusted by over 400,000 restaurant professionals, 7shifts gives you the tools you need to streamline labor operations, communicate with your team, and retain your talent. Best of all 7shifts integrates with the POS and Payroll systems you already use and trust (like Toast!) turning labor into a competitive advantage for your business. Restaurant Unstoppable members get 3 months, absolutely free. P&G ProfessionalTM offers innovative total foodservice solutions featuring trusted brands such as Dawn® Professional, Cascade® Professional, Spic and Span® and Comet®. We are unique in that our total solutions are founded in customer and patron understanding, superior products that help save time and cut overall costs, and a five-star service group that is compensated based on customer satisfaction, not commissions. Visit www.pgpro.com for the latest information about P&G Professional's solutions and services. Knowledge bombs * Which "it factor" habit, trait, or characteristic you believe most contributes to your success? * Humor * What is your biggest weakness? * Humor * What's one question you ask or thing you look for during an interview? * Character * What's a current challenge? How are you dealing with it? * Growth. Planning overcomes the challenges. * Share one code of conduct or behavior you teach your team. * Empathy * What is one uncommon standard of service you teach your staff? * It always needs to be right if it's not right, throw it away. * What's one book we must read to become a better person or restaurant owner? * The Power of Now by Ekhart Tolle * GET THIS BOOK FOR FREE AT AUDIBLE.COM * What's one thing you feel restaurateurs don't do well enough or do often enough? * Reflect * Name one service you've hired. * My entire management team! * What's one piece of technology you've adopted within your restaurant walls and how has it influenced operations? * 7Shifts * If you got the news that you'd be leaving this world tomorrow and all memories of you, your work, and your restaurants would be lost with your departure with the exception of 3 pieces of wisdom you could leave behind for the good of humanity, what would they be? * We're on a rock hurtling outer space * We're following a ball of fire that's hurtling into the void * You're life might not be as meaningful as you think Contact info: Instagram: @chickenandthewolf -OR- @lonewolftulsa www.lonewolftulsa.com -OR- www.chickenandthewolf.com Thanks for listening! Thanks so much for joining today! Have some feedback you’d like to share? Leave a note in the comment section below! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of the post. Also, please leave an honest review for the Restaurant Unstoppable Podcast on iTunes! Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and I read each and every one of them. And finally, don’t forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates. Huge thanks to Phillip Phillips for joining me for another awesome episode. Until next time! Restaurant Unstoppable is a free podcast. One of the ways I'm able to make it free is by earning a commission when sharing certain products with you. I've made it a core value to only share tools, resources, and services my guest mentors have recommend, first. If you're finding value in my podcast, please use my links!
1 hr 33 min
Secret Leaders
Secret Leaders
Dan Murray-Serter, Rich Martell
Former Monzo CEO Tom Blomfield on falling out of love with your work
Get you own unique referral link: https://www.secretleaders.com/hype Tom Blomfield, the former CEO and Co-Founder of Monzo, and Co-Founder of GoCardless, knows a thing or two about the fintech industry. “We wanted to create something different than existing banks. We believed that the banks weren't serving customers particularly well at that moment. Customer expectations had been raised dramatically by things like Spotify, Uber and Airbnb, in terms of the user experience and functionality.” Which is why his announcement in January 2021 that he was leaving Monzo, 6 years after founding the challenger bank, came as a shock to many. “When you get to that size, it's about people management. You spend almost no time on product or customers really. It's about process, a lot of process, extraordinary amount of regulation.” But it takes an outstanding leader to know when to step aside. And in today’s inaugural episode of Season 7, Tom talks about the mounting pressure when you’re at the top and ultimately its impact on your mental health and identity. “I've talked about suffering that kind of stress, a build up of stress, it starts impacting your sleep, or at least it impacted my sleep, it became this vicious cycle where not sleeping makes your work worse, make worse decisions.” From raising £1m from crowdfunding in 96 seconds, to how he scaled personally alongside the bank, to building a culture from the very outset, to what made him leave Monzo - Tom is exceedingly candid in this interview, which was recorded just a few weeks after his departure. Don’t miss this hugely insightful episode from one of Europe’s top founders and CEOs - it’s something all entrepreneurs need to hear. We chat about: * Crowdfunding Monzo * Building a culture from the start * Entrepreneurship and mental health * His decision process to leave Monzo Links: * Monzo * GoCardless Want to receive our podcast on a weekly basis? Subscribe to our newsletter!
35 min
The Intuitive Customer - Improve Your Customer Experience To Gain Growth
The Intuitive Customer - Improve Your Customer Experience To Gain Growth
Beyond Philosophy LLC
Why 'Best practice' Stifles Creativity And Is Only For The Gullible!
We often hear requests for the best practices in Customer Experience. We understand why, too.  Who wants to endure trial and error if there is a tried and true idea guaranteed to get results? However, no tried and true idea always gets results. Instead, there are only expert opinions served as advice about what has worked in the past. These are often the “best practices.” We argue that best practices, no matter how solid a suggestion they are, could use a bit of challenge and a dose of skepticism.  Moreover, calling them best practices stifles creativity. They encourage people to follow the well-trodden path to an outcome without divergence. As a result, many people use them as an excuse to implement them blindly and wait for results.  However, this strategy will not prevail, and success could remain elusive to those who follow this non-divergent, uncreative path.  In this episode, we explain why best practice stifles creativity and the best approach to accept best practice advice. Key Ideas to Improve your Customer Experience When people ask me about Customer Experience's best practices, they know I have 20 years in the industry. They also surmise that I have seen a thing or two that worked for other organizations along the way. They probably want to avoid the mistakes the organizations I have worked with and I might have made along the way, too. To be clear, I don't take issue with this approach.  People ask for my informed opinions, and as an expert in the field, I should offer those when asked. My issue is with the meaning behind the term "best practice." It implies that you should do it without questions and expect results.  Unfortunately, that type of thing doesn't exist. Instead, it would help if you learned what worked before, challenge that with what you know from your expertise in your field, and adapt the practice, so it is "the best" for you. Here are a few key moments in the discussion: * 02:57 We empathize with why people find best practices desirable and then why we think the concept is flawed. * 04:36 Colin takes a counter argument that experts should know what best practices are, so their advice is valid.  * 09:07 We discuss why people don’t always take experts’ advice anymore, and the spectrum of reaction between gullibility and total skeptic. * 11:27 Colin shares a useful tool he picked up at a client meeting that encourages debate in a healthy way. * 17:33 We discuss the dangers of convergent thinking for your long term success. * 20:51 We share the advice we have for people moving forward with “best practice” advice. Please tell us how we are doing! Complete this short survey.  Customer Experience Information & Resources LinkedIn recognizes Colin Shaw as one of the 'World's Top 150 Business Influencers.' As a result, he has 289,000 followers of his work. Shaw is Founder and CEO of Beyond Philosophy LLC, which helps organizations unlock growth by discovering customers' hidden, unmet needs that drive value ($). The Financial Times selected Beyond Philosophy LLC as one of the best management consultancies for the last two years. Follow Colin on Linkedin and Twitter. Click here to learn more about Professor Ryan Hamilton of Emory University.  Why Customers Buy: As an official "Influencer" on LinkedIn, Colin writes a regular newsletter on all things Customer Experience. Click here to join the other 22,000 subscribers.  Experience Health Check: You already have an experience, even if you weren't deliberate about it. Our Experience Health Check can help you understand what you have today. Colin or one of our team can assess your digital or physical Customer Experience, interacting with your organization as a customer to define what is good and what needs improving. Then, they will provide a list of recommendations for critical next steps for your organization. Click here to learn more.  How can we help? Click here to learn more about Beyond Philosophy's Suite of Services.
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