This Month in SHIFT Podcast

NASA’s Teamwork Is Out Of This World

Parker has always been a huge fan of NASA. As a kid, NASA was a magical place of innovation driven by robots and rockets. In this conversation with Ed Hoffman, Parker discovers that the real “magic” behind NASA is the people who work there, and their impressive ability to collaborate and work together as a team. It’s this teamwork that generates the innovation and success behind NASA.

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NASA’s Teamwork Is Out Of This World

Gender Diversity: Why Progressive CEOs Will Win ‘The Future’

Parker had the pleasure of meeting Avivah in London last year and she impressed him with how easily she simplifies the complicated topic of diversity. Avivah writes and speaks on the topic of gender diversity and advises some of the world’s biggest organizations on how they can create more gender bilingual and inclusive workplaces. You can find her Ted Talks and publications at www. Avivahwittenberg-cox.com

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Mind Traps: When Simple Stories Don’t Work In A Complex World

Parker first met Jennifer a decade ago and has always valued her friendship, guidance, and support. When starting SHIFT, she was a great source encouragement, even referring one of our first interns, her brilliant daughter, Naomi. Parker had the rare pleasure of sitting down for an uninterrupted hour with Jennifer to dig into theories on complexity and change, as well as the process of writing accessible books for a wide range of readers.

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Teams, Teams, Teams: How Vanguard Built Its Competitive Edge

Bill McNabb, Chairman and former CEO of The Vanguard Group, shares his keys to unlocking optimal team performance, including what Fortune 500 CEOs can learn from the US Women’s Olympic Rowing Team.

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Talent Wins: Putting People First

In this interview, Dom says 'talent' is finally having its moment in the spotlight. The war for talent is intense, and with people being the linchpin in the success of every transformation, it’s no longer optional for the c-suite to push talent to the bottom of the agenda. Much like how the role of the CFO catapulted in importance with the advent of spreadsheets and financial modeling, the trajectory of CHRO is quickening as talent data becomes increasingly valuable.

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You Can’t Reach Everyone, So Build A Culture That Does

Angela and Parker worked together at Bridgewater and connected over shared passions for hockey and teams. Angela is an Olympic Gold Medalist in hockey and spent over two decades playing for Team USA. In this conversation, Angela and Parker discuss the mindset of an elite athlete, and the lessons that can be applied in the business world. Angela tells us that “you can’t reach everyone, so build a culture that does.”

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Equipping The Modern Leader For The Organization Of Tomorrow

Ram is one of the most prolific business and culture writers of our time. In this discussion, Parker and Ram discuss the role of data to inform talent decisions and the core characteristics and skills needed by leaders in new organizational structures. Ram shares insights and lessons he’s gleaned from his 35+ year career as an advisor to companies, CEOs and boards across the globe.

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Building Agile Teams Through Vulnerability And Awareness

In this conversation, Johanne opened up about difficult circumstances in her own life and how these changed her approach to navigating complexity. As a Master Expert on leadership and coach for senior executives she applies what she knows about vulnerability to help transform leaders and organizations by focusing on fostering self-awareness, giving voice to resistance, and working with the human side of change.

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