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The Survive & Thrive podcast features Jennifer Ayres, host, and co-Founder of Concinnity. With over 20 years leading large-scale global transformation programs for Fortune 500 companies, her purpose is to help the conscious leader create meaningful and sustainable change by helping companies realize their most ambitious goals. The Survive & Thrive podcast will highlight ideas, learnings, and stories about organizational and personal transformation, by featuring clients, and other notable lea ...
 
Voice of Influence: Personal Brand and Communication Strategy for Message-Driven Leaders is a podcast featuring interviews with thought leaders and experts who have a highly developed voice of influence. Creative, message-driven leaders will appreciate the support, insight and advice that will help them develop their own voice and compelling communication that makes a difference in the world.
 
Learn how to make the most out of your nonprofit technology with this free podcast. Only 50% of nonprofit technology projects succeed. The technology moves forward, but the organization stays in place. Why? Because although new technology can be powerful, it can’t transform a nonprofit on its own. Technology change is organizational change. Change management is key. Build Consulting has extensive experience transforming nonprofit organizations. We combine deep data and information technology ...
 
Changing Higher Ed is dedicated to helping higher education leaders improve their institutions. We offer you the latest in higher ed news, as well as some of the top experts in our profession who share their perspectives on how you can grow your institution. Your host, Dr. Drumm McNaughton, is a renowned leader and pioneer in strategic management systems and leadership, and one of a select group with executive leadership experience in academe, nonprofits, government, and business. Over the c ...
 
Join subject matter experts in procurement, supply chain, and finance as they provide thought leadership and insights for source-to-pay success in this Driving Digital Transformation with SAP Ariba podcast. Each episode covers various topics and innovations on source-to-pay, transforming procurement, improving business outcomes, best practices, and change management -- all designed to help you prepare for your digital transformation.
 
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Dr Phil Richardson explores how to solve complex problems in strategy, innovation and change management using business models created from biological systems. Based on 3.8 billion years of evolution biological systems can provide a unique, if not counterintuitive way of thinking differently. The approach has been successfully used in product and service development, creating new ways of working, improving collaboration and delivering disruptive change.
 
Gain insights into how you can enhance your thinking to make improvements in all areas of your work and life. Thinking for Success is a fortnightly podcast designed to give you practical steps to take to become more personally effective. Each episode highlights easy to apply tips, tools and ideas to help you focus on getting your thinking right, so you take the right actions and then get the results you want.
 
The Uptake with Anna Chu is a new show on all things tech and community. Host Anna Chu will be traveling and introducing you to people all over the world as she follows the path of Microsoft Ignite The Tour. The show covers topics in the world of tech, as well as uncovers people’s journeys - and how-tos - of professional learning, development and community building. You will meet inspiring people in the community of tech and get inspired to be a part of a vast and expanding community in your ...
 
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Many nonprofit staff members feel frustrated with data quality problems within their organizations. Are you challenged with data accuracy, incomplete information, lack of integration between systems? We often feel powerless to address these data quality challenges, in part because simply having the conversation is difficult. What is “data quality?”…
 
A.M. Bobby Brumfield is the Managing Partner and CEO for Leonum Advisors: Corporate Protection Management Firm. In this episode we discuss Bobby's special emphasis on security culture advocacy and the vital importance of human connection for security. Learn about how our Team Performance System and Personal Brand Strategy can Help You Serve Well an…
 
On this episode of the Survive & Thrive podcast, Jennifer Ayres takes you into the intricacies of remote work. She looks at remote work’s beginnings roughly a decade ago, how the present is coping with the sudden need to be remote overnight, and how the pandemic’s impact on remote work might carry into the future. If you’re struggling to keep up wi…
 
Are you noticing that it's not as easy as it once was to get involved in your community or your organization's culture? Do you see a sustained drop in activity and connection? While people in organizations say they want to connect, they are finding it difficult to do so - and it may not just be because of social distancing. In this episode Andrea e…
 
Part 1. Many nonprofit staff members feel frustrated with data quality problems within their organizations. Are you challenged with data accuracy, incomplete information, lack of integration between systems? We often feel powerless to address these data quality challenges, in part because simply having the conversation is difficult. What is “data q…
 
Today’s guest, Rick Maurer, is a speaker, author, consultant, and expert on helping leaders avoid resistance to change. Since the publication of his book Beyond the Wall of Resistance in the 1990s, Rick’s opinion has been sought by The Wall Street Journal, CNBC, NBC Nightly News, Fortune, and many other media outlets. Some of the largest companies …
 
The pandemic has changed how we work. As organizations adapt to a continuing pandemic, there needs to be thought put into how the workplace adapts with it. Hybrid and fully-remote workplaces are becoming more commonplace but organizations shouldn’t settle for replicating what they previously had. Instead, they need to think ahead and use this as an…
 
As you consider how you want to approach your life and work in 2022, perhaps you want to think about what is most essential to you and how you can make that work more effortless. So we're re-publishing Andrea's interview with author Greg McKeown. Even if you've heard it once, it's worth another listen. Enjoy! Many of us value hard work. But what if…
 
Part 2. All nonprofit organizations stand to benefit from an improved technology environment. But does your organization’s technology roadmap provide you with the directions you need to succeed with those new and improved technologies? You may have gaps in leadership, operations, business process, and data management capacity that have prevented yo…
 
Part 1. All nonprofit organizations stand to benefit from an improved technology environment. But does your organization’s technology roadmap provide you with the directions you need to succeed with those new and improved technologies? You may have gaps in leadership, operations, business process, and data management capacity that have prevented yo…
 
Andrea Joy Wenburg Mon, Dec 6, 2021, 3:12 PM to Daniele Is it possible that your team can handle more of your vulnerability and honesty than you realize? In this episode Andrea visits with Ariana Blossom about her experience in the military, the reasons why people wear metaphorical masks and how they can get back to a more authentic expression for …
 
It’s the end of Season 3 of the Survive & Thrive podcast, which means it’s time to look back at what we learned. This season was all about change management -- Its role in an organization, why it’s necessary, and the impact it can have when done effectively. In this episode, host Jennifer Ayres takes a look back through the season at her discussion…
 
As we wrap up the third season of the Survive & Thrive podcast and we head into a new year, it's important to look at how we define success. The last couple of years have forced everyone to reflect on what's truly important, bringing a shift in priorities for many. That means we, as a society, should reexamine our definition of success. On this wee…
 
Cory Lee is an entrepreneur, business builder, and leader developer. He was trained and mentored by the world-renowned leadership expert John Maxwell and is now an executive director with The John Maxwell Team. In 2012 Cory and his wife opened their first business, a physical therapy clinic located in a town of only 1,100 people, Within 5 years the…
 
Part 2: Change management is the art and science of helping people to prepare for changes or disruptions that are or will be occurring. The discipline of change management can seem daunting and complex, particularly when you are already in the midst of change and/or are short on time. But there is a simple way to look at change management that can …
 
"I used to spend a lot of time journaling, processing the areas of life that cause stress, looking for the common thread that runs throughout the things that weigh on my heart. I don’t do this in writing as much anymore. Writing takes so much time… But important things — internal things — take time. Journaling isn’t an intellectual exercise for me,…
 
The pandemic impacted everyone in some way but education was one of the most affected fields. That was especially the case for Matt Noble, an executive at Education First, who was ready to start a massive new project only to have the pandemic interfere. Join Jennifer Ayres on this episode of the Survive & Thrive podcast as she talks with Matt Noble…
 
Today’s guest, Keziah Robinson, is a business strategist, CEO coach, and investor. Described by her clients as a “shapeshifter” who “can coach business owners through any challenge at any stage of their business,” Keziah helps small business CEOs navigate the operational and existential challenges of scaling up, pivoting, and/or selling a business …
 
Change management is the art and science of helping people to prepare for changes or disruptions that are or will be occurring. The discipline of change management can seem daunting and complex, particularly when you are already in the midst of change and/or are short on time. But there is a simple way to look at change management that can help you…
 
Academic administration is an important aspect of our educational system. In this episode Andrea interviews Dr. Christopher Jochum about his new book, THE DEPARTMENT CHAIR: A Practical Guide to Effective Leadership. They discuss how to decide if being a department chair is the right fit for you, crisis leadership, understanding how trauma impacts o…
 
In order for an organization to successfully enact change, it has to lean on its leaders to guide the way. A successful leader will be able to overcome their own unique challenges while managing to align all parties towards the common goal, handle resistance to change, and build good change effort. That’s a lot easier said than done. That’s why we’…
 
Podcast Summary Dr. Drumm McNaughton interviews Dr. Stephen Standifird, President at Bradley University, about how the university’s turnaround mentality is transforming its programs, financial reporting, governance, and leadership. Podcast Highlights By being customer-centric and asking prospective students what they want, higher education leaders …
 
Part 2 of this webinar: Peter Mirus and David Deal at Build were pleased to partner with Community IT Innovators to present a webinar on technology leadership best practices. Technology leaders at nonprofit organizations come in all sorts and job descriptions, according to the resources and the needs of the organizations they serve. Some organizati…
 
What do you do when the pressures of your professional and personal life collide, both begging for your time, energy, and attention at the same time? In this episode Andrea explores the importance of clarifying expectations, delegating responsibilities, and building your internal capacity to successfully handle the responsibilities you choose to ta…
 
Change starts at the top and works its way down. That’s why organizations need leaders who can effectively and efficiently guide their teams through changes. From showing empathy and building a great culture to handling resistance to change, your successes and challenges are likely defined by your leadership. To talk more about the importance of su…
 
Experts estimate that in most companies, 70-90% of their investment in learning and development is wasted because participants don’t apply what they learned. This means they don’t get the return-on-investment they hoped for. Meredith Bell knows why this happens and what you can do to improve your ROI. She’s spent the past 30 years working to create…
 
Doni Aldine is a globally mobile Afro-Latina and first-generation North American who, by age 19, lived in seven cultures on five continents. As founder of the Culturs Global Multicultural Media Network, she is passionate about creating community for cross-cultural populations. She has presented around the globe as a Keynote, at conferences, univers…
 
The pandemic caused technology to advance a massive amount in a short period of time as organizations and people continued marching forward. While those advancements have created new work-from-home opportunities, it has made connecting with one another a lot tougher. So, how do we manage to put some more humanity back into a workplace that is becom…
 
Part 1 of this webinar: Peter Mirus and David Deal at Build were pleased to partner with Community IT Innovators to present a webinar on technology leadership best practices. Technology leaders at nonprofit organizations come in all sorts and job descriptions, according to the resources and the needs of the organizations they serve. Some organizati…
 
Jeff Hahn is a Public Relations and Crisis Management Expert based in Austin, Texas. The owner and principal of a family of integrated agency brands, he concentrates on reputation protection and restoration. Jeff recently published a book on the subject - Breaking Bad News, the definitive crisis communication guide for brands. Learn about how our T…
 
Now is the week of gratitude. For this special Thanksgiving episode, we chat about the social and emotional benefits of practicing gratitude. We cover what the research says and why gratitude is so important. Not only does gratitude impact you tremendously, but it can also bolster healthy relationships and overall work environment. Listen to the ep…
 
What can we do when we feel emotionally triggered and bumped out of our best selves by the stress of the day (or the year)? In this episode Bonnie Blueford and Andrea discuss how to improve our individual resilience and help others, as well. Bonnie Blueford is the founder of The Blueford Group, a communications and coaching organization dedicated t…
 
Mergers and acquisitions come with a ton of unique challenges and changes that must be planned for and well-executed in order to be successful. However, while most focus on the financial side of things, the human element of M&As can’t be ignored either. On this episode of the Survive & Thrive podcast, we’re joined by Melanie Payne, the CFO at Synit…
 
Podcast Summary Dr. Drumm McNaughton interviews Dr. Dan Greenstein, chancellor of Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education, about the system’s change efforts to proactively deal with student enrollment declines and financial issues. Podcast Highlights Strategically integrating institutions can allow higher education systems to address declin…
 
Podcast Summary Dr. Drumm McNaughton interviews Mark Lombardi, president at Maryville University, about the institution’s culture of innovation. Podcast Highlights Innovation in higher education involves starting with the end in mind, i.e., identifying the end point and ending date, and then allowing people to innovate with a focus on bringing the …
 
Guest expert Stefanie Cruz, from DigiGeeks Collective and Build Consulting’s Kyle Haines had an informal discussion on how nonprofits can pivot from using social media simply for marketing and communications to something much more integrated into the relationships organizations value most. Stef is the founder of DigiGeeks Collective, a community of…
 
The best leaders learn from other great leaders. In this episode Andrea shares three leadership lessons from actor, director, and producer Ron Howard. You probably remember him as a child actor on the Andy Griffith Show. He was also in American Graffiti and in the TV show, Happy Days. Howard went on to direct and produce a few of the dozen films su…
 
Every single industry was touched in some way by COVID-19. But few industries have seen as much upheaval and change as the automotive industry has over just the last two decades. What is it about that industry that has allowed them to quickly adapt and pivot as needed to not just survive but actually thrive? On this week’s episode of the Survive & …
 
Podcast Summary Dr. Drumm McNaughton interviews Dr. Russell Lowery-Hart, president at Amarillo College, about how to successfully transform a higher education institution to meet the needs of today’s students in a way that that results in improved persistence and graduation rates. Podcast Highlights To successfully navigate the current environmenta…
 
Guest expert Stefanie Cruz, from DigiGeeks Collective and Build Consulting’s Kyle Haines had an informal discussion on how nonprofits can pivot from using social media simply for marketing and communications to something much more integrated into the relationships organizations value most. Stef is the founder of DigiGeeks Collective, a community of…
 
What was the diversity tipping point in corporate America? In this episode we hear from Dee C. Marshall, an award winning national leader in the area of diversity and inclusion. Dee shares the evolution of her own Voice of Influence from her experience on September 11th, 2001 on Wall Street to a large ministry Girlfriends Pray, to the role she play…
 
The heart of a business sounds like an abstract idea at first glance. But with employees leaving companies in droves as they search for purpose and meaningful work, knowing the core values and the heart of your business is more critical than ever. Joining the Survive & Thrive podcast this week is Sasha Lund. You might know her from her podcast “Leg…
 
For 25-years Jim Kukral has been writing books, keynote speaking, and building successful lifestyle businesses as a marketing entrepreneur. But the pandemic and a near-death diagnosis of colon cancer changed everything for Jim in 2020, so he threw away all his past success to start something completely different, a new brand called Life Apocalypse.…
 
In Part 2 of this episode Peter Mirus, co-founder of Build Consulting, discusses ways to succeed with your software implementation, shares leadership strategies, and answers questions from the webinar audience. What you’ll learn: What does it mean for the implementation of a new software or platform project to be a “success?” What are the key eleme…
 
Do you find it difficult to own who you are? In this episode of the Voice of Influence podcast, Andrea interviews Emmy Award Winning journalist and author of the book "DARE TO OWN YOU: Taking Your Authenticity and Dreams Into Your Next Chapter," Liz Brunner. A speaker who trains others in the craft of speaking, Liz shares compelling stories about c…
 
The term “Future Of Work” is nothing new. However, the pandemic has accelerated timelines and brought about new realities that must be faced in order to not just survive but thrive. On this episode of the Survive & Thrive podcast, Jennifer discusses what areas have seen the biggest cultural shifts, as employees rethink the traditional work model. S…
 
In this episode Peter Mirus, co-founder of Build Consulting, discusses ways to succeed with your software implementation, shares leadership strategies, and answers questions from the webinar audience. What you’ll learn: What does it mean for the implementation of a new software or platform project to be a “success?” What are the key elements your o…
 
Chanda Smith Baker has over 20 years of experience working in, for, and with underestimated communities. In 2017, Chanda joined The Minneapolis Foundation as the Senior Vice President of Impact where she oversees the Foundation’s grantmaking programs, provides strategic direction to community initiatives and partnerships, and is the event and podca…
 
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