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Leadership Interviews

Cultural Transformations - John Mattone Leadership Interview


Lessons of Leadership and Corporate Reinvention

Published on February 23 2016
John Mattone one the world's leading authorities on leadership, talent and culture -TotalPicture interviewJohn Mattone

"Only 15 percent of companies measure culture. 75 percent measure engagement. Yet it's culture that drives engagement." John Mattone

Culture was long thought to be merely a 'soft' resource in the corporate equation. However, more and more business leaders are beginning to recognize the necessity of culture when it comes to creating and sustaining long-term growth and change. What is the key to creating a strong business culture? Leadership. The best cultures start with CEOs who set the tone for the rest of the company, guiding others through the often difficult process of corporate transformation.

welcome to a Leadership Channel Podcast on TotalPicture, this is Peter Clayton. Joining me today is frequent contributor to TotalPicture, David Dalka.

Our guest John Mattone, the co-author, along with CEO magazine editor-in-chief Nick Vaidya, of Cultural Transformations, Lessons of Leadership and Corporate Reinvention recently published by Wiley. John is widely acknowledged as one the world's leading authorities on leadership, talent and culture. He advises Fortune 1000 CEO's and senior leadership teams on how to create and sustain a leadership and talent culture that drives superior operating results.

One Amazon reviewer wrote... "For change to be successfully implemented, an organization must have a culture that embraces change rather than resist it. The authors define culture and provide a framework for understanding the culture of an organization. Then they go into great detail explaining their six step process for transforming the culture of an organization."


Sydney Finkelstein Discusses His Radical Approach to Talent, Superbosses


How Exceptional Leaders Master the Flow of Talent. (Probably not the way you think).

Published on February 18 2016
Sydney Finkelstein, Dartmouth's Tuck Business School Professor and Thinkers50 ranked leadership guru -TotalPicture interviewSidney Finkelstein

For as long as I've done this podcast, (over 10 years), the holy grail of talent focused organizations; senior executives, HR and recruiting leaders - has involved the hiring, identification, and retention of their high-potential employees. With a specific focus on retention. Well, get ready to have your preverbal applecart turned upside-down.

Regarding talent acquisition, our guest today on this Leadership Channel edition of TotalPicture suggests the following: Hiring is step one, helping them get better is step two, and helping them leave is step three. Yes, helping them leave. Not a typo.

This is Peter Clayton. Joining me today is Sydney Finkelstein, Dartmouth's Tuck Business School Professor and Thinkers50 ranked leadership guru. Author of Superbosses, How Exceptional Leaders Master the Flow of Talent.

If you look at the top 50 leaders in any field, as many as one-third will have once worked for a superboss. Based on 10 years of research and more than 200 interviews of superbosses in almost every industry, Finkelstein's new book will have you question how you approach hiring talent, the way you look for and hire exceptionally talented people, and how you view the retention of the highest achievers in your organization.

"Smart, creative, flexible people tend to have fast-paced careers. Some may soon want to move on. That's OK with superbosses. They understand that the quality of talent on their teams matters more than stability, and they regard turnover as an opportunity to find fresh stars."

On Lists Of Top Business Books Of 2016 - Inc., Forbes, And Washington Post. Amazon #1 New Release in Human Resources and Personnel Management


Return on Character, interview with Fred Kiel, PhD


Guess what? Character-driven leaders deliver five times greater financial returns for their organizations.

Published on February 09 2016
Fred Kiel, PhD, co-founder of KRW International -TotalPicture interviewFried Kiel, PhD


Does the character of our leaders matter? According to research done by KRW International it really, really, does!

Welcome to a Leadership Channel Podcast on TotalPicture. Joining Peter Clayton today is Fred Kiel, PhD, co-founder of KRW International, the author of Return On Character. For more than thirty years, he has helped Fortune 500 CEOs and senior executives build organizational effectiveness through leadership excellence and mission alignment. Strategy+Business considers Return on Character one of the best business books of 2015.

With Credit Suisse replacing their CEO after years of fines and the future of companies like Uber and Yahoo! being questioned because of bad CEO behavior, (or the current CEO poster boy, infamous former Turing CEO Martin Shkreli), could this be the wakeup call we need to start measuring how the character of a leader impacts their organization's performance?

For the first time we now have data to measure the correlation. In Return On Character (Harvard Business Review Press,), the findings are revealed from KRW International's seven-year study on the financial impact of character.


Friend and Foe - An Interview with Adam Galinsky


When to Cooperate, When to Compete and How to Succeed at Both.

Published on November 11 2015
Adam Galinsky, Professor of Business and Chair of the Management Division at the Columbia Business School -TotalPicture interviewAdam Galinsky

Is it Better to Play Well with Others or Play to Win?

Here's a news flash for you... when putting together a team you can have too much talent! That's right. Too much talent!

Welcome to a Leadership Channel Podcast on TotalPicture this is Peter Clayton. Joining me today by Adam Galinsky, the Vikram S. Pandit Professor of Business and Chair of the Management Division at the Columbia Business School at Columbia University. Adam along with co-author Maurice Schweitzer have just published a fascinating new book, Friend & Foe. When to Cooperate, When to Compete and How to Succeed at Both.

The foundation of all human interaction lies in two primal instincts: cooperation and competition. While we typically focus on achieving one or the other, the true key to getting more out of our lives-both personally and professionally-is to balance the tension between the two.

What does it take to succeed? This question has fueled a long-running debate. Some have argued that humans are fundamentally competitive, and that pursuing self-interest is the best way to get ahead. Others claim that humans are born to cooperate and that we are most successful when we collaborate with others.


Bill George. Discover Your True North


The Importance of emotional intelligence, diverse leadership teams, and empowering people.

Premiers on September 22 2015
Senior Fellow at The Harvard Business School, Bill George, interviewed by Peter Clayton and David Dalka - TotalPictureBill George

Don't expect the same Q&A with Bill George on other podcast interviews. We don't go by the talking points provided by the publisher. True North, originally based on first-person interviews with 125 leaders, became a must-read business classic when it was first introduced in 2007. Today, authenticity has become a key issue in the C-Suite, boardroom, in HR and recruiting initiatives, corporate communications, marketing campaigns, and of course, politics.

In his substantive follow up to True North - Discover Your True North: Becoming An Authentic Leader, Bill George, former Medtronic chairman and CEO, and senior Fellow at the Harvard Business School, Introduces 47 additional interviews with leaders who represent the diversity of a new generation.

Welcome to a Leadership Channel podcast on TotalPicture, this is Peter Clayton. Today, I'm pleased to welcome Bill George to the program.

Today's feature interview with Bill George is brought to you by RecruitiFi, a unique new category of recruiting that connects top recruiters with companies looking to hire exceptional talent. Use this link and receive a special discount offer on your first JobCast.

I also want to give a shout-out to our friend and frequent contributor to TotalPicture David Dalka, who was instrumental in organizing today's interview, research and development of our talking points. David was scheduled to participate in our discussion with Bill, but couldn't, due to technical issues with his Skype connection.

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