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  • Join Ron Lovett (who is obsessed with culture) as he speaks with thought leaders who share their experiences with building incredible high performing cultures.
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  • Sunwing: Going From HR to People & Culture - Episode 61

    Sep 22 2021

    Our guest is Deon Blyan - Director of  Global Talent Development at Sunwing Travel Group.   Driven to help people thrive in dynamic organizational cultures, Deon spent 17 years in corporate retail operations in roles focused within learning, development, and people initiatives. In 2015, Deon aligned his career focus by officially joining the People & Culture side of business. Now within North America’s largest vertically integrated travel group, Deon oversees talent acquisition, training, development and engagement., bringing aligned methods of support and a collaborative approach while maintaining divisional uniqueness where necessary.         In this episode of Scaling Culture, Ron and Deon discuss:

    • Sunwing's 2-year journey going from traditional HR to P&C, from administrative to strategic partnerships.
    • How to unite culture and align teams when operating from 10+ countries around the world? 
    • Leaders role in “change leadership” model
    • Ways that all companies can reinforce leadership competencies of the future  

    For more information about Deon Blyan, please connect with him on LinkedIn. For more information about the Scaling Culture Podcast or the Scaling Culture Masterclass, go to scalingculture.org

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    38 mins
  • Culture DNA: Defining and Hiring for It - Episode 60

    Sep 15 2021

    Our guest is Brett Putter - the founder and CEO of CultureGene and the author of 2 books: “Culture Decks Decoded” and “Own Your Culture: How to Define, Embed and Manage your Company Culture”. Prior to founding CultureGene Brett was the Managing Partner at a specialist London based Executive Search firm where he successfully completed CxO, VP and Director level searches for over 400 companies. Brett is a contributor to Forbes and Entrepreneur.com who writes a popular blog on culture-driven companies and is a sought-after speaker.  In this episode of Scaling Culture, Ron and Brett discuss:

    • Where many companies get hiring wrong when “hiring” for culture vs gut instinct? 
    • How to really screen for values and behaviors? 
    • Best practices for screening candidates from some of the most innovative companies in the world

    For more information about Brett Putter, please go to culturegene.ai or connect with him on LinkedIn or by email at brett@culturegene.ai

    For more information about the Scaling Culture Podcast or our upcoming Masterclass or our 2nd book “Scaling Culture”, go to ConnollyOwens.com.

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    48 mins
  • Servant Leadership Legacy with Lieutenant Colonel Oakland McCulloch - Episode 59

    Sep 8 2021

    Our guest is Lieutenant Colonel Oakland McCulloch, the author of “Your Leadership Legacy: Becoming the Leader You Were Meant to Be” In his 23 year career in the Army he held numerous leadership positions in the Infantry and Armor branches and instructed at the US Army Ordinance School, the US Army Command and General Staff College, the Australian Command and Staff College, University of South Alabama, and Stetson University. Leutenant Colonel McCulloch later became the Recruiting Operations Officer for the Eagle Battalion Army ROTC program at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University where he has more than doubled the size of the program in 6 years.  He received thirty-one military service awards including the Bronze Star, eight Meritorious Service Medals, and the Humanitarian Service Medal.

    In this special episode of Scaling Culture, Ron and LTC McCulloch discuss:

    • What do “selfless service” and Servant Leadership mean? 
    • What can we learn from our best and worst bosses? 
    • Can we become leaders or is this something that only some people are born with?
    • How to build a team where you as a leader make others feel valued and appreciated while still having them be the best version of themselves?

    For more information about LTC McCulloch, please go to www.ltcoakmcculloch.com or connect with him on LinkedIn.

    For more information about the Scaling Culture Podcast or our upcoming Masterclass or our 2nd book “Scaling Culture”, go to ConnollyOwens.com

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    41 mins

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