Getting Unstuck - Shift For Impact show

Getting Unstuck - Shift For Impact

Summary: Innovation catalyst Kirsten Richert, and career and leadership coach Jeff Ikler help individuals and institutions think differently about change, not as something to fear, not as something they constantly have to react to, but as something they can initiate to have the impact they desire. Through these podcast episodes, they will expose listeners to innovative tools and experienced thought-leaders to help them get unstuck and move toward their desired goals.

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 49: Nurturing Your Inner Circle | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 59:50

Kevin Strauss is the CEO of Uchi, an app for connecting with others authentically and privately. Kevin trained as a biomedical engineer and invented medical devices for improving people’s lives. Over time, he realized that a key element in whether individuals and teams could innovate successfully had more to do with soft-side human skills than their hard-side technical skills. Kevin turned this passion for connection into a consulting practice where he works with organizations to improve emotional wellnes

 48: Changing How We Support Veterans and Communities | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 48:07

In this episode, we’re joined by Marvin Cadet, a Project Manager for The Mission Continues. The Mission Continues is a national, nonpartisan nonprofit that supports Armed Forces’ veterans to continue their service, and empower communities with their talent, skills and preparedness to generate visible impact. Marvin helps run critical community service projects in the Northeast – revitalizing neighborhoods, transforming public spaces, and improving educational resources.

 47: Managing Projects Effectively for Change Success | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 53:02

In this episode, we're joined by Bill Ruggles, a true Zen-master of project management. Bill will help us demystify the role of PM as it pertains to complex change initiatives. He’ll talk extensively about three factors that organizations must consider when planning a major shift. Along the way we’ll learn how PM can help organizations avoid having their change initiatives become part of the 70% that fail.

 46: Part 2 – Innovating Inside the Box | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 37:57

Do you have to be naturally creative to innovate? Or is there a method and are there tools that everyone can use innovate? We’ll explore this question and others with Amnon Levav, co-founder and Chief Innovation Officer of Systematic Inventive Thinking (S.I.T.), a Tel Aviv-based innovation firm that works with organizations all over the world. Amnon will explain why innovating against the product, service or process you already have yields better ideas than blue-sky brainstorming.

 45: Part 1 – Innovating Inside the Box | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 48:58

Do you have to be naturally creative to innovate? Or is there a method and are there tools that everyone can use innovate? We’ll explore this question and others with Amnon Levav, co-founder and Chief Innovation Officer of Systematic Inventive Thinking (S.I.T.), a Tel Aviv-based innovation firm that works with organizations all over the world. Amnon will explain why innovating against the product, service or process you already have yields better ideas than blue-sky brainstorming.

 44: Listening for How We Tell Our Own Stories | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:00:14

Sarah Elkins is a keynote speaker, a Gallup certified Strengths coach, the creator of the annual and unique #NoLongerVirtual conference. She is also a communications coach, the host of the podcast, Your Stories Don't Define You. How You Tell Them Will, and the author of a forthcoming book by the same name. The river that runs through her work is communication – the stories we tell, how we tell them, the patterns of thought they create, and their impact on the relationship we have with ourself and others.

 43: Becoming Engaged and Energized at Work | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 56:59

Gallup reports that some 70% of all U.S. workers are on the spectrum of disengagement at work. A number of factors converge here: ineffective leadership, a stifling culture, and unclear agreement on what impact the organization is trying have. So, too, does the fact that many workers are grinding away at jobs that reflect neither their passion nor their talents. in this interview, we’ll hear from Chester Elton, recognized as being among the world’s top leadership and organizational culture experts.

 42: Writing the Right Resume | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 52:33

If you uttered “Ugh, resumes. . . .” when you saw the title of this episode, you’re not alone. Writing resumes is one of those things we love to hate. To sort things out, we went to an acknowledged authority on the subject, Lynda Spiegel of RisingStarResumes. Lynda worked in an HR capacity for most of her career before going solo as a resume consultant. She’s looked at countless resumes to know what helps a prospective employer answer the question: “Am I interested in knowing more about this perso

 41: Creating the "Killer" Marketing Message | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 56:32

What it takes to market to anyone about anything is different today. The smart phone and access to unlimited information on the internet changed everything. It’s no longer about a company's great products and or services – their "features and benefits." According to marketing veteran, Zach Messler, it’s about the buyer – what they are thinking and feeling at any given moment. Listen in as Zach reveals the thinking behind being “clear, compelling, and convincing” in all of your marketing communic

 40: Creating a Healthy Relationship with Technology | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 44:45

Innovations in technology are happening with ever-increasing speed. In this interview, we’ll hear from Neil Hughes, a highly respected authority on technology, on how to develop a healthy relationship with it. Neil is a much sought after speaker and writer on technology trends. He hosts the incredibly popular daily podcast, “The Tech Blog Writer Podcast“ with 50,000 listeners world wide. And speaking of podcasts, Neil will walk us through what the podcaster wannabe should consider before ever buying a

 39: Embracing a Life of Curiosity | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 45:02

We all have a “river” that runs through our veins – a theme that punctuates our life. Sometimes that theme is muted, and some times it’s loud. And sometimes it’s there, but hidden. Listen in as millennial Jordan Gross talks about his path of self-discovery – how he tore away the obstacles that stood in his way of realizing what he is meant to do in work and life.

 38: Discovering What You Were Meant to Do | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 48:40

Have you ever caught yourself wondering if you weren’t supposed to be doing something different? Maybe you thought, “I know I’m not cut out for doing ‘this,’” but at the same time "I don't know what a different 'this' might look like." Coach Andrea Barry has heard that observation before – many times before. After a long and successful career as a military officer, Andrea decided to help business leaders identify and overcome the obstacles standing in their way of living a new “this.”

 37: Implementing Change Through Project Management | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:13:44

When we think of “project management,” we probably think of plans, schedules, deliverables, resources, and dependencies among various functional departments. But in the following episode, senior project manager, Bob Prol explains how project management is a “people business.” Projects succeed or fail based on the team members and their efforts. To help reinforce the human side of project management, Bob creates Haikus with wake-up call messages. Listen in as Bob weaves together p.m. principles.

 36: Engaging Individuals and Communities in Effective Change | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 59:42

In this episode of “Getting Unstuck,” we’ll hear from social activist Orville Morales. Orville is a community outreach and change specialist. We’ll learn how he marshals community support for the causes he’s undertaking – support that has different perspectives on the desired change and on the kind of support need to enact a change. We’ll learn about the critical importance of education and its underlying data. Finally, we’ll learn why it’s necessary to be as specific as possible about the

 35: Changing with Intentionality | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:03:36

Why do some complex changes stick, while others fail miserably – up to 70% according to the Gallop organization. How much of change failure is the lack of attention paid to planning, resources, and other technicalities of change, and how much responsibility falls on the shoulders of people leading or implementing the change? Listen in as marketing communications expert, Mark O’Brien – who has witnessed the good and the bad when it comes to change – gives his perspective.

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