The Business Elevation Show – August Round Up

Special Encore Show: Employee Engagement with Chris Cooper and John Jennings – 5th August 2016

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Employee engagement is one of the hot topics of business performance improvement today. In an international survey country employee engagement levels were between  8% to 29% of the average workforce with the remainder ‘disengaged’ or ‘actively disengaged’. When every indicator suggesting that exceptional performance gains occur with an engaged workforce, why is this so difficult to achieve? My guest John Jennings has over 34 years of operational and executive board-level experience in both the public and private sectors for a number of impressive blue-chip companies, including Prudential, Egg and Experian. He has led global teams and studied employee engagement and retention techniques across different cultures. As John and I currently work together to deliver employee engagement change programmes, I thought it was time we got together to share our joint wisdom on how to build a really engaged workforce that outperforms your competition.

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Special Encore Show: Re-thinking Your Next Quarter Century: Reinventing Yourself and Your Organization to Create Continuous Growth and Relevance with Jared Nichols – 12th August 2016

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The rate of change we see in the world today is unprecedented: New innovations, products & services fade to irrelevance more quickly than ever before. The constant bombardment of the vast array of information now available can easily make us, as leaders & entrepreneurs, feel overwhelmed. We know we must change, constantly and quickly, but we lack clarity about how & why. Jared Nichols is a deep futures strategist, executive advisor, speaker & coach. He provides the tools to help leaders & organizations gain competitive advantage, seize new market opportunities, drive in new revenue & increase profits. As one of the few people in the world to hold a Masters Degree in Strategic Foresight, Jared is sought out by leaders, organizations & entrepreneurs to help them identify & create their long-term successful future. Join us on this show to discover the art of staying relevant & being able to grow your business in an ever-changing world!

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Stand Out with Dorie Clark – 19th August 2016

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So how do you create a breakthrough idea and then generate a following around it? Recently, we had some great insight from marketing expert David Newman on Thought Leadership Marketing. However, I wanted build on this show and welcome Dorie Clark, author of ‘Stand Out’ which was named as the #1 Leadership Book of 2015 by Inc. Magazine. When, as Dorie puts it, ‘the best career insurance for individuals and the best growth strategy for a business, is to become the recognized expert in your field’ this an area we must understand. People trust experts and will of course pay a premium to work with them. A former presidential campaign spokeswoman, Dorie is a frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review, TIME, and Entrepreneur and today a marketing strategy consultant and speaker for clients including Google, Microsoft, Yale University, Fidelity, and the World Bank. Join us to hear the wisdom from someone who walks the talk and can help us to elevate our business and personal success.

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Reputation Shift: 5 High-Performance Truths to Win in the Reputation Economy with Mike Mooney – 26th August 2016

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If you were asked right now how much your reputation is worth, what would you say? It’s hard to put a monetary value on something that you may think is intangible…but, if your reputation were damaged or ruined, you’d be willing to pay almost anything to get it back! Mike Mooney is currently Senior Vice President of Business Operations for Roush Fenway Racing, one of NASCAR’s premier racing organizations. He has launched & led high profile sponsorships for companies such as Sprint, Walmart, Johnson & Johnson & Mercedes-Benz. His experiences led him to write Reputation Shift – 5 High-Performance Truths to Win in the Reputation Economy. Mike states a consistent disconnect between two key elements that drive strong reputations – values & behavior. Join us this week as Mike explains how we can avoid damage to our reputation, and how proactive reputation management can lead to a better life.

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Chris has supported me over the last 12 months to develop my professional communication as a keynote speaker. This is an important area for the growth of my business. I am also gaining value from participating in his Achiever Programme for entrepreneurs. With Chris’s professional support during this period my speaking has improved significantly and I am delighted with how Chris has encouraged and guided me during this process.

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