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Peak Development Radio

The Paradox of Adversity

#1507 – The most successful leaders and entrepreneurs know that failure isn’t the opposite of success, it’s a part of it. What is it about adverse events that helps fuel our growth, and why do some leaders seem to weather adversity better than others? Dr. Mindy Hall talks with Pepper de Callier, Founder and Executive Director of the Prague Leadership Institute, who’ll be speaking on this topic at The Economist’s 2016 international conference on human resources in London.

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Investing in Yourself

#1506 – The most successful leaders are lifelong, voracious learners, with a seemingly bottomless curiosity and a passion for challenging their own thinking. How do they do it? What drives them to learn? How do they focus their efforts? How do they make the time in their crowded schedules? Dr. Mindy Hall talks with Bill Carmody, author, speaker, and CEO of Trepoint about the importance of actively investing in your own development.

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Organizational Change

#1505 – Leaders often over-engineer organizational change, taking an episodic approach rather than weaving change into the fabric of an organization. Isn’t “change management” really about leadership, communications, and good, solid project management than some massive body of HR science? Isn’t it more about answering the questions in people’s minds—the who, what, why, when, where, and how, and the congruence among these dimensions—than the exhaustive mapping of what is inherently a normal, human reaction to something new? Bill Humphries, President & CEO of Merz North America, talks about the significant changes they’ve experienced over the past three years, what worked and what didn’t, and how important leaders are in making organizational change efforts successful.

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What It Takes to Grow Leaders

#1504 – As individuals climb higher in organizations, functional skills are not a differentiator of great leadership or a source of long-term competitive advantage, they are merely the price of entry. But while systematic processes for developing functional skills are carried out daily in organizations and at business schools worldwide, much less attention is given to the development of leadership skills. Mindy Hall talks with Kevin Cashman, author and Senior Partner for CEO & Executive Development at Korn Ferry, about what it takes to grow these skills, and how both organizations and individuals should approach their leadership development.

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#1503 – How much is the same or different in leading a nonprofit versus a for-profit organization? Are any differences simply what you’d expect in moving between any two organizations? Or are there unique leadership challenges in each environment? Guest Nick Valeriani shares his unique perspective, having led companies in both environments, formerly as a senior executive at Johnson & Johnson, and in his current role as Chief Executive for West Health.