The focus of the Strategic Momentum Podcast has always been helping listeners understand the strategies, approaches and perspectives needed to solve the common challenges plaguing businesses today. So for our 50th episode, we’ve decided to round up the best career advice our guests have given on this show so far.
A group of experts explores how to deal with different decision-making styles in order to alleviate potential conflicts and, ultimately, work better together with your bosses, your clients, and your colleagues.
In this interview, Dr. Philip G. Zimbardo, renowned social psychologist, gives us a look into the foundation and purpose of his latest initiative, The Heroic Imagination Project. The project explores everyday heroism and how to train “ordinary” people to be heroes, with the rallying cry: “Stand Up, Speak Out, Take Action Against Injustice.”
Scott DiGiammarino is the CEO of MovieComm, a SAAS- based technology company that helps leaders lead through the power of movie clips. Prior to MovieComm, Scott was a senior executive at American Express. During his tenure, he turned around one of the worst performing offices and achieved the top ranked spot in a year, then held that spot for 20 years. He grew the business significantly, and in the process, applied creative solutions such as movie clips to motivate and engage a geographically distributed, expanding, and increasingly younger workforce.
Jim Gregoire is the Chief Product Officer at Openbay, an award-winning online marketplace for auto repair and provider of SaaS-based offerings for the auto care industry.
While Jim spent a good portion of his career in marketing, he made the transition to product development leadership roles. The pull to build the right product experience for customers was a natural extension to what he had been already doing in marketing - identifying and understanding the who, what when, where, and why of his target audiences.
The emotion of fear is often seen as a inhibitor - but really it can be just the opposite. We may want to believe that we make rational decisions, but there’s always an emotional trigger. And these emotions, often times, can inhibit us from moving forward, if we don’t understand them.
Our first guest is Kareen Walsh, the Founder of Revampologist. They are a results-driven, solutions-oriented consulting firm that focuses on transformation through people, process, and technology.