Jacob Morgan

Connecting People To Priceless Possibilities: Insights From MasterCard’s Chief Human Resources Officer

This week’s guest is Michael Fraccaro, CHRO at MasterCard. Join us as we talk about MasterCard’s hiring process, how they are impacting communities around the world, the top trends Michael is paying attention to, how he went from high school teacher to CHRO and much more.

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Sweetgreen’s CEO On Creating A Meaningful Company Culture And Positively Impacting The Surrounding Community

On today's episode I interview Jonathan Neman, Co-Founder & CEO of Sweetgreen. Sweetgreen has a very strong company culture that focuses on passion and purpose. Jonathan and his co-founders, Nathaniel Ru and Nicolas Jammet have done an amazing job, not just fostering a meaningful employee experience for their people, but also in creating a great experience for their customers that goes above and beyond. They are on a mission – not just a job. There is a greater purpose – both as a company and community perspective.

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How Often Should You Measure Employee Engagement?

There’s a lot of talk in organizations about how often you should measure employee engagement. Is it best to do it every six months? Every year? Every two years?

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Beth Comstock On How To Be A Changemaker, Lead With Imagination And Overcome Challenging...

Today’s guest is Beth Comstock, former CMO and Vice Chair at GE and author of the brand new book, Imagine it Forward, which came out on September 18. Today you will hear the 5 areas you should embrace to grow and succeed, the hardest business decision Beth has had to make and how she worked through it, what it was like working with Jack Welch, how to deal with rejection, how to become a change maker in your organization and much more.

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Is Your Company Viewed Positively? It Matters To Employees

Employee referrals measure if employees genuinely like working for an organization and if they are loyal and committed. To increase employee referrals at your company, create a goal and actually track it. Try creating programs that don’t focus solely on financial incentives for employees, but create ways to get referrals for the right reasons. Focusing on employee experience and referrals can fill your pipeline of qualified potential employees in no time.

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Creating The Workforce Of The Future: What You Need To Do To Prepare For...

Today’s guest is Charles Phillips, CEO of Infor. Today we are exploring all of the unique things Infor is doing around talent, from partnering with Universities to train future employees to using talent science to avoid mismatching employees with jobs that aren’t a good fit to creating a workspace that promotes camaraderie and collaboration and much more.

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Creating A Challenge Culture: Insights From Former CEO Of Dunkin’ Brands And Papa John’s

This week’s guest is Nigel Travis, the Executive Chairman of the Board for Dunkin’ Brands, the author of The Challenge Culture, and former CEO of Dunkin’ Brands and Papa John’s. In today’s episode you will get insight into the demise of Blockbuster and how they could have avoided it, Nigel’s view on the recent news about Papa John’s, how Nigel came up with the phrase the Challenge Culture, how company cultures in Europe differ from the United States, Nigel’s experience at Kraft Foods, Rolls Royce, Parker Hannifin, and much more.

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How To Give Your Employees The Resources To Learn And Advance

Albert Einstein famously said, “Once you stop learning, you start dying.” Humans are naturally curious and inquisitive; when we learn, we grow. So what happens when you feel like you are in a position where you have nothing left to learn and nowhere to grow? At that point you’re really just a body inside the […]

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How To Tell If You Have A Good Or Bad Corporate Culture

There are a lot of things that contribute to a corporate culture, and many organizations put a lot of effort into building a strong culture. Culture is hard to define, and it can look different to people at the top of the organization than it is does to those employees working down in the trenches. Just like many things in life, the best intentions might not always play out how you want them to. So how do you know if the culture you actually have is good or bad?

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How Your Organization Can Champion Diversity And Inclusion

Every person and talent executive I have spoken with in the past few years has referenced diversity and inclusion as a key focus area. Diversity covers a wide range of topics—it means having a diverse group of people based on gender, religion, race, generation, sexual orientation, and more. The Royal Bank of Canada has a great definition of diversity and inclusion: “In simple terms, diversity is the mix of people; inclusion is getting the mix to work well together.”

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The Future Is Gen Z: What You Need To Know From JLL’s CHRO

Today we are talking about Gen Z with Mary Bilbrey, CHRO at JLL Americas. You will hear Mary’s views on generational stereotypes, the impact Gen Z will have on leadership, what Gen Z is looking for in the workplace, what to do if you’re a bit scared and worried about this new generation and much more.

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The Secret To World Wide Technology’s Success From CEO Jim Kavanaugh

This week’s episode features Jim Kavanaugh, CEO and Co-Founder of World Wide Technology. You will hear Jim’s perspective on the role of a CEO, his advice for anyone looking to grow within their organization, why it is so important to invest in employees, how to overachieve without killing yourself and much more.

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Organizations Do What We Design Them To Do

If there’s one thing humans are good at, it’s building things that do what they are supposed to do. From cars to engines, phones, and computers, we’ve been doing it throughout time—we design things, and those items do what they are intended to do.
The same is true for the organizations we design and build. We’re the ones who have created these systems, yet we get mad or surprised when they do exactly what we designed them to do.

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Taking Off The Gorilla Suite: FINCA’s CEO On How To Be A Leader That’s...

Today’s episode features Andrée Simon, the President and CEO of FINCA Impact Finance. You will hear about how FINCA is transforming their workforce and becoming more human, some unique incentives and programs they have implemented to create a sense of purpose and ownership for their employees and how the organization is positively impacting the world.

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Putting The Humanity Back Into Human Resources: EA’s Chief People Officer On The New...

This week’s guest is Mala Singh, the Chief People Officer at Electronic Arts (EA). Join us as we talk about how HR is evolving, why it is futile to compete with Silicon Valley companies based on perks, and EA’s approach to employee experience.

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How To Avoid Being A Soul-Sucking CEO: WD-40’s CEO On How To Create An...

This week I’m joined by the CEO of WD-40, Garry Ridge. You will hear what it’s like to work at WD-40, why they have such high employee engagement, the 7 characteristics that shape their workplace culture and much more.

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Unilever’s Chief Learning Officer On How To Foster Curiosity And A Hunger To Learn,...

This week’s guest is Tim Munden, Chief Learning Officer at Unilever. In today’s episode you will hear about Tim’s journey to his current position, what learning is like at Unilever and how it has evolved over the last 25 years including their Connected 4 Growth program known as c4g and their “my learning initiative”, some challenges Unilever is facing, and much more.

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Do Your Employees Feel Like They Are Part Of A Team?

Work is a team sport that relies on multiple people and groups coming together to achieve something. These teams can either be formally structured or be created on as as-needed basis. Sometimes these teams comprise individuals in the same geographic location, but in today’s globally distributed and connected world, it’s far more likely that these teams are spread out all over the world.

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What It’s Like To Be A Woman CEO, How AI Is Affecting Legal Services,...

This week’s guest is Elena Donio, CEO of Axiom. Today we are talking about what it’s like to work for Axiom, why they don’t go for the huge employee perks, what it’s like to be a woman CEO, Elena’s views on the future of leadership and much more.

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How To Create A Legitimate Sense Of Purpose

It’s no surprise that having a sense of purpose is a huge part of building culture. A sense of purpose helps employees feel connected to the organization and helps the organization make sure employees are doing their best work because they want to, not because they need to. But is this sense of purpose something the organization has to provide, or is it something that employees have to bring with them? The answer is both.

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