We are just 15 days away before the new book, “Business Chemistry: Practical Magic for Crafting Powerful Work Relationships” is available in bookstores nationwide! In the meantime, get a sneak peak by listening to our special Confessions #Podcast. Available for iTunes, Google Play, and other platforms. It’s perfect for your weekend road trip!
Have you ever struggled to communicate with someone who spoke a different language? Did you perhaps end up raising your voice, hoping to make yourself understood? Chances are it didn’t help get your point across. It’s the same with working styles. When faced with someone who’s different, turning up the volume on what’s most comfortable for you won’t get you very far. Worse, if you’re dealing with a whole team of people, the problems with that approach are amplified.
Hear more in this special audio preview of Deloitte’s new book, Business Chemistry®: Practical Magic for Crafting Powerful Work Relationships. You can also get the audio only version on our Confessions podcast page.
Are leaders born or made? In this week’s new episode of our Confessions podcast, “Inspired Leadership,” our guest, Steve Schloss, Chief People Officer at the United States Golf Association (USGA), says the answer is… both.
Tune in to hear Steve’s perspective on the qualities that make an effective leader, and the four core leadership disciplines— conscious leadership, connected leadership, informed leadership, and influential leadership—that he believes executives need to master in order to be truly successful.
Business Chemistry’s lead researcher, Suzanne Vicksburg and the Deloitte Greenhouse™ Experience national leader, Kim Christfort will join the conversation to provide their own insights and opinions.
Be sure to keep your ears open for more stories and thoughts from today’s leaders in our next episode, and check out Deloitte’s award-winning Resilience podcast and M&A’s Trends podcast series. Find both on Deloitte.com, Stitcher, or Apple’s podcast app
Download Confessions Episode No. 8: “Flexing for Success” with USGA’s Chief People Officer Steve Schloss
Effective leaders are big, bold, outspoken individuals who inspire confidence and loyalty through the sheer force of their dynamic personalities. Or, are they?
In this week’s episode of Confessions, we talk with Steven Schloss, Chief People Officer of the United States Golf Association, who says that while extroverts may come across as the more obvious leaders, their more reserved colleagues shouldn’t be overlooked.
“I’ve often said to people that if you want applause, you can talk all you want, but if you want results, you have to listen,” said Schloss.
Listen to this week’s episode, “Flexing for Success,” to hear his view on the value of introspection.
In our previous podcast episode of Confessions, we discussed the importance of smart risk taking with Mark Buthman, CFO Emeritus at Kimberly-Clark Corporation. In that discussion, Mark revealed an interesting fact about himself—he doesn’t possess the normally dominant Business Chemistry® traits of a CFO.
Whereas most CFOs identify as Drivers or Guardians—driven and/or analytical personality types—Mark is an Integrator and team builder. It’s a trait that would help him recognize the value of cognitive diversity within teams.
“One of the risks in finance, and [on] any leadership team—there’s a lot of analytical, decisive leaders around, but that doesn’t make for such diversity,” Buthman said.
Confessions Podcast Episode 6: There are times when a business team and their leader don’t see eye-to-eye. In this episode of Business Chemistry’s® Confessions podcast, we hear how one very successful CFO encouraged his team to step out of their comfort zones and take more calculated risks to find success.
“Smart Risk Taking” features Mark Buthman, CFO Emeritus at Kimberly-Clark Corporation, who was a square peg in a round hole; someone, who believed in the importance of risk taking while leading a risk-averse group of finance professionals. Buthman tells us why he believes taking risks is important to achieving both personal and professional growth, and how he instilled this belief in his team.
The Business, Life, and Coffee Podcast hosted by Joey Price, CEO of Jumpstart HR, speaks with Kim Christfort, National Managing Director of The Deloitte Greenhouse Experience team. Kim shares her insights on Deloitte’s newly published research, Business Chemistry in the C-suite. They also discuss how Business Chemistry can help forge stronger working relationships and how leaders can accomplish more with diverse teams. Listen and share your thoughts!
Harvard Business Review has released a new podcast with Deloitte Greenhouse Experience National Managing Director Kim Christfort, who talks about the different personality styles in an organization and the challenges of bringing them together. Deloitte’s Business Chemistry system helps companies better understand personality styles and capitalize on their cognitive diversity. She and Suzanne M. Johnson Vickberg coauthored the article, “Pioneers, Drivers, Integrators, and Guardians” in the March-April 2017 issue of Harvard Business Review.
In the next episode of our Business Chemistry Confessions Podcast Series, “My Boss the Robot,” we explore one professional’s experience with her new boss and the mismatch between their working styles. The disconnects in day-to-day operations at her new job and brought her just days away from leaving the company. But, a communication breakthrough leads to better understanding.
Listen today on your favorite device.
In the next episode of our Business Chemistry Confessions Podcast Series we explore whether leaders should be willing to change for the good of the team. This episode uncovers a team dynamic that wasn’t working for Ritwik. When he tries to force his own working style on his team, who has a very different style, there are unintended consequences to the team’s performance.
In Ritwik’s own words:”I am an agenda driven person and my team was full of ideas. When I would stop conversations in meetings that seemed off-topic, the team would just shut down. They just saw me as aloof and my need to stick to agendas impacted our team’s performance.”
Ritwik discovered that by flexing his style he could contribute to a more dynamic and successful team. Learn how you can do the same.
Listen today on your favorite device.