Podcast Show Notes

Episode 40Leadership Speech Acts Do you know what Leadership Speech Acts are? I didn't either. But now that I know what they are, you can bet I will be more intentional in using my words to shape the future. Huge thanks to Mary Andrawis for being...

Episode 39Hire By Design In Episode 39, I have the great privilege of nerding out with the bestselling author, Jodi Brandstetter as we discuss how the improvement method, Design Thinking can be applied to HR -  helping to identify, recruit, onboard, and retain top talent.Jodi Brandstetter,...

Episode 38Becoming an Improvement Nerd Generalist In Episode 38, AJ Hobbs and I discuss the multiple ways an belt can add value to an organization. During our conversation we discuss the advantages of becoming a generalist when it comes to improvement. We can appreciate that there...

Episode 37Process Mapping at the Speed of Conversation In Episode 37, I get to nerd out with Craig Willis about the importance of process mapping. Craig's goal is to make process mapping and analysis easy and accessible so that anyone can do it. Providing insights and process...

Episode 36Wabi Sabi In Episode 36, guest Minid Epstein gives the Improvement Nerds audience permission to be their authentic selves. To embrace their imperfections and to go forward even when you don't have it all figured out.By practicing Wabi Sabi, you learn to see the beauty...

Episode 35Designing Your Career Have you found yourself at a career crossroads and not known what to do?In Episode 35, Marla Holdread shares that the best thing to do when at a career crossroad, is to think like a designer.Her advice is to stay curious, to...

Episode 34Best Places to Work In Episode 34 I have the chance to nerd out with Angie Redmon about some of the strategies that an organization can employ to help improve their work culture, while embarking on a journey to become one of the Best Places...

Episode 33Servant Leadership Episode 33 is timely for two reasons. One is that the episode is about servant leadership. And the other reason is that the episode airs shortly after Veterans Day.Our guest Tom Crea, joins us and nerds out with us about his years of...

Episode 32 Streaking Episode 32 is so streaking awesome. Join me, Jami Downs, and Jeffrey Downs as we nerd out about streaking – not the streaking you’re thinking. This streaking includes creating a “be statement”, setting a goal, and then streaking your way toward improvement. This episode celebrates the...

Episode 31Design Thinking in an Agile Way How many creative types do you know that can nerd out about Design Thinking and Agile Project Management?Yeah, not many.My guest for Episode 31, Sheena Birt, does that and opens the door for how combining the best of left-braining...