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Jathan Janove

Charlotte Miller is a past president of the Utah State Bar Association and was the first female representative to the American Bar Association from Utah. In addition to these legal positions, Charlotte has held corporate positions, including general counsel, chief administrative officer and global HR-VP. She currently serves as Chair of the Board for the Utah YWCA and is the Chief Human Resources Officer of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association, the governing board for all Olympic athletes on skis or snowboards. Read my interview with her …

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JATHAN JANOVE: In this story, my guest Paul Smith explains how, to his great surprise, he found meaning in marketing toilet paper. Paul is a keynote speaker, corporate trainer, and former director and 20-year veteran of the Procter & Gamble Company. He’s the bestselling author of three books on harnessing the power of storytelling for some of the most important work we do as humans: Lead with a Story, Sell with a Story and Parenting with a Story.

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Ellen Voie is President of Women In Trucking Association, a non-profit organization dedicated to maximizing employment opportunity for women in the trucking and logistics industries.

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Chai Feldblum is a Commissioner of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). She co-chaired the Select Task Force on the Study of Harassment in the Workplace, and produced a Report in June 2016, together with Commissioner Victoria Lipnic, that drew on the work of the task force. Read my interview with her …

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Frank Wagner is a partner in the Marshall Goldsmith Group and co-founder of Stakeholder Centered Coaching. Clients include Microsoft, Intel and The Mayo Clinic. Read my interview with him …

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Amy Haran is Executive Director of Communications of USANA Health Sciences. Profiled last year in Utah Business magazine’s “Forty under 40,” she oversees communications for USANA’s 400,000 independent distributors and 1,500 employees around the world. Read my interview with her …

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Brian O. Underhill, PhD, is the Founder and CEO of CoachSource.com, the world’s largest executive coaching organization. It has over 1,000 coaches in over 45 countries. In this interview, Dr. Underhill explains what executive coaching is, why it’s become so popular and how to maximize coaching ROI.

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Lynne Curry, Ph.D., is the President of The Growth Company and author of Beating the Workplace Bully (AMACOM 2016). In this interview, she shares her insights on workplace bullying, its prevalence and strategies and steps to eliminate it.

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Shayna M. van Hoften is a partner with Hanson Bridgett, a Northern California-based law firm with more than 150 attorneys. Law360 recently ranked the firm #4 on its list of “The 100 Best Law Firms For Female Attorneys.” Here’s Jathan’s interview with van Hoften.

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Alan Cooper is a principal with The Tudor Group, which provides organization development (OD) consulting to hospitals and other healthcare facilities. Previously, he was vice president for learning and innovation at North Shore-LIJ Health System, New York (NSLIJ). During his tenure, his organization launched a multiyear project to create a culture based on learning and education, and as a way to create greater employment engagement and a customer-service, patient-centered hospital environment.

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In 2010, Mary Lanning Healthcare, a Nebraska hospital with 1,200 employees, had low levels of employee engagement, which translated into high turnover and other unhealthy business metrics. In response, it launched an initiative to increase employee engagement. By 2014, the results were astounding, which resulted in it being one of 40 worldwide recipients of the 2015 Gallup Great Workplace Award. Bruce Cutright, Vice President of HR & Administration, describes the process.

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Whatever your belief system, you can sometimes find useful stories in the bible. Here’s one on creating lasting conflict resolution.

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If you’ve not done so already, consider listening to Simon Sinek’s TED talk, the “Golden Circle.” He describes a basic mistake nearly all organizations and people in business make.

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For much of her career, Marilyn Nagel has worked in both the diversity and learning & development fields. Formerly Chief Diversity Officer for Cisco Systems, Inc., she currently serves as co-founder and Chief Mission Officer for NQuotient, which helps women in business create and leverage networks to assist their career growth and development.

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Sue Johnson is President & CEO of Futura Industries, an aluminum extruder. Spencer Burt is the company’s HR Director. In this joint interview, they describe their efforts to create an engaged work culture.

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For the past 23 years, Ken Couch, R. Ph., has been President of Smith Drug Company, the sixth largest pharmaceutical distributor in the U.S. with $2.4 billion in annual sales. Retiring this month, Couch shares important lessons he’s learned about creating a productive and engaged workplace.

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Michelle P. Wimes, Esq., is the Director of Professional Development & Inclusion at Ogletree Deakins, an international labor and employment law firm representing management. In my interview with her, Wimes describes the strategic action plan she developed and implemented after joining the firm in January 2011. Her plan has three fundamental aspects: Vision, Foundation and Success Modeling.

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J. Hamilton (Jimmie) Stewart, III has practiced labor and employment law for nearly five decades and helped found Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. In my interview with him, Stewart shares insights on how even seemingly small employee relations gestures can make a big difference.

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