Scott Hamilton: Disruption will impact your business and it is coming faster than you think! Are you prepared?

September 26, 2018

In honor of this weeks DisruptHR, today we are talking about disruption. Disruption will impact your business and it is coming faster than you think! You can either eat your own lunch or someone will eat it for you. Are you prepared?

Today's Quote:

"Disruptors don’t have to discover something new; they just have to discover a practical use for new discoveries.” - Jay Samit

Show highlights:

  • What is disruption & are you prepared
  •  Confirm that someone is going to eat your lunch for you
  • How to disrupt your business starting with how you hire

What is disruption?

  • Term synonymously used with both innovation and transformation
  • Disruptive innovation is happening at a staggering rate.
  • (uber, airbnb, facebook)

Where does disruption come from? How will it affect your business?

  • Blindsided disruption?
  • Self-disruption
  • Technology (ie: AI, ML, Blockchain, Automation)

Why it is important to start by innovating the way you approach hiring?

  • Values

    • Live & breath your values
  • business strategy
  • What can I eliminate
  • Reduce
  • Need to expand
  • What to create
  • Automation is making recruiting more Transactional
    • Less engaging
  • Problem-solving is the Key!
    • Solve a real problem for the candidate / heal the career wound
    • Desire: What does someone really want?
    • Listen …. Channel potential

How to disrupt your organization

  • Not forcing the talent to the job specifications but hiring talent and allowing them to innovate.   
  • Building a Tiger Team
  • Change your mindset!  
    • The game has changed…. Adapt or Perish!
  • Approach
    • Solving a problem for your customer- potential employee (Career Wound)
    • Desire alignment
    • Accomplishment- evidence of success
  • Do the Opposite of what you are doing now!
    • Shift the focus from the work to the person
  • Organize-
    • Build hiring process like your sales process

Scott Hamilton is CEO of the Executive Next Practices Institute, a large C-suite research and forum organization that is a community partner organization located at the University of California-UCI Applied Innovation. He is also NextWORKS Strategy (2018 Innovators of the Year nominee- Orange County Business Journal), a premier provider/advisors of strategy development, alignment, talent management, board effectiveness, and executive performance programs to middle-market companies. He serves on the boards of several organizations.

Hamilton is a well-known thought leader & speaker in the field of “next practices” improvement of leadership and organizational performance for the Global 1000, emerging and mid-market companies. Scott helps leaders and organizations be more effective in how they strategize and perform.

 

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Shawn Andrews: What Is Emotional Intelligence (EQ) And How Is It Relevant To Hiring?

September 20, 2018

Why should we care about EQ when building a company today? People with high EQ, work better with others, manage customers more effectively and cultivate an accepting company culture.   

Today's Quote:

“Emotion is more powerful than logic” - Albert Einstein

Show Guest:

Dr. Shawn Andrews is a keynote speaker, organizational consultant, and the founder and CEO of Andrews Research International. She serves as adjunct professor at Pepperdine Graziadio Business School, where she teaches courses on Organizational Behavior, Women in Leadership, Diversity in Organizations, and Leadership and Ethics. She was the 2017 Diversity & Inclusion columnist for Training Industry Magazine, and is the author of the book, The Power of Perception: Leadership, Emotional Intelligence, and the Gender Divide (Amazon.com)

Episode highlights:

    • EQ, What is it?
    • How to you get it?
    • Incorporate into your hiring

What is EQ?

Set of emotional and social skills that collectively establish how well we:

  • Perceive and express ourselves
  • Develop and maintain social relationships
  • Cope with challenges, manage stress and make decisions
  • Use emotional information to guide our thinking and action
  • Managing emotions
    • Manage stress
    • Overcome obstacles
    • Inspire toward collective goals
  • Self perception, Self expression, interpersonal, decision making, Stress Management
  • Tied into core company values

Why is it Important?

  • Low Emotional Intelligence breeds bad cultures
  • “Hire hard, manage easy”

What if you don’t have EQ? How do you get it?

  • Get EQ assessment
  • Read a book

EQ for different roles:

Leadership:

  1. Interpersonal relationships
  2. Assertiveness
  3. Self-awareness

Sales:

  1. Self-actualization
  2. Assertiveness
  3. Happiness

Marketing / Creative:

  1. Optimism
  2. Reality testing
  3. Independence

Customer Service:

  1. Stress tolerance
  2. Assertiveness
  3. Happiness

Product Development /Manufacturing:

  1. Flexibility
  2. Problem solving
  3. Independence

Interviewing for EQ

  • Behavioral Interviewing

    • Comfortable candidate- feel conversational, warm & informal
    • Start: difficult challenge that was solved, commend… then go granular
    • Hire hard, manage easy”
  • Deep reference checking
    • Evidence of low & high EQ behaviors

 

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Darrell Gurney: Breaking Bad, Career And Hiring Habits!

September 13, 2018

Why is it that we put more thought into lunch choices than we do our career or hiring decisions?

Today we are going to discuss the top three bad habits that both candidates and companies do throughout the hiring process that kill their ability to make a smart decision.

Today's Quote:

To change habits, we must study the habits of successful role models.” – Jack Canfield

Show Guest:

Darrell Gurney is a career expert, executive coach and authority in supporting people through successful transitions. He brings back the power of social connection by teaching professionals that you’re simply one face-to-face relationship away from your dream job life.

He is the author of the Amazon bestseller “Never Apply for a Job Again: Break the Rules, Cut the Line, Beat the Rest."

As founder of both CareerGuy.com and TheBackForty.com, Darrell’s motto for both career and life is, as Frank Sinatra sings, “the best is yet to come, and won’t it be fine!”

Episode highlights:

  • The top 3 bad habits we need to stop right now!
  • Why these habits are so detrimental
  • Good habits to replace the bad

Hiring bad habits from both sides:

Darrell’s top 3:

  • 1. Looking to see what jobs are available & Going through the front door by applying for open positions.          

    • Take charge of their career path vs be at the effect
    • Get out of your box: the house, the computer screen, the phone, and get in front of people.
    • 80% of all jobs are filled before they are ever advertised by the people in the know bringing in the people they know
  • 2. Failing to develop relationships beyond the job search process.
    • Never submerge in your job or your life. Get out, be making connections, be talking to people about your interests and passions
  • 3. Not treating yourself like a business
    • Realize that you have your own business, and you always have -- you simply lease out your employable assets
    • A business owner is always concerned first and foremost about two measures: ROI (Return on Investment) and ROE (Return on Equity). You want to similarly always watch, manage and monitor your own Return on Individuality and Return on Effort.

Rick’s top 3:

  • Winging it-

    • company values -clueless
    • Not clear on what the business needs
    • Work that needs to be accomplished
    • Listening!
  • Interview Process
    • Not clearly defined
    • Following the pack -
    • Accepting the Status quo
    • Testing people before engaging
  • Transactional relationship
    • Not understanding the person across from you
    • Focus on skills
    • Protective of the culture

Why are these habits bad?

  • How can you get where you are going when you don’t know where you are?

How do we fix these habits?

  • Winging it- not clear on what the business needs

    • Build preparation time into your schedule
    • Define what the business needs (not your wants) and who you need to take you there
  • Interview Process
    • Structured, Organized, Timed & Purpose Driven
    • Get to the Truth!
  • Transactional relationship
    • Heal the person’s wound with your opportunity

 

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Melinda Kim: Select Your Founding Team For Your Business Like You Would A Marriage. Only When Your Values Are In Aligned Will It Stop The Breakup!

September 6, 2018

Founders need to build the cultural foundation before building the product! Building the right team is more important than just any team.

Today's Quote:

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much” ― Helen Keller

Show highlights:

  • The importance of taking the time to select the right team
  • Recognizing the team challenges
  • How to set the right foundation for building a great team

Challenges we see with teams:

  • What you really need in a team...Taking anyone is not the right thing to do 
  • Hiring anyone or for skills dramatically increases the likelihood of failure.
  • Founder need to develop their muscles to make smart hiring decisions
  • The foundation- transparency & culture
  • Purpose- What's in it for me?
  • How and who makes decisions?  
  • Most importantly, How does the team solve problems?
  • Develop the EQ to have the difficult conversations

Framework for Building the Right Team from the Beginning:

  • Establish mission, vision & values (as a team)
  • Communication standards
  • Foster transparency
  • Business Model Canvas (product driven)
  • Establish process
  • Define who you are BEFORE you make your first hire
  • Only hire people who mirror your core values and align with your vision
  • Great things often come out of conflict

Takeaways:

  • Culture first
  • Transparency
  • Hire people who will take you where you want to go

Melinda Kim is the Executive Director, co-founder of PeopleSpaceOC, an incubator and workspace located in Irvine, Ca. She is a proven executive/entrepreneur who facilitates collaboration and innovation between developers and business entrepreneurs from around the world.

Aside from her responsibilities, Melinda is also a Startup Weekend Facilitator and NASA Space Apps Lead. She specialize in Statistics Driven Product Analysis, Business Strategy, Growth, Community and Social impact.

 

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