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The Great Work Insights Podcast highlights the best business tips and insights from today’s leaders and innovators. The weekly interview style audio podcast features people from all over the business industry, from human resource managers to CEOs and industry leaders. Here, they share their daily practices, employee recognition and company culture tactics that lead to the end goal of producing great work. 

  • 21 September 2016

    John Ruhlin on How to Make an Unforgettable Impression

    In this session of the Great Work Insights Podcast, Todd Nordstrom speaks with John Ruhlin, Co-founder of Ruhlin Group, a gift strategy and logistics company and the author of “Giftology.”

  • 31 August 2016

    Nimisha Walji on Wellness

    In this session of the Great Work Insights Podcast, Todd Nordstrom speaks with Nimisha Walji, founder of Yogini Wellness and executive yoga instructor.

  • 17 August 2016

    Lee Caraher on the Multigenerational Workplace

    In this session of the Great Work Insights Podcast, Todd Nordstrom speaks with Lee Caraher, President and CEO of Double Forte, author and acclaimed communication strategist. Caraher is also the author of Millennials & Management: The Essential Guide to Making it Work at Work.

  • 27 July 2016

    Dennis Koutoudis on social media presence

    In this session of the Great Work Insights Podcast, Todd Nordstrom speaks with Dennis Koutoudis, CEO and founder of LinkedSuperPowers. Koutoudis is an internationally recognized LinkedIn profile makeover specialist.

  • 13 July 2016

    Ron Kaufman and Creating Uplifting Customer Service Experiences

    In this session of the Great Work Insights Podcast, Todd Nordstrom speaks with Ron Kaufman, founder and chairman of Up! Your Service, a methodology that aligns, integrates and accelerates activity in three essential areas: Service Leadership, Service Education, and The 12 Building Blocks of Service Culture.

  • 15 June 2016

    Dr. Marshall Goldsmith On Personal Development

    In this session of the Great Work Insights Podcast, Todd Nordstrom speaks with Dr. Marshall Goldsmith, the author or editor of 35 books, including two New York Times bestsellers, “MOJO” and “What Got You Here Won’t Get You There.” In addition, last year Dr. Goldsmith was recognized as the #1 Leadership Thinker in the World and the top 5 Management Thinker.

  • 01 June 2016

    Nely Galán: Telemundo’s Former President of Entertainment

    In this session of the Great Work Insights Podcast, Todd Nordstrom speaks again with Nely Galán, Emmy winning producer of over 600 episodes of TV, in both spanish and english. In addition, Galán has had stints in print journalism and as an on-air correspondent with CBS and E! Entertainment. She also became the first Latina president of a television network in the U.S. with Telemundo.

  • 11 May 2016

    Joel Bishop On The Impact Of Recognition

    In this session of the Great Work Insights Podcast, Todd Nordstrom speaks with Joel Bishop, Manager of Speaking and Training at O.C. Tanner.

  • 13 April 2016

    How Experts Can Drive More Value In Business

    In this session of the Great Work Insights Podcast, Todd Nordstrom speaks with Tom Stockham, CEO of Experticity, an organization that helps brands and retailers influence the conversations that influence what people buy. Previously, Stockham was President at Ticketmaster.com and Ancestry.com as well as Director at Spark Networks.

  • 30 March 2016

    Creating Business with a Higher Purpose

    In this session of the Great Work Insights Podcast, Todd Nordstrom speaks with Brian Mohr, the co-founder and managing partner of Y Scouts: A Purpose Based Executive Search Firm. Mohr is also a member of the National Board of Directors for Conscious Capitalism.

  • 09 March 2016

    How Performance-Based Hiring Is Changing The Recruiting Game

    In this session of the Great Work Insights Podcast, Todd Nordstrom speaks with Lou Adler, CEO and founder of the The Adler Group, a training and search firm helping companies implement Performance-based Hiring. Adler is also the author of “Hire With Your Head” and “The Essential Guide for Hiring & Getting Hired.”

  • 02 March 2016

    How To Gain New Perspectives And Generate Fresh Ideas

    In this session of the Great Work Insights Podcast, Todd Nordstrom speaks with Steve Schwab, owner of Sea Side Reservations, the largest vacation rental company in Mexico.

  • 24 February 2016

    Mastering The Art Of Collaboration

    In this session of the Great Work Insights Podcast, Todd Nordstrom speaks again with Tim Sanders, a best-selling author and conference keynote speaker. Previously, Sanders was the CEO of tech startup Net Minds and Chief Solutions Officer at Yahoo. Sanders’ new book, “Dealstorming” comes out later this month.

  • 17 February 2016

    Creating A Culture Of Constant Learning Through Online Courses

    In this session of the Great Work Insights Podcast, Todd Nordstrom speaks with Brandon Hassler, founder and CEO of Market Campus, a global digital marketing school located in Provo, UT.

  • 10 February 2016

    How Well Is Your Organization Appealing To Millennial Workers

    In this session of the Great Work Insights Podcast, Todd Nordstrom speaks with AJ Agrawal, CEO of Alumnify. In addition, Agrawal is a writer for a variety of business outlets including: Forbes, Entrepreneur, Elite Daily, Huffington Post and Wall Street Journal.

  • 03 February 2016

    Dave Petersen On The Power Of Employee Appreciation

    In this session of the Great Work Insights Podcast, Todd Nordstrom speaks with Dave Petersen, President and CEO of O.C. Tanner.

  • 27 January 2016

    Are You Unleashing and Embracing Your Genius At Work

    In this session of the Great Work Insights Podcast, Todd Nordstrom speaks with Randy Gage, business speaker and author of nine books that have been translated into 25 languages. His newest book is entitled, “Mad Genius: A Manifesto for Entrepreneurs.”

  • 20 January 2016

    How To Be Your True Self At Work

    In this session of the Great Work Insights Podcast, Todd Nordstrom speaks with Larry Winget, author and business speaker, with a focus in personal development and self-help. In addition, Winget is a frequent business contributor on Fox News & Fox Business as well as MSNBC.

  • 13 January 2016

    Dr. Marcie Lepine on What Current Job Seekers Value

    In this session of the Great Work Insights Podcast, Todd Nordstrom speaks with Dr. Marcie LePine, associate professor of management at the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University.

  • 16 December 2015

    Eliminating A Negative Mindset

    In this session of the Great Work Insights Podcast, Todd Nordstrom speaks with Michael “Dr. Woody” Woodward, an organizational psychologist and CEC certified professional coach for business owners, executives and entrepreneurs. Dr. Woody is also the author of amazon.com top selling career book, “The YOU Plan” and writes a weekly column on FoxBusiness.com called Career Hot Seat.

  • 08 December 2015

    How To Make Time For Workplace Recognition

    In this session of the Great Work Insights Podcast, Todd Nordstrom speaks with Jeff Birk, O.C Tanner’s Manager of Speaking and Training. Birk travels around the globe as a trainer, speaker and trade show presenter to inspire clients to deliver great work.

  • 02 December 2015

    Why Candor is the Heart of Corporate Vision, Culture and Leadership

    In this session of the Great Work Insights Podcast, Todd Nordstrom speaks with Laura Rittenhouse, founder, CEO and President of Rittenhouse Rankings, Inc. Rittenhouse Rankings works with CEOs and CFOs to create accountable and trusting cultures that help build financial leadership and sharpen execution. Rittenhouse is also the author of “Investing Between the Lines: How to Make Smarter Decisions by Decoding CEO Communications.”

  • 17 November 2015

    Lunch Ladies Deserve Recognition Too

    In this session of the Great Work Insights Podcast, Todd Nordstrom speaks with Jarrett Krosoczka, author and illustrator of more than 25 books for young readers. In addition, he is a two-time winner of the Children’s Choice Book Award for the Third to Fourth Grade Book of the Year.

  • 04 November 2015

    How To Give Growth To Your Ideas

    In this session of the Great Work Insights Podcast, Todd Nordstrom speaks with Courtney Klein, CEO of SEED SPOT, a nonprofit organization that helps jumpstart (educate, accelerate and invest) entrepreneurs who are creating solutions to social problems.

  • 28 October 2015

    Think You Know Siri? Think Again

    In this session of the Great Work Insights Podcast, Todd Nordstrom speaks with Susan Bennett, voice actor for top brands including Apple’s Siri, Delta Airlines, McDonald’s and Coca-Cola.

  • 21 October 2015

    Dr. Jeff Spencer and the Champion’s Blueprint

    In this session of the Great Work Insights Podcast, Todd Nordstrom speaks with Dr. Jeff Spencer, creator of The Champion’s Blueprint, team doctor to six winning cycling teams in the Tour de France and acclaimed competitor, physician and coach.

  • 13 October 2015

    How Can You Become A Better Office Collaborator?

    In this session of the Great Work Insights Podcast, Todd Nordstrom speaks with Dr. Dawna Markova and Angie McArthur, of Professional Thinking Partners (PTP). Markova is the co-founder and CEO Emeritus of PTP as well as a former Senior Affiliate of the Organizational Learning Center at MIT. McArthur is PTP’s acting CEO and creator of the Worldwide Women’s Web, a network formed to retain women in corporate leadership roles. In addition, they have co-authored, “Collaborative Intelligence: Thinking with People Who Think Differently.”

  • 06 October 2015

    How Failing Can Lead To Future Success

    In this session of the Great Work Insights Podcast, Todd Nordstrom speaks with Jay Samit, an entrepreneur, adjunct professor at USC and contributor to The Wall Street Journal. In addition, Samit is the author of “Disrupt You!: Master Personal Transformation, Seize Opportunity and Thrive in the Era of Endless Innovation.”

  • 30 September 2015

    Are You Confident In Your Career?

    In this session of the Great Work Insights Podcast, Todd Nordstrom speaks with Louis Efron, Head of Global Employee Engagement at Tesla Motors. In addition, Efron is a contributing writer for Forbes and Huffington Post and author of How to Find a Job, Career and Life you Love.

  • 23 September 2015

    How Much Do Unhealthy Employees Cost An Organization? A Lot Actually

    In this session of the Great Work Insights Podcast, Todd Nordstrom speaks with Jen Arricale, a healthy living expert. Arricale has been featured on television programs, radio talk shows, podcast and the author of various publications, including “Healthy Recipes For a Busy Life,” and “52 Tips For Busy People.”

  • 16 September 2015

    How You Can Be In Control Of Your Career Growth

    In this session of the Great Work Insights Podcast, Todd Nordstrom speaks with Robin Koval, CEO and President of Legacy, a national public health foundation that works with tobacco prevention. In addition, Koval is co-founder and former president of the agency, Kaplan Thaler Group. She is the co-author of many books, including newly released, “Grit to Great: How Perseverance, Passion and Pluck Take You from Ordinary to Extraordinary.”

  • 09 September 2015

    How Important Is Attitude In The Workplace

    In this session of the Great Work Insights Podcast, Todd Nordstrom speaks with Clint Swindall, president and CEO of Verbalocity, a personal development company with a focus on leadership building. In addition, Swindall is a professional speaker for clients to help enhance company culture and employee engagement. Swindall has published two books, entitled, “Engaged Leadership: Building a Culture to Overcome Employee Disengagement” and “Living for the Weekday: What Every Employee and Boss Needs to Know About Enjoying Work and Life.”

  • 02 September 2015

    How CEOs Can Bring Out The Best In Their Employees

    In this session of the Great Work Insights Podcast, Todd Nordstrom speaks with Sheldon Harris, partner at CEO Coaching International, an organization that trains the world’s top entrepreneurs and CEOs on how to accelerate their businesses.

  • 26 August 2015

    What is the Key to Loving What You Do?

    In this session of the Great Work Insights Podcast, Todd Nordstrom speaks with Chris Bennett, CEO and founder of 97th Floor, a digital marketing agency using innovative solutions to create content and campaigns for clients.

  • 19 August 2015

    What Is Your Company’s DNA?

    In this session of the Great Work Insights Podcast, Todd Nordstrom speaks with Ann Rhoades, PRES (Person Responsible for Extraordinary Service) and founder of People Ink, an organization that helps companies create a sustainable culture. Previously, Rhoades served as the Chief People Officer of Southwest Airlines, Promus Hotel Company and JetBlue Airways.

  • 12 August 2015

    Self-Discipline: What It Is And Why We Are Bad At It

    In this session of the Great Work Insights Podcast, Todd Nordstrom speaks with Rory Vaden, New York Times bestselling author and co-founder of Southwestern Consulting. In addition, Vaden is a regular contributor for American Express Open Forum, Huffington Post and The Tennessean as well as hosts The Rory Vaden Show, a weekly radio show for “movers and shakers in the world of business.”

  • 22 July 2015

    Management Woes? Learn How to Train the Right Way

    In this session of the Great Work Insights Podcast, Todd Nordstrom speaks with Patrick Bosworth, CEO and founder of Leadership Choice, a platform for leadership training and coaching. Leadership Choice looks to accelerate the growth of people through the latest research and technologies for more effective training.

  • 09 July 2015

    Do You Know the Right People? Learn How to Network the Right Way

    In this session of the Great Work Insights Podcast, Todd Nordstrom speaks with Judy Robinett, an entrepreneur and corporate leader. She is also the author of “How to Be a Power Connector: The 5+50+150 Rule”—which dives into effective strategies for networking and building fast relationships.

  • 07 May 2015

    Meaningful Moments And Their Impact On Productivity

    In this session of the Great Work Insights Podcast, Todd Nordstrom speaks with Tom Rath, author, researcher and New York Times bestseller of five books. His new book, “Are You Fully Charged? The 3 Keys to Energizing Your Work and Life,” discusses productivity and long term well-being.

  • 02 April 2015

    How To Establish Purpose Within Your Business

    In this session of the Great Work Insights Podcast, Todd Nordstrom speaks with David Lapin, an international business consultant and CEO of Lapin Consulting International Inc. Lapin is also the author of “Lead By Greatness.”

  • 12 January 2015

    How To Avoid The 2 pm Lull

    In this session of the Great Work Insights Podcast, Todd Nordstrom speaks with Tom Rath, author, researcher and New York Times bestseller of: “Eat Move Sleep: How Small Choices Lead to Big Changes”, “Wellbeing”, “Strengths Based Leadership”, “StrengthsFinder 2.0” and “How Full Is Your Bucket?”

  • 08 January 2015

    Does Accountability Increase Workplace Engagement?

    In this session of the Great Work Insights Podcast, Todd Nordstrom speaks with Cy Wakeman, a national keynote speaker, business consultant and New York Times bestselling author. Her newest book, The Reality-Based Rules of the Workplace shows employees how to calculate their true value to their organization.

  • 18 December 2014

    Make Your Voice Heard! Adam Goodman On Big Ideas

    In this session of the Great Work Insights Podcast, Todd Nordstrom speaks with Adam Goodman, CEO of Goodmans Interior Structures, which supplies office furniture.

  • 11 December 2014

    What Is The Right Mindset In Your Industry?

    Todd Nordstrom speaks with Nely Galán, Emmy winning producer of over 600 episodes of TV, in both spanish and english. In addition, Galán has had stints in print journalism and as an on-air correspondent with CBS and E! Entertainment. She also became the first Latina president of a television network in the U.S. with Telemundo.

  • 04 December 2014

    How Do You Create Remarkable Influence In Your Marketplace?

    Todd Nordstrom speaks with Chuck Sanson, The Run Guy at Pearl Izumi. The 50+ year-old international company has been distributed in the U.S. since 1981, producing high-end running and cycling apparel and footwear.

  • 20 November 2014

    The Science To Hiring: Attitude First, Skill Set Second

    Todd Nordstrom speaks with Stephen Moulton, author of “The CEO’s Advantage–7 Keys for Hiring Extraordinary Leaders” and the President and Chief Insight Officer of Action Insight. Specifically, Moulton helps Healthcare and other client managers hire for fit.

  • 13 November 2014

    How to Build Business Culture

    Todd Nordstrom speaks with Garry Ridge, president and chief executive officer of WD-40, the penetrating oil and water-displacing spray. Ridge, a native of Australia has served as national vice president of the Australian Marketing Institute and the Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association.

  • 06 November 2014

    Coolest Companies Uncovered: Inside the Staffing Business

    Todd Nordstrom speaks with Geoff Smith, regional business development manager for VanderHouwen & Associates in Portland. Smith’s background includes recruiting, staff management and account development. Recently VanderHouwen & Associates, a local staffing company, was named as one of O.C. Tanner’s Coolest Companies to Work For.

  • 30 October 2014

    The ‘Positive Office Atmosphere’ Effect: What It Is and What It Does

    Todd Nordstrom speaks with Bill Blackstone, the Director of Austin Site Operations at Rackspace. Previously, Blackstone worked as an account manager for Primetime Omnimedia in New York City. Recently, Rackspace was named as one of the “Coolest Companies to Work For” in Austin, by O.C. Tanner.

  • 23 October 2014

    The Job Interview: What Companies Can Do To Achieve Better Results

    Todd Nordstrom speaks with Chip Luman, Chief Operating Officer and founder of HireVue, a digital interviewing company. Previously, Luman served as Senior Vice President of HR Shared Services and Total Rewards at Charles Schwab and Co and HR positions at Marathon Oil and Pepsi Cola

  • 16 October 2014

    Tips to Performing at your Best in Business Everyday

    In this session of the Great Work Insights Podcast, Todd Nordstrom speaks with Roddy Chong, a violinist and speaker known for his “high-energy performances.” Chong has toured with Shania Twain and Celine Dion, at the same time, as well as Trans-Siberian Orchestra and Kevin Costner & Modern West. While not performing, Chong speaks to organizations, teams and audiences around the world in enhancing performance at work.

  • 09 October 2014

    Do People Love and Respect Your Brand?

    In this session of the Great Work Insights Podcast, Todd Nordstrom speaks with Sarah Petty, the owner and founder of The Joy of Marketing, a company focused on helping smaller companies with marketing and marketing education, and Sarah Petty Photography. Petty is also the co-author of the New York Times Best Seller, “Worth Every Penny” with Erin Verbeck. Previously, Petty worked at Coca-Cola Enterprises as a marketer.

  • 02 October 2014

    How to React the Right Way in a New Situation

    In this session of the Great Work Insights Podcast, Todd Nordstrom speaks with Catherine Carr, an HR and finance manager for Doctors Without Borders. Previously, Carr has worked as a HR and finance manager for PB&J Family Services, Inc., human resources coordinator for Z-CoiL Footwear and an administrator for Chevron.

  • 25 September 2014

    Steven Gaffney and Honesty in the Workplace

    In this session of the Great Work Insights Podcast, Todd Nordstrom speaks with Steven Gaffney, president of Steven Gaffney Company, an organization that deals with management consulting. Gaffney is the author of five books, including “Just Be Honest” and “Guide to Increasing Communication Flow Up, Down, and Across Your Organization.” Gaffney’s clients included, but are not limited to: U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, Marriott, Citigroup and American Express.

  • 18 September 2014

    Tieman H. “skipper” Dippel jr. on personal dignity

    In this session of Great Work Insights Podcast, Todd Nordstrom speaks with Tieman H. (Skipper) Dippel Jr, author of “The Language of Conscience Evolution” series, including the latest and sixth book, “The Wisdom of Generations: Using the Lessons of History to Create a Values-Based Future”.

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