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  • 00:31

    Jobs Jobs Jobs & Zapoint with Visionary Founder Chris Twyman

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    Ever wonder what happens after you complete your resume, secure the interview and land the job?  For many, that resume gets filed away in the HR file draw of no return.  It's up to you to advocate for that new job,  departmental position or leadership role.  

    All that has changed with a new talent management software company.

    Zapoint is a Boston based company dedicated to bring those resumes out of HR storage and into active circulation.  With its innovative SkillsMapper system any employee anywhere can create a profile with Zapoint, turning raw talent into a valuable piece of currancy.

    Our special guest today is Zapoint founder Chris Twyman, who will share his story as a software professional turned talent management guru.

    If you're a HR professional or someone looking for career mobility, this program is for you.

  • 00:17

    Murray's Law -- Best of TR

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    Today's topic is success -- success on our own terms. We take a look at  Murray’s Lawfor success.

    To guide us, we welcome the man who introduced Murray's law, Larry Stybel, who explains how he came by the inspiration for this law along with setting out it's three major principles:

    1. Are you positioning yourself so that one day, you do not have to work?

    2. When you no longer have a financial need to work in the role you occupy, would you still continue to occupy that role?

    3. Do you define your own standards of career excellence?

    We also discuss the relationship between succes and transparency -- being honest and open with ourselves is key to defining and measuring our success.

    About Our Guest

    Larry Stybel is President of Stybel Peabody Lincolnshire and Executive in Residence at the Sawyer Business School at Suffolk University in Boston. He is also on the Board of Governors at the Institute of Career Certification International. Larry specializes in leadership, corporate governance, and career management. His writings on these subjects have been published in California Management Review,Directorship, Harvard Business Review, and MIT Sloan Management Review.
    A wide selection of Larry's writings can be found here.
    Larry is also on the Advisory Board for Zapoint, the company that makes this blog and podcast possible.

  • 00:15

    Murray's Law -- Best of TR

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    This week we explore a topic which lies at the heart of every show we've done in this series. The topic is success -- success on our own terms. We take a look at  Murray’s Law for success.

    To guide us, we welcome the man who introduced Murray's law, Larry Stybel, who explains how he came by the inspiration for this law along with setting out it's three major principles:

    1. Are you positioning yourself so that one day, you do not have to work?

    2. When you no longer have a financial need to work in the role you occupy, would you still continue to occupy that role?

    3. Do you define your own standards of career excellence?

    We also discuss the relationship between succes and transparency -- being honest and open with ourselves is key to defining and measuring our success.

    About Our Guest

    Larry Stybel is President of Stybel Peabody Lincolnshire and Executive in Residence at the Sawyer Business School at Suffolk University in Boston. He is also on the Board of Governors at the Institute of Career Certification International. Larry specializes in leadership, corporate governance, and career management. His writings on these subjects have been published in California Management Review, Directorship, Harvard Business Review, and MIT Sloan Management Review.
    A wide selection of Larry's writings can be found here.
    Larry is also on the Advisory Board for Zapoint, the company that makes this blog and podcast possible.

  • 00:13

    Citizens of the Cloud -- Best of TR

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    This week Zapoint is exhibiting at Workday Rising 2011. The theme of the show is Citizens of the Cloud. I talk to conference attendees and get their perspectives on what it means to be a citizen of the cloud.

    The opening session started with a terrific video depicting a city skyline wherein the skyscrapers morph into rockets that ascend in to a glorious blue sky and come to rest (forming a new city) in a beautiful cloud. A title then flashed across the screen: "Welcome Citizens of the Cloud."

    Wonderful imagery, but are we really moving to the cloud? Tune in to hear what some of the "citizens" have to say.
    Special guest Workday co-founder and co-CEO Dave Duffield joins us to discuss.
    (Originally aired 10/26/2011.)

  • 00:13

    Citizens of the Cloud -- Best of TR

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    This week Zapoint is exhibiting at Workday Rising 2011. The theme of the show is Citizens of the Cloud. I talk to conference attendees and get their perspectives on what it means to be a citizen of the cloud.

    The opening session started with a terrific video depicting a city skyline wherein the skyscrapers morph into rockets that ascend in to a glorious blue sky and come to rest (forming a new city) in a beautiful cloud. A title then flashed across the screen: "Welcome Citizens of the Cloud."

    Wonderful imagery, but are we really moving to the cloud? Tune in to hear what some of the "citizens" have to say.
    Special guest Workday co-founder and co-CEO Dave Duffield joins us to discuss.
    (Originally aired 10/26/2011.)

  • 00:13

    Citizens of the Cloud -- Best of TR

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    This week Zapoint is exhibiting at Workday Rising 2011. The theme of the show is Citizens of the Cloud. I talk to conference attendees and get their perspectives on what it means to be a citizen of the cloud.

    The opening session started with a terrific video depicting a city skyline wherein the skyscrapers morph into rockets that ascend in to a glorious blue sky and come to rest (forming a new city) in a beautiful cloud. A title then flashed across the screen: "Welcome Citizens of the Cloud."

    Wonderful imagery, but are we really moving to the cloud? Tune in to hear what some of the "citizens" have to say.
    Special guest Workday co-founder and co-CEO Dave Duffield joins us to discuss.
    (Originally aired 10/26/2011.)

  • 00:22

    047 Heroes for Hire

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    We have had a number of interesting discussions over the past few months about the job market and the difficulty that some individuals are having finding a job. Economist Arnold Kling talked to us about the possibility that many traditional middle class jobs are simply disappearing. Futurist Federico Pistono examined how automation is contributing to the dwindling job market. Recruiting guru Dan Ridge made the case that there are a lot of hidden jobs out there, millions of them in fact, and that they are unfilled and may go on being unfilled for some time.   The corollary to hidden jobs is unseen -- or at least undervalued or underappreciated -- job seekers. We’ve talked about one group of of job-seekers whose value has been severely discounted -- the unemployed. This week we’ll take a look at another group, our veterans.

    Jeff Kaney joins us to talk about how veterans might be undervalued and what we can do to address the prpoblem.

    About Our Guest

      Jeff Kaney is the founder and CEO of the Kaney Group, a collection of interrelated companies which includes commercial Real Estate, Aerospace Engineering, Aerospace Manufacturing and Capital Funding . Prior to forming the Kaney Group, he served as a pilot in the USAF for 10 years including combat in Desert Storm. Jeff is also is a member of the CNBC-Young Presidents’ Organization Chief Executive Network.

  • 00:25

    The Talent War

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    Who are the employees companies fight over? How can you become one?
    As intellectual capital has become the dominant competitive factor in many (if not most) businesses, companies are scrambling to get the people with the right skills and knowledge. While unemployment remains a harrowing problem for too many workers, others find themselves at the center of an ongoing war for talent.
    Who are the combatants in this war? What's at stake? Human Performance expert Kason Morris joins us to discuss.
    About Our Guest
    Kason Morris is an accomplished consultant and manager of change management, diversity, talent management and training projects with  experience focused on developing and improving Human Performance, designing processes and managing organization transitions in Financial Services, Government, Retail, and Media & Entertainment.

    He specializes in Evaluating Human Performance  and Diversity programs; troubleshooting to isolate the causes of performance gaps and organizational needs; and conceptualizing and designing training, marketing and analysis materials.

    Kason received his Master’s in Business and Workplace Education from New York University and his Bachelor’s in Marketing Strategy & Planning from the Hagan School of Business at Iona College.

  • 00:21

    Wisdom of Moneyball -- Best of TR

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    In Moneyball, Brad Pitt discovers that the key to building a winning baseball team is to assess player talent differently than anyone has ever done it before. Turns out that the principles he discovers have value far beyond the baseball diamond.

    About Our Guest:
     
    Cathy Missildine-Martin is the co-founder of Intellectual Capital Consulting, a firm specializing in profitability through human capital.  She works closely with executives in the areas of performance, productivity, organizational metrics, training, employee and customer engagement, workforce planning, organizational design and strategic implementation.  Her experience in operations and sales management in the technical, insurance and hospitality industries has given her a broad understanding of business issues and a solid foundation for building performance enhancing systems that support the business. Her client list includes such names as the Intercontinental Hotels Group, IBM, Hampton Inns, and the United Way.

    Cathy is currently serving as President-Elect for the Society for Human Resource Management in Atlanta for 2012, and will be taking over as President in 2013. 

  • 00:39

    046 The Unseen Job Market

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    The problem of jobs looms over much of our national discourse, especially in an election year. It seems that weeks have turned to months and months have turned to years as we’ve been waiting for sustained improvement in the area of employment, with no particular reason to believe that change is coming any time soon. Some pundits are even suggesting that relatively high levels of unemployment are becoming endemic, and that some loss of middle-class jobs may be permanent. In fact we’ve had pundits on this very program make exactly that point.

    Meanwhile, even as 13 million Americans are officially listed as unemployed, there are millions of jobs that are unfilled and may go on being unfilled for some time. Are we suffering from one or more blind spots when we survey the job market? And if so, what can we do to correct our vision -- how do we start matching some of these people who need jobs with some of these jobs who need people?

    About Our Guest:

    Dan Ridge is the CEO and Founder at CATO Services. He is also the Consultant and Chief Star Gazer at 5 Star Consulting Group, a leading talent acquisition, retention and right-sizing consulting firm.

    Dan Works with established companies and start ups ventures, with a focus on identifying opportunities for clients and delivering solutions that represent best practices and a significant ROI.

  • 00:13

    Citizens of the Cloud -- Best of TR

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    This week Zapoint is exhibiting at Workday Rising 2011. The theme of the show is Citizens of the Cloud. I talk to conference attendees and get their perspectives on what it means to be a citizen of the cloud.

    The opening session started with a terrific video depicting a city skyline wherein the skyscrapers morph into rockets that ascend in to a glorious blue sky and come to rest (forming a new city) in a beautiful cloud. A title then flashed across the screen: "Welcome Citizens of the Cloud."

    Wonderful imagery, but are we really moving to the cloud? Tune in to hear what some of the "citizens" have to say.
    Special guest Workday co-founder and co-CEO Dave Duffield joins us to discuss.
    (Originally aired 10/26/2011.)