Sal Silvester on the Future of Leadership
How to Lead with Deep Humanity

How to Lead with Deep Humanity

April 6, 2020

We are interrupting Season 2 to provide tangible and actionable tools to help leaders during these difficult times.I know that many of you are feeling isolated right now. You are probably trying to work productively from home, maybe with a spouse or partner who is also trying to do the same. And on top of that getting your kids through their homeschooling class.

Ultimately, we all want to emerge from this crisis stronger and more united in our common goals. To do that, leaders at all levels have to recognize that what we are all going through a deeply human experience. And we can thrive and we can help our team members thrive if we truly recognize the humanity in all of this.

This episode provides some strategies based on our Human Workplace Needs model - it’s a model we created long before this crisis that enables a deeper level of your humanity to shine through to your people and your organization.

You can download the Leading with Deep Humanity toolkit on our website. It’s free. Just go out out our podcast and episode page at www.512solutions.com.

How to Communicate During Crisis

How to Communicate During Crisis

March 18, 2020

If you think it feels a little chaotic right now, you are not alone. Part of what contributes to the noise and instability during significant periods of uncertainty is haphazard communication from leaders. A few tweets or off-handed comments, pictures of empty shelves showing up on feeds and the unnerving sense of an invisible airborne threat and suddenly we’re buying dozens of rolls of toilet paper and gallons of hand sanitizer.During this episode, Sal Silvester shares a practical and tangible tool to help you and your leaders communicate with intention and purpose during any crisis.

And, you can download our Lead Through Crisis communication framework in the episode notes on our podcast page at www.512solutions.com to help you and your leaders communicate and lead with with intention through any crisis.

Deep Belief in People and Leadership

Deep Belief in People and Leadership

March 3, 2020

My guest today is a leader who knows how to create healthy and aligned executive teams and organizational cultures that truly believe that people matter. His name is Pat Risner. I first met Pat when he was President of BHP Billiton’s US coal business. That was over five years ago. To this day, I haven’t met a more integrity based, purpose driven leadership team than the team I saw Pat lead at BHP Billiton. 

In this interview with Pat, you are going to hear about the key ingredients needed to create a healthy, aligned and more human work culture.

Don’t forget to check out our episode notes on our podcast page at www.512solutions.com, where you’ll find additional resources to apply the frameworks that we talk about in this session, including a Leadership Alignment tool and a link to our 39 page goal setting guide.

How to Use Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) to Align Your Team

How to Use Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) to Align Your Team

February 18, 2020

In this Episode, Sal Silvester and Doug Gray explore how OKRs - Objectives and Key Results - can help you create focus, accountability, transparency, and, most importantly, agency with your team members. OKRs are the "secret sauce" with Silicon Valley tech companies for creating alignment. This is a very practical episode tied in with our theme this season of organizational and cultural alignment.

Don’t forget to check out our episode notes on our podcast page at www.512solutions.com, where you’ll find additional resources to apply the frameworks that we talk about in this session, including a Leadership Alignment tool, a link to our 39 page goal setting guide and other resources that Doug has provided to learn more about OKRs and aligning your team.

An Aligned People and Culture Strategy

An Aligned People and Culture Strategy

February 4, 2020

In this episode, Sal Silvester interviews Courtney Graham, the Chief People Office2 at Four Winds Interactive, a global technology company headquartered in Denver, Colorado.

Sal and Courtney explore alternatives to the traditional employee engagement measurement approach, talk about the power of transparency, and how to build community in the workplace. You will be inspired by how gamification, AI and creative approaches are reshaping how Courtney and her team build healthy workplace cultures.

How to Create Focus and Accountability: A Strategic Planning Approach for 2020

How to Create Focus and Accountability: A Strategic Planning Approach for 2020

January 21, 2020

Continuing with our season 2 theme of organizational and cultural alignment, Sal Silvester and John Wittry explore a strategic planning framework that you can implement to create more focus, accountability and better leadership in 2020. This is the same approach that Sal and John use in their strategic planning and team acceleration sessions with clients.

Don’t forget to check out our episode notes on our podcast page at www.512solutions.com, where you’ll find additional resources to apply the frameworks that we talk about in this session, including a Leadership Alignment tool and a link to our 39 page goal setting guide.

How to Use Business as a Platform for (Human) Growth

How to Use Business as a Platform for (Human) Growth

January 7, 2020

Season 2 is all about organizational and cultural alignment so that you start the next decade with intention. 

In this episode, Sal Silvester talks with Eric Remer - an incredibly successful entrepreneur who has started and sold three businesses over the past 20 years and whose current venture, EverCommerce, was valued at close to $2 billion in its most recent round of financing. Eric and Sal talk about how to create a platform that enables people to thrive and the direct correlation between business results and enabling people to be more of who they really are in the workplace.

Season 2 Trailer: Organizational and Culture Alignment

Season 2 Trailer: Organizational and Culture Alignment

December 17, 2019

Sal Silvester, host and executive producer, kicks off Season 2 of the podcast to help leaders think differently as they respond to the increasing complexity and pace of change of our workplace and world.

Season 2 will be focused on organizational and cultural alignment so that you can kick-off the new year with everyone in lock-step. This season is going to provide you with practical and actionable tools and best practices from our thought leaders. With almost every episode, we’ll have a framework or a toolkit that you’ll have access to so that you can actually apply the tools in the workplace that we discussed in the episode. Additionally, our blog posts at 512solutions.com will provide further content and resources to help solidify your learnings.

Questions that will Change Your Thinking (and life)!

Questions that will Change Your Thinking (and life)!

October 15, 2019

In this Episode we hear from all of our special guests that appeared throughout Season 1. They share their "go to" questions that transform their thinking and drive better business results. You'll love this unique format!

Hiring Top Talent

Hiring Top Talent

October 1, 2019

In this episode Sal Silvester talks with author, speaker and expert Beth Smith about trends in hiring practices today, mistakes leaders make in the hiring process and 7 critical steps to making the right hire.