Afifa Siddiqui, CEO of Canadian Payroll Services, shares her positive, insightful take on how the pandemic environment has helped many leaders gain a new perspective, granting them the power to be more receptive to change. Through her financially-oriented business lens, she has seen firsthand how businesses reallocated funds and shifted their business model – including the use of technology – to acquire or assert market leadership. The crucible of COVID is producing the companies of tomorrow right now.

SHIFT leaders Joe Mechlinski (CEO) and Chris Steer (Managing Partner) join us for this BONUS episode to share how they help leaders use data-informed insights and SHIFT’s Annual RESET Playbook to encourage a deeper understanding, improved planning, and effective initiatives to elevate their organization as a whole. SHIFT launched a targeted pandemic-era survey effort in March, in which they collected over 137,000 data points across more than 35 companies—shedding light on critical issues like: employee well-being, work environment, connection, and trust.

Kevin Oakes, CEO of I4CP and author of the soon-to-be released book, Culture Renovation: 18 Leadership Actions to Build an Unshakeable Company, outlines how we can plan, build, and maintain cultures that enable positive and lasting change. He explains the crucial nature of leaders investing in, evolving, and reinforcing culture as a driver of market performance—not a consequence of it.

Tamika Tremaglio, Deloitte’s Greater Washington Managing Principal, is as skilled a professional as you’ll ever meet; but her greatest strengths might just be her practices of authenticity, kindness, and gratitude. Tamika shares how people are gravitating towards organizations that lift them up, make them feel valued, and provide them with opportunities to extend their grace to others—for the benefit of all concerned.

Jay Greenstein, CEO and Founder of Kaizo Health and industry leader in functional medicine, shares how telehealth is transforming the way businesses view the future of medicine for their employees. This modern-day approach grants employees the flexibility, freedom, and resources they need to access their healthcare where and when they need it most. From proper desk ergonomics to anxiety management and stress reduction/recovery, Jay and his team are educating leaders and employees on the importance of taking an active and sustainable approach to their healthcare.

Jonathon Hensley, CEO and Founder of Emerge Interactive, has written the new book, Alignment, providing a user’s guide to achieving success through complementary work that’s centered around common goals. He’ll share the four dimensions of alignment required for clarity and connection. Augmenting your team’s alignment with your digital presence affirms why consumers of your service/product need it and need you. With people and technology working together, your function is frictionless in ways that your team and your clientele can see and experience.

LaShondra Mercurius, President of JLM Strategic Talent Partners, is an expert in helping leaders discover, develop, and effectively engage the right people for their organization. Like any great talent scout, LaShondra helps leaders look beyond the standard “mega career recruiting platforms,” and begin tapping into prospects from all backgrounds, including people from underserved and diverse communities where talent is waiting to be discovered.

Jeff Cherry, Founder and CEO of the Conscious Venture Lab has devoted his career to overcoming and resolving challenges that stand in the way of  equal opportunities for black and minority communities. The Conscious Venture Lab is an early stage business accelerator with the goal of developing companies and leaders who embrace capitalism as a force for societal good. He brings to light the discrimination female and minority founders continue to face in modern-day business, and how companies like yours can better support these marginalized communities.

Michael Hyter, Chief Diversity Officer with Korn Ferry, helps modern day leaders bring awareness to diversity, equality, and inclusion in the workplace. He acknowledges that every organization sets different goals and shares that achieving those goals is accelerated when employees are made to feel seen, valued, and heard. This, he explains, is the key to sustainable high performance.

Steve Glaveski is the CEO and Founder of Collective Campus, an organization that helps leaders build their team’s capacity to innovate and leverage emerging technologies.  This includes redirecting the focus away from things people can’t control, like remote work brought on by a global pandemic, to the things they can control, like how to eliminate distractions that aren’t serving them or their team. Agility, especially in times of rapid change, is the key to success.